Filming in Utah
Close to Airports
PARK CITY CONVENIENCE
Park City Film Studios® enjoys convenient air travel access from a major international airport. The Studio is just a half hour drive along a major interstate highway from Salt Lake City International Airport. The SLC Airport is a major U.S. and international transportation hub, just a 90 minute flight from Los Angeles and other Western U.S. cities, with an array of non-stop flights to and from most other major U.S. cities.
For those arriving in private planes and charters, Heber City Municipal Airport (Russ McDonald Field) is even more convenient at just 15 minutes from Park City Film Studios® main gate.
Since the making of the very first motion pictures, Utah’s diverse natural and built settings have been popular with filmmakers. According to the Utah Film Commission, more than 900 films have been shot in Utah.
Some of the films featuring Utah as a location include: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969), “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976), “High School Musical” (2006), “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), John Ford’s “The Searchers” (1956), “Thelma and Louise” (1991), “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (1949), John Ford’s “Stagecoach” (1939), and “The Lone Ranger.”
The State of Utah offers its Motion Picture Incentive Program (MPIP), a post performance, fully refundable tax credit of production dollars spent in the State of Utah. The tax credit has no per project cap.
Visit the Utah Film Commission website here for more information about the MPIP program.
Film producers enjoy the least expensive power expense among U.S. states active with film production.
At 8.54 cents/kWh for commercial users, Utah is significantly less expensive than states including Louisiana, New Mexico, Georgia, California, and New York, where electrical power rates for commercial users range as high as 13.56 to 16.86 cents/kWh. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration