Utah Shows Love for the Film Industry

“It takes a village”, as the saying goes… From content creation, including traditional film production and emerging digital media, to education, non-profits and exhibition, there are many people who make up Utah’s film industry.

Earlier this month, Film Day on the Hill gave us an opportunity celebrate this community as a whole. And with the event falling on Valentine’s Day, ‘LOVE’ for film was on everyone’s minds, with enthusiasm felt throughout the Capitol’s Rotunda. Attendees sat in the diner set from Disney Channel’s Andi Mack series, tried out virtual reality experiences, and were treated to heart-shaped frosted cookies and Megaplex’s fresh popcorn.

The annual event brought together businesses, nonprofits and hard-working people that make up Utah’s varied and growing film and digital entertainment industry. They had the opportunity to meet with Governor Herbert (proudly displaying his red ‘Utah Loves Film’ pin), Lt. Governor Cox and many of our legislators to offer insight into the importance of what they do.

In addition to film industry representatives from Ogden, Moab, Tooele and Kane County, 25 local vendors attended to represent production, exhibition, education and digital media, including the Motion Picture Association of Utah, Talent Management Group, Utah Film Studios, Sundance Institute, Spy Hop, UVU, SLCC, BYU and Utah Digital Entertainment Network.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support of Utah’s film industry!

Debra Vago is a publicist, writer and film enthusiast. She resides in Salt Lake City, having relocated from London, England.

Contact Debra for any Utah Film Commission press and media inquires at filmpress@utah.gov.