Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[MISP] List Update

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Hi everyone...

Bit of a dust-up over on the MISP events list regarding a campaign related posting.  Since this political season is likely to get a little more lively in the next few weeks, I'd ask listserv members to avoid advocating (on list) for particular candidates or campaigns and keep the list focused on media industry/community topics and issues.  (I'll also make a quick mention of the Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries Town Hall this Saturday -- a good place to discuss all these issues.  More info at:  http://www.altmedianm.org/events.html  And that the deadline for registration for this fall's election is during the first week of October!)

While we're at it...  Please don't sell things on this list, and please keep events and other announcements on the events list (drop me a line at artslab@unm.edu and we'll subscribe you, unsubscribe you, or otherwise change your subscription).

Meanwhile, an update on numbers and the text to the events list below...

Best wishes,

Eric

MISP-L:  506
MISP-EVENTS-L: 441

While there are a good number of people who might agree with any one candidate, in this partisan environment any campaign-related post is also going to drive a bunch of people crazy.  And off the list as well.

Another reason to avoid political content is that a good many people on these lists are subscribed from places like local and state government and the national labs -- and some of those institutions have prohibitions on political content.

So please, help keep campaigning off these lists, and keep discussions on topics and issues directly related to the film and media industries.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

[MISP] New Mexico's Emmy Connection, Take II

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Monica Winter Vigil rightly pointed out another Emmy connection I'd missed:

Jay Roach, director of the Austin Powers movies, is an Albuquerque native, and graduate of Eldorado High. He took honors the other night for "Recount"

After doing so nicely at the Oscar's it's good to see the NM connection continues to shine out in Hollywood.

Elsewhere Sunday, "Recount", a drama depicting the events following the 2000 election, won in the outstanding made for television movie category.

The film's director Jay Roach said he hoped this November's presidential poll would follow a different script.

"We don't want to go somewhere and do 'Recount 2: The Sequel'," Roach said.


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Monday, September 22, 2008

[MISP] Locals win Emmys!

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Between other events and the "Legal Hawks" premiere the other night, I missed out on that other show -- where two locals won Emmy's. Pretty incredible.

Of course, Bryan Cranston is only a part time New Mexican, but his support for the Duke City Shootout, humility in a bunch of interviews and knock-out performance in Breaking Bad are all good reasons to be proud he has a home in New Mexico.

From KRQE: NM-Based Breaking Bad Wins Emmy

LOS ANGELES (KRQE) - Sunday brought Emmy gold for the lead actor in the New Mexico-based television series "Breaking Bad."

Bryan Cranston won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his portrayal of Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to selling drugs to provide for his family.

The series on the cable channel AMC is set in New Mexico, and films around the state and at the Albuquerque Studios in Mesa del Sol.

The USA Network series "In Plain Sight," also set and filmed in New Mexico, was not eligible for this year's Emmy Awards because it was first broadcast on June 1, the day after the Emmys' May 31 cutoff date.

For more on Cranston and Breaking Bad, you might check out their blog here: http://blogs.amctv.com/breaking-bad/

Even more pleasant news came when Santa Fe's Kirk Ellis was awarded an Emmy for writing the HBO miniseries, "John Adams." However, things got a little interesting -- Awards Daily has it from there...

...But while Don Rickles and Jimmy Kimmel got to ramble at length as if they were a pair of witty Poets Laureate, Kirk Ellis had barely stepped onstage before the Emmys gave him the hook:

The Emmy-winning writer for "John Adams" was ironically cut off by producers during his acceptance speech while talking about public oratory in Adams era, calling it "an amazing opportunity to talk about a period in our history when articulate men articulated complex thoughts in complete sentences."

Ellis attempted to continue: "They used words –" but the mic faded out in the middle of his sentence as ABC abruptly cut to commercial. Backstage Ellis was quick to hit back:

"I love freedom of expression and as soon as I opened my mouth they were signaling to wrap it up," Ellis says backstage. "I find it interesting we can do 30 minutes devoted to reality show hosts but none for the people who actually [write the shows]."

