Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 Legislative strategy meeting

IATSE Local 480 will be hosting a legislative strategy meeting on January 12, 2013 at 1pm at the Center for Progress and Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road. Everyone interested in legislation pertaining to the film industry is welcome to attend. 

WHAT:  Legislative strategy session

WHEN: January 12, 2013   1pm

WHERE: Center for Progress & Justice,  1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM

Film And Media Day 2013 - Save the Date!

Film and Media Day 2013 - Save the Date

Our date at the legislature for 2013 has been confirmed for February 22, 2013. Full details will be available the first week of January. Please mark the date on your calendar and make sure that you can join us at the Roundhouse.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Film & Media Day 2012 a great success.

Thanks to everyone who helped put on Film & Media Day 2012. It was a great day and everyone who attended put a great face on the film industry in NM. The press conference at noon was well attended and we were honored to have both Senator Phil Griego and Senator Tim Keller give their time to speak. The screening of "Made in New Mexico" was a huge hit - you should really make an effort to see this film. The legislative reception at The Pink Adobe was enjoyed by all with many legislators attending and many others  who were still in committee sending staffers.

We still have 2 weeks left in the session so keep you eyes on the many film bills as they move through the process.

Thanks again to our sponsors: Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 600, NMedia, SAG, and Elliott Location Equipment, to all the table exhibitors, and of course to all of you. Remember - movies make money for New Mexico.

Those of you who missed the screening of "Made in New Mexico" should try to catch it as it travels the state,
if you don't see a screening listed near you get in touch with Brent or David and see about setting one up.

Made in New Mexico - Screening Schedule (as of 1/30/12)

Feb 8, Wed @ 7:00 pm  Film Las Cruces at the Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces
211 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces   www.riograndetheatre.com
Presented by Dr. Phil Lewis, head of the Creative Media Institute at NMSU and a participant in the documentary

Feb 9, Thu @ 7:00 pm    Historic KiMo Theatre with Short Films by filmmakers profiled in the documentary
423 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque   www.cabq.gov/kimo
Sponsored by Albuquerque Studios, NMedia, NM Women in Film, Friends of Film Video and Art, and GMAC Inc. 
This will be a terrific event kicking off with the world premiere of Ramona Emerson's new film Opal, the beautifully made comic fantasy Good Luck, Mr. Gorskiand two films by Jackson Glasgow and Jessie Weahkee of the Media Arts Collaborative Charter High School.  

Feb 10, Fri   time tbd UNM Valencia Campus Filmfest
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 101 on the Campus of UNM in Los Lunas  http://nmcentennial.org/events/unm-valencia-campus-filmfest/
Presented by Bill Nevins and Richard Sax

Feb 12, Sun @ 7:00 pm Taos Center for the Arts
133 Paseo del Pueblo, Taos  www.tcataos.org
Sponsored by Dancer Dearing and the City of Taos

Feb 13, Mon @ 5:00 pm Highlands University, Las Vegas
New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts Building, across from Ilfeld Auditorium  http://lasvegasnewmexicofilm.wordpress.com/
Sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Film Office

Feb 17, Fri @ 7:00 pm El Morro Theatre, Gallup
110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup  www.elmorrotheatre.com
Sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation and the City of Gallup
With Ramona Emerson's Opal

Feb 24, Fri @ 7:00 pm Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso
709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345  http://www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/
Presented by Film Lincoln County and Dirk Norris, a participant and supporter of the documentary.

Feb TBD San Juan College, Farmington 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Film and Media Day February 1, 2012

The 2012 Film & Media Day is just one week away.

WHAT: Film & Media Day 2012

WHEN: Weds., Feb. 1st 2012

WHERE: State Capital, aka the Roundhouse

TIME: 8am - 4pm

Exhibits in the halls of history and lobbying your legislators throughout the day.

Noon -1pm : Speeches in the Rotunda with special surprise guests


4pm - Special screening of "Made In New Mexico" hosted by IATSE Local 480 at the CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

5:30pm - 8:30pm at The Pink Adobe. Tickets $50 available at the door. Free to legislators.

NMWIF Panel has been moved to a new location

Due to large demand the NMWIF panel has been moved to a new location, it will now be held at the
State Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail (corner of Alameda and Old Santa Fe Trail)

NMWIF hosts a PRE Film  & Media Day event Jan. 31st. 

