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This is Utah

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1511380321876{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Written By Debra Vago The Utah Film Commission kicked off the month of November with a nation-wide search for talent. A new initiative, aptly named ‘This is Utah’, was launched to find talented photographers to showcase the state’s beauty and diversity. With winning...

Wine, Whine, and Not Weinstein

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1511202442770{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Written By Diana Whitten This month, a group of Utah women working in film met at the invitation of the Utah Film Commission to exchange stories and solidarity in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, and to brainstorm how to move the...

Park City Film Series: 12th Annual Filmmakers Showcase

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1510788485184{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Written By Diana Whitten On November 9th, the Park City Film Series presented the 12th Annual Filmmakers Showcase, curated by Park City resident and filmmaker Jill Orschel. It was an evening of and for Utah’s film lovers and filmmakers, and the affection...

The Utah Film Commission’s Guide to Halloween

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1509482682068{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Written By Debra Vago To celebrate October 31st, the Utah Film Commission has recommended some unique ways to spend Halloween: perfect for all the movie lovers. If you’ve carved one too many pumpkins and are hoping for something different to do this...

Spotlight: Made-in-Utah

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508866581958{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. Back in August, Utah hit a new record with the release of three (!) made-in-state productions: Wind River, Brigsby Bear and We Love You, Sally Carmichael. All...

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...

DOC SPOTLIGHT: DOCUTAH International Film Festival

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Written By Diana Whitten The raven – a compelling figure in myth and poetry, messenger from the gods, a shrewd witness from above – serves as the emblem for a film festival currently screening in sunny St. George. At the Dixie State University DOCUTAH International Film...

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