Saturday, October 31, 2009

[MISP] Happy Halloween, folks!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

[MISP] Film and Digital Media in Santa Fe Trend

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Hi everyone...

Many of you have seen this already, but there are two great pieces to see in the Fall/Winter issue of (Santa Fe) Trend Magazine.

The "FILM NOW" article from Hugh Elliott is a good recap of New Mexico's film history, recent activity, how we're faring against our competitors and some thoughts on the future. With some good photos too.

The issue also highlights Corrales-based Ideum in their Business Profiles Section. Ideum's new 100" Multitouch table... is really awesome. Check out their blog for more information including details on their new GestureWorks framework for creating complex multitouch applications.  Between Ideum and the "cocoa conspiracy" New Mexico is doing very good multitouch work on screens big and small.

Plus... Trend's a pretty cool magazine (and a lot of it's online.)

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[MISP] Web Production in the Entertainment Industry--Free Session

Join us for a FREE infoByte session November 3 on WEB PRODUCTION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: The Four Key Ingredients. Tyler Lee, Sony Pictures ImageWorks Interactive Executive Director of Production, will present on the four key ingredients to successfully create online advertising in the form of websites, banner campaigns, email marketing, social media and more! No need to register. Held at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd NE, South Building, Room 220. For more information, see our website at dce.unm.edu or go to:
http://newmexico.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=22206&int_category_id=20&int_sub_category_id=209&int_catalog_id=0
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Also, we’ve just added this class starting Monday, November 2: MAYA: FOUNDATION. Explore one of the world's leading software applications for 3D DIGITAL ANIMATION and VISUAL EFFECTS. Learn a wide range of tools that will allow you to create and understand basic 3D modeling, animations, lighting concepts and much more to achieve photo realistic imagery and animated visual effects. Class starts Monday, November 2. For more information and to register go to:
http://newmexico.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=25610&int_category_id=20&int_sub_category_id=200&int_catalog_id=0
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If you have questions, contact Caroline Orcutt at 505-277-6037 or digitalarts@dce.unm.edu.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

[MISP] Film Screening & Lecture Series Event in Las Cruces (11/4-5)

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From the New Mexico Film Office:

 Dear NM Filmmakers, 

 

Another announcement for a Las Cruces event next week: 

Film Screening & Lecture Series - November 4-5

Academy Award nominated writer/director Gregory Nava whose films include SELENA, MI FAMILIA and EL NORTE will screen two of his films; EL NORTE, the Oscar nominated classic about Immigration, and BORDERTOWN, the Jennifer Lopez thriller about hundreds of women brutally raped and murdered in Juarez, Mexico, on November 4th and 5th in Las Cruces, NM.   Following the screening of EL NORTE will be a provocative discussion entitled, "Latinos Changing the U.S. & Hollywood"; and following the screening of BORDERTOWN, the real life hero of the film, Barbara Martinez Jitner, will hold a discussion entitled, "Mass Murder at our Border".

 

This free screening and lecture series is part of a continuing outreach series to from New Mexico Filmmakers Program.  Both events will take place at the Rio Grande Theatre.  Details are below and a flyer is attached.

 

EL NORTE:  Wednesday November 4th  - 7:00pm Screening and Discussion

BORDERTOWN: Thursday November 5th – 7:00pm Screening and Discussion

 

Rio Grande Theatre

211 N. Downtown Mall

Las Cruces, NM  88001

For more information contact: (575) 528-7310

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 

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nmfilmmakers
New Mexico Film Office
Trish Lopez
NM Filmmakers Program Director
Rochelle Bussey
Phone: 505-476-5600
Fax: 505-476-5601
Email: nm.filmmakers@nmfilm.com
www.nmfilm.com
 

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Monday, October 26, 2009

[MISP] A Great Place to Film!

I was scouting for one of my student short films last year when I came across the J-X Ranch. I needed vast types of terrain close together so I could go from one scene to the next in what time I had. Anyways I stumbled on Puerto De Luna "one of the places Billy the Kid ran around" I couldn't believe how beautiful it was out there. Out  in the middle of the desert there was this oasis of green fields with beautiful plateaus all around. So I talked to several ranchers and met with retired Dick Rust who owns a ranch out there and he is willing to let people use it for filming. This place can not go unnoticed! 1,000 acres of beautiful sights. Check out the pictures at j-x.rustcosupply.com. I thought I would pass along the information to misp because I know how hard it is to find an affordable place to film along the river.


The vision is there, I just need to capture it.

Trevor Rogers
Site:   www.T-RoFilms.com
Cell #:   505-459-3131
Email: Trevor@T-RoFilms.com



Re: [MISP] NM makes Variety's Top 5 Filmmaking Places

Greetings to all----Well, this is a great article for New Mexico, although it is somewhat
in-accurate: 
   "Transformers 2" was filmed at White Sands Missile Range and Holloman AFB adjacent to  Alamogordo, NM-----also, with locations at Tularosa, NM; and Mescalero Indian Reservation, NM----ALL IN OTERO COUNTY........that we are aware of ----NOT "Las Cruces."
():-)
Jan  

>>> Eric Renz-Whitmore <whitmore@unm.edu> 10/25/09 4:10 PM >>>
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New Mexico continues to perform near the top of North American locations for filmmaking, recognized as #3 by Variety's recent poll of industry pros. Here's the article:

Pros pick best places for filmmaking
Industry insiders choose world's greatest locations
By IAIN BLAIR

Variety
recently conducted an online poll among several hundred location managers, unit production managers, cinematographers, directors and assistant directors asking them to rate their favorite locations according to visual appeal, incentives, film-office support, production resources, and ability to substitute for another location.

The top five North American locations and the top five international locations, ranked here by overall excellence, are regions or cities that scored high on most or all of the criteria. Following these top 10 locations is a list of places cited by the polled pros for excelling in specific categories.

