Do you wonder if there is a place for you in the New Mexico Film Industry? And if there is, how do you find it? The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is the organized union which represents many of the jobs that exist in film and television production. Local 480 President Liz Pecos and Secretary-Treasurer Marisa Frantz discuss what kinds of jobs are available and how to go about the "not as complicated as you think" process of joining the union and securing a high wage job with benefits available to New Mexicans in our thriving industry. Have a listen!
Kody Dayish grew up on the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. A few years ago, he had a devastating, life altering accident. That accident, and a simple gift from his sister, led him to start writing down the stories that he had meant to get to but never had. Now Kody, his sister Kollette and brother Kolin are working together (with an assist from Mom Fanny and Dad Tom) making films from those stories, funded by local breakfast burrito sales. It's a family and community effort in which everyone should find encouragement and inspiration.
Ken Fischer has worked for over 40 years in feature-film post-production, primarily as a sound editor at Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound. Ken’s credits include, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Terminator 2, Juarassic Park, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How did he get his start at Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope? Literally lugging film reels from one floor of a building to another! Listen in, Ken is a fascinating guy to talk to and he is eager to share his knowledge and experience with New Mexico.
Digital Workflow. Metadata. Redundant Back Up. Digital Dailies. Color Timing. Man, the production processes of the industry have changed tremendously in only the last 15 years or so. Gone are the days of a PA with a film canister jumping on a red-eye and delivering the day's work to a chemical lab. CHROMACOLOR is a new film community member offering all of that expertise right here on the ground in New Mexico. Listen in as CEO Alex Panton describes the process from shoot to post and the incredible services CHROMACOLOR has to offer. You'll also be impressed by the company's plans to integrate in our community and bring opportunity to citizens in this fascinating discipline.
Wondering what's going on with film and media in the Four Corners region of New Mexico? Well it turns out...a lot! Join FILMCAST and our guests Brent Garcia, Luke Hawthorne and Heath Cates as they let you in on all of the amazing things happening in the northwest region. Filmmaking, acting classes and even a new Film Festival are just some of the things happening and these three local guys will get you excited to join in.
Actor/Writer/Producer Chris Conrad, in New Mexico as a cast member of the Epix TV show "Our Lady LTD" joins us on FILMCAST to share his origin story and pathway to becoming a working actor in the Film & TV Industry. You'll definitely recognize some of his credits: "Young Hercules", "Mortal Combat", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Patriot." But more importantly, you won't find a more generous and articulate (and funny!) guy willing to share his journey and offer advice to aspiring actors and filmmakers looking to find their passion in the industry.
Today's FILMCAST is all about education, training and opportunity for New Mexico Girls in the NM film industry. Join us with NMGMM Founder & Director Jocelyn Jansons and Producer (and former Film Office intern!) Barb Odell as they describe how they got where they are today, their particular journeys and their inspiration and drive to bring more young women into the film industry. New Mexico Girls Make Movies provides education, job training and set placements for young women ages 12-25 in the film industry. If you think you might want to write a script, shoot a movie, hold a boom mic - or any of the dozens of job opportunities in NM, don't miss this conversation.
Have a passion for numbers but still want to do something meaningful with your talents? That was exactly the conundrum John Finn found himself in as a young man. He was an accountant but didn't feel a sense of purpose in his career. His creative drive as an artist led him to the film industry and to the creation of GreenSlate, a payroll and accounting company for the film industry. Join us on FILMCAST for this fascinating discussion about accounting, creativity, digital software solutions for production... and John's professional basketball playing father (yup!).
Would you be interested in a job that pays 42% higher than the national average and comes with benefits and retirement? Do you have transferable skills? Are you willing to learn new skills? Would you mind working in an exciting industry and seeing your name in the end credits of a film or TV show? You would? Then IATSE Local 480 may be the place to start. Join us on FILMCAST with IATSE President Liz Pecos and Business agent Doug Acton for a great discussion of how to get your start in the New Mexico Film industry. We need your skills!
Film & TV productions simply could not run without the services of a company like Entertainment Partners. Accounting & Payroll (and more!) are not usually within the expertise of the creative team on a project - and that's where EP comes in. And you will not find someone more passionate about what she does then Executive Vice President of Payroll Davida Lara. Listen in to our FILMCAST conversation, learn more about what EP does and how you can get involved if you think you have the skills and passion for this side of the industry. Davida's passion for what she brings to a production is infectious. After all, as Davida's daughter tells her: "Mommy, you pay Hollywood!"