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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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104 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 striking natural beauty keeps crews coming back to Monterey County. "We certainly get a lot of calls for that Big Sur essence, with the wide-open, dramatic coast- line, but there's not just one look here," Nordstrand says. "We also have the Steinbeck Country locations, for example, with ranches, cows and everything else that might be part of a script." "We have these incredible scenic settings that are just so perfect for movies," agrees Monterey Movie Tours founder Doug Lumsden, a past MCFC board member who regularly works with the organization. He calls the com- mission "an extension of the studio." "The impact of the Monterey County Film Commission is huge. Producers want to work in places with great scenery and great opportuni- ties, and Karen and her team make it convenient for teams to film here," Lumsden says. As she connects film crews with that ideal stretch of coastline, historic structure, pastoral setting or private home, Nordstrand also links locals to economic opportunities. She encour- ages area residents to contact the Monterey County Film Commission with potential shoot- ing locations, to alert her team to their film crew expertise, and to watch the MCFC web- site for casting calls. "Filmmaking is a good, clean industry that capitalizes on Monterey County's scenic beauty, while creating jobs for people who live here," she says. "It really is a perfect fit." For more informationon on MCFC, please visit www.f Ocean @ Dolores 831-625-1382 The organization's annual scholarships support film stu- dents and beginning filmmakers who live or study in Monterey County.

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