TOP 5 NORTH AMERICAN LOCATIONS

#1 California

Los Angeles and environs, San Diego, San Francisco and spots throughout the state

While California reels from the double whammy of a lousy economy and continued runaway production, it's easy to forget just how much the state has to offer. It still has the deepest talent pool -- both in front of and behind the camera -- and the largest and most technologically advanced production infrastructure and equipment in the world.

Plus, the state offers varied outdoor locations, including snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, rolling vineyards and misty forests -- not to mention the hilly streets of San Francisco and palm-fringed urban landscape of L.A. The state's coast has hosted such films as "Sideways" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," its arid stretches have doubled for Iraq and Afghanistan, and at the center of the action is Hollywood, the longtime center of the global entertainment industry, with its backlots and studios.

Now, for the first time, California has taken steps to stem runaway production. The state enacted a 20%-25% tax credit -- in a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made his name in Hollywood -- that went into effect July 1.

#2 New York

Manhattan, the rest of New York City plus upstate locations

Filmmakers have flocked to the Big Apple since the early days of cinema, drawn by its restless energy, its world-famous skyscrapers and backdrops that range from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the gritty back alleys of Hell's Kitchen. There's no more authentic place to capture a New York street scene, as Oliver Stone is currently doing in "Wall Street 2," or to create a mythical New York, as Woody Allen has done.

The city boasts an abundance of skilled crews and major studios like Silvercup, Kaufman-Astoria and Steiner -- plus the facilities of the TV networks headquartered there.

Outside the city, filmmakers have long explored locations ranging from Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and other picturesque regions. Helping the state attract productions: a 30%-35% refundable state tax credit on qualified expenses.

#3 New Mexico

Albuquerque, other cities and remote areas

Known for scenery that ranges from white desert sands to forested mountains, New Mexico also offers a 25% tax rebate on all production costs and local labor payments. This aggressive incentive has spurred a heavy production slate, promoting growth in studio and stage space. This year alone has seen 15 major feature film productions as well as various TV series. The newest facility is the giant Albuquerque Studios complex, joining Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Studios. But while Albuquerque remains the center of gravity, production is also moving to remoter areas like Deming ("Indiana Jones 4"), Clovis ("Believe in Me") and Las Cruces ("Transformers"). The state claims the largest crew base outside the coasts -- more than 3,000. A new studio complex is being built in Santa Fe.

More at the article here: Pros pick best places for filmmaking

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Re: [MISP] NM makes Variety's Top 5 Filmmaking Places

 

How can they mention NM without mentioning Las Vegas in the first sentence or two? At one point a couple years ago there were three features shooting there at one time. Oh well, as long as actual filmmakers are aware of it…

 


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New Mexico continues to perform near the top of North American locations for filmmaking, recognized as #3 by Variety's recent poll of industry pros. Here's the article:

Pros pick best places for filmmaking
Industry insiders choose world's greatest locations
By IAIN BLAIR

Variety
recently conducted an online poll among several hundred location managers, unit production managers, cinematographers, directors and assistant directors asking them to rate their favorite locations according to visual appeal, incentives, film-office support, production resources, and ability to substitute for another location.

The top five North American locations and the top five international locations, ranked here by overall excellence, are regions or cities that scored high on most or all of the criteria. Following these top 10 locations is a list of places cited by the polled pros for excelling in specific categories.

TOP 5 NORTH AMERICAN LOCATIONS

#1 California

Los Angeles and environs, San Diego, San Francisco and spots throughout the state

While California reels from the double whammy of a lousy economy and continued runaway production, it's easy to forget just how much the state has to offer. It still has the deepest talent pool -- both in front of and behind the camera -- and the largest and most technologically advanced production infrastructure and equipment in the world.

Plus, the state offers varied outdoor locations, including snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, rolling vineyards and misty forests -- not to mention the hilly streets of San Francisco and palm-fringed urban landscape of L.A. The state's coast has hosted such films as "Sideways" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," its arid stretches have doubled for Iraq and Afghanistan, and at the center of the action is Hollywood, the longtime center of the global entertainment industry, with its backlots and studios.

Now, for the first time, California has taken steps to stem runaway production. The state enacted a 20%-25% tax credit -- in a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made his name in Hollywood -- that went into effect July 1.

#2 New York

Manhattan, the rest of New York City plus upstate locations

Filmmakers have flocked to the Big Apple since the early days of cinema, drawn by its restless energy, its world-famous skyscrapers and backdrops that range from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the gritty back alleys of Hell's Kitchen. There's no more authentic place to capture a New York street scene, as Oliver Stone is currently doing in "Wall Street 2," or to create a mythical New York, as Woody Allen has done.

The city boasts an abundance of skilled crews and major studios like Silvercup, Kaufman-Astoria and Steiner -- plus the facilities of the TV networks headquartered there.

Outside the city, filmmakers have long explored locations ranging from Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and other picturesque regions. Helping the state attract productions: a 30%-35% refundable state tax credit on qualified expenses.

#3 New Mexico

Albuquerque, other cities and remote areas

Known for scenery that ranges from white desert sands to forested mountains, New Mexico also offers a 25% tax rebate on all production costs and local labor payments. This aggressive incentive has spurred a heavy production slate, promoting growth in studio and stage space. This year alone has seen 15 major feature film productions as well as various TV series. The newest facility is the giant Albuquerque Studios complex, joining Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Studios. But while Albuquerque remains the center of gravity, production is also moving to remoter areas like Deming ("Indiana Jones 4"), Clovis ("Believe in Me") and Las Cruces ("Transformers"). The state claims the largest crew base outside the coasts -- more than 3,000. A new studio complex is being built in Santa Fe.

More at the article here: Pros pick best places for filmmaking

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[MISP] NM makes Variety's Top 5 Filmmaking Places

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New Mexico continues to perform near the top of North American locations for filmmaking, recognized as #3 by Variety's recent poll of industry pros. Here's the article:

Pros pick best places for filmmaking
Industry insiders choose world's greatest locations
By IAIN BLAIR

Variety
recently conducted an online poll among several hundred location managers, unit production managers, cinematographers, directors and assistant directors asking them to rate their favorite locations according to visual appeal, incentives, film-office support, production resources, and ability to substitute for another location.

The top five North American locations and the top five international locations, ranked here by overall excellence, are regions or cities that scored high on most or all of the criteria. Following these top 10 locations is a list of places cited by the polled pros for excelling in specific categories.

TOP 5 NORTH AMERICAN LOCATIONS

#1 California

Los Angeles and environs, San Diego, San Francisco and spots throughout the state

While California reels from the double whammy of a lousy economy and continued runaway production, it's easy to forget just how much the state has to offer. It still has the deepest talent pool -- both in front of and behind the camera -- and the largest and most technologically advanced production infrastructure and equipment in the world.

Plus, the state offers varied outdoor locations, including snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, rolling vineyards and misty forests -- not to mention the hilly streets of San Francisco and palm-fringed urban landscape of L.A. The state's coast has hosted such films as "Sideways" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," its arid stretches have doubled for Iraq and Afghanistan, and at the center of the action is Hollywood, the longtime center of the global entertainment industry, with its backlots and studios.

Now, for the first time, California has taken steps to stem runaway production. The state enacted a 20%-25% tax credit -- in a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made his name in Hollywood -- that went into effect July 1.

#2 New York

Manhattan, the rest of New York City plus upstate locations

Filmmakers have flocked to the Big Apple since the early days of cinema, drawn by its restless energy, its world-famous skyscrapers and backdrops that range from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the gritty back alleys of Hell's Kitchen. There's no more authentic place to capture a New York street scene, as Oliver Stone is currently doing in "Wall Street 2," or to create a mythical New York, as Woody Allen has done.

The city boasts an abundance of skilled crews and major studios like Silvercup, Kaufman-Astoria and Steiner -- plus the facilities of the TV networks headquartered there.

Outside the city, filmmakers have long explored locations ranging from Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and other picturesque regions. Helping the state attract productions: a 30%-35% refundable state tax credit on qualified expenses.

#3 New Mexico

Albuquerque, other cities and remote areas

Known for scenery that ranges from white desert sands to forested mountains, New Mexico also offers a 25% tax rebate on all production costs and local labor payments. This aggressive incentive has spurred a heavy production slate, promoting growth in studio and stage space. This year alone has seen 15 major feature film productions as well as various TV series. The newest facility is the giant Albuquerque Studios complex, joining Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Studios. But while Albuquerque remains the center of gravity, production is also moving to remoter areas like Deming ("Indiana Jones 4"), Clovis ("Believe in Me") and Las Cruces ("Transformers"). The state claims the largest crew base outside the coasts -- more than 3,000. A new studio complex is being built in Santa Fe.

More at the article here: Pros pick best places for filmmaking

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Friday, October 23, 2009

[MISP] Fwd: Register Today! NNNM - Nano Convergence and Entrepreneurship - Oct 26, 2009

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This should be a good event -- do we have any MEMS and NanoTech people in the house? 

(and really, if you're into Nanotechnology and on this list, please send me an email)

eric

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Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM
Subject: Register Today! NNNM - Nano Convergence and Entrepreneurship - Oct 26, 2009
To: ewhitmore@gmail.com


NNNM

NanoConvergence and Entrepreneurship

Anne Chaka -National Institute of Standards & Technology, John Finley - MEMPro Ceramics
,
Scott Rickert - NanoFilm Technologies, Arthur Fritts - NanoSperse , Steve Walsh - UNM and MANCEF

Nano Convergence and Entrepreneurship

Location: MTTC Auditorium UNM, Albuquerque
Date:
Monday Oct. 26, 2009
Time:
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
$40.00 - Students: $10.00

Oct 26, 2009

Register now

 



Sponsors:

MANCEF

Nano Network

SNL

Ortiz & Lopez

About the Nano-Network of New Mexico

The Nano-Network of New Mexico sponsors a speakers series on the awareness, development, and commercialization of nanotechnology across the entire state of New Mexico.

We are affiliated with the Nano-Network of Northeast Ohio. The Nano-Network of New Mexico is organized as a project of the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), a volunteer-based, global non-profit dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of miniaturization technologies through educational products and projects.

NanoConvergence

As you know, current conditions in the world dictate that we must be able to rapidly adapt to changing conditions . Due to circumstances beyond MANCEF and ISTEC's control, the Nano Network of New Mexico's October Nano Convergence event will no longer be held as part of the ISTEC General Assembly.

However, we have secured an excellent program and had a lot of interest in this high caliber event and as such, we will hold a NanoConvergence and Entrepreneur seminar as part of our on-going Nano Network of New Mexico Speaker Series. We will focus on nanoconvergence, nanomaterials, and entrepreneurship

Agenda:

1:00 PM  Welcome, Introduction of Agenda and Speakers - Scott Bryant
 
Convergence: Infrastructure and Roadmapping Session:

1:15 PM  Anne Chaka - "NanoConvergence Recipe and Challenges to Nanomanufacturing Infrastructure"
1:45 PM  Q&A for 1st speaker
2:00 PM  Steve Walsh - "Roadmapping Nano-Bio Industrial Pathways"
2:30 PM  Q&A for 2nd Speaker
2:45 PM  COMS2010 Announcement - Scott Bryant 

3:00 PM Break 15 minutes
 
Nano Entrepreneurship Session:

3:15 PM  Scott Rickert - "Commercializing Nano from the Bottom Up"
3:40 PM  Arthur Fritts - "Model for Speeding User-University Commercialization of Nano Materials for Aerospace"
4:05 PM  John Finley - "Nanotech Entrepreneurial Path and Lessons Learned" 
4:30 PM  Nano Entrepreneurship Q&A Panel - Fritts, Finley, Rickert 
5:00 PM  Summary of Event
5:15 PM  Close of Event

Scott Bryant, Executive Director, MANCEF will also give a brief presentation on COMS2010, the premiere international micro and nano commercialization event which will be returning to New Mexico in August 2010.

The NanoConvergence and Entrepreneur event includes time for networking among participants.  It will be held on 26 Oct 2009 from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm and will be located at:

UNM Science and Technology Center, MTTC Auditorium
800 Bradbury SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

The University of New Mexico can provide free bus transportation from UNM Main Campus at Yale Mall (Yale Ave) to the STC parking lot via the bus marked "South Lot/South Campus".  See purple line on map:  http://pats.unm.edu/Images/UNM%20PARKING%20MAP%202009-10.pdf

Location: MTTC Auditorium, UNM, Albuquerque
Date: Monday Oct. 26, 2009
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Networking from 12:30 -1:00 - Program starts at 1:00)
Cost: $40.00 - Students: $10.00
Payments Accepted: Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Money Order, Check (made out to MANCEF)

You may call the MANCEF office to pay in advance, or pay at the door.

MANCEF Tel: 505-255-1826

We look forward to seeing you at this important event!

Register now

 

About MANCEF:
The Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) is a global membership association focused on the commercialization of small technologies. As an educational non-profit, our goal is to facilitate connections and to educate those bringing emerging technologies to market.

117 Bryn Mawr Dr. SE, #27, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Tel: +1-505-255-1826 - Fax: +1-505-255-1827- info@mancef.org - www.mancef.org

 

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[MISP] Study: States=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=92?= film subsidies need greater ac countability

The following link is to a story published in the Business Journal. It is another study and my question is who commissioned it and therefore who payed for it. The story states it is - a study that will be published in the winter 2010 edition of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, called "The Creative Economy as Big Business: Evaluating State Strategies to Lure Film Makers." How do we get a copy? My question is to the authors is - was there any consideration for to Small and Independent production and what strategies were recommended to promote this segment of the industry. In times of budget problems within our state we will have those who don't want "the boat rocked" but we are working on some legislative action to stimulate this segment of the industry - Small and Independent Media Businesses. Just one idea, how about tax credits (that can be sold to investors to finance production) for projects with budgets under $2 million. 

http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2009/10/26/story5.html?b=1256529600%5E2314201


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

[MISP] Governor Bill Richardson Congratulates “New Vision s”...

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For Immediate Release Contact: Alarie Ray-Garcia
October 21, 2009 (505) 476-2248
Governor Bill Richardson Congratulates "New Visions" Winner on Taking Top Honors at International Film Festival
SANTA FE-Governor Bill Richardson today congratulated "New Visions/New Mexico winner Ilana Lapid for winning best short film for "Red Mesa" during the13th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Lapid wrote and directed the film, which beat out hundreds of other entries for top honors. The prestigious event is an Oscar qualifying film festival, which means that "Red Mesa" can now be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration of Oscar contention.
Lapid was one of the first recipients of the state's New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards, receiving $15,000.00 toward the making of "Red Mesa." She co-produced the film with local New Mexicans Jake Pokluda and John Ward, worked with local first Assistant Director, Dennis Crow, and many other New Mexico film crew on this project through the Film Technician Training Program at New Mexico State University Dona Ana Community College and with the support of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 480.
"Ilana Lapid has made the State of New Mexico proud with her win at this prestigious international film festival," said Governor Richardson. "I created the New Visions program to support the overwhelming talent and creativity of our homegrown filmmakers and I am proud that this effort is helping our filmmakers realize their deserved international acclaim."
In exchange for their contract awards, recipients of the New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards must provide a service to the state's film efforts, such as training other New Mexico filmmakers who are new to the industry, workshops and seminars and conducting outreach to high school students interested in pursuing film/media careers. The Film Technician Training Program is now offered at five community colleges around the state including: Dona Ana Community College, Santa Fe Community College, CNM in Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico College at El Rito, and Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell. More information on these programs are available on the New Mexico Film Office website, http://www.nmfilm.com/ under "Workforce Advancement."
Set against the backdrop of the US/Mexico border, "Red Mesa" is the coming of age story of Lynn, 17, caught in between her love for her grandfather and her forbidden romance with a Mexican laborer from a neighboring ranch. Lynn's deception of both men leads to a terrible accident when the three of them are thrown together under a situation of great stress. Coming face to face with the painful realities of the border, Lynn realizes that meaningful relationships can only be based on honesty and the courage to stand up for what you believe.
The film is dedicated to the late Michael Laurence, who was in charge of the NMSU Film Technician's Training Program at that time and was a strong supporter of Ilana and this project.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[MISP] ONE NIGHT ONLY! WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS FILM @ THE CCA FROM THE PROCESS

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From Red Cell:


Greetings!

The Process is bringing an award winning film to the CCA for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Straight from the Naked Lunch @ Fifty Festival in New York!

The Process Presents:
WORDS OF ADVICE: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS ON THE ROAD
ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!
@ The CCA
Sat. Oct. 24th - 8pm
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Regular Admission Price
505.982.0389

WORDS OF ADVICE: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS ON THE ROAD is a Danish documentary directed by Lars Movin & Steen Møller Rasmussen focusing on the latter years of the iconoclastic author of Naked Lunch and The Western Lands. Based on never-before-seen footage from his visit to Denmark in October 1983 and his later touring years as a spoken word performer, the film includes Interviews with friends and associates James Grauerholz, John Giorno, Hal Willner and Ann Douglas with music by Material, The Islamic Diggers and Patti Smith.

Winner of The Danish Film Institute's "Roos Award" for "Outstanding Efforts in Documentary Filmmaking" 2007.

