Utah gives 2 film companies tax credits

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah will offer two film companies tax credits totaling more than $1.6 million as incentives to make their pictures in the state.

The board of the Governor's Office of Economic Development on Thursday approved a tax credit for Salt Lake-based Lumenas Studios to create a feature-length film called "The Legend of Santa Claus."

The incentive is a tax credit after the project wraps of up to 20 percent of the total dollars left in Utah, with a ceiling of $1 million.

The project, expected to leave $5 million in Utah, will involve about 116 Utah crew members.

The board also approved incentives for Salty Pictures to film "Den Brother," a feature-length cable movie for Disney.

The tax credit gives back up to 20 percent of the total dollars left in Utah by the production, with a credit cap of $672,378.


Information from: Deseret News

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