deadCenter Film is hosting its annual kick-off party at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, May 18. This event is deadCenter’s largest fundraiser, with more than 700 people expected to attend. Tickets for the party are $100 each and can be purchased at Proceeds support deadCenter’s year-round education programming.

deadCenter is hosting this year’s party at the Governor’s Mansion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office. For forty years, the film commission, later named the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has provided incentives, training, networking events, and links to Hollywood to help grow the local film industry. Recent results have been outstanding, with $78 million spent in Oklahoma by 75 different productions since 2015.

The deadCenter kick-off party is presented by The Social Order, a dining collective that includes The Jones Assembly, Texadelphia, Seven47, and Fuzzys Tacos.

The party will have a Yacht Rock theme, so guests can expect easy, breezy music, nautical themed cocktail dress, delicious food, celebrity appearances, performances from local music and dance acts, and, a hosted bar featuring Svedka Vodka, Ruffino Prosecco, Charles Smith Wines, and Corona beer. Come prepared to dance, drink, and celebrate the magic of film with Oklahoma City’s most diverse and extravagant crowd!

deadCenter Film is an Oklahoma City-based non-profit that leads free film classes to 3,000 high school and tech center students each fall, offers film seminars for working professionals and public film screenings year round, and hosts 33,000 at Oklahoma largest film festival each June. deadCenter was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Arts & Cultural Nonprofit in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.