Downtown Butte Wins Location Award For Yellowstone Prequel, 1923
Butte, America takes the Outstanding Location Award during the annual Location Managers Guild International Awards
Sunday, August 27th, the Location Managers Guild International Awards, awarded '1923', a prequel to 'Yellowstone', the Outstanding Location Award for a television series.
The television show was up against some fierce competitors: 'Westworld', 'Peaky Blinders' and 'Perry Mason'.
Ultimately, Butte and it's historic downtown area ended up the winner.
Why Film In Butte?
From The Fairfield Sun Times:
location manager Zach Heine says, it's the antique charm and wild, wild west feel of the Mining City that made it the perfect spot for filming.
"[Butte] is a national historic district and kind of a time capsule of that period," Heine said. "It's been preserved so well. We scouted all over Montana, and I don't know how we would have done it without the way Butte's been preserved and the way it looks on camera."
The series begins about 40 years after the Dutton Family made their way to Paradise Valley in the first prequel series to 'Yellowstone', '1883', starring Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sam Elliot, among others.
Harrison Ford plays Jacob Dutton and Helen Mirren plays his wife, Cara Dutton.
The Dutton family is well established on their ranch and living through hard times both in Montana and America.
Will They Be Back To Butte To Film Season 2 of 1923?
The whole thing hinges on the Hollywood writer's strike, and when that is resolved.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of 1923 here:
Filming 1923 In Butte, Montana
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