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Utah is still the place for filming TV, movies

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Feature-film and television production in Utah may have slowed down, but it continues to be a large source of income for the state. Following is a list of projects that have been filmed in Utah during the past year, as well as their current release status:

Recent video, television or theatrical releases:

"The Darkling." Cast: F. Murray Abraham. Made-for-cable television movie.

"Mission: Impossible 2." Cast: Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton, Dougray Scott, Ving Rhames. Theatrical film.

Awaiting release:

"Joe Dirt." Cast: David Spade, Joe Don Baker, Gary Busey, Roseanne. Theatrical.

"Anasazi Moon." Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Gary Oldman, Mary Steenburgen. Theatrical.

"Baby Bedlam." Cast: Joe Piscopo. Theatrical.

"The Ballad of Lucy Whipple." Cast: Glenn Close, Jena Malone. CBS TV movie of the week.

"Body Slam." Cast: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper. Theatrical.

"Christmas in the Clouds." Director: Catherine Montgomery. Theatrical.

"Cowboys and Angels." Cast: Mia Kirschner, Radha Mitchell, Adam Trese. Theatrical.

"Global Pursuit." Cast: Scott Christopher, Bobby Edner. Theatrical.

"Green Diggity Dog." Cast: Jon Huertas Rippey. Theatrical.

"Jumping for Joy." Cast: Joe Estevez, Rance Howard, Victoria Jackson. Theatrical.

"Message in a Cell Phone." Theatrical.

"Nurse Betty." Cast: Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Chris Rock. Director: Neil LaBute. Theatrical. Opens in theaters nationwide Sept. 8.

"Return to the Secret Garden." Cast: Mercedes Kastner, Michelle Horn, Josh Zuckerman. Theatrical. Opens in area theaters Aug. 19.

"6 Feet Under." Theatrical.

"Squelch." Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Paul Walker, Steve Zahn. Theatrical.

"Vertical Limit." Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Robin Tunney, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn. Theatrical. In theaters Dec. 8.

"Under Contract." Cast: Caryn Greenhut. Cable series pilot.

"The Way of the Gun." Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis. Theatrical. In theaters Sept. 8.

Recently completed filming:

"Road to Redemption." Director: Robert Vernon. Theatrical.

"See You in My Dreams." Cast: Aidan Quinn, Marcia Gay Harden. TV movie of the week.

Currently filming or starting production soon:

"Cover Me." Cast: Peter Dobson, Melora Hardin, Cameron Richardson. Cable television series.

"Touched by an Angel." Cast: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye. CBS television series.


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