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Call for Locations
Looking for potential filming locations in Wyoming
by Wyoming Film Office
May 24, 2009

The Wyoming Film Office is calling for photos of potential filming locations throughout the state. We're updating our Reel-Scout database with hundreds of new images and we need your help. We're looking for any interesting locations that could be used by a production company for feature films, television specials and commercials. We need to have contact information for each location. For example, if the location is privately owned we need the owners contact information including address, directions, phone number, etc. If the location is on public land, we need to know which agency to contact for permitting, i.e. BLM, Forest Service, State Lands, etc. Contact Serese Kudar to send local submissions. She can be reached at 307.231.2716 or email to kudar@wyoming.com.

Film Industry Financial Incentive (FIFI) Program
The Film Industry Financial Incentive (FIFI) program is a cash rebate program for production companies of up to 15% on dollars spent in the State of Wyoming during a film shoot. The production company would have to spend a minimum amount of $200,000 to qualify and then meet additional criteria to determine the rebate percentage between 12%-15%.

Additional Incentives

The Wyoming Film Office has asked Wyoming businesses to offer production companies filming in Wyoming an additional 10% discount on production related services.

A list of statewide businesses participating in the program including hotels/motels, restaurants, caterers, etc., can be found at www.filmwyoming.com.

-Location Work in a Nutshell
In the film industry, location scouts try to show the "best of the best" to potential filmmakers. The idea is to get them interested with the "beauty shots" of a given location, prompting them to call and ask for more. To this end:

-Only 8-12 images per location. We donít need exhaustive detail as much as we need quality shots.

-Differentiate your location types. If youíre uploading images for a ski resort, create entirely different locations files in Reel-Scout (see below) for the "interiors" and "exteriors." You donít need a new file for every room in a building, but by the same token, if youíre shooting Yellowstone National Park, it makes little sense to cram 80 shots of waterfalls and geysers and lodges and roads into a single file. Separate them out by category for ease of management.

-No people! Filmmakers are interested in places, not people. If your best shot of a mountain has a few skiers in it, thatís fine. But remember the focus is on places rather than action shots.

LOCATION SUGGESTIONS
BODIES OF WATER
Lakes/Ponds
Rivers/Streams
Creeks
Canals
Springs
Waterfalls

BUILDINGS (vacant or occupied)
Airports
Auditoriums
Banks
Barns/Farm Buildings
Bars/Lounges
Churches
Country Stores/Markets
Courthouse/City Halls
Government Buildings
Hospitals
Hotels/Motels/Lodges
Industrial/Factories
Marinas
Offices
Restaurants
Grocery Stores
Shops
Theaters
Warehouses

CITIES & TOWNS
Skylines
Street Scenes
Downtown
Neighborhoods
Small Towns

LANDSCAPES
Farmlands
Fields/Pastures
Horse Ranches
Orchards/Groves
Pastures
Trails
Woods/Forests
Bluffs/Cliffs/Rock Formations

HOUSING
Apartments
Farms Houses (front porches)
Luxury Homes
Mansions
Ranches
Cottages

PARKS AND RECREATION
National Parks
Docks/Piers
State Parks
Wildlife Refuge
County Parks
Town Parks
Gardens
Lawns/Greens
Recreational Areas
Forts
Geological Sites
Archaeological Sites
Historical Sites

PUBLIC & PRIVATE FACILITIES
Airports
Cemetaries
Drives-Ins
Golf Courses
Outdoor Museums
Public Works
Rodeo Grounds
Swimming Pools
Ice Skating Rinks/Ponds
Training Facilities

SCHOOLS
High Schools
Middle/Secondary Schools
Elementary Schools

Contact Information:
Wyoming Film Office
Colin Stricklin, Film, Arts, & Entertainment Specialist.
307-777-2854
colin.stricklin@visitwyo.gov

Sublette County Submissions Contact:
Serese Kudar
307-231-2716
kudar@wyoming.com.


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