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Sundance Film Fest boosts Utah’s economy

The numbers are in, and the most recent edition of Sundance Film Fest has been a boon to the economy in Park City. According to a recent economic and demographic study done by the University of Utah's Bureau of Economic and Business Research, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival generated an overall economic impact of a record $92.1 million for the State of Utah, supported close to 2,000 jobs, generated over $18 million in media exposure and provided millions in tax revenue.
June 18, 2009

The numbers are in, and the most recent edition of Sundance Film Fest has been a boon to the economy in Park City. According to a recent economic and demographic study done by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival generated an overall economic impact of a record $92.1 million for the State of Utah, supported close to 2,000 jobs, generated over $18 million in media exposure and provided millions in tax revenue. See the press release for details.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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