Join Filmmakers VIP Tour of OC Great Park

What other location can provide filmmakers a military backdrop and functional runway for aircraft as well as a concert venue, restaurants, kids park, agricultural fields and even a giant Balloon ride? Don't miss this very special VIP tour of OC's GREAT PARK exclusively for Filmmakers.

This is a rare opportunity to go 'off limits' as this location transitions from the old El Toro Marine Air Station into Orange County's GREAT PARK!  Great Park of Orange County and AMCI, the global testing, marketing and event producer for automotive manufacturers, is hosting a very special, custom VIP tour of the Great Park for filmmakers to showcase this fabulous one-of-a-kind location.

The event, produced by the Media Alliance of Orange County, in conjunction with MCAI’s LA/OC Chapter, the Orange County Screenwriters Association, OC Digital Arts, OC Multi Media Assoc PVN and other OC Media Organizations, offers a fun afternoon at the county's most exciting and versatile location for filming.

 Great Park is 1,400 acres in total and all will be built out eventually. Currently, Great Park has 30 acres built-out including the Hanger cafe, a green belt, and various areas of land. Once finished, the Great Park will be bigger than NYC’s Central Park.

For location filming there are old military living quarters, outbuildings, hangers, air traffic control towers. The huge runways often used for stunt work for vehicles are a feature of the grounds. The American version of the popular TV show, Top Gear, will be utilizing the runways and spaces at Great Park to film their upcoming episodes. Planes can also be landed on the runways. There is plenty of space to shoot any outdoor situation imaginable and you, as a director/producer, have total control of the exterior space. No traffic, no pedestrians, no hassles.

 THE AFTERNOON INCLUDES: 

        1.     A Custom Bus Tour of the Grounds and Facilities for Filmmakers and Media Professionals-including Hangar 295, the Filmmakers 'Basecamp'

        2.     Presentation on the Great Park as a Filming Location now & future

        3.     Networking with other Media Professionals

        4.     Hang out in Hanger 244 (seen on the right) with plenty of free Food - pizza wedges, chicken wraps, Italian sausage and peppers, crab dip with crackers, cheese and grape trays, desserts, and ice tea and lemonade.  Beer and wine can be purchased.

        5.     Free Balloon Rides (you’ve seen it from the Freeway!)

        6.     Free Parking (standard fee is waived for this event only)

        7.     Stay for Swing Dancing in the evening

        8.     A sunset of incomparable beauty

SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE for this Event--Contact Art Kirsch to join other great OC companies such as Creative Media Recording, Post Factory / Gear Monkey and Video Resources Inc. in making this event possible.

MORE ABOUT THE GREAT PARK: The Great Park is situated in the geographic center of Orange County, within the city limits of Irvine—approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about 15 minutes away from John Wayne Airport (SNA), and accessible via the Interstate 5 and 405 freeways, the 133 and 241 toll roads, Amtrak, Metrolink and OCTA transit routes.

Bordering the Orange County Great Park and the Irvine Spectrum shopping center is also the Irvine Transportation Center, a multi-modal facility that bustles with commuters traveling via Metrolink, OCTA bus service, Amtrak, bicycling, vanpooling and carpooling, and even walking.OC Great Park Tour

WHAT: SPECIAL Filmmakers Location Tour of the amazing Great Park in Irvine.

WHEN: Friday, September 24, 2010  4:00pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Hangar 244, Great Park, Irvine.

HOW MUCH: $10.00 in advance via paypal www.maoc.org click on ‘Events” in the main menu $15.00 at the door. Parking fee is waived for this event only

DIRECTIONS: Entrance at Sand Canyon and Marine Way in Irvine.

On the 5 North--Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Right;Turn Left on Marine Way; Turn Left after the Guard Shack; Follow the road signs to Parking

On the 405 North--Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Right; Turn Right on Marine Way; Turn Left after the Guard Shack; Follow the road signs to Parking

On the 5 South--Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Left; Turn Right on Marine Way; Turn Left after the Guard Shack; Follow the road signs to Parking

On the 405 South--Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Left; Turn Right on Marine Way;Turn Left after the Guard Shack; Follow the road signs to Parking

Important Note: Please do not use GPS Systems or online maps. Be advised that there is currently no physical address to the Orange County Great Park; and due to ongoing construction and development in and around the area, roads and traffic conditions are always changing. Please do not rely on directions other than those provided on this site.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to tour one of the premier production locations in Orange County and network with other media professionals.

TO SAVE $5 pay in advance via Paypal at www.maoc.org -- click on ‘Events” in the main menu.

 

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