More at Awards Daily
...more also at BuzzSugar

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Re: [MISP] Fwd: Governor Richardson Announces Italian production, Doc West, to be filmed in New Me...

It will be great to have Terrence Hill back in NM.  When I was 15, I was lucky enough to be on the set of My Name is Nobody.  I got to spend some quality time with Terrance Hill and Henry Fonda.  I also got to know one of the producers, Sergio, on a first name basis...literally.  It was just a few years ago that I discovered that Sergio was THE Sergio Leone.
My Name is Nobody is widely considered to be the last Spaghetti Western and was shot on locations in Northern NM and in Southern NM which is where I had my wonderful experience.
Thanks Eric for bring back some great memories!
 
Mark
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New Mexico seems to be having some continues success with these 'Westerns'...  Appaloosa garnered some good reviews (Viggo Mortenson, Ed Harris and Renee Zellweger look pretty good with a New Mexico landscape) and 3:10 to Yuma did pretty nicely -- Luce Rains got a nice write-up in USA Today the other day too. 

Good also to see local producers like Luca @ HDNM continuing to make good things happen...



For Immediate Release Contact: New Mexico Film Office
September 22, 2008 (505) 476-5600

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Italian production, Doc West, to be filmed in New Mexico

SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the De Angelis Group/HDNM Entertainment production, Doc West, will shoot in New Mexico.

The production, a movie-of-the-week for Italian television, will be shot in and around Santa Fe from October 9th through December 6th and is expected to hire approximately 90 local crew members and over 200 actors, including principal and background talent.

Doc West will star Terence Hill (Lucky Luke, My Name is Nobody, They Call Me Trinity) and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Dick Tracy). Giulio Base will direct, and Anselmo Parrinello and local Santa Fean Luca Ceccarelli will produce.

The movie tells the tale of Doc West who arrives in Holysand to hustle the locals at cards but finds himself caught between two warring families. Because of Doc's exceptional and entertaining abilities – gunslinging, prowess of wit, and secret past as a doctor – the Sheriff, an orphan boy and a beautiful, strong-minded school teacher want to keep him around, but that's going to be tough.

This marks the 108th major film production since Governor Richardson took office, adding close to $1.9 billion dollars in economic impact.
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[MISP] Fwd: Governor Richardson Announces Italian production, Doc West, to be filmed in New Me...

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New Mexico seems to be having some continues success with these 'Westerns'...  Appaloosa garnered some good reviews (Viggo Mortenson, Ed Harris and Renee Zellweger look pretty good with a New Mexico landscape) and 3:10 to Yuma did pretty nicely -- Luce Rains got a nice write-up in USA Today the other day too. 

Good also to see local producers like Luca @ HDNM continuing to make good things happen...



For Immediate Release Contact: New Mexico Film Office
September 22, 2008 (505) 476-5600

Governor Bill Richardson Announces Italian production, Doc West, to be filmed in New Mexico

SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the De Angelis Group/HDNM Entertainment production, Doc West, will shoot in New Mexico.

The production, a movie-of-the-week for Italian television, will be shot in and around Santa Fe from October 9th through December 6th and is expected to hire approximately 90 local crew members and over 200 actors, including principal and background talent.

Doc West will star Terence Hill (Lucky Luke, My Name is Nobody, They Call Me Trinity) and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Dick Tracy). Giulio Base will direct, and Anselmo Parrinello and local Santa Fean Luca Ceccarelli will produce.

The movie tells the tale of Doc West who arrives in Holysand to hustle the locals at cards but finds himself caught between two warring families. Because of Doc's exceptional and entertaining abilities – gunslinging, prowess of wit, and secret past as a doctor – the Sheriff, an orphan boy and a beautiful, strong-minded school teacher want to keep him around, but that's going to be tough.

This marks the 108th major film production since Governor Richardson took office, adding close to $1.9 billion dollars in economic impact.
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[MISP] Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries to Hold Town Hall

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For Immediate Release                                                                 Contact: Rochelle Bussey

September 22, 2008                                                                                 505-476-5604

 

Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries to Hold Town Hall

             

SANTA FE – The Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries will host a Town Hall for New Mexico businesses, local governments, neighborhoods and any other interested parties to gather input on the future of the state's burgeoning film and media industries. The Town Hall will take place Saturday, September 27th at the State Capitol Building.

