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Film and TV crews spent $334 million in Montana during last two years, legislators told

Film and TV companies spent $334 million in Montana over the past two years, according to numbers released to state legislators on Monday.

Television, including the filming of the "Yellowstone" franchise, was the big contributor with $275.7 million spent between July 2022 and May 2024.

"Obviously very big numbers," said Gina Lavery, of Econsult Solutions, Inc., an analyst hired by the state. "These are honestly double what we saw the previous cycle, which makes sense because of the number of large television series that had taken place here."

Roughly $60 million went to payroll for Montana emp...

 

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