490 Congrats Diggins on Gold!

Local 490 would like to congratulate Olympic skier Jessie Diggins on her Gold medal win. The Afton, MN cross country skier was featured in multiple Comcast/NBS commercials that were filmed in MN and around the nation. IATSE 490 supplied many local crew for the 4 day production.

For the Union, it was special to work on large media project for the Olympics and a feel good story for the country to witness. The production shot in Stillwater, Afton and Saint Paul, MN with documentary Oscar winning directors, TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay.  Furlined was the production company.

 Art Dept with set dresser Bryan Bredahl, decorator Terri Gold, lead man Brian Simpson, dresser Tom Kristjanson and production designer Billy Bostock pose with flags on the I-94 overpass.

Art Dept with set dresser Bryan Bredahl, decorator Terri Gold, lead man Brian Simpson, dresser Tom Kristjanson and production designer Billy Bostock pose with flags on the I-94 overpass.

 Lights are being set by union gaffer Tom Franchett at St.Paul's RiverCentre skyway that is doubling for the MSP International airport.

Lights are being set by union gaffer Tom Franchett at St.Paul's RiverCentre skyway that is doubling for the MSP International airport.

 Local 490 Art Dept hangs new signage to transform a St.Paul skyway into an airport.

Local 490 Art Dept hangs new signage to transform a St.Paul skyway into an airport.

 Much of the action took place at Stillwater's  Chillkoot Cafe . Here in panorama, we see dozens of locals working as talent for an historical reenactment of part the Jessie Diggin's story. 

Much of the action took place at Stillwater's Chillkoot Cafe. Here in panorama, we see dozens of locals working as talent for an historical reenactment of part the Jessie Diggin's story. 

Local 490 thanks Comcast/NBC for doing this story and providing many well paying jobs with benefits to Minnesota Film & TV production technicians and artists.