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Mickey Gilbert: A Stuntman’s Stuntman

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Above: Mickey Gilbert jumping between horses for Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Stephen B. Armstrong Few professionals in Hollywood have a filmography as impressive as Mickey Gilbert’s. Over a career spanning nearly seven decades, he’s been a stuntman, a stunt coordinator and...

Andi Mack Apprenticeship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Utah Film Commission has been working with Disney Channel's Andi Mack television series to provide an on-set apprenticeship with 1st Assistant Director Troy Rohovit. Over 40 production assistants applied for the apprenticeship and two were offered the two-week experience of joining the crew on set. Apprenticeship mentor Troy Rohovit stated, "The 1st A.D. Apprentice...

HOLIDAY MOVIES: ONES TO WATCH

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The sidewalks are lit up with twinkling lights and festive music is on every station. We have officially entered the holiday season and there’s truly no better time to curl up with some popcorn and a festive film. Or two. So, here’s our holiday viewing guide,...

Next Level Grant Program

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Utah Film Commission Launches Grant Program to Support Local Talent The Utah Film Commission launched the Next Level Grant Program which provides funding and footing for local directors and producers. This grant program will consider funding projects of all stages, from development to exhibition and distribution....

SLC PUNK! Revisiting The Cult Classic on its 20th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By John Holliday In 1998, Utah’s counterculture would be defined by the dyed mohawks, scrappy clothes, and dilapidated apartments of two punks who revel in their social tribes and adamantly reject the mores of conservative Salt Lake City. SLC Punk is the loosely-autobiographical brainchild of James...

Happy Birthday Robert Redford!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Birthday: August 18, 1936 Age: 82 Zodiac Sign: Leo We’re all collectively wishing Robert Redford the happiest of birthdays! After all, you only turn 82 once. With 78 acting credits, 10 director credits, and 50 producer credits, Redford is an accomplished Hollywood legend. Not to mention his achievements...

Spotlight: Andrew Hodge, Location Manager

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Andrew Hodge, the location manager for the recently released feature films, Damsel, and Hereditary, is a committed Salt Lake City resident. Andrew has also worked with the filmed-in-Utah TV series Mosaic, Yellowstone, and Blood &...

SPOTLIGHT: HOLLY TUCKETT, DIRECTOR

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Diana Whitten This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. In June of 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, requiring all 50 states to perform and recognize same-sex marriages. Paving the way to this...

SPOTLIGHT: BRENT GEISLER, PRODUCER/1st AD

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] This series of posts highlights some of our local industry talent: on-screen and behind-the-scenes, established and up-and-coming. Brent Geisler is the producer of Little Women, Jane & Emma, and is currently the 1st AD on Disney Channel's Andi Mack. Brent started in the industry around...

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