Thursday, January 29, 2009
AND THIS BIT IS PROBABLY RELEVANT TO YOU. YES YOU.
...we've used the conference to start up our "You Can Reel-Scout" campaign. What we're doing is signing up chambers of commerce, property owners, and anybody else with a digital camera to our location library. The software is called Reel-Scout, and if you want your Wyoming property listed as a potential filming location--or if you're a location scout in need of a little extra exposure-- we would love to sign you up. Just upload your photography to the database and we'll promote your property to the industry.
Seriously. It's easy. Call us if you want to sign up: (307) 777-3400.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
There was also a party. Monday night saw Film Office Manager Michell Howard playing hostess at the Phoenix Gallery on Main. With the swarms of producers and independent filmmakers crowding the streets, it was just a matter of opening the doors and pouring the drinks. "Oh, that's very interesting. Have you ever thought of shooting in Wyoming?"
In attendance were the Wiltshires of Turtle Ranch (www.turtleranch.net), Wyoming ranchers and world class animal trainers. Those Budweiser commercials with the Clydesdales and the dalmation? Those were Turtle Ranch Clydesdales. The dog's last name was Wiltshire.
Likewise, Mark Ducker of the Wyoming Film Festival (www.wyomingfilmfestival.org) was working the room. Based out of Saratoga, Wyoming, his festival focuses on classic westerns and the conflict of Old West vs. New West.
All things considered, it was a fine Wyoming presence at the country's premiere film festival.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Based on true events, Taking Chance tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, a marine who volunteers to escort the remains of a 19-year-old killed in Iraq, back to his family in Dubois, Wyoming.
The film stars Kevin Bacon and Blanche Baker. The world premiere is next week at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on HBO in February. Check out the trailer here:
Friday, January 9, 2009
We'll be showing the winning films from last year's Wyoming Short Film Contest, making this reception an excellent way to study the competition. Sucking up to Film Office manager
Thursday, January 8, 2009
After the next legislative session, we should have our incentive's minimum to qualify lowered to $200,000. Hopefully, this will help all of you without studio backing to take advantage of the program. So write your scripts and start filling out those applications, and you too can get that 15% cash rebate.