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BIG BLUE LIVE | Begins Aug 31 | PBS

Don’t miss the BBC’s “Big Blue Live” when it airs on PBS at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 with live and pre-recorded segments. More than 5-million viewers in the UK caught the first airing on Aug. 23. The Monterey County Film Commission was pleased to assist with pre-production referrals and contacts for the broadcast event. What a spotlight it puts on our Monterey County and Monterey Bay as one of the best places in the world to see ocean wildlife. More than 20 million viewers and expected to be reached on the live television broadcasts.

Monterey Herald reports that Big Blue Live was number one rated show in the UK on Sunday night with nearly 5,000,000 viewers.

MCFC was pleased to assist production coordinators and producers with pre-production referrals and contacts.

  • Film Commission’s “Focus on Film: Hollywood Press and Public Relations with Jane Ayer” set for Sept. 30 at Museum of Monterey
    The Monterey County Film Commission is bringing Jane Ayer, a noted Hollywood public relations professional, to give the inside scoop and career advice about the role of public relations in the film and entertainment business and Oscar Award® campaigns.

    Jane Ayer “Focus on Film: Hollywood Press and Public Relations with Jane Ayer” will be held at the Museum of Monterey at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a no-host wine reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation at 7:15 p.m.

    Ayer’s publicity savvy has helped propel the fame and award recognition of dozens of film professionals such as Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Ken Burns, Taylor Hackford, Richard Attenborough, Jack Lemmon, Jimmy Stewart, and Kevin Costner, and films from ”Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Back to the Future” to “Gangs of New York” and more.


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The Monterey County Film Commission was created by the
Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987.

Mission Statement

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.