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Making Movies Means Money for Montana

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Making movies in Montana has a major impact on the state.

The Montana Film Office completed a study on how much money came into the treasure state, this includes film production and inspired tourist travel.

From 2006 to 2012, movies generated $103 million and had a direct effect on 1,050 jobs in the state.

That means for every dollar Montana spent to recruit production, people got back more than $89.

The largest of all impacts was Yellowstone County which accounted for almost $74 million.

Even just recently, a movie started filming outside of Billings called "The Writer's Ghost".

Production will wrap up later this month, and there is no release date yet on the movie.