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Welcome to the Nebraska Film Office

Nebraska has a rich heritage in the film industry. From the early work of Fred Niblo, 1920s silent film director from York, to actresses Marg Helgenberger, from North Bend and Hilary Swank from Lincoln, and director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne, from Omaha, the state knows how to grow and nurture talent. Keep your eyes on this site for future information related to the state’s presence in the film world.

Be sure to check out the Nebraska Independent Film Projects, Film Streams and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. These entities represent a small part of the infrastructure that helps Nebraska’s independent industry flourish.

A study of the film industry in Nebraska was completed by Economic Research Associates in 2002. It provides valuable information regarding the economic impact of the film industry at large and analysis of the industry in Nebraska. Read the study here.

Check out one of the many photo galleries of some of the state’s most scenic landscapes made available by the Nebraska Tourism Commission.

Latest News

November 14, 2017

Nebraska Film Office And Scottsbluff Economic Development

November 14, 2017 The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the Nebraska Film Office and the City of Scottsbluff Economic Development Office were pleased to have had western Nebraska chosen as one of three locations for the Coen Brother’s project, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Filming on location in the Scottsbluff area took place September 8 – 27, with several months of pre-production preparation which began in April.