Three filmmaking professionals with strong ties to Montana and our state’s growing film industry will provide a unique inside look at local and state filmmaking during City Cub Missoula’s March 8 forum via Zoom. What are the benefits and challenges of moviemaking in Montana? What is the film industry’s impact on our local and state economy? How does Montana support the film industry? What financial incentives are available to filmmakers shooting a movie in “the ultimate location,” Montana? How extensive is the Montana film community?
All this and more will be covered by a panel of three experienced filmmakers.
Livingston-based Charlie Skinner is the Location Manager for the Paramount Network television series “Yellowstone,” all of which is now filmed in Montana, including episodes shot in Missoula.
Allison Whitmer is the Film Commissioner for the Montana Film Office. For the past 25 years, Allison has been involved in filmmaking, beginning with the Robert Redford classic “The Horse Whisperer,” as well as the film adaptation of “Winter in the Blood,” penned by acclaimed Missoula author James Welch. Allison is a graduate of Montana State University.
University of Montana graduate Jeff Wright is Executive Producer for Red Granite Productions, a California-based production company servicing commercials, film, episodic TV and social media. Additionally, his company offers offer production consulting and expertise in Montana.
The panel will be moderated by Missoula-based award-winning filmmaker, producer, and editor Lynn-Wood Fields, who graduated with an MFA in digital filmmaking from the University of Montana. Her work has since gone on to screen at over 100 film festivals and venues globally. Currently she runs her own production company and advocates for filmmakers and productions in Montana. Lynn-Wood is the Executive Producer of the “Perma Red” television series, which is on track to shoot the pilot episode this fall.