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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 1:38 AM
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Originally Posted by delts145 View Post
Scott, Very cool about the major television series of Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner gearing up for production in Utah. A lot of Hollywood heavyweights involved, and 300 plus jobs created. Do you anticipate being involved? First season, ten episodes. Looking at who is involved in front of and behind the camera, this seems like it's going to be a winner, unlike 'Blood and Oil'.

Development wise, I'm really hoping to see some more series get rolling along the Wasatch, having multiple follow up seasons, and building more studios, and state of the art sound stages too. I think Utah could have so much more going for it as a shooting locale vs. so many other States like New Mexico, etc.
Delts, yeah Yellowstone is great one for Utah. Perhaps more impressive than Kevin Costner, it's written and directed by Taylor Sherriden, who just did Wind River in Utah a little over a year ago, and who was recently nominated for an Oscar for writing Sicario. I was offered the Script Coordinator position on it, and it hurt like hell to have to decline, because I'll be working on a project in Pittsburgh and then in Croatia during the production. I really wanted to be a part of it!

There definitely seems to be real momentum in the film industry here right now. Yellowstone will be taking over the Park City Film studios as their production offices and base camp for the production. I really expected the PC Film Studios would sit empty most of the time, but I'm happy to be proven wrong about that.

When I was working for HBO last year, Mosaic and Westworld were both shooting here, as well as Blood and Oil, and another indie feature, on top of the usual day-to-day commercials and industrials that are always in production. I have an office at Redman Movies, which is the largest grip and electric supplier here in Utah, and their warehouse was pretty much bare. For those few weeks, Utah's film industry infrustructure and crew was maxed out. I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen again this year when Westworld is back.
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