Minnesota Filmmakers Choose Iron Range for Movie, Say More to Come

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A feature film will be shot on the Minnesota Iron Range this spring. Filmmakers of the tentatively titled movie, “Thanksgiving at Denny’s,” were on the Iron Range Monday for meetings regarding the logistics of shooting in the area. Minnesota production company, Griffin Productions LLC is pairing with Washington Square Films to shoot the dramatic comedy on the Range.

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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.

Minnesota Buzzes with Feature Film Production

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The press release announcing the film Thanksgiving at Denny’s has Minnesota talking. This article from WDIO-TV Eyewitness News, the ABC broadcast station in Duluth, discusses the feature film that will be shot on the Iron Range. 

Other media outlets that wrote about the film include the Star Tribune,  St. Paul Pioneer Press,  KARE 11 and MinnPost

Feature Film “Thanksgiving at Denny’s” to Shoot in Northern Minnesota

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Minnesota Film and TV held a press conference today to announce the production of Thanksgiving at Denny’s, a feature film that will be shot in the Iron Range of northern Minnesota starting in early 2013. The production team plans to film multiple projects over the next decade in Minnesota.

Speakers include (from left to right): Washington Square Films President and Executive Producer, Joshua Blum,  Principal Hubert “Buck” Humphrey IV, Griffin Productions President and Executive Producer, Jerry Seppala, and Minnesota Film and TV Executive Director, Lucinda Winter.