Official Newsletter

+ June 2017

Finishing up the first part of festival season with some very good Utah film exposure. And with summer coming on, the return of a series.

+ Spring 2017

The Sundance Film Festival and the legislative session is over, Spring is right around the corner and film production is ramping up.

+ Winter 2017

It’s a busy start to 2017 for Utah film, with 4 shot in Utah films in the  Sundance Film Festival and our first ever Film Day on the Hill.

+ Fall 2016

From cool to snow, that’s Fall in Utah. Get the latest local film industry updates and information in the Fall 2016 Newsletter.

Recent Press Releases

+ June 8, 2017: 7 Productions Approved for Incentives

Seven New and Returning Productions to Film in Utah
Lineup includes Disney & HBO, as well as homegrown features

SALT LAKE CITY (June 8, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of seven new projects for state film incentives, generating a combined economic impact of over $20 million and creating 479 local jobs.

+ March 9, 2017: More Production Coming to Utah

Five New Film Projects Coming to Utah
Music video and classic literary adaptation among new projects approved

SALT LAKE CITY (March 9, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of five new projects for state film incentives including a new music video by the band Imagine Dragons and a new take on the classic tale of Little Women.

+ Local’s Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

Local’s Guide to the Sundance Film Festival
Utah Film Commission gives tips for Utahns

Salt Lake City, UT – All eyes will be on Utah next month as the 36th annual Sundance Film Festival gets underway, and the Utah Film Commission doesn’t want Utahns left out of the experience.

“Some of the best artists in the world come to Utah every January,” said Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission. “Sundance offers something for audiences of all ages, and plenty of opportunities for locals to take advantage of what is in our own backyard.”

+ December 8, 2016: Filmed in Utah at Sundance

Four Filmed-in-Utah projects to Premiere at
Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has rolled out its lineup for 2017 and four projects filmed in Utah are on it, the most in any year. Festivalgoers can attend the world premieres of three feature films (Brisgby Bear, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, Wind River) and a horror-comedy series (Snatchers) that were all produced in Utah over the past year.

Utah Film News

+ "Wind River" at 2017 Festival de Cannes

“Wind River” starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene and directed by Taylor Sheridan was selected for the 2017 Festival de Cannes. Several great stories came out after it was shown at the prestigous festival.

+ Local Highschoolers Learn from Film Pros

Student filmmakers from around the Beehive State participated in the annual Utah High School Film Festival Tuesday, where they also learned from film and television industry professionals.

Students from various schools showcased their work at Salt Lake Community College. Projects were student-created, and ranged from music and lyric videos, to documentaries and other categories.

+ Sophie Turner to Star in 'Time Freak'

Sophie Turner earned her acting stripes playing the driven Sansa Stark in the long running HBO hit Game of Thrones. The seventh season of GoT premieres this summer, on July 17, with the new trailer released just last month.

While we look forward to seeing the eldest Stark daughter fight her way back to the life she used to know in GoT, we’re also excited to hear that Turner has other projects in the works. The starlet has her sights set on returning to the big screen — she’s already played Jean Grey in the X-Men franchise — and is set to star in a new sci-fi film, revolving around one of our favorite topics: time travel.

+ Utah's performing arts deserve to take a bow

Utah’s visual and performing arts enrich the state’s culture and enhance its economy.

Not only do they deserve patronage, but they also merit recognition for their contributions to Utah’s communities and coffers.