The Fox Searchlight film "Wilson" starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern shot in Minnesota for six weeks and wrapped shooting on July 31st.
The film employed many local craftspeople, actors, teamsters and was shot under a Tier 2- IA contract. Local 490 was very proud of the many members hired off their roster. 490 President Mark Wojahn was Propmaster on the film was happy to see the Decorator Michelle Gilstead, Lead Man Rob Walstead, Key Grip Peter Clemence, Gaffer Tom Franchett, Charge Scenic Ben Bayne were all local Keys on the project. Many other roles in Make up, Hair, Grip, Electric, Set dressing, Props all came from our roster. This film was a good example how a tier 2 film can be executed in Minnesota. The MN Film and TV board did an excellent job bringing "Wilson" to MN. 490 hopes to see other projects of this size use its membership to create their story.
The local press was very interested in this project. Here are some links to stories written about "Wilson".
1. Twin Cities Business:
2. Pioneer Press:
3. Star Tribune:
7. LaCrosse Tribune: