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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...

Home Is Where the Horror Is

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Utah may be best known for its powdery snow and red rock formations, but hidden within its majestic landscape are a number of eerie locations that continue to inspire filmmakers. The state is home to many nationally and globally ranked haunted houses and spooky alleys,...

New generation, same sisters: Little Women in 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The magical March household, with its timeless, coming-of-age themes of sisterhood, love, ambition, growing, and the ups and downs that come with it all… When I think of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, my childhood – particularly my early teen years – come flooding back....

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...

Spotlight: Meredith Lavitt, Director of Sundance Ignite

[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. Meredith Lavitt has over 25 years of experience working in the independent film arena. Lavitt is the director of Sundance Institute's Sundance Ignite program, which cultivates and supports a...

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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