 

"This is a great opportunity for the public to have input in updating the Governor's strategic plan for developing media opportunities and industries here in New Mexico," said Council Chairman Michael Kaye. 

 

The Town Hall will focus on three areas: Education and Career Training for film and digital media; Impact on Communities - Location Concerns & Entrepreneurial Opportunities; and Incentives and Economic Impact.  

 

The Town Hall is free. Registration is required. You can register on the day of the town hall or pre-register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=I2ThkUhKpVBpAv3QvHJ3mQ_3d_3d

 

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to participate by using the on-line pre-registration to submit a comment.

 

 

            WHAT:           Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries Town Hall

            WHEN:           Saturday, September 27, 2008

            TIME:            9:30am-4:00pm         

            WHERE:        State Capitol

           

            AGENDA:

 

            9:30 am

            Check-in for pre-registered participants and on-site registration

            Room 307, Third Floor

 

            10:00 – 12:00 pm

            General Session

            Room 307, Third Floor

 

            12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

            Lunch (on your own)

 

            1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

            Three simultaneous break-out sessions:

 

  • Education and Career Training for film and digital media, Room 309
  • Impact on Communities: Location Concerns; Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Room 311
  • Incentives and Economic Impact, Room 307

 

            2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

            Networking Break

            Room 307, Third Floor

 

            3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

            Summarize issues from the Breakout groups

            Room 307, Third Floor

 

If you have any questions please contact Executive Director, Rochelle Bussey at rochelle@nmfilm.com or call 505-476-5604. 

 

 

 

 

Alarie Ray-Garcia

Deputy Communications Director

Office of the New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Office:505-476-2248

Cell:505-231-7350

 

 

 

 

 


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Friday, September 19, 2008

[MISP] offering NAB newsletters

Due to having attended the NAB convention in Vegas in May, I have been receiving two slightly different NAB newsletters each day, which have gone into an e-mail folder, mostly unread.

 

Before I delete them, I thought I'd offer to forward them to anyone interested in the world as seen by NAB.  165 e-mails, total est. 12.5 mb. (Now that I think about it, I'll be amazed if I get any takers, but I thought I'd offer.)

 

 

            Jim Terr  www.JimTerr.com 

               Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

                   Tel. 505-989-9298

 

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Re: [MISP] yes, indeed.

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Lotta juice here guys. Well done.

Gene

Quoting Stuart Overbey <soverbey@SWCP.COM>:

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> Congratulations to everyone involved with the projects being screened
> on Sunday. Halflife* digital is proud to be the production company
> behind both "Time Assassins" and Cinnafilm's "Love Crash Heal" music
> video, which halflife's David Garcia lensed and directed. Thanks to
> the Golden West saloon, too, for allowing us to shoot there. David
> chose the location as an homage to the late, great venue's place in
> the history of the local music scene.
>
>  Support comes in many forms. Neither of these projects benefitted
> directly from state money (as far as I know), but it was our rate
> reductions and donations, both in the form of time and equipment,  that
> made them possible. In support of Cinnafilm, Albuquerque's  coolest
> home-grown technology company, halflife* digital donated the  use of
> one of our new RED cameras and the resulting footage so Lance  could
> run it through his magic box. We can't wait to see how the  Cinnafilm
> process was able to blend it with the HD footage from our  Panasonic
> HPX500.
>
> Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend the screenings, as we have
> to take a trip back east for a shoot, but we'll be there in spirit,
> and hope everyone has a triumphant evening. And may everyone continue
> their support for each other. It's great to see the results.
>
> Stuart Overbey
> producer
> halflife* digital
> 423 Copper NW
> Albuquerque, NM 87102
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[MISP] yes, indeed.


Congratulations to everyone involved with the projects being screened on Sunday. Halflife* digital is proud to be the production company behind both "Time Assassins" and Cinnafilm's "Love Crash Heal" music video, which halflife's David Garcia lensed and directed. Thanks to the Golden West saloon, too, for allowing us to shoot there. David chose the location as an homage to the late, great venue's place in the history of the local music scene.
 
 Support comes in many forms. Neither of these projects benefitted directly from state money (as far as I know), but it was our rate reductions and donations, both in the form of time and equipment, that made them possible. In support of Cinnafilm, Albuquerque's coolest home-grown technology company, halflife* digital donated the use of one of our new RED cameras and the resulting footage so Lance could run it through his magic box. We can't wait to see how the Cinnafilm process was able to blend it with the HD footage from our Panasonic HPX500.
 
Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend the screenings, as we have to take a trip back east for a shoot, but we'll be there in spirit, and hope everyone has a triumphant evening. And may everyone continue their support for each other. It's great to see the results.

Stuart Overbey
producer
halflife* digital
423 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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c.505.263.6001
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Re: [MISP] "Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

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Hi all...

So of course I want to discourage using this list for event announcements (more on that later) but the work that Trifecta +, A+1 and people like Lance are doing really does feel like it's making a difference.  Folks like them and Billy Garberina (whose Necroville DVD gets some nice distribution later this month) are constantly working; producing consistently and getting their pieces out there.  Along with the success of visiting production, their work -- and that of many others on this list -- is one of the things that'll keep moviemaking in New Mexico going strong.

Another thing is involvement in the process that helps support this production.  I don't know that the folks above received direct support from the state, but the state's support for media certainly created the environment where all this could happen.

If you're interested in keeping that going, I URGE you to participate in the upcoming Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries Town Hall on September 27th in Santa Fe:
-- and keep posted here (and on the events list) for other events and activities related to the political process that's been so supportive.  As we learned last year, that support is no guarantee -- so get involved!
http://www.altmedianm.org/events.html#townhall1

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Lance Maurer <Lance@cinnafilm.com> wrote:
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Dear list –

 

It's great to see the quality level of independent filmmaking rising here in the Duke City.  I think it is important to note that independent filmmakers here are finally starting to "get it" – that is, their craft is improving so that they can actually compete at the higher levels and eventually turn a hobby into a career.   This is a culmination of a couple key things: 1) Independent filmmakers are spending more time and MONEY on their projects (and, notably, not always counting on the Government to hand them that money); and 2) the incentives are working on every level.

 

For anyone keeping track, Cinnafilm is also making some headway – we are now shipping product!  We hosted a SIGGRAPH party in downtown LA last month – I know Ed Angel came by for a little while, and I wanted to thank him along with the other NM folks who made time to swing by our event to see us.  MicroFilmmaker magazine called our technology the "most amazing device at the show" (http://www.microfilmmaker.com/tipstrick/Issue34/MFMSIG_2.html), so I think we are doing something right.

 

BTW – not listed in the info below is the fact that we will also be screening a local band's new music video ("Love Crash Heal").  The band is Soular, they are becoming big in the music world.  To prove to folks how amazing a production can look on a limited budget with Cinnafilm in its arsenal, we shot the music video on a budget under $3,000 in a single day using two cameras at the old Golden West – the vaunted RED and the Panasonic HPX500 – shot in 60p and 60i respectfully (versus 24).  I then used my technology to reformat to true 24p and add a variety of beautiful film looks.  So, if anyone out there doubts how good 60i digital video can look with Cinnafilm, come see this – you will be astonished.  A comparable music video shot on film would be at least ten times the budget!

 

Anyhow, hope all is well.  Hope to see many of you Sunday night!

 

Lance Maurer

CEO

Cinnafilm, Inc.

www.cinnafilm.com

 

 

 

 

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These two movies I shot will be premiering this Sunday.  Hope to see you there!

 

-Corey


"Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

The latest Trifecta+ short film, Hide, written and directed by Scott Milder and starring Sequoia Adams Price and Ross Kelly, will hit the screen this Sunday, Sept. 21, at the KiMo Theater in downtown Albuquerque as part of the premiere of Legal Hawks, a new comedy pilot produced by A+1 Productions. Trifecta+ cinematographer Corey Weintraub was behind the camera for both projects, which were produced with help and crews from the Central New Mexico Community College Film Technician Training Program.

