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TV Series Casting Call

Posted by on February 20, 2014 | 4 comments

UPDATE 3/14/2014: Casting Ladies. Looking for Secretaries and Women’s Army Corp and house wives types for reoccurring Extras 20 to 30 years old.

To be considered email a photo and your info to: robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

UPDATE 3/11/2014: CASTING CALL for MANHATTAN PROJECT Robert Baxter still needs several Men and Women 18 to 45 years old to be on set as Military, Scientists, Female computer techs, Drivers, several Contractors and labor pool. If this is you please send a recent photo and phone number robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

New Mexico Television Series The Manhattan Project image source


Robert Baxter Casting is looking for several Males, Females and Children to play reoccurring extras roles of scientists and their families. Adults 20 to 35 years old, children 2 to 18 years old.

Also seeking Military Police types 18 to 30 years for reoccurring roles.

At least six Male Children 3 to 8 years old are needed for featured roles which require that they have their heads shaved. These boys will be paid Featured rates of 250.00 per day.

If this is you or somebody you know please send pictures and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

“And thanks Again New Mexico.” -Robert Baxter

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White Sands International Film Fest Student Film Contest

Posted by on February 8, 2014 | Comments Off

WSIFF Student Film Contest

From The Las Cruces Sun-News
Las cruces Sunlife By Andi Murphy

Are you, or do you know, a student who loves to work with video? If so, a local competition provides an opportunity for students to gain some solid experience and a notch in their portfolios — and maybe even win a prize.

The White Sands International Film Festival is hosting, for the second time, a contest for students to create a 30- or 60-second promotional video for the festival, slated for Sept. 3 to 7.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students at all levels of the filmmaking process,” said David Salcido, the festival’s artistic director, in a press release.

The contest has three categories – middle school, high school and college – and includes students at public and private schools, universities and colleges.

Area students have until March 15 to create their spot for the 2014 White Sands International Film Festival. The film must include the official event logo, the festival dates, the location (Las Cruces) and the website, wsiff.com.


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New Mexico Film Foundation Launch

Posted by on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Film Foundation

Former Outreach Programs Manager for the New Mexico Film Office, Dirk Norris has announced the creation of the New Mexico Film Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is “To help support the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico independent film makers.”

While the film industry continues to grow in New Mexico through the efforts of the New Mexico Film Office, programs such as the “New Visions” contract award, “Governor’s Cup” and “Film Maker Intensive,” programs designed to help New Mexico filmmakers, no longer exist. “We have a large community of independent film makers right here in New Mexico,” said Norris, “and the time is now to bring more attention to them, and offer them support.”

Once it gets funding, the New Mexico Film Foundation will offer a variety of grants aimed at helping those creative ‘above the line’ writers, directors, producers and actors that want to tell stories through film and digital media.

Norris said there is tremendous support for the idea of a Film Foundation, and plans are in the works to gain more support by holding a series of social events for film makers throughout the state. Going to various parts of the state where men and women create films will help shine a light on the work they are doing, said Norris.

The New Mexico Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which has partnered with From The Heart Productions to serve as tax exempt fiscal sponsor.

“We are proud to be a fiscal sponsor for the New Mexico Film Foundation. We look forward to working with their filmmakers to create compelling films that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Carole Dean owner and president of From the Heart Productions. From The Heart Productions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded by Carole Dean to help filmmakers get their projects produced.

Information about the New Mexico Film Foundation is available online at www.nmfilmfoundation.org and www.facebook.com/newmexicofilmfoundation

Images via Facebook

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New Mexico Film Industry Invite to Sundance Social

Posted by on January 14, 2014 | One comment

Shoot Santa Fe at Sundance Film Festival

The New Mexico film, Drunktown’s Finest will be featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but that isn’t the only chance NM has a chance to shine in Park City!

Members of the New Mexico Film Industry are strongly encouraged to RSVP as a guest of Shoot Santa Fe for this free Sundance Film Festival mixer.

The Monday on Main Street reception is a chance for NM filmmakers to invite their guests & associates to mingle and exchange ideas and opportunities in the center of the country’s most revered independent film stage.

RSVP here!

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NM TALENT: Turn out for the New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | 3 comments


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.

New Mexico Sizzle Reel Talent Featurette

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!


Full Schedule:

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).

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
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

7:00 PM
Celebration and DJ


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.

