December 30, 2002: The Lone Pine Film Festival has been selected as a 2003 Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association. A committee of motorcoach and travel industry professionals evaluates the entries based primarily on their appeal and accessibility to motor coach groups. Each year, 100 U.S. and Canadian events are selected for the program. The events range from jazz or history festivals to celebrations of American Indian culture. Originally nominated by California Tourism, the Festival hopes this will mean more busloads of people coming to enjoy the 2003 Festival already in the planning stages. Two bus tours have already reserved 80 places for the weekend of events, concert and dinner in the rocks scheduled for June 11-12. Museum Executive Director Chris Langley will also be meeting seven busloads of tourists during the spring and fall for tours of the locations in the Alabama Hills and the telling of some of our favorite Lone Pine film stories. 2003 already looks to be a busy year for the Lone Pine Film Festival and Museum.