I’ve been contributing a bit of time to the New Mexico Film Foundation to help the Foundation launch a new screenwriting grant (generously underwritten by novelist/screenwriter George R.R. Martin, a Santa Fe resident himself) — expressly for New Mexico residents working in the science fiction and fantasy genres.
You can enjoy Foundation director Dirk Norris’s live unveiling of the grant here. Deadline for submissions is September 15, and one very talented entrant will be winning the grant in early November to help him/her complete and polish an original feature film or television pilot script. Full details on the grant webpage referred to in paragraph 1.
Good luck to all the entrants (and who knows? — some of them may be my students)!