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New Mexico Film Industry Town Hall Meeting in Silver City

Posted by on November 4, 2013 | Comments Off

Silver City New Mexico Film Industry Town Hall Meeting

The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) will host a Town Hall meeting in Silver City on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. This Town Hall follows a series of Town Hall meetings that took place in Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Raton, Clovis and Carlsbad. Film Office Director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the film industry including future productions and opportunities available to New Mexico residents. The meetings are intended to provide an open forum for each community to share information about local activity such as educational programs and film related business as well as relaying any issues of concern.

Prior to each Town Hall meeting, participants will have an opportunity to have their headshot (photograph) taken by a representative of the film office which will be given to Extras Casting Directors in New Mexico. This opportunity is for informational purposes only and is not in response to a particular production.

The Silver City Town Hall will be held at the historic Silco Theater and will celebrate the first lighting of the recently installed marquee. The Silco Theater was built in 1923 and served Silver City for many years as a performance and movie theater. In January 2006, the Silver City MainStreet Project re-opened the theater and funds are now being raised to renovate the space into a movie theater again.

Following the Town Hall there will be a special screening of The Making of a Marquee (TRT – 15 minutes). This short documentary provides a brief history of the efforts leading to the installation of the Silver City MainStreet Project’s new Silco Theater marquee.

The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public. The New Mexico State Film Office collaborates with local film liaisons, schools and chambers of commerce in conducting these events.

The schedule for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 is as follows:

Time: 6:00 PM

Silco Theater
311 N Bullard St.
Silver City, NM 88061

Phone: (575) 534-9005


6:00 pm – Headshots for casting directors

7:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions by George Dworin, Silver City Arts & Cultural District and Tourism Director

7:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry by Director Nick Maniatis

7:30 pm – Recent Films in Grant County – Arlene Schadel

7:35 pm – Film Locations by Don Gray, NMFO contracted Locations Manager

7:40 pm – Q & A

8:00 pm – Special Screening of The Making of a Marquee

There is no RSVP necessary to attend any of the Town Hall meetings and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The expected timeframe for the town hall is approximately two hours with Q&A.

For more information on the 2013 Film Industry Town Hall meetings contact Dirk Norris at 505-476-5671 or dirk@nmfilm.com.

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Stars About Town: New Mexico Style

Posted by on October 28, 2013 | Comments Off

Matthew-Broderick-on-location-in-Albuquerque-New-MexicoImages via Youtube & Facebook

Here’s a little GIF of the one and only Matthew Broderick filming, Dirty Weekend on location at the Albuquerque International Airport – where just days ago Disney starlet Bella Thorne was snapped landing in the Q for her New Mexico Film, Big Sky.

Below is Bella’s co-star, Kyra Sedgwick with local actor Vince McDaniel and philanthropist Maurice Muhammad at Vernon’s Steakhouse.

And if you’ve been wondering where George Lopez has been, he too is right here in the Land of Enchantment filming La Vida Robot! Pictured below with Breaking Bad homie/Gomie aka Steven Michael Quezada and on set with actor Chris Ranney.

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Potter turned Designer turns Filmmaker

Posted by on October 24, 2013 | Comments Off

Virgil Ortiz  Star Moto Revolution Cochiti

True to his own vision, Virgil Ortiz is taking his art in yet another direction. The famed potter whose work graces the shelves of everyone from the most avid collector to celebrities and royalty alike, all across the globe, struck out into fashion fame with a wildly successful collaboration with Dona Karen in the early 2000s.

Now the Cochiti Pueblo Native is taking inspiration from his own current pottery series to bring his artistic visions to the silver screen. In his 19 piece eVOlution series of clay sculpture, Ortiz fashions intricate lines into graceful angles representing the New Mexico Pueblos.

Having already translated the storytelling customs of his youth into the visual mediums of clay pottery and high fashion, the two art forms now blend together into the stunning visuals of the Evolution collection – which serve Ortiz as three dimensional representations of the characters he plans to bring to life through film, telling Indian Country Today Media Network, “Evolution,” is a movie script I am writing, my interpretation of the nineteen Pueblos’ revolt, when they came together in 1680 under the direction of the leader Po’pay.”

“The Pueblo revolt is not taught in history classes: with this project, I speak about that first American Revolution, breaking down the script into different series, to make a feature movie about the Pueblo revolt as seen by me, through my characters. It will resemble Star Trek or Star Wars, but with Native characters, and actors—a two-hour movie, with my understanding of history. The movie will give a better story, and get the kids interested, making it easier for them to understand history.”

Read the full article in Indian Country Today here, including the detailed account of the historical basis for the upcoming screenplay, as well as the controversial cultural events Ortiz plans to address in the film.

