NMFO Hosts 6th Annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17

NMFO News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Film Office will host its 6th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference will open Thursday night with One-on-One sessions with a variety of Industry Professionals. Friday morning will kick-off two days of panels on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from fundraising, pitching and distribution to casting and agents, as well as ever important networking opportunities.

“Last year’s conference was a sold-out event and we’re seeing greater interest this year,” NMFO Director Nick Maniatis said. “This is an opportunity that our film community and local businesses should not miss.”

Conference Highlights:

  • “Pitching Your Project, in an Elevator and Other Places” – panelists include David Rabinowitz (producer/writer) from “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “LA to NM Casting from the Coast” – meet three Los Angeles casting directors and hear what it’s like to cast from LA for New Mexico projects 
  • “Literary Representation: I Have a Script, Now What?” – meet Literary Agents who represent screenwriters and learn about their processes 
  • “Financing your Project … How Do I Pay for This?” – learn how to raise money for your project

In addition, Meow Wolf will talk about how they have become such a phenomenal destination in such a short amount of time. There also wil be special guests from productions on the ground for the opening and closing sessions. Check out the full line up of panels at http://www.nmfilm.com/schedule-panelists-2018.aspx.

An open casting call with various background agencies is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and will be screening the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase winner’s films 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday in the Rio Grande room. Both of these events are open to the public. 

Tickets are on sale now; the early bird rate is $55 now through Sept. 17. Tickets will increase to $75 until Nov. 15 at noon. You can also buy tickets at the door for $95. Student discounts are available as well with proper documentation. 

For attendee registration, sponsorship and vendor opportunities and more information visit: http://nmfilm.com/film-media-industry-conference.aspx.

For questions about the Conference please contact Barbara Kerford, State Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico Film Office at BarbaraA.Kerford@nmfilm.com or call 505.476.5671.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com


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