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U.S.A – Utah

Utah Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Utah? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Utah? See below for an introduction to Utah locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. Utah is best known for beautiful otherworldly arid landscapes, snow-capped mountains, sand dunes, canyons, lakes and rivers, contemporary architecture, and infinity roads ideal for car commercials.

Southern Utah is known for Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, and Capitol Reef National Park.

Eastern Utah is known for Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Canyon State Park, and the Moab Highway.

The state capital, Salt Lake City, is known for its ski resorts and Winter Olympic facilities, as well as the modern Natural History Museum of Utah. Just outside of Salt Lake City you can find the Bingham Canyon Kennecott Copper Mine as well as the Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the best options in the world for filming wet and dry salt flats.

Utah’s agricultural landscapes include cattle ranches and wheat fields.

Utah has hosted a long list of productions including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mission: Impossible II, Independence Day, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Forrest Gump, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek and Thelma & Louise, to name a few.

Utah Film Location Permits. The permitting process varies depending upon what part of the state you are shooting in and the type of permit you require. Special permits are required for federal, state and tribal lands. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? Utah has a semiarid to arid climate. Higher elevations receive plenty of winter snowfall.

Crews and equipment. Some local options exist for camera, lighting and grip. Salt Lake City is the main production service center.

Contact us if you are looking for a Salt Lake City, Moab, or Cedar City based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Utah.

Tax Incentives. A 20% tax credit is available to productions that will spend over $500,000 in the state. A 25% tax credit is available to productions that spend over $1 million in Utah. A 20% cash rebate is available to productions that spend up to $1 million in Utah.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Salt Lake City, Moab, Cedar City and other areas of Utah. Hotels of note include:

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Moab
Hyatt House Downtown, Salt Lake City

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Utah, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Utah, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.

Down Time. Utah is paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors.