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Legendary family unwraps Creston film studio

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Legendary family unwraps Creston film studio

Hollywood Motion Picture Experience will begin filming “Emerald Bay,” the first movie to put Central Coast communities in the spotlight, at the end of next month.

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‘Sideways’ and up: Santa Ynez Valley readies for film’s 10th anniversary

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on ‘Sideways’ and up: Santa Ynez Valley readies for film’s 10th anniversary

“I woke up and everything was different,” said Frank Ostini, owner of The Hitching Post II. “Reservation requests at the restaurant literally tripled and we’ve never looked back.”

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Film productions reel in $4.1M for SLO County

By   /  Thursday, February 27th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Film productions reel in $4.1M for SLO County

Film production in San Luis Obispo County is on a roll, creating an estimated $4.1 million economic impact last year over 183 filming days. Notable credits include ABC’s “The Taste” and a slew of car commercials.

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Westlake film makers bank on fraternity humor site

By   /  Friday, September 21st, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Westlake film makers bank on fraternity humor site

Word, brah. A pair of Westlake Village film industry veterans are out to raise $3.5 million to make a motion picture based on Total Frat Move, a wildly popular website that chronicles, sometimes crassly but always humorously, Greek life on campus from the male viewpoint. The brand’s ultimate owners hope it will ultimately become a Read More →

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Editorial: Ventura County’s green farming ready for spotlight

By   /  Friday, July 20th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura County’s green farming ready for spotlight

Ventura County’s ability to be an attractive location for filming depends heavily on its ability to preserve its historic landscape and culture.

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Film industry is a star-studded boost for Santa Barbara hotels

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Columns, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Film industry is a star-studded boost for Santa Barbara hotels

For hotels in Santa Barbara, the annual film festival starts the year off with a kick.

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