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GENERAL FAQ
What is the purpose of the Utah Film Commission?

Formed in 1974, the Utah Film Commission (UFC) is part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) under the Utah Office of Tourism, Film & Global Branding (UOT). The UFC markets the entire State Of Utah for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of local professional cast & crew, support services, locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. We are a client driven agency, also serving as a liaison to production companies filming in the state.

How do I become an extra?

Check out our current productions, to see if there’s any extra work available with Utah productions. You may also contact a local talent agency or an extras casting agency.

What tips are there on how to get a job on a production?

Most production companies prefer to communicate by e-mail. Be prepared to send a resume with film and other related experience, along with a cover letter of introduction to the production office. If you have no previous film experience, consider applying as a production assistant, a catchall on-set or office position, which quite often does not require previous film experience.

How do I find out about film productions that are occurring in the State of Utah?

The Utah Film Commission maintains a production hotline. Those registered in the Utah Film Directory may login and view the current Utah productions list and where to email resumes.

How do inquire about employment with the Utah Film Commission?

The Utah Film Commission is a State of Utah agency. Any openings would be displayed on the official state employment website at dhrm.utah.gov.

How do I get listed in the Film Directory?

It’s easy. Just head to the Film Directory registration page. To register as crew, you must be a Utah resident and have at least one professional credit. To register as a support service, your business or company must be located in Utah.

Is there a directory for Utah crew and support services?

Yes. Our Utah Film Directory is filled with local professional crew and support service companies. Check it out.

What areas in Utah require permitting?

Utah does not require statewide permitting. However city streets, National and State parks, and many other areas under government jurisdiction do require permitting. Please prepare to allow sufficient time for proper permitting procedures. For more information, please view our permitting page  or call our offices at 801.538.8740.

What child labor laws exist in Utah?

All production companies who employ minors under the age of 18 must adhere to Utah’s child labor laws. More information can be found on the Utah Labor Commission website.

Can Utah talent register in the Utah Film Commission Film Directory?

Yes. However, talent are not publicly searchable or viewed from the Film Directory. All talent that register must be Utah residents and have a valid Utah address.

What types of film incentives are available in Utah?
How can I have my house/business used in the movies?

Many local businesses and residences are used for filming. If you wish to have your Utah home or business placed on our Location Library, please call our offices at 801-538-8740.

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