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Department of Commerce Welcomes New Film Commissioner

Author: cc0220 STATE/Thursday, January 12, 2017/Categories: Market MT, Film

The Department of Commerce has welcomed Allison Whitmer to the position of Film Commissioner for the Montana Film Office. She comes with great vision and experience with the film industry as well as economic development.

For the past 20 years, Allison has been involved in filmmaking, beginning with “The Horse Whisperer,” a Robert Redford classic, as well as the adaptation of the Native American breakthrough novel, “Winter in the Blood,” penned by the acclaimed author James Welch. Most recently, “Certain Women” brings the everyday stories of Montana women to life. She brings the knowledge of her own pioneer grandparents and a love of open spaces and augments it all with degrees in Media and Theatre Arts and Consumer Economics from Montana State University. Her worldwide clients have included Valentino, Virgin Records and Italian Vogue. She actively promotes historic preservation and youth education.

 
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