Saturday, June 28, 2008

Re: [MISP] Fwd: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry



For those who have not read the Variety story here are the links:




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Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Subject: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry
To:


FYI

 

Rochelle Bussey
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Office # (505) 476-5600
Fax # (505) 476-5601
E-Mail:  rochelle@nmfilm.com

 
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From: Kelleher, Caitlin, GOV
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:16 PM
Subject: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

 

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For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Caitlin Kelleher

June 27, 2008                                                                                               505-476-2299

 

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

             

SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson today announced New Mexico's film industry is featured in the latest edition of Daily Variety. Released today, Variety hosts more than a handful of articles solely about New Mexico's booming film industry.

 

"I am thrilled Variety has taken a closer look at New Mexico's booming film industry," said Governor Richardson.   "Just this month we announced our 100th feature film production; Hollywood is watching, and more and more filmmakers are choosing New Mexico because of our film incentives, crew base and fantastic creative climate."

 

Variety cites New Mexico's vast landscape, major film incentives, strong infrastructure, and large film crew base for attracting major films and television series to the state.  It also highlights the state's extensive efforts to train and promote its local filmmakers and creative talent.

 

It notes that this year, four New Mexico-based productions garnered a total of 14 Academy Award nominations ("No Country for Old Men," "3:10 to Yuma", "Transformers", "In the Valley of Elah"), with "No Country for Old Men" earning the win for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

 

"This kind of coverage validates the strategic plan we created to establish this industry here on a long-term basis," said Eric Witt, Richardson's head of media industries development. "New Mexico continues to prove itself a leader in both quantity and quality of production nationally and internationally."

 

Outside of California and New York, New Mexico has the largest film crew base in the country.  In today's edition of Variety, plans to boost film production in Santa Fe are boasted, including a new film studio in the capital city and pending direct flights between Santa Fe and major hubs including Los Angeles and Dallas.

 

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.8 billion dollars to New Mexico's economy.

 

For more information go to: www.variety.com

 
 

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Caitlin Kelleher

Office of the Governor

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Office: 505-476-2299

Cell: 505-795-2480

 


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Re: [MISP] Fwd: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Public...

How about 'online?'   I subscribe to "The Hollywood Reporter"....so I imagine, Variety may be online also.  If you don't have a computer....try your local library...or better yet, the new, Rio Rancho library.  Awesome!
 
Also....fyi for you film fans....if you pay the monthly fee for "The Hollywood Reporter," which is nominal....you'll have access to a TON of information...including upcoming films, contact info, etc., etc..  As a renagage from Hollywood....I was surprised to find it's actually economical to subscribe online!  ;)
 
 




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Friday, June 27, 2008

Re: [MISP] Fwd: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

Does anyone know where can one purchase a copy of Daily Variety in this state?  I checked out two bookstores in Santa Fe (Borders & Hastings) and the newsstand on Central near UNM in Albuquerque and no one carries it.

Brent Morris


On Jun 27, 2008, at 3:51 PM, Eric Renz-Whitmore wrote:

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Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Subject: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry
To:


FYI

 

Rochelle Bussey
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Office # (505) 476-5600
Fax # (505) 476-5601
E-Mail:  rochelle@nmfilm.com

 
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From: Kelleher, Caitlin, GOV
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:16 PM
Subject: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

 

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For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Caitlin Kelleher

June 27, 2008                                                                                               505-476-2299

 

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

             

SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson today announced New Mexico's film industry is featured in the latest edition of Daily Variety. Released today, Variety hosts more than a handful of articles solely about New Mexico's booming film industry.

 

"I am thrilled Variety has taken a closer look at New Mexico's booming film industry," said Governor Richardson.   "Just this month we announced our 100th feature film production; Hollywood is watching, and more and more filmmakers are choosing New Mexico because of our film incentives, crew base and fantastic creative climate."

 

Variety cites New Mexico's vast landscape, major film incentives, strong infrastructure, and large film crew base for attracting major films and television series to the state.  It also highlights the state's extensive efforts to train and promote its local filmmakers and creative talent.

 

It notes that this year, four New Mexico-based productions garnered a total of 14 Academy Award nominations ("No Country for Old Men," "3:10 to Yuma", "Transformers", "In the Valley of Elah"), with "No Country for Old Men" earning the win for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

 

"This kind of coverage validates the strategic plan we created to establish this industry here on a long-term basis," said Eric Witt, Richardson's head of media industries development. "New Mexico continues to prove itself a leader in both quantity and quality of production nationally and internationally."

 

Outside of California and New York, New Mexico has the largest film crew base in the country.  In today's edition of Variety, plans to boost film production in Santa Fe are boasted, including a new film studio in the capital city and pending direct flights between Santa Fe and major hubs including Los Angeles and Dallas.

 

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.8 billion dollars to New Mexico's economy.

 

For more information go to: www.variety.com

 
 

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Caitlin Kelleher

Office of the Governor

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Office: 505-476-2299

Cell: 505-795-2480

 


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[MISP] Fwd: Governor Richardson announces Call for Proposals for third round of "New Visions/New Mexico" Contract Awards

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Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Governor Richardson announces Call for Proposals for third round of "New Visions/New Mexico" Contract Awards
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Governor Richardson announces Call for Proposals for third round of "New Visions/New Mexico" Contract Awards

 

New Mexico-based filmmakers eligible to receive contracts up to $20,000 –

Panavision again provides two awards of camera rental packages valued at $10,000 each.

 

The deadline for proposals is September 5, 2008.  Awardees will be announced in November. 

 

 

A free seminar about preparing a New Visions/New Mexico proposal will take place at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque at 10:00 am on August 8, 2008.

Interested filmmakers should call 505-476-5600 to reserve a seat.

 

 

Applications are available online at http://dev.nmfilm.com/locals/nm-filmmakers/new-visions-contract-awards.php,

and at the New Mexico Film Office, 418 Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe.

nmfilmmakers
Jodi Delaney, Program Director
Rochelle Bussey
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Phone: 505-476-5600
Fax: 505-476-5601
nm.filmmakers@nmfilm.com
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Re: [MISP] Fwd: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

I knew there was something missing from your earlier notice about this, Eric, though I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Here it is:

 

                                    Governor Bill Richardson Announces

 


From: NM Media Discussion List [mailto:MISP-L@unm.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Renz-Whitmore
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 3:51 PM
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Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Subject: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry
To:

FYI

 

Rochelle Bussey
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Office # (505) 476-5600
Fax # (505) 476-5601
E-Mail:  rochelle@nmfilm.com

 
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From: Kelleher, Caitlin, GOV
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:16 PM
Subject: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

 

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Caitlin Kelleher

June 27, 2008                                                                                               505-476-2299

 

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

             

SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson today announced New Mexico's film industry is featured in the latest edition of Daily Variety. Released today, Variety hosts more than a handful of articles solely about New Mexico's booming film industry.

 

"I am thrilled Variety has taken a closer look at New Mexico's booming film industry," said Governor Richardson.   "Just this month we announced our 100th feature film production; Hollywood is watching, and more and more filmmakers are choosing New Mexico because of our film incentives, crew base and fantastic creative climate."

 

Variety cites New Mexico's vast landscape, major film incentives, strong infrastructure, and large film crew base for attracting major films and television series to the state.  It also highlights the state's extensive efforts to train and promote its local filmmakers and creative talent.

 

It notes that this year, four New Mexico-based productions garnered a total of 14 Academy Award nominations ("No Country for Old Men," "3:10 to Yuma", "Transformers", "In the Valley of Elah"), with "No Country for Old Men" earning the win for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

 

"This kind of coverage validates the strategic plan we created to establish this industry here on a long-term basis," said Eric Witt, Richardson's head of media industries development. "New Mexico continues to prove itself a leader in both quantity and quality of production nationally and internationally."

 

Outside of California and New York, New Mexico has the largest film crew base in the country.  In today's edition of Variety, plans to boost film production in Santa Fe are boasted, including a new film studio in the capital city and pending direct flights between Santa Fe and major hubs including Los Angeles and Dallas.

 

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.8 billion dollars to New Mexico's economy.

 

For more information go to: www.variety.com

 

 

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Caitlin Kelleher

Office of the Governor

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Office: 505-476-2299

Cell: 505-795-2480

 



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[MISP] Fwd: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

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Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Subject: FW: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry
To:


FYI

 

Rochelle Bussey
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Office # (505) 476-5600
Fax # (505) 476-5601
E-Mail:  rochelle@nmfilm.com

 
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From: Kelleher, Caitlin, GOV
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:16 PM
Subject: Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

 

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Caitlin Kelleher

June 27, 2008                                                                                               505-476-2299

 

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Hollywood Trade Publication Variety Dedicates Latest Edition to New Mexico Film Industry

             

SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson today announced New Mexico's film industry is featured in the latest edition of Daily Variety. Released today, Variety hosts more than a handful of articles solely about New Mexico's booming film industry.

 

"I am thrilled Variety has taken a closer look at New Mexico's booming film industry," said Governor Richardson.   "Just this month we announced our 100th feature film production; Hollywood is watching, and more and more filmmakers are choosing New Mexico because of our film incentives, crew base and fantastic creative climate."

 

Variety cites New Mexico's vast landscape, major film incentives, strong infrastructure, and large film crew base for attracting major films and television series to the state.  It also highlights the state's extensive efforts to train and promote its local filmmakers and creative talent.

 

It notes that this year, four New Mexico-based productions garnered a total of 14 Academy Award nominations ("No Country for Old Men," "3:10 to Yuma", "Transformers", "In the Valley of Elah"), with "No Country for Old Men" earning the win for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

 

"This kind of coverage validates the strategic plan we created to establish this industry here on a long-term basis," said Eric Witt, Richardson's head of media industries development. "New Mexico continues to prove itself a leader in both quantity and quality of production nationally and internationally."

 

Outside of California and New York, New Mexico has the largest film crew base in the country.  In today's edition of Variety, plans to boost film production in Santa Fe are boasted, including a new film studio in the capital city and pending direct flights between Santa Fe and major hubs including Los Angeles and Dallas.

 

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.8 billion dollars to New Mexico's economy.

 

For more information go to: www.variety.com

 

 

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Caitlin Kelleher

Office of the Governor

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Office: 505-476-2299

Cell: 505-795-2480

 



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[MISP] Variety (heart) New Mexico

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The Hollywood trade paper Variety has really taken a shine to New Mexico. Today's edition is only the latest of several featuring several stories about movie production work here in the Land of Enchantment.

A few snippets are included below, but please visit the links -- it's great seeing NM get such positive coverage out in LA.

New Mexico has Oscar-worthy year
Strong infrastructure, striking locations lure shoots
When it comes to justifying to taxpayers why their money is helping to subsidize local film production, it helps to have an Oscar winner you can point to.

In New Mexico's case, 2007 was an especially good year. The state can claim partial responsibility for 14 Oscar nominations, including best picture honoree "No Country for Old Men" (with "3:10 to Yuma," "In the Valley of Elah" and "Transformers" rounding out the ballot).

For Gov. Bill Richardson, that kind of performance is a point of pride, not because he likes winning (he does), but for the simple fact that it indicates progress.

"New Mexico used to be very prominent when it came to filmmaking, and then for the last 20 years, we fell asleep," Richardson says, sitting comfortably in his Albuquerque office (his real base of operations is 45 minutes north in Santa Fe). "We started out slow, but now it's reached the point where we've made about $1.8 billion in state revenues."

Richardson's office just announced the 100th film to collect on its 25% rebate ("Run for Her Life"). Twenty-two of those pics further benefited from the state's no-interest production loan. And though other states have stepped in with more aggressive programs (most recently Connecticut, New York and Michigan, whose tax credits range from 30% to 42%), Richardson isn't fazed by the competition.

New Mexico was first, and the state's plan was engineered to create a long-term, sustainable industry, with extra incentives for productions that advance local talent. As a direct result, an entire infrastructure has sprung up where only a loosely organized wisp of film professionals existed before, many of them refugees from Hollywood who'd taken to the more relaxed New Mexico way of life. Today, the state boasts more than 1,800 professionals and the largest crew base outside Los Angeles and New York, a community deep enough to support at least six productions.

There's much much more in this article... take a look here.

New Mexico aims for more local pics

..."One piece of good news is the incentives are available to everybody. If you spend $100 on your film, we're going to send you a check for 25 bucks," explains Jodi Delaney, director of the New Mexico Filmmakers Program. Among the plans she oversees are the Governor's Cup Competition and New Visions Contract Awards, both of which look to cultivate new local voices by awarding modest grants toward the making of short films.

Among the state's innovative programs is a new mentorship arrangement with "Crash," the Lionsgate-produced TV series based on the Oscar-winning pic, which offers above-the-line mentorships for such positions as director, producer, production designer and d.p.

According to Lisa Strout, director of the state film office, partnering with a TV series makes all the difference: "Trying to do this on a movie that's only shooting 30 days is not really long enough to get into it." But 20 days of hands-on experience is another story. "That's like going to graduate school, watching all the thinking and decisions that go on," after which the production can rotate in a new mentee.

And once native New Mexicans have picked up directing and producing experience, it's only a matter of time before additional talent joins Koch in representing local stories. The governor, for his part, is trying to promote film culture by sponsoring festivals around the state and has even set his sites on Robert Redford.

"I'm trying to lure him to come establish a Sundance 2 in New Mexico," Gov. Bill Richardson says. "We've even purchased an old historic ranch in northern New Mexico for him to bring his seminars."

Albuquerque Studios Lure vxf Shoots
The gritty urban tales that Will Eisner brought to life in "The Spirit" comicbooks of the 1940s are a world removed from the desert charm and sweeping vistas of Albuquerque, N.M.

But technology brings even the strangest bedfellows together, as shown by Albuquerque Studios' state-of-the-art soundstages, which made it possible for the city to attract Frank Miller's effects-heavy adaptation of "The Spirit."

Producer Deborah Del Prete had previously filmed in New Mexico and liked working there, but it took the kind of technical facilities that could handle the greenscreen-heavy virtual shoot planned for "The Spirit" to bring her back. "Without them having built that studio, they couldn't have attracted a movie like ours and a lot of the other movies that have come in after us," she says.

Jeremy Hariton, senior VP of the facility, says that was a major motivation for building the studio, which opened in June 2007 and welcomed "The Spirit" as its first feature film production. "Rather than being a location destination, we're able to attract films like 'The Spirit' that aren't here to shoot the vistas," he says.

Like the film adaptations of Miller's own comics in "Sin City" and "300," "The Spirit" is a cutting-edge virtual movie that needed the kind of large space and technical requirements only a studio can provide.

...

Having such facilities bolsters the state's contention that its financial incentives are paying off. While "The Spirit" is completing more than 1,800 visual effects shots in Santa Monica and San Francisco, Albuquerque Studios is hardly standing empty: "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" has since swooped in to occupy all six of the facility's existing stages, and two additional 18,000-square-foot buildings are set to accommodate season two of AMC's "Breaking Bad."

Filmmaking Focus Shifts to Santa Fe
Boasting a major airport, Hollywood-caliber studio facilities and a full third of New Mexico's 2.5 million residents, the Albuquerque area seems like the natural hub for the state's filmmaking operations.

But plans are under way that could shift a significant amount of production to the Santa Fe area, widely recognized as the creative culture center of the Southwest. In addition to the many artists and musicians represented there, the capital (with its relatively modest 80,000 population) is home to nearly half the state's crew base. In the past, those pros have had to commute to Albuquerque (a 45-minute drive) or far-flung outdoor locations like Ghost Ranch or White Sands for work, with gas and lodging eating into production budgets.

That may change thanks to a number of major initiatives in the works. Earlier this month, local government gave the Hool family, established players in the Mexican and independent film scene, the greenlight to proceed with building Santa Fe Studios, their proposed 600,000-square-foot, six-stage facility just south of the city...

By the time Santa Fe Studios' projected late-2009 completion date rolls around, Angelenos should be able to fly directly into Santa Fe with the same 90-minute terminal-to-terminal convenience currently available between the LAX and ABQ airports.

"American Airlines and Delta are in the process of getting clearance from the FAA," claims Eric Witt, head of Gov. Bill Richardson's media arts development initiative. "They're looking to direct 70- to 100-seat passenger jets from L.A., Denver and Dallas.

To make things even more accessible, construction is already under way on a high-speed "Rail Runner" train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. At this rate, crews could be commuting effortlessly between the two cities by the end of the year.



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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Re: [MISP] Our Neighbor's House: TX

