Monterey County Film Commission

Monterey County Film Commission Welcome to the OFFICIAL page for the Monterey County Film Commission! www.filmmonterey.org
A nonprofit organization working to increase the economy in Monterey County through on-location filming and enhanced business for crew, businesses and services related to the film industry. Since our inception, MCFC has tracked more than $111 million is positive economic activity throughout Monterey County.
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Congratulations to Fleccia Wilson, event coordinator for the Monterey sector of the State Parks in Monterey County, who ...
12/20/2019

Congratulations to Fleccia Wilson, event coordinator for the Monterey sector of the State Parks in Monterey County, who was nominated for a California On Location Award by the Monterey County Film Commission. She was this year's winner for Public Employee of the Year--State! The COLA Awards event also had John Stamos awarding the Golden Slate Award to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. The awards recognize excellence and value in keeping film business in California for its economic boost.

What a classic place!
12/20/2019

What a classic place!

Wrapped in red at Pine Inn is the only way to spend the holidays. 🎅🏻

The Monterey County Film Commission's gift basket--full of Monterey Peninsula goodies--went to Dan Beal, the Location Ma...
12/20/2019

The Monterey County Film Commission's gift basket--full of Monterey Peninsula goodies--went to Dan Beal, the Location Manager of the Year for commercials at the Dec. 15 California On Location Awards show in LA. He managed the Red Bull "Air Force Supermoon" commercial with its jaw-dropping stunts and a wingsuit flight over downtown LA. Here he'll get to enjoy accommodations at Hotel Abrego, tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Movie Tour, dining at Paluca Trattoria and more!

Our Monterey Osio Theater--a nonprofit-- is offering membership benefits now.
12/19/2019
Osio Theater Membership Drive - Save 10%

Our Monterey Osio Theater--a nonprofit-- is offering membership benefits now.

This year for the holidays, purchase an Osio Theater membership! They make great gifts for locals. We're now offering 10% off all membership fees, November 29 - December 25, 2019.

Last Sunday the Monterey County Film Commission, along with the other 40 Film Liaisons in California film offices and th...
12/18/2019

Last Sunday the Monterey County Film Commission, along with the other 40 Film Liaisons in California film offices and the California Film Commission celebrated the film professionals who keep filming in California for its economic impact. MCFC was recognized as a Cobalt sponsor.

This Sunday, December 15, we will celebrate and honor excellence in Location Professionals this year at the 25th Annual California On Location Awards.

This event would not be possible without the help of all of our incredible sponsors. We would like to take a moment to thank them from the bottom of our hearts in joining us to continue this important way of recognizing the professional excellence of location managers, scouts, and public employees across the state.

Please keep them in mind for any of your production and business needs throughout the year!

What's Happening this Weekend: December 13-15 2019
12/11/2019
What's Happening this Weekend: December 13-15 2019

What's Happening this Weekend: December 13-15 2019

ALL WEEKEND DANCE KIDS NUTCRACKER WITH MONTEREY COUNTY POPS! ORCHESTRA LIVE Location: Sunset Center, San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA Time: Starting: Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Check out #66!
12/11/2019
100 best TV shows of all time

Check out #66!

Stacker explores the 100 top-rated TV shows of all time. The shows with the highest IMDb score are ranked the highest, with #1 being the best TV show of all time, as rated by IMDb users, and with ties broken by the number of votes.

Get in the holiday spirit and help support the Theatre Arts Department at Monterey Peninsula College Dec. 13, 14, and 15...
12/10/2019

Get in the holiday spirit and help support the Theatre Arts Department at Monterey Peninsula College Dec. 13, 14, and 15. That's when "A Christmas Carol," performed as a one-man show by Gary Bolen, is happening. Gary retired as the department's chair, and now serves on the MCFC Board of Directors. Get tickets soon...it's not to be missed!

