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• filing for copyright
• contract questions
• employment questions
• drafting employment agreements for the producer, director, actors and crew
• branding issues
• executing releases and location agreements
• accounting advice
IMPORTANT: While the clinic is free, this clinic is by appointment only and space is limited. Please email Ann Lerner at firstname.lastname@example.org your desired time and a brief description of your legal issues you wish to have addressed at the clinic.
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While this blogette has been hoping for a cameo appearance by Mark Wahlberg on the set of Seth MacFarlane’s uproarious comedy western, A Million Ways to Die in the West, now filming here in New Mexico, it looks like TRANSFORMERS 4 has flown onto the radar with its imminent return to the Land of Enchantment.
The Lone Survivor and 2 Guns star has been tapped since last year to star in Michale Bay’s latest installment of the franchise and now that filming looms more deets are coming to light including a laundry list of big hitters to join Wahlberg, Autobots and Descepticons, including Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing.
‘Transformers 4′ is scheduled for meteoric release on June 27, 2014.
People from all over the country are excited to attend this year’s event at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, where attendees will dance the night away to Grammy winning artists Asleep at the Wheel, enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, and see loads of turquoise and silver bling! There will be both a live and silent auction!
All this rip roaring fun is in the name of fundraising for the youth of New Mexico!
Since 1994, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation has been dedicated to its mission of raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth in Santa Fe County. Buckaroo Ball Foundation is now a fund within the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Ball is mostly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to produce what is one of the largest and liveliest fund-raising weekends in the Southwest.
After much ado about casting and re-casting, in round three of who will kick-up some dust and dig in his spurs opposite Oscar winner Natalie Portman in her New Mexico western “Jane Got a Gun”, her Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor has come into focus!
Both are experienced in NM filming as Portman has been here for both “Thor” and “Brothers”, and McGregor starred in “Men Who Stare at Goats” back in and returned with Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano for “Haywire”.
As everyone knows all too well nothing is confirmed until all hands are on deck, all stars are on their mark and the director yells, ACTION!
So here’s to a great shoot for all involved, how ever things fall out on this and every AWESOME production rolling right now here in New Mexico!
“The actual recording of the Diné dub of ‘Star Wars’ is taking place in New Mexico — right in the heart of the largest population of Navajo speakers,” -The Wrap
The Navajo Nation Museum has announced that the quest to preserve the Navajo language has achieved an intergalactic success!
Star Wars, one of the most iconic and most globally recognized films of all time will soon be translated, performed and again forever immortalized in the Native American language.
Museum director Manuelito Wheeler worked with Lucasfilms over the past three years to bring the project to fruition.
With funding from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, Deluxe Studio is in the process of working with linguists, young Navajos and a Navajo actress to translate each spoken word of the film into the Diné language. Acclaimed dubbing director Richard Epcar is on board with the production, which will be casting men and women fluent in Navajo to be voice actors.
Auditions for the roles of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Moff Tarkin will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
Wheeler tells the Navajo Times that the tribe isn’t necessarily looking for people who sound like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill or the others, but rather for performers who have the ability to speak the dialogue with the force and emotions of the original actors.
Qualified and hopeful voice talents should call 928-871-7941 to book your time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Some tips don’t pan out, some leads don’t come to fruition, but we’re happy to report that today’s announcement from the powers that be indicate our cross-sourced, hot topic of late has been deemed official! WOOT!
SANTA FE —New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today that the high-profile action drama JANE GOT A GUN is shooting in New Mexico starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta), Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Warrior, the upcoming The Great Gatsby), Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover), Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show, The Americans), and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise of an Empire, Rio). Production will take place in northern New Mexico through the spring. The production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members, including New Mexico resident and Unit Production Manager Alton Walpole (Crazy Heart, The Book of Eli) and over 400 New Mexico principals and background talent, including James Burnett (The Last Stand, Longmire), Sam Quinn, graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and River Shields (Beyond the Blackboard, Reunion). Gavin O’Connor, who directed Nick Nolte to an Oscar nomination in the action picture Warrior and Janet McTeer to a Golden Globe win in the drama Tumbleweeds, is directing. JANE GOT A GUN is being produced by Scott Pictures’ Scott Steindorff (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Human Stain) along with Portman, through her Handsomecharlie Films, Brillstein Entertainment partner Aleen Keshishian (Our Idiot Brother, Hesher), 1821 Pictures’ Terry Dougas (Swing Vote, The Invention of Lying), and Scott LaStaiti (Love in the Time of Cholera, Turistas). Australian cinematographer Mandy Walker (Australia, Red Riding Hood) is director of photography. Based on a script that was named one of the Black List best unproduced scripts of 2011 and written by Brian Duffield (Monster Problems), JANE GOT A GUN is a Western about a woman who hires her ex-lover to help save her wounded outlaw husband from the gang out to kill him and destroy her. ### Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com
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The show is almost over, but the Breaking Bad legacy, on screen and in the community, will never die!
