LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Dear Members, Friends and Supporters:
This is election year and month for NMWIF Board of Director positions. In a separate message, we will soon be sending information about nominations and voting to NMWIF members eligible to vote. We will conduct nominations and voting online. A number of our current board members will be up for re-election, but we will have vacancies on the board that we need to fill. If you can donate your time and expertise to NMWIF, please consider entering your name on the ballot. Please be on the lookout for our NMWIF Elections email in the coming days so you can participate.
Gracious thanks to Victoria Bruneni for stepping in to emcee our January Honors event at La Posada and to former NMWIF President, Trish Lopez, for her wonderful introduction and presentation of the Sage Award to our Jo Edna Boldin. Congratulations to our 2013 NMWIF Scholarship recipients - Ann Bromberg, Mary Darling, Vivian Nesbitt and Susan Slotter. Also wish to extend another thank you to our 2013 Volunteers.
Great events are in the works for this year, including a revival of the NMWIF Athena Award along with a statewide screenwriting competition, the screening of Women in Film Television International Showcase and another Mentor event will return due to popular demand. We plan monthly events and programs to interest and inform you. As always, we appreciate your suggestions. Hope to see you soon at one of our events.
NMWIF FEBRUARY EVENT:
Monday, February 10, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NM State Capital Building
490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM
We invite and encourage you to attend NM FILM & MEDIA DAY on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 at the NM State Capital Building in Santa Fe, 9am-4pm. This is one of the best (free) networking events for our industry all year. The NMWIF Board will have a table there, so come say hi. Great place to meet and be met.
In addition to a great mix of industry exhibitor tables from 9am-4pm, there will be a Noon Press Conference in the Rotunda and a Casting Call from 1- 4pm in the State Land Auditorium. Casting Call is for upcoming 2014 NM projects, including but not limited to: Longmire Season 3, Hieroglyph, Good Kill and The Manhattan Project. Check out their Facebook page (New Mexico Film & Media Day) for complete schedule.
NMWIF is proud to be part of the evening event, co- sponsored by IATSE 480 and ABQ Studios. Official Legislative Reception at the Dragon Room & Courtyard at Pink Adobe, 5–7pm. $50 per person. Request tickets at
. Co-sponsored by IATSE and ABQ Studios with hosts from NM Women in Film.
Official Legislative Reception
Monday, February 10
Dragon Room & Courtyard at Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
$50 per person
WELCOME NEW AND RENEWED MEMBERS:
We want to welcome our newest member to NMWIF, Shelene Bridge. New members are the lifeline of our organization bringing fresh energy and ideas. We hope to meet you at our monthly events. Welcome
We also want to welcome our renewed NMWIF member Cedric Griego. We appreciate your continued support of our great organization. We can't survive without you. Thank you! Our non-profit organization honors our membership. We want to continue providing interesting and informative programs and events for you!
GREAT TIME at the JANUARY AWARDS EVENT:
We had such a great time at the January Awards Event in Santa Fe. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it so special.
NMWIF 2013 Scholarship Winners
Winner Vivian Nesbitt with Trish Lopez & Victoria Bruneni
Susan Slotter Mary Darling Ann Bromberg
Here are more fun photos! Thank you Linda Carfagno for your wonderful photographs of the day.
Sage Award recipient, Jo Edna Boldin Jo Edna and NMWIF Administrative Assistant, Reina
Welcome! Christine McHugh and Jody McNicholas Arriving guests
Networking Former NMWIF President Trish Lopez with
NMWIF Board Member Victoria Bruneni
MEMBERS DOING GREAT THINGS:
Congratulations to NMWIF member Rosemary Zibart! The Jewel in the Manuscript, a play by award-winning author and playwright Rosemary Zibart is one of two winners at the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival outside Seattle. This lively and compelling play was a finalist in eight national playwriting festivals including the Firestone Theatre New American Plays Festival, the Long Beach Theatre New Play Festival, the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Phoenix Theatre Festival of New Works in Phoenix, Arizona.
