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!

We have had numerous small independent collaborative works happening all year.  Local filmmakers with passion and fortitude and the desire to tell a story.  Many of these projects are direct to video, streaming, and some approaching the festival circuits.Wishing them all the best for success, HAPPY NEW YEAR and get your screenplay in tip top shape so we can scout locations together. —Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Officer