Film Kanab is your one-stop resource for film, TV, and commercial production across Southern Utah. Kanab is home to the entertainment industry in Southern Utah and for good reason it is known as, "Little Hollywood." The Kane County Film Commission (Film Kanab) provides support services for film crews and creative artists from around the world. Our goal is to make it easier and cost effective to film in Kane County, Utah. We offer many services and advice on location scouting, film permits, food, lodging, travel, local production crew members and more.
Southern Utah has great weather, very diverse locations from Zion National Park to vast sand dunes to snow capped peaks. Our vast array of tools and resources will help you navigate all sorts of production issues, from work permits to on-set safety. Find links and contact info for relevant government agencies, industry associations, production directories, entertainment job listings and more. The office maintains a locations database of properties and provides scouting assistance as well as certifying projects for the tax incentive. With its temperate climate, great variety of locations, large crew base and pro-business focus, Kanab is now a leading destination in the world for filming.
The City of Kanab is the county seat for Kane County, the central, and southernmost county of Utah. It is situated in the center of what is commonly known as the “Grand Circle,” a series of state and national parks and monuments, including Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, Lake Powell, the Grand Staircase, along with many more locations that are perfect for any kind of film shoot. Below you can watch a short video where Kelly Stowell the Film Commissioner for Kane County talks about what the area and organization provide to film crews looking to shoot in the area. We look forward to helping you make your next project in Kanab a success!
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Kanab, Utah and the surrounding region is a dramatic region for film, television and photography. The Kane County film commission provides location scouting and other services to film crews and creative artists from around the world.
The movie-making history of Kanab, a town commonly known as “Little Hollywood” because of its history in hosting the making of hundreds of Western films, began in the early 1920s and continued into the late 1970s. In fact, more Western films were made in Kanab, Utah, than in any other place aside from California. The first film made in Kanab’s long, movie-making history was “Deadwood Coach,” filmed in 1924 by producer Tom Mix. By 1949, one hundred Western films had already been produced in the Kanab, Utah area, with the film “Sierra” recognized as the one-hundredth movie.
Though Western film production slowed in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Kanab area has hosted the production of films as late as 2001 and 2007, with the production of the films “Planet of the Apes” and “A Monster in the Attic.” Kanab is the county seat for Kane County, the central, southernmost county of Utah. It is situated in the center of what is commonly known as the “Grand Circle,” a series of state and national parks and monuments, including Bryce Canyon National Park, The Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park.
The movie-making history of Kanab has left a legacy of events and tourist attractions. Among the most popular are the Parry Lodge, Frontier Movie Town, the Western Legends Roundup Celebration, and the Kanab Canyon and Johnson Canyon movie sets.
The Parry Lodge was established by the three Parry brothers, Whit, Chaunce, and Gron. They assisted Tom Mix with his transportation and commuter needs in the production of “Deadwood Coach.” Convinced of the future, successful role Kanab would play in Western movie-making history, the Parry brothers targeted the film industry in Hollywood by widely publicizing the unique natural features of the Kanab area and its suitability for Western films. They almost single handedly began the sudden influx of Western movie making in Kanab, Utah.
In order to accommodate growing demand, the Parry Brothers established Parry Lodge, an old Victorian home, as the main source of accommodations for all parties involved in the Kanab movie industry. Still open for accommodations today, the Parry Lodge boasts former movie-star guests ranging from Ronald Reagan to Frank Sinatra. It is a blast from the past where any visitor can step back in time and consider himself part of the Old West. Parry Lodge is located just off Highway 89 on 89 East, Center St. and is open all year.
Frontier Movie Town invites visitors to explore remaining movie sets and memorabilia in a reconstructed, old-town setting. One enters through the gift shop and continues on to the movie town on the back lot. Though Frontier Movie Town offers free admittance, perhaps the most appealing attraction is the movie town’s genuine, Dutch-oven dinners served at the Chuck wagon cookout. Frontier Movie Town is located in Kanab at 297 West, Center Street and is open from March–December.
Finally, any visitor should see the Kanab Canyon and Johnson Canyon movie sets. The Kanab Canyon movie set is located five miles north of Kanab and was the location for movies including Lone Ranger and The Apple Dumpling Gang. Johnson Canyon movie set, perhaps the largest Kanab set, can be viewed only from the road due to its state of general disrepair. It can be viewed from Johnson Canyon Road off Highway 89. Unfortunately, the famous Paria Movie Set became a victim of arson and is no longer available as a tourist attraction.
Our goal is to make it easier and cost effective to film in Kane County, Utah. We offer many services and advice on location scouting, film permits, food, lodging, travel, local production crew members and more.