Screening of THE SPY NEXT DOOR with Director Brian Levant
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Screening of THE SPY NEXT DOOR with Director Brian Levant

Join us for a screening of the 2010 film THE SPY NEXT DOOR with director Brian Levant! This is a wonderful opportunity to see a movie with the person who made it happen, and then learn how it all came about. Following the screening, Brian Levant will participate in an audience Q&A. Learn about his rich and diverse career, starting with a Cinematic Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and culminating in 400+ TV credits.

THE SPY NEXT DOOR was filmed in Albuquerque—even more reason to love it! Starring Jackie Chan, THE SPY NEXT DOOR tells the story of former CIA spy Bob Ho as he takes on his toughest assignment yet: looking after his girlfriend's three kids.

Free event for all ages! Space is limited; RSVP to reserve your spot.

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About Brian Levant

Now in his fifth decade in the entertainment industry, director/writer/producer Brian Levant has been at the creative helm of some of the biggest franchises in family entertainment. Levant's more than 400 television credits include being the showrunner of Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and The Bad News Bears. Levant also co-created the series Brothers & Sisters and My Secret Identity. After winning the 1989 Cable Ace Award as Best Director in a Comedy Series for his long-running Still the Beaver cable series, Levant turned his attention to writing and directing feature films. Among Levant’s feature directing credits are the original Beethoven, the two Steven Spielberg–produced Flintstones films, Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Snow Dogs, Are We There Yet?, and the 2010 Jackie Chan vehicle The Spy Next Door. In addition, Levant has produced, written or directed another 10 network and cable films, including the Starz Network’s first original production, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, and the two live action/CGI Scooby Doo films. Additional awards his works have collected include a 1981 NAACP Image Award for The Bad News Bears, a 1987 Youth in Film Best Series Award for Beaver, and the 1988 International Emmy for Best Children and Young People’s Series, for My Secret Identity. Since the late 1970s, Levant has lectured nearly annually at his alma mater, the University of New Mexico, where, for the second year in a row, he is currently teaching a television writing class. Levant recently completed a semester as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, where for the last 20 years, he has regularly spoken to and worked with film students, in addition to making dozens of appearances at Columbia College’s Semester in L.A. program, Arizona State University, Long Beach State, USC, and the American Film Institute.

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FIELD TRIP • Indigenous Comic Con
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

FIELD TRIP • Indigenous Comic Con

Stagecoach Foundation is excited to lead its second annual field trip to the Indigenous Comic Con! If you are between the ages of 10 and 25, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the incredible Indigenous Comic Con, hosted by Stagecoach partner Meow Wolf.

A limited number of tickets are on us! Register before they run out!

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Details:

Meet us at Isleta Resort and Casino at 10am on Sunday, November 4, for fun at the Con. Field trip attendees are responsible for their own transportation to Isleta, which is about an hour and 15 minutes from the Stagecoach Foundation. A healthy lunch will be provided. After lunch, we will gather for a group photo.

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Stagecoach Foundation Offers Free Professional Headshots
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Stagecoach Foundation Offers Free Professional Headshots

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Stagecoach Foundation Offers Free Professional Headshots

Thursday, September 13, 2018
5-7 pm
Santa Fe High School, Dance Studio in the Performing Arts Building (scroll down for a campus map)
2100 Yucca St., Santa Fe NM 87505

Stagecoach Foundation will be offering free headshots during this session with photographer Carol Skipwith. Carol is a professional headshot and set photographer whose work has appeared in magazines including Albuquerque the Magazine and New Mexico Entertainment. Carol has shot casting calls for productions including Waco, The Night Shift, Better Call Saul, and Longmire.

A professional headshot typically costs hundreds of dollars. We are so grateful to Carol for donating her time, talent, and expertise to providing Stagecoach students with the professional photographs that will set them apart! 

RSVP Required. Click here to RSVP! 

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Meet the Author: Rebecca Roanhorse, Writer of speculative fiction & other stuff
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Rebecca Roanhorse, Writer of speculative fiction & other stuff

Meet the Author:
Rebecca Roanhorse
Writer of speculative fiction & other stuff

Meet this remarkable writer as she introduces her new debut novel, Trail of Lightning (Book One of the Sixth World series) (Saga). Her children’s book Race to the Sun (Rick Riordan Presents) is coming in 2019. Her short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience (TM)” is on the 2017 Nebula Recommended Reading List.  Her nonfiction can be found in Invisible 3: Essays and Poems on Representation in SF/FStrange Horizons, and the upcoming How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (Macmillan).

THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR STAGECOACH FRIENDS AND STUDENTS, AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

About the Author

Rebecca Roanhorse is a writer of rez-based Fantasy and Indigenous Futurisms. She is a VONA/Voices alumna, pug owner, and Yale undergrad. She has theology and law degrees, too. She is Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and African American and is based in Santa Fe, NM.

Here's an awesome Q&A with Rebecca Roanhorse, about Trail of Lightning, from Barnes & Noble

About Trail of Lightning

Trail of Lightning made Amazon Book Review’s 15 Highly Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Summer!

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – After rising waters have reshaped the world, both gods and monsters walk the earth again. When monster-killer Maggie Hoskie is asked to find a missing girl, she uncovers a new danger to the Navajo people she protects even as the darkness inside Maggie grows with each monster she kills.

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PRESENTATION • Current and Future Realities: Virtual and Augmented
Jun
18
4:30 PM16:30

PRESENTATION • Current and Future Realities: Virtual and Augmented

Fred Volhuer, CEO of Atlas V, and Alethea Avramis, Atlas V Producer share their experience with
the independent immersive media landscape that is at the forefront of both creative storytelling and distribution. Please join us for a presentation and Q&A with the CEO and producer of Atlas V, the fiercely independent immersive studio that has, since its 2017 founding, become the most active studio in Europe, with movies selected at Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca 2018.

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SPONSORSHIP • Trends for 2018-2019 - What's Ahead and How To Break Forward
Jun
12
to Jun 13

SPONSORSHIP • Trends for 2018-2019 - What's Ahead and How To Break Forward

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Stagecoach FoundationNew Mexico Technology CouncilRegional Development CorporationCity of Santa Fe, and the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation are proud to co-sponsor

High Tech Regional Exchange
Trends for 2018-2019:
What's Ahead and How To Break Forward

Stagecoach Foundation is very honored to be sponsoring this fun and informative event with New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC)! The dynamic panel of speakers includes Alan Webber (Mayor of the city of Santa Fe), Matt Brown (Director of Economic Development Dept. for the City of Santa Fe), Javier Sanchez (Mayor of the city of Espanola Valley) John Mierzwa (NMTC board member, cofounder of Ingenuity Software Labs), Jennifer Nevarez (Director of NM TechWorks) and a representative from the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Labs). 

Please Note: This event has reopened - Tickets are available!

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PRESENTATION • Disruptive Narratives: Building New Worlds to Tell New Stories by Alex McDowell RDI
Jun
4
4:30 PM16:30

PRESENTATION • Disruptive Narratives: Building New Worlds to Tell New Stories by Alex McDowell RDI

Stagecoach Foundation and Meow Wolf are proud to present the exceptional Alex McDowell RDI in his presentation: Disruptive Narratives: Building New Worlds to Tell New Stories. Alex is an award-winning designer and storyteller who has worked across all media to create immersive alternate realities. For 30 years, Alex was a production designer for numerous directors including Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, and Tim Burtpon. He is also the co-founder and creative director of Experimental Design Studios, a studio that has collaborated with companies like Nike and Boeing to create experiences that "prototype the future and provoke change." Alex currently teaches a the USC School of Cinema and directs the USC World Building Media Lab. 

Register below! This event is free, but space is limited, so don't wait! 

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Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register here, now. 

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CLASS • Editing 101 with Stan Cassio
May
26
9:30 AM09:30

CLASS • Editing 101 with Stan Cassio

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Editing 101 with Stan Cassio

Stan Cassio is a Los Angeles-based film and television editor/post-production professional, and a complete INSPIRATION!

Learn about how Stan got started, some of the fantastic projects on which he's worked, and the three companies he has launched: Mango, New Edit and the Loft post

THEN learn about using the AVID system to edit film and video projects.

Stan started working at 19 and never looked back; he has led technology changes in editing and post production services his entire professional life.

Projects in which his companies have been involved  include: 

“24” “Desperate Housewives” “2 1/2 Men” “The Simpsons” “Bones” “Old Christine” “iCarly” “Cold Case” “Big Bang Theory” “Entourage” “Family Guy” “Better of Ted” “Cleveland” “Saving Grace” “White Collar” “Burn Notice” “One Tree Hill” “American Teenage” “Till Death” “Hangover” “American Dad” “Cleveland” “Due Date” “Accidentally on Purpose” “Mission Impossible 2” “North Country” “The Last Samurai” “Smallville” “Bill Engval Show” “Terriers” “Man on Fire” “Harry Potter” “Scooby Doo” “The Mick” “Laura Croft” and “Homeland”

Space is Limited, So Reserve Your Spot!

