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OCTOBER 2020: ‘THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW' FILMED IN UTAH TO PREMIERE OCTOBER 9

SALT LAKE CITY (October 8, 2020) – Utah is in the spotlight this week with the premiere of ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ releasing in Megaplex Theatres across the state and on-demand on October 9.

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SEPTEMBER 2020: FIVE NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (September 10, 2020) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of five new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of $6.5 million and creating over 185 local jobs.

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AUGUST 2020: TWO NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (August 13, 2020) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of two new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of $2.1 million and creating over 150 local jobs.

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JULY 2020: FIVE NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (July 9, 2020) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of five new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of $4.2 million and creating approximately 300 local jobs.

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JANUARY 2020: FOUR NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (January 10, 2020) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of four new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of approximately $9.7 million and creating over 275 local jobs.

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JANUARY 2020: UTAH FILM COMMISSION'S GUIDE TO THE 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SALT LAKE CITY (January 3, 2020) – Beginning January 23rd, filmmakers and film lovers from around the world will flock to Salt Lake City, Park City, and Sundance Mountain Resort for the 10-day Sundance Film Festival. One of Utah Film Commission’s top priorities is to ensure that locals can take advantage of the festival experience that takes place every January in their backyard.

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NOVEMBER 2019: FOUR NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (November 14, 2019) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of four new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of approximately $25.8 million and creating over 280 local jobs.

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JULY 2019: FIVE NEW PRODUCTIONS APPROVED TO FILM IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY (July 11, 2019) – Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of five new projects for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of approximately $9.3 million and creating over 300 local jobs.

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IN THE NEWS
Two Utahns and their dogs join a race around the world for big bucks in Amazon’s ‘The Pack’

Imagine flying around the world — Central America, Europe, Utah — visiting fabulous locations, taking on challenges and competing for a $500,000 prize. And then imagine doing it with your dog.

Salt Lake Tribune
Hallmark premieres Christmas film featuring Provo home, areas in Utah County

Duane and Maria Winden have moved out of their home three times while never leaving the same address in the Provo Maeser neighborhood, where they live.

Over the years, their rustic home in this historic part of Provo has caught the eye of movie producers and, most recently, the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.

Daily Herald
Why cast and crew of ‘The Chosen’ love filming in Utah’s version of the Holy Land

For the first time, a production not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is using the Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah County.

Deseret News
Production on Season 2 of 'The Chosen' begins in Utah

GOSHEN, Utah — An independent, online series about the life of Jesus has a devoted and growing following, and now, “The Chosen” has come to Utah.

KSL
Utah couple is giving ‘Dream Home’ makeovers on Netflix

Utahns Shea and Syd McGee have a thriving design business, a growing retail enterprise and, as of Oct. 16, their own TV show — “Dream Home Makeover” — on Netflix.

Salt Lake Tribune
Park City’s Top Dead Center Films horror projects break into global film festivals

Top Dead Center Films hopes to slay horror-movie fans during the film-festival circuit this month.

Park Record
In ‘Belly of the Beast,’ Utah filmmaker examines modern ‘eugenics’ in women’s prisons

Some documentaries take longer to come together than others — a lesson Erika Cohn, the Salt Lake City-born filmmaker, learned as it was happening.

Salt Lake Tribune
For director of ‘Wolf of Snow Hollow,’ filming a werewolf movie in Utah was like ‘winter summer camp’

For Jim Cummings, making a werewolf movie set in a Utah ski town just felt natural.

Salt Lake Tribune
Review: Utah-made ‘Wolf of Snow Hollow’ mixes horror, comedy and drama to depict a lawman’s breakdown

Monsters come in many forms, and in the sometimes comedic filmed-in-Utah horror thriller “The Wolf of Snow Hollow,” those monsters are both external and internal.

Salt Lake Tribune
Utah filmmaker will lead online Sundance Institute workshop on making movies outside Hollywood

A Utah filmmaker who filmed a low-budget movie in a small Utah town, then wowed Sundance Film Festival audiences with it, will lead a free online discussion about making movies outside the Los Angeles-New York system.

Salt Lake Tribune
“Did Mark Wahlberg Just Give Me the Job?”: Reinaldo Marcus Green on Good Joe Bell at TIFF 2020

It’s been seven-and-a-half years since Jadin Bell, a high school student from La Grande, Oregon, committed suicide following a period of intense bullying. Harrased by fellow classmates for being a gay young man in a deeply conservative town, Jadin’s suicide made national news. It also inspired his father, Joe, to set out on a cross-country roadtrip (on foot!), spreading an anti-bullying message to any good samaritan who would listen. On October 6th, 2013, Joe Bell would also tragically lose his life, being hit by a semi-truck while in the midst of his improbable journey.

Filmmaker Magazine
As Competition Stiffens, Utah Film Commission Invests in a Reboot

The bad news recently, for Utah’s film economy, is that the popular cable-TV series “Yellowstone” has left the state.

The good news is that the state is continuing to announce film and TV projects that are receiving financial aid from Utah’s incentive program.

KPCW
5 more movies, show series approved to be filmed in Utah

Five production projects, including a pair of TV series and three films, were approved to be filmed in Utah, state officials said Thursday.

The productions approved by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board to film in Utah are:

  • The Chosen — Season 2 (VidAngel streaming series)
  • The Outpost — Season 4 (The CW TV series)
  • “Alien County”
  • “Michael McLean’s The Forgotten Carols”
  • “Twice Upon a Song”
KSL.com
New Films Set To Shoot In Utah Expected To Boost Economy By $2.1M

A new feature film is showcasing Tooele Valley on the big screen like never before.

“Grandpa’s Crazy?” will be shot entirely in the city, with an all-Utah cast and crew. It has created nearly 50 jobs and was approved to receive $12,000 through the Utah Film Commission’s incentives program.

KSL TV
Film Production In Utah Has Begun To Crawl Back

With big crews and lots of moving parts, it can be hard to maintain social distance on a film set. Because of that, film production has been one of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic, and one of the slowest to return. But over the last few months, in Utah, it’s begun to show signs of life.

KUER 90.1 NPR Utah
With Los Angeles and New York shut down, more commercials are filming in Utah

Despite the tourism downturn, one industry is coming to Utah and bringing higher-than-average business: commercials.

KUTV 2 News
Incentives bring five film projects to state

After a bit of a dry spell due primarily to coronavirus impacts, five productions — in the categories of “Hallmark” and “horror” — were approved for state film incentives this month.

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