August 2018 – John Ford famously went looking for realism in his films at a time in the 1930’s when most films were shot on a stage in LA. For his new, epic western, Stagecoach, he wanted the true West, not something painted. That’s where Utah came in and anyone who’s spent any time in southern Utah, specifically Monument Valley, knows exactly why this place resonated with him.
SALT LAKE CITY (July 25, 2018) – Paramount Network’s modern western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, will be returning to Utah for their second season spending an estimated $28 million in the state and hiring approximately 320 local cast and crew.
Formed in 1974, the Utah Film Commission is part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development under the Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding and is a member of the the Association of Film Commissioner’s International.
The Utah film Commission markets the entire State Of Utah for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of local professional cast & crew, support services, locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program.