Monday, November 16, 2009

New Mexico Women in Film Holiday Food Drive!

This in from NMWIF:

"Please join us for the November Meeting of New Mexico Women in Film on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the New Mexico Film Museum, and help kick of the NMWIF Holiday Food Drive:

Doors open for Networking at 5:45pm, meeting starts at 6:30p. Meeting is open to members and non-members alike at no charge, but please bring non-perishable food donate-ables to support the Food Drive and help out local pantries – good condition, warm winter clothing is also accepted.

We are very excited to have Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish with us, who will accept an honorary membership in NM Women in Film and speak a little about the challenges of hunger and homelessness in New Mexico.

Santa Fe State Representative Brian Egolf will speak about the upcoming legislative session and the challenges facing our industry.

And we will show a very short screening of “The Other Side of the Tracks,” a short film produced by students at the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences on homeless teens in NM, winner of Mayor David Coss’ 2007 Youth Film Contest.

If you can’t join us on Thursday, please support our industry-wide Food Drive by dropping off donate-able items in any of the following places: the Production Office for the picture company you are working on, or on-set with the Craft service person on your show; either IATSE Local 480 office, in Santa Fe at 1418 Cerrillos Rd., or in Albuquerque at Channel 26/27 on 4th and Tijeras ; the New Mexico Film Office on Montezuma in Santa Fe ; the commissary at Albuquerque Studios; Sunflower Marketplace, either in Santa Fe or in Albuquerque, and Flying Star Cafes in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, now through December 20th. NMWIF will arrange for pick up and delivery.

If you would like to make arrangements for your own local bank, business, or favorite bar or restaurant to make space for a drop box on their premises, please e-mail ( and we will arrange to deliver one, and then to pick-up and distribute.

Thanks in advance for helping us make this campaign a success, and for showing the larger community that supports us, that we are appreciative and eager to give back.