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by Indiewire
July 15, 2013 12:55 PM
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State Film Commissions Guide: Nebraska

Neligh's Starlite Drive-In Nebraska State Film Commission
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? None.

What tax credits are available for productions in your state? None.

What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Old Market, Omaha; Hay Market, Lincoln; Rail Road Town, Stuhr Museum, Grand Island; Ft. Robinson, Crawford; Chimeny Rock, Bayard; Platte River, entire state; Niobrara River, northern edge of state; Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sandhills, two-thirds of the State, prairie

Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? NO.

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? Teamsters - Omaha; Labor Unions - stage hands, hair, makeup, carpenters, electricians, etc

Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable? Negotiate directly with the resource or service for your pricing.

What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "Nebraska" by Alexander Payne, "Aviation Cocktail" by David Higgins, Hundreds of independent smaller projects.

Rock Creek Station Historical Park Nebraska State Film Commission
What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Valentine, Norfolk

How many productions shot in your state last year? ONE Large-Paramount, several small-independent

What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Contact: Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Officer, 402-471-3746 (Lori Cole, Asst.)

Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire's full guide to state film commissions HERE.

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  • Dan Mirvish | July 15, 2013 7:50 PMReply

    Don't forget that portions of my award-winning film BETWEEN US, with Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs, were shot in and around Omaha. The film premieres in Omaha at Filmstreams on August 1. In Kearney at The World Theater on Aug. 16-18. VOD/DVD drops nationwise July 30!