Sunday, July 2, 2017

Investment Management Request

Hello dear,
Greetings from Syria!!
My name is Hala, a Widower from Aleppo Syria but now living in Syrian city of Azaz refugee camp near the Syrian–Turkish border.
Why I'm contacting you is to know if you can assist me secure my future and help me move out of Syria. I need your assistance to
transfer funds left behind by my late husband to you in order to enable you assist me leave Syria as I don't know how much longer
I can survive here. As a Syrian Christain, we have nowhere in the Middle East were we can go to be wholly free of persecution.
Even before the war started, we Syrian Christians are disowned by Our Fatherland.
My husband was killed in the Battle of Aleppo in October 2015 after the Syrian government forces and its allies launched their
large-scale southern Aleppo offensive just nearly a year after our wedding.
I will give more details when you respond by return email
Kind regards,
Hala Basil
Azaz, Syria

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Outdoor Vision Fest this Friday at SFUAD

This week's Outdoor Vision Fest (#OVF2012) at the Santa Fe University of Visual Arts is shaping up as a can't miss event, showcasing the work of students, visitors and folks from the Redfish Group and Lumenscapes. Please check it out, share and attend!

Students and contributors to Santa Fe University's annual Outdoor Vision Fest will present some of their cutting-edge environmental projection work at Santa Fe Complex and discuss their process and discoveries with interested New Mexico media and high-tech professionals and artists, in an evening designed to stimulate the imagination and build the community of 21st century media artists in northern New Mexico.

Contributors will include visiting artists from Istanbul Bilgi University, who have been invited to create a stunning installation combining computer-generated projections with sound.

There's a great write-up w/ photos, etc. in the current Santa Fe Reporter at: 

And you can go (a bit) behind the scenes with student talks and demos this Wednesday night at the Santa Fe Software Developers Meetup: 

For more info on Outdoor Vision Fest, please visit:

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NM FILM OFFICE: Southern NM Town Halls & more!

From the NM Film Office:

Hello everyone!

Check out this week's press regarding our upcoming Film Industry Town Halls in Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Roswell – and the latest NM-made production, Blaze You Out.  Also, tune in to "NM Film Works" radio this weekend for a program on upcoming industry events taking place in October!


Be well,


Hear us on the radio:  SANTA FE: Sat @ 11am on 1260AM | ABQ: Sun @ 12 noon on 1350AM  & online at


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September 27, 2011                                                                                                                                                   505.476.5611


New Mexico Film Office Announces Statewide

Film Industry Town Halls


SANTA FE—The New Mexico Film Office today announced a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled to take place across the state, beginning with Southern New Mexico in October.  Director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the New Mexico film industry – including an update about 2011 legislation, the outlook going forward, and opportunities and training available to New Mexicans.  The meetings are also intended to provide an open forum for the new Director to learn about educational programs, film related businesses, and issues of concern for each community.  The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public.  


The first three Town Hall meetings will take place October 17, 18 and 19 in Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Roswell, respectively.  The New Mexico Film Office will take questions from the audience and will collaborate with local chambers of commerce and schools in conducting these events.


"We are working to make sure that New Mexicans across the state have a chance to be a part of this exciting and growing industry," said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office.  "Through these town halls, we are reaching out to residents around New Mexico to create a dialogue about how we can help each other in representing our communities."


The first series of these meetings will take place as follows:


LAS CRUCES: Monday, October 17th – 6:30pm

Doña Ana Community College Auditorium

2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd

Las Cruces, NM  880012

Contact: Matthew Byrnes at


RUIDOSO: Tuesday, October 18th – 6:30pm

Spencer Theatre

108 Spencer Rd.
Alto, NM 88312
(575) 336-4800

Contact: Dirk Norris at


ROSWELL: Wednesday, October 19th – 5:30pm

Roswell Chamber of Commerce

131 West 2nd Street
Roswell, NM 88201-4703
Contact: Kathleen Curtis at | (575) 623-5695

"We have a strong and vibrant independent film industry throughout the state, with a top-notch digital media circuit in Southern New Mexico.  We look forward to learning more about their work and supporting their efforts in any way we can," said Trish Lopez of the NM Film Office.

