Save the Date: The NM Film & Media Industry Conference will be November 16th and 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
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New Mexico Film Office Free Educational Speaker Series: Production Assistants (PAs)

When: April 25th, 6-7pm
Where: Joseph Montoya Building, Bid Room
            1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
What:  Every set has them and every set needs them, but how do you get a job as a Production Assistant and what are the different types? We will cover all of this and hear how to break into the film world with a job as a PA. Come hear a Unit Production Manager (UPM) teach you all about the world of Production Assistants.

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: Chris Roybal & C. Britnie Burds
City of Grants, the Village of Milan and Cibola County
Chris Roybal & C. Britnie Burds represent the City of Grants, the Village of Milan and Cibola County. Some of the productions that have shot in their area are Clockers (1995), 21 Grams (2003), Jackie (2012) and Buffalo (2015).

How can you help filmmakers that come to your area? We have created a website ( with resources for filmmakers that are interested in coming to our area. It has links to the NM Film Office, to our Film Permit guidelines and application, information on locations, the NM Film Office Incentive and information on our area. We can facilitate communications when locations and services are being searched for also.

What do you consider to be a unique location in your jurisdiction? We have a few unique locations: the New Mexico Mining Museum has the only simulated underground Uranium Mine in the world, the La Ventana Arch is the 2nd largest natural arch in New Mexico, the El Malpais National Monument has the primeval black basalt terrain created by volcanic forces over the past million years, Mount Taylor is a stratovolcano that is the high point of the San Mateo Mountains and the Highest Point in the Cibola National Forest, the El Morro National Monument were Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs, and also we have the longest drivable stretch of Historic Route 66 in New Mexico at around 87 miles (with the Neon Arch).

Favorite movie or tv show?
C. Britnie Burds - My favorite movie is John Carpenter’s Halloween, I’ve always been a horror fan.
Chris Roybal - I’m a big fan of Breaking Bad, it’s great to see places you know on a popular TV show that people really enjoy.

NMFO Filmcast: Color Circuit - Dylan Ray Garcia & Scott Brown
Comedy, game playing, script reading, trailer watching - and that’s just Monday night's programming! Join New Mexico co-conspirators Dylan Ray Garcia and Scott Brown as they talk about their unique and cutting edge programming for their group "Color Circuit" on the media platform. You can make your own prognostications about where all this “New Media” environment is going but these guys are living it and you will find this free-wheeling interview both wildly entertaining and informative. And we didn’t have to edit anything (much) out!

Vote for your favorite film in the Submittable Online Gallery!

Vote for your favorite film in the 2018 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase in our Submittable Online Gallery now - April 30th. The film with the most votes will win the Audience Award at our Awards Ceremony and Networking Event on May 19th at 5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102).

New Mexico Film Office Business
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Film Events: Click here for a list of film events. If you have an industry event you would like listed on the, please email them to

Seeking Interns: The New Mexico Film Office is seeking summer interns, if you are currently enrolled or have graduated in the last year from a film program and would like to learn more about what the New Mexico Film Office does send your resume to