Two factors inextricably link Utah and filmmaking. The first is Monument Valley, on the state’s border with Arizona, home to the classic stone landscapes that form the backdrop of John Ford’s films and other Westerns. The other is Park City, a ski resort that every January hosts the Sundance Film Festival and becomes the epicenter of the indie film world.
But there’s more. Utah also offers filmmakers an up to 25% tax credit or cash rebate for qualifying expenditures in the state. The minimum spend required is $500,000. There’s no per-project cap. The annual cap on the program itself is $8.29 million. Read more.