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December 10, 2012
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Nevada County to entice movie business

Hollywood is about 400 miles away from the center of Nevada County as a crow flies.

Nevertheless, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors is prepared to pass a resolution meant to attract the film business to the scenic jurisdiction during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

In 1984, The California Film Commission was created in an attempt to encourage motion picture, television and commercial filming in the state, according to supporting documents attached to the supervisors agenda.

Out of that commission, the nonproftt Northeast Califonria Counties Film Commission was recently established to promote locations throughout Butte, Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter and Yuba Counties as ideal for filming.

The commission has been tasked with vetting potential filming locations, responding efficiently to production requests, preparing themselves to troubleshoot potential difficulties for producers while acting as a liaison to public agencies for permitting purposes, the document states.

Despite the historic buildings in the area that present an ideal location for various films, the county has not played prominently in any high-profile film schedules in recent years.

In 2006, the Hallmark Channel selected Nevada City as the setting for the original movie “The Christmas Card.”


Nevada County officials announced the temporary closure of offices from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1, in observance of the December holidays and previously announced furlough days.

Closures will not impact access to public-safety and other 24-hour operations.

The following Departments will be open during designated furlough days: departments of District Attorney, Sheriff, Probation, Public Works, Registrar of Voters, Clerk-Recorder, and Public Defender.

The county encourages residents to plan ahead for needed services and to visit for on-line services and for additional information on county departments.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email or call (530) 477-4239.

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The Union Updated Dec 11, 2012 09:51PM Published Dec 14, 2012 06:36AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.