The" Yellowstone" Effect

Posted by PollyAnna Snyder on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 3:54pm

 Have you heard of the Series, "Yellowstone" on Paramount featuring Kevin Costner? If you haven't yet, you are evidently missing out! Locals watched it knowing the some of it was not accurate like "being allowed to move a river or creek" to suit a landowner's needs while tourists are enthralled with the storyline, the scenery, and the actors- loads of drama. The TV show has been so successful that they have decided to move the filming from Utah to Montana permanently. The location will remain active through fall and will host approximately 40 full-time staff members. Up to 150 staff will be on-site for filming. There have been casting calls to start in August for those interested in being front and center with the cast should contact casting at YELLOWSTONEEXTRASMONTANA@GMAIL.COM or check the website

The show was filmed in different locations previously such as the Big Hole with views like this ranch available for purchase. Montana is poised and ready for larger productions such as this one and films with the addition of the new Yellowstone Film Ranch in Livingston near the prized Chico Hot Springs.  This is the first set to be permanently built in Montana. To read more, click here for the full story in Distinctly Montana.

Speaking of Yellowstone, the national park has been a huge draw this year, too with waits of an hour or more just to enter the park and then further delays from onlookers,  bison jams and bear or wolf spottings. Yellowstone is our first national park and holds a special place in locals' hearts.  To plan your visit, check here for construction delays or to virtually visit the park, click here for the webcam.


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