Carter Boehm is an executive film producer who founded Ponderosa Films, a film production company based in Vienna, Virginia. As the company’s president, Carter Boehm built and established a western movie set in Montana called the Yellowstone Film Ranch. The ranch is one of many projects to receive support from the Montana Economic Development Industry Advancement (MEDIA) Act. In 2019, Governor Steve Bullock signed a bill to enforce the MEDIA Act, which offers tax credits for film productions taking place in Montana. By doing so, the act reduces filming expenses and incentivizes studios to consider Montana as a filming location, which in turn boosts the state’s economy. The act grants filmmakers a 20 percent tax credit for production expenditures in addition to other transferable credits amounting to 35 percent of the total film production investment. The additional credits provide compensation for various industry workers, including actors, students, and Montana-based crews. Since the implementation of the MEDIA Act in July 2019, more than 100 productions have been filmed in Montana, contributing millions of dollars to local communities and creating good-paying jobs.