Congratulations to HBO's "Big Little Lies" Season 2 for its Golden Globes nominations....for Best TV Series Drama, Best ...
12/10/2019
2020 Golden Globe Awards: A look at the nominees in top categories

Congratulations to HBO's "Big Little Lies" Season 2 for its Golden Globes nominations....for Best TV Series Drama, Best Performance by an Actress for Nicole Kidman, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Meryl Streep! Thanks for coming to the Monterey Peninsula to film, and good luck to all.

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday. The Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Jan. 5 from the

See Monterey
12/08/2019

See Monterey

Larger than life! One of many John Cerney's giant works of art gracing the Salinas Valley and beyond. Post your favorite photo of his work!!

Carl Outzen, who owns the building where the Monterey County Film Commission has its office, was honored with a special ...
12/06/2019

Carl Outzen, who owns the building where the Monterey County Film Commission has its office, was honored with a special replica Walk of Fame star for his decades of support for the film commission as a nonprofit working to boost the local economy through filmmaking. The presentation was at the recent MCFC Board of Directors meeting.

Good morning Monterey...seagulls resting after the storms.
12/05/2019

Good morning Monterey...seagulls resting after the storms.

Our latest direct mail to filmmakers reminds that Monterey County is "more than the shore."  Great ranches, barns, dirt ...
12/03/2019

Our latest direct mail to filmmakers reminds that Monterey County is "more than the shore." Great ranches, barns, dirt roads and more of the "Steinbeck Country" looks are available for commercials, fashion shoots, and films. See more locations on our website, www.FilmMonterey.org.

Filming helps boost California's economy and employs thousands.  Reel jobs are real jobs.And congratulations to Location...
11/20/2019
‘Ford V Ferrari’ Revved Up California’s Economy By $101.6 Million

Filming helps boost California's economy and employs thousands. Reel jobs are real jobs.And congratulations to Location Manager Robert Foulkes for a job well done on this film. He also came to Monterey County scouting for "Ratched" which comes out on Netflix next year.

Ford v Ferrari fueled California’s economy by more than $101.6 million during the 68 days it filmed in the state, including more than $73 million in local workers’ wages, the Motion Picture A…

View from Paluca Trattoria, the inspiration for Big Little Lies, Season One.  Some teasing going on about a Season 3...w...
11/18/2019

View from Paluca Trattoria, the inspiration for Big Little Lies, Season One. Some teasing going on about a Season 3...what do you think?

Take in the charming sights of Pacific Grove!
11/13/2019
Christmas at the Inns in Pacific Grove

Take in the charming sights of Pacific Grove!

Christmas at the Inns Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 & 4 Tickets must be purchased or picked up at will-call at the Chambers office

Been everywhere?
11/13/2019
Explore Pacific Grove Beaches

Been everywhere?

Explore some of the most beautiful beaches in California, located right on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove, California (affectionately known as Butterfly Town USA). From blue lagoons and white sandy

Monterey Bay Aquarium
11/09/2019
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

35 years on, Julie's steadfast leadership has made us who we are. Ease into the weekend with this wonderful writeup from the Monterey County Weekly!

Fall in the majestic Salinas Valley and Hahn vineyards.Photos:  Karen Seppa  Nordstrand
11/05/2019

Fall in the majestic Salinas Valley and Hahn vineyards.
Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

Happy Halloween and on to Fall!
11/01/2019

Happy Halloween and on to Fall!

7 Best Sunset Spots in Monterey County
10/30/2019
7 Best Sunset Spots in Monterey County

7 Best Sunset Spots in Monterey County

Here in Monterey County, sunset is our favorite color. Whether you’re soaking in the day’s final rays on Carmel’s white sandy beach or overlooking the bountiful ag fields of the Salinas Valley, there’s a special place in

Great weather for fliming at Monterey's Cannery Row.
10/29/2019

Great weather for fliming at Monterey's Cannery Row.

