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Spotlight: Austin Grant, Actor

[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...

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...

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