As the city and state brace to say “goodbye” to arguably the best thing that ever happened to our film industry, local businesses and the show itself* have partnered with OneHeadlightInk.com to package a haul fit for the most rabid Br Ba fan!
So, here is your chance to have a whole lot of the iconic show’s memorabilia and one of a kind, New Mexico specific products and experiences!!!!
Have you heard of the BaD Tour? Do you know who made the original “Blue Crystal” for the show? And where did “Gus” go to get that supple glow?
Enter to win TWO PASSES to the ABQ Trolley world famous “BaD Tour”, which takes you to all the hottest Albuquerque on-location filming spots made immortal by “the best show on television”!
Get Albuquerque made, themed beauty products from “Gus’” favorite city spa, Great Face & Body, who want you to have an abundant selection of their “Bathing Bad” line!
Have your very own bags of the original “Blue Crystal” candy as featured in the show, made by Breaking Bad’s very own “Candy Lady”.
And from the show itself…
Full size “Hail to the Chief” poster hand signed by Bryan Cranston
(reads: “Hail yes!”)
Hand signed cast photo
Hand signed season one script cover
Pollos Hermanos restaurant apron
Breaking Bad engraved Santa Fe Railroad coin
Better Call Saul matchbooks
Official Season Four Cast & Crew Hoodie
Best of all your virtual raffle ticket does what the Breaking Bad cast & crew has done all along and that’s pay if forward. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to the Barrett Foundation of Albuquerque – building futures for homeless women and children in New Mexico for 25 years.
In reaching the modest fundraising goal of just $2,000.00, your odds of winning this entire package are 1 in 400!
Peek further into the “Fan Pack” and get more info. on the raffle here!
The raffle will run online now through May 1, 2013. If the fundraising goal of $2,000.00 is not met by that time the raffle will be extended through goal.
Film Office director Nick Maniatis has announced the production of the NBC/Universal Television pilot, “The Sixth Gun,” starring Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), Aldlis Hodge (Leverage), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), and Laura Ramsey (The Ruins). Production will begin filming in mid-March to early April in Santa Fe, Galisteo, Las Cienega, Abiquiu and the surrounding areas.
The production will employ at least 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico principal actors and over 400 New Mexico background talent.
Produced by Ron Schmidt (Sin City), co-produced by Oscar winning producer and Santa Fe resident Tony Mark (The Hurt Locker), “The Sixth Gun” is executive-produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Eric Gitter (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), coexecutive-produced by writer Ryan Condal and directed by Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), who also serves as an executive producer.
“The Sixth Gun” is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl named Becky Montcrief, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing Becky. Only Drake Sinclair, a self-serving gunfighter, stands in evil’s way.
Albuquerque, NM – EVERYTHING MUST GO! The sun is about to set on one of New Mexico’s own Nob Hill storefronts. The deliciousness that is Bath & Body Bistro will be closing its coveted brick & mortar storefront doors at the end of next month.
The Bistro will continue to sell its signature “fab stuff” in the Market & Craft Fair circuit for the time being. So very sadly, the store owners say, “We have put so much time and effort and love into our quality products for our customers…We thank all of you who shopped with us and we appreciate you so much!”
And don’t count them out just yet, Debra and Michel have something up their sleeves! The storefront will be closed as of April 1st and they will be SELLING EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! Desks, file cabinets, bottles, jars, cupcake boxes, tins, high heel shoe chair……EVERYTHING!!!
“We love NM and wanted to bring an great alternative to commercial brand products…we love what we do and we do it well. We tried so hard to compete with the commercial brands and unfortunately we lost the battle, BUT we have not lost the war! We would love to thank all the customers who supported us for over 2 year and we are very grateful for each and every one of them.
We developed relationships with our customers, and it will be truly sad not to see many of them again. From the bottom of our hearts Thank you, thank you so much! Michele and I are friends of 35 years and we work great together and will continue with another venture of a Mobile food Truck called, “Hot Off The Press Paninis”, so we will mobile through the streets of NM and [we] hope to meet many of you! When one chapter is over a new one begins…Here’s to new beginnings.”
-Debra Taylor de Sanchez
Visit their facebook page here to keep up with the one-of-a-kind products and one-of-a-kind New Mexcio small business women!
SANTA FE — State Representative Dona G. Irwin and Deming Mayor Andres Silva announced today that “ENEMY WAY” starring Academy Award Winner, Golden Globe Winner, and BAFTA Winner Forest Whittaker (The Last King of Scotland, Criminal Minds, Repo Man) will be filming in and around Deming April 3rd – May 3rd and Albuquerque May 7th – May 28th.
