Monday, February 26, 2007

Intel Fab 11X to be Upgraded

From the NM EDD Website:

Monday, February 26, 2007

SANTA FE, NM—Governor Bill Richardson today hailed Intel’s announced $1 billion-plus investment and retooling of Fab 11X at Intel’s Rio Rancho, NM manufacturing plant as a major victory for New Mexico and proof that the state’s economic policies are working.
“Intel could have made this investment in any number of places in the world and they chose New Mexico. This is a major victory,” Governor Richardson said. “They know New Mexico provides the right tax policies, workforce and pro-business attitude and that’s vitally important as this company competes in the global marketplace.”

Intel President Paul Otellini announced today that the semiconductor company would upgrade the Rio Rancho Fab to use the 45nm (nanometer) process, that consists of an innovative combination of new transistor materials that drastically reduces transistor leakage and increases performance. Otellini said the new investment would “position Fab 11X for Intel’s next generation of technology.”

Love Lies Bleeding to Shoot in NM

From the NM Economic Development Website

Love Lies Bleeding to be filmed in New Mexico
Monday, February 26, 2007

SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the feature film Love Lies Bleeding will shoot in New Mexico.

Love Lies Bleeding is the story of a struggling young couple who stumbles upon a cache of dirty money after a shootout in their apartment building. With hopes of a better life, they flee with the money, provoking the fury of a corrupt DEA agent who will stop at nothing to get his money back, and arousing the suspicions of a detective who is determined to find out what’s really going on before it’s too late.

The Samdel Pictures production, starring Jenna Dewan, Brian Geraghty, and Christian Slater, will be shot in and around Albuquerque from March 1 through April 3. The production expects to hire approximately 75 local New Mexico crew members...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Film-Related Businesses Vying for Rio Rancho Land

From the Observer


City of Vision Studios, a company that wants to build a film business next to Lionsgate, may have been the first to present its proposal to the Rio Rancho Governing Body, but it is far from being the only one interested in that land.

According to Rio Rancho Economic Development Corp. President Noreen Scott, companies from all aspects of the entertainment business have been contacting her office...

"The companies that we're talking to, some of them are big and they have a lot of financing, some are medium, and some are small," she said. "They're pretty broad-ranged right now, and they're coming from all different directions, but mostly they're (Los Angeles) companies."

Silver City Short Film Festival (2nd Annual)

Forwarded from Ed Conley (bahana1999@YAHOO.COM)

We are in the beginning stage of planning the Second Annual Silver City Short Film Festival. Last year the event was well attended and this year we have exciting new plans to expand and continue this event.

We encourage anyone with ideas, suggestions, skills and some time to help.

The 2007 festival is tentatively planned for mid September.
For more information contact:
July McClure (505) 531-2542 or
Ed Conley (505) 534-1452

Michael Stearns (on the vast capabilities of modular synthesis)

It's always good to see when our friends get good press. As many of you know (and others definitely should), Santa Fe's Michael Stearns is one of New Mexico's best assets, both for his continuing high quality, well-respected work, but also for his support and generous nature. Whether it's help for some of our local productions or encouraging artists who might find a home here in New Mexico, Michael is part of the soul of what I hope New Mexico's media industry becomes.

A recent blog post includes an overvew of his career -- and a neat discussion on the capabilities of modular synthesizers. Read it in electronicmeditations