Press Releases

“Before the Flood” documentary screening

In this award-winning documentary, Before the Flood, actor and environmental spokesperson Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and its possible solutions. A sense of urgency runs throughout the film, balanced by the presentation of potential actions to solve this most critical problem. “Climate change is […]

Hola Mexico Film Festival

Maya Cinemas presents the acclaimed Hola Mexico Film Festival, a collection of the award-winning best Mexican films of the year, September 27 – October 3, 2019 at Maya Cinemas. Hola Mexico Film Festival brings together hilarious comedies and touching dramas that have packed theaters throughout Mexico and been acclaimed by film critics, and Maya has […]

Monterey County Film Commission elects Pete Bassett to Board of Directors

The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected Pete Bassett of Carmel to serve on the board for a three-year term.  Bassett owns Exclusive Home Management, a personal concierge home service on the Monterey Peninsula. He was part-owner of Carmel’s Forge in the Forest Restaurant for 12 years, and served on the board of […]

MCFC Selects Erin Mansel as $2,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner

Erin Mansel, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), was named the 2019 winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program. Her framed award certificate and check were presented at an event at the Club at Pasadera […]