- Film Commission’s “Hollywood in Your Backyard” Film Industry Mixer
Set for The Steinbeck House in Salinas October 29
The next Monterey County Film Commission “Hollywood in Your Backyard” film industry networking mixer will be held at The Steinbeck House on Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The house is located at 132 Central Ave. in Salinas.
The event, an activity of the film commission’s “Reel Friends of the Film Commission” support group, brings together the crew and businesses that can benefit from film production in the area, either financially or through job skill updating. It offers an opportunity to meet film industry professionals such as producers, location scouts, screenwriters and cinematographers.
- 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.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1839
- 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.