Industry Announcements

Workshops & Classes

TV/FILM AUDITION INTENSIVE: How to Compete with the LA Market

Get the inside scoop from an actress and coach currently working in both markets (see bio). Learn a step-by-step guide to booking the room, get coached on a scene of your choosing, and get invaluable tips on how to audition for co-stars vs. guest stars.

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Orpheum Arts Center
500 2nd St SW, #21
Albuquerque, NM

$115 (Payment required to hold your spot)

In order for everyone to work, class size is kept small so space is very limited. Email Courtney to reserve your spot!


Filmmakers Club

For professional filmmakers, independent filmmakers, and people working in film and television in NM. This is not a student group, but it is for everyone who is involved already in any capacity in the entertainment industry here.

If you have questions please contact:
Shereen Noon
(310) 497-0597

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Aldea Media Center- Aldea de Santa Fe
3 Nuevo Milenio
Santa Fe, NM 87507


May Workshop with Award Winning Casting Director Julie Tucker, C.S.A.

(NMWIF Fundraising Event -- All proceeds go to NMWIF Scholarship Fund)

Submit your headshot and resume by April 1 to

Qualifications: BFA or MFA in Performing Arts and/or Regional Theatre Experience and /or Film or Television Experience

Participants will be notified by April 21 and a full deposit will be required at that time to secure your spot. Please note you will receive material for the workshop on May 6th the day before and will be working with Julie in front of the audience. Participants will be chosen by a selection committee in much the same way a film was selected for the NMWIF Fiesta.
PLEASE NOTE:  This is a class for educational purposes only. No employment or employment opportunity is implied or guaranteed. There will be no recording for participants or of this event.

Auditor - NMWIF: $35, - Non-member: $50
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: West Media Studio
609 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

CLICK HERE to register.


So You Made a Movie, Now What?

Making an indie feature film is hard. Distributing your film, can feel even harder. If you are looking for valuable insight on what to do after your movie is finished, join producer Alexandra Boylan for this 2 hour class.

Date: Friday, May 12th OR Saturday, May 13th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location:  Orpheum Arts Center
500 2nd St SW, #21
Albuquerque, NM
Cost: $95, space is limited

Contact: or 818-679-9798


Advanced Chubbuck Intensive

The New Mexico film industry is booming! As an actor, give yourself an advantage in the new year by advancing your training in the Chubbuck Acting Technique. As a teacher, I will continue to challenge you to make unique empowered choices in your acting work. You, the artists, are changing the creative climate in the state of New Mexico. Come join the Chubbuck community that's been growing for the past two years! Welcome!

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017                        
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM                                    
Location: The Orpheum Art Space
500 2nd St.
Albuquerque, NM


Filmmaker Mixer

Join us at the Inn at Santa Fe for a filmmaker Mixer. Meet new filmmakers or touch base with old friends. Food provided by Inn at Santa Fe, cash bar.

Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Inn at Santa Fe
8376 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

For more information, go to:


Tactical Acting

Basic and Advanced Tactical Weapons Class

When it comes to Law Enforcement or Tactical roles, realism and experience is highly desired.
Our instructors will teach you all the techniques that are accurate and real for today's film industry.


Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
To register, go to


Summer acting classes at Sol Acting Academy

Sol Acting Academy is now registering for summer classes! Class descriptions and times are available at:


WIFTI Events at Cannes Film Festival

If you’re planning on attending Cannes Film Festival, check out these WIFTI events! All events require a list and/or invitations * Contact organizer for more details.

American Pavilion Member Party:
Thursday May 18, 6 to 8 pm
Location: American Pavilion
American Pavilion Passholders ONLY (very strict)
Organized by: American Pavilion

Immersion Summit / Financing: Open to all members that have a Market Badge, however they will be providing us with special benefits.
Friday, May 19th (Time TBD)
Location: Carlton Hotel
Organized by WIFT Louisiana – Contact: Carol Bidault –

Sweden Panel 50/50 in 2020
May 20th (Time 2 to 4pm )
Location: Sweden Pavilion
Organized by WIFT Sweden

Corky Kessler Podcasts: Eileen and others have been invited are asked to participate on a streaming podcast that goes out on Bloomberg
May 20th, (Time TBD)
Location: Majestic Hotel
Organized by WIFT Tennessee & Utah – Contact: Nancy Puetz ( & Susan McEvoy (

Corky Kessler Reception
May 21th, (Time 8:30pm )
Location: Private home / Castle
Organized by WIFT Tennessee & Utah – Contact: Nancy Puetz ( & Susan McEvoy (

WIFTV International reception hosted by WIFTI UK
Monday May 22, (7:00pm-8:30pm)
Location: UK Film Centre, Pavilion 119, International Village
Organizer: WIFTI UK – Sign up by May 8 at

The Marche honoring women in the official selections reception
Thursday May 25, 4pm (TBA)
Location:  Plage des Palmes
Organized by WIFT Louisiana – Contact: Carol Bidault –

"Wine at 9" continuing the event in London, a nightly informal gathering for members (Chapter Presidents, ED, WIFTI Liaisons???) located at the terrasse at one of the apartments that has been rented. (Guests are asked to bring a beverage or food of choice)
Nightly 9pm
Location: Apartment #2 TBA (3 blocks from Palais)
Capacity: 30
Organized by WIFT Louisiana – Contact: Carol Bidault –