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


    Retired Business Operations Professional at Cisco Systems

  • Julia Avery-Shapiro, MCFC Board

    Julia Avery-Rudey

    Vice President

    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

  • Brad Barbeau, headshot

    Brad Barbeau, Ph.D.

    Professor of Entrepreneurship at the CSU Monterey Bay College of Business and Executive Director of the CSUMB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development


    Ron Brown

    Architect, ArchWorks

  • Jeff Clark - MCFC Secretary

    Jeff Clark


    Location Manager / Producer / Director

  • Paula Joy MacNab - MCFC

    Paula Joy MacNab

    Realtor / Professional Interior Designer

  • Photo of Annee Martin

    Annee Martin

    Founder and President, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals and Owner AmiCarmel Lifestyle Boutique


    Tanya Olson

    Film Producer / Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired

  • Garland Thompson - MCFC President

    Garland L. Thompson, Jr.

    President Emeritus

    Executive Artistic 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