Utah Film Studios

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.

 

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.

Park City Film Studios

Utah’s rebate/tax incentive program has attracted several films and TV productions to the state.

But now industry professionals are warning that productions could leave Utah to go elsewhere—because there’s a financial cap on the program.

They will be lobbying the Utah Legislature on the issue—which affects, among others, the Utah Film Studio at Quinn’s Junction.

The problem, reportedly, is that Utah’s incentives are capped at no more than $8.29 million a year.

Utah Film Studios is the production base for the forthcoming cable TV series Yellowstone.  Studio managers say activity will be starting up again come Spring.  Rick Brough has this:

Now that the Utah Film Studios complex near Kearns Blvd. and U.S. Highway 40 has become a hub for movie and TV productions, there is more development planned for the immediate vicinity.  Rick Brough has more: