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JANUARY 2019: UTAH FILM COMMISSION'S GUIDE TO THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SALT LAKE CITY (January 4, 2019) – Beginning January 24th, filmmakers and film lovers from around the world will descend upon 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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DECEMBER 2018: UTAH FILM COMMISSION 2018 IN REVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY (December 27, 2018) – As the year-end nears, the Utah Film Commission has shared some industry highlights from 2018. With major networks returning to shoot in state, the launch of a new grant program to support local talent, and 550 film permits approved across the state, 2018 has been a busy and successful year in film.

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DECEMBER 2018: UTAH FILM COMMISSION'S GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON

SALT LAKE CITY (December 6, 2018) – With the holiday season in full swing, the Utah Film Commission has shared a list of the latest feel-good, festive movies, made right here in state. Including newly released productions as well as classics dating back to 1980, the viewing guide is sure to keep film fans entertained throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

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NOVEMBER 2018: UTAH FILM COMMISSION LAUNCHES GRANT PROGRAM

SALT LAKE CITY (November 20, 2018) – The Utah Film Commission has launched the Next Level Grant Program to provide funding and footing for local directors and producers. The program is the state agency’s latest effort to support Utah filmmakers and take their projects to the next level.

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IN THE NEWS
Utah Energy Office launches film series promoting conservation

The Governor’s Office of Energy Development announced the production of a new film series devoted to promoting energy efficiency at home and in the workplace.

Deseret News
First Look: Upcoming Feature Film Tells Story of Liberty Jail in a Unexpected New Way

In his new film Out of Liberty, director Garrett Batty (The Saratov Approach, Freetown), takes a closer look at the events that took place in Liberty Jail and the turning point it was, not only for those that were imprisoned there, but for someone else we may rarely consider in that season of Church History.

Meridian Magazine
2019 Tumbleweed Film Festival for children & youth approaches

The 2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for children and youth will program 17 feature films, 2 short film programs, 5 workshops for kids, plus a workshop for teachers, and over 10 free clubhouse workshops.

abc 4
'Andi Mack' makes history with first Disney Channel character to say 'I'm gay'

Joshua Rush, who plays the role of Cyrus in the hit Disney Channel series, “Andi Mack,” just became the first Disney Channel character to ever say those two words. His performance as Cyrus also marks the first portrayal of an openly gay character on Disney Channel.

abc News
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