Words of Advice will be debuting in the USA at the Berkeley Video & Film Festival on September 26th and in New York as a part of the Naked Lunch @ Fifty Festival on October 10th.

Ours will be the film's third screening in the USA!


Please come out and support The Process in bringing unusual and rare films to Santa Fe.

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[MISP] More success for NM New Visions Winners: Red Mesa

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The NM New Visions Contract Award program really seems to be hitting its stride with more and more funded projects winning awards -- and highlighting filmmaking here in New Mexico. The latest is Ilana Lapid with her film, "Red Mesa".

From Ilana:
"I shot "Red Mesa," my USC thesis film, on a cattle ranch in southern NM (near Las Cruces) under the mentorship of Mark Medoff, in collaboration with CMI, with the generous support of Eric Witt, Lisa Strout and the NM Film Office, FTTP and Jon Hendry. As well as with tremendous help from Mike Laurance - who passed away several months after production, and to whom the film is dedicated. We premiered at the NY Latino International Film Festival, and will be playing next at Santa Fe Film Festival..."
She's currently in New Haven, CT where she's currently Artist in Residence at Slifka Center at Yale. She hopes to return to NM to shoot her first feature film after her residency is completed.

RED MESA WINS BEST SHORT FILM AT THE 2009 LOS ANGELES LATINO
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Ilana Lapid's Red Mesa, a fictional drama set on the U.S.–Mexico border, was awarded Best Short Film during the closing night gala for the 2009 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The awards ceremony took place at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood on October 16.

Red Mesa tells the story of Lynn, who is unable to share her beloved grandfather's dreams for her future and charts her own path by seeking love beyond familiar borders. Caught in the crossfire of her affection for her grandfather and her secret love with an undocumented worker, Lynn must decide which borders she is willing to cross. Set on a cattle ranch on the U.S.– Mexico Border, Red Mesa is a powerful cinematic exploration of love, loyalty and coming of age through a young woman's struggle with difficult choices. The film stars veteran actor Tom Bower along with newcomers Jessica Spotts and Gabriel Rivera.

350 short films were submitted to LALIFF this year, of which 37 were selected to screen in the festival. Red Mesa was chosen to receive the Best Short Film award by a jury panel including director Patricia Riggen, visual effect artist Charlie Iturriaga, and actors William Marquez and Jeremy Ray Valdez.

LALIFF is an Oscar® qualifying festival, which means that Red Mesa may now be considered for a Best Live Action Short Film Academy Award.

Ilana Lapid is a 2008 graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. Red Mesa was her USC MFA thesis film, shot on 35mm in southern New Mexico with support from an inaugural New Visions/New Mexico Contract Award given by the New Mexico Film Office. To date, Lapid has produced three award-winning USC films and directed 11 short films, for which she was awarded both the Jack Nicholson and the John Huston Directing Awards from USC.

Red Mesa will next screen at the 2009 Santa Fe Film Festival, taking place December 2–6 in New Mexico. The film made its world premiere at the 2009 New York Latino International Film Festival in July. More details on the film can be found at www.redmesamovie.com.

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For more information about Red Mesa or to inquire about
interviews, please contact Lisa Y. Garibay at
lisa@largetc.com or 213-840-3517.

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[MISP] Young Filmmakers to Explore New Mexico's Supernatural Heritage

Contact: Marcos Baca

YDI

Phone: (505) 212-7442

Fax: (505)242-7365

 

518 1st Street NW

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INC.

Press Release

YDI Mi Voz Auditions for Fall 2009 Session

After-school program for Middle School kids teaches documentary filmmaking

On Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd Youth Development Inc.’s (YDI) Mi Voz program, which teaches above-the-line filmmaking skills to middle school age kids, will hold auditions for its Fall 2009 session.  The auditions will be held in the YDI Mi Voz office at 518 1st Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico from 4 -5:30pm each day.

YDI Mi Voz has established a rock-solid after school program since its beginnings in 2006.  So far it has produced 25 films that have all been exclusively helmed by its carefully-selected students, who range in age from 11-16.  Kids who are interested in the program must first do well at their audition, where former graduates of YDI Mi Voz turn the studio lights on them, flip a tape in a camera, and grill them in an on-camera interview.  “The audition is the hardest part,” says Sarena Whitten, 12, who premiered her documentary on New Mexican art this past summer. “The actual filmmaking is probably one of the most fun things, I’ve ever done.”

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Paul Brennan, 13, helps Sarena Whitten, 12, edit her documentary.

When their films are “in the can,” (industry speak for “done”) they are premiered in the newly-renovated Wool Warehouse theater in downtown Albuquerque.  The affair is one to remember: arriving dressed up and emerging from a limo, they get swarmed by “paparazzi” – in this case, proud friends and family members with cameras.  The smell of freshly made popcorn wafting through the lobby, the theater lights go low, and then it’s official – they are a filmmaker from now on.

Many if not all participants continue their work in one shape or another.  Paul Brennan, 13, who first came to YDI Mi Voz when he was in 6th grade, has written 3 feature length screenplays, started shooting 1, acts in plays, and most recently is starring in an anti-smoking ad currently airing on your TV.  He is easily recognized as “that kid stomping out the burning tumbleweed.”  2 of his short experimental films showed at 3 film showcases this year: Experiments in Cinema v 4.2, the New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase, and a screening at 2009’s New Mexico State Fair.

Like his peers, Paul was asked back to act as a youth mentor for the subsequent YDI Mi Voz seasons, and hasn’t left since.  “[Mi Voz is] My favorite after school program, no questions asked.  I’ve been in all kinds of extracurricular stuff- acting classes, dance, theater- but [Mi Voz] is the one I always go back to,” Paul says.

