Monday, July 2, 2012
Incentives provide boost to Utah's film industry
"As the economy goes, so goes the film industry," said Utah Film Commission Director Marshall Moore. The state's "sweet spot" is typically independent films, cable and network television, with the occasional blockbuster like the "Lone Ranger" shooting here.
The film is just the latest to take advantage of a decision to provide monetary incentives to those who choose to do business in Utah. "It's where we've been making our living for the last few years," Moore said.
The film commission offers up to 25 percent in post-performance incentives — essentially a rebate — to production companies for shooting in the Beehive State. And it seems to be working. Deseret News