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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
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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

Small Towns, Big Screens: Filmmaking in Rural Montana

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

Montana is proof you don’t have to live in a big city to attract film and television production to your community. In fact, sometimes the smallest and most remote locations may be exactly what a filmmaker is looking for. Here’s a look at some of the rural places featured in recent projects and old favorites. Some you might have spotted on the big screen. Others you might have missed.

Monday, September 17, 2018
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Tribe, Commerce Partner to Share 100th Anniversary Crow Fair with the World

HELENA, Mont. – The Crow Nation this week will welcome up to 50,000 or more spectators to its 100th annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow and Rodeo, and the Department of Commerce will be there to celebrate the milestone and help to share it with the world.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Montana Film Office Announces Big Sky Film Grant Awards

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce today announced $500,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including several by resident filmmakers.

Monday, July 23, 2018
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