Each month NMWIF sponsors a member event on a wide range of topics to help inform and connect our film community. Examples of past panel discussions with leaders in the industry include: Screenwriting, Social Media, Casting, Finance/Budgeting, Crowdfunding, Green Filmmaking and Mentoring. We also bring national and international mentors to New Mexico for workshop events throughout the year.

Conversation with Helene Granqvist, President of Women in Film and Television Sweden

Friday, November 10th

Lightningwood Studios, 2350 Fox Road Ste 200, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Join NMWIF for a conversation with Helene Granqvist, President of Women in Film and Television Sweden. Helene will come to speak to us about the amazing success in Sweden’s film industry in bringing about 50/50 gender parity, the only nation in the world that is currently enjoying this kind of equality. Helene is a live wire and a contributing author of the booklet, No Sexism Please, We’re Swedish.


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 2017 One of our most popular, sell-out events! Mentor Mania is like speed dating for actors!  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 Mentor Mania, a number of attendees got signed by agents.

Doors will open at 1:30pm, with explanations and introductions at 1:45pm. Meetings begin promptly at 2pm and conclude at 4pm.. Location details to follow.

NEW this year: We have instituted a modest fee so that this event can help NMWIF toward its financial goals. The fee for members is $40 and $50 for non-members, if any space remains.  ANY NM acting workshop costs easily twice as much and cannot offer the exposure and access to the film/tv decision-makers that Mentor Mania does.

Registration for members will open on November 1st. If any spots still remain, we will open it to non-members on November 12th. Registration will close on Friday, November 17th.

SCHEDULED to be MENTORS this year, as of now: (Subject to change)

  • JoEdna Boldin, casting director
  • Faith Hibbs-Clark, casting director
  • Kathryn Brink, casting director
  • Carissa Mitchell of Mitchell and Associates
  • Lynette O’Connor of the O Agency
  • Tina Presley of Presley Talent

Once again, we will be hosted by past president Linda McDill and Stu Goswick.