Press Releases

From the Heart Productions Short Films Grant Program

Sponsored by the non-profit From the Heart Productions, the prize package for inaugural Roy W. Dean Grant for Short Films has been growing quickly since its inception.  In addition to the $3,000 cash, the winner will now also receive $3,000.00 in music and audio services from well-known composer David Raiklen, $6,000.00 in animation from Emmy award […]

Hwy. 1 South of Big Sur – closed

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1 pm District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Contact: Kevin Drabinski 805-549-3138 or Jim Shivers 805-549-3237 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – UPDATE #3 AFTER PARTIAL LIFTING OF EVACUATION ORDER RESIDENTS NORTH OF RAT CREEK RETURN; THOSE SOUTH STILL SUBJECT TO CLOSURE […]

Film Commission honors Karen Seppa Nordstrand for 30th Year Anniversary

(Jan. 11, 2021–Monterey, Calif.)  — The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors recognized Karen Seppa Nordstrand with a Hollywood “Walk of Fame Star” replica plaque in 2020, in honor of her 30th anniversary year of working for the nonprofit organization. Nordstrand, the Monterey County Film Commissioner, was hired in 1990 by the original executive […]