Industry Announcements

Dinner and a Movie

When was the last time, or first time for that matter, you had dinner and a movie with the filmmakers?  Uncle Bill’s home movies don’t count.  Award-winning screen writer Mark Medoff is coming to Silver City to screen his new film, “The Heart Outright.”  The director Ross Marks will also be here.  We are calling the event “Dinner and a Movie.”  An Italian-themed dinner will be served on the patio next to Light Hall on WNMU’s Silver City Campus.  Diners will have an opportunity to meet the filmmakers.  They will also introduce their production in the historic theatre.

The events are scheduled for Sunday, August 6, 2017.  The al fresco dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:00.  The filmmakers will introduce their work at 7:00 p.m. in WNMU’s Light Hall Theatre.  After the showing, a VIP reception will be held at Datura Day Spa in downtown Silver City.

Tickets for dinner and movie are $25 per person.  Movie-only tickets are $10.  The VIP reception for supporters of the Silver Screen Society are $50.  Tickets will be available at Gila Hike & Bike, Manzanita Ridge and the WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs in Hunter Hall.  This special presentation is supported by the Rotary Club of Silver City and Western New Mexico University.

Date: Sunday, August 6
Time: 5:30pm - 9p
Location: WNMU’s Light Hall Theatre
1000 W College Ave
Silver City, NM 88062
Cost: Dinner $25, Movie $10, VIP $50
VIP Reception Location: Datura Day Spa
108 E Broadway St
Silver City, NM 88061

Contact for additional information: Mark Richard, 575-537-5988.


2017 NM Film & Media Industry Conference

Join the New Mexico Film Office for this exciting and informative two-day conference. Attend dynamic panels, where you will receive a wealth of information about every aspect of this burgeoning industry. Whether you're interested in acting, writing, producing, directing, or working crew we have an expert that's waiting to talk to you!
Date: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th & SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2017

Time: 11am-9pm
Cost: $35-$55 early bird, $45-$75 regular deadline, $55-$85 onsite
Location: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Workshops & Classes

TV and FILM Acting Workshop

Established in 1997, acting coaches Brian McCulley and John Crockett have been developing talent for over 20 years. With working actors in Atlanta, Albuquerque and Los Angeles they advise and coach actors for the national marketplace with great success. More info at website below.

Date: AUG 5th, 2017
Time: 9AM-5PM with a lunch break
Location: Far Horizon Studios, 300 Washington St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Cost: $125.00
Contact Name: John Crockett
Contact information: 303-446-8170,


Writing and Imagining the Short Film Workshop

Matthew McDuffie, screenwriter and director (Face of Love with Annette Bening and Ed Harris, Burning Bodhi with Kaley Cuoco and Virginia Madsen – at the Cannes Film Festival this past May, Toronto Film Festival this September) will hold a series of classes for filmmakers (and aspiring filmmakers) focusing on writing and imagining the short film.

Students will not only master the fundamentals of screenwriting, and the emotional algorithms involved in the creation of a good story, but will also learn to think visually, and to write cinematically; and all involved will come out of these seminars with at least one well-crafted short screenplay, and a profound sense of how to shoot them, i.e., how to direct.

Each workshop will consist of four intimate classes (ten or so students).

Date: August 9/10, August 16/17
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Arts Lab UNM
131 Pine St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Corner of Central and University)
The cost for all four classes is $250

Contact Matthew McDuffie:


August Chubbuck Basic Intensive Workshop

The New Mexico film industry is booming! As an actor, give yourself an advantage in the new year by training in the Chubbuck Acting Technique. My name is Rebekah Wiggins. I’m the owner of Southwest Scene Works and proud to be the first and only certified Chubbuck Technique teacher in the state of New Mexico. Come join us!

Location: The Orpheum Art Space (500 2nd St. Albuquerque NM 87102)
Date/Time: Saturday August 12th (9am-12pm) and Sunday August 13th (9am-12pm)
Requirements: All Levels Welcome.
Cost: $150+tax
Contact: Rebekah Wiggins
Email- phone- (505) 301-9332


History of Women Filmmakers Class

An exploration of the role that women filmmakers have played since the invention of cinema in the late 19th century. Narrative fiction is the film genre that is studied in this course, which traces the widening arc of women filmmakers, and demonstrates the growing importance of women as writers and directors in mainstream movie production through the 20th century and into the 21st. The work of a prominent international group of women filmmakers is emphasized. These women helped expand the genre of film as a complex story-telling medium. Prerequisite: ENGL 109. Offered: Occasionally. Three lecture hours.

Date: August 23 - December 13
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 8:30 pm

Taught by Diane Armitage: 505-428-1731 Contact:


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Tactical Acting

Learn the techniques and skills to perform on film in law enforcement, military or tactical roles

Date: Saturday September 9, 2017
Time: 8am - 5pm
Cost: $198.00
Location: Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
POC: Denver Johnson
Phone: (505)369-6866