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.


Mentor Mania 2017

Sunday, November 29th
1:45pm - 4pm
Location TBD
$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.