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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,...

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: Carolyn Leone, Costume Designer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Can you offer a brief intro/bio, including your occupation/focus/interests? I was born and raised in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  I studied Costume Design at The University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana.  After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles.  I lived and worked in Los Angeles...

Location of the Month: LDS Medical Simulation Center

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the month of November, we are highlighting the LDS Medical Simulation Center. This film-friendly location is a 10,000-square foot training facility located in Salt Lake City. The LDS Medical Simulation Center has housed many local productions that were in need of a hospital setting...

Spotlight: Margaret Hilliard, Unit Production 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. Margaret Hilliard has been a unit production manager for too many years to count. She is greatly interested in the entire structure of film production but found that the...

Opportunities for SLC Creatives in our Rising Film Industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The annual Design Week in Salt Lake City is worth celebrating as well as Salt Lake City’s thriving design scene across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, photography, architecture, furniture, interior, environmental, and more.  One industry that touches nearly all of these areas is film and...

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,...

Halloween: Ones to Watch

Utah is no stranger to the horror genre, with hundreds of successful scary productions filmed in state. And with Halloween creeping up on us, what better time to share the spookiest picks made right here in state? From iconic features, a recent web series and...

Friday Film Spotlight: Halloween IV, Haddonfield, UT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]1978 would mark the birth of a new horror icon. His towering presence, expressionless demeanor, and an insatiable appetite for violence would continue to chill audiences for decades. His tactics were grizzly, unforgiving, and ceaseless - and his methods favoring the up close and personal....

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