PCFS Selected by ABC TV for Prime Time SeriesJuly 21, 2015 6:43 pm
For Immediate Release
Park City Film Studios® selected by ABC TV to be its base for new prime time series, “Blood & Oil”
PARK CITY, UT – July 20, 2015, Park City Film Studios® announced today that ABC Entertainment Group has selected the soon-to-be open film studios to be its base for the production of the first season of a new prime time series, Blood & Oil.
“It’s highly unusual for a brand new studio to be selected for major production,” said Greg Ericksen, owner and developer of Park City Film Studios®. “So, you can imagine that we are very excited to be working with ABC on this project.”
Park City Film Studios is a 374,000 square foot, mixed-use facility which includes three soundstages, production offices, and an array of studio services including a digital motion capture stage and technology and special effects stages. Blood & Oil has occupied the entire production facility including three 15,000 square foot sound stages, a mill and outfitted production offices.
The Utah Film Commission recently announced the new TV drama is the first network television series in 10 years to be filmed on location in Utah. Blood & Oil is scheduled to air on Sunday nights and premiere on Sept. 27, 2015. The drama series features Don Johnson of “Miami Vice,” and popular newcomers, Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girl,” and Rebecca Rittenhouse of “Red Band Society”. Park City and Utah’s diverse landscape are playing the part of North Dakota in this series.
“The Park City Film Studio played a key role in attracting ABC’s, Blood & Oil, to Utah,” said Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission. “We are excited for the studio to be included in our film industry resources,” she added.
The production is reported to be hiring 300 local cast and crew members and it is predicted to inject $35 million into the local economy.
According to ABC, Blood & Oil, is written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins, and Don Johnson; produced by ABC Signature.
About Park City Film Studios®
Park City Film Studios® is a mixed-use film studio and creative campus now under development at 4001 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, Utah. The 374,000 square-foot, mixed-use facility includes soundstages, production offices, and an array of studio services including the digital motion capture stage and technology. It offers cutting-edge film production in a relaxed 24/7 environment. The site is designed to support all stages of moviemaking, and in the future will feature a hotel, restaurants and mixed-use development.