Seven New Productions Approved to Film in Utah

In a press release, the Utah Film Commission (UFC) detailed seven new projects that have been approved to film in Utah and benefit from the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The full release can be found below:

Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of seven new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of $25 million and creating approximately 800 local jobs. These projects were approved for the Motion Picture Incentive Program and showcase the diversity of film production in the state.

Two of the productions are slated for distribution on streaming platforms including the comedy series, ‘Highsail’ will be filmed in and around Salt Lake County starting in July. ‘The Real Housewives of the North Pole’, a holiday comedy will also be shooting in July and is a film slated to be distributed by Netflix.

A Hallmark Channel production ‘Love on the Pecan Farm’ from the same producer of ‘Love Fall & Order’ will start filming this month across the state in Washington, Wasatch and Salt Lake counties. ‘The Last Police’ a pilot from 20th Television will begin shooting in the Fall around Salt Lake County.

The other three productions are feature films that will begin production this summer including ‘Sick’, a thriller from Miramax that is currently filming in and around Weber County. ‘California King’ is an independent comedy from the producers of ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ that will begin shooting in July and the ‘Untitled DNA Project’ is another comedy for Electric Entertainment that will be shooting in Salt Lake and Utah counties starting in August.

“2021 will be a busy summer for film production in Utah,” commented Virginia Pearce, Utah Film Commission director. “We are thrilled to be working with Miramax, Netflix, 20th Television, and others to highlight Utah’s cinematic locations and professional crew. Productions filmed in the state have both a creative and an economic impact, particularly those filmed in rural communities, which supports our mission to encourage production and grow our film industry.”

To learn more about the Utah Film Commission, click here.

Ernesto Balderas

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