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Women in Film: The New Landscape

Thursday Sept 26, 2019

800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: (505) 222-8736




Ivan Wiener

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A panel discussion showcasing the diversity of women in the film industry and the ongoing challenges faced in the workplace.


Join us for this free panel discussion sponsored by SAG-AFTRA, New Mexico Women in Film and Airport Meet & Greet Services by Reel Solutions.


AFMX is proud to showcase the diversity of women in the film industry and the ongoing challenges faced in the workplace. How much has changed since the #MeToo movement came to the forefront? Join us as talented women bring their voices to the table in an effort to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of this changing creative landscape and environment.

Panel members include:

Geri Lynn Matthews - Moderator

Geri Lynn is it accomplished Social Worker; documentary filmmaker and board member of New Mexico Women In Film...Six days after 911 she traveled back to her hometown, New York City to supervise a counseling unit for the FDNY for four years...upon returning to New Mexico she became a documentary filmmaker exposing social issues in order to create policy change. She appeared in The Invisible War documentary which was up for an Academy award in 2012 and Produced / Co-Directed the documentary Justice Denied... both films highlight rape in the US military. Justice Denied screened at the US Senate and the Pentagon. She has worked with Senator Gillibrand to help pass legislation protecting our service members from this hideous epidemic. She embodies the true essence of advocacy and filmmaking.

Geri Lynn is a contributing director to the International environmental Documentary Film project entitled “A Living Tree, Means a Living Planet”; created and directed by Khalid Mokadmine of Morocco. The doc is set to release in September 2019. The film was a collaborative effort, with contributors to the documentary from around the globe.

Pat Gaston

Lieutenant Colonel Gaston (Ret) has resided in NM for 20 years. She started as an extra while on active duty in "The Renaissance Man" directed by Penny Marshall, whom she met during filming at FT. Jackson, SC. After moving to Albuquerque, she caught the acting bug again taking part as an extra in seven movies and television series e.g. "Better Call Saul", "Independence Day II", and "In Plain Sight". 

Barbara Bentree

Barbara is an award-winning vocalist who worked for two decades in Los Angeles. Bentree took First Place in the prestigious Hennessey Jazz Search with her acapella vocal group TERRA NOVA. Barbara has directed theatre companies and produced music for television shows, most notably as a part of The New Mickey Mouse Club production team on The Disney Channel where she auditioned and cast Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and many others. Bentree previously directed and produced a documentary film titled "My Choice" about women's reproductive issues and another film titled "Should You Go?" about High School Reunions. Ms. Bentree has served on the Board for New Mexico Women In Film and has been a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is currently working on her 4th Documentary film.

Nadine Nagamatsu

Nadine resides in Albuquerque, NM. She is a graduate from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts with an Atmospheric Science degree from Thomas Edison State College. Prior to a career dedicated to the arts and entertainment industry, she served 6 years in the U.S. Navy and traveled the world. Lived in Japan, Italy, Mississippi, San Diego, New York and her roots in Washington. She's performed in multiple commercials/industrials, short/feature films, and print campaigns...and wears many hats in the Film industry, from wardrobe, to producing. Nadine is always searching for her next project to make her laugh, cry, cringe and serve as a peephole into the secret lives of women everywhere. Her insatiable search for truth furthers her craft and prompts her life-long education.

Linda McDill

Linda combines her experience in the businesses of music, entertainment and film. As a principal partner in Big Productions SW in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she serves the film music industry with negotiation skills, working knowledge of contracts, entertainment law and her worldwide network of industry contacts and friends. Her love and understanding of music and film are invaluable assets to her clients and the film composers she represents.

In addition to her work with Big Productions, Linda produces CinemaScope, a weekly radio program concerning all aspects of the New Mexico Film Industry. Once a month, she hosts Music in the Movies, featuring film music and interviews with composers.

Otgadahe Whitman Fox

Otgadahe Whitman-Fox is a board member at The New Mexico Women in Film. Otgadahe works in front of and behind the camera as an actress and Producer. She has worked with many film festivals in New Mexico and has accompanied The Women in Film & Television International to the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 & 2019. Otgadahe Whitman-Fox is Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara from The Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota and advocates to tell the real storylines for Natives in the film industry.

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