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Legends Never Die – The Sandlot 25th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]by Marshall Moore In 1972 I was 10 years old and busily growing up in Southern California and I loved baseball. My friends and I would play baseball anywhere we could find open space big enough to lay out some bases. If this sounds eerily similar...

SPOTLIGHT: HOLLY TUCKETT, DIRECTOR

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Diana Whitten This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. In June of 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, requiring all 50 states to perform and recognize same-sex marriages. Paving the way to this...

Red Lopez

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1506963332779{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Written By Debra Vago The made-in-Utah feature, Red Lopez, won the ‘Best Drama’ award at both of this year’s New York and LA Short Film Festivals. Filmed in Utah in April 2016, the short film was co-directed by Utah native, Stephen Frandsen, who...

Utah’s in Vogue

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Written By Debra Vago Vogue recently wrote about planning a road trip to Utah’s most stunning natural sites, and it seems only right to highlight some of productions that have filmed at these show-stopping locations. ST. GEORGE: with its year-round warm weather, palm trees and iconic...

DOC SPOTLIGHT: Utah Film Center’s 15th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Written By Diana Whitten The Utah Film Center celebrated its 15th anniversary last week with a gala on the courtyard of the Leonardo, al fresco sunset dinner, a live auction, and jazzy music by the Gold Standard Band.  The evening was to honor the center’s...

In Conversation With: Becky Aikman

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Written By Debra Vago The Utah Film Center, in partnership with The King’s English Bookshop, hosted a special screening of the made-in-Utah classic Thelma & Louise, followed by a discussion with author Becky Aikman and our very ow Utah Film Commission director, Virginia Pearce. Aikman’s newly released...

Made-in-Utah ‘Westworld’ leads Emmy Nominations

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Written By Debra Vago We were thrilled to hear that HBO’s Westworld was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards, making it, along with NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the most nominated show of 2017. Much of the hit sci-fi-western series was filmed here in Utah, with spectacular, otherworldly...

Wonder Woman: Breaking the glass ceiling for women in film?

[vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]Written By Debra Vago Director Patty Jenkins is being touted as Hollywood’s new superhero, having achieved the best box-office opening weekend by a female director, ever. Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen this month, exceeding expectations by bringing in $103.1 million for...

Made in Utah: “Footloose”

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Debra Vago “All he wanted to do was dance…” In March of 2014 Kevin Bacon visited the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and proved he’s still got the moves he flaunted in Footloose filmed 30 years earlier in locations all over Utah.  Though dancing and...

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