The play is about Fyodor Dostoevsky who, beleaguered by debts, hires a stenographer Anna Snitkina to help him write a novel in one month. Their growing devotion, however, is threatened by the specter of another woman who figures both in Dostoevsky’s life and his novel.
February 1- February 16
7:30 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays
2:00 pm on Sundays
1614 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM
Tickets are $20
Call 505 983-8159 for reservations
Are you a current member of NMWIF and doing something fabulous?
Let us know! We'll include it in our next newsletter.
NMWIF SCREENWRITERS GROUP
in Santa Fe
GET YOUR WRITING GROOVE ON!
A safe, creative forum to polish your work and exchange ideas. Groups will meet twice monthly for readings and feedback.
The NMWIF Screenwriters' Group is a collection of writers and actors who meet every other week to read and give feedback on new work. This is for writers in every stage of development & for actors wanting to sharpen their reading skills. You do not have to be a member of NMWIF to join.
Writers bring scenes from their work, which actors cold read, followed by questions and feedback from the group. This is a workshop setting for the writers to hear their work read aloud and receive feedback to improve their work. It also allows actors the chance to practice cold read.
First meeting Free
$5 NMWIF Members
Actors-Readers No Charge
February 3rd & 17th
6pm - 8pm
Sage Inn Conference Room
725 Cerrillos Rd.
Friends of Film and Video Arts
All About: Documentaries
A panel of experts will cover Field Techniques and Technical Tips, Travel Doc Kit, Interview tips, and how to tell if your material is documentary appropriate and do you have a story.
Sunday, February 16th
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
428 Louisiana Blvd SE – Suite A1
Entry is either $5 or a potluck item.
Tune in to CINEMA SCOPE radio program on Friday evenings for great news and interviews with leading film/tv/media people in New Mexico and beyond. NMWIF member Stu Goswick hosts the informative and interesting guests every Friday at 6:30pm on KSFR. Live-stream at KSFR.org or on the radio at 101.1FM in Santa Fe - Taos area. Archives of previous shows at KSFR.org.
Film Las Cruces Hosts:
State of New Mexico Filmmaking in Southern New Mexico
February 12, 2014
Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
The future of filmmaking in southern New Mexico has never looked brighter than it does right now. Film Las Cruces, in association with the Regional Film Development Advisory Committee (RFDAC) and the White Sands International Film Festival (WSIFF), will present an evening of short presentations on the State of Filmmaking in Southern New Mexico.
Film makers and film enthusiasts alike are invited to hear a presentation by special guest Dirk Norris, founder of the New Mexico Film Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help support the independent film industry in New Mexico, while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico’s independent film makers. Norris is the former Outreach Programs Manager for the New Mexico Film Office, as well as the former Film Liaison for Lincoln County.
Joining Dirk will be Janet Davidson, Vice Chair of Women in Film and Television International. Having had a successful career as an Equity and SAG actor, as well as an Assistant Director and Director of episodic prime-time television (Earth 2, Cagney & Lacey, Soul Food, Judging Amy), Davidson has taught both film and drama, gives monthly acting workshops and has presented seminars on the film industry to youth and adult audiences.
For out-of-town guests who wish to attend this event, special room rates are available at the Ramada Inn de Las Cruces. Call 575-526-4411 and ask for the “Film Las Cruces” rate.
For more information, contact David Salcido at 602-384-7756
Tune in on Thursdays at 11am to 'New Mexico Film Works' on KVSF 101.5FM in Santa Fe. NM Film Office Senior Manager of Production, Tobi Ives hosts a live and lively radio program all about...well, you know what!
2014 Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit
May 16, 17 and 18, 2014
Westin Convention Center
Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh will play host to the 2014 Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) Summit, which will draw women from the 40 chapters located worldwide to discuss filmmaking issues and attend panel discussions and screenings. The Summit expects to attract over 250 filmmakers from the 40 International chapters around the globe, as well as the Pittsburgh region to participate in workshops, panel discussions and events.
The 2014 Summit will draw attendees from around the world as well as local interested filmmakers. The recent summit in 2012 was held in Washington, DC in December and drew participants from New Zealand, Sweden, London, Mexico and across the United States and Canada.
