Wednesday, February 6, 2013

F & M Day 2013 - Schedule of Events

F & M Day 2013
Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 21st:
NMWIF event at the NMFL Legislative office 7pm. IATSE Local 480 is co-hosting this event. Press release attached.

Friday Feb. 22nd:
7:30am Vendors being to set up tables in the Halls of History
8am – Vendor tables continue until 4:30pm
9-10am – Mayor’s Welcome Breakfast hosted by IATSE Local 480 at the NMFL legislative office, 410 A Old Santa Fe Trail
11aqm -4pm – Open casting call at the State Land Office auditorium- 310 Old SF Trail
Noon –1pm - Press conference in the Rotunda with Steven Michael Quezada. We will also be screening Jon’s tribute to Speaker Lujan video
1pm – Sky video systems demo of their camera drone outside on the Old SF Trail side
2-5pm – Lobbying
4:30pm – Vendors break down their displays and tables and chairs are loaded out
5pm – 8pm VIP Legislative reception at the Dragon Room, Pink Adobe, Old SF Trail

7pm – Sundance Film and CCA present “Upstream Color” at the Lensic. IATSE Local 480 is participating by offering discounted tickets to NM film makers, available at the Roundhouse on he day for $5 subsidizing of 75 tickets (at $7 each). These tickets will then be available for purchase during F & M day  for $5.

Contact: Linda McDill, NMWIF President

February 1, 2013

'The Woman in the Story' Theme for Film & Media Day Kick-off Events

Dr. Helen Jacey, renown British screenwriter, author and story consultant will speak in Santa Fe on February 20 and 21, 2013. Her book The Woman in the Story is considered the international handbook for creating strong female characters. Her two appearances in Santa Fe are made possible by a collaboration of Duchy Parade Films, New Mexico Women in Film, IATSE 480 Filmworkers Union and Santa Fe Community College Film Department.
As a professional screenwriter, Jacey has developed projects for numerous UK, European and US producers, including Gareth Wiley, Harbour Pictures, BBC, UK Film Council and others. She is currently developing several feature film screenplays for producers in the UK and the US, including a screenplay for Santa Fe's Duchy Parade Films.
Wednesday, February 20, Dr Jacey will present a three hour seminar, 'Writing the Heroine's Story'. This intensive workshop for professionals and beginners brings knowledge and inspiration of characterization to new, imaginative levels. Registration opens at 6:00PM. Seminar begins at 6:30PM sharp. Santa Fe Community College, Room # 216 in the West Wing of the main campus. Parking in main SFCC lot; short walk to West Wing.  $30 at the door.
Thursday, February 21, Dr Jacey will speak at the Official Kick-Off Event for NM Film & Media Day 2013. Co-hosted by IATSE 480 and NM Women in Film, she will speak on 'Gender Politics in Film: Finding the Woman's Voice'. Lecture and reception will take place at 7:00PM at 410-A Old Santa Fe Trail, between Pink Adobe and Rio Chama restaurants. Seating is limited. NMWIF members free. Guests $15 at the door. 
More information on the Dr Helen Jacey seminar and lecture:  

For more info
Linda McDill 505.424.3757  President, NM Women in Film
Peter Kershaw 505.603.4863  President, Duchy Parade Films
Jon Hendry 505.986.9512  Business Agent, IATSE
Monique Anair  505.428.1738 Film Dept Head, SFCC

Friday, January 11, 2013

Reminder - Meeting tomorrow, Jan 12th

IATSE Local 480 and Reel Working America are hosting a Legislative strategy meeting on Jan. 12th to prepare for the upcoming session. It is important that all parties with an interest in film have a chance to voice their concerns and opinions as we formulate a plan to move ahead. Please join us and share this notice with your friends, family and neighbors who have an interest in the film business in NM.

WHAT: 2013 Legislative Strategy Session
DATE: Saturday, January 12, 2013 
TIME:  1pm
PLACE: Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe (next door to the union). Parking is on Taos street behind the building.