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'Nebraska' up for six Academy Awards

'Nebraska' up for six Academy Awards

“Nebraska,” a black and white film shot partly in Billings and Laurel in 2012, has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.

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2013: The ups and downs in entertainment

2013: The ups and downs in entertainment

Win some, lose some. That was certainly the situation in 2013 when we lost two popular music venues — Bones Brewing Co. and the Prairie Winds Café — and missed out on big concerts when Macklemore and the Avett Brothers played Missoula in October and the Zac Brown Band played Bozeman and Miss…

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Alexander Payne, Anne Gauer

Alexander Payne, Anne Gauer

Anne Gauer, who was assistant location manager for the film “Nebraska,” poses with the movie’s celebrated director, Alexander Payne, on the Montana-Wyoming state line. Gauer landed the job through a connection at the Montana Film Office.

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Review: Dern takes acting victory lap with 'Nebraska'

Review: Dern takes acting victory lap with 'Nebraska'

Dylan Thomas taught us all we ever need to know about old age, death and dying.

December 20, 2013 12:15 am Video Photos

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'Nebraska' hits Billings screens Dec. 20

'Nebraska' hits Billings screens Dec. 20

Alexander Payne’s new film, “Nebraska,” which was shot last year partly in the Billings area, is coming to Billings on Dec. 20.

November 23, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Weekly Webb: Bringing Hollywood to Montana

Weekly Webb: Bringing Hollywood to Montana

Selling Montana’s scenery is what Deny Staggs does best.

June 21, 2013 5:45 am Video Photos

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Two films shot in Montana make it into Cannes Festival

Two films shot in Montana make it into Cannes Festival

Montana will hit the big screen in two of the 19 films selected in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival competition, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” and French director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian).” Both films were shot in …

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Best of 2012: Billings has fun., Payne and everything in between

Best of 2012: Billings has fun., Payne and everything in between

We survived plenty in 2012, from the Mayan Apocalypse to Honey Boo Boo and Psy. Billings lost its independent bookstore, Thomas Books. And just before Christmas, Laurel said so long to its lone movie theater.

January 04, 2013 1:15 am Photos

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"Nebraska" filming

"Nebraska" filming

Oscar-nominated director Alexander Payne, right, talks with actors Bruce Dern, left, and Will Forte during filming of "Nebraska" outside the bus depot in downtown Billings on Nov. 29.

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Payne's "Nebraska" shoots some footage in Wyoming

GILLETTE — The production team for a new feature by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne is shooting some footage in Wyoming.

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'Nebraska' filming attracts local actors, gawkers

'Nebraska' filming attracts local actors, gawkers

Hannah Shine, a guard for the Central Washington University women’s basketball team, and her teammates stood on First Avenue on Thursday trying to get actor Will Forte’s attention.

November 30, 2012 12:30 am Photos

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Locals wait for their cue

Locals wait for their cue

Locals Carissa Klarich, left, and Dakota Karlsson wait for their cue as they work as extras in "Nebraska" during filming in downtown Billings on Thursday.

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Local actor Jayme Green

Local actor Jayme Green

Local actor Jayme Green walks through the movie set during the filming of "Nebraska" in downtown Billings on Thursday.

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Actor Will Forte films a scene

Actor Will Forte films a scene

Actor Will Forte films a scene for "Nebraska" in downtown Billings on Thursday.

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"Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern and Will Forte

"Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern and Will Forte

"Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern, left, and Will Forte film a scene at the bus depot on First Avenue North.

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"Nebraska" director Alexander Payne

"Nebraska" director Alexander Payne

“Nebraska” director Alexander Payne, right, talks with the film’s stars, Bruce Dern, left, and Will Forte, as they shoot at the bus depot on First Avenue North. The film opened in Billings on Dec. 20.

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Movie shoot boosts Billings' economy, pride

Movie shoot boosts Billings' economy, pride

Ask Deny Staggs, location coordinator and co-manager of the Montana Film Office, what it's like when a major studio film production sweeps into a smaller town for filming and he's got a ready answer.

November 27, 2012 5:22 pm Photos

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'Nebraska' filmmaker Alexander Payne looking for actors in Billings

'Nebraska' filmmaker Alexander Payne looking for actors in Billings

Writer-director Alexander Payne will be in Billings on Nov. 26 through 30 to shoot part of his latest feature film, "Nebraska."

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Well-known director Alexander Payne to begin filming movie in Billings

The Billings Chamber of Commerce announced that director Alexander Payne along with Bona Fide Productions and Montana State Film Office will begin filming in Billings in November on a film titled Nebraska.

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