Hello, this is Anthony Riley and Margaret Carter, Directors of the Barstow Film Office. We wanted to take a moment to share our vision for the film office and the numerous successes over this past year.
The film industry is increasing its use of desert locations for feature films and commercial/industrial projects. The City of Barstow has implemented an aggressive strategy to enhance our community to the entertainment industry and allow Barstow to compete for a greater market share of regional, domestic and international production.
• The film office spent much of this last quarter prospecting for new productions to come to Barstow for filming in the spring.
• Our efforts secured an upcoming episode of TOP GEAR hosted by former Friends Co-Star Matt LeBlanc to be filmed at Slash-X in mid-March.
• Tremendous! Entertainment Company recently filmed an episode of “Bizarre Foods” with host Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel here in Barstow at Idle Spurs, and Peggy Sues 50’s Diner in the first part of February 2017. Andrew Zimmern is traveling the historic Route 66, where he will try ranch-dressing soda; judges a calf fry cook-off and dines at some of the most iconic diners along the world-famous highway.