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Fall Production News & Events


October 1, 2023

Fall Production News & Events

California On Location Awards

December 1, Universal City

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists! We are looking forward to celebrating with you at this year's event. For a full list of finalists, please visit: Finalists - California On Location Awards


Meet us at FOCUS 2023

December 5-6, London

We are excited to be attending this year's FOCUS event in London. If you plan to attend we would love to meet with you! Appointments can be made on the FOCUS platform or reach out to us directly by emailing sabrina@upstatecafilm.com. Hope to see you there!
FMI: FOCUS


California Tax Credit News

Upcoming Application Dates

Independent & Non-Independent Feature Films

January 22-24, 2024
Phase II: January 25-29, 2024


Television Series

Recurring & Relocating TV: February 26-28, 2024
Phase II: February 29 - March 4, 2024

New, Pilot & Miniseries:
March 4-6, 2024

Phase II: March 7-11, 2024

FMI or to apply visit: Tax Credit | California Film Commission


New Team Member

Welcoming Lorna

Lorna comes to us from a small British island close to France called Jersey in the Channel Islands. She has been in Redding since 2020 and recently graduated with her Bachelors in Acting. Lorna loves that the film commission has a high focus on hospitality, welcoming and connecting people. Lorna continues to pursue acting opportunities and loves learning about all facets of production. She is really excited to get to work with filmmakers!


Local Spotlight

Ethan Howe, Actor

Ethan grew up in a small town in Alaska and moved to Redding a few years ago. His mother introduced the idea of pursuing voice over acting as a natural combination of his love of acting and playing video games. The seed was planted, and after attending a panel at Comicon a conversation with Crispin Freeman confirmed that was the direction he wanted to go. He moved to California and began taking acting classes in LA, recorded his demo in Santa Monica and landed an agent in Seattle. A few years later he ended up in Redding and he was encouraged by coworkers to apply for a role as an extra on the feature film 'The Dresden Sun' which was filming locally (2022). He reached out to Sabrina Jurisich, the Film Commissioner who connected him on that and other projects and opportunities continued rolling in from that moment forward.

His biggest joy in the industry is being able to collaborate with other amazing artists alongside him. Despite being raised in a rural area with no filmmaking opportunities, Ethan's perseverance is paying off. In the last year, he's secured roles in 5 movies and 1 tv show and he still hopes to achieve his dream to be one of the main characters in a AAA video game.

Ethan shares that this region is appealing to film makers because of the incredible talent and diverse locations. He thanks the Film Commission for providing networking and production opportunities that help kickstart his career. He is thankful for the film commission's knowledge and connections in the industry and for staying connected with everyone, including local actors which is a rare thing.


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