Film commission issues hundreds of permits to record in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah issued several hundred film permits in 2019, which officials say made for a busy year.
Nearly two dozen productions received film incentives, including for feature films, television series and documentaries, the Utah Film Commission said.
The state currently offers up to a 25% tax credit or cash rebate on money spent by productions in the state, with the program capped at about $8 million each year.
Among the productions filmed in Utah this year are Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” which will film a second season in the state in 2020.
Two films shot in Utah will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, “The Killing of Two Lovers” and “Nine Days.”
The Utah Film Commission says it issued 780 film permits this year.
Productions across the state created more than 1,500 local jobs. The commission estimated spending in the state at $59 million in 2019.