Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Another great day!

Film & Media Day 2014 is in the books and it was another great day thanks to the participation of people from all  facets of the industry. Thanks to all of you who came out to participate and those who simply sent good vibes our way. We will announce the date for 2015 late in 2014 so check back here!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's almost here.... Film & Media Day 2014 is Monday, February 10th. Read the full press release at:




  IATSE Local 480 Hosts Film & Media Day 2014 in Santa Fe on February 10

New Mexico’s annual Film & Media Day will take place Feb. 10, 2014 from 8AM-4PM at the New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse). The day will provide members of the industry the opportunity to thank their legislators for supporting the film industry in New Mexico and remind the public of the huge economic impact and enormous number of jobs that the industry brings to the state. Organizations involved in the industry will have informational tables. 

Events will occur throughout the course of the day and exhibits will fill the Halls of History. Several film industry speakers will be in attendance. From 5:00-7:00 PM, the official legislative reception (sponsored by IATSE Local 480 and ABQ Studios) will take place at the Dragon Room and the back courtyard at Pink Adobe. The reception is $50 per person entry with ticket and legislators may attend at no charge. Tickets will be sold at the door. 

WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2014
8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Reception 5:00-7:00PM

WHERE: New Mexico Legislature – Rotunda, Halls of History
411 State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
 (Parking for State Capitol is located at 420 Galisteo St.)
Reception at Dragon Room $50 per person – 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

INFO: 6:00-10:00 AM – Erica Viking live radio remote broadcast from the Breaking Bad RV Tours’ Bounder on Old Santa Fe Trail in front of the Roundhouse.

8:30 AM – Mayor’s breakfast in the downstairs lobby at State Land office. Mayor Coss will welcome all.

9:00 AM – Exhibitor tables in the Halls of History at the Roundhouse (continues until 4PM).

9:30 AM – “Equitable alternatives to the Food & Medicine Tax” panel discussion in Morgan Hall at the State Land office.

12:00 PM – Press Conference in the Rotunda at the Roundhouse.

1:00 PM – Casting session starts at Morgan Hall in the State Land Office and runs until 4:00PM.

3:45 PM – Screening of “Drunktowns Finest”, this years Sundance entry shot in Santa Fe and Gallup, at Jean Coctau Theatre (418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM). Tickets limited.

5:00-7:00 PM – Official Legislative Reception at the Dragon Room and back courtyard at Pink Adobe. Co-sponsored by ABQ Studios. By Invitation Only.

Media Contact:
Lauren Newhouse
Ballantines PR
Lauren@ballantinespr.com
310-454-3080

Monday, January 6, 2014




This is the day for our industry to respectfully lobby our legislators. We will have informational tables inside the Roundhouse available to non-profits in the industry on a first come, first serve basis. Please send an email to ba480@hotmail.com if you are interested in having a table.


We will be holding a press conference at noon in the Rotunda with speakers from the industry.

There will be a legislative reception held that evening 5-7pm, venue TBA. The reception is being sponsored by IATSE Local 480. Tickets to the reception are $50 each and can be purchased at the door.


  More details on additional events will be posted as they are finalized.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

F & M Day 2013 - Schedule of Events



F & M Day 2013
Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 21st:
NMWIF event at the NMFL Legislative office 7pm. IATSE Local 480 is co-hosting this event. Press release attached.

Friday Feb. 22nd:
7:30am Vendors being to set up tables in the Halls of History
8am – Vendor tables continue until 4:30pm
9-10am – Mayor’s Welcome Breakfast hosted by IATSE Local 480 at the NMFL legislative office, 410 A Old Santa Fe Trail
11aqm -4pm – Open casting call at the State Land Office auditorium- 310 Old SF Trail
Noon –1pm - Press conference in the Rotunda with Steven Michael Quezada. We will also be screening Jon’s tribute to Speaker Lujan video
1pm – Sky video systems demo of their camera drone outside on the Old SF Trail side
2-5pm – Lobbying
4:30pm – Vendors break down their displays and tables and chairs are loaded out
5pm – 8pm VIP Legislative reception at the Dragon Room, Pink Adobe, Old SF Trail

7pm – Sundance Film and CCA present “Upstream Color” at the Lensic. IATSE Local 480 is participating by offering discounted tickets to NM film makers, available at the Roundhouse on he day for $5 subsidizing of 75 tickets (at $7 each). These tickets will then be available for purchase during F & M day  for $5.



