These qualified judges will be looking over the Official Selections for Filmstock New Mexico, and will be discussing and conferring which films will win which awards among them! Read more about the judges and their impressive track record below, and we'll see you at Filmstock New Mexico on September 5th & 6th at the KiMo, and for a Santa Fe Encore! on September 7th!
Currently serving as President of New Mexico Women In Film, Linda also produces Cinema Scope (KSFR-FM), a weekly radio program concerning all aspects of the New Mexico Film Industry. She works as music supervisor and music licensing agent for independent films in NM, offering experience and a worldwide network for music and composers. She holds a permanent position on the Board of Directors of the Houston Community College Music Department, where she helped create and implement a Music Business Degree program. As former State President of the Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals, she remains on their Board of Presidents and maintains an active presence on the Musicians Benevolent Society Board of Directors since 1996. Linda is listed in the Who's Who Registry of Worldwide Business Leaders and is one of Music Women International's Women to Watch.
Vivian Nesbitt is a third generation actor with theater credits that include George Street Play House (NJ), The Pittsburgh Public (PA) and Roundabout Theatre (Broadway). The Bark & The Tree, her debut work as a playwright and solo performer was honored with two awards at United Solo NYC 2013, for Best Documentary Play and Best Lighting Design for Karen Perlow. A member of the SAG/AFTRA, Vivian has been a guest on Manhattan (directed by Chris Misiano, playing opposite John Benjamin Hickey) Breaking Bad (opposite Emmy Award winners Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn), Longmire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wild Fire, and In Plain Sight. Film: Things People Do, with Wes Bentley, Banshee Chapter with Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow). She recently wrote and starred in her first short film due out in the Fall. Vivian owns Sol Acting Academy where she teaches. Sol Acting Academy serves over 400 students a year, ranging in age from 3 - 93. She is also co-executive director of the nationally syndicated public radio program Art of the Song Creativity Radio with her husband John Dillon.
Talia is an attorney at The Bennett Law Group in Santa Fe with a focus on employment, contracts, copyright and non-profit law; she is a member of both the New Mexico and Maryland bar associations. Talia is also President and Founder of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, an advocacy non-profit organization that provides artists, filmmakers and arts organizations with clinical legal assistance and legal/business training to help them become more competent in the non-artistic aspects of creativity. Talia also teaches as UNM Continuing Education and lectures on creative business matters throughout the United States. Talia serves on several boards in New Mexico, including Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the New Mexico Bar, New Mexico Film Foundation, and is Chair of Outreach for the Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries. Talia has also served on the boards of Creative Santa Fe, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship and Warehouse 21. Talia will be honored by the Mayor of Santa Fe for her excellence in the Arts this October.