SANTA FE, NM - NM Women In Film (“NMWIF”), a non-profit chapter organization dedicated to supporting women’s achievement in film and television, 
is hosting a pre-Film & Media Day  panel discussion featuring our hometown heroes of Sundance, Alicia Keyes- producer of “Goats, ” and  Chad Burris – producer of “Mosquita y Mari”. There will be a discussion and Q & A on how Alicia and Chad put together the financial packages for their respective films.  Also featured will be several state legislators from both Houses and both parties discussing the upcoming legislative session and exploring possible ways the state can help NM film makers. It will be an evening of information and empowerment.
Esteemed Panelists Include:
Senator Tim Keller
Representative Brian Egoff 
Representative Al Park
Senator  Sue Wilson Beffort
Alicia J. Keyes, Producer-“Blaze You Out
Chad Burris, "Mosquita y Mari"

6:00PM-6:30PM Mix and mingle
6:45PM-8:30PM Panel presentation with Q & A
8:30PM- 9:00PM  Wrap-up and more mingling!
Event is free to NMWIF members- $15 for non-members.

Due to high interest, the event has been moved to the State Land Office on the corner of Alameda and Old Santa Fe Trail. Please RSVP if you can to:

NMWIF is a 501c3 organization, a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in film and television through mentorship, networking, education and community.  For more information about NMWIF or this event, please contact Lora Cunningham, NMWIF Board Member and Press Chair, at (323)630-3133 or loracaroline@yahoo.com.

Friday, January 13, 2012

IATSE Local 480 to host a special screening of "Made in New Mexico" for Film & Media Day

As part of the Film & Media Day celebration IATSE Local 480 is hosting a special screening “Made In New Mexico”  at the CCA Cinematheque (1050 Old Pecos Trail). The screening will be at 4pm on Film & Media Day, February 1, 2012.
This is the first screening of this film – don’t miss it. Open to the public at no charge but a suggested donation of $10

Made in New Mexico is an hour-long documentary about the film and media industry in our state.  First-hand accounts from producers,directors, technicians, educators and industry leaders combine with behind-the-scenes footage and stunning landscapes to both educate and
celebrate the benefits of a healthy film and media industry.  The film is produced and directed by local filmmakers Brent Morris and David Jean Schweitzer.  

WIF panel on Tuesday night 1/31

WIF panel on Tuesday night 1/31:
NMWIF presents an impressive panel of New Mexico Legislators and top industry
producers who will address an issue that concerns us all- FUNDING OUR PROJECTS!
So many of us simply donʼt know where or how to find financing. To this point, weʼve
been frustrated with elusive and inaccessible funding- having to turn to friends, family
and even our own pockets for help!
Our guest producers will give insight into how theyʼve successfully managed to fund
their films!
Our guest legislators will address the The New Mexico Filmmakersʼ Bill, which creates
accessible money for all of us to use, whether youʼre making a feature, short, TV show
or Web Series.
Join us as Jon Hendry invites us to his private VIP Legislatorsʼ Lounge at the Rio
Chama Steakhouse for a night of education and empowerment.
This piece of legislation was created specifically for us, New Mexico filmmakers, to fund
our dreams.
Come be a part of its success, so it can be a part of yours.
Esteemed Panelists Include:
Senator Tim Keller
Representative Brian Egoff
Representative Al Park
Representative Sue Wilson Beffort
Alicia J. Keyes, Producers“Blaze You Out”
...with more to be added!!!
When: Tuesday, January 31st 2012
Where: Rio Chama Steakhouse in the historic Baca House
414 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Time: 6PM- 9PM
Mix and mingle
Panel presentation with Q & A
8:30- 9:00
Wrap-up and more mingling!
Event is free to NMWIF members- $15 for non-members. Delicious food and refreshing
beverages provided

Monday, January 9, 2012

Film and Media Day 2012

Film and Media Day 2012 is Wednesday Feb. 1.
This is the day for our industry to respectfully lobby our legislators. We will have informational tables inside the Roundhouse available to non-profits in the industry on a first come, first serve basis. Please send an email to ba480@hotmail.com if you are interested in having a table.

We will be holding a press conference at noon in the Rotunda with speakers from the industry.

There will be a legislative reception held that evening 5:30-8:30pm at the Pink Adobe. The reception is being sponsored by IATSE Local 480 and Santa Fe Studios. Tickets to the reception are $40 each and can be purchased at the door.

On Tuesday Jan. 31st WIF is hosting a panel discussion at the Baca House (inside Rio Chama) more details on this event will be posted as they are finalized.