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The Film Commission’s Guide to the Holiday Season

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1514310085302{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Known for the ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’ and just a short ride from city to slope, it’s no surprise that Utah continues to be a popular winter destination for filmmakers. And with the holiday season in full swing, the Utah Film...

Three New Projects Approved for Incentives

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1513710304333{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] The Film Commission is thrilled to announce the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of three new projects for Utah state film incentives, generating a combined economic impact of 1.3 million and creating 242 local jobs. Utah based documentary filmmaker...

Spotlight: Made-in-Utah

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1513889485317{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. The much-anticipated Sundance lineup is out, giving occasion to celebrate our local filmmakers who made the list.  Salt Lake based documentary director Jenny Mackenzie...

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...

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