On Saturday December 7, as a part of the three day New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up, local talent is invited to participate in the first NEW MEXICO SIZZLE REEL shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
“Who travels to the biggest film festivals in the country? Who stands out as the face of New Mexico talent to global filmmakers? YOU DO…or at least you WILL.
Be a part of the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel” and be showcased around the country and all over the world [via the web] for your part in the state’s great film industry.”
To be featured: Come to Saturday’s event in your own select wardrobe and have a 30 sec monologue prepared. You will be film prepped, put through hair and makeup, lit and shot to be featured in the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel”, which will be taken to the next Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and distributed to top indie producers all around the country over the next calendar year. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent welcome.
In addition to a top tier casting agent panel, FREE head shots and 30 sec. promo production, prominent state legislators will be on hand at the FREE legislative brunch. The working lunch will host true experts on state production funding. Actual film industry buyers, the people who spend movie millions, will be in attendance to network with your local film related businesses and services. All of this & more at your disposal – for free!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013 Santa Fe Music Alliance celebration of music in film with bands Sol Fire, To Build A Fire, and DJ’s Bacon and Feathericci from Numbtron ($10 entry, includes food & drink).
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Meet and Greet and chat with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures. – How your business can do more business with the film business.
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Working Lunch Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Demonstration
Panavision will be demonstrating their newly launched Primo V series lenses.
2:00 PM – 8PM Head Shots
Get your headshot taken for extras casting agents
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
Casting Session Number One “SO YOU WANNA BE IN MOVIES”
Panelist: Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Elizabeth Gabel, Lorrie Latham
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel
Casting Session Number Two “LIGHT YOUR ACTING CAREER ON FIRE”
Panelist: Kerry Barden, CSA, Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Tamara Decker.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced
Celebration and DJ
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch & Panel
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers Brunch and panel. Law makers discuss the Power of Persuasion and the next 5 years of legislation for film.
Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican ﬁlmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.
The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry decision makers.
WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8
WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)
The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a rafﬂe of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.
December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.
“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of ﬁlm industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs ﬁlm has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”
In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102
Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Ofﬁce to explain New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Ofﬁce the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.
The day will ﬁnish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for ﬁlm.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non proﬁt organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102
The pizza flip and flop heard round the world is headed toward extinction!
Baddies across the globe better move quick if they want to get their very own, authentic Venezia’s pizza box. The super sized pie made famous by Breaking Bad’s Walter White will soon become “Gino’s Pizza”.
A few weeks ago a whisper came in to the OHI inbox speculating that SONY/AMC may have purchased the now iconic name and logo from the local eatery. But a call to Walter White’s area Venezia’s this morning yielded a giggling, “no” from a staffer – who also said, “I think we’re just getting new owners…”
The name change has been confirmed per the latest #ABQ area val-pak paper coupon mailer, which states right up top, “New Name Coming Soon: Venezia’s Pizzeria Will Become Gino’s Pizza – Same Owner, Same Great Food And Pizza”.
Ciao Venezia’s, bienvenidos Gino’s!
And before we have to say a Bad bye, here’s their website and here’s your own Valpak coupon for Venezia’s. You’re welcome.
The first Operation Soundstage orientation for Veterans interested in working in the State’s Film Industry will be held this Friday, November 15, 2013, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM in Albuquerque.
Though not a requirement to participate in the Operation Soundstage program, in which the state will reimburse part of the wages of a veteran being trained as a crew member by a film or television production in New Mexico, the list of veterans and reserve component members who complete the orientation workshop will be submitted to participating companies.
To enroll in the first Operation Soundstage orientation, email the NMFO info@nmfilm .com and provide the following information:
First and Last Name
NM City/Community of Residence
Type of Government Issued Military ID and correlating ID. No.
There is limited seating so you must confirm registration with Sherry England.
You must also be registered with New Mexico Workforce Connection.
For questions about NMWC, email Chris Zafra.
DATE: Friday, November 15, 2013
TIME: Sign-in begins at 1pm, workshop takes place between 1:30PM to 3:30PM
So, along with out of this world super, intergalacic talents like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the Foo Fighters, apparently Gaga is set to shoot into outer space a la New Mexico’s Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival.
Zero G Colony is a three-day hi-tech festival set to take place at Spaceport America in New Mexico that features world-class entertainment and cutting-edge technology. Gaga’s performance in space is planned to take place on the third day at dawn, which is approximately six months after the first Virgin Galactic commercial flight…
Well, there’s no doubt that NM’s first commercial flights into space will be epic, but seeing as the first launches have been pushed six months beyond the original lift-off date, into August 2014, we won’t likely see any of these celebs nor any of the some 600 pre-flight registaurs (and their gross receipts tax) for quite a while.
As we blatantly hinted at you here…Deadline Hollywood is now reporting:
Encouraging news for midseason NBC series The Night Shift – the network has ordered three additional scripts of the medical drama. Night Shift, about the men and women who work the wee hours at San Antonio Memorial, has an 8-episode order (pilot +7) as part of that complex four-show deal between NBC and Sony TV last May that included pickups of The Blacklist (with guaranteed Monday 10 PM slot), Welcome To The Family and The Night Shift and a renewal of Community. The Night Shift pilot tested very well, with Irish actor Eoin Macken, who plays the lead, touted as a potential breakout star. Creators Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah executive produce with Pierre Morel.
Eastern New Mexico University houses a secret sci-fi treasure in the form of original, handwritten Star Wars scripts.
Screenwriter Leigh Brackett was hired by George Lucas himself to pen scenes for the second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy back in the late 1970s.
The school’s Special Collections librarian, Gene Bundy, confirms with the Portales News Tribune that the Star Wars creator also provided his hand-written shooting script for the “Empire Strikes Back,” to accompany the original script written by Leigh Brackett.
ENMU’s Golden Library is also in possession of Brackett’s original notes from her meetings with Lucas. All of this came to pass as a result of of Brackett’s longtime friendship with ENMU alum and “Dean of Science Fiction”, author Jack Williamson – who taught at the university from 1960 til his death in 2006.
Though Brackett’s original drafts, donated to the university upon her death in 1978, were revised many times before the movie was released in 1980, she is posthumously credited for her writing in the film.
The original movie scripts and screenplays are available for public viewing upon request.
Read more from Bundy with the Portales News-Tribune here.
UPDATE 10/28/13: FULL DETAILS AND ENTRY RULESHERE!
In Vivian Ward voice, this is big, HUGE!
The die has been cast, and the call has been issued as of now. Independent filmmakers are hereby invited to put their think on producing their best possible work around a TBA themed Santa Fe show pilot.
Submissions will be accepted beginning October 31, 2013. 60 – 90 second entries will first compete for a viewers choice prize of $500, which will be awarded next month. In December a grand prize winner will be selected and given a $25,000 production package to create the full show pilot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Check-in at SantaFeFilmFestival.com on Monday October 25, 2013 for full contest details.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – October, 21, 2013 – Vernon’s Steakhouse and organizers of the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends including Jackamoe Buzzell, oneheadlightink.com, Joliesse Chocolates, The Achievement Gallery, and the committed staff from Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH), and Albuquerque Community Foundation would like to announce a change of location for the Walter White headstone and burial vault.
In response to the petition started by Manuel Montano and views shared by others with concerns over the fictitious grave and headstone at Sunset Memorial Park, it is been decided that a different location would be in the best interest all involved. Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states, “It was never our intention to disrespect those who are buried at Sunset Memorial Park or cause pain to their families. We created the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends as a way to have a positive impact on the community and help those who are negatively impacted by the terrible effects of drug addiction and homelessness. We greatly apologize to anyone who was offended, and want to ensure that the focus remains on the amazing work that Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless does in our community. I contacted Mr. Montano earlier today to apologize and to let him know of our intention to relocate the headstone and burial vault.”
The headstone was never set in the ground at Sunset Memorial Park, and its final resting place will now be at the Village Shops at Los Ranchos, the home of Vernon’s Steakhouse and Joliesse Chocolates. The organizers are working with Sunset Memorial Park to create a memorial on the Walter White burial plot for homeless people who have lost their lives.
The Walter White Funeral and Final Amends was a great success raising tens of thousands of dollars going to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefitting AHCH. The video of the Funeral and Final Amends will soon be available for viewing through a link on the Walter White Funeral website www.walterwhitefuneral.org.
Fans of the show can still purchase bracelets, put their name on the tombstone, or make donations online. By doing so one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and assisting in the effort to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. Their purchase or donation will help raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need it most.
Here are the ways the public can contribute:
Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 plus S & H Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Name on Walter White Tombstone: $2,000 Your name, or business name on the Walter White tombstone. Includes two custom baby blue silicone bracelets imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Fans can also bid on a painting by Vernon’s resident artist Gabriel Ballantine, which depicts the various faces of Walter White. The painting is being shown at Vernon’s Steakhouse. Starting bids will begin at $5,000.
The owner of the two Yukons, riddled with bullet holes, used in the filming of Breaking Bad and that drove in the Funeral procession has also committed to donating half of the sale price to the cause. Contact Bill Stevens at Bill Steven’s Auto Sales located at 4227 4th St. NW, 505.344.0447.
Albuquerque’s own “living room acoustic pop” band, The Blurts will be performing live at the post funeral reception tomorrow night.
Saturday evening, Baddies from far and wide are invited to pay their last respects to “Walter White” and the legacy of Breaking Bad in Albuquerque.
If you would like to learn more about the Walter White Endowment fund, benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH), visit WalterWhiteFuneral.org.
