Prior to his role at Utah Film Studios, Moore served as the director of the Utah Film Commission for several years.
Downtown Salt Lake is also an in demand location, according to Derek Melius, production manager at the Utah Film Commission, with spots like 222 Main as a go-to location for interior shots of a modern office space.
"We feel that project demonstrated the incentives an effective tool for our film industry," says Utah Film Commission
spokewoman Tracie Cayford.
According to Marshall Moore, director of the Utah Film Commission, the film industry's economic impact on the state decreased from $56 million to $12.3 million during the state's fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009.
Governor Jon Huntsman has been a strong advocate for bringing more productions to Utah and supported the Utah Film Commission and others' efforts toward doing that.
Utah's film and television industry is thriving, generating more than $1 billion in annual revenue to the state over the past 10 years, according to Leigh von der Esch, Utah Film Commission
Salt Lake City -- The UTAH FILM COMMISSION
reports that the economic impact from film and television production in the state exceeded $116 million during fiscal year 1999-2000.
Leigh von der Esch, Executive Director of the Utah Film Commission
, says, "We are honored to host guests of the Festival in our state and hope they will return to enjoy our unique and diverse landscape.
Private business in Utah that provides support services to film crews has increased 50 percent, according to Leigh von der Esch, director of the Utah Film Commission and president of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).
Over 40 years old, the Moab Film commission is still going strong, attracting gems such as "Thelma and Louise." In 1974, Governor Rampton created the Utah Film Commission.
The Utah Film Commission monitors the impact filmmaking has on Utah's economy.
The Utah Film Commission updates its huge Utah Production Manual every six months.