DECEMBER 15, 2017

Debra Vago

Three New Productions Approved for Utah Film Incentives

SALT LAKE CITY (December 15, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of state film incentives for three new projects, representing over $1 million in new economic impact and over 150 jobs in Utah. These projects, a documentary, a narrative film and a children’s television pilot, showcase the diversity of film production in Utah. 

Locations: TBD
Forger revisits the remarkable tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history, Mark Hofmann, a shadowy genius whose elaborate deceptions rewrote history and ultimately led to double murder and the largest criminal investigation in the state of Utah.
Director: Tyler Measom
Producer: Duane Andersen, Tyler Measom, JJ Neward
Estimated Cast & Crew: 48
Estimated Spend: $603,758
Maximum Incentive: $120,751
Winter 2018

Jane & Emma
[Dramatic Feature]
Locations: TBD
Sister Jane Manning, one of the first black Mormons, returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the prophet’s promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him.
Director: Chantelle Squires
Producer: Bryce Fillmore
Estimated Cast & Crew: 63
Estimated Spend: $568,500
Maximum Incentive: $113,700
Spring 2018

Let’s Get Epic
[TV Pilot – Kids’ Comedy]
Locations: Utah County
After accidentally thwarting a mutant rampaging alien in the desert, two inept online survival experts are brought in by the government’s Department of Catastrophe to help stop the world’s M.I.A’s (Mayhem Inciting Anomalies).
Director: Garrett Batty
Producers: Melissa Cannon, Inger Labrum, Charan Prabhakar, Jake VanWagoner
Estimated Cast & Crew: 46
Estimated Spend: $200,000
Maximum Incentive: $40,000
Winter 2018