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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

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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Sundance 2020: Utah connections to festival selections

It is a fixture in the annual slate of films for Sundance that the Utah Film Center, its cofounder Geralyn Dreyfous and the group to which she belongs Impact Partners Film will be associated with some of the festival’s most commanding documentaries. There also are two dramatic narrative features filmed in Utah, with the support of the Utah Film Commission. Another feature-length narrative was directed by a master’s degree graduate of The University of Utah’s film studies school.

The Utah Review
Sundance 2020: Utah's film industry punches well above its weight class

On the eve of the most inclusive and diverse Sundance Film Festival in its history (Jan. 23 – Feb. 2 in Park City, Salt Lake City and the Sundance Mountain Resort), Utah’s film industry is punching well above its weight class in terms of opportunities and accomplishments for independent filmmakers, as compared to the state’s population of nearly three and a quarter million.

The Utah Review
'Napoleon Dynamite' writer to shoot new docuseries in Utah; 3 other film projects announced

SALT LAKE CITY — A documentary series codirected by the man behind cult-favorite “Napoleon Dynamite” is among four new film projects recently approved by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s office to film in the state.

KUTV
Josie Jane Rides the Rising Tide of Utah's Indie Filmmakers

As with every type of creative community, the deeper you go, the more complex and rich the narrative becomes. The film scene here in Utah is an excellent example. Since so much money and talent go to Los Angeles, comparing it to what’s happening here would first suggest a certain superiority in L.A. Yet Kohl Glass, local director of the upcoming film Josie Jane, says that even though he’s considered working in Hollywood, “I feel like I’d get there only to turn around and find out I’d missed out on what’s happening here in Salt Lake City.”

SLUG Magazine
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