June 28, 2010
The United States Forest service recently issued a temporary directive lifting its ban on commercial filming in Colorado's wilderness areas. Under the terms of the directive, filmmakers must obtain a permit and focus their films on the wilderness' use or its ecological, educational, historical or scientific value. They also may not use motor vehicles in their moviemaking and can't harm the land or interfere with others' use of it. The Forest Service has 18 months to issue a permanent ruling on the issue. Previously only limited still photography was allowed in the state's wilderness areas.
via The Coloradoan
Here's a profile on Chris Davenport, who was unable to make a film about skiing Colorado's 14ers because of the ban: