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Spotlight: Mercedes Williamson, 2nd Assistant 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. We asked Mercedes Williamson to provide insight into her work as a 2nd Assistant Director, how she got started, and what advice she has for people trying to...

Spotlight: Bega Metzner, Director of the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][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 Bega Metzner to provide insight into her work as the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission Director, how she got started, and what advice she has...

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...

Spotlight: Britani Alexander, Transportation Coordinator

[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 Britani Alexander to provide insight into her work as a Transportation Coordinator, how she got started, and what advice she has for people trying to get...

UTAH’S FILM INDUSTRY AND RAILROAD HISTORY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The history of Utah’s railroad spans over one hundred years and sprawls to each corner of the state. Utah’s locomotive heritage is especially significant this month being that it is the 150th anniversary of Promontory Point’s historic Golden Spike - which ceremonially joined the First Transcontinental...

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...

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