Folks – as far as I know it’s a matter of soliciting individual productions as they arise. The Film Office does offer a listing of local unit publicists under the “Crew and Resources” area of their website at: http://nmfilm.com/filming/crew-resources/ From there it is up to individual publicists to post resumes, portfolios, contact info, etc.
Currently we (the state) do not offer any specific training in this field as all of our resources are focused on direct above- and below-the-line talent and crew training. However, there are a number of people who have expressed interest in this field, particularly media folks whose jobs are being pressured in the mainstream media markets. Maybe this would be a good workshop for someone in the MISP group to organize. While a good unit publicist is someone years in the making, this is an area that could be preliminarily covered in a weekend if not a full-day workshop.
Dep. Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
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From: NM Media Discussion List [mailto:MISP-L@unm.edu] On Behalf Of David Breecker
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 9:52 PM
Subject: [MISP] unit publicists
Does anyone have any useful information on how qualified New Mexican publicists/journalists can become unit publicists on shows shooting in-state? Are there training programs? Points of access? Professional networks or local guild representation?
With thanks for any helpful insights,
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