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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...

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....

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...

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...

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