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Film executive wants movie studio in Park City - The Park Record

There are 12 comments on the Park Record story from Feb 4, 2011, titled Film executive wants movie studio in Park City - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

After making several visits to the Park City area in the past few years, an executive at a motion picture studio in California said his company is interested in building a production facility at Quinn's Junction.

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Industry insider

Kamas, UT

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Hey, kids, Raleigh isn't a studio like Disney or Paramount, it's just a landlord that rents facilities to the companies that produce TV shows, movies, and commercials. It has absolutely nothing to do with Sundance (except maybe a really high budget indie is shot there once in a while). It will use an enormous amount of electricity and also needs a lot of space between the sound stages for the large number of vehicles that are found on any movie lot. None of that is bad, it's just fact.

If they are really determined to be near PC, why not let them deal with MIDA and use some of the Triangle parcel? There can still be a Costco, but at least the Raleigh stuff won't compete with local business.
PC Resident

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Feb 5, 2011
Just exactly what criteria have our leaders used to restrict this property to open space? In the immediate vicinity we have office buildings, a hospital, a concrete batch plant, industrial warehousing, a remote parking lot and a toxic waste dump. Seems like more Summit County/Park City "home cooking" (IE local good ole boy corruption) which will ultimately result in one of two things: losing in litigation over property rights which will cost us all, or, exactly what has happened with MIDA, we will lose all control of the process because the legislature will indeed step into the middle. They, at least, have seen the corruption in the planning and zoning process in Summit County for what it is. Our leaders cry foul over the MIDA deal, but, in fact, they have turned away three other valid proposals which could have accomplished the same goal without the necessity of MIDA becoming involved.
More Scams

West Jordan, UT

#3 Feb 5, 2011
This is just a total scam using the Utah County legislator they bought off to force this on the residents of PC. It is always the legislators from Utah County who are eager and willing to play this game. They have zero integrity. No wonder that is also the capital of investment/ponzi scams.
Bob_Derber_Park_ Meadows

South Jordan, UT

#4 Feb 5, 2011
Yes, Raleigh studios are a rental facilities, but this does not bother me. Post-production and stage assets here could dovetail nicely with Sundance, the Park City Educational Foundation/PCSD and the Visual Arts dept. of UofU and BYU as well as both the PC and Utah economies.
The problem - this is just another Ralph Merrill / MIDA bombshell on Summit County. MIDA board member Jason Perry was all over this two years ago, but instead of putting together a state and local taskforce to get an initiative started, MIDA choose Merrill.
Merrill's conviction for a 300M fraud for selling military ammunition to the government put a little kink in the idea. Kind of hurts to have the same guy who will fraud the military provide a recreational facility for the same people.
But this is Utah. The property is now apparently in the hands of Merrill's attorney - or more interesting, his attorney's son-in-law (but no deed transferring it is to be found in the county records). All is better now in wonderland, and we can proceed with a little special legislation.
Quinn's poses more issues than solutions and my guess is that Raleigh would find this out on further review. Access and traffic are the start, and fiber/data resources are not far behind.
We have great locations that dovetail with Sundance and our existing resources and fit a studio quite nicely. But any 'solution' will not come by another Utah Legislative Edict by the same Lehi Representative who brought us MIDA.
I would urge our own Representatives to exercise a little protection of their turf here. I would also urge MIDA to try putting a little coalition together with the Utah Film Commission, Sundance, the City/County and UofU/BYU/PCSD and, of course,the military - who is one of the largest film producers world-wide. They might find a much more receptive audience here and I, for one, would absolutely support the effort.
Dig Deeper

West Jordan, UT

#6 Feb 6, 2011
This MIDA is an official Utah state government scam. With associations to convicted crooks such as Merill, there is a whole lot more to uncover there.
doc

Taylorsville, UT

#7 Feb 8, 2011
the old wasatch high school may be turned into a film school and studio, now we'll have two on the wasatch back oh goodie. Whatever happened to the Osmonds studio in Orem. this is Erickson and Madsen in the pocket of developers. so much for smaller government, and less gov. intusion into our lives
Jim Jepson

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Feb 12, 2011
The presence of Raleigh Studios would have a great positive impact on the state, county, and city. I'm 100% in favor of them coming to town.

It makes no sense that moronic Park City & Summit County officials are against this.
Wow

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Feb 12, 2011
Industry insider wrote:
Hey, kids, Raleigh isn't a studio like Disney or Paramount, it's just a landlord that rents facilities to the companies that produce TV shows, movies, and commercials. It has absolutely nothing to do with Sundance (except maybe a really high budget indie is shot there once in a while). It will use an enormous amount of electricity and also needs a lot of space between the sound stages for the large number of vehicles that are found on any movie lot. None of that is bad, it's just fact.
If they are really determined to be near PC, why not let them deal with MIDA and use some of the Triangle parcel? There can still be a Costco, but at least the Raleigh stuff won't compete with local business.
Raleigh Studios is the world's largest independent film studio. Studios such as Disney and Paramount rent their space to film huge budget films (Marvel films, Transformers, etc). Yes, they will use a lot of electricity - and they will pay big dollars to the city and county for such services. You're right, none of this is bad.
Ender

Brigham City, UT

#11 Feb 12, 2011
doc wrote:
the old wasatch high school may be turned into a film school and studio, now we'll have two on the wasatch back oh goodie. Whatever happened to the Osmonds studio in Orem. this is Erickson and Madsen in the pocket of developers. so much for smaller government, and less gov. intusion into our lives
Unfortunately, the Osmond Studios has been a drug rehab center and has been for years.

