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Film Industry Contributed $48 Million to Montana’s Economy in 2019-2020

Independent report details 18-month industry impact

Filming in Montana

The production of films, television shows and commercials contributed $47.6 million to Montana’s economy over the last 18 months according to a new independent report on the film industry’s impact commissioned by the Montana Department of Commerce. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, on location in Montana!

Column by Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Belton Bridge in Glacier National Park, courtesy of GNP

It’s not just the skiers who rejoice when snow starts to fall across Montana’s mountains, film crews are gearing up for winter car commercials that air during the holidays.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grant Awards

Big Sky Film Grant program supports the development of Montana’s film industry

Filmmakers in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today awarded $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to feature film, television and documentary productions that will be filmed in Montana

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New Standing Sets Lure Filmmakers to Montana

Introducing Gunslinger Gulch and Yellowstone Film Ranch

Gunslinger Gulch near Anaconda, Mont.

Guest column by Montana Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

New Tax Incentive Will Help to Tell Montana Stories in Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

The film industry produces something different every day. Movies and TV shows represent all varieties of genres and styles. Some may be three-hour epics, while others may be only a few minutes. They’re distributed through different methods, from major theater releases to YouTube uploads.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $260,000 in Grants to Grow Economic Impact of Film Production in Montana

Cameraman filming in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced $260,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, which create jobs for Montana crew, support Main Street businesses and inspire viewers to visit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Governor Bullock Invites Film Production Companies to Montana

Governor Bullock encourages companies seeking a new film location due to Georgia anti-choice legislation to consider Montana’s new film tax credits

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to film production companies seeking alternative film locations to consider filming in Montana after Georgia passed a measure significantly restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Categories: Market MTFilm

Lt. Governor Cooney Presents 2019 Montana Tourism Awards at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

HELENA, Mont. – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation Monday night in Butte to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards.

Monday, April 15, 2019
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Montana Movie Magic from Page to Screen

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Have you ever finished a book and, absorbed with the written word that created beautiful images in your mind, thought it would make a great movie? Luckily for Montana, talented writers have laid the groundwork for some of our most beloved films.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm
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Governor Bullock Announces $490,000 in Grants for Montana Film Production

Granted Projects Include Adaptation of Montana Novel by Academy Award Nominee

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $490,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including a grant responsible for bringing the Ed Harris-backed feature film “The Ploughman” to Fort Benton and Great Falls.

Friday, October 5, 2018
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