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Spotlight: Reed Smoot, Cinematographer

[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. We asked Reed Smoot to provide insight into his work as a Cinematographer, how he got started, and what advice he has for people trying to get into the...

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...

Spotlight: Zeppelin Zeerip, Executive Producer/Director

[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. My name is Zeppelin Zeerip, and no, I wasn’t named after the band. As for my occupation, I’m a filmmaker, though that’s just one component. I work for Field...

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....

Spotlight: Chantelle Squires, Filmmaker

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]October 12th sees the release of Jane and Emma, shedding light on the unlikely friendship between black convert, Jane Manning James, and Emma Smith, wife of LDS church founder, Joseph Smith. Filmed in Utah, mostly at This Is The Place Heritage Park, there is a strong female presence...

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...

The Force is Strong with This One

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1525278268717{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] May 25, 1977, saw the US release of the very first Star Wars production, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Written and directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, to name just a...

Celebrating 25 Years of The Sandlot

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1523306069166{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] 25 years ago, on April 7, 1993, the popular coming-of-age baseball film, The Sandlot, was released in the US. Shot entirely in Utah during the summer of 1992, filming locations included Glendale, Midvale, Salt Lake City (specifically Sugar House), Ogden and...

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