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Senator John Arthur Smith, the Chair of both the Finance & Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committees, introduced SB 235 yesterday. The bill calls for a $2 million cap per project on the film incentive rebates. This would apply to all future TV/Theatrical productions shooting in the state. If passed, this would clearly injure the NM film industry.

Helping with Film & Media Day is now more important than ever. It looks like this bill will be heard on Friday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. and we’ll be rallying the troops prior to the reading of the bill.

Senator John Arthur Smith, the Chair of both the Finance & Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committees, introduced SB 235 yesterday. The bill calls for a $2 million cap per project on the film incentive rebates. This would apply to all future TV/Theatrical productions shooting in the state. If passed, this would clearly injure the NM film industry.

Helping with Film & Media Day is now more important than ever. It looks like this bill will be heard on Friday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. and we’ll be rallying the troops prior to the reading of the bill.

Start: 01/24/2010 - 1:00am
End: 01/24/2010 - 4:00am

When: Saturday, January 23, 2010
5 p.m. pre-show party and industry mixer
6-8 p.m. awards viewing

Where: Uptown Sports Bar
6601 Uptown Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM  87110
(505) 884-4714

Click here for directions

Cost: Free

Other Details:
Complimentary admission to all members of the New Mexico film industry and their guests. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Stick around for post-awards karaoke.

Start: 11/21/2009 - 1:30am
End: 11/21/2009 - 3:30am

This upcoming legislative session is going to be a major challenge for film incentive funding. IATSE Local 480 has set up a forum with two influential legislators -- Representative Benjamin Rodefer and Senator Tim Keller-- to discuss the situation and strategy. Screen Actors Guild members are invited to attend.

When:
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2009

Where:
Radisson Hotel Albuquerque
2500 Carlisle Blvd, NW
(Carlisle & I-40)

Drinks and light appetizers provided by Film Savage

The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners is holding one last special meeting about the proposed unionized Santa Fe Studios. If it doesn’t pass this meeting then the project in its existing form is dead.

It’s important for the New Mexico Film Industry to have a studio in Santa Fe. While we have a state-of-the-art facility in Albuquerque, we found on “Terminator” that one “franchise movie” can mean there is no room for another picture. Santa Fe Studios, with its smaller stages and lower roofs, will complement the Q facility and will benefit both cities.

Start: 09/12/2009 - 7:00pm
End: 09/12/2009 - 9:45pm

Screen Actors Guild New Mexico Branch Annual Membership Meeting
&
New Media Presentation “Solving the New Media Mysteries”

When: Saturday, September 12, 2009
noon-1 p.m. New Member Orientation
1:15-2:30 p.m. General Membership Meeting
2:45 p.m. New Media Presentation

Where: New Mexico Film Museum
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM

Solving the New Media Mysteries” with special guest SAG National Director of New Media Mark Friedlander.

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