Support Services


Carmel Mission Inn

3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923

At the gateway to Big Sur, we are ideally located for film & tv productions shooting on California’s Central Coast. 165 relaxing guestrooms, ample on-site parking and 2 open-air shopping villages featuring coffee shops, restaurants, unique shopping plus Safeway, CVS and Starbucks. Over 4,000 sf of indoor meeting space for your office, wardrobe & meetings. Catering available for on-site group dining, plus boxed breakfast and lunches to go. Enjoy our heated pool and hot tub when your day is done.

Contact: Anita Cowen

831-624-6637 (O)

831-747-7880 (C)

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940

Located in Monterey’s heritage district, Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is a gracious haven in the heart of downtown. Picturesque grounds, hacienda-style buildings, and newly reimagined guestrooms pay homage to Northern California's bounty and Spanish heritage. Gather for meals at Estéban Restaurant and savor modern Spanish cuisine featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Lounge by the outdoor pool or rent a bike to explore Monterey.

Contact: Sue Dreyer

831-658-2360 (O)

831-375-2411 (O)

Spindrift Inn

652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Plan an ocean view weekend escape with boutique accommodations that feature canopy beds with plush feather bedding, hardwood floors, cozy fireplaces, and stunning views of Monterey Bay. Wake up to complimentary breakfast, delivered on a silver tray right to your room. Take in panoramic vistas of the Monterey Bay from the rooftop garden or relax with an in-room massage. The California Central Coast is waiting to be explored from the unforgettable stage of the Spindrift Inn.

Contact: Sue Dreyer

831-658-2360 (O)

831-646-8900 (C)

Carmel River Inn

26600 Oliver Road, Carmel, CA 93923

Located in Carmel at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast, Carmel River Inn over looks the Carmel River, featuring 10 acres of gardens. Unique lodging ranging from basic inn rooms to stand alone cottages with kitchens. Pets welcome.

Contact: Michael Alonzo

831-624-1575 (O)

Monterey Bay Inn

242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Stay in one of 49 well-appointed, eco-friendly guest rooms offering exceptional ocean views, delicious continental breakfast delivered to your room, plush euro-top bedding, private balconies, and bathrooms with luxurious granite and marble finishes.

Contact: Sue Dreyer

831-236-8562 (C)

Victorian Inn

487 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Rest in accommodations with fireplaces and private patios or balconies and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. Our charming Central Coast property offers oversized guestrooms and suites perfect for couples and families.

Contact: Sue Dreyer

831-236-8562 (C)

Wave Street Inn

571 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Relax in hip, stylish rooms and suites with contemporary decor, nature inspired accents and plush beds. Then carve out time to explore scenic Monterey. Walk to the beach or take a stroll for local dining and shopping on Cannery Row.

Contact: Sue Dreyer

831-236-8562 (C)

Carmel Green Lantern Inn

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Contact: Michelle Weaver

831-624-4392 (O)

Hilton Garden Inn

Monterey, CA

Contact: Victoria McCaffrey-Hardie

831-333-2404 (O)

Hotel Abrego

Monterey, CA

Contact: Tim Kessler

831-372-7551 (O)

Hotel Carmel

Carmel, CA

Contact: Brett Bird

831-293-6102 (O)

Hyatt Regency Monterey

Monterey, CA

Contact: Nick Del Pozzo

831-657-6571 (O)

Inn at the Pinnacles

Soledad, CA

Contact: Jan Brosseau

831-678-2400 (O)

Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

Monterey, CA

Contact: Cathy Faber

831-642-2017 (O)

La Playa Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Contact: Sammy Ramos

831-293-6108 (O)

Portola Hotel & Spa

Monterey, CA

Contact: Andrea LaRock

831-649-4511 (O)

Sanctuary Beach Resort

Marina, CA

Contact: Dawn Aronson

831-883-5533 (O)

Seven Gables Inn

Pacific Grove, CA

Contact: Susan Flatley

831-372-2308 (O)

Advertising/PR Agencies

Brickman Marketing

395 Del Monte Center, #250, Monterey, CA 93940-6156

The award-winning firm, Brickman Marketing, provides effective Marketing and PR services to a wide variety of non-profit and for-profit clients in the United States. Wendy Brickman, a former Paramount Pictures manager, moved to Monterey in 1990.

