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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

December 22, 2017

2017 Recap

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all film buffs and industry professionals out there. 2017 was an active year in Nebraska for features.  The Coen Brothers filmed a segment for their “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Netflix series in Sioux County, ready for next season 2018. Alexander Payne returned to film a few days of “Downsizing” in Omaha last year and that movie is now in the theaters. An excellent cast and strong message, take a trip to the movieplex and see it!