Register now for the
The NM Film & Media Industry Conference
November 16th and 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Vendor Registration Opens: July 17th

Register early for the Conference and get the best price and have the opportunity to sit down for a 4 minute One-on-One session with an industry professional. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis, all one-on-one sessions will be scheduled in advance.
Please be advised the URL link does not work with mobile devices. Must use laptop or desktop computers only.
From the main page input the date requested for the reservation and click “Book” and you will be taken to the group pricing. The group name will come up once you input the dates and check availability. If you do not use the link, please use the group code FMC.
Ideal Home Screening Ticket Giveaway
The New Mexico Film Office is celebrating 120 Years of Film in New Mexico! This month we are giving away 120 tickets to a special screening of Ideal Home on June 23rd in Albuquerque, hosted by Brainstorm Media, the Albuquerque Film Office and the New Mexico Film Office

Filmed in New Mexico, "Ideal Home" stars Steve Coogan (“Philomena,” “Despicable Me”) and Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” “I Love You, Man”).  “Ideal Home” is the story of Paul and Erasmus who live an elegantly curated and care-free life in Santa Fe - that is until Erasmus’ ten year old grandson appears on their doorstep, to stay. They immediately prove to be the worst caretakers in the world. Making every mistake possible, it turns out, is a reasonable form of parenting.

The first 10 people to go to the NM Film & Media Industry Conference pages on Friday June 15th and find the secret 120 message will win a pair of tickets! We have 4 pages where it could be hiding: the event home page, sponsors and vendors, schedule and panelists or Conference info!

Watch our Facebook page this week for more chances to win!
Vince Kadlubek, CEO & Cofounder of MeowWolf
The MeowWolf art installation in Santa Fe has, in a relatively short time, become a cultural phenomenon that reaches far outside the borders of New Mexico. Join our conversation with Vince Kadlubek, CEO & Cofounder of MeowWolf, as he talks about his own roots, the early inception of the group and ideas that led to the creation of MeowWolf, as well as the future directions it will take in media, gaming and filmmaking as well. It’s a fascinating marriage of art and commerce that is uniquely homegrown and New Mexican.

Check out our other great podcasts this month with Barry Kirk & Melanie Kirk and Neil deGrasse Tyson!

New Mexico Film Office Free Educational Speaker Series:
The New Mexico Film Incentive – Getting Started

 When: June 27th, 6-7pm
Where: Joseph Montoya Building, Bid Room
            1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

You want to take advantage of the New Mexico Tax Credit for Filmmakers, but where do you start? What forms do you need to fill out, when should you start them and how do you do it all correctly to get your 25-30% tax credit? Leslie Fleming-Mitchell will walk you through how and when to start your paperwork for the New Mexico Tax Incentive starting with the registration process. This topic is a must for anyone thinking about producing a film in New Mexico.

The Educational Speaker Series is a free event and is open to the public, please register for this event using the link above.

Liaison Spotlight: Jon Foley
Las Cruses and Doña Ana County
What jurisdiction do you represent?
I cover Las Cruces and the entire Doña Ana County. Las Cruces is my hometown and I couldn't be happier working for this community.

What productions have shot in your area?
Las Cruces and Doña Ana County have hosted a variety of content from Captain Fantastic to Ghost Hunters. Many other projects like Brokeback Mountain, Due Date, Enemy Way, Traffic, Hang 'Em High, and Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull. Aside from the big budget feature films, we have accommodated a variety of independent films. All the World is Sleeping recently wrapped and starred Melissa Barerra (“Vida”), Jackie Cruz (“Orange is the New Black”) and Jorge Garcia (“Lost”). We have two feature films currently in pre-production that I can't wait to announce. 

How can you help filmmakers that come to your area?
I handle the film permits for the City of Las Cruces, assist with navigating through governmental agency needs (traffic control, county permitting, fire, codes, etc.), vendor discount, and locations. These are the primary resources we provide other than locations and cast/crew calls.

What do you consider to be a unique location in your jurisdiction?
Being the second largest city in New Mexico, we offer a wide variety of neighborhood looks from post war architecture to Anywhere, America. Getting more specific, the vacant Doña Ana County Courthouse is one of our most unique locations. This building is incredibly unique and offers an abandoned prison facility, along with a rooftop view of all of Las Cruces. 

Favorite movie or tv show?
You can ask me this question any day of the week and I will probably have a different answer each time. Right now I'd say it's a toss up between 127 Hours and Only the Brave. I enjoy watching a film based on a true story that is able to capture the most beautiful landscape in such a terrifying way.
Congratulations to the winners of the
2018 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase:

Comedy Category: Dog Bachelor - Jamie Merideth, Santa Fe, NM
Documentary Category: The Mayors of Shiprock – Ramona Emerson, Albuquerque, NM and
Parade of Dreams – Gabe Gillett, Santa Fe, NM (tie)
Drama Category: Pareidoila – Erick Castillo, Santa Fe, NM
Horror Category: The 7 Doors - Alex Gianopoulos, Albuquerque, NM
Music Video Category: Ruse of Fools – Happy Song – Sherwin Lau, Las Cruses, NM
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category: Shift – Jac Roberts, Albuquerque, NM and
Saturn Return – Evan Curtis, La Mesa, NM (tie)
Student Category: Bruises – Kel Cruz and Lauren McFather, Albuquerque, NM
Wild Card Category: Chasing Dragons – Brian Cillessen, Albuquerque, NM
Audience Award: OM+ME – Cat Pilafas, Albuquerque, NM
Best in Show: Bruises, Kel Cruz and Lauren McFather, Albuquerque, NM

All winning films will be screened at the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference November 16th &17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albuquerque.
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