The film is directed by Rachid Bouchareb (True Justice, Maximum Conviction) nominated for an Academy Award and 2 Oscar as well as the Palme D’or at Cannes. Rachid’s “Outside the Law” was released in the US in 2011 and has garnered Rachid his third Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. He just completed “Just Like A Woman” with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, which shot in Chicago and New Mexico. The film is slated for release in the US in 2013.
“ENEMY WAY” is a story that takes place in Deming, New Mexico. Willie Garnett finds himself fighting his inner demon. Garnett must persevere, but will he be able to take on the most powerful man in Luna County?
“ENEMY WAY” Plans to spend over a month in Deming plus a month of wrap. $5 million dollars are to be injected to the Deming economy.
“The Runaway” Balliwood meets Tamalewood in this road film to be shot entirely in New Mexico. Award winning filmmaker Brad Littlefield from Open Range pictures is crewing up once again!
Extrordinary filmmakers from around the world come to New Mexico. Director Semir Banerjey from Hotel New York, from Russia Assitant Director Anna Zaitsevah, Japanese Director of Photography Katsumi Funihashi, and casting director Farrah West who worked with Lost and Dark Blue work with Littlefield to bring up to 50 jobs to New Mexico and will employ up to 50 cast and crew.
Jon Hendry, IATSE local 480 the film technicians union, said, “This is a game changer for Deming. This high profile project not only will spend millions but put Southwest New Mexico firmly on the movie map. My members look forward to spending their money and the movie’s money in Deming “
NM can press pause on the upcoming western comedy from actor, producer, director Adam Sandler. No details are available on the reset date or if the film plans to mosey on back at that unspecified time.
New Mexico is gearing-up for a busy shooting schedule this summer with crew and talent at the ready. Be sure to attend YOUR Film & Media Day 2013 coming-up this Friday at the state capitol.
Film industry exhibitors and advocates will be on hand, including those on the front lines working for your film jobs! Be sure to attend for the latest information available on upcoming projects, events and organizations available for your future in #NMFilm!
“The so-called “Defense of Marriage” Act was tabled in committee today, effectively killing it for the remainder of this legislative session. Like or share to thank the committee for standing for love, commitment, and marriage for all New Mexico couples!” -All Families Matter, New Mexico – USA
Los Angeles, CA— Arenas Entertainment Founder and CEO Santiago Pozo announced today that the independent film Bless Me, Ultima will be given a limited national release in February 2013. Arenas Entertainment is distributing and marketing the film, which had an extremely successful box office run in regional release earlier this year.
The film, Bless Me, Ultima, is based on the provocative award-winning novel by celebrated author, Rudolfo Anaya. Bless Me, Ultima opened on October 19, 2012 in just five New Mexico theaters. To date the film has grossed more than $325,000 in New Mexico and averaged a robust $16,000+ per screen on its opening weekend, making it the #1 film in the region that weekend. Similarly, the film was successful in its El Paso release in mid-September, averaging $10,000+ per screen on its opening weekend and grossing more than $100,000 since its September 21st debut in that city.
Larry Gleason, Arenas President of Distribution, said, “We are thrilled that audiences have fallen in love with this film and its rich characters and story.” He continued, “We cannot wait to bring Bless Me, Ultima to a wider audience across the country in February.”
“We firmly believe that this wonderful movie, which is based on a book that is celebrated in the American Southwest, can be embraced by the entire country,” said producer Mark Johnson, “The story of Bless Me, Ultima speaks to all of us.”
The film’s executive producer Christy Walton added “I kept and read the book by Rudolfo Anaya for over 25 years, always thinking that it should be shared in film. Now, I am proud to say that it is a wonderful movie as well as a wonderful book.”
“’Bless Me, Ultima’ is a truly special book that has engaged readers for decades with its universal, yet highly personal coming-of-age story,” said producer Sarah DiLeo, “We are honored to be a part of bringing this beloved story to the screen and sharing these richly drawn characters and unique culture with an even wider audience.”
Bless Me, Ultima will debut in more than 200 theaters across the country, including in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Denver, Tucson and San Antonio.
Based on the controversial, first award-winning Chicano novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio (Luke Ganalon), growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera (healer) named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question his strict upbringing by his parents (Dolores Heredia & Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about the nature of divinity and his own destiny.
The film Bless Me, Ultima was written and directed by Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress), the executive producer is Christy Walton, producers are Mark Johnson, Sarah DiLeo and Jesse B’Franklin. The film is based on the novel by Rudolfo Anaya and stars Miriam Colon, Luke Ganalon, Dolores Heredia, Benito Martinez, Castulo Guerra and Joaquin Cosio.
The initial national release of Bless Me, Ultima will be in the following cities:
California: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Monterrey, Palm Springs, Fresno, Bakersfield
Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma
Texas: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Austin, Laredo, Odessa, Corpus Christi, Lubbock
We are in the middle of a movie storm coming to NM. Over the next six months we are in need of extras on four productions and are currently putting a new database together. These productions will need all ages and ethnicities.