There is no RSVP necessary to attend any of the Town Hall meetings and the NM Film Office encourages the surrounding communities to come out and participate in the discussion.  The expected time frame for each is approximately two hours with Q&A.  Future Town Hall meetings will be scheduled in other cities in early 2012.  The New Mexico Film Office conducts regular visits to communities across New Mexico each year during conferences, seminars, and as part of its annual tour of winning films through its NM Filmmakers Showcases.

For more information on the 2011 Film Industry Town Hall meetings and other NM Film Office announcements, please visit or call (505) 476-5611.






The New Mexico Film Office Announces Feature Film,

Blaze You Out, Shooting in New Mexico 

SANTA FE —Nick Maniatis, the New Mexico Film Office director, announced today that the feature film, Blaze You Out, is shooting for four weeks in New Mexico. The production began principal photography in Rio Arriba County and will employ at least 80 crew members and more than 100 principal and background talent from New Mexico.

"We are very proud to announce this particular film as the writers, directors, producers and local stars are all homegrown talent," said Nick Maniatis.  "From conception to creation, these are New Mexicans creating jobs for New Mexicans."

The film is co-written and directed by Espanola Valley native, Diego Joaquin Lopez, and local New Mexican resident, Mateo Frazier. Diego and Mateo began their creative partnership in 2009 on the award-winning short film Torcida.  Both bring a wide range of experience to the project and have helped to define the burgeoning film and television movement in New Mexico by writing and directing locally based stories.

The production team includes: producer, Alicia Keyes Touche, executive producer, Peter Touche (Goats) of Sandia Media, co-producers Brent Morris (Monster, Smoke Signals) and O'Shea Read and associate producer, Kerith Lemon.  Alicia Keyes Touche of Sandia Productions stated that, "We are excited to be a part of a new wave of filmmakers who are unearthing contemporary stories that draw from the rich culture and history of New Mexico. We feel blessed to be able to live, work and create in New Mexico."  Blaze You Out is the first feature produced by Sandia Productions. 

Blaze You Out features New Mexico talents Jeremy Ray Valdez (Constantine, La Mission and Walkout) and Raoul Trujillo (Cowboy's and Aliens).  Other cast members include Veronica Diaz-Carranza (Mamitas, Taco Shop), Melissa Cordero (Language of a Broken Heart), award-winning actress Elizabeth Pena (Jacob's Ladder, The Incredibles, Tortilla Soup), Mark Adair Rios (Along Came Polly) and Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World, Princess Kaiulani).  Local supporting cast members include Diego Joaquin Lopez, Ryan Begay, Juliet Lopez, Omar Paz Trujillo, Jose Griego, Arianna Rodriguez, Jeremiah Bitsui and Manny Chavez.

Blaze You Out tells the story of Lupe, an aspiring DJ, and her sister Alicia; two young women struggling to make a living in the Esperanza Valley, a community that has been suffocated by generations of heroin use.  Ever since the death of their parents, Lupe has looked out for her rebellious sister and kept her on track.  When Alicia suddenly disappears, Lupe is forced into the heart of the town's dark underworld.  She quickly discovers that in order to survive and save the person that matters most, she must not only harness the power that exists within her, but also that surrounds her.

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Trish Lopez

New Mexico Film Office

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WedTech TODAY @ Noon w/ Steve: Ambient Projects

TODAY at noon at the Santa Fe Complex, a special look at some of the ultra cool work Stephen Guerin and the gang at the Santa Fe Complex are doing. As this is a late addition, we don't have pre-registration set-up (I suggest you bring your own lunch), but I'll encourage you to say hi at the facebook & event pages:

This is cutting edge stuff, don't miss it!


