The feature film, Spinning Man, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (of Game of Thrones), Greg Kinnear (Thin Ice, Little Miss Sunshine) and Emma Roberts (Meet the Millers) plans to shoot in Minnesota in June of 2016. IATSE Local 490 has been contacted about providing a union crew for the film. The local hopes many of the key dept heads and crew will be Minnesotan. The film will either be a Tier 1 or 2 production. If so the feature will provide good wages, health and pension benefits for the union positions.
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Other Minnesota Film News:
The 2014 MN made film "Dear White People", has been bought by Netflix to be made into a series. It is not known at this time where this will be shot. We hope the producer and director decide to come back to Minnesota. Sources say Netflix hope to premiere the series in 2017.
The Netflix 12 episode series, Lady Dynamite, premiered on Saturday May 20th. The union shoot had six days of MN scenes in 2015. These scenes figured prominently in the flashback "Duluth" parts of the episodes. The star of the series is Duluth native, Maria Bamford. The series is getting tons of critical praise. Many local 490 members worked on this excellent production.
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