Utah film industry has down year

Utah film industry has down year

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Film Commission's director says the state's film industry experienced a downturn in the past year.

Marshall Moore told film industry leaders Thursday that the state was particularly hard hit in the feature film segment.

Moore says 13 feature films were produced in the state in the past year, with an economic impact of $12.3 million. He did not say how many feature films were produced in the state the prior year or their economic impact.

In 2007, Utah's film industry had a $138 million economic impact and created 1,100 new jobs, more than $25 million in personal income and nearly $3 million in new tax revenues.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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