FILE – The state film commission announced incentives that are projected to produce $9.3 million in economic impact resulting in over 300 local jobs.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Film Commission this week announced funding for several new movie projects through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development under the Motion Picture Incentive Program.
Five state film incentives were approved that are projected to generate an estimated $9.3 million in economic impact resulting in more than 300 local jobs.
• “Unstoppable,” based on the true story of Anthony Robles, is expected to spend an estimated $6.72 million and hire 110 local cast and crew members statewide with filming scheduled to begin in September.
• “Echo Boomers,” starring Michael Shannon and Britt Robertson, is expected to launch production in August, shooting throughout Salt Lake County and projected to spend approximately $1.26 million.
• A horror film, “The Nameless Days,” co-directed by Andrew Mecham and Matthew Whedon, is expected to spend approximately $650,000 statewide with filming this summer taking place in Tooele County.
• Directed by Utah filmmakers, “Dreamland” is a multipart series that was approved under the Community Film Incentive. The production is expected to spend approximately $400,000 when shooting gets underway …read more
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News