Kim Moses, Producer of Ghost Whisperer and the new series Reckless will discuss New Media and why women have to become active as gatekeepers.
Peter Hamilton, a former executive with CBS International, New York, his consulting companies lists high profile companies such as CBS, Discovery Communications Inc, Food Network National Geographic Television, NBC News, The Smithsonian Channel and The Weather Channel. Topic: US and International Documentary & Unscripted. Networks: What do networks pay for unscripted and documentary programs? What do they want? What's the deal ?
Maryann McBride and Marco Cordova, Vice President of EP Financial Solutions will discuss International and National tax incentives. More at www.entertainmentpartners.com
Events include Friday evening screening of Gideon's Army which was chosen by the WIFTI Board to receive our very first financial support of $1,000; Opal Awards honoring Deb Acklin CEO of WQED the first Public Television station in the country and Dawn Keezer from the Pittsburgh Film Office, speaker luncheons and so much more.
Meet the Women In Film and Television International Board of Directors and learn more about the WIFTI International Short Film Showcase and the Film Finishing Fund.
For more information and to register: www.wifmpit.org
Early Bird Discount Registration for the Summit closes on March 15, 2014
Westin Hotel reservations must be made by April 14, 2014 - the Westin is SOLD OUT so our block of rooms at $119.00 is a REAL DEAL and will go very fast.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:
One-day Film Acting Workshop
How To Take Direction On Set and in Auditions
film acting workshop with director Hannah Macpherson
An intensive focusing on the experience of TAKING DIRECTION. This class is designed for you to have an opportunity to better understand how to work with a director in an audition, in rehearsal and on set. Workshop is for serious actors of all levels.
Writer/director Hannah Macpherson studied filmmaking at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Hannah won Best Film and Best Director for "Click.Flash", which competed against 150 films internationally in the National Film Challenge in 2011. She won Best Director for three years for "The Real Deal" (2012), "Drain" (2011) and "The Farm" (2010) for the ABQ 48 Hour Film Project. Hannah just completed directing her first feature film, "Those Who Wait", in 2013. She is directing a TV pilot in early 2014 for the city of Santa Fe. www.hannahemacpherson.com
Saturday, February 8, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Class Size Limited
To reserve a seat, email
Youth Audition Workshop
with Marie McMaster
What You Will Learn:
• How to get started in the film industry.
• Making a role 'your own'
• Audition do's and don't's
• Nailing a 'cold read'
• Taking direction and the importance of doing so and
• most importantly for the youngsters - FOCUS!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm (for parents and children-here we will cover "How to get started and what it takes".
Albuquerque, NM (location will be sent out upon confirmation)
$90 per student with lunch included
Class size is limited to only 12 students
Email me at
to reserve your young actors seat today!
Guerilla Filmmaking and Distribution Class
with Jon Moritsugu
This class covers making a low-budget, or even no-budget film or video. Learn everything from pre-production through publicizing and releasing the finished movie. The entire filmmaking process will be distilled down to its most important components, focusing primarily on guerilla techniques, do-it-yourself approaches, and quick low-cost solutions to common road blocks. Empower yourself and make that dream movie real! Class will consist of lectures, discussions, and dissection of film clips. All students will receive the crucial 30-page filmmaker booklet that includes sample forms, articles, and resources.
Saturdays - February 22nd and March 1st
9:00 am. to 5:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College
Film Study Class
Once-a-month Film Study class offered by
Ovations Film Actors Studio. A select film will be chosen by Steve Willmon, and after viewing the film there will be an interactive discussion by all.
Sunday, February 9
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
$20.00 - will include bottled water and popcorn
Ovations Film Actors Studio
116 Morningside Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
more info: 505-610-5945
or email us at
Spring Scene Study Acting Classes with a Showcase
Wednesday Evenings 6-9 pm
February 12 - April 29, 2014
Nob Hill Studios
4401 Central Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Holly Adams presents an introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach to acting in the moment. Every line, every breath, every response comes from your commitment to the circumstances. The Meisner technique brings your acting to life! Class is limited to 12 Actors aged 12- Adult
$350 plus tax
Registration: www.NMActingStudio.com or call Holly Adams at 505-450-2981
VOICES FILM FESTIVAL
The Concept: Create a film no longer than two minutes, shot on a mobile device. Incorporate into your film the tag lines: Use Your Voice for Change or Our Voices Can Make a Difference. Subject matter can be about anything from a woman who inspires you, a women with a compelling story to tell or a social issue you're passionate about. Bottom line: if you have something you want to say...say it.
Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
more information : http://voicesfilmfestival.com/mobile-film-fest/
2014 Taos Shortz Film Fest
Call for Entries OPEN for the 2014 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.
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...
SUBMIT YOUR FILM! www.taosshortz.com
SALT OF THE EARTH
a 1954 film made in Grant County, NM
March 15, 2014
Silver City, NM
There will be a 60th anniversary celebration of SALT OF THE EARTH – a 1954 film made in Grant Co. about a local mine strike in support of Hispanic workers' rights. This was a landmark in film history – it was made by filmmakers blacklisted during the McCarthy Era who were determined that this story should be told. The courage of the women, when men were prohibited from picketing from a court injunction, is phenomenal. The film is now in the public domain. It will be an all–day event, sponsored in large part by labor unions.
For more info on this film, see websites below.
full info at http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_of_the_Earth
free download – http://www.publicdomainflicks.com/0377-salt-of-the-earth/
Mountain Aire Folk Music
P.O. Box 5054
Silver City, NM 88062
To reserve a seat, email
FROM THE FILM OFFICE:
The New Mexico Film Office Announces “LONGMIRE” to Film a Third Season in New Mexico
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the third season of the hit A&E drama series Longmire, produced by The Shepard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television, will be produced in the state.
Production will begin in spring 2014 in and around Santa Fe and at Garson Studios at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. The production will employ more than 100 New Mexico crew members and hundreds of actors and background talent throughout the season.
Executive producers of Longmire are Greer Shephard, Michael Robin, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny, along with producers Chris Donahue and Patrick McKee. “The cinematic landscapes and wide open spaces of New Mexico have become characters in the stories our writers create. We are truly excited to be returning for season three. The production community and the support of so many people throughout New Mexico make it possible to tell amazing stories,” said Donahue.
Based on the bestselling mystery novels by author Craig Johnson, this contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba), Bailey Chase (Damages), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and Adam Bartley
Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com
NMWIF Member Directory:
As a current member, you can add your bio, resume and headshot to the new directory. Please visit the Membership Registration page at www.nmwif.com and simply fill out all your information. Be sure to enter your e-mail address and a password. You will need this to change and update your information in the future. Then click “pay by check” but DO NOT send in more money. You will be in the database as “paid” and Reina will activate your listing.
Please note: Your personal address, phone number and reference numbers do not show up in the directory listing. This information is only for NMWIF records. Also note the photo upload requirements in order for your photo to display correctly.
To update or edit your Member Directory listing, please visit www.nmwif.com and click on the “Edit Member Page” button on the right sidebar menu.
Look for the NMWIF Members Table
at all monthly events!
There will be a table at all NMWIF events specifically dedicated to support the networking opportunities for our members.
MEMBERS: Please use this area to provide your business cards, flyers or other promotional handouts of what you are working on or supporting this month!
• Only NMWIF members may distribute handouts at this table
• All handouts must be 8½ x 11 in. in size or smaller
• NMWIF reserves the right to remove any materials deemed inappropriate for any reason
PLEASE NOTE: NM WOMEN IN FILM DOES NOT ENDORSE, SPONSOR OR CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY OF THE INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED AT THIS TABLE.
2014 Board of Directors
Linda McDill – President
Chair, Fundraising Committee and Events
Carissa Mitchell – Vice President
Marcia Woske – Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
Valerie Moore - Secretary
Chair, Member Benefits Committee
Chair, Facilities Committee
Producer, NMWIF PSA
Chair, Website Committee
Chair, Membership Committee
Co-Chair, Membership & Events
Reina – Administrative Assistant