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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About

Established in 1974, the Montana Film Office markets Montana as a business destination for production companies and provides technical assistance to productions that choose Montana.

It is the responsibility of the MFO to ensure the state is film friendly. We work with producers to find locations that fit their script and serve as their liaison through every phase of their production.

Producers have come to depend on the MFO to help navigate permitting, regulation processes and location nuances. In the film industry, time really is money. A state’s willingness and ability to assist film productions often becomes a factor in choosing their location.

Mission & Purpose

To enhance Montana’s economy by:
• expanding film production in the state
• advertising Montana as open for business
• increasing job opportunities
• promoting the growth of small businesses
• promoting tourism

The Montana Film Office is a component of the Montana Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism & Business Development.


Film Office Personnel

Allison Whitmer, Film Commissioner 

J.D. Jacoby, Locations Coordinator

Stacey Zyliak, Incentives Coordinator


Past Film Office Members

Since the inception of The Montana Film Office in 1974, there has been a dedicated crew of Montanans that have set the highest standards of service within this office that the industry has come to expect and trust when reaching out to us. We want to acknowledge their service to the film industry of Montana by expressing our deepest gratitude.

Rachel Gregg, John Ansotegui, Deny Staggs, Becky Cummings, Elizabeth Mays, Nikolas Griffith, Mae Vader, Katie Cummings, Sage DuBois, Sten Iversen, Maribeth Goodrich, Bill Kuney, Lonie Stimac, Garry Wunderwald, Michelle Much, Kim Drynan, Suzanne Elfstrom, Kim Hendrix, Mary Bell, Sharon Cummings, and Scotty Worden, plus the contributions by all of the interns and temporary folks since 1974.

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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