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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...

A Local News Round-up of the 2017 Festival de Cannes

Written By Debra Vago Photo: Wind River director Taylor Sheridan, staring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen From made-in-Utah productions to made-in-Utah stars, we can’t contain our excitement with all the Utah-focused news coming out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.  We were so proud to see two feature...

“Andi Mack” Gets Second Season!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Disney Channel’s new series, “Andi Mack” will be returning to Utah this summer, with production once again coming out of Salt Lake City. See the official press release below: “ANDI MACK” HAS BEEN ORDERED FOR SECOND SEASON ON DISNEY CHANNEL  — Production Resumes in Salt Lake...

Wildcats, Unite! We’re (Still) All In This Together

By Elizabeth Latenser Photo courtesy of Billboard Magazine: The stars of Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” – (L – R) Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale. The first High School Musical film premiered on the Disney Channel more than 10 years ago...

Utah’s Emergence into VR

By Elizabeth Latenser Photo courtesy of THE VOID The largest virtual reality expo, VRLA took place this last weekend and it clear that VR has grown in leaps and bounds in the past few years. Everywhere you look (pun intended) it’s working its way into our lives...

Living it up with ‘Andi Mack’

By Elizabeth Latenser Photo courtesy of Just Jared Junior: The four stars of Andi Mack (L-R) Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, and Asher Angel There is no doubt the cast members of Andi Mack are enjoying the lead up to the show’s big premiere on...

WELCOME TO WESTWORLD

By Elizabeth Latenser This is part of an ongoing series featuring iconic projects filmed in Utah.  Projects and artists mentioned in the series filmed here for inspiration, a strong sense of place or to recreate otherworldly experiences. According to HBO, Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich...

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