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By Alex Gallagher, Progress Arts Editor May 31, 2023

When HB 2156 passed the state House last year and enabled movie production companies to get up to $25 million for filming activities in Arizona, it caught the attention of many filmmakers.

Among them were Chris and Carissa Dalton, who grew up in Scottsdale and co-own the production company Huck & Dorothy.

After growing up here, the couple headed for Tinseltown with the big dream of writing, directing, producing and starring in a major production. However, they were surrounded by a staggering cast of creative minds looking to do the same.

Then, around 2020, Dalton began to notice that most of his and his wife’s work had been coming from their native state. So, they decided to pack their bags and return home.

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Christopher Dalton

Author Christopher Dalton

Christopher Dalton has worked for two decades (yikes) writing for businesses, individuals, non-profits, and more. He has mentored and coached, consulted with and taught writers extensively for the last 10 years. Christopher has experience in online and in-person sessions, and has just completed a two-year program training film writers to work with actors and directors in a lab-style setting. As a ghostwriter, Christopher has written over 13 books. As a screenwriter-for-hire, he has written 11 screenplays. He has aslo released a novel , Nicholas and the Keeper of Names, an illustrated fairytale, The Lantern Heart, a feature film, All The Dragons, and a co-authored non-ficition book, Redeem California: With God Nothing is Impossible.

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