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Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project

Posted by on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off


Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project

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.

Go New Mexico!

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Meal & Reel: Indie Film Casting

Posted by on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off

Indie Film NM

Extras Casting Alert:

For this Sunday, October 13th, in Las Vegas, NM, 7am to 6pm. Need 12 to 20 Visibly White Males, Ages 28 to 60, Blond hair preferred Independent Film Project “short” Director is Dan Ireland, “Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights.

Non-paid, however, gas receipts will be reimbursed and extras will be fed. Great opportunity for those wanting to network and possibly break in to NM Film.

There are wardrobe requirements, Contact Derek M. Chavez for more information: 505-269-6904

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Michael Douglas on the set of the #NMFilm, The Reach

Posted by on September 18, 2013 | One comment

NMFilm The Reach-Michael Douglas pic

Michael Douglas sets the scene with this quick pic from the New Mexico set of his latest film, “The Reach”.

The star has been on location in the NM desert since last Friday, when the Farmington Daily Times reported that the production will be in the area for the next few months.

The Academy Award winning actor is playing Madec, an arrogant businessman and big game hunter in pursuit of his ultimate prize who hires a young guide, played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) to lead him into the American desert. After Madec shoots and kills an innocent man, a game of cat-and-mouse unfolds when the guide refuses to take part in a cover-up.

The film is based on Robb White’s 1972 novel Deathwatch.

The New Mexico production will employ 160 local crew members and 60 local actors and extras, according to the New Mexico Film Office.

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Fox 411: New Mexico the New Hollywood?

Posted by on September 7, 2013 | One comment


Feature Film Call for REAL Musicians

Posted by on August 23, 2013 | Comments Off

New Mexico Open Call for Real Musicians

Seeking REAL MUSICIANS for SAG feature film, MIDNIGHT SUN, which begins filming in Santa Fe and Los Alamos Sept 30, 2013-end of October.

DIZZY GILLESPIE LOOK ALIKE age 25-30 who can play trumpet well

BASS PLAYER age 25-60 African American musician who can play well

DRUMMER age 25-60 Caucasian musician who can play well

Production Company: MIDNIGHT SUN

For casting appointment, email your headshot, resume & contact information to:

casting505 @gmail.com.

This is a SAG scale paid position.

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Picture of the Day: It’s Goodbye Time

Posted by on July 31, 2013 | 2 comments

Breaking Bad Thanks AlbuquerqueClick here to enlarge

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EXCLUSIVE: #NMFilm Ushers in new name and top tier Executive Producer

Posted by on July 30, 2013 | 5 comments

Robert Redford to executive produce New Mexico Film DRY LAND

Longtime friend to the New Mexico Film Industry, world renowned actor, director and producer, Robert Redford has signed on to executive produce the New Mexico independent feature film, “DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST” (formerly Dry Land).

Earlier this month the New Mexico Film Office announced that the film would be shooting in Santa Fe, Española and Gallup through early August.

“Drunktown’s Finest” is the story of three Native American teenagers, an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous friend who strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

The film is directed by Gallup native Sydney Freeland (Hoverboard, The Migration), produced by Santa Fe resident Chad Burris (Splinter, The Killer Inside Me) and Española native Mateo Frazier (Delia, Torcida). The production will employ approximately 20 New Mexico crew members and 20 principals and background talent.

“Drunktown’s Finest” stars New Mexico native Jeremiah Bitsui (Natural Born Killers, Brothers), most recently seen in his very dramatic exit from the Emmy Award winning, AMC series Breaking Bad.

Follow the film’s progress with co-producer Mateo Fraizer here, and be sure to pick-up the New Mexico film, “Blaze You Out” directed by Fraizer, coming to retailers, Amazon and download on Netflix and for rent from Redbox!

Some Twitter pics from the shoot:


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Open Call For Entries: Taos Shortz Film Fest 2014

Posted by on June 26, 2013 | Comments Off

Call for Entries Taos Shortz Film Fest

Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the country. Taos Shortz is dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe and provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.

This year Taos Shortz is excited to join in the Film Festival Life Community for their online submission service. Film Festival Life is an innovative community based festival submission service, tailored to meet the unique needs for film festivals, filmmakers, and industry professionals.

Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard? If you think you have what it takes…


Looking for some extra money to complete your film in time for our December deadline?? Check out this Taos based crowdfunding site!

