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

August 23, 2017

The Mary Riepma Ross Award Presented to Laurie Richards

The Friends of The Ross are pleased to be honoring Laurie Richards with the Mary Riepma Ross Award in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the arts and cinema in Nebraska. Named in honor of the theater’s principal benefactor, the Mary Riepma Ross Award pays tribute those whose roots or artistic concerns are grounded in the Great Plains region and culture, and whose life and work has contributed significantly to the art of cinema and our state. Previous winners include Mary Riepma Ross, Sandy Dennis, Joan Micklin Silver, Peter Fonda, James Coburn, Alexander Payne, John Beasley, Norman Geske, Michael Hill, […]