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Montana Film Office

Sep
30
2013
Press: September 2012

Film Office, UM to offer film crew training

Montana is a beautiful place to film, but productions looking to shoot in the Big Sky State look beyond breathtaking mountain vistas and charming Western towns when considering their shooting location needs. An experienced, educated local film crew base weighs heavily in their ultimate location decision. To further develop Montana’s local film crew talent, the Montana Film Office and the University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts have teamed up to offer P.A. Bootcamp, a two-day production assistance crash course for aspiring film crew members, on Sept. 22 and 23 at The University of Montana campus in Missoula.

Read the full article here. (page 7)

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Crash course to be on film crew

The Montana Film Office and the University of Montana College of Visual and Performing Arts have teamed up to offer P.A. Bootcamp, a two-day production assistance crash course for aspiring film crew members, on Sept. 22 and 23 at The University of Montana campus in Missoula.

“Continued development of our Montana crew base is a critical component to attracting film, television and commercial productions to the state,” said Deny Staggs, Montana Film Office location coordinator. “After inquiring about our tax incentives, the number one question that producers ask is, ‘do we have an experienced crew?’ Without a continued effort to develop and train our resident crew workforce, Montana will fall behind other states in attracting productions, potentially losing millions in annual cash inflow and tax revenue.”

Read the rest of the article here. (page 4)

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UM, Montana Film Office partner with L.A. firm to lure productions to state

September 17, 2012 6:23 am • By MARTIN KIDSTON Missoulian

MISSOULA — Train them, and the movie cameras will come.

That’s the thinking behind a new initiative between the Montana Film Office and the University of Montana, which have teamed up with a California firm to help train students as production assistants.

Deny Staggs, Montana Film Office location coordinator, said the state’s collaboration with Quixote, of Los Angeles, aims to build a talented pool of film hands in Montana to help lure more television, film and commercial productions to the state.

Read the full article here.

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UM, Montana Film Office join with L.A. firm to lure movies

September 17, 2012 7:00 am • By MARTIN KIDSTON of the Missoulian

Train them, and the movie cameras will come.

That’s the thinking behind a new initiative between the Montana Film Office and the University of Montana, which have teamed up with a California firm to help train students as production assistants.

Deny Staggs, Montana Film Office location coordinator, said the state’s collaboration with Quixote, of Los Angeles, aims to build a talented pool of film hands in Montana to help lure more television, film and commercial productions to the state.

Read the full article here.