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Sundance ’18: 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,...

Sundance ’18: 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...

Sundance ’18: Utah Film Commission on Main

[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...

Sundance ’18: Guide to the 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...

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...

Made-in-Utah: Jenny Mackenzie

[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...

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