Press Releases

Film Commission elects new board officers

(July 16, 2020–Monterey, Calif.)  — The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected officers for the next fiscal year.   Gary Bolen will serve as president, with Cheryl Savage as vice president, Julia Avery-Shapiro as secretary, and Sandi Austin, treasurer.  Former board president Garland Thompson will serve as the board chairperson. Bolen, a SAG […]

California Covid-19 Details

The Monterey County Film Commission wanted to provide a helpful link to California’s statewide industry guidance to reduce risk for COVID-19. This outlines what a business needs to follow, if they’re permitted to open per county health rules. 

Monterey County Film Commission Selects Reyna Bautista Gonzalez the $2,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner

(Monterey, Calif. – May 12, 2020)   Reyna Bautista Gonzalez, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), was named the winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the 2020 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.  The CSUMB senior is originally from Whittier. Another CSUMB […]

Casting Call: Looking for a “Scarecrow” actor…

… and the casting call deadline is extended to the end of February! If you’d like to help out Max’s Helping Paws Foundation and be a part of a mini-musical version of “Wizard of Oz” at their May 9 fundraiser, get in touch with Mark Oman at See more about the nonprofit which helps […]