Friday, June 4, 2010

New Mexico Film Office Announces the Second Annual Native American & Hispanic Film Tour 2010

Lisa Strout, Director of the New Mexico Film Office and Trish Lopez, New Mexico Filmmakers Program Director, today announced the second annual Native American & Hispanic Film Tour. The New Mexico Film Office is teaming up with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 480 for a series of presentations designed to inform Native American and Hispanic residents about potential careers in the state’s film industry.

The free presentations will be held in Jicarilla Apache Nation, Taos Pueblo, Silver City, Mescalero Apache and Valencia County between June 8th and June 17th. Professional film crew technicians will share their experiences about how they began in the industry, the lifestyle of working on set, and a representative from the NM Film Office will be available to answer questions about training opportunities and other resources offered by the state. All New Mexicans are welcome to attend any of the events and registration is not necessary.

“The film tour is a unique opportunity to meet fellow New Mexicans who have created meaningful careers for themselves, improving their lives and the lives of their families,” said Strout. “This initiative continues to inspire and inform New Mexico’s youth, connecting them with the opportunities that exist right here at home.”

Dates and times of the free presentations are below:

JICARILLA/DULCE: Tuesday, June 8 – 5pm to 7pm
Dulce Community Center on Hawks Drive - Gym
Located approximately 200 feet off Highway 64 on Hawks Drive
Landmarks: Best Western Jicarilla Inn and Jicarilla Supermarket |
Contact: Leon Reval, 505-759-4218 or

TAOS PUEBLO: Thursday, June 10 – 4pm to 6pm
Red Willow Education Center – Main Room
885 Star Road, Taos 87571
Directions: From Kit Carson Road: go north on Paseo del Pueblo Norte until you get to the Allsup’s Convenience store. Drive towards Taos Pueblo. Red Will Ed Center is located next to Tony Reyna’s Indian Shop, off the main highway (Veteran’s Highway) on the right hand side. |
Contact: Shawn Duran 575-758-5990 or

SILVER CITY: Tuesday June 15 – 5pm to 7pm
Grant County Conference Center – Main Conference Room
3031 Hwy 180 East, 88061
Located on the corner of the 180 and 32 Bypass | Contact Facility Manager: 505-574-2488

VALENCIA COUNTY: Thursday, June 17 – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
UNM Valencia Campus – Student Community Center, CSCC-H 108
280 La Entrada Road, 87031 (off Hwy 47)
Main Campus: 505-925-8500 |

MESCALERO APACHE: June date/location TBA

For further information about the state’s film industry and recent announcements from the NM Film Office, please visit or call (505) 476-5600.