We Support New Mexico Film! Stagecoach Foundation Is a Proud Sponsor of the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference
Join us for the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference!
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.
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.
Stagecoach Foundation Offers Free Professional Headshots
Thursday, September 13, 2018
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!
Stagecoach Foundation was thrilled to participate in the Santa Ana Pueblo youth film program in July 2018.
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.
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!
Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register here, now.
EVENT & SPONSORSHIP • New Mexico Museum of Art & Museum Foundation Party of the Century Centennial Gala
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.
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!
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:
Link to a powerful review of the game by a Native American game critic (for those that doubt that games can significantly impact people):
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.
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
Stagecoach Foundation is proud to support the The Jicarilla Apache Nation Youth Film Festival, where youth create their own films.
This event is not open to the public.
HOW NEW MEXICO COMPETES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL FILM MARKETS
PRESENTATION BY ERIC WITT
FEBRUARY 5, 2018 • 4 - 7 PM
JEAN COCTEAU CINEMA
418 MONTEZUMA AVE, SANTA FE, NM 87501
New Mexico’s tax incentive program offers tremendous opportunities to film makers locally, nationally, and internationally. New Mexico competes with major film centers across the nation and around the world. It can seem complex and overwhelming — but it isn’t.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA FE FILM OFFICE
Eric Witt, current Executive Director of the Santa Fe Film Office, oversaw the design, launch and growth the state's film incentive program under Governor Bill Richardson, which has pushed New Mexico to the forefront of the film industry. Witt formerly was a production and finance executive for legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis, and was a co-founder of Asylum Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment design and production company. Let him walk you through the:
History of the incentive program and New Mexico film production since 2002.
Challenges and opportunities New Mexico is facing.
State of the industry, globally, regionally and locally.
New Mexico-specific opportunities to expand our industry.
The details: what works, and why our program is effective versus others.
How do we stay one step ahead — how can the local industry stay abreast of constant industry and initiative evolutions?