Griffin Productions Plans to Produce 12 Films in Minnesota

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Griffin Productions wants to produce up to a dozen films within five years in the state. The first film, “Thanksgiving at Denny’s,” will have a budget between $2.5 million and $4 million (depending on the cast and other factors).

“Thanksgiving at Denny’s” could bring $15 million to $24 million in economic benefits to the Minnesota economy based on estimates that show every dollar spent making a film generates six dollars in economic activity.

Read full story in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

Garden Party with Special Guest Vincent Kartheiser, Pete Campbell of Mad Men

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We hosted a fabulous garden party to benefit Minnesota Film & TV, Minnesota’s film commission. 250 guests sipped cocktails, smoked hand-rolled cigars and celebrated Minnesota’s film industry. Minnesota native and Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser was guest of honor. Jason Richards entertained guests with jazz standards. The party was featured in Minneapolis Star Tribune by gossip columnist C.J. and style editor Sara Glassman.