Friday, May 28, 2010

Conference on Film Financing and Distribution for New Mexico Filmmakers

Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the New Mexico Film Office will present a two-day conference designed to educate local filmmakers on how to obtain financing and distribution for small films. The conference will take place Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. It will feature panels and discussions led by experts and seasoned film industry professionals.

The events are free and open to the public, however because space is limited those wishing to attend must register in advance. “The primary focus of our film program is to provide jobs, opportunity, and support for New Mexico filmmakers,” said Governor Richardson.'

“This conference will offer critical information and advice to those trying to find a way to make and distribute their small films. It is one more way we are making the film industry work for New Mexicans.” Friday afternoon programs will run from 2:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will include panel discussions focused on “How to Maximize Your New Mexico Film Incentives.”

These will be followed by discussions about the New Mexico film Loan Program, the Film Crew Advancement Program, and the wide variety of services offered through the New Mexico Filmmakers Program.

To see the full announcement, click here.