Italy Series Research/ June 19 by Jocelyn Jansons

In June, I spent two weeks in Italy researching and scouting for the upcoming series that Laurence Dumortier and I have written… we are excited to be at this point in the project’s development. Stay tuned here for updates!

NMGMM on TV! by Jocelyn Jansons

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Producer Barb Odell and I, along with New Mexico Girls Make Movies screenwriting competition 1st runners-up, Sam Jeffries and Austin Tackman, were thrilled to appear on the KRQE Morning Show to promote our upcoming programs, including our new Film Education Scholarship Fund and PA Training Program! Thanks to Kristen Currie for having us on!

New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) PA Training Workshop in ABQ! by Jocelyn Jansons

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So thrilled that NMGMM producer Barb Odell and I got to mentor these amazing young women at our first New Mexico Girls Make Movies Production Assistant Training Workshop, hosted by Su Hudson at the Public Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA). On Day 1, The NMGMM Mentees trained to be set ready and on Day 2, they put their skills to the test on the New Mexico Women in Film (NMWIF) PSA shoot for Enlace Comunitario, a not-for-profit that prevents domestic violence. What an incredible weekend!

CineFesta Los Angeles by Jocelyn Jansons

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Happy to meet up with this fabulous writer, Laurence Dumortier, at CineFesta Italia in Los Angeles. Thanks to Luca Ceccarelli for hosting.  Stay tuned for an upcoming project from me and LD soon!

New Mexico Film Foundation Workshop by Jocelyn Jansons

Loved teaching my Directing for Screenwriters workshop for the New Mexico Film Foundation last Saturday.  The students had the opportunity to work with our four talented actors to stage their scenes and see them come to life!  Thanks Dirk Norris, Aaron Leventman, Danette Sills, Sicily Ranieri, and Liam O'Brien! 

 

NMGMM at the SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL by Jocelyn Jansons

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I am so excited about our upcoming New Mexico Girls Make Movies Event at the Santa Fe Film Festival!  We are presenting the premiere of our 2017 short film, Bottled Up, written and directed by our NMGMM grant winner Sara Casaus and crewed by our wonderful mentees and their professional female mentors.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion called Empowering Women in the New Mexico Film Industry.  Sara and our finalists, as well as our DP Diana De Aguinaga, our Production Designer Kendra Tuthill, and two of our judges, Trish Lopez and Laura Zak will be on hand for the conversation.  Join us at the CCA in Santa Fe on Saturday, February 10!  Visit www.santafefilmfestival.com for more details.  A big thanks to Aaron Leventman and NaNi Rivera for including us.

George RR Martin Award by Jocelyn Jansons

Just found this cool article in Local Flavor with a shout out from Dirk Norris of the New Mexico Film Foundation for the Wolf reading and New Mexico Girls Make Movies.  Interesting story of George RR Martin's impact on the Santa Fe arts community.  Click the image to read.

The big night  - when I won the George RR Martin Screenwriters Award for Wolf with George RR Martin and Dirk Norris (The New Mexico Film Foundation). So grateful to these two gentlemen.

The big night  - when I won the George RR Martin Screenwriters Award for Wolf with George RR Martin and Dirk Norris (The New Mexico Film Foundation). So grateful to these two gentlemen.

Wolf Staged Reading by Jocelyn Jansons

I can't believe it's been a year since the Wolf staged reading for the George RR Martin Award!  With this new website, I've got a lot of back posting to do. Here's a great article about the event from Tripp Stelnicki and the Santa Fe New Mexican.   Working on funding for the film - hoping to shoot in 2018!  Click on the photo below to link to the article.

Hanging with the amazing Wolf reading cast... Khaliya Kimberlie, Jenny Gabrielle, Dino Kelly, Forrest Goodluck, and MorningStar Angeline.  Photo by Linda Carfagno.

Hanging with the amazing Wolf reading cast... Khaliya Kimberlie, Jenny Gabrielle, Dino Kelly, Forrest Goodluck, and MorningStar Angeline.  Photo by Linda Carfagno.