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The Big Sky on the Big Screen Act Economic Impact

May 12, 2014

Category: Film Making

The Big Sky on the Big Screen Act Economic Impact



On-location filmmakers have been coming to Montana for over 100 years, taking pictures and leaving money. Montana was a very popular location for filmmakers throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. In the late 90’s Canada and other foreign countries began offering financial incentive to film the same projects just over the border. Montana began losing film projects, and the positive economic impact that went with them. Recently other states have begun offering similar incentives and Montana’s economy has suffered as more of the on-location production goes elsewhere.