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“Big Little Lies” – Filmed in Monterey County – Named Finalist for COLA Award

Big Little Lies TV SeriesFinalists for COLAs were selected from nearly 150 submissions, with winners determined in voting by members of Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), past COLA winners, and a steering committee of Teamsters Local 399 members. The invitation-only COLA event has grown to become the largest awards program and industry event.

The Monterey County Film Commission is a member of FLICS, a statewide nonprofit corporation with more than 40 member film commissions benefiting from the organization’s development of standards, guidelines, education and marketing resources.

Generation Brazil 2014

Filming Generation BrazilBrazilian Telenovela, “Generation Brazil 2014,” was filmed in Monterey County (and San Francisco) in March 2014.

Locals were hired as extras and crew, and locations included Big Sur’s Bixby Bridge and Highway One, a mansion in the Monterey hills, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and more. Bat-winged skydivers, upscale wedding scene, fancy cars…..and much more. — Karen

Below is a link to the Brazilian Telenovela, “Generation Brazil 2014,” which was filmed in Monterey County (and San Francisco) in March 2014:

Made in Monterey “Big Sur”

It’s another “Made in Monterey County”movie! On Nov. 1 the film “Big Sur,” based on Jack Kerouac’s novel, opens in theaters. It stars Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Kerouac, Kate Bosworth as Billie, Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady, Radha Mitchell as Carolyn Casady, and Anthony Edwards as Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Michael Polish directed.

Carmel By the Sea – The Movie!

At last the film with the name of its main film site, “Carmel-by-the-Sea”, has been completed and had its Hollywood sneak premiere for media and production on March 9 at the Arclight Theater. The movie shot in Carmel in 2009, and captured the last of its local images in December 2010. Among the stars are Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina and Dina and Scott Eastwood.