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Nov
30
2012
Press: November 2012

Producer Says Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Aiming For Late 2013 Release

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Courtesy of Indiewire

“You know his films do well at the Academy Awards,” producer Albert Berger told the Billings Gazette about Alexander Payne, and with “Sideways” and “The Descendants” earning a total of ten nominations and two wins (each for Best Screenplay) he’s certainly not exaggerating. So perhaps this next bit of news isn’t so shocking.

“About a year from now you can expect to see it, maybe a Christmas movie,” Berger said, while basically means you add this one to the Oscar race for next fall. Again, not a big surprise but it looks like everyone is very confident about what Payne is cooking up next.

Read the full article here.

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‘Nebraska’ filming attracts local actors, gawkers

November 30, 2012 12:30 am • By Jaci Webb

Hannah Shine, a guard for the Central Washington University women’s basketball team, and her teammates stood on First Avenue on Thursday trying to get actor Will Forte’s attention.

With their cellphones pointed at Forte, zooming in to get a picture, someone in the group hollered “Will” to make him look. Forte is starring in Alexander Payne’s film “Nebraska,” part of which is being shot this week in Billings. He did look up and smile at the women, who were in town to play Montana State University Billings.

Read the full article here.

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‘Nebraska’ filming attracts local actors, gawkers

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Photo by Casey Page

November 30, 2012 2:00 pm • By JACI WEBB/Billings Gazette (0) Comments

Hannah Shine, a guard for the Central Washington University women’s basketball team, and her teammates stood on First Avenue on Thursday trying to get actor Will Forte’s attention.

With their cellphones pointed at Forte, zooming in to get a picture, someone in the group hollered “Will” to make him look. Forte is starring in Alexander Payne’s film “Nebraska,” part of which is being shot this week in Billings. He did look up and smile at the women, who were in town to play Montana State University Billings.

Read the full article here.

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Movie shoot boosts Billings’ economy, pride

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Photo by Zach Benoit

November 27, 2012 5:22 pm • By Zach Benoit

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 through the end of the month shooting part of the film, likely to be released in 2013.

Read the full article here.

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[First Look] Will Forte and Bruce Dern On Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ Set; Aiming For Christmas 2013 Release

Posted by Jack Cunliffe, on November 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

Although he’s been shooting for several weeks, we’re just now getting our first glimpse at the stars of Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants follow-up, Nebraska. The director has always had a perfect knack for casting and it seems to continue as Bruce Dern and Will Forte team for the black-and-white production that follows a curmudgeonly old drunk who believes he’s won a million dollars from a sweepstakes and drags his son on a roadtrip to collect the prize.

Read the full article here.

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Film shoot could boost Billings’ economy, pride

November  27, 2012 5:22 pm • 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 through the end of the month shooting part of the film, likely to be released in 2013.

Read the full article here.

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Billings to be featured in Hollywood film ‘Nebraska’

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Courtesy of MTN News

Posted: Nov 29, 2012 4:10 PM by Angela Douglas – MTN News

BILLINGS – A major motion picture of a father/son road trip begins with scenes in Billings.

“Nebraska” will chronicle a father and son’s journey from Montana to Nebraska to claim prize money. The father, played by actor Bruce Dern, insists he won a million dollar sweepstakes. His son is played by Will Forte.

The film crew has been in Billings since early this week and will continue filming through Monday.

In addition to several other locations, the $13 million black and white film also used the Q2 studios for a scene in the movie.

Read the full article here.

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Billings to be featured in Hollywood film ‘Nebraska’

Posted: Nov 29, 2012 4:10 PM by Angela Douglas – MTN News

BILLINGS – A major motion picture of a father/son road trip begins with scenes in Billings.

“Nebraska” will chronicle a father and son’s journey from Montana to Nebraska to claim prize money. The father, played by actor Bruce Dern, insists he won a million dollar sweepstakes. His son is played by Will Forte.

The film crew has been in Billings since early this week and will continue filming through Monday.

In addition to several other locations, the $13 million black and white film also used the Q2 studios for a scene in the movie.

Read the full article here.

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Billings, KTVQ to be featured in Hollywood comedy ‘Nebraska’

Posted: Nov 30, 2012 7:28 AM by Angela Douglas – Q2 News

BILLINGS – “Rolling!” That’s the word that could be heard over and over again as a Hollywood film crew worked to create some magic in the Magic City.

“I would say I’m just making a good old-fashioned comedy,” said the film’s director, Alexander Payne.

Read the full article here.

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Movie shoot boosts Billings’ economy, pride

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Photo by James Woodcock

November 28, 2012 9:30 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 through the end of the month shooting part of the film, likely to be released in 2013.

Read the full article here.

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Movie shoot boosts Billings’ economy, pride

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Photo by James Woodcock

November 28, 2012 9:30 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 through the end of the month shooting part of the film, likely to be released in 2013.

Read the full article here.