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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

Governor Bullock, Montana Ambassadors to Host LA Film Industry Event

Bullock to tout MEDIA Act and Montana as the ultimate location

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Ambassadors will host film industry producers, directors and studio representatives this evening in Los Angeles to pitch the state as the ultimate location for filming movies, television and commercials.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Categories: Market MT

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

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
Categories: Market MTFilm

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

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

New TV Series ‘Yellowstone’ to Premiere Early in Missoula

Montana Film Office, Paramount Network Screening First Two Episodes Thursday at the Wilma

"Yellowstone" set image courtesy Paramount Network

“Yellowstone,” the new TV series drama starring Kevin Costner and filmed partially in Montana, will premiere in Missoula this Thursday at a special screening approximately one week before it hits television.

Monday, June 11, 2018
Categories: Market MT

Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Releases in 2018

Kevin Costner stars in "Yellowstone"

Major film and digital media projects being released this year prove there’s nothing like the real thing for bringing Big Sky Country to the screen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Categories: Market MTFilm

Montana Department of Commerce Grant Brings Filmmakers to Wildlife Film Festival

International Wildlife Film Festival Logo

In support of the 40th annual International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, the Montana Department of Commerce and Montana Film Office have granted the festival funding to bring filmmakers to the state to participate in a variety of events.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Categories: Market MT
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