This will be the 4th 16-week session for YDI Mi Voz, and Paul will be mentoring again with his peers like Antonio Granillo, 12.  Each session has a theme: previous themes were “Through Their Eyes,” about the life of the middle schooler from their perspective, “interGenerations,” where students documented stories of senior citizens, and “The Zia’s Heart” and about New Mexican art and artists. The Fall 2009 session’s theme is “Spirits of Enchantment,” and is about New Mexico’s supernatural heritage- from UFOs to La Llorona and everything in between.

“Spirits of Enchantment” is a series of short documentaries that will be produced, directed, shot, edited and delivered by a group of middle school age students in Albuquerque.  Each short documentary will spotlight a different tale of the supernatural.  Students will document these stories by people who have experienced them and relate it to how it makes New Mexico unique.  These will not just be “ghost stories,” but retellings of some of our great mythological and legendary heritage as a state.  With history and architecture that goes back to colonial Spanish days as well as a close association to extraterrestrial activity, New Mexico presents a diverse set of opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to tell these extraordinary tales.

 

“Spirits of Enchantment” will be produced by a new selection of students under the YDI Mi Voz banner.  YDI Mi Voz is a safe and free after school program for middle school age young people where they learn all aspects of visual storytelling using digital video.  The purposes of the program are:

 

1.       It contributes to building a “native workforce” for New Mexico’s blossoming film industry, giving young people a head start in using industry standard tools and techniques. 

2.       The finished products will showcase a marketable and exciting aspect of New Mexico, which will also engage youth participants and audiences alike.

3.       By providing Mi Voz classes under the YDI banner, students and their families have access to the wide range of social services YDI provides.

 

We are actively seeking out participants for this session.  During the 16-week after school course, students will be taught producing, directing, shooting, and editing using top of the line digital video equipment.  The course is free to participants, but interested students must audition first to gauge their interest and dedication.   14 students will be selected.  Classes are taught by Marcos Baca and Brian Beeler, working professionals in the area of digital art and filmmaking.  4 youth instructors who have participated previously will be at every class to mentor new students, as well as guest lectures by UNM Cinematic Arts Professors and other independent producers.

For more information contact YDI Media Relations Manager Marcos Baca at (505)212-7442 or mbaca@ydinm.org

 

 

 

 

[MISP] Today's Artist Talk w/ Michael Rees POSTPONED

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Regretfully, weather & transportation problems are forcing us to cancel the Gale Memorial Lecture Series event this afternoon with Michael Rees @ ARTS Lab.  

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[MISP] REES LECTURE TODAY CANCELLED

THE MICHAEL REES LECTURE SCHEDULED FOR 3 o'clock at ARTSlab is CANCELLED.
HE HAS BEEN SITTING ON THE PLANE AT NEWARK FOR THE LAST THREE HOURS...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

[MISP]


From Variety - Fox Atomic, the struggling genre film label shuttered in April, is being relaunched as Fox Digital Studios to pair up with Madison Avenue and produce a slate of original brand-backed projects for the Internet and other digital platforms.



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Re: [MISP] MISP Mission

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Hi everyone...

It is great to see so much interest in digital and interactive media.  I think it's clear we have to adapt and take advantage of some of the many opportunities we see now and in the near future, but it has been frustrating trying to knit all the pieces together in a way that makes sense.

A big challenge is that most of the successes we've seen in film are not so easily replicated. Regardless of the ways the film business is changing, the traditional ways it does business still account for billions in income with pretty understandable chunks that are part of the process.  As a result we know pretty well how to get the production work that's been so successful for New Mexico.

Digital media is much more fractured; many of the areas we're discussing are either existing niches or parts of 'new models' of production and distribution that are still evolving.  Other more established areas like game development and animation do seem promising -- worldwide game revenues are said to be larger than those for film, depending on how you count them -- but the structure of those businesses offer fewer entry points for participation in larger projects.  While NM can compete to be home for a Transformers Movie, participation in a AAA game title seems unlikely.  

But... I think we all know the success of film didn't happen overnight. There's a lot of work we can do now (and are already doing) that'll build the connections and capacity to make more homegrown digital media work, including the following:

Groups and Associations
I've become convinced that effective groups and organizations are a big key to future success for digital and interactive media.  There are several organizations that are focused on some form of digital media -- or have included digital media content in their offerings.  A short list includes:

AbqWebGeeks:  Informal meetups and online discussions about web (and software) -related issues and topics.  http://www.dukecityfix.com/group/webgeeks

AniMotion NM: With monthly meetings and the annual Motion conference, this is the longest-running group I'm aware of for connecting people in the fields of animation, post-production and VFX.  http://groups.adobe.com/groups/f2b0e27b6b/summary

Friends of Film and Video Arts: Monthly meetings bringing people together to launch projects and discuss member work; including sessions on the business of film and post-production.
http://www.filmvideoarts.org/index.html

High Tech Consortium of Southern New Mexico: Advancing the growth of southern New Mexico Technology Industry; hosts annual summit on digital media. http://www.htcnm.com/

New Mexico Post Alliance: Statewide trade association being formed to promote growth of New Mexico's post-production business.

New Mexico Technology Council:  Statewide organization to advance New Mexico's Technology Business. Multiple meetings on a monthly basis, including web and media topics; annual award programs to recognize achievements in technology development and Women in Technology. http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/

New Mexico Women in Film:  Statewide organization to advance women in New Mexico's Film Industry, NMWIF is open to men its monthly (+) meetings have included coverage of  topics in digital media. Its annual SAGE award recognizes women leading film efforts in New Mexico. http://www.nmwif.com/

Rio Grande IGDA: New Mexico's first chapter of the International Game Developers Association with activities usually on a bi-monthly basis and 2-3 game development jams or slams each year.  http://groups.google.com/group/riogrande-igda?pli=1

Rio Grande SIGGRAPH:  Regional chapter of the ACM's SIGGRAPH being formed to connect professionals working in advanced research and production involving VFX, graphics, games and other forms of digital media.

Webuquerque:  Monthly professional development and networking meetings on web-development topics. http://www.webuquerque.com/

(It's also worth noting that there are regional development groups and institutions that include a focus on digital media, including Northern New Mexico Connect, the Mesilla Valley Development Association, Arrowhead Center and more.)

As you can see, there are several groups -- and more being formed -- and at least 2-3 events monthly focusing on some form of digital media. For those interested in web and interactive media -- as Mike Miller suggested -- I'd particularly recommend some of the sessions from the web-specific groups.  While some of those sessions will be in depth and focused on programmers, New Mexico has some real nationally recognized pros in web development and marketing -- I'd highly suggest Webuquerque's next session on internet marketing for instance.

One issue you'll note is that most of the organizations listed are based in the Abq-Santa Fe Area -- obviously that's a challenge for having true statewide success.  The new SIGGRAPH chapter intends to alternate its bimonthly meetings between north and south and both AniMotion and RG-IGDA are planning regional events as well. Also, while there's no real substitute to meeting face to face, more and more organizations are planning to link meetings through Skype, UStream and other video connection systems.

Another issue noted in the discussion is the lack of a consolidated calendar.  There have been previous attempts (with limited success)... and one underway from a coalition of web development groups that will most likely draw info from Google Calendar or a similar free service with an easy to share API.  We also try to share info about all events related to film and digital media on the misp events list (misp-events-l@list.unm.edu) -- and if you know of something please share it there too.

Best wishes -- and thanks for the discussion,

Eric


On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Doug Bocaz-Larson <dbocaz@nmsu.edu> wrote:
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WESST would certainly be a good resource.

Interactive media has so much potential.  I remember some guy making a
video game in their home where I grew up and it went on to be really
successful (Myst).   Microsoft had humble beginning in Albuquerque.
YouTube for video and iPhones for apps has tons of potential for small
start-ups.

For example, I manage some YouTube partner channels for charity.  The
channels get a modest number of views a month (in the thousands) and
generate about $100 a month through allowing ads on the videos.  Now some
YouTube partners get millions of views.  So I'm guessing that since 1,000s
= $100, 1,000,000s = $100,000?   This is just one new media model.  There
are other models being developed all the time: iTunes, etc. where small
businesses can sell their games, videos, etc.

I'd love to see a grant help provide resources to get from small project
development to a marketplace like iTunes, YouTube, etc.

Thanks,
--
Doug Bocaz-Larson
Program Manager: Computer Science and Creative Media
New Mexico State University - Grants
1500 3rd St.
Grants, NM 87020
505-287-6656 office
505-290-1331 cell

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http://www.bocaz.com
http://www.pocolocos.com

On Sat, October 17, 2009 8:51 am, Michael L Miller wrote:
> WESST Corp is an incubator with exactly this idea in mind.  I think it's
> a good place to start.
> www.wesst.org
>
> A good discussion here.  I'd like to observe, however, that a whole lot
> of what's being suggested here is already happening in insular
> capsules.  For example, I've been attempting to attend as many "new
> media" conferences and lectures as "film" conferences lately.  I find it
> useful as a Producer to know, in the world of the future, what's
> possible to accomplish and reasonable to expect and who to expect it from.
>
> I have to admit that most of the new media stuff is so far over my head.
> I didn't have a clue what most of the folks were even talking about this
> past weekend.  However, in the short time I spent at the conference, I
> learned that some of the new "wizardry" can accomplish some ends that
> mean something to me.
>
> One example I'm referring to is the "banding" issue with 8 bit and 16
> bit (huh?) hoopdidoop, but is easily corrected with 32 bit "magic
> wands".  (The non technical quotes are from the voices in my head.)  I
> don't have to know how to do it to know what it does and why it's
> important to me.
>
> At this same conference, I heard another speaker discussing the same
> issue of "banding" with no apparent knowledge that this issue has been
> or can be resolved. So, if at a conference of new media wizards, the
> speakers don't know about what each other is doing, how can they
> possibly expect to know what's happening across media?  This is only one
> example.
>
> My whole point here is that I'm aware of a lot of the stuff being
> suggested in this conversation already in process, but there doesn't
> seem to be any central clearing house or even cooperation (unless it's
> this discussion) to get that information out to EVERYBODY.  I keep
> hearing conversations about how to reinvent each other's wheels, but
> very little about a how to share the cart.
>
> Maybe somebody smarter than me can devise a method of sharing this
> information.
>
>
> Doug Bocaz-Larson wrote:
>> ***This is a MISP Listserv message. Responses are sent to the list by
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>> Yes, I think research and business develop is key to making a grant
>> work.
>>  We want to make sure our students have the tools to run a small
>> business
>> (gaming or digital media) and develop relationships with existing
>> businesses so they have jobs to go to when they graduate.  Interactive
>> media is the future.
>>
>> I'd love to have a support system for small digital
>> media/animation/gaming
>> start-ups.  There are some in my small community that have the creative
>> abilities but not all the tools business wise to make it work well.  I
>> imagine this the same everywhere.  If we had a support system they could
>> turn to for help to make their business work and get their product to
>> the
>> customer.
>>
>> With interactive media, we have to think of new ways of training beyond
>> film crew training.  You don't need a huge crew to produce for the web.
>> You don't need huge teams doing animation and gaming anymore.  So much
>> more is possible with a small team of dedicated people (cell phone apps,
>> YouTube, etc.).
>>
>> I consider myself more of an artist than a business person so my
>> business
>> knowledge is more limited, that's why we'd need businesses involved to
>> make this work.   I know grant funders really like as many partnerships
>> as
>> possible so a mix of university and businesses would be great to make
>> funding possible.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Doug Bocaz-Larson
>> Program Manager: Computer Science and Creative Media
>> New Mexico State University - Grants
>> 1500 3rd St.
>> Grants, NM 87020
>> 505-287-6656 office
>> 505-290-1331 cell
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/nmsugrants
>> http://www.bocaz.com
>> http://www.pocolocos.com
>>
>>
>> On Fri, October 16, 2009 8:58 pm, Kenneth Knoll wrote:
>>
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>>>
>>> The grant idea is good if the funds are for research and development
>>> of new technologies and business development. If the funds are
>>> funneled through government/educational institutions then a
>>> technology transfer model should be put in place. On the business
>>> side we need a digital media business incubator approach. For
>>> companies further in their development financing options need to be
>>> available. The development of above the line should be the function
>>> of higher education and vocational trades should be the function of
>>> the unions.  Just a few ideas.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 16, 2009, at 8:20 PM, Doug Bocaz-Larson wrote:
>>>
>>>
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>>>>
>>>> Maybe we should all join forces to write some grants.  Imagine how
>>>> attractive a state-wide project would be to a grant giver.  MISP grant
>>>> project anyone?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Doug Bocaz-Larson
>>>> Program Manager: Computer Science and Creative Media
>>>> New Mexico State University - Grants
>>>> 1500 3rd St.
>>>> Grants, NM 87020
>>>> 505-287-6656 office
>>>> 505-290-1331 cell
>>>>
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/nmsugrants
>>>> http://www.bocaz.com
>>>> http://www.pocolocos.com
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, October 16, 2009 6:39 pm, Carolyn Miller wrote:
>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>> Please note that I did not say there wasn't any money. I said the
>>>>> Governor's Council does not have a budget. And Ed Angel has just
>>>>> pointed
>>>>> out  that
>>>>> the funds that had once been available for MISP endeavors has been
>>>>> depleted
>>>>> to zero. So there is no DIRECT funding.
>>>>>
>>>>> As to there being some indirect sources of funding, that's always
>>>>> worth
>>>>> exploring. The information you are offering here about SIC is
>>>>> interesting
>>>>> and
>>>>> worth looking into. I like the endorsement for digital media given
>>>>> by the
>>>>> McCune  Foundation! Would be nice if they could finance some digital
>>>>> media
>>>>> initiatives here!
>>>>> --
>>>>> Carolyn Handler Miller, author of DIGITAL STORYTELLING, 2nd Edition
>>>>> Available at:
>>>>> _http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20_
>>>>> (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20)
>>>>> website: _http://www.CarolynMiller.com_ (http://
>>>>> www.carolynmiller.com/)
>>>>> Twitter: _http://twitter.com/CarolynHMiller_
>>>>> (http://twitter.com/CarolynHMiller)
>>>>> Los  Angeles: 323 661-3893
>>>>> Santa Fe: 505 474-9648
>>>>> cell: 323 459-7841
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> In a message dated 10/16/2009 5:59:17 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
>>>>> knoll@SOUTHWESTONLINE.COM writes:
>>>>>
>>>>> ***This  is a MISP Listserv message. Responses are sent to the
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am sorry but I  disagree with the statement that there is no
>>>>> money. For
>>>>> one thing the SIC  could provide investment funds for Digital Media
>>>>> related
>>>>> ventures. Remember  the film office is under Economic Development and
>>>>> stimulus moneys could be  used for such programs, i.e. A recent
>>>>> report
>>>>> underwritten
>>>>> by the McCune  Foundation - "New Mexico Ecosystem"- made the
>>>>> following
>>>>> recommendation. #1: Nurture HighâEUR?Growth Potential Industry
>>>>> Clusters in
>>>>> Alternative Energy, Life Sciences and Digital Media.  Investment
>>>>> capital
>>>>> will not
>>>>> flow into the state until NM shows a real  commitment to developing
>>>>> Digital
>>>>> Media in supporting small and independent  media businesses.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Oct 16, 2009, at 5:27 PM, Carolyn Miller wrote:
>>>>>
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>>>>> I was referring to the budget of the Governor's Council on Film
>>>>> and  Media
>>>>> Industries. Basically we have no budget. And with the State
>>>>> having  even
>>>>> more of a shortfall than had been anticipated, I don't anticipate
>>>>> getting
>>>>> a
>>>>> budget any time soon. I don't know if MISP itself has a budget.  Eric
>>>>> Whitmore
>>>>> can clarify that.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm sure it goes without saying that not having a budget severely
>>>>> restricts what we can do on the Council.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Carolyn Handler Miller, author of DIGITAL STORYTELLING, 2nd Edition
>>>>> Available at:
>>>>> _http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20_
>>>>> (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20)
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>>>>> In a message dated 10/16/2009 5:15:18 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
>>>>> _chris@CYBMOTION.COM_ (mailto:chris@CYBMOTION.COM)  writes:
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>>>>> At 6:41 PM -0400 10/16/09, Carolyn Miller wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> There just isn't a  spare penny for us to do any projects that
>>>>> require any
>>>>> sort of  budget.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Should I take that to mean MISP does not have any money allocated
>>>>> to  it
>>>>> which has not already been spent?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> At 6:41 PM -0400 10/16/09, Carolyn Miller wrote:
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>>>>> I could not agree  more with what Doug has to say about the
>>>>> important part
>>>>> of the  entertainment pie that consists of games and other forms of
>>>>> interactive media! I'm sure that's no surprise to anyone who knows
>>>>> me. I
>>>>> hope
>>>>> people are aware that there's a small group of us on the  Governor's
>>>>> Council on
>>>>> Film and Media Industries who are pushing for more  attention to be
>>>>> focused
>>>>> on this arena. And many high level people in the  State government
>>>>> and in
>>>>> the Film Office support doing more to promote  digital media here.
>>>>> The
>>>>> problem
>>>>> right now is lack of funds. There just  isn't a spare penny for us
>>>>> to do
>>>>> any projects that require any sort of  budget.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Carolyn Handler Miller, author of DIGITAL STORYTELLING,  2nd Edition
>>>>> Available at:
>>>>> _http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20_
>>>>> (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240809599/digitalstoryt-20)
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