New Mexico

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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.

Start: 05/29/2009 - 12:00am
End: 05/29/2009 - 2:30am

What: SAG member informational meeting in New Mexico to discuss the terms of the proposed TV/theatrical contracts.

When: Thursday, May 28, 2009
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hyatt Professional Tower
Bean & Associates
201 Third St, NW, Suite 1830
Albuquerque, NM  87102

Seating is limited. Please RVSP to Tamara Decker at

Directions and Parking:

Start: 04/04/2009 - 8:00pm
End: 04/04/2009 - 10:00pm

The SAG Foundation and the Screen Actors Guild New Mexico Branch
Invite you to Join us For:
A Screening of Conversations with Kevin Bacon

When: Saturday, April 4
1 p.m. (running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes)

Where: Jean Cocteau Theater
418 Montezuma
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Cost: Free and open to all members of the local film industry and their guests. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come-first-served basis.

The New Mexico SAG Conservatory Presents:
Creating a Three Dimensional Character
A workshop with Writer-Director-Producer Frank Zúñiga

While learning your lines and finding the core of your character is essential, it is the subtext that makes your character come alive. Often called the “unspoken dialogue”, it is primarily created by the actor filing in the blanks not found in the script. There will be exercises from short scenes to help in learning the process and how it is applied to your moment-to-moment performance.

The New Mexico SAG Conservatory Presents:
“Audition Preparation and Cold Reading Techniques”
A workshop with Laura Gardner
of the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles

Laura is a fabulous teacher and if you’ve ever attended one of her classes you know this workshop is a not to be missed opportunity. The current slow period in the industry is also a great time to hone your skills and get ready for when things pick up again.

In this workshop performers will be working on: