Montana aiming to be the next big film production destination (wset.com)
WASHINGTON (SBG) — Montana is building upon its longtime history as a destination for film producers with a new tax credit.
The incentive ends up knocking about one-third off the budget of a TV or film production.
Based on that tax credit, Montana is attracting films such as “Murder at Emigrant Gulch” and “Please, Baby, Please.” Both were filming during my recent visit to Montana.
Montana’s history with film started with Thomas Edison, who filmed tourists at Yellowstone National park way back in 1897.
It was the scene of cowboy movies in the 1910s and 1920s such as “The Devil Horse.”
There was a host of movies in the 1970s starring big names likeClint Eastwood.
In 1991 came “A River Runs Through It.” In 1998: The Horse Whisperer. And in 2019, a film set in Scotland, “Robert the Bruce,” was actually filmed primarily in Montana.
By: Sharyl Attkisson