President's Letter

April 2017

Dear Members, Friends & Supporters,

Our Daylight Social Time event in March was a huge success with great attendance, valuable information for everyone and important contacts made. We really wanted to give our members an idea of all the ways that they can use NMWIF to advance their skills, their careers and to deepen relationships. Mission accomplished!  Members attending commented on how great it was to see, meet and hear from founding, past and present boards members speaking to the group together, as a way to hear of the stories and efforts and benefits over the past 10 plus years of NMWIF. It was inspiring, and members left feeling a part of something.

It was such a success that I think we will try to make it an annual event. Big thanks to our Member chair, Anne Stirling with a great assist from Joan Golden, Lisanne Cole and others. Also very grateful to Saneh and Ben Boothe for the food spread they put out and the use of their lovely home.


Albuquerque Screenwriters Group hosted a fantastic evening with script consultant, Melinda Snodgrass. Around 40 people attended and took away great information about how to create a “series deck”, basically the bible for creating a multi-episodic show. Continue to check our newsletter and Facebook page for more events like this coming in the near future.

The NMWIF Board, led by our VP, Shelene Bridge, is gearing up for our semi-annual Film Fiesta. This year it is a quadri-city film festival slated to take place over four days…

April 20 Las Vegas
April 21 Albuquerque
April 22 Las Cruces
April 23 Santa Fe

The three-hour program features some of the best work from our members as well as local film students, and winners will be chosen in the categories of Best Acting Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Documentary, Best Narrative, Best Directing for Doc, Best Directing for Narrative, and a Grand Prize winner.

We’ll need volunteers to help staff each location so please check in with us to see how you can help and definitely come out to enjoy these films in a theatre near you!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Fiesta and…

Keep Making Media,

Christine McHugh,
NMWIF President