"Recent Ambient Projects"

Stephen Guerin 

Wednesday, 31Aug 

Noon - 1:30pm


Stephen and project team members will present their recent progress with several related projects, including camera/projector interactions, mapping data onto 3D city models, mobile devices used to navigate projected media, and experiments with the the Microsoft Kinect. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

REMINDER: Sony ABQ Showcase Wednesday August 24th, 2011

Hi everyone... 

The New Mexico Post Alliance is pleased to be part of this SONY/AVID event.  We hope to see you on the 24th at Mesa Del Sol!
You may have received this already but we have changed the date for the Sony Showcase to Wednesday August 24th, 2011, same agenda.  I hope to see you there!!
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We're Rolling Out the Red Carpet!

Don't miss this great opportunity to see product from NAB and participate in workshops on the industry's latest trends.

What: Sony Production Workflow
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Where: UNM - IFDM Facility Mesa del Sol
5700 W. University Blvd, Bldg B
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Highlighting 35mm Super camcorders the PMW-F3 XDCAM and the new NEX-FS100 NXCAM. Check-out the latest in display technology and see the award winning OLED monitors. AVID will be presenting their newest technology covering AMA, Phrasefind and their new I/O options.

Show Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am: Coffee and Chat.
Come early to look at equipment and talk to Sony Engineers one on one.
9:00am – 10:30am: Things to Consider Before Buying a Camera.
10:30 – 11:30am: Sony's Super 35mm. The latest in filmmaking cameras.
11:30am – 12:30pm: AVID covering AMA, Phrasefind and their new I/O options.
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (Please RSVP).
12:30pm – 1:30pm: The new black. Why OLED is a superior display technology.
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Hands on Demonstration and Q&A Session.

We will have limited seating so RSVP's are required.
To RSVP, please send an email to, or call (720) 379-8603. Lunch will be catered.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Future of Film & Digital Media (7/21)

Hi everyone -- I hope you're all enjoying the summer!

I think the jury's still out on the full effects of changes to New Mexico's film incentive programs, but the concerted efforts of many groups and key stakeholders this past session delivered a strong message that not only are we vocal, but we can also work together.  The voice of the business community - both businesses working directly in media and those whose revenues are more than significantly impacted by our industry - has never been more important.

That business (and investment) discussion is the focus of the Coronado Ventures Forum's annual film and digital media event -- and now features incoming NM Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis. I hope you'll consider attending!


Coronado Ventures Forum

Sunday, July 17, 2011


July 21, 2011: Film/Digital Media

The State of the New Mexico Film Industry – What are the terms of the new legislation as it relates to production, logistics and raising of capital?

We have made a few corrections and included our esteemed moderator and panel members below.

On July 21, CVF will host a panel discussion focusing on New Mexico's film industry.

Eric Witt, former head of Motion Picture Association of NM and advisor to Gov. Bill Richardson.

Brian Egolf, State Representative, District 47
Thomas Clifford, Policy and Research Director, NM Taxation and Revenue Dept.
Alton Walpole, CEO, Mountainair Films
Jason Hool, President, Santa Fe Film Studios.

Read the full details on our website.

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm Cocktails
6:30-8 pm Panel Discussion
Venue: The Inn at the Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Directions: Map
Cost: $22.50 in advance (credit card payments); $25 at the door (cash and check only).
Advance registration ends Wednesday, July 20 at midnight!

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We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Albuquerque Film Festival Call for Commercials!

Hello Friends of AFF!

Please see information below and attached for the AFF Commercial Spot Challenge.

We look forward to seeing some crazy, cool commercials.
Please forward to anyone and everyone you think may be interested!

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Don't miss this incredible opportunity to create a 25-second commercial about The Albuquerque Film Festival which will air on Comcast Cable throughout New Mexico and Southern Colorado!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER also receives:
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS throughout the Festival
- A chance to meet celebrities, actors, filmmakers and Hollywood Insiders at all film festival screenings, events, workshops, panels and parties!

Submission Deadline is July 22, 2011


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Executive Director, NM Technology Council
"Growing Tech Business in New Mexico"
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