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AGREED UPON PROCEDURES
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Once a state-approved production has completed, the following agreed-upon procedures outline the requirements for a Motion Picture Company and their independent Utah Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to perform a review of the production activity.

Learn more about how to get started below.

PRE-PRODUCTION
  • Add Utah Film Commission’s Production Manager, Derek Mellus dmellus@utah.gov and film@utah.gov to your production’s call sheet distribution list. 
  • Our office will be in touch to schedule a pre-production call with your production team.
  • All incoming productions must have a harassment policy in place for their production. If you don’t have one, please refer to these RESOURCES. If you do have a harassment policy in place, please send a copy to film@utah.gov.
  • Refer to the INCENTIVE PRODUCTION WELCOME GUIDE for more information.
PRODUCTION TRACKING IN UTAH

Begin tracking production activity & expenses in Utah. Once Utah production is complete, submit your required documentation to your licensed Utah CPA for review. Below is a summary of the required documentation that needs to be included in your incentive request submission. Please refer to the AGREED UPON PROCEDURES (See Contract) for more information.

  • Provide accounting journal/transaction records and all detail used to substantiate the qualified DOLLARS LEFT IN STATE, remaining expenses, and State of Utah taxes paid 
  • Track production information in the following spreadsheets:
  • Provide CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
  • Provide AUTHORIZATION TO DISCLOSE RECORDS​
  • Provide Screen capture of Utah Recognition Credit in Project’s end credits
  • To remain in good standing with the State, please refer to the Marketing and PR deliverables section below for other requested assets & information.
INCENTIVE REQUEST PORTAL

Please email film@utah.gov to submit your Utah CPA’s name and email address. A login will then be created for the incentive request portal. The CPA must follow the instructions outlined in the AGREED UPON PROCEDURES (See Contract) in order to receive the incentive. 

If you, your accountant or your CPA have questions about your incentive request submission, please email Laraib Sial (lsial@utah.gov) with the GOED Compliance Team for assistance.

MARKETING & PR DELIVERABLES

Below are all Marketing & PR deliverables that are part of the Utah Incentive Program. The Utah Film Commission requests these assets & information from each production so we can help promote the project and your experience filming in Utah.

  • Screen capture of the Utah Film Commission recognition credit
    • Click HERE to download the Utah Film Commission’s logo files
    • Please also add the following language above or below the logo:

Filmed on location in Utah
with special thanks to the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Utah Film Commission

  • Access to behind the scenes footage, interviews and/or still photography (if available)
  • 5 promotional photos from the production
  • Poster (digital file preferred)
  • DVD and/or digital copy of the production
  • Release Date (Theatrical, TV, Digital or DVD)
  • Trailer/Teaser
  • Social Media channels associated with the production
    • While you are filming in Utah, we encourage you to share photos from the set using #FilmUtah or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Other promotional efforts

Contact film@utah.gov for more information.

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