Dr. Helen Jacey, renown British screenwriter, author and story consultant will speak in Santa Fe on February 20 and 21, 2013. Her book The Woman in the Story is considered the international handbook for creating strong female characters. Her two appearances in Santa Fe are made possible by a collaboration of Duchy Parade Films, New Mexico Women in Film, IATSE 480 Filmworkers Union and Santa Fe Community College Film Department.
As a professional screenwriter, Jacey has developed projects for numerous UK, European and US producers, including Gareth Wiley, Harbour Pictures, BBC, UK Film Council and others. She is currently developing several feature film screenplays for producers in the UK and the US, including a screenplay for Santa Fe’s Duchy Parade Films.
Wednesday, February 20, Dr Jacey will present a three hour seminar, ‘Writing the Heroine’s Story’. This intensive workshop for professionals and beginners brings knowledge and inspiration of characterization to new, imaginative levels. Registration opens at 6:00PM. Seminar begins at 6:30PM sharp. Santa Fe Community College, Room # 216 in the West Wing of the main campus. Parking in main SFCC lot; short walk to West Wing. $30 at the door.
Thursday, February 21, Dr Jacey will speak at the Official Kick-Off Event for NM Film & Media Day 2013. Co-hosted by IATSE 480 and NM Women in Film, she will speak on ‘Gender Politics in Film: Finding the Woman’s Voice’. Lecture and reception will take place at 7:00PM at 410-A Old Santa Fe Trail, between Pink Adobe and Rio Chama restaurants. Seating is limited. NMWIF members free. Guests $15 at the door.
More information on the Dr Helen Jacey seminar and lecture: www.NMWIF.com.
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
UPDATE 1/25/12: Due to high interest, the event has been moved to the State Land Office on the corner of Alameda and Old Santa Fe Trail. Please RSVP if you can to:
NMWIF – a 501c3 organization, a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in film and television through mentorship, networking, education and community. For more information about NMWIF or this event, please contact Lora Cunningham, NMWIF Board Member and Press Chair, at (323)630-3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Women in Film presents, Funding Our Own Films- Finally!!!
Rio Chama in the Historic Baca House
414 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
From your host, Actress & NMIF Media Committee Chair Lora Cunningham:
NMWIF presents an impressive panel of New Mexico Legislators and top industry producers who will address an issue that concerns us all- FUNDING OUR PROJECTS!
So many of us simply don’t know where or how to find financing. To this point, we’ve been frustrated with elusive and inaccessible funding- having to turn to friends, family and even our own pockets for help!
Our guest producers will give insight into how they’ve successfully managed to finance their films!
Our guest legislators will address the The New Mexico Filmmakers’ Bill, which creates accessible money for all of us to use, whether you’re making a feature, short, TV show or Web Series.
Join us as Jon Hendry invites us to his private VIP Legislators’ Lounge at the Rio Chama for a night of education and empowerment.
This piece of legislation was created specifically for us, New Mexico filmmakers, to fund our dreams.
Come be a part of its success, so it can be a part of yours.
Esteemed Panelists Include:
Senator Tim Keller
Representative Brian Egoff
Representative Al Park
Representative Sue Wilson Beffort
Alicia J. Keyes, Producer “Blaze You Out”
…with more to be added!!!
6:00PM-6:30PM Mix and mingle
6:45PM-8:30PM Panel presentation with Q & A
8:30PM- 9:00PM Wrap-up and more mingling!
Event is free to NMWIF members- $15 for non-members.
Delicious food and refreshing beverages provided.
From PRWeb via 1680PR:
New Mexico Women In Film (NMWIF) will host “Where Did They Film That?” – An Intimate Afternoon With the Film Industry’s Top Location Professionals on Sunday, October 17, in Albuquerque. The event promises to give the general public and industry pros, alike, an inside look into what it takes to be a Location Pro: how they get the job done, how they are hired, what opportunities are available in the film industry, and much more.
Where: Albuquerque Studios at 5650 University Boulevard, SE
Admission: Non-members $15; NMWIF members free
When: Doors open at 4:00 with presentations beginning at 4:45