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Longmire Casting Native American Background Talent in New Mexico

Posted by on June 17, 2013 | One comment


OPEN CALL for Native American Extras age 18-65

Location: Santa Fe Area

Compensation: $10.71 per hr.

Project: “Longmire”

Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).

If you are interested and available, email a recent picture of yourself and a contact phone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

For more information Call 505-273-5822

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Feature Film “Search Party” Now Casting in Albuquerque

Posted by on June 17, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 6/18/13: ALBUQUERQUE, NM On Location Casting Notice - Feature Film “Search Party” for work on WEDNESDAY 6/19/13.

–NEW FACES who have not yet been scheduled to work on this project ONLY!!–

Pay rate is $80.00 for 10 hours ($8.00/hour) plus overtime paid after 10 hours. You will also be paid an additional $50.00 for bringing your dog.

We do not have a Call Time yet but it could be VERY early into the morning and go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day/evening open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being.

Location is in the ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.

MEXICAN FAMILY MEMBER with DOG: male and female, HISPANIC, age range 18-65, lower to middle class, variety of types and interesting faces. MUST have a VERY well-behaved dog that would be comfortable being on a film set and that is good with other dogs. Looking for more ‘mutt’ type dogs that you won’t mind it getting dirty as we will be out in the dirt all day.

To submit for work – please POST HERE ASAP and you MUST include your first & last name as listed on the OLC database. Please also specify the type of dog you have, it’s age and name.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs or are not available on the listed work date!! Thanks! Seriously, DON’T do it if you are not right for the role!


**MUST also HAVE A *RECENTLY UPDATED* (within the past 6 months) TALENT PROFILE IN THE OLC DATABASE in order to be booked! If you do not have a profile with us, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work

NMFilm Search Party

Search Party “centers on two roommates who go to great and dangerous lengths to save their friend Nardo, who is naked and stranded in Mexico.”

Casting Notice from On Location Casting:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Search Party” for work on TUESDAY 6/18/13 and/or WEDNESDAY 6/19/13.

Pay rate is $80.00 for 10 hours ($8.00/hour) plus overtime paid after 10 hours.

We do not have a Call Time yet but it could be VERY early into the morning and go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day/evening open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being.

Location is in the ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.

SOCCER KIDS: male and female, HISPANIC, age range 8-14, athletic, cute, should know how to play soccer (don’t have to b a pro but should know how to handle a ball)

To submit for work – EMAIL ASAP at: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with subject line SOCERR KID with your first & last name, contact number, age, parent name and a RECENT photo (taken within the past 3 months). Also specify which work date(s) you are available.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs or are not available on the listed work date!! Thanks! Seriously, DON’T do it if you are not right for the role!


**MUST also HAVE A *RECENTLY UPDATED* TALENT PROFILE IN THE OLC DATABASE in order to be booked! If you do not have a profile with us, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work

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Neil Patrick Harris saddles up for MacFarlane Western in NM

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 7/30/13: EG Casting is looking for a 5-year-old Caucasian boy to work on “A Million Ways To Die in the West” tomorrow, Wednesday July 31, late afternoon. Please email a photo with a phone number to egabel@msn.com.

Neil Patrick Harris Tweets on Santa Fe

New Mexico’s favorite son, Neil Patrick Harris is a man who’s typically hard at work, so it’s no surprise to find him on a unique new film project. This time out the Albuquerque native is taking a turn in a comedy western right here in his homeland!

The “How I Met Your Mother” star recently tweeted an inspiring revelation about Santa Fe, where he’s currently filming with the all star cast of Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.

Also saying:

Neil Patrick Harris filming with Seth MacFarlane

This #NM flick is destined to become a comedy classic, scheduled for release on Memorial Day Weekend 2014!

The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, and Seth MacFarlane himself!

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New Mexico Film and Media Industry Conference

Posted by on April 3, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 5/14/13: Congratulations to the New Mexico Film Office on the success of their first Film & Media Conference with over 300 registered attendees and 50 Exhibitors! Plans are already underway for an even BIGGER event next time out!

New Mexico Film and Media Industry Conference

The New Mexico State Film Office is very excited to present the NM Film & Media Industry Conference on Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th in Albuquerque at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

This will be an excellent networking opportunity for local professionals, aspiring filmmakers and related industry vendors. Panels (10 in all) will cover everything from filming logistics to financing. Exhibitor tables will be available both days. The event is free and open to the public.

Reserve your free tickets via Eventbrite:

Embassy Suites is offering special room rates of $99. You can book here.

