Rob Reiner's new film lands in Utah
Seasoned film director Rob Reiner’s (When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride) next feature, Being Charlie, will shoot in Salt Lake City from April, Utah’s film commission has announced.
The project is from Domain Entertainment with a screenplay by Reiner’s son Nick, and it is anticipated that 100 local cast and crew will be hired over the next few weeks.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board approved a maximum tax incentive of $265,494 through the Motion Picture Incentive Program – a figure which represents 25% of dollars left in the state.
The film’s producer, Lucas Jarach, has experience of working in the Beehive State, having turned parts of Salt Lake City into a Mexican border town for the Billy Zane/Sharon Stone thriller Border Run in 2011.
Jarach said of the location choice: “The state’s professional top-notch crews and artists, its world class infrastructure and the warmth of its people all make it one of my favorite locations to shoot… It’s ultimately why I’m returning to Salt Lake City with Rob Reiner’s new film, ‘Being Charlie. The tax incentive program is also extremely attractive for independent producers.”
Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission, stated: “We’re thrilled to have filmmaker Rob Reiner working on an independent production in Utah. We’re equally excited to welcome Lucas Jarach back. We’ve found that once film clients discover Utah and all we have to offer in locations, talent and incentives, the clients become great ambassadors for our film industry.”