Utah Film Commission

Utah Film Commission

The bad news recently, for Utah’s film economy, is that the popular cable-TV series “Yellowstone” has left the state.

 

The good news is that the state is continuing to announce film and TV projects that are receiving financial aid from Utah’s incentive program.

 

“Yellowstone”, a series starring Kevin Costner as the patriarch of a Montana ranching family, has completed three seasons, filming around the Wasatch Back with production based at Park City’s Utah Film Studios.

 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(05:00) - Utah Film Commission Director Virginia Pearce talks about five new productions coming to the state of Utah as well as the loss of the hit TV show Yellowstone.

(22:20) - Bill Wyatt, Executive Director of the Salt Lake City International Airport has details about the opening of the new airport after 4 years and $4 billion spent on the new facility.

Utah Film Commission Website

While filmmakers wrap up their time spent showing their films here, one Utah government agency is working hard to make sure they come back to the Beehive state to create film.

The Utah Film Commission is a state agency funded by the legislature. The commission’s Director Virginia Pearce explains what they do.

Summit County Council 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session begins Monday, January 28 and as always, Summit County will be paying attention to bills that impact tax revenues and general operations of county business. A couple of items are being watched carefully. Carolyn Murray has this:

A long-time Sundance Institute staff member, Virginia Pearce, was named Utah's Film Commissioner this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.