Montana Film Office

Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov AFCI Member

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Incentives


Because it’s Montana, you get…

  • No Sales Tax: So your dollars go farther.
  • No Minimum Spend: Montana welcomes all productions.
  • Accommodations Tax Exemption: Companies staying at the same hotel/motel for 30+ days are exempt from the 7% bed tax.
  • Licensing Exemptions: Out-of-state commercial vehicles and production-exclusive equipment are exempt from licensing requirements for 180 consecutive days (MCA 61-3-302).
  • Experienced Crew: Impressive feature and commercial experience that’s deep and work statewide.
  • Free Location Photos: We provide location photography, inside information, and assistance in finding and securing locations.
  • Free Traffic Signage: For productions on and near roadways, we offer high-visibility signs of varying kinds.
  • Free Location Breakdown: We’ll help breakdown your script, find the perfect spot, and hook you up with the crew and contacts.
  • Experienced Film Office: Staff that’s your partner through every phase of production.
  • Golden Hour Is Three Hours Long: You can get more done in less time with more production value than anywhere else.
  • Go Fishing Between Takes: We have some of the world’s best waters; although we can’t guarantee you’ll catch anything.
  • The Country’s Best Microbrews: Granted that’s a pretty bold statement, but after a long, productive day you’ll believe it.
  • Location Fees Are Inexpensive: Just remember to close the gate behind you.
  • You Can Average Around 70 Miles Per Between Locations: You can shoot urban in the morning and remote in the evening.
  • Interns Are Readily Available: More greenhorns than grunts, MSU’s and UM’s acclaimed film schools have plenty of eager volunteers.
  • The Scenery: The biggest distraction you’ll have to deal with.

Traffic signage available includes:
Men Working Ahead, Slow, and Prepare to Stop orange signs with weighted stands, road cones, and 40 lb. sand grip bags.

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Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov