THE BIGGER PICTURE

DRIVING FUTURE OPPORTUNITY AND A VISION FORWARD

 

 
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Stagecoach Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the opportunity and wealth gap for New Mexicans in the film and television industry through free training and workforce development facilitated by film and television professionals.
— Dr. Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer  | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
 
 

Our Mission

Stagecoach Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating career pathways for New Mexicans in the film and television industry through free training and workforce development facilitated by film and television professionals.


Stagecoach Model 

Training & Economic Development

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We provide free experiential learning opportunities for youth, young adults, and lifetime learners in an array of focuses, such as storytelling and scriptwriting, safety, set-iquette, and grip equipment, making music videos with iPads, prop making and fabrication, set building and painting, assistant camera intensives, VR & AR content production, and documentary fundamentals. All of our trainings are taught by film and tv professionals from locals IATSE 480 & 600, ADG 800, and SAG-AFTRA. In addition, we facilitate mentorships, internships, and job opportunities with key professionals on current film and tv productions.

EDUCATION OUTREACH and professional development


Stagecoach Foundation bridges skill and talent, resource and community. We bring experienced crew members from resident and visiting film productions and tech companies to engage with our students so they can pursue their dreams in the film and tech industries. This happens through our free educational workshops, mentorships, and master-class programs. 

We provide both in-house training in our Set & Prop House and in-community training to provide access to opportunities of hands-on training and workforce development across the state within indigenous and rural communities. Stagecoach students predominantly come from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Indian School and Santa Fe public schools, Santa Fe Community College, University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College, and local Pueblo communities. 

 
 
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