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

October 2, 2017

Coen Brothers movie shoot concludes in Scottsbluff area

News Release — Lincoln, October 2, 2017 The Nebraska Film office and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development are excited to announce the conclusion of the recent filming in western Nebraska.  The Coen Brothers and Pan Shot Productions have completed a 50 day shoot with the last two and a half weeks in the Scottsbluff area. The resulting project will be released sometime next year on Netflix. Pan Shot Productions and Annapurna Television, a division of Annapurna Pictures, began production on “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” in New Mexico in mid- July and ended in the Scottsbluff area September 27 […]