6:50 pm - 06/09/2014

George R.R. Martin starts NM screenwriting grant

“Game of Thrones” author and Santa Fe resident George R.R. Martin gave a donation to start a screenwriting award to the New Mexico Film Foundation.

Dirk Norris, President and Executive Director of the New Mexico Film Foundation announced the availability of an annual, $5.000 screenwriters grant made possible by Martin.

The submission process will open on June 14 and run until Sept. 15. To enter, you must be a New Mexico resident, 18 years old and not a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.

“The New Mexico Film Foundation is excited and honored to be working with George in this way,” said Norris, “and appreciate his generosity in helping the independent film community in New Mexico.”

Scripts must be for a feature length film or original Television Pilot, in the Science Fiction or Fantasy genres. The application process will include a 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script. Information for submissions will be available on the New Mexico Film Foundation website beginning June 14 at www.nmfilmfoundation.org

The submission process will continue until Sept. 15 and the award will be announce in November.

The mission of the New Mexico Film Foundation is to help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial support and educational opportunities to New Mexico Independent filmmakers. The George RR Martin screenwriting grant is the first grant the New Mexico Film Foundation has offered.

frozenish 9th-Jun-2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
How many comments will it take before someone demands to know why he is doing this rather than writing the next dragon zombie ponderous philosophical conversation/gratuitous sex scene for game of thrones
frozenish 9th-Jun-2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
I mean, good for him though this sounds like a great opportunity.
funhouse 9th-Jun-2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
lmao that is why i came into the post
frozenish 9th-Jun-2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
I would say we should start a pool but it looks like the post is DOA. :(
swissbeauty23 10th-Jun-2014 12:17 am (UTC)
mirandastan 9th-Jun-2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Just watched the ep
goodbye my sweet wildling princess


Edited at 2014-06-09 11:17 pm (UTC)
piratesswoop 9th-Jun-2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
pay my student loans george
hjalmartazar 9th-Jun-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
i'm just here to say I LOVE NEW MEXICO
sitbashenjoi 9th-Jun-2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
My friend and her bf (her boyfriend made a movie that premiered in NM) met him over the weekend and had brunch together. He special-ordered his breakfast to be literally drenched in queso. She has pics, it's like fried meats and eggs FLOATING IN QUESO
frozenish 10th-Jun-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Dude knows how to live.
hateistoodark 9th-Jun-2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Di u guys see he joined Twitter? His replies must be a mess
swissbeauty23 10th-Jun-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
For a second I thought he'd started writing the book and I got excited.
korralin 10th-Jun-2014 05:44 am (UTC)
get crackin Georgie
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