Park City Film Studios, a mixed-use film studio and creative campus under development on Kearns Boulevard, announced this week that ABC Entertainment Group has selected the studios to be its base for the production of the first season of a new prime time series, “Blood & Oil.” The 374,000-square-foot, mixed-use facility includes sound stages, production offices, and an array of studio services including the digital motion capture stage and technology.
“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 we are very excited to be working with ABC on this project.”
The Utah Film Commission recently announced the new TV drama is the first network series in 10 years to be filmed on location in Utah. “Blood & Oil” will air on Sunday nights and premiere on Sept. 27, 2015. The drama series feature 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 will play the part of North Dakota in this series inspired by true-to-life oil industry events.
“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.” The production will hire 300 local cast and crew members and it is predicted to inject $35 million into the local economy. The Film Studio site is designed to support all stages of moviemaking, and in the future will feature a hotel, restaurants and retailers.
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