NMWIF Announcements

Mentor Mania 2017

Sunday, November 19th
1:45pm - 4pm
UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
$40 for members, $50 for non-members
Mentor Mania tickets are now live! This event is one of our most popular, sell-out events.

In private, approx. 5 minute meetings, you will have one-on-one time with major New Mexico casting directors AND talent agents. This is an unprecedented opportunity, no matter where you are in your career. Last year, because of MM, a number of attendees got signed by agents.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Screenwriter's Group

The New Mexico Women In Film ABQ Screenwriter's group is creating accountability groups for both feature and TV writers. We will be reading 10 pages from features at one meeting and 10 pages from TV scripts at the next. The feature writers will be meeting this coming Monday, Oct. 23 and the TV writers the next meeting which will be November 6th. We are looking for actors who will stay with the writers through the development of their scripts. This gives the actor the opportunity to build on their character as the story progresses. It also prevents the writer from having to explain what happened in the previous 10 pages. Once we get through each script there could be an opportunity for the actor to work on the film. Depending on if the writer decides to shoot it themselves or not. This is a long term commitment. With features from 90-120 pages we would like the actor to come once a month for 9 months to a year. 10 pages per read divided by 120 pages equals 12 months. For TV writers the commitment is less. A 45-60 page script divided by 10 pages equals a 4.5-6 month commitment.

If you are interested in working with a writer on their script please contact James Charleston, jimmedreams@gmail.com with your headshot and resume.


Members Doing Great Things

NMWIF President, Christine McHugh, directed the music video, Age-Related A.D.D. that is a finalist in this year's New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase. Awards will be announced from 6:30pm - 8:00pm this Saturday, Nov. 3 with all the winning films being shown on Sunday from 1pm-4pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. What an honor to be featured amongst so many great New Mexico Filmmakers.


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