Good morning Monterey!Photos:  Karen Seppa Nordstrand
10/22/2019

Good morning Monterey!
Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

10/22/2019

Morning light Monterey

From Big Little Lies to The Batman...Zoe goes from one of the "Monterey 5" to play Catwoman!
10/15/2019
Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’

From Big Little Lies to The Batman...Zoe goes from one of the "Monterey 5" to play Catwoman!

“Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.&…

Just 15 minutes south of Carmel you can capture the beauty of Big Sur at Rocky Point Restaurant.  Photos:  Karen Seppa N...
10/15/2019

Just 15 minutes south of Carmel you can capture the beauty of Big Sur at Rocky Point Restaurant. Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

Picture perfect oceanside in Carmel this weekend.Photos:  Karen Seppa Nordstrand
10/07/2019

Picture perfect oceanside in Carmel this weekend.
Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

Lots of photo ops at the Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade today, with school kids dressed on themes...and Kindergarteners ...
10/05/2019

Lots of photo ops at the Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade today, with school kids dressed on themes...and Kindergarteners get their wings as the Monarchs. Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

Carmel.. such a special village.
10/04/2019
Carmel by the Sea

Carmel.. such a special village.

Nestled amidst stunning coastal beauty and a fairytale-style village, Carmel's hotels and inns provide an unparalleled sense of discovery. Explore a host of Carmel hotel and inn special offers and book your getaway today!

Can't say thank you enough...to Honest Engine Films....our major sponsor at MCFC's successful Big Little Lies 2 premiere...
10/01/2019

Can't say thank you enough...to Honest Engine Films....our major sponsor at MCFC's successful Big Little Lies 2 premiere event in June. Chris Carpenter accepted the "Gift of Fame" star on behalf of Monterey's Honest Engine Films at the recent MCFC board meeting. It was presented by Board President Garland Thompson, who also was MC at the fundraiser attended by more than 400 people at the new Monterey Conference Center. Thanks to all who came and all the many donors of fantastic food and "big little libations."

Pacific Grove's Butterfly Parade this Saturday, and a screening of a film about the Monarchs in the town.
10/01/2019

Pacific Grove's Butterfly Parade this Saturday, and a screening of a film about the Monarchs in the town.

Arts Council for Monterey County
09/11/2019

Arts Council for Monterey County

The legendary Ansel Adams led local leaders to establish the Cultural Council in 1982. His goals were to improve the quality of life for everyone in the region, leverage state & national resources & connect artists & arts organizations in a more powerful way. The Cultural Council became the current Arts Council for Monterey County in 2007!

#Arts4MC
#ArtsEdWeek
#BecauseOfArtsEd
#Arts4MontereyCounty

Arts Council for Monterey County
09/11/2019

Arts Council for Monterey County

The legendary Ansel Adams led local leaders to establish the Cultural Council in 1982. His goals were to improve the quality of life for everyone in the region, leverage state & national resources & connect artists & arts organizations in a more powerful way. The Cultural Council became the current Arts Council for Monterey County in 2007!

#Arts4MC
#ArtsEdWeek
#BecauseOfArtsEd
#Arts4MontereyCounty

Hope you get your vitamin sea this weekend...maybe at Monterey's Del Monte Beach, where Big Little Lies filmed. Photos: ...
09/06/2019

Hope you get your vitamin sea this weekend...maybe at Monterey's Del Monte Beach, where Big Little Lies filmed. Photos: Karen Seppa Nordstrand

It's on!  the Monarch Film Festival in Pacific Grove is today and tomorrow...see their website for more details.  Local ...
09/06/2019

It's on! the Monarch Film Festival in Pacific Grove is today and tomorrow...see their website for more details. Local filmmakers screening their work on the big screen too. Don't miss it.

09/04/2019
Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Experience the romance, the intrigue, and the grandeur. Downton Abbey, the motion picture event, is in theaters September 20th.

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801 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA
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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
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