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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
“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 Magazone
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.

The Enterprise
Pandemic halts TV and movie production in Utah. When will it resume?

If these were normal times, there’d be singing and dancing at East High in Salt Lake City as production continued on Season 2 of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” There’d be horse riding and, no doubt, faux murder and mayhem in Summit County during production of Season 3 of “Yellowstone.”

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