Ages 15 - 35.

If you are over the age of 35, please email sara@stagecoachfdn.org to volunteer for this event and gain some great information. 

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EVENT & SPONSORSHIP • New Mexico Museum of Art & Museum Foundation Party of the Century Centennial Gala
May
5
to May 6

EVENT & SPONSORSHIP • New Mexico Museum of Art & Museum Foundation Party of the Century Centennial Gala

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View photos from this successful event. Thank you to all who attended!

Stagecoach Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of this Centennial Gala, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the New Mexico Museum of Art, and supporting the museum's future art annex,  the Vladem Contemporary. In addition to our sponsorship, Stagecoach Foundation will facilitate the incorporation of youth dancers as part of the Gala. In anticipation of this event performance, we will be hosting a master dance class, auditions and rehearsal sessions. 

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PRESENTATION • Alan Gershenfeld, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios & "Never Alone"
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

PRESENTATION • Alan Gershenfeld, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios & "Never Alone"

Stagecoach Foundation and NM TechWorks are proud to present Alan Gershenfeld, Founder, President, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios, and publisher of the world-renowned and award-winning "Never Alone" game created in collaboration with the Iñupiat Alaskan Native community.

Register HERE. This event is free, but space is limited, so don't wait! 

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Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) was developed in partnership with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), a pioneering Alaska Native organization, with the goal of sharing, celebrating and extending Alaska Native culture with a global audience.  The game explores a story passed down for thousands of years, is in the Inupiat language and features 26 mini-documentaries that get unlocked through gameplay.

Never Alone has touched a nerve globally.  It has been downloaded over 3 million times, featured in over 750 articles (including the Guardian, BBC, NPR, the New Yorker, LA Times and many others) and nominated for virtually every major game award (winning a British Academy Award and Game of the Year at Games for Change).  CITC has converted their revenue participation in the game into equity in E-Line and they are now our largest shareholder and our Chairman is CEO of the Tribal Council.  

Link to a short film about the making of the game by New Yorker films:
http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-presents-never-alone

Link to a powerful review of the game by a Native American game critic (for those that doubt that games can significantly impact people):
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/29/8852519/never-alone-american-indian  

E-line Media is now in active development on two major impact game projects - one on the future of the Ocean and the other that helps youth go from 'conjuring to scripting to coding' through a 3D immersive game.  Here is some background on Eline Media's youth game making initiatives:http://elinemedia.com/youth-programs/

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register here, now. 

 

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CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson

Back by popular demand! Free! All ages welcome!

Unique opportunity to experience a master creative movement class with Andrew Pearson. Movement is integral to performance; don't hesitate to learn how to improve your performance by taking this class! Pearson is a Los Angeles-based dancer, performer, educator, and creator with roots in the technique and approaches of Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky; extensive involvement in the contemporary landscape of LA concert dance; experience in commercial, theatrical, and experimental work, as well as international teaching and performance; and artistic pursuits fueled by a curiosity in the inner workings of the human psyche mixed with a penchant for amusement.

Space is limited, so REGISTER HERE

Why is Stagecoach Foundation offering a Creative Movement Class?

Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to the production of great works alongside economic opportunity for New Mexico's underserved youth and young adults. Job creation training in support of Santa Fe's economy, with a particular focus on Film, Education and Technology, is built into the Stagecoach Foundation mission. By bringing such opportunities to Santa Fe, Stagecoach Foundation helps Northern New Mexico's youth accrue valuable experience. Such classes support these young artists' growth while creating the kind of real-world, resume-building effort that casting directors love to see!

Stagecoach Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of performers, and providing them with the experiences to help them realize their dreams.

What kind of experience does Andrew Pearson offer?

"As an educator, I crossbreed the ideals of a nerdy academic with a sassy socialite.  Operating under the belief that dance is a social activity, I approach teaching as a sharing of ideas, experiences, and passions. I place an equal value on form alongside self-expression, historical context alongside pop-culture, the virtuosic alongside the pedestrian, and hard work alongside enjoyment. I aim to provide tools that will allow movers to find both strength and freedom in their bodies in order to awaken our potential as well as our pleasure in movement.  My class has been influenced by classical and contemporary dance techniques, somatic practices, a background as a fitness instructor and yoga practitioner, and late nights on the dance floor."

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CLASS • Leslie Mitchell 2-Day Youth Acting Workshops, Day 2
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Leslie Mitchell 2-Day Youth Acting Workshops, Day 2

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Two-day youth acting workshop (April 7 and 21, 10am to 1pm). Geared specifically to younger actors (12-25). Classes are capped at 12 students per class. 

Registration information required in advance: age, gender, headshot or photo - all a week before the first class so instructor can customize curriculum. 

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Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

AUDITION • NM Portraits Come To Life To Celebrate 100 Years of Art / Audition with Andrew Pearson

Stagecoach Foundation invites performers ages 10 to 23 to audition for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in NM Portraits Come to Life movement and dance piece as part of the New Mexico Museum of Art "Party of the Century," Centennial Anniversary Gala 

This elaborate gala event highlights 100 years of amazing art in our enchanting state of New Mexico; you will want to be a part of this unique experience. We are proud to be integrally involved with Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Gala.

Performers will recreate portraits from the 1900s through contemporary times, using movement and fantastic costume design to bring the art to life.  

Audition with LA-based choreographer Andrew Pearson for this fantastic opportunity.

Space is limited, so register HERE now! 

This is a wonderful chance to experience a real-world movement audition with an internationally recognized choreographer and dancer, and to participate in a live performance piece on May 5, 2018, as part of the Stagecoach Foundation-sponsored NM Museum of Art Foundation's Party of the Century.

If cast, rehearsals will take place April 20 - 22. Performance is May 5, 2018, in Santa Fe.

Why is Stagecoach Foundation working with New Mexico Museum of Art Foundation's "Party of the Century" Centennial Gala, and sponsoring the NM Portraits Come to Life performance, from casting and rehearsing through custom costuming by Meow Wolf?

Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to the production of great works alongside economic opportunity for New Mexico's underserved youth and young adults. Job creation training in support of Santa Fe's economy, with a particular focus on Film, Education and Technology, is built into the Stagecoach Foundation mission. By bringing film and tv productions, as well as tech projects, to Santa Fe, or working directly with local efforts to help grow film and tech initiatives from the ground up, Stagecoach Foundation connects working film and digital art/tech professionals to young people eager for education, information and real-world skills training. Stagecoach Foundation hosts free workshops, hands-on training programs and internships, creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for New Mexico's youth. Stagecoach Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and tech professionals, and providing them with the experiences to help them realize their dreams. 

The young performers who will audition, rehearse and participate in the Gala event will gain outstanding experience, which will serve as education and a fantastic addition to their professional resumes.

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CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Creative Movement & Performance with Andrew Pearson

Unique opportunity to experience a master creative movement class with Andrew Pearson. Movement is integral to performance; don't hesitate to learn how to improve your performance by taking this class! Pearson is a Los Angeles-based dancer, performer, educator, and creator with roots in the technique and approaches of Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky; extensive involvement in the contemporary landscape of LA concert dance; commercial, theatrical, and experimental work; experience in international teaching and performance; and artistic pursuits fueled by a curiosity in the inner workings of the human psyche mixed with a penchant for amusement.

Space is limited, so REGISTER HERE

For middle school to college-aged students.

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CLASS • Leslie Mitchell Youth Acting Two-day Workshop, Day 1
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS • Leslie Mitchell Youth Acting Two-day Workshop, Day 1

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Two-day youth acting workshop (April 7 and 21, 10am to 1pm). Geared specifically to younger actors (12-25). Classes are capped at 12 students per class. 

Registration information required in advance: age, gender, headshot or photo - all a week before the first class so instructor can customize curriculum. 

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Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

EVENT • Free Headshots! Film & Tech Panels! Opportunities! At the Annual Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair

We know how critical it is to put your best face forward! So visit with Stagecoach Foundation at the Annual Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair at the Santa Fe Convention Center, to get FREE professional headshots! We'll have a photographer on site from 1pm to 3pm.  And visit with over 100 local businesses to learn about local training, summer camps, internships, and employment opportunities

There will be a tech panel from 2pm-2:45pm and film panel from 3pm-3:45pm.

NOTE: Please wear a solid shirt or blouse for your headshot - Do not wear any logos on your clothing. 

Event is free and open to the public from 10am to 4 pm

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