Tickets, merchandise and reception entry is still available. All proceeds go to AHCH – meeting the needs of Albuquerque homeless for over 25 years, by providing no cost healthcare to those most vulnerable in our community.
As we’ve been following for you here, here and here, the project set to bring to light just how Saul became Saul will make its home in Breaking Bad’s backyard, now according to show creator Vince Gilligan:
“Why not shoot Saul in the same way? Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque; let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating.” -Gilligan to The Hollywood Reporter
Now that the gods have spoken, Albuquerque can officially look forwarded to playing host to one of its most beloved home sprung characters to date, now as a leading man. And no doubt we’ll get to see some old friends again.
On Saturday October 19, 2013, beginning with a procession near the location where Walter White met his fate on 2nd & Los Ranchos in Albuquerque, New Mexico…
Walter White mourners are invited to attend a final farewell to the man, the myth and the legend, at his final resting place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Services will take place at Sunset Memorial Park at 4:30pm. Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers will deliver the eulogy. The Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White funeral reception starts at 8:00pm. Attendance at both the funeral service and reception require payment with all proceeds going to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states, “This is an enormous opportunity for the Albuquerque community to benefit again from the worldwide phenomenon of Breaking Bad. With this event and the creation of the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Walter White’s legacy and final amends will have a positive impact on Albuquerque for many years to come.”
By participating in these events, in person and/or by purchasing items or making donations online, one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and contributing to the effort to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. It is hoped that the event will raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need them most. Here are some of the ways that the public can contribute:
Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 (plus S&H on national and international orders) Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Walter White Funeral Ticket and Bracelet: $20.00 Includes entrance to the funeral and a handful of earth to help bury Walter White, plus a custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
“Walter White has brought awareness to [Breaking Bad] viewers about the problems associated with drug abuse and homelessness. If his death can generate financial donations to combat drug abuse and homelessness in Bernalillo County, then Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is a well deserving recipient of those proceeds” said Sheriff Dan Houston of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Departments.
AHCH works with more than 7,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness every year – including those who are struggling with severe mental health and/or substance use disorders, as well as other illnesses.
According to Loyola Digital Advertising, the ad slots during the Breaking Bad finale cost anywhere from $300,000-$400,000 for a thirty-second time slot. For Albuquerque Heath Care for the Homeless, that amount of money would provide 12-months of free substance abuse services to approximately 70 people. The 12-months of care includes monthly medical clinic visits, monthly or more case manager visits, integrated behavioral health, and full dental care, as needed.
To learn more about the cause and the services, join us for a press conference at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 17th at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, 1217 1st St., NW, on the corner of 1st & Menaul.
NBC’s drama series, The Night Shift is currently in production at Albuquerque Studios in central New Mexico, and it looks like one of their upcoming reality shows will be heading south in the near future to shoot the first ever American space travel competition.
Uber producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) is making the move into out-of-this-world reality, by offering contestants a chance at space travel in a “groundbreaking, elimination competition series”, based out of New Mexico’s own Spaceport America – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space travel facility.
Teaming with Branson will bring Burnett’s long-time quest of taking reality competition into the stratosphere to fruition. After successfully selling NBC on the idea of space competition and subsequently building two grounded show premises around the concept over ten years ago, the project will finally take flight from New Mexico.
“I am thrilled to be part of a series that will give the everyday person a chance to see space and that NBC has come on board too so that viewers at home will have a first class seat.” Burnett said in a recent statement.
The prospective air date for the show has been revealed, but the commercial space travel flights, going for up to $250,000.00 each, are scheduled to begin launching from Spaceport America in 2014. Advance ticket deposits are reported to have been purchased by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Simon Cowell and over 600 more buyers to the tune of over $80M.
UPDATE 10/05/2013: The Albuquerque Journal appears to be looking to capitalize on the recent global sensation of the paid “obituary” tribute, bought and paid for by local Breaking Bad fans.
Dave Layman, the science teacher who paid for the obit says, “This is what I get for making the ABQ Journal famous and selling out! Reprint my PAID ad for FREE in the Sunday paper so they can make more money. You’re welcome, Journal!”
The paper, which didn’t have many kind words for the AMC series when it originally landed in New Mexico, is now set to re-run the obituary, as purchased by Layman and crafted by Layman and Bethany Brandon for print in Friday’s Journal, in its Sunday edition.
Friday’s Journal sold out all over the state due to the global attention garnered by the viral postings and media pick-ups of the now classic show’s theme, and yes “spoiler” tribute to the iconic character created by Vince Gilligan. Copies of the local paper even showed-up on online auction sites including eBay on the day of distribution.
What do you think? Is the fan tribute up for commercialization by the paper that printed it?
Join us next Thursday, September 26, to support the freedom to marry in New Mexico. The evening will be co-hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Albuquerque native and star of TV’s “Modern Family,” and Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo artist and “Project Runway” finalist.
Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
RSVP at https://www.aclu.org
Ferguson’s Tie The Knot Foundation – a project he and his husband started to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of marriage freedom through art, fashion, and entertainment – has collaborated with Michaels to produce a stunning New Mexico-themed bowtie.
Ferguson will speak about the progress toward achieving the freedom to marry in New Mexico and officially unveil Tie The Knot’s latest limited-edition tie – the “Patricia Michaels.” Proceeds from the sale of the “Patricia Michaels” will benefit Why Marriage Matters New Mexico, the ACLU of New Mexico’s public education campaign to build support for the freedom to marry in our state.
Support the freedom to marry in New Mexico and bring your whole “modern family” to this free event. RSVP here today. We hope to see you Thursday!
UPDATE 09/26/2013: Conflicting reports are still streaming into our inbox and tip line. Some continue to say “it is”, some say “probably not”, while others say, “HACK, you don’t know anything!” We do know that nothing is official until someone yells, THAT’S A WRAP! Unofficially, our most trusted sources say…
As we’ve been covering for you here, here and here…Lucas Film’s out of this worldly, epic saga sequel, Star Wars Episode VII IS INDEED HEADED TO NM – via Disney!
Like Marvel’s record breaking mega flick The Avengers, and the return of The Lone Ranger (more importantly a flood of global journalists, media outlets and film dollars), Disney returns to the desert and to New Mexico’s class A-1 studio facilities and crew base to shoot the first of THREE pending sequels to add to the mega-galactic franchise.
New Mexico will share production duties with Los Angeles and London when filming gets underway in 2014. Original cast members scheduled to return include Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill…all of whom are slated to somehow reprise their roles from the original 1977 film.
BRING IT fanbois and girls! Keep it HERE for up to date details on local casting and info.
Revised 9.17.13 5:33 p.m.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces a special evening with John Waters will be the highlight of the 2013 fest on Saturday, October 19th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. The main event of the evening will be John Waters LIVE. In his newest one-man-show “This Filthy World”, John Waters (HAIRSPRAY, CRYBABY) highlights his impressive film career and perverse taste. The living independent film legend who William Burroughs dubbed “The Pope of Trash,” will follow his show with a book signing of his latest title ROLE MODELS. This is John Waters first performance in Santa Fe. The evening is topped with Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s popular V.I.P Party hosted by Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at the San Francisco Bar & Grill just down San Francisco Street near the Plaza.
Tickets for John Waters LIVE “This Filfthy World” range from $18 to $58 and are available at ticketsantafe.org or call #505-988-1234 on Monday September 16th.
“No filmmaker embodies the independent spirit and honesty the way that the great John Waters. He is a true independent spirit and we are extremely honored to have him at the festival.” said Jacques Paisner, Executive Director and Co- founder.
John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s, obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his counter-culture friends as his cast, Waters began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-’60s. By the early 1970s, he was making features, breaking into world-wide notoriety with PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) – a bold exercise in ultra-bad taste. Waters successfully crossed over to Hollywood with HAIRSPRAY(1988). Waters continues to create daring independent films today. His films HAIRSPRAY was turned into the eight time Tony award-winning Broadway musical.
An Evening with John Waters is part of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Baltimore Program. Other films include: I AM DIVINE and 12 O’CLOCK BOYS.
I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved – as a serious artist and an immortal star.
12 O’CLOCK BOYS, Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public.
Special tickets for a private intimate dinner party with John Waters preceding his show go on sale for $500 each, on a first come, first serve basis, includes reserved seating. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16th, please visit ticketsantafe.org or call 505.988.1234.
The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 with the Oscar nominee John Sayles’s thriller GO FOR SISTERS introduced by co-star and actor Yolanda Ross (TREME, SPECTOR) and come to a rest on Sunday October 20, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the hot, fast-growing film festival where innovative filmmakers have a place to screen their films to the diverse audiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the annual 5 day film fest the third week in October, now in its 5th year, and, at special events throughout the year.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Gallery & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios; (community sponsors) Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, EZ TV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restuarnt, Tanti Luce, Santa Fe Spirits.
Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project.
Deadline Hollywood reports that WGN America has ordered a thirteen episode, scripted drama series called, Manhattan.
The show centers on the lives and lies of “brilliant but flawed scientists” during the secret 1940s military project to create the world’s first atomic bomb.
Manhattan will delve into dramatized happenings surrounding the portion of clandestine mission as it unfolded in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The project, originally based in New York, spawned facilities in Tennessee, Washington and New Mexico – where four weapons were produced; two of which, Little Boy and Fat Man, were used against Japan in August 1945. The Manhattan Project officially ended in 1946.
The series is set to premiere in the summer of 2014. Production is slated to begin this winter in… where else, New Mexico!