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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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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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Recently Departed Actresses Have a Place in Montana Film History

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

This May, I said goodbye to two women who were both talented actresses and good friends of mine. I had the privilege of working with Margot Kidder and DeeDee VanZyl and have been reflecting on their careers and their roles in two Montana-made films: “The Hi-Line” and “Big Eden.”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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