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Carmel Valley

The dramatic coastline in Monterey County continues to be a draw for filmmakers. In fact, last year Monterey County ranked #3 in number of film days on California State Parks and Beaches. Productions like this indie film, plus fashion shoots and advertising, have found Point Lobos an incredible setting for their visions. We’re here to help if you are thinking of filming in Monterey County!

Monterey County Film Commission Welcomes Gary Bolen to Board of Directors

The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected Gary Bolen of Oak Hills to serve on the board for a three-year term. Bolen recently retired from Monterey Peninsula College, where he was chairman or co-chairman of the MPC Theatre Arts Department for over 12 years. In addition to directing, producing and college committee duties, he taught acting and directing classes. Bolen’s most recent directing efforts for MPC Theatre productions include Les Miserables in 2013, Oklahoma in 2014, and Evita in 2016. Bolen is a member of SAG/AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Big Little Lies

“Big Little Lies” to air in February 2017

The excitement builds for the premiere of the HBO “Big Little Lies” series, set to debut at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. A new billboard in Los Angeles is helping to promote the show. It spotlights the coastline of the City of Pacific Grove. The TV show, which stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, filmed for four weeks in January and May 2016. With a crew of 150, the show brought an estimated $2.5 million to Monterey County communities in support of crew, hotels, goods and services, taxes and more. See the trailer: Big Little Lies.
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The Monterey County Film Commission was
created in 1987 and is funded in part by the
Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

Mission Statement

To inspire and facilitate film and media production throughout
Monterey County, creating positive economic impact.