In addition to an incredible landscape and film friendly communities, Montana offers a number of competitive incentives to bring productions to Big Sky Country. Montana offers a media tax credit, the big sky film grant among other incentives. The Montana Film Office works closely with the advertising, film, and television industries to bring productions to the state in a partnership that is beneficial to your crew as well as Montana. Learn more about the perks of choosing Southwest Montana for your next production.

Media Tax Credit

The Montana Economic Development Industry Advancement (MEDIA) Act offers a 20% transferable income tax credit on production expenditures in Montana, with additional amounts that can increase the credit up to 35% of the production company’s base investment in the tax year.

Big Sky Film Grant

This grant program builds and supports partnerships with filmmakers and production companies with the intention to create Montana film industry jobs. It enhances the marketing efforts of Montana’s tourism regions and advocates for the state’s people, history and overall quality of life.

Bonus Incentives

From western hospitality and ease of access to fishing between takes and moseying up to the taproom bar at one of the country’s best microbreweries, being on location in Southwest Montana has its perks. Not to mention, golden hour is three hours long. But in Montana, the incentives are endless.