Contact: Wendy Brickman

831-594-1500 (O)

Tucker/Hess Productions, LLC

Monterey, CA

Contact: Brandon Hess

323-499-1303 (O)


Monterey, CA

Contact: Carl Parker

831-225-6538 (C)

Aerial Services/Drones

Aerography Aerial Productions

Capitola, CA

Our aerial cinematography will bring your visual narrative to life. Drone pilot, coordination specialists & cameraman for any budget. Cameras include RED ARRI. Shot choreography, multiple teams, licensed/insured, & drone lighting. Local 600.

Contact: Matthew Lavin

917-509-3201 (C)

Specialized Helicopters Inc.

150 Aviation Way, Suite 101, Watsonville , CA 95076

Whether it be Part 107 drone pilots or a professional shoot with a heli-mounted cine-rig Specialized Aviation has the experience and expertise to get the shot. Need a Pilot, aircraft or consultation we are here for you!

Contact: Connor Goure

831-763-2244 (O)

Steve Zmak Photography

Marina, CA

Steve Zmak captures the essence of Monterey through award-winning photography that speaks to the soul. A Monterey County resident since 1996, Zmak knows the landscapes of Big Sur, seascapes of Monterey Bay, and vineyardscapes of the Salinas Valley.

Contact: Steve Zmak

831-883-4459 (O)

Wolfhead Industries

Pacific Grove, CA

Wolfhead Industries is your one-stop shop for everything Production in the greater Monterey and Big Sur region! We have available Camera Packages, G&E, Drone, Crew, and much more. Reach out to us today and let us help make your project a success!

Contact: Travis Geske

831-206-3795 (C)

Golden State Drones

Seaside, CA

Contact: Jonathan Wizard

831-224-0575 (C)

Pinckney Productions

Monterey, CA

Contact: Jim Pinckney

831-375-1964 (O)

Southpaw Studios

Salinas, CA

Contact: Bo Leland

831-902-9270 (C)

Specialized Helicopters

Watsonville, CA

Contact: Chris Gularte

831-763-2244 (O)

Tucker/Hess Productions, LLC

Monterey, CA

Contact: Brandon Hess

323-499-1303 (O)


Monterey Regional Airport

200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey Regional Airport is currently served by four airlines (Alaska, Allegiant, American, and United) serving over 400,000 passengers per year. Direct flights are available to seven non-stop destinations with over 100 connections worldwide.

Contact: Monterey Regional Airport

831-648-7000 (O)

City of King City – Mesa Del Rey Airport

King City, CA

Contact: Steven Adams

831-385-3281 (O)


Alberto Conde Academy

Salinas, CA

Contact: Alberto Conde

408-710-9536 (C)

Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

Salinas, CA

Contact: Michael Mastroianni

831-663-5712 (O)

Noah’s Park Pet Resort

Prunedale, CA

Contact: Mark Stofer

831-240-1043 (C)

Wonder Wood Ranch

Salinas, CA

Contact: Marlo Schalesky

831-235-2234 (C)

Auto/Van/Truck Rental

21st Century Storage

Monterey, CA

Contact: James Smith

831-241-5922 (O)

Hertz Corporation

Salinas, CA

Contact: David Marin

239-241-0499 (C)

Mullet Production RVs

Sandy, UT

Contact: Steve Slack


Casting/Talent Agencies

Christie Every Productions

San Francisco, CA

Creative award-winning Locations, Casting & Drone Productions. COLA Finalist (for Locations) & Cannes Lion Award recipient (for Casting). Creative, fast & current. Levi's, Stella Artois, Ferrari, Nike Golf, Adidas, Visa, Coke, Yahoo, Facebook.

Contact: Christie Every

415-902-0309 (O)

Mirror Images Global Entertainment LLC

Monterey, CA

Your premier casting service for productions in Monterey. We provide local talent for extra casting, along with a national database of professional voice-over artists, celebrity impersonators, tribute bands, and versatile acts to elevate your event.

Contact: Dot Findlater

831-888-4036 (O)

California Models & Talent

Monterey, CA

Contact: Douglas Lee

831-596-9252 (O)

Talent+Plus/Los Latinos Agency

Salinas, CA

Contact: Gail Jones

831-443-5542 (O)

Catering/Craft Service

Pacific Coast Catering

Carmel, CA

Pacific Coast Catering will supply your production set with delicious food anytime, day or night. We utilize fresh, organic, local and sustainable food whenever possible to ensure the highest quality meals or snacks. We offer drop-off and full-service catering. We will find menus that fit your budget and keep your crew satisfied from the first call to the final wrap.

Contact: A.B. Introcaso

831-625-2433 (O)

831-915-0171 (C)

H Jackson Events

3114 Del Monte Blvd., Marina, CA 93933

Elevate your film sets with our luxury catering services in Monterey County. Our high-end culinary creations add sophistication and flavor to every scene, ensuring a memorable dining experience for the film industry.

