SALT LAKE CITY — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development board has approved state film incentives for five new projects generating a combined economic impact of more than $36 million and creating more than 500 local jobs.
According to a press release, the TV series “Yellowstone” has been approved to begin production in August. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taylor Sheridan, known for “Hell or High Water,” “Sicario” and the made-in-Utah “Wind River,” will return to the state to direct the show.
The series stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly and Cole Hauser, and the show is expected to generate an economic impact of more than $28 million and employ over 300 local cast and crew.
In addition, the romantic comedy and holiday feature “Enchanted Christmas,” as well as a new high school comedy series will shoot in Utah this summer. Television series “Pupsicles,” which follows the adventure of a family adjusting to their new life in a middle-of-nowhere snowy town, will film its pilot in the new year. These projects were all approved under the Motion Picture Incentive Program.
The documentary “However Long,” which is filming in and around Salt Lake City, has been approved under the Community Film Incentive Program. The film, from local filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie, will follow women living with metastatic breast cancer.