From New Mexico’s International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees:
Film & Media Day will be on Friday, Feb. 22nd this year. We start with a Women In Film presentation on the evening before. A full schedule can be found below.
The Halls of History at the State Capitol will be full of exhibitors from communities, colleges, and film vendors from around the state. “Breaking Bad” star Steven Michael Quezada will introduce Friends of Film, Warriors for Film workers at noon in the Rotunda to be followed by a showing of “Carmen & Ben: A Love Story,” our documentary tribute to Speaker Lujan.
Background casting call will take place from 11am-4pm in the auditorium at the State Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail. The public is encouraged to attend. For casting session questions please call Hillary Baca at 974-8058.
The industry reception for legislators will follow at The Dragon Room in the Pink Adobe from 5-8 pm.
Jon Hendry said, “After ten years, Film & Media Day has become one of the biggest and most well-attended lobbying days during the session. Schools and communities from all over the state send students and businesses to meet their representatives and thank them for their continued support of this exciting industry. It’s a great day to come to the Capitol, and this year you could even become an extra!”
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Feb. 21st:
Friday Feb. 22nd:
7:30am Exhibitors being to set up tables in the Halls of History
8am – Exhibitor 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
10am – Reel Working America class on lobbying at the NMFL office – open to all
Noon –1pm – Press conference in the Rotunda with Steven Michael Quezada. We will also be screening IATSE 480 Business Agent, Jon Hendry’s tribute to Speaker Ben Lujan.
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 the day for $5, first come first served.
Contact: Linda McDill, NMWIF President