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Spotlight: Made-in-Utah

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1518454022977{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Mark Hofeling has designed and art directed over 50 productions for film and television. He began his career in film during his teenage years,...

Sundance Film Festival 2018 Highlights

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1518126549046{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] As usual, the month of January flew by in a Sundance whirlwind! Here is a recap of just a few of the many highlights from the ten-day Festival. Made-in-Utah The 2018 Festival saw the premiere of four Utah-made productions, for the second year...

Quiet Heroes

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1517065701407{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Dr. Kristen Ries arrived in Utah in 1982, just as the first cases were surfacing of an uncontained, unidentified, deadly illness. An infectious disease specialist, and self-proclaimed “lover of detective stories,” Dr. Ries was immediately compelled to help. Over the subsequent...

Meet the Filmmakers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516842594848{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Local students are the largest group of volunteers at the Sundance Film Festival - many of them film students dreaming of bringing their own films to Park City someday. The Meet the Filmmakers series is a chance to connect students with...

Film Fatales at Sundance Film Festival

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516752238363{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Over the past few months, women - in a quiet collective scream - have been telling a story at a frequency that is fracturing what was a seemingly impermeable power structure. Those among us who initially dismissed the #metoo movement are...

Latino Reel – Holding Up the Screen

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516730371442{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Latino Reel cites 2016 as “the worst year in terms of Latinx onscreen visibility, despite Latino people accounting for about 23 percent of ticket sales.” Addressing this, the Latino Reel panel at Utah Film Commission on Main asked, how do we...

Location, location, location!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516632526022{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]From the urban lights of Salt Lake to the otherworldly arches of Moab, Utah offers an abundance of unique locations for film. City environments pose their share of challenges to a working crew, but toss in the unpredictable elements of nature,...

Welcome, Neighbors!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516483120855{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]A full house gathered at Salt Lake City’s Rose Wagner Theater last night for the world premiere of Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, a loving tribute to national treasure Mr. Fred Rogers. Governor Gary Herbert introduced the evening by...

Utah Film Commission on Main Returns for Sundance Film Festival 2018

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516393310514{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] The popular ‘Utah Film Commission on Main’ venue officially opened its doors today! Located in the center of the Festival action on Park City’s bustling Main Street, the Film Commission's official venue invites locals and visitors to warm up and recharge with...

The Utah Film Commission’s Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516164529842{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]For ten days in January, Utah plays host to hundreds of ground-breaking filmmakers and artists, as well as thousands of industry and film lovers. And with the 2018 Sundance Film Festival just around the corner, the host state’s Film Commission shares...

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