The Latest News from the Film Office

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, […]
August 21, 2017

Filming on Location in Greater Nebraska

August 21, 2017 The Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Nebraska Film Office are excited to announce the filming of three feature film projects on location in Nebraska. Independent filmmaker, Bob Byington will be filming on location in North Platte in September.  A comedy, Substitution is a story about a substitute teacher who is falsely accused of seducing a student. Byington is an award winning independent filmmaker known internationally for quirky comedies; he has received several awards for his work, including the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival. The community of North Platte including the Chamber and Tourism […]
August 1, 2017

2017 Coen Brothers Film

August 1, 2017 The Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Film Office are excited to announce the filming of a major feature film in western Nebraska. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is a feature-length omnibus consisting of six separate stories, all Westerns. The majority of filming takes place in New Mexico and Colorado. The story set in Nebraska, “The Gal Who Got Rattled,” follows two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs the help of one of them and who might be a marriage prospect for the other. The production, produced […]
June 28, 2017

Summer 2017

Summer is here and the Nebraska Film Office is busy with scouting and providing information for potential projects. Please send us your resumé ( if you have any interest in working on features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, and other media events. Each project has different needs. We will do our best to provide accurate information about our local crew and services. If you have not updated your entry on the NFO database, go to: and search for your information. If it is incorrect, please contact me at If you have not filled out a contact information form, please […]