Contact: Linda McDill, NMWIF President
505.424.3757   LMcDill100@aol.com


February 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DR HELEN JACEY BRITISH SCREENWRITER TO APPEAR IN SANTA FE FEB 20-21
'The Woman in the Story' Theme for Film & Media Day Kick-off Events

Dr. Helen Jacey, renown British screenwriter, author and story consultant will speak in Santa Fe on February 20 and 21, 2013. Her book The Woman in the Story is considered the international handbook for creating strong female characters. Her two appearances in Santa Fe are made possible by a collaboration of Duchy Parade Films, New Mexico Women in Film, IATSE 480 Filmworkers Union and Santa Fe Community College Film Department.
As a professional screenwriter, Jacey has developed projects for numerous UK, European and US producers, including Gareth Wiley, Harbour Pictures, BBC, UK Film Council and others. She is currently developing several feature film screenplays for producers in the UK and the US, including a screenplay for Santa Fe's Duchy Parade Films.
Wednesday, February 20, Dr Jacey will present a three hour seminar, 'Writing the Heroine's Story'. This intensive workshop for professionals and beginners brings knowledge and inspiration of characterization to new, imaginative levels. Registration opens at 6:00PM. Seminar begins at 6:30PM sharp. Santa Fe Community College, Room # 216 in the West Wing of the main campus. Parking in main SFCC lot; short walk to West Wing.  $30 at the door.
Thursday, February 21, Dr Jacey will speak at the Official Kick-Off Event for NM Film & Media Day 2013. Co-hosted by IATSE 480 and NM Women in Film, she will speak on 'Gender Politics in Film: Finding the Woman's Voice'. Lecture and reception will take place at 7:00PM at 410-A Old Santa Fe Trail, between Pink Adobe and Rio Chama restaurants. Seating is limited. NMWIF members free. Guests $15 at the door. 
More information on the Dr Helen Jacey seminar and lecture: www.NMWIF.com.  


For more info
Linda McDill 505.424.3757  LMcDill100@aol.com  President, NM Women in Film
Peter Kershaw 505.603.4863  DuchyFilms@gmail.com  President, Duchy Parade Films
Jon Hendry 505.986.9512 
ba480@hotmail.com  Business Agent, IATSE
Monique Anair  505.428.1738
Monique.Anair@sfcc.edu Film Dept Head, SFCC


Friday, January 11, 2013

Reminder - Meeting tomorrow, Jan 12th


IATSE Local 480 and Reel Working America are hosting a Legislative strategy meeting on Jan. 12th to prepare for the upcoming session. It is important that all parties with an interest in film have a chance to voice their concerns and opinions as we formulate a plan to move ahead. Please join us and share this notice with your friends, family and neighbors who have an interest in the film business in NM.

WHAT: 2013 Legislative Strategy Session
DATE: Saturday, January 12, 2013 
TIME:  1pm
PLACE: Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe (next door to the union). Parking is on Taos street behind the building.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 Legislative strategy meeting

IATSE Local 480 will be hosting a legislative strategy meeting on January 12, 2013 at 1pm at the Center for Progress and Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road. Everyone interested in legislation pertaining to the film industry is welcome to attend. 

WHAT:  Legislative strategy session

WHEN: January 12, 2013   1pm

WHERE: Center for Progress & Justice,  1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM

Film And Media Day 2013 - Save the Date!

Film and Media Day 2013 - Save the Date

Our date at the legislature for 2013 has been confirmed for February 22, 2013. Full details will be available the first week of January. Please mark the date on your calendar and make sure that you can join us at the Roundhouse.