Contact: Hollie Jackson

360-581-3761 (C)

A Moveable Feast

Carmel Valley, CA

Contact: Michael Jones

831-659-5100 (O)

Eddison & Melrose Tea and Retreats, LLC

Pacific Grove, CA

Contact: Karen Murray

831-601-4851 (C)

Good Time Catering

Seaside, CA

Contact: Lynne Wright

831-899-6993 (O)

Jake’s BBQ

Salinas , CA

Contact: Jake Olmos

831-585-2744 (C)

Jeffrey’s Grill and Catering

Carmel, CA

Contact: Paige Burks

831-277-3599 (C)

Kona Jerry’s BBQ Catering

Marina, CA

Contact: Kona Jerry

831-917-1740 (C)

Main Street Bakery & Catering

Salinas, CA

Contact: Luz Cedillo

831-771-2253 (O)

Poetry In Motion Catering

Watsonville, CA

Contact: Karen Major

831-761-2210 (O)


Salinas, CA

Contact: Nancy Carlisle

831-753-0797x1 (O)

Portobello’s Catering

Salinas, CA

Contact: Ruth Meza

831-753-0797 (O)

Event Production/Party Planning

A to Z Party Rental

Seaside, CA

Contact: Chris Bassett

831-394-6751 (O)

AG Venture Tours

Monterey, CA

Contact: Evan Oakes

831-761-8463 (O)

Central Coast Home Concierge

Carmel, CA

Contact: Kristy Farmer

831-233-6460 (O)

Flor de Monterey

Monterey, CA

Contact: Imalay Navarro

831-375-2451 (O)

Hicks, Kim

Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Kim Hicks

831-475-2641 (C)

Illusions of Grandeur

Carmel, CA

Contact: Kristin Markus

831-899-5488 (O)

Millan, Matthew D.

Carmel, CA

Contact: Matthew Millan

408-761-7618 (C)

Mindwarp Entertainment Productions

Felton, CA

Contact: Chris Butler

831-252-2662 (C)

Nelson the Great Pyrenees, Giant White Therapy Dog

Monterey, CA

Contact: Mike Fitzgerald

808-349-5773 (C)

Paradise Catering

Carmel Valley, CA

Contact: Nancy Rohan

831-659-3417 (O)

The Community Shared Space

Carmel, CA

Contact: Alex Ortiz

831-652-1080 (O)

Graphics/Visual Effects

Glick Design LLC

Carmel, CA

Cost-effective design solutions, graphics, digital artwork and photography. Past and present clients include Monterey County Film Commission, Monterey County Visitors Bureau, & Stonepine Estate. Winner of 2024 American Digital Design Award.

Contact: Robert Glick

808-276-4880 (C)

Glick Design LLC

Carmel, CA

Contact: Robert Glick

808-276-4880 (C)


Athos Insurance Services, LLC

P.O. Box 61102 , Pasadena, CA 91116

Athos Insurance solely focuses on servicing the entertainment, production, event, and recreational industries. We understand deadlines, so always respond with updates and quotes quickly. Apply online to get started at

Contact: Katherine Wong

626-716-9800 (O)

Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services, Inc.

Salinas, CA

Contact: Melissa Langley

831-424-6404 (O), Inc.

Northridge, CA

Contact: David Karubian

888-959-0772 (O)


Big Sur Magic Bus

Big Sur, CA

Contact: Sula Nichols

831-998-0344 (O)

Central Coast Cab Company

Seaside, CA

Contact: Duane Gida

831-626-3333 (O)

Discovery Charters

Castroville, CA

Contact: Richard Dorr

831-633-2877 (O)

Main Event Transportation, Inc.

Monterey, CA

Contact: Chris Elliott

831-646-5466 (O)

Pacific Monarch Ltd.

Marina, CA

Contact: Sara Overstreet

831-883-8900 (O)

West Coast Luxury Limousine

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Contact: Aaron West

424-204-2467 (C)

Marine Services

Monterey Bay Eco Tours

Moss Landing, CA

Contact: Wendy Kitchell

831-200-3454 (O)

Monterey Canyon Research Vessels, Inc.

Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Jim Christmann

831-423-4864 (O)

Out to Sea Monterey

Monterey, CA

Contact: Chris Eubank

831-917-1269 (O)

Thunderbolt Forge Films

San Rafael, CA

Contact: Larry A. Stanley

228-918-3905 (C)

TowBoatUS Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Monte Ash

831-359-0702 (C)

Massage Therapist

Rub Your Hide

Salinas, CA

Contact: Tammy Crees

831-422-4141 (O)

Medical Services

ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

Contact: Spenser Smith

831-324-0772 (O)

ARCpoint Labs of Salinas

Salinas, CA

Contact: Spenser Smith

831-975-4313 (O)

Big Sur Medical Support

Big Sur, CA

Contact: Jeannie Alexander

831-667-2796 (H)

Brady, Kevin

Carmel, CA

Contact: Kevin Brady

831-238-4436 (C)

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP)

Monterey, CA

Contact: Mary Barker

831-625-4505 (O)

Kameo Health – mobile testing

Hermosa Beach, CA

Contact: Alex Ostebo

703-268-3315 (O)

RN with writing/screenwriting experience

Gonzales, CA

Contact: Terry Fisher, R.N.

831-744-6169 (O)

Props/Prop Rental

Kiss Me in Carmel Vintage Rentals

Carmel, CA

Contact: Amy Bendigkeit

630-649-8998 (C)

Realtors/Home Rentals

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

126 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100, Carmel, CA 93923

We serve the Monterey Peninsula with over 150 sales associates and seven local offices. Carmel Rancho 831-626-2222, Carmel by the Sea 831-626-2221, Ocean Avenue, Carmel 831-626-2225, The Lodge at Pebble Beach 831-626-2223, 618 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove 831-626-2224, 650 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove 831-626-2226, and Mid Valley Shopping Center, Carmel Valley 831-250-5866.

Contact: Todd Porteous

831-622-2222 (O)

Steinbeck Real Estate & Steinbeck Mortgage

12 West Gabilan Street, Salinas, CA 93901

By utilizing our deep-rooted community connections, innovative marketing, and well-vetted professionals- Steinbeck Real Estate & Mortgage clients receive the top level of localized services. Our team is committed to providing equal housing services and a diverse range of properties, regardless of location or pre-qualification level. As president of Steinbeck, Angela Savage leads her sales team by precedents and expertise. We are locally owned, women operated and independent.

Contact: Angela Savage

831-417-1000 (O)

831-319-0388 (F)

David Lyng Real Estate

Carmel by-the-Sea, CA

Contact: Paula Joy MacNab

831-333-6261 (C)

PineCone Properties

Carmel, CA

Contact: Lois Carwin

831-626-2800 (O)

Sotheby’s International Realty

Carmel, CA

Contact: Pat Ward

831-236-2268 (C)

Secretarial/Temp Agencies

Express Employment Professionals

Monterey, CA

Contact: Allie Weis

831-920-1857 (O)

Spherion Staffing

Salinas, CA

Contact: Alex Cardona

831-444-6000 (O)


Coleman Security & Investigations. Inc.

5655 Silver Creek Valley Road #232, San Jose, CA 95138

Coleman Security & Investigations has provided exceptional Security Protective Services since the year 2000. We are known for our respect, integrity, and professionalism on film sets. Our Teams are held to the highest standard.

Contact: Troy Coleman

408-608-4927 (O)

Condor Security of America, Inc.

1020 Merrill Street, Suite 2010, Salinas, CA 93901

CSA’s team of experts works diligently alongside you, the client, to ensure our services are tailored to your specific security needs. We go beyond providing basic security services.

Contact: Eilleen Tavarez

831-717-1313 (O)

Gibraltar Security Services, Inc.

325 N. Maple Dr., Ste 5149, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

We are the entertainment industry's "Go-To" security company, providing Personal & Set-Security services. Veteran owned & operated, we bring top-level training and experience to Hollywood for protecting above-the-line talent and productions.

Contact: Gregory Harrison

831-233-1177 (O)

HKC Protective Services

Seaside, CA

Contact: Hector Cardenas

831-521-2306 (O)

Peninsula Security

Marina, CA

Contact: Abdul Razzak

831-393-0716 (O)

Studio Teacher/Childcare

Cerulean Green

Hollister, CA

Contact: Jill Oerman

831-915-0852 (C)

Chambers-Schelhorse, Kathleen

Capitola, CA

Contact: Kathleen Chambers-Schelhorse

415-680-0809 (C)

Traffic Control/Signage

DaRoza, Ed

Capitola, CA

Contact: Ed daRoza

831-238-1066 (C)

Sign Works

Sand City, CA

Contact: Steven Caldeira

831-899-8700 (O)

Vintage Cars/Ships/Aircraft

Monterey Touring Vehicles

Monterey, CA

Contact: Erin

831-337-8800 (O)

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