Welcome to Film-Friendly
There's a great history of filmmaking in Monterey County, and a wealth of film locations for features, commercials, TV projects, and advertising shoots.
The Monterey County Film Commission is a non-profit organization, which promotes our area’s locations, crew and businesses to the film industry, making it easy for filmmakers to take their projects from start to finish here.
We also hold local events and fundraisers, such as movie screenings, film lectures, the Big Night (celebrating the Academy Awards and more. And our "Friends of the Film Commission" support organization keeps members in-the-know on film projects and film commission events.
Created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987, the Monterey County Film Commission works to increase economic development through the film industry, and also to support locals through employment and education related to the film industry. Each year an average of $4 million comes to our area from film production.
The Monterey County Film Commission is a non-profit organization proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television, and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in these areas.