Governor Bullock Announces $490,000 in Grants for Montana Film Production
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Granted Projects Include Adaptation of Montana Novel by Academy Award Nominee
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock announced $490,000 in grant awards for productions filming in Montana, including a grant responsible for bringing the Ed Harris-backed feature film “The Ploughman” to Fort Benton and Great Falls.
“Filmmakers are taking notice that Montana is the ultimate location for film production,” said Gov. Bullock. “By welcoming them into our communities, we’re creating jobs for Montanans, infusing dollars into our local businesses and strengthening our important tourism industry by inspiring folks to visit Montana.”
“The Ploughman” is adapted from the novel of the same name by Montana author Kim Zupan. Harris, who scouted locations in central Montana earlier this year, will direct the film.
Grants have been awarded through the Big Sky Film Grant program administered by the Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce. The grant comprises three categories: feature film and TV, development, and resident filmmaker. The development category covers any non-feature-length projects such as web series.