Kevin Costner filming western drama in Utah
Kevin Costner is filming western drama Yellowstone at Utah Film Studios in Park City, in the north of the state.
The facility offers 45,000 sq ft of stage space, alongside workshops and production offices.
Yellowstone is a ten-part western featuring Costner as the head of a family that runs America’s largest contiguous – or unbroken – ranch, and depicts the physical and political challenges of the job.
The series is directed by Taylor Sheridan (pictured), who specialises in frontier stories and previously filmed the wilderness thriller Wind River in Utah.
Yellowstone was approved for incentive support over the summer and is expected to deliver around $30m for the state.
“Utah is a really unique location as the mountains are so close to the city,” said Sheridan when Yellowstone first secured its incentive support.
“Coupled with its incentive programme, experienced crew and the Park City Studios, I think Utah is at the forefront of what will become a much bigger film industry.”
Utah Film Studios has opened this year on the site of the former Park City Film Studios, which was used as a production base for Wind River and also hosted the short-lived TV drama Blood & Oil.
Utah offers a base 20% tax credit as part of its filming incentive programme, but its annual film fund is limited to $8.3m, meaning the state is overshadowed regionally by New Mexico and California.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Utah.
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