New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference
May 10-11, 2013
Embassy Suites Hotel
Albuquerque, NM

Friday May 10th

10:00–11:30AM Table Set-up

11:30AM – Check-in

12:00PM – Doors Open

1:00PM – Opening Address

Speakers: Nick Maniatis, and special guest to be announced


Film Incentives: A Look at the NM Film Production Refundable Tax Credit

Moderator: Tobi Ives
Panelists: TBA

The New Mexico Film Production Tax Credit is essential to attracting productions to our state. How does the tax credit compare to other states and countries? What are the recent changes to the program? Here is your chance to ask questions to a variety of industry professionals about this important incentive. It’s a must-attend panel for local producers and accountants alike.

3:30PM – 5:15PM
Film Financing: A Wealth of Knowledge
Moderator: Nick Maniatis
Panelists: TBA

From crowd funding to equity and gap financing, hear the experts discuss securing resources to produce a project. How do financiers address mitigating risk? When are you ready to seek financing? How do you factor in incentive programs? Leave with a better understanding of this complex world.

Saturday May 11th

8:45AM – Check-in and Doors Open

9:15AM – 10:30AM

Securing Locations: Get Off My Lawn!

Moderator: Don Gray
Panelists: TBA

Equally important for location managers and property owners alike, this panel will discuss how to broach a location, to negotiate a locations contract, to determine fees and to plan for the unexpected. Know what questions to ask productions and understand why production schedules often change. Hear perspectives from all sides.

9:15AM – 10:30AM

Post Production & Emerging Media in New Mexico

Moderator: Eric Renz-Whitmore

Panelists: TBA

Local professionals in Emerging Media, including representatives from the New Mexico Post Alliance and the New Mexico Technology Council, will lead a discussion on the impact of emerging technologies on education, business, and the entertainment industry. Which skills apply to all these industries? Which skill sets are specific to entertainment? How diverse do post production companies need to be to meet their client’s needs? Learn how these entertainment professionals can segue into this new world of emerging media.

10:45AM – 12PM
Let’s Talk Distribution

Panelists: TBA

Distribution is a part of a project’s development plan and being objective isn’t always easy. Who do you talk to? Who is going to buy it From film festivals to the internet, learn what the options are and how to broach marketing your masterpiece. Hear experts discuss where distributor’s go and what they are looking for when acquiring rights. Gain the insights on how best to proceed.

10:45AM – 12PM

Presentation: Emerging Media Startups

Presenter: Armando Kirwin

New technology companies are reimagining every part of the film industry, including: concept development, screenwriting, funding, distribution, exhibition and marketing. Who are these companies and how should a filmmaker work with them? More importantly, how does being on the cutting-edge of technology impact the filmmaking process? Stay up-to-date with this current information.



1PM – 2:30PM

Productions and Vendors Working Together
Moderator: Dirk Norris
Panelists: TBA

Are productions from Mars and are vendors from Venus? It doesn’t have to be that way. This panel will prove these relationships are much more compatible. Learn how productions determine with whom they work and discuss maintaining your business when productions come to town. Understand what it takes to be a vendor in the film industry. You will also hear from local city representatives and a major studio representative.

1PM – 2:30PM

Post Production Tips &Techniques: Finishing Film for Digital Cinema Projection (DCP)

Demonstrator: TBA

Learn how to prepare and convert your film files for theater projection. Hosted by the New Mexico Post Alliance, postproduction professionals will explore the process of finishing a film for delivery to DCP. This presentation will also include a software demonstration as well as a discussion of industry standards and of the various delivery platforms.

2:45PM – 4:30PM

Logistics for Creative Filmmaking

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: TBA

It’s your one shot so you want to gain from others’ experiences. Discuss ways to maintain the quality of your project during physical production. Hear what you need to know about working effectively with your crew to avoid mistakes that affect your creative vision. Seasoned professionals will review the must-dos for sound, camera and all the other vital elements that will be pieced together for your ultimate masterpiece.

2:45PM – 4:30PM

A Thing or Two about Collective Bargaining

Moderator by: Tobi Ives

Panelists: TBA

New Mexico is an employment-at-will state. And although both union and non-union projects may apply for the NM Film Production Tax Credit, the majority of the shows in New Mexico tend to have contractual obligations with them. This panel is an overview of the various collective bargaining agreements often utilized by productions. When should you consider a contract and with which unions? What is the standard protocol when working with unions and guilds? For all budget sizes and project types, here is a chance to speak directly with union representatives whose jurisdiction covers New Mexico.

4:30PM –5PM Exhibitor Tear-down

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