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LB840/863, LOCAL OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT (LOMEDA)

If you are interested in learning more about the Municipal incentive available in some communities across the state, please click on the links below. In order to qualify for the incentive, you must register your project with the Nebraska Film Office. This is a Municipal incentive, not a state-sponsored incentive, however. We are here to help you make the connections you need to begin the process for this potential resource.

For the list of communities that participate with LB840 funds:
Community Link

Legislative Bill Final Reading:
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/102/PDF/Final/LB863.pdf

Revised Statute 18-2739
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=18-2739

Each community uses their fund for economic development activities and building infrastructure. With the passage of LB863, the LOMEDA act was amended and the codification of the language of Film development was included. The communities that participate with this fund now have the opportunity to use this for film and media projects. Do not wait until the last minute to inquire about this fund. Lead times will vary from community to community. Contact NFO for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

SPRING 2015

Spring is quickly becoming summer. The temps are up and down but we know those temps won’t be temperate for long. Now is the time to plan for that summer shoot. Get your locations organized. We can help. Give us a holler and we can assist in permitting if necessary and other location services and needs. We are 77,000 square miles of rolling hills and prairie, lakes, rivers and ravines. You will be surprised at the variety you will find within the zone of production.

Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to working with you and helping you get your project lensed on time and under budget. See you soon!


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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 (http://www.nifp.org/), Film Streams (http://www.filmstreams.org/) and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (http://www.theross.org/). These entities represent a small part of the infrastructure that helps Nebraska’s independent industry flourish.

Economic Research Associates has completed a study of the film industry in Nebraska. An electronic version of the complete study and the executive summary is available as a PDF file, clicking here. It provides valuable information regarding the economic impact of the film industry at large and analysis of the industry in Nebraska.

Check out one of the many interactive photo galleries featuring some of the state's most scenic landscapes: Photogallery

Thanks for stopping by. FILM NEBRASKA!
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Helpful hints:

  • The Web site offers wide ranging photos of many Nebraska locations. It's a common misperception that Nebraska is flat! The lowest point of elevation is in Richardson County, eastern end of the state, at 840 feet. The highest point is in Kimball County, western end at 5,424 feet higher than Denver!
  • From rolling fields of corn, beans, wheat and other crops in the east, to the cattle-grazing Sandhills in the mid-section and the beautiful Pine Ridge of the west, Nebraska’s topography is diverse. The state also experiences four full seasons. Crops are planted in the spring(April-May)mature through the summer (June-August), and are harvested in the fall (September-October). Check out our crop planting and weather information so you can better assist your company in preparing for upcoming commercial production. Plan ahead!
  • Nebraska history? It might be significant to know the facts so you can use 'em or lose 'em, depending on your approach to artistic license when creating!
  • How do I get to Nebraska? Direct flights to Omaha are available from coast to coast Nebraska is served by United, American, American West, TWA, Frontier, Delta, Southwest and soon)--Express Jet will have flights from Omaha to the California cities of Ontario and San Diego(Check with your travel agent.) .

So, that's just the beginning. Thanks for stopping. Let us know how we can help make your next production a success in Nebraska. See you soon...
Nebraska Film Officer

Nebraska Film Office
P.O. Box 98907
Lincoln, NE 68509-8907
402-471-3746
800-426-6505
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