Yellowstone filmmakers weigh in on judge’s ruling halting fees for commercial filming in National Parks
To capture unique footage of a grizzly bear romping in the snow or a bald eagle swooping in to claim a morsel in Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner-based filmmaker Bob Landis has always been required to purchase a permit from the National Park Service.
Those fees and how they are implemented are now being reconsidered.
In January, a U.S. District Court judge in the District of Columbia ruled these fees were unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a permanent injunction halting the permit and fee requirements.