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Briefs 03-13-14

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By The Staff

New Mexico Film Foundation announces media project

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Foundation, in partnership with the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts, and the New Mexico Tourism Department, will seek submissions from the New Mexico public to complete a media project, “Life in New Mexico,” beginning Saturday.
“The purpose of this project is to bring attention to the post production process that is part of the New Mexico film industry,” said Dirk Norris, President of the New Mexico Film Foundation, “and to highlight the New Mexico men and women who work in this area of filmmaking.”
All residents will be invited to submit three-minute video clips about living in New Mexico from the mundane to the spectacular. All types of video will be accepted but must meet content requirements. Video from people of all walks of life in New Mexico is of interest. The submitted films will be given to professional post-production companies in New Mexico for them to compile in order to promote their expertise and abilities in editing. Post-production professionals have the choice to edit any or all footage accepted for the project and online voting will be conducted to determine audience favorites.
Basic guidelines are as follows:
• Must be a New Mexico resident to enter a video. Multiple submissions accepted.
• Videos must be three minutes or less in length, uploaded to Vimeo, You Tube, or other video supported website, then sent as email link via application process between March 15-30.
• Accepted clips will meet production value standards and family friendly content.
• Submitter owns the rights to the clip. Release forms will be signed if clip is accepted.
• Entrants whose submissions are accepted will be asked to provide original footage by weblink. Those accepted will be advised in late April.
• Free to enter. Submission window will be open Saturday through March 31. Check nmfilmfoundation.org for additional details and updates.
For more information about the New Mexico Film Foundation, the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts and the New Mexico Tourism Department, visit their respective websites at: nmfilmfoundation.org, nmpost.org, filmvideoarts.org, and newmexico.org.

Baskin-Robbins celebrates re-opening in Española

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced the grand re-opening of its location in Española, 1111 N. Riverside Drive. To celebrate, Baskin-Robbins local franchisees Richard and Valerie Serna will host a community-wide celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
To show their commitment to the community, the Sernas will be partnering with The Family YMCA by donating $250 to the organization.
This festive event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. with local VIPs, including District Councilors John Hernandez and Elaine Herrera. During the party, guests will enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, live entertainment, fun giveaways and great deals courtesy of Baskin-Robbins and local franchisees, the Sernas.
To thank community members for their support, the Sernas will be presenting The Family YMCA with a check donation at the store’s Grand Re-Opening celebration for its work in the Española community.
“Española is such a great city full of friendly and welcoming residents and the local community has shown great support for the brand,” said Valerie Serna. “I am excited to celebrate the grand re-opening with local residents and The Family YMCA.”

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