Monday, March 21, 2011

NM FILM OFFICE: New Announcements

From Trish Lopez and the NM Filmmakers Program:


Greetings NM Filmmakers and Film Supporters,


After a long legislative session with enormous support for our local film community pouring in from around the state, we are gearing up for a new chapter and look forward to continuing our hard work on behalf of all New Mexicans.  I would like to extend my deepest thanks to our steadfast leaders in the New Mexico film industry and to the local filmmakers who literally showed up every day of the session to seek the best possible outcome for our community.  The hard work and energy you put forth is beyond measure. 


Coming up, see below announcements from our NM Filmmakers Program, including the latest on our "NM Film Works" Radio show, now available online – and if you haven't already, check out the details and deadlines for the upcoming Screenwriters Lab from NALIP and the 7th annual NM Filmmakers Showcase. 


Here's to Spring!

Trish Lopez


 "NM Film Works" Radio show is now online at


Click here to listen to our most recent program: and visit anytime to hear the current or past show as of 3/12/11.  "NM Film Works" is on air Saturdays @ 11:00am on TALK 1260AM in Santa Fe; and Sundays @ 12:00 noon on 1350AM in ABQ.   THIS WEEK:  Keif Henley of the Guild Cinema talks about the upcoming NM FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE call for entries (deadline: April 15th); NALIP talks about the upcoming SCREENWRITERS LAB taking place in New Mexico this spring (deadline: March 25th) and Corona film liaison Denise Williams of Film Lincoln County is interviewed in our weekly segment with one film liaison from around the state.

MARCH 25th: Deadline for Entries: 2011 Writers Lab!

Do you have a great script you want to develop? Are you ready to take the next step on your career as a screenwriter? ANYONE CAN APPLY to participate in NALIP's inspiring, creative 10-day Latino Writers Lab program. This is for ALL WRITERS – not just Latino writers!  Presented by HBO, this is a professional development intensive that will alter your writing process, inspire your current project, and nurture your unique voice as you develop a new feature screenplay.

Now in its ninth year, the Writers Lab offers top-level skills development as well as specific, one-on-one mentoring for your work-in-progress. It includes intimate professional lunches that provide you with invaluable information and important relationships for your career. This is not a program for beginning writers: you must have at least one complete screenplay under your belt, and hopefully additional skills study. But it is a great program to develop a treatment into a first draft, or a rough draft into something you can promote or sell.   The program is taught in two parts: the first session takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 18 - 22. With the techniques and specific notes you will receive, we know that you will have great tools and ideas to rewrite your screenplay over the summer.  The second session meets in Santa Monica, CA September 21-25, where the program will discuss scene structure and rewriting strategies using your own work, plus give you a new set of notes on your draft. The Latino Writers Lab application is available online here. The deadline is this Wednesday, March 25. Email your completed application to:  Call Carlos or Octavio with questions: 310-395-8880. Visit the Latino Writers Lab page for more details!

For more information about our 2011 NM Filmmakers Showcase and other recent announcements, visit us at


Trish Lopez

NM Filmmakers Program Director | NM Film Office

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

1600 Saint Michael's Drive | Santa Fe, NM  87505

Follow us on Facebook under "FilmNewMexico"  |  Hear us on the radio at "NM Film Works" : Saturdays at 11:00a on 1260AM in Santa Fe  |  Sundays at 12 noon on 1350AM in ABQ


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