PLEASE gather up all your friends and Family and come to our Casting Call this Saturday or Sunday.
New Mexico made, Latino-themed dramatic thriller “Blaze You Out” has been acquired by Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment.
Produced by former Disney exec Alicia Keyes Touche out of AJK Films, “Blaze” will be released by Lionsgate Home Ent. Grindstone Ent. will handle all U.S. and Canadian rights. 6 Sales picked up rights to the rest of the world just before the American Film Market.
Also co-written by Frazier and (Diego Joaquin) Lopez, “Blaze” turns on an aspiring DJ who is forced to venture into her town’s heroin trade underworld in order to save her younger sister Alicia’s life.
Veronica Diaz-Carranza and Melissa Cordero play Lupe and Alicia. Ensemble cast features a mix of veteran and up-and-coming actors including Elizabeth Pena, Mark Adair Rios, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Q’orianka Kilcher and Raoul Trujillo.
Grindstone’s “excitement for the film and its subject matter, along with their commitment to capture the core audience for the movie and cross it over into additional demographics, make them a great fit for us,” Keyes said.
The directors “reveal a realistic and uncompromising look at a ruthless underworld that has not been seen before,” added Grindstone’s Stan Wertlieb.
Wertlieb and 6 Sales’ founder Marina Fuentes negotiated the North America deal.
SANTA FE—The New Mexico State Film Office announced Thursday that two (2) Town Hall meetings are scheduled to take place in Carlsbad, NM on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 and in Clovis, NM on Thursday, October 25, 2012. These Town Halls continue the series of meetings that took place in Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Raton, Gallup and Farmington earlier this year. The NM Film Office anticipates holding other town hall meetings in Silver City and Taos.
The Town Halls are intended to provide an open forum for each community to share information about their educational programs, film related businesses, and issues of concern. Attending from the NM Film Office are Director Nick Maniatis; Outreach Programs Manager Dirk Norris and contract Locations Coordinator Don Gray.
Prior to each Town Hall meeting, participants will have an opportunity to have their head shot (photograph) taken which will be given to casting agents in New Mexico. Those who already have a headshot are encouraged to bring them to the Town Hall meeting and fill out the casting call registration form.
The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses, and the public. The NM Film Office is collaborating with local film liaisons, schools, and chambers of commerce in conducting these events. The schedule is as follows:
CARLSBAD TOWN HALL
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Location: NMSU Carlsbad Campus Auditorium (room 153) – 1500 University Drive,
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Contact: Shaye Coats, Carlsbad Department of Development (575) 887-6562
6:00 pm – Submit your headshot & resume for disto. to local casting directors
7:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions
7:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry
7:30 pm – Question and Answer session
CLOVIS TOWN HALL
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Location: Clovis Civic Center,
801 Schepps Boulevard, Clovis, NM 88101
Contact: Nick Mondragon, Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce (575) 763-3435
5:00 pm – Submit your headshot & resume for disto. to local casting directors
6:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions
6:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry
6:30 pm – Question and Answer session
There is no RSVP necessary and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The expected time frame for each town hall is approximately two (2) hours. For more information on the 2012 Film Industry Town Hall meetings and other NM Film Office announcements, please visit www.nmfilm.com or call (505) 476-5600.
READ MORE FROM CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS – HERE
BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response
**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**
Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.
Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.
Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.
The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.
Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
The New Mexico chapter of Women in Film International has appointed Linda McDill its new President.
NMWIF is a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in the film and television industry through mentorship, networking, education and community service.
Linda elevates her experience in the businesses of music, entertainment and film, stepping up to the role of NMWIF President after serving as Vice President and Fundraising Committee chair.
As principal partner in Big Productions SW in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she serves the film music industry with negotiation skills, working knowledge of contracts, entertainment law and her worldwide network of industry contacts and friends. Her love and understanding of music and film are invaluable assets to her clients and the film composers she represents.
As Charter Member of New Mexico Women in Film, Linda is listed in the Who’s Who Registry of Worldwide Business Leaders. She holds a permanent position on the Board of Directors of the Houston Community College Music Department, where she helped create and implement a Music Business Degree program.
Weekly Linda produces and co-hosts Cinema Scope with Stuart Goswick. Cinema Scope is a weekly radio program on Santa Fe Public Radio, concerning all aspects of the New Mexico Film Industry. Once a month, she hosts Music in the Movies, featuring film music and interviews with composers.
New Mexico State Film Office and State Music Commission executives are frequently welcomed as guests. Stu and Linda present the latest New Mexico film news, announce major movies (and stars) currently filming in the state and other topics of interest surrounding the industry. On the first Friday of each month, Linda presents ‘Music in the Movies’.
compiled from NMWIF.com and Big Productions Southwest