- Film Student Nicholas Fryou selected as winner of the $2,000
Monterey County Film Commission Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award
Nicholas Fryou, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the winner of $2,000 in the 2013 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award.
Fryou, who is from Aromas, is a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay, majoring in Teledramatic Arts and Technology. He will use the award for the production expenses of a dramatic Western he plans for his Capstone, a senior film project required as a final thesis film by CSUMB. MORE
- MCFC at the California Locations Conference in Santa Monica
Monterey County was represented at the CA Locations Conference in April by film commissioner Karen Nordstrand. This event has grown and gathers film production decision makers, location professionals for networking, panel discussions and more, aimed at sharing information on improving location filming in California. The event is co-hosted by Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) and the California Film Commission.
- Production Alert: Summertime Filming Restrictions on Highway One in Portions of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties
Please note that between May 24 and September 3, 2013, summer restrictions will be placed on filming activities on the segment of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties between Carpoforo Creek (SLO-1-71.3) and San Jose Creek (Mon-1-71.2) near Carmel Highlands. Prohibited during this time period are all film requests for intermittent traffic control (ITC), rolling breaks or lane closures. The restricted area includes Bixby Bridge.
Caltrans District 5 has historically honored a summertime prohibition of any traffic control within this segment of Highway 1 at the request of Monterey County and the coastal communities. Any deviation from the prohibition would require both a Board Resolution by Monterey County and concurrence from the District 5 Traffic Manager.
Please contact Caltrans District 5 Permit Engineer Steve Senet at (805) 549-3206 or California Film Commission Permit Coordinator, David Booth, at 323.860.2960, extension104 with any questions.
- Traffic Alerts for Highway One closures and traffic delays. A permanent
viaduct is being constructed about 15 miles south of Carmel near the Rocky
Creek Bridge. Caltrans construction details--including overnight closure
plans--should be checked regularly at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/rocky_crk/index.htm and http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/ or call the Hwy. 1 Toll-Free Hotline at 888-836-0866.