On this episode of CinemaScope Co-Hosts Milton Riess & Jim Wysong talk with James Lujan, Chair of the Cinematic Arts and Technology at IAIA, about the cool new programs that will be held at IAIA this semester. 

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Hailing from New Mexico and Los Angeles, Michelle Tomlinson is an award-winning actress, acting teacher and director.

A 2020 recipient of the bronze Best Director & Best Web/TV Pilot Award for the Palm City Film Festival for her narrative directing debut, Deeply Superficial, Tomlinson loves working behind and in front of the camera.

Tomlinson is in post-production with the documentary she directed titled Edge, which centers around Native American language preservation with producing partner Lori Bowen and former Governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, James Mountain and the New Mexico Film Foundation.
Projects in development and pre-production include the feature films Portales and The Penny. She's also working on an untitled rom-com she’s writing with Mary McDonald, which is nearing final script.

Working weekly with actors, Tomlinson coaches and teaches actors from ages 8 to 80 and every skill set level. Tomlinson believes in teaching not only the craft of acting and booking acting jobs, but the philosophy and business of what it takes to work in this industry. She uses a holistic approach that she applies in her private acting sessions and workshops.
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This week's interview includes New Mexico local producer and Executive Director of the New Mexico Film Foundation, Terry Futschik. Her projects include producing Behind the Yellow House (directed by Joel Vallie) and Baron and Toluca (directed by and starring Brendan Fehr). She has been immersed in the local independent film industry and has a passion and commitment for the advancement of women and youth in film.


Learn about upcoming events by the New Mexico Film Foundation and find out more information at

About Royd McCargish: Tune in to Cinema Scope for a conversation with local New Mexico actor and producer Royd McCargish. Royd has been acting for many years and has executive produced two feature films, available on Amazon Prime. His work includes Back to Billy, The Final Trial of Billy the Kid and 30 Seconds in Hell.


Royd is an all rounder with lots of experience in different aspects of filmmaking, from crafty, location scouting, set construction, producing and more.

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 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Executive Director Ivan Wiener
In this episode, we're speaking with Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) Executive Director Ivan Wiener about this year's event, which will be in person as well as online September 13-18. The event, ranked by FilmFreeway as one of the top 50 festivals (out of 80,000) in the world worth the entry fee for filmmakers, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a significantly ramped up focus on its educational Center Stage Conversations. This year's Center Stage Conversations will welcome guest speakers and panelists working at the top of their craft in Hollywood and New Mexico.
This year also marks the return of in-person films, music and networking opportunities.
You can view AFMX's full schedule and purchase passes at
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Director & Producer Barbara Bentree
In this episode, we're chatting with Santa-Fe based award-winning director and producer Barbara Bentree about her approach to documentary filmmaking, her advice for funding and her advice to others considering documentary filmmaking. We're also chatting about her latest feature-length documentary, Origami in the Garden, which is taking the festival circuit by storm. Origami in the Garden is also an official selection for this year's Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, which takes place September 13—18. People can also catch the film at the John Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe on September 22.
Barbara's previous documentary, Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time, appeared in numerous film and music festivals all over the world and qualified for the 2019 Oscars and Grammy Awards.
Barbara is one-half of Jindojazz Productions, which she runs with her husband, multiple award-winning musician and producer John Rangel. Find out more about their work at Find out more about Origami in the Garden at
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