Monday, April 1, 2013

Film Industry Town Hall, April 18th in Taos!

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Film Office today announced a Town Hall meeting scheduled to take place in Taos on Thursday, April 18, 2013. 

This Town Hall follows a series of town hall meetings that took place in Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Raton, Clovis, and Carlsbad. Film Office director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the New Mexico film industry – including an update about legislation, the outlook going forward, and the opportunities available to New Mexicans.

The meetings are intended to provide an open forum for each community to share information about their educational programs, film related businesses and issues of concern. Prior to each Town Hall meeting, participants will have an opportunity to have their headshot (photograph) taken by a representative of the film office which will be given to Extra Casting Directors in New Mexico. 

Those who already have a headshot are encouraged to bring them to the Town Hall meeting and fill out the Extras Casting Information Registration form (headshots do not have to be taken by a professional). This opportunity is for informational purposes only and is not in response to a particular production. The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public. The NM Film Office is collaborating with local film liaisons, schools and chambers of commerce in conducting these events. 

The schedule is as follows: When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Harwood Museum of Art 238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571 Phone: 575-758-9826 Contact: Asia Golden, Coordinator of Public Programs 

Agenda: 6:00 pm - Headshots for casting directors 7:00 pm - Welcome and Introductions David Hinske 7:15 pm - State of the NM Film Industry, Director Nick Maniatis 7:30 pm - Q and A session There is no RSVP necessary to attend any of the Town Hall meetings and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the discussion. 

The expected timeframe for the town hall is approximately two (2) hours with Q&A. For more information on the 2013 Film Industry Town Hall meetings contact Dirk Norris at 505-476-5671 or # # #