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

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 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.