Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries Announces Town Hall Meeting in Las Cruces

SANTA FE – The Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries will host a
town hall meeting to gather input on the future of the state’s burgeoning
film and media industries. The event is free and open to the public and
will be held from 1:00 to 4:30 PM Thursday, October 8th at the Alma d'
arte Charter
High School in Las Cruces.

“This is an opportunity for the Council to get direct input from the
public so that we can help update Governor Richardson’s plan of action.” said
Chairman Michael Kaye.

The event is being held in association with the High Tech Consortium of
Southern New Mexico. The schedule includes a listening session, three
break-out strategy sessions and a final wrap-up session.

Participants registering online will have an opportunity to help identify
breakout sessions from a list including Opportunities in Film;
Opportunities in Games, Modeling and Simulation; Building Connections between South and
North; Building effective Groups and Organizations; and Developing
Education Strategies – or they may suggest their own.

Pre-registration is suggested, as space is limited. To pre-register, visit who cannot attend are encouraged to submit their
comments at the online form as well.

Event schedule is as follows:

12:00 – 1:00 PM On-site check-in and registration

1:00 – 2:30 PM Council Introduction and Listening Session

2:45 – 4:00 PM Break-out Sessions (Topics to be determined)

4:15 – 5:00 PM Wrap-up Session

5:30 – 7:00 PM Following the Town Hall, IATSE 480 will host a post-event
networking reception. Location: Meson de Mesilla, 1803 Avenida de Mesilla.
Phone number: 575-525-9212; web:

The Alma d'arte Charter High School is located at 402 W. Court Avenue
(downtown Las Cruces in the historic Alameda Neighborhood District between
Alameda and Court Avenue), in Las Cruces. For more information on the Town
Hall event, please contact Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries
Executive Director, Rochelle Bussey at or call