Making Drumheller film friendly
been small enough at this point to talk to the mayor and one or two other people, and away we go. We want to remind them that’s important because this business works fast,” said Marsh.
Alford said in the past they have worked well with the town, with former economic development offices.
“When anyone had a question, they could call that one person, they could do the work behind the scenes and the film scouts and crews can move along without the red tape,” said Alford.
Marsh adds that local established industry can play their part.
“The film industry hires everybody at some point. I have hired welders, drivers, vehicles, water trucks, everything you could imagine,” said Marsh.
Alford suggests that an online directory could be a simple tool for a community to develop.
She adds that tourism related to the industry could become another spinoff.
“Movie tourism is huge. So having something on the town’s website, promoting all the things that have been shot here, Fort Macleod has had tremendous success, with Brokeback Mountain being the pinnacle.”