For 2013 all signs look to another upswing and more good news for the Utah Film, TV, Commercial and Modeling industry!
Raleigh Studios, a major motion picture studio will be located in Quinn’s Junction, east of Park City Utah. The deal, which has been five years in the making, also includes a hotel and entertainment center.
A lot of movies are filmed in Utah, but this project would bring something that the state has been lacking, an amazing soundstage.
Raleigh Studios is the largest independent motion picture operator in the country. It produces films like “Iron Man 2” and “The Avengers.” The project, and the included soundstages, would allow Utah to compete with neighboring states for production. They should have the studio started in 2013, with an expected build-out over the next three years.
The other huge motion picture and television production facility that will be opening is the former Granite High School campus.
The public-private partnership will include a $40 million investment in the current campus buildings and eventually provide up to 1,000 jobs — including full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employment.
Together, Woodbury Corp. and Redman Movies and Stories will invest $8.45 million on the property purchase, up to $6 million in restoring existing buildings and another $25 million to construct future sound stages, office space, restaurants and retail buildings. It should be ready for film and TV show production by early 2013.
There is a new Jerusalem Movie Set built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be used in producing Church projects. The new set is located on the LDS Motion Picture Studio South Campus in Goshen, Utah, less than 60 miles south of Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. It covers an area about the size of a football field and will be first used to create the New Testament Scripture Library Project. This will be a series of vignettes portraying important scenes from the life of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
Models and Actors have also been recently used in Wal-Mart Print Ads, Intel Print Ads, Verizon commercials, Foundation For a Better Life ads, Yamaha Piano print ads, Belgard Hardscapes print ads, The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp, After Earth starring Will Smith, Regence Healthcare Commercials, Pottery Barn Print ads, Extreme Couponing-TLC, Cloud Nine-Disney Feature Film, Gold Fever-TV Series, Granite Flats-TV Series, 12 Dogs of Christmas Feature Film, ABC’s What Would You Do and the Sundance Film Festival.
Currently Utah offers a 25% rebate or a 25% refundable tax credit. The state also offers a sales and use tax exemption for qualified goods and services, in addition to exemptions of lodging taxes for stays of 30 days or longer. This is for films, television pilots, series and commercials.
For more information contact Troy Lee CEO Craze Talent Agency www.crazeagency.com