Read the recent Wall Street Journal article by Erich Schwartzel about California Pictures, Inc. and Steven Istock's adventures as a "movie producer" in the ever-changing business of making movies in Hollywood.
GREEN LIGHT FROM JAMAICAN FILM COMMISSIONER RENEE ROBINSON ENSURES YEARS OF PRODUCTION SUPPORT FOR JOHN ANDREWS AND CALIFORNIA PICTURES ACTION FILMS IN PRE-PRODUCTION
A recent trip to Jamaica with President Steven Istock and Producer John Andrews solidified the relationship with the Jamaican Film Commission and the excitement and support for John Andrews' “Action Films” is un-stoppable!
RECENT JAMAICAN TRIP SOLIDIFIES CALIFORNIA PICTURES AND PRODUCER JOHN ANDREWS FOR PRODUCTION IN JAMAICA
In August they made the trek to Jamaica to meet with Film Commissioner Renee Robinson about shooting Who Shot The Sheriff and Rude Buay: The Unstoppable movies in Jamaica.
JAMPRO brought the team to Jamaica and John Andrews is primed for a successful year of shooting on Jamaica. "We were amazed at the treatment we were offered," said Mr. Andrews to the Jamaica Gleaner is a recent article. READ THE ARTICLE HERE
Andrews visited several locations in Portland, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Kingston, among other places, for ideal spots to film his two upcoming movies - Who Shot The Sheriff and Rude Buay: The Unstoppable.
Fresh on the heels of the KINGSTON PARADISE success, Mary Wells is already moving on to new films and new story ideas. Read more about this amazing woman and her many accomplishments, putting Caribbean film making on the map!
California Pictures, Inc was recently profiled in the Film&TV section of LA Splash Magazine featuring the Pre-Cannes activities of our busy production company. Check out the article for a break down of a the many exciting films and projects being developed. Special thank to Serita Stevens for adding great background and lots of pertinent information.
Read the article in Variety about the warm reception from peers at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival for Soy Nero and the rising star Johnny Ortiz!
"Soy Nero" follows 19-year-old Nero, an illegal Mexican living in the U.S. (played by Johnny Ortiz), as he joins the army to obtain a shortcut to citizenship. Taking on way more than he previously thought, Nero fights to find his identity, obtain a nationality and stay alive.