Industry Announcements


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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


Acting Technique

We will be working on exercises, monologue and scenes in the class.

Date:  8 classes  on Sundays  Sept 10, 17. 24. Oct 1, 8. 15, 22. 29
Time:  10-12:30
Location: Santa Fe Performing Arts on Old Santa Fe Trail
Cost:  $165 for all 8 classes
Contact Name:  Wendy Chapin
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Advanced Scene Study

This class is for actors who are secure in their technique and can work on their own with a partner.  Scenes will be assigned by the teachers as well as partners.

Date:  8 classes on Mondays Sept 11.18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16.23, 30
Time: 6-8:30
Location: Santa Fe Performing Arts on Old Santa Fe Trail
Requirements/Cost: $165 for all 8 classes
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Contact Name: Wendy Chapin
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September 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 September 16th (9am-12pm) and Sunday September 17th (9am-12pm)
Requirements: All Levels Welcome.
Cost: $150+tax
Contact: Rebekah Wiggins
Email- phone- (505) 301-9332


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Be Your Own Hollywood Workshop with Joel Riesling

Producer Joel Reisig is doing your dream job. He produces 4 to 5 films a year, and he is coming to New Mexico to teach filmmakers how to finance and get distribution for their films. He normally only puts on his two-day intensive producer workshops in large cities such as NY and LA, and his workshops are usually $399. Voorhees Films has arranged for this specail discount so the ticket prices can be lower for New Mexicans. The price is $199. Thanks to a recent grant from PNM this workshop is now only $50! RESERVE YOUR SEAT only 30 spots available.

September 23-24 from 10am to 6pm.
Sundowner Apartment Community room. 6101 Central Ave NEAlbuquerque, NM
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Film acting and scene study class offers the tools to become an autonomous actor. Work on acting technique, character development, script analysis, strong choices, cold reading and audition skills for film and theater. For adults, 18 and over, all levels.

WHEN: Sept. 26th thru Nov. 14th
TIME: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM
COST: $350 for 8 weeks
CONTACT: Maura Dhu Studi
For INFO or to ENROLL: email:  or call: 505 690-4791



“Blatant Attempts at Understanding” by Melanie Zipin
Performed by the Virus Theater of Silver City

Word travels fast in a series of scenes, monologues, and dramatic sketches that take the audience on an introspective journey, combining a sense of place (the high deserts of NM) with a quest for purpose.

Finding beauty, even solace, in the everyday, Melanie Zipin composes her songs and stories from the material that surrounds her. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Philadelphia, Melanie Zipin is a mixed media artist, performer and singer songwriter with three CD’s of original music to her credit.

Virus Theater has been producing live, original theater in Silver City, NM for 20 years. The mission of Virus Theater is to create relevant original live theater that is accessible to our diverse community, and to provide educational opportunities for adults and children in the performing arts. Virus Theater’s vision is to bring people together through theater to better understand our shared humanity and to inspire individual and collective growth.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 29, 3:30-4:30pm and Saturday, Sept 30, 1:30-2:30pm,
WHERE: El Sol Theater, 406 N. Bullard Street, Silver City, NM 88061


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SWIFT Summit

The Southern Women in Film & Television Summit (SWIFT) will provide a unique forum for unifying the creative objectives of women residing in Southern states via professional advancement, mentorship and collaboration. The event will assemble luminaries from all areas of the entertainment industry to explore a variety of topics that greatly impact women: from human rights and women’s leadership, to storytelling across platforms. Four days of inventive programming with inspiring conversations, new ideas and innovations that are shaping the future for women in all aspects of entertainment and the empowerment of the next generation of emerging creatives. Additionally, SWIFT will host a bevy of vendors who cater to the needs of women, adding an exciting shopping experience during the event.

WHEN: September 28 through October 1st, 2017
WHERE: The Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214
HOW: Registration: $250, Early Bird by September 1st: $220 and at the Door Day of: $275 WIFT Members $199 with promo code

For more Information go to or call Lynda Evjen, Director of Development 615-517-5714.



Voice + Speech: Intro to Dialects with Catharine Pilafas

In Voice + Speech and Introduction to Dialects, actors will explore and garner the tools to free their natural human voice.  Actors will learn the Kristin Linklater and Rudolf Laban methods and develop awareness to recognize and shift unnecessary tension in the face, voice and body to evoke “relaxed readiness.” The class will also introduce the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which is the basis of learning dialects. The dialects that will be taught: British, Irish, Russian, and German. Actors will practice a dialect of their choice in an assigned scene or monologue to be performed for the final class.

WHEN: Sundays (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) October 1st - October 29th
EARLY BIRD PRICE- $225.00 TAX INCLUDED (ENDS September 18th at 11:59PM)

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