The event, which is being sponsored by the city of Albuquerque, will begin at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. Donations will go to help a local firefighter.

Original press release from A+#1 Productions:

Local Filmmakers to Preview Independent Television Pilot



On September 21st, local Production Company A+#1 Productions will be previewing their independent television pilot "LEGAL HAWKS" at the historic KIMO theatre in downtown Albuquerque at 7pm.

The year is 1986 and a new television network called Fox is desperate for content. They approach the biggest hair band of the era, Von Holland, to do a weekly concert show. Von Holland decides instead to do a legal drama, and "Legal Hawks" the series is born.

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Promotional still from Legal Hawks

"Legal Hawks" was written and directed by Josh Klein, and stars local actors Isaac Kappy and Ross Kelly. Also appearing in the show are Bill Sterchi, newcomer April Fox, Reuben Finkelstein, Shenoah Allen, Mark Chavez, David Kappy, and Victor Izay. The pilot was shot by local cinematographer Corey Weintraub. "Legal Hawks" was produced by Isaac Kappy.

Students from CNM's film training program worked alongside industry professionals during the making of the pilot. Much of the talent in front of and behind the camera are responsible for the 2007 National Film Challenge winning short film "Time Cougars".

The screening will be held on September 21st at 7pm at the KIMO theatre is free of charge and open to the public. However, the filmmakers will be using the event as a fundraiser for a Farmington fireman whose family is grappling with financial duress after medical complications that led to the loss of their unborn child.

Also showing at the screening will be the premiere of "Hide," the latest short film from Trifecta+ Entertainment, directed by Scott Milder, and "Time Assassins," a short film directed by Reuben Finkelstein.


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Re: [MISP] "Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

Dear list –

 

It’s great to see the quality level of independent filmmaking rising here in the Duke City.  I think it is important to note that independent filmmakers here are finally starting to “get it” – that is, their craft is improving so that they can actually compete at the higher levels and eventually turn a hobby into a career.   This is a culmination of a couple key things: 1) Independent filmmakers are spending more time and MONEY on their projects (and, notably, not always counting on the Government to hand them that money); and 2) the incentives are working on every level.

 

For anyone keeping track, Cinnafilm is also making some headway – we are now shipping product!  We hosted a SIGGRAPH party in downtown LA last month – I know Ed Angel came by for a little while, and I wanted to thank him along with the other NM folks who made time to swing by our event to see us.  MicroFilmmaker magazine called our technology the “most amazing device at the show” (http://www.microfilmmaker.com/tipstrick/Issue34/MFMSIG_2.html), so I think we are doing something right.

 

BTW – not listed in the info below is the fact that we will also be screening a local band’s new music video (“Love Crash Heal”).  The band is Soular, they are becoming big in the music world.  To prove to folks how amazing a production can look on a limited budget with Cinnafilm in its arsenal, we shot the music video on a budget under $3,000 in a single day using two cameras at the old Golden West – the vaunted RED and the Panasonic HPX500 – shot in 60p and 60i respectfully (versus 24).  I then used my technology to reformat to true 24p and add a variety of beautiful film looks.  So, if anyone out there doubts how good 60i digital video can look with Cinnafilm, come see this – you will be astonished.  A comparable music video shot on film would be at least ten times the budget!

 

Anyhow, hope all is well.  Hope to see many of you Sunday night!

 

Lance Maurer

CEO

Cinnafilm, Inc.

www.cinnafilm.com

 

 

 

 

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These two movies I shot will be premiering this Sunday.  Hope to see you there!

 

-Corey


"Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

The latest Trifecta+ short film, Hide, written and directed by Scott Milder and starring Sequoia Adams Price and Ross Kelly, will hit the screen this Sunday, Sept. 21, at the KiMo Theater in downtown Albuquerque as part of the premiere of Legal Hawks, a new comedy pilot produced by A+1 Productions. Trifecta+ cinematographer Corey Weintraub was behind the camera for both projects, which were produced with help and crews from the Central New Mexico Community College Film Technician Training Program.

The event, which is being sponsored by the city of Albuquerque, will begin at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. Donations will go to help a local firefighter.

Original press release from A+#1 Productions:

Local Filmmakers to Preview Independent Television Pilot



On September 21st, local Production Company A+#1 Productions will be previewing their independent television pilot "LEGAL HAWKS" at the historic KIMO theatre in downtown Albuquerque at 7pm.

The year is 1986 and a new television network called Fox is desperate for content. They approach the biggest hair band of the era, Von Holland, to do a weekly concert show. Von Holland decides instead to do a legal drama, and "Legal Hawks" the series is born.

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Promotional still from Legal Hawks

"Legal Hawks" was written and directed by Josh Klein, and stars local actors Isaac Kappy and Ross Kelly. Also appearing in the show are Bill Sterchi, newcomer April Fox, Reuben Finkelstein, Shenoah Allen, Mark Chavez, David Kappy, and Victor Izay. The pilot was shot by local cinematographer Corey Weintraub. "Legal Hawks" was produced by Isaac Kappy.

Students from CNM's film training program worked alongside industry professionals during the making of the pilot. Much of the talent in front of and behind the camera are responsible for the 2007 National Film Challenge winning short film "Time Cougars".

The screening will be held on September 21st at 7pm at the KIMO theatre is free of charge and open to the public. However, the filmmakers will be using the event as a fundraiser for a Farmington fireman whose family is grappling with financial duress after medical complications that led to the loss of their unborn child.

Also showing at the screening will be the premiere of "Hide," the latest short film from Trifecta+ Entertainment, directed by Scott Milder, and "Time Assassins," a short film directed by Reuben Finkelstein.


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Monday, September 15, 2008

[MISP] "Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

These two movies I shot will be premiering this Sunday.  Hope to see you there!
 
-Corey

"Hide" to screen at "Legal Hawks" premiere this Sunday, Sept. 21

The latest Trifecta+ short film, Hide, written and directed by Scott Milder and starring Sequoia Adams Price and Ross Kelly, will hit the screen this Sunday, Sept. 21, at the KiMo Theater in downtown Albuquerque as part of the premiere of Legal Hawks, a new comedy pilot produced by A+1 Productions. Trifecta+ cinematographer Corey Weintraub was behind the camera for both projects, which were produced with help and crews from the Central New Mexico Community College Film Technician Training Program.

The event, which is being sponsored by the city of Albuquerque, will begin at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. Donations will go to help a local firefighter.

Original press release from A+#1 Productions:

Local Filmmakers to Preview Independent Television Pilot



On September 21st, local Production Company A+#1 Productions will be previewing their independent television pilot "LEGAL HAWKS" at the historic KIMO theatre in downtown Albuquerque at 7pm.

The year is 1986 and a new television network called Fox is desperate for content. They approach the biggest hair band of the era, Von Holland, to do a weekly concert show. Von Holland decides instead to do a legal drama, and "Legal Hawks" the series is born.

Promotional still from Legal Hawks

"Legal Hawks" was written and directed by Josh Klein, and stars local actors Isaac Kappy and Ross Kelly. Also appearing in the show are Bill Sterchi, newcomer April Fox, Reuben Finkelstein, Shenoah Allen, Mark Chavez, David Kappy, and Victor Izay. The pilot was shot by local cinematographer Corey Weintraub. "Legal Hawks" was produced by Isaac Kappy.

Students from CNM's film training program worked alongside industry professionals during the making of the pilot. Much of the talent in front of and behind the camera are responsible for the 2007 National Film Challenge winning short film "Time Cougars".

The screening will be held on September 21st at 7pm at the KIMO theatre is free of charge and open to the public. However, the filmmakers will be using the event as a fundraiser for a Farmington fireman whose family is grappling with financial duress after medical complications that led to the loss of their unborn child.

Also showing at the screening will be the premiere of "Hide," the latest short film from Trifecta+ Entertainment, directed by Scott Milder, and "Time Assassins," a short film directed by Reuben Finkelstein.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[MISP] Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries Town Hall 9/27


There will be more information to come, but I'm pleased to be able to share the announcement for this event.  Please distribute this widely, and share with others who may not be working in film or media.
 
 

Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries Town Hall

 

 

Dear Friends:

 

As Chairman of the Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries, I would like to invite you to a Town Hall. The focus of the Town Hall is to get input from YOU that will help determine the future of the Film and Media Industries in New Mexico. Please join us at:

 

Date:                          Saturday, September 27, 2008

Time:               9:30 am � 4:00 pm.

Location:       Santa Fe State Capitol Building, Room 307

                        490 Old Santa Fe Trail

                        Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

The Town Hall will focus on three areas:  1. Education and Career Training for film and digital media; 2. Impact on Communities: Location Concerns; Entrepreneurial Opportunities; and 3. Incentives and Economic Impact. 

 

The morning of the Town Hall will be your opportunity to express your ideas and suggestions about the three areas of focus.  In the afternoon we will break into small groups to discuss the concerns/ideas brought to attention in the morning session.  Below is an outline of the day:

 

9:30 am

Check-in for pre-registered participants and on-site registration

Room 307, Third Floor

 

10:00 � 12:00 pm

General Session

Room 307, Third Floor

 

12:00 pm � 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Three simultaneous break-out sessions:

Education and Career Training for film and digital media � Room 309

●Impact on Communities: Location Concerns; Entrepreneurial Opportunities� Room 311

Incentives and Economic Impact � Room 307

 

2:30 pm � 3:00 pm

Break

 

3:00 pm � 4:00 pm

Summarize issues from the Breakout groups

Room 307, Third Floor

 

Please pre-register on-line at:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=I2ThkUhKpVBpAv3QvHJ3mQ_3d_3d

 

If you have any questions please contact Rochelle Bussey, Executive Director at rochelle@nmfilm.com or call 505-476-5604. 

 

Sincerely,

Michael Kaye

Chairman

Rochelle Bussey, Executive Director
Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries
New Mexico Film Office
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM  87501
Office # (505) 476-5600
Fax # (505) 476-5601
E-Mail:  rochelle@nmfilm.com




Tuesday, September 9, 2008

[MISP] SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education Now Online

Now available online

SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education

 

SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, a journal for those in the fields of information/media studies, library science, and education, is now available online at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/120764/?p=3857c04fe1cb40bfa631ffe5e3dcb7be&pi=15. A subscription to the online version of SIMILE includes access to archived articles, editorials, and book reviews dating from 2002.

 

Published quarterly, SIMILE features research that advances knowledge about media and information literacy. The journal explores the ways in which social and cultural environments impact media production, and various methods that could be used to teach the skills necessary to navigate through these environments. SIMILE is an invaluable resource for librarians and teachers who give instruction in media literacy.

 

Free Sample Articles

Recent issues include articles such as “Challenging Islamophobia Through Visual Media Studies: Inquiring Into a Photograph of Muslim Women on the Cover of Canada's National News Magazine” (http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/hw74w68082453225/?p=a4659ac7408b41c88c5745c64ffae98d&pi=1) and “New Literacies as a Challenge for Traditional Knowledge Conceptions in School: A Case Study from Fifth Graders Digital Media Production” (http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/93224714648vl753/?p=a4659ac7408b41c88c5745c64ffae98d&pi=2). To read either of these articles, simply click on the link following the title of the article you’d like to read, and then click on the PDF file icon that appears on the Journal Article page. Alternatively, you can cut and paste the article name into your browser.

 

A full list of the journal’s archived articles can be seen at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/120764/. For more information about SIMILE: Studies in Media and Information Literacy Education, or to find out how you can get a free trial subscription, please email us at journals@utpress.utoronto.ca. Subscriptions can be purchased at http://www.utpjournals.com/subscribe/.

 

 

SIMILE ONLINE—your best source for knowledge about media and information literacy.

 

SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education

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Tel: (416) 667-7810 Fax: (416)667-7881

Fax Toll Free in North America 1-800-221-9985

Email: journals@utpress.utoronto.ca

www.utpjournals.com/simile

 

Monday, September 8, 2008

[MISP] great opportunity to meet

I think you'd be interested in this, not only is this a top German director

but the people he is with have experience and connection with German

co-production funds, plus the reception afterwards sounds great. Invite is attached.


Jon Hendry




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[MISP] Another Important Meeting

The village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is holding a meeting at 7pm Tuesday Sept 9th to discuss a continued ban on filming in the village. Obviously it's important that as many of us attend the meeting as possible to thank the village for their past support of the film industry and to work with them to come up with  a sensible policy that would address our concerns and the concerns of the local residents.

 

The meeting is at the village hall which is just north of Chavez on Rio Grande Blvd. Those of you who may want to speak please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for a three minute slot. Remember, well dressed and articulate with a positive message has worked for us before, even if you are not planning to address to board.

 

Questions? ba480@hotmail.com

 

 

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Friday, September 5, 2008

[MISP] New Visions Deadline Today!

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Um, as our friend Jim Terr rightly pointed out, the Governor's Cup was months ago.  The New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards deadline is today -- sorry about the error!

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Eric Renz-Whitmore <ewhitmore@gmail.com> wrote:

It's tomorrow at 5PM. 

In the NM Film Office staff's hands (in the actual office at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe).

Not in the mail or through a window or something. 

In other words, if you haven't mailed it yet, you may need to go yourself.

And if you're driving up I-25, please allow a little extra time for construction.

Good luck to all the applicants!

Eric

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

[MISP] Spore Begins to Take Over the World

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There are a few exciting things going on in our local game development community, but one of the big new games that has the interest of gamers, scientists and educators alike is being released as I type...  Any educators out there thinking about using Spore for something? 

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It's possible that Spore won't take over the world, but its imminent release has some of the geekier gameplayers worldwide pretty excited. You might be hearing more about this...

From the New York Times:

Playing God, the Home Game
What is the difference between a game and a toy? Does a game that feels more like a toy — even a scintillating, empowering toy — fall short on its own terms? Or is it enough just to be a great toy?

Those questions came to mind again and again as I spent more than 60 hours recently with Spore, the almost impossibly ambitious new brainchild of Will Wright. Best known for his popular evocations of urban sprawl (SimCity) and suburban Americana (The Sims), Mr. Wright has spent the last eight years trying to figure out how to convey the vast sweep of evolution from a single cell to the exploration of the galaxy as an interactive entertainment experience. His answer, Spore, is being released in stores and online for PCs and Macs in Europe on Friday and in North America this weekend...

Most important, The Sims is profoundly noncompetitive and open ended. The Sims is structured so you can help your family putter around the house forever. There are other families in the neighborhood to interact with, but they aren't trying to eat your children or burn your house down.

Spore, like real life, is largely about the survival of the fittest. In each stage your species either becomes dominant and evolves, or it becomes extinct (meaning you try over and over again until you "win"). In The Sims making a family dysfunctional is half the fun. In Spore a dysfunctional species basically loses the game. That competitive nature is one reason why, despite its cutesy looks, Spore is aimed both at adults and children. And that competitive aspect is why a relative dearth of rich and interesting play mechanics hurts Spore more than The Sims.

From IGN:

Spore AU Review
Nature has never been so unnaturally fun.
by Nick Kolan, IGN AU

Australia, September 3, 2008 - Drifting through the vastness of space, a lone asteroid breaks apart as it descends on a planet, exploding on impact. A tiny fragment, almost microscopic, flies into the vast ocean, and as the ice keeping it together melts; life is borne where once there was none. Welcome to Spore.

Will Wright's fascination with letting people play god -- from SimCity in 1989 to the game that garnered Will -- and Maxis -- worldwide fame and cemented EA as the top-dog in game publishing for over half a decade, The Sims -- has led to Spore, the first game where your actions truly feel godlike. But a new Sim game this is not, and this is apparent right from the moment your asteroid fragment breaks apart and you lay eyes on the amoeba-like creature you're going to manifest.

No longer a mouse pointer magically setting fire to the denizens of an arbitrary city, or moving some poor guy's sink to the back of his yard, forcing him to forgo sleep in favour of washing his dishes -- rather, you are this single-celled organism, and you need to fight for survival amongst a multitude of other simple creatures...

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