Isn't it amazing how this topic has taken on a life of it's own?  I'd like to summarize a few things that have been mentioned, some are fact and some seem to be fiction.
  • The point was raised by Jon Hendry that the wording of the rebate legislation was structured with national/regional requirements in order to exclude political commercials.  As others have said, I'm not sure that political commercials should necessarily be excluded.  But if the powers that be felt that including politicals would be a conflict of interest, why did they need to take down a lot of other potential business with it?
  • As for local vs. regional vs. national, Stuart Overbey is correct.  Technically, a commercial running in a market as large as New York or Los Angeles would be considered a local commercial and therefore not eligible for the rebate.  On the other hand, a commercial running in Albuquerque and El Paso (which happens all the time to capture Las Cruces) could be considered a regional by definition from John Armijo at the film commission and therefore qualify for the rebate........see how impractical the current legislation is?
  • Allan Stevens is right about budgets being spent in New Mexico on commercials.  There are many projects that would fall well under the $100,000 Texas threshold.  If legislation was to be amended to change the requirements for commercials, what is an equitable approach?  How small should the budget get before it just doesn't make economic sense for Tax & Rev to process?  Case in point....we had a Tax & Rev auditor spend many hours reviewing one of our applications.  The audit was so thorough that she disallowed a Circle K receipt because it said Albuquerque, AZ on it.  It was ultimately allowed, but the point I'm trying to make is that these applications are not just rubber stamped.  They take a lot of manpower by the state to review and approve.
  • SAG has made an honest effort to encourage local commercial production with their "made and played" Colorado Letter of Adherence as Julie Crane points out.  It allows local producers to use SAG talent at a reasonable rate, but the regional/national requirement for commercials conflicts directly with trying to get more work for New Mexico actors.
  • Tor Kingdon makes a good point too, "union or non, commercial or feature, there are plenty of producers who can be enticed to do $20,000 worth of work in New Mexico."  The rebate would be much more meaningful to producers working with tight commercial budgets such as these and therefore bring more work to New Mexicans.  If you were to compare feature budgets to commercial budgets by lopping off a few zeros, the two million dollar features are just as important to the state as the ninety million dollar features, so why aren't $20,000 commercials just as important as $100,000 commercials?
So, a lot of valid points have been made on the subject.  Where do we go from here?  How do we create requirements that make more sense than the current legislation of "national or regional commercials only"?  If we go by the budget, what is the magic number that makes sense for us as well as the bean counters?
 
Thanks,
Dave Roberts
Southwest Productions
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: [MISP] Our Neighbor's House: TX

***This is a MISP Listserv message. Responses are sent to the list by default.*** ***For more info about MISP and the listserv, scroll to the bottom of the page*** * Just a point of clarification: "local" as the law is written, does not just mean a commercial for a business in New Mexico. You could produce a commercial here for a market as big as LA or New York, with a big budget, and it would not qualify for the rebate because it's a "local" commercial. We found this out first-hand. I'm not making it up.

Another thing: What if, rather than asking: should we qualify commercials by budget, or should we qualify by where they are run, we asked, what rules would ensure the most possible commercial productions came here and/or never left in the first place? Maybe the answer is some combo of both sides of the current debate. Or something else altogether.

I'm sure there are folks on the list with some good ideas on the subject. Can we hear 'em? 

Stuart Overbey
producer
halflife* digital
423 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
o.505.265.0665
c.505.263.6001
www.halflifedigital.com


On Jun 24, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Allan Stevens wrote:

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Hi Jon,
 
Regional or National (more than just NM) makes sense.  The last thing needed is to get the program involved with politics.  That would ultimately kill the whole thing.  Thanks for clarifying the issue.
 
Best Regards,
Allan Stevens, Producer
Bandelier EFX, Inc.
studio 505.345.8021
cell 505.259.5781
fax 505.345.8023
allans@bandelier.com 
 
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From: Jon Hendry
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [MISP] Our Neighbor's House: TX

***This is a MISP Listserv message. Responses are sent to the list by default.*** ***For more info about MISP and the listserv, scroll to the bottom of the page*** * You guys are really not getting it. The issue is local or National. Are you seriously making the argument that the politicians who control the
funds can give themselves a rebate ? And if P&G were only selling PUR water filters in NM as the law is written it also would not be eligable
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

[MISP] REDI Project Update

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Quick update from Cecilia at the REDI Project.

They're planning a follow up meeting this Thursday (6/26) from 10:30 - 12:00 at the Espanola City Council Chambers to discuss entertainment/digital media and technology, bringing together folks from the creative communities with the technology community at LANL. 

Regional efforts to build media production throughout the state are pretty important.  If you have info about work going on in your community, please share. 

Info on the earlier meeting below:

Under the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), sponsored by Los Alamos County for Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos, the Expert Group on Regional Economic Development Services will meet on Wednesday, June 11th, from 10:30 to noon at the Espanola City Council chambers, located at 405 Paseo de Oñate, Española, (505)-747-6100 to discuss development of a regional Entertainment Cluster.  At this meeting we will discuss lessons learned from the state film cluster development effort and their application to REDI, review existing Film Office and Music industry programs, identify regional gaps, and evaluate proposed activities to support development of a regional cluster.  

 

Cecilia Ciepiela, President

AISDevelopment

515 Gusdorf Road, Suite 6

Taos, NM  87571

575-776-2227

F 575-751-7668

C 571-276-4683

Cecilia@ais-development.com

www.ais-development.com

 



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