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New generation, same sisters: Little Women in 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The magical March household, with its timeless, coming-of-age themes of sisterhood, love, ambition, growing, and the ups and downs that come with it all… When I think of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, my childhood – particularly my early teen years – come flooding back....

SLC PUNK! Revisiting The Cult Classic on its 20th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By John Holliday In 1998, Utah’s counterculture would be defined by the dyed mohawks, scrappy clothes, and dilapidated apartments of two punks who revel in their social tribes and adamantly reject the mores of conservative Salt Lake City. SLC Punk is the loosely-autobiographical brainchild of James...

Spotlight: Meredith Lavitt, Director of Sundance Ignite

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Meredith Lavitt has over 25 years of experience working in the independent film arena. Lavitt is the director of Sundance Institute's Sundance Ignite program, which cultivates and supports a...

Happy Birthday Robert Redford!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Birthday: August 18, 1936 Age: 82 Zodiac Sign: Leo We’re all collectively wishing Robert Redford the happiest of birthdays! After all, you only turn 82 once. With 78 acting credits, 10 director credits, and 50 producer credits, Redford is an accomplished Hollywood legend. Not to mention his achievements...

Legends Never Die – The Sandlot 25th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]by Marshall Moore In 1972 I was 10 years old and busily growing up in Southern California and I loved baseball. My friends and I would play baseball anywhere we could find open space big enough to lay out some bases. If this sounds eerily similar...

Spotlight: Andrew Hodge, Location Manager

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Andrew Hodge, the location manager for the recently released feature films, Damsel, and Hereditary, is a committed Salt Lake City resident. Andrew has also worked with the filmed-in-Utah TV series Mosaic, Yellowstone, and Blood &...

SPOTLIGHT: HOLLY TUCKETT, DIRECTOR

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Diana Whitten This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. In June of 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, requiring all 50 states to perform and recognize same-sex marriages. Paving the way to this...

SPOTLIGHT: BRENT GEISLER, PRODUCER/1st AD

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Brent Geisler is the producer of Little Women, Jane & Emma, and is currently the 1st AD on Disney Channel's Andi Mack. Brent started in the industry around...

Kanab: Utah’s Little Hollywood

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1531843426831{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"] By Stephen B. Armstrong Settled by Mormon pioneers in the mid-1800s, Kanab, Utah, sits along the highway that links Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon. The majestic landscape circling the city has made this section of the state an important destination...

Spotlight: Penny Johnson, Script Supervisor

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1524775021924{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. Penny Johnson has been working as a script supervisor in Utah since 1985, making this her 34th year. She has worked on many productions, including...

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