Utah has finally made it as one of the top 10 filming locations in the U.S.
Utah upped the ante for filmmakers from a 15 percent cash rebate to a 20 percent tax credit this year and put the Beehive on the filmmaking map.
"The new legislation allowed for productions to take a 20-percent tax credit with no spending cap," said the Utah Film Commission's Marshall Moore in P3 Update magazine (an industry trade pub of shoot locations).
Check out the trailer for Danny Boyle's latest, 127 hours (total Moab awesomeness).
Productions may still utilize the cash rebate at 20 percent with a maximum benefit of $500,000 per project.
The UFC's three different incentive programs for film and television production are giving Utah a competitive edge over places like Montana, New Mexico and Chicago.
Utah had a total of 21 projects, 452 production days, created over 1,100 jobs with an estimated economic impact of over $48 million for fiscal year 2010 thanks to the Motion Picture Incentive Fund.
Along with 127 Hours, look for Walt Disney Studio's John Carter of Mars to turn up in theaters next year along with a quirky Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark) film titled Darling Companions.
The movie stars Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline who hunt for their lost dog on the streets and businesses from Park City to Salt Lake City.