- New Legislation to keep California more competitive with film production
Great news: Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1839, a program that increases California’s tax credit to $330 million a year for movies and TV shows produced in California. Without such support, the state would continue to see the decline in filming and its positive economic impact due to much larger incentive programs luring business to other states and countries. There’s also a 5% bump in funding if the selected productions go to places like Monterey County, outside the Hollywood zone. For the latest information on applying, go to www.film.ca.gov as details are finalized.
- The nonprofit Monterey County Film Commission is most appreciative of an $800 check from Bill Carmichael, a realtor with Big Block Realty in Carmel Valley. Thanks to his “Community Giving Initiative” he donated a portion of his commission on a house sale. This creative funding source will help support our programs and ensure more of the “lights, cameras, and economic action” for Monterey County through on-location film production. Check out more of his program at www.BillCarmichael.com.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1839
Jeff Clark and Bill Carmichael
- MCFC Updates Film Resources Guide to Crew, Services
We are updating information on crew, services and more on our website’s Film Resources Guide. If you are looking to be hired in Monterey County or have your company highlighted, review the category options and then go to Advertise button on this website. You can input your information there and get a free listing with just your name, company name, phone number and email address. If you’d like to enhance your listing, you can have additional details with logo or photo for just $60 a year per category. Leverage your own marketing efforts quickly and easily! If you have questions, email us at Moira@filmmonterey.org.
- Production Alert: Caltrans Film Restrictions Hwy. 1/Big Sur needing ITC: May 23—Sept 2, 2014 MORE DETAILS