Official Newsletter

+ 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.

+ Summer 2016

Wrapping out Summer, and it’s been busy all over the state, from indie features to music videos.

+ Spring 2016

It’s Spring, Sundance is over and summer is looking to be busy. Check out our latest Newsletter.

Recent Press Releases

+ 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.

+ December 8, 2016: Two New Projects

Two film projects were approved today by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for Utah film incentives. Click on ‘MORE’ for details.

+ November 4, 2016: Virginia Pearce Named to International Film Board

Director of Utah Film Commission Joins Leadership of Worldwide Network of Film Commissioners
Virginia Pearce Elected to AFCI Board of Directors

The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), the foremost global resource for film, television, and video production, has elected Utah Film Commission Director Virginia Pearce to its 2017 Board of Directors.

“Virginia is a leading figure amongst film commissioners from around the world and her election to the board is a testament to this,” said AFCI Chairman Kevin Jennings. “Her expertise and experience will be a great asset to the AFCI.”

Utah Film News

+ Utah's Film Day on the Hill

Utah’s first Film Day on the Hill took place on February 1, 2017 where we showcased Utah’s film and digital entertainment industry.

+ Utah Sisters Promote Utah Film

If Virginia Pearce were seeking tickets to a Sundance Film Festival screening — say, “Brigsby Bear” — she knows just whom to ask: her older sister, Sarah.

But that request might mean that Sarah Pearce, Sundance’s managing director, would ask if Virginia, the head of the Utah Film Commission, wanted to introduce the Salt Lake City screening on Jan. 27.

+ Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Filming in SLC

It’s the sound of money for the state of Utah, and a chance at recognition as a leader in the film industry.

For the first time in a decade, Utah has a major television series filming in the Beehive State. It’s from the Disney Channel and is getting ready to wrap its first season of filming a brand new show.

+ The Beauty Of Monument Valley Captured On Film

Director John Ford’s harnessing of Monument Valley in his Westerns defined the area as one of the most iconic landmarks in American cinema.

Fifty-two years have elapsed since the release of Cheyenne Autumn, John Ford’s last Western and the seventh in which he shot scenes among the red limestone buttes and mesas of Monument Valley, situated on the border of southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona.