GRRM Screenwriting Grant

NMFFI’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)!

Bonus video below: my wife Carolyn Miller, my colleague Hank Rogerson and myself at the event where the grant was unveiled.

Podcast/Archived Broadcast of New Mexico Film Works Available

Podcast iconThe archived broadcast (i.e., podcast) of the April 18, 2013 (and April 20, 2013 rebroadcast) of New Mexico Film Works is now available.

Listen to it and you’ll get a whole hour of studio arts major Jessica Minnich, studio arts professor Tom Miller and yours truly discussing Santa Fe University‘s Outdoor Vision Fest with host Dirk Norris of the New Mexico Film Office. Installations galore, preferred Twitter hashtag (#ovf2013), food trucks, the OVF origin story, and more. Hope you enjoy, and that you’ll come on down to OVF if you’re within driving distance on April 26.