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Maniatis named NM Film Office director

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 New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary-designate Jon Barela announced that Nick Maniatis has been named director of the New Mexico Film Office.
Maniatis previously served as the executive director of the New Mexico Independent Power Producers. He has worked on many films in New Mexico and was an appointed board member of the New Mexico Film and Media Advisory Board from 2002-09. He also was a board member of the Digital Film Institute from 2003-10.
“Nick has deep knowledge of the film landscape in New Mexico and with his leadership, we’re looking forward to the film industry continuing to be an important part of the state’s economy,” said Secretary-designate Barela.
Maniatis worked as a producer and stage manager on several short films and TV pilots throughout his career, including “Grace Under Fire” (1995-96), “World War II: When Lions Roared” (1994), “A Different World” (1992-93), and “Candid Camera” (1991-92).
He also was a production assistant coordinator for “The Annual Grammy Awards” in 1990. Maniatis is a member of the Director’s Guild.
“I’m looking forward to working with film and media companies to build and grow a sustainable industry here in New Mexico,” Maniatis said.
“New Mexico is a wonderful location for the film industry; we have the climate, culture and a talented and experienced workforce.”
Maniatis is a 1988 graduate of the University of Redlands, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in business administration.