About MCFC

The mission of the Monterey County Film Commission is to inspire and facilitate film and media production throughout Monterey County, creating positive economic impact.

Created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987, the Monterey County Film Commission works to increase economic development through the film industry, and also to support locals through employment and education related to the film industry. Each year an average of $4 million comes to our area from film production.

Board of Directors

Monterey County Film Commission’s volunteer Board of Directors is seeking additional volunteer board members from all parts of Monterey County, especially the Salinas Valley and South County.

If interested call 831-646-0910, email info@FilmMonterey.org, or download an application form.

  • Sandi Austin - MCFC Treasurer

    Sandi Austin


    Business Operations Professional at Cisco Systems

  • Julia Avery-Shapiro, MCFC Board

    Julia Avery-Shapiro


    Senior Communications Specialist, Capital Insurance Group


    Pete Bassett

    Owner of Exclusive Home Management

  • Gary Bolen - MCFC Vice President

    Gary Bolen


    Member of SAG/AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association and the Academy of Television

  • Jeff Clark - MCFC Secretary

    Jeff Clark

    Producer / Director

  • Leigh Eck, MCFC Board

    Leigh Eck

    Program Director, MEarth

  • Gloria Gargiulo - MCFC Treasurer

    Gloria Gargiulo


  • Paula Joy MacNab - MCFC

    Paula Joy MacNab

    Realtor/Professional Interior Designer

  • Cheryl Savage - MCFC

    Cheryl Savage

    Vice President

    Owner of Pasadera Realty Group

  • Garland Thompson - MCFC President

    Garland L. Thompson, Jr.


    Executive Director, Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop

  • Paul Ventura - MCFC

    Paul Ventura

    Casting Agent/Writer/Painter

In Memoriam

  • Richard Tyler - MCFC

    Richard Tyler

    Director Emeritus

Staff Members