Montana. The Ultimate Location.
The Montana Film Office invites you to consider the Big Sky State for your next project. Montana's epic natural beauty, one-of-a-kind places and talented, experienced crew offer productions a location unique to no other. Montana is now accepting applications for the new Montana Big Sky Film Grant offering projects additional reason to shoot Montana's breathtaking landscapes and authentic Wild West. The new program, targeting feature-length films and television series shooting at least 50 percent of principal photography in the Big Sky State, will award a total of $1 million cash per fiscal year to eligible projects. The grant offers cash that can go directly to expenditures incurred while filming in Montana. Combined with the state's existing incentive package - 14 percent back on Montana crew and talent salaries and 9 percent back on production-related expenditures made in Montana-these programs can offer qualifying productions up to 30 percent back in cash enhancements.
Montana incentives also offer productions no sales tax, free office furniture, free traffic signage, and accommodations tax exemption after 30 days. The Montana Film Office staff provides productions professional, on-the-ground assistance. In addition to script and location breakdowns, the staff serves as your personal liaison between the production and all federal and state agencies, city offices, local businesses and individual landowners to assist with the permitting process. Plus, further assistance with accommodations, equipment, transportation, crew members and local services is available.
The Montana Film Office offers filmmakers mobile location searching from anywhere in the world with its new iPhone app. The free app allows filmmakers to search the state's Reel-Scout database of more than 150,000 photos of Montana's landscapes, towns and historic buildings. It also connects filmmakers to Montana's production crews and support services. The app is available for download at the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/montana-film-office/id524467139?mt=8.
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