A big, big welcome to Santa Fe Studios, which opened this week with 175 people at the ribbon-cutting, complete with mariachis and a champagne buffet. The first phase has opened with two 18,000 sq. ft. soundstages and 24,000 sq. ft. of production offices. Studio representatives from Warner Bros., ABC, Fox and Sony were on hand for the opening, according to The Santa Fe New Mexican. We’re glad to have Lance, Jason, and Conrad Hool here bringing more filmmaking!
The Tony Hillerman Writers Conference is taking place at the Hotel Santa Fe from November 10-12. It kicks off with a writing workshop with the vivacious mystery writer Sandi Ault. Other highlights include a panel on Building Tension with the talented Jo-Ann Mapson, the lively sounding Friday night Flash Critiques with David Morrell and Ault, and Saturday’s seminar on Queries to Seduce an Editor/Agent. Day passes are available (www.wordharvest.com).