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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...

6 Spooky Utah Locations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For Halloween, we've gathered a shortlist of some of Utah's most haunted locations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Old Tooele Hospital/Asylum 49, Tooele, Utah There are said to be several demonic and dark presences that haunt the facility, which includes a man in all black, several former residents and workers, and a...

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...

Spotlight: Second Sight

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/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 Cole Sax and Phil Hessler to provide insight into the work on their newest film 'Second Sight', how they got started, and what advice they have...

Butch, Sundance, and Katharine Ross

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Above: Katharine Ross on set of 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. Strong The 1960s saw the release of several westerns that stand out today as some of the finest motion pictures ever made, among them John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,...

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...

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