March 2018

MARCH 2018 – Directors Cut: Earlier this month, I joined a host of producers, distributors, film commissioners and other Hollywood insiders for a ‘Power Brunch’ honoring the industry’s top physical production executives. The event was curated by AFCI (the Association of Film Commissioners International) and The Hollywood Reporter and, in its first year, saw a turnout of over 115 senior production studio execs.

February 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 – Directors Cut: When I watch the credits of a film (everyone does that, right?), I’m looking for people I know, as well as marveling at the sheer numbers it takes to get a film off the ground. You need everyone from producers and interns, to editors and distributers, for a film to finally end up playing in a movie theatre near you. There is no denying that the film community feels all encompassing.

January 2018

Happy New Year! As usual, January has flown by with both legislative session and Sundance-mania in full swing. This year’s Festival premiered four Utah-made productions (congrats to the filmmakers, and to all of the local crew and cast involved!) and I loved hanging out in beautiful Park City with so many like-minded, creative people. We tried to keep up with all of the familiar faces we saw but admittedly lost count after Robert Redford, Ethan Hawke, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Octavia Spencer and John Legend.

December 2017

Sundance Film Festival released its 2018 line up last week and we were thrilled to see that Utah is once again represented as a place for stellar content creation. The Utah Film Commission supported narrative film Damsel, which will make its world premiere at the Festival. Written and directed by Texas-based filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner and starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, the production shot in Summit and Wasatch counties during the summer of 2016.

October 2017

There’s no other way to say it. This past month has felt intense. Three television series shooting in Utah have kept all of us busy and, between that and a week-long industry trip to a blisteringly hot Los Angeles and news of the blatant sexual harassment occurring in Hollywood, I am looking forward to cooler weather all around.



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