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Filming Increases In Tuolumne County

Hollywood’s filming of movies, shows, documentaries, commercials and other projects in Tuolumne County, is beginning to increase substantially, compared to recent years.

Tuolumne County Film Commissioner, Jerry Day, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

According to Day, there have been six productions just within the past forty days. Additionally, three location scouts have visited the area and Day himself gave a personal tour of Tuolumne County to six other location scouts.

One of the six productions was for PBS’s “American Experience”, which will focus on the life of John Muir. Another production was for a show entitled “How the Earth was Made” which will focus on this area’s gold. It will eventually be seen on the Discovery Channel. Additionally, Railtown 1897’s State Park’s “Old Engine Number 3” was the exclusive focus for a show called “Ultimate Restorations”.

A couple of American movies have also wrapped up. Parts of Tuolumne County were utilized for the filming.

Day says it is nice to have the Hollywood industry back in the motherlode. For the past few years, several foreign projects have been filmed in the area, as numerous countries have been taking advantage of the weak American dollar.

“Friends of the Film Commission” is a group that showcases the several historical highlights of filming in Tuolumne County and is part of the Film Commission. This Saturday at Noon, Day is inviting the public to a $3 showing of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” which was filmed in Kennedy Meadows in 1942 and 1943. Special speakers will be on hand to discuss the film. The event will take place at Sierra Bible Church.

For more information call (209) 533-4117

The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

Written by mark@mlode.com