Park City already has a new film school (REEL School) and a top-of-the-line film studio would be an asset to the community.

Film is recession proof and this could bring a great deal of money into Park City during those shoulder months when the tourist industry is crying for help.
PRO STUDIO

Park City, UT

#12 Feb 17, 2011
More Scams wrote:
This is just a total scam using the Utah County legislator they bought off to force this on the residents of PC. It is always the legislators from Utah County who are eager and willing to play this game. They have zero integrity. No wonder that is also the capital of investment/ponzi scams.
Again, are you so uneducated that you don't know which way is up from down? Who are you kidding when you say they bought off anyone? A political contribution is a common form of showing support; it's not brain surgery. It is what it is. Drama is just another form of needing attention. Hi More Scams, want to get coffee? This is all trivial nonsense. You are embarrassing yourself.
PRO STUDIO

Park City, UT

#13 Feb 17, 2011
Bob_Derber_Park_Meadows wrote:
Yes, Raleigh studios are a rental facilities, but this does not bother me. Post-production and stage assets here could dovetail nicely with Sundance, the Park City Educational Foundation/PCSD and the Visual Arts dept. of UofU and BYU as well as both the PC and Utah economies.
The problem - this is just another Ralph Merrill / MIDA bombshell on Summit County. MIDA board member Jason Perry was all over this two years ago, but instead of putting together a state and local taskforce to get an initiative started, MIDA choose Merrill.
Merrill's conviction for a 300M fraud for selling military ammunition to the government put a little kink in the idea. Kind of hurts to have the same guy who will fraud the military provide a recreational facility for the same people.
But this is Utah. The property is now apparently in the hands of Merrill's attorney - or more interesting, his attorney's son-in-law (but no deed transferring it is to be found in the county records). All is better now in wonderland, and we can proceed with a little special legislation.
Quinn's poses more issues than solutions and my guess is that Raleigh would find this out on further review. Access and traffic are the start, and fiber/data resources are not far behind.
We have great locations that dovetail with Sundance and our existing resources and fit a studio quite nicely. But any 'solution' will not come by another Utah Legislative Edict by the same Lehi Representative who brought us MIDA.
I would urge our own Representatives to exercise a little protection of their turf here. I would also urge MIDA to try putting a little coalition together with the Utah Film Commission, Sundance, the City/County and UofU/BYU/PCSD and, of course,the military - who is one of the largest film producers world-wide. They might find a much more receptive audience here and I, for one, would absolutely support the effort.
Bob it's unfortunate that you are not aware of the law with respect to county records and property owner partnerships. It's unfortunate because you have no creditability. A property owned by a partnership is not required to record with the county. Ooops guess you can keep living in la la land wonderland. Ignorance is bliss.
PRO STUDIO

Park City, UT

#14 Feb 17, 2011
Bob_Derber_Park_Meadows wrote:
Yes, Raleigh studios are a rental facilities, but this does not bother me. Post-production and stage assets here could dovetail nicely with Sundance, the Park City Educational Foundation/PCSD and the Visual Arts dept. of UofU and BYU as well as both the PC and Utah economies.
The problem - this is just another Ralph Merrill / MIDA bombshell on Summit County. MIDA board member Jason Perry was all over this two years ago, but instead of putting together a state and local taskforce to get an initiative started, MIDA choose Merrill.
Merrill's conviction for a 300M fraud for selling military ammunition to the government put a little kink in the idea. Kind of hurts to have the same guy who will fraud the military provide a recreational facility for the same people.
But this is Utah. The property is now apparently in the hands of Merrill's attorney - or more interesting, his attorney's son-in-law (but no deed transferring it is to be found in the county records). All is better now in wonderland, and we can proceed with a little special legislation.
Quinn's poses more issues than solutions and my guess is that Raleigh would find this out on further review. Access and traffic are the start, and fiber/data resources are not far behind.
We have great locations that dovetail with Sundance and our existing resources and fit a studio quite nicely. But any 'solution' will not come by another Utah Legislative Edict by the same Lehi Representative who brought us MIDA.
I would urge our own Representatives to exercise a little protection of their turf here. I would also urge MIDA to try putting a little coalition together with the Utah Film Commission, Sundance, the City/County and UofU/BYU/PCSD and, of course,the military - who is one of the largest film producers world-wide. They might find a much more receptive audience here and I, for one, would absolutely support the effort.
Bob it's unfortunate that you are not aware of the law with respect to the requirement to record property ownership with the county under a partnership agreement. It's unfortunate because you have no creditability. Property owned by a partnership is not required to record with the county. Poor Bob, I guess you'll never make it out of la-la land wonderland. Ignorance is bliss. But in your case it's just embarrassing.

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