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Dec
31
2012
Press: December 2012

Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Eyeing Late 2013 Release; Will Forte and Bruce Dern Run AroundBillings, MT in First Set Photos

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Courtesy of Influence Film

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by Angie Han

Alexander Payne doesn’t have a horse in this year’s Oscar race, but look for him to get back in the game next year. Producer Albert Berger revealed that Payne’s Nebraska is eyeing a November or December 2013 release date, because “You know his films do well at the Academy Awards.”

We won’t have to wait quite that long for a peek at the new film, however. The first photos from the set have just hit the web, showing the father-son duo played by Bruce Dern and Will Forte as they stroll around snowy Billings, Montana.

Read the full article here.

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Alexander Payne films new Nebraska feature on location in Montana

3 Dec 2012 by Nick Goundry

Filmmaker Alexander Payne is shooting his new feature Nebraska partly on location in Montana. The film follows a father and son as they travel from Billings in southern Montana through Wyoming to Nebraska.

Alex Tyson, is with the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau and spoke to the Billings Gazette: “This time of year, aside from holiday shopping, can be a little bit quiet. They’ve filled a hotel and they’re filling our streets, our stores and our restaurants; having the ability to accommodate that is important to us.”

Payne won an Oscar for the screenplay for his previous feature, The Descendants, which was filmed on location in Hawaii.

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Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Eyeing Late 2013 Release; Will Forte and Bruce Dern Run AroundBillings, MT in First Set Photos

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by Angie Han

Alexander Payne doesn’t have a horse in this year’s Oscar race, but look for him to get back in the game next year. Producer Albert Berger revealed that Payne’s Nebraska is eyeing a November or December 2013 release date, because “You know his films do well at the Academy Awards.”

We won’t have to wait quite that long for a peek at the new film, however. The first photos from the set have just hit the web, showing the father-son duo played by Bruce Dern and Will Forte as they stroll around snowy Billings, Montana.

Read the full article here.

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Filming for “Nebraska” impacts Montana’s economy and tourism

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Photo by Donnie Sexton

By Maria Wyllie Explorebigsky.com Editorial Assistant

BILLINGS – Academy-award winning director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) is pouring money into Montana with the filming of Nebraska, a lighthearted comedy telling the story of a father and son (played by Bruce Dern and Will Forte) traveling from Billings to Lincoln, Neb. to collect a $1 million sweepstakes prize.

Filming for the opening scene of Nebraska, which took place in Billings in late November, brought business to the community’s hotels, restaurants, and shops during the winter months, a time when tourism is slow.

Read the full article here.

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Catering to the needs of the silver screen

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Photo by James Woodcock

December 02, 2012 12:00 am • By ZACH BENOIT Billings Gazette

Ask Deny Staggs, location coordinator and co-manager of the Montana Film Office, what it’s like when a major studio film production sweeps into a smaller town for filming and he’s got a ready answer.

“We look at it as a mobile manufacturing company,” he said. “It comes in and does its work and spends money in the community before moving on. But there’s not a ton of infrastructure needed. It really just brings in the money and then goes when its done.”

If that’s the case, then the manufacturing company is in Billings as the cast and crew of Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, are in town shooting part of the film, likely to be released in 2013.

Read the full article here.

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Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ wraps filming in Montana, headed to Wyoming and South Dakota next

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Courtesy of On Location Vacations

by Christine on December 1, 2012

This week lucky movie fans in Billings, Montana got to watch Will Forte and Bruce Dern film scenes for Alexander Payne’s Nebraska throughout the city.

The comedy chronicles a father and son’s trek from Montana to Nebraska to claim prize money.

The crew spent several weeks shooting in Nebraska before arriving in Billings this week. Next, they will travel to Buffalo, Wyoming and Rapid City, South Dakota to continue shooting the road trip scenes.

Nebraska is expected to hit theaters next spring.