Movie makes hometown debut

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Memories came flooding back Thursday afternoon as Liz Eisenbraun sifted through photographs. Eisenbraun, film liaison for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said the pictures were taken when the movie “Believe in Me” was being filmed in the area. The walk down memory lane was prompted by the news the […]

‘Believe in Me’ to be released in March

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A movie about an Oklahoma high school basketball coach filmed mostly in the Clovis area is bound for a big-screen debut in March, according to movie officials. Filmed locally in October 2004, “Believe in Me” is being courted by several distribution companies, according to its director, Robert Collector. He said […]

ENMU kicks off Digital Cinema Arts degree program

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Digital Cinema Arts, a new degree program being offered at Eastern New Mexico University just approved this summer is starting to roll this fall. While ENMU has been teaching film related classes for the past 10 years, according to ENMU Professor of Art Greg Erf, the idea of putting […]

Movie Scenes to be shot in area in September

Freedom Newspapers Local residents can expect to see a film production crew around town in September, according to the film’s location manager. R. Michael Charske confirmed Wednesday he scouted several locations throughout Clovis for the movie “Seasons of Dust.” “I looked at tons of locations,” Charske said, “but no contracts have been issued.” The movie […]

Regents OK film major

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer It’s lights, camera, action in Portales, now that Eastern New Mexico University Regents approved a new film major, which will have 33 core classes, to its curriculum. During Saturday’s meeting regents approved a film degree program that students can enroll in this fall. Robert Vartabedian, ENMU vice president for […]

Clovis being considered for movie location

Freedom Newspapers Clovis is being considered as a site for a movie called “Seasons of Dust,” Mayor David Lansford said. Set in 1930, the movie will portray an Oklahoma farming family forced to move to the city after being unable to eke out a living due to dust storms. Lansford said Clovis is being considered […]

Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2006

Reader says column unfair Dear Editor: Regarding Sunday’s column by Karl Terry on Portales’ Maypole tradition: Each person is entitled to his/her own opinion about events. It’s obvious that when the girl called Terry about winding the Maypole years ago, he should have said, “No.” I found Terry’s remarks about Barbara George to be rude, […]

Photography technology gives new vision to local hobbyist

Mr. Chandler is a weekend photographer from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Janet Taylor-Birkey While Rick Chandler spends his work day at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron office, much of his free time is spent playing in a bluegrass band, doing leather work and taking shots at just about anything that will stand still. While […]

Richardson promotes renewable energy, film

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Renewable fuel and film. Gov. Bill Richardson is optimistic New Mexico can be a key state for both, and he highlighted Tucumcari’s role during a Monday town hall meeting. Richardson spoke to a packed crowd at the Tucumcari Convention Center’s meeting room, where the governor heard concerns on […]

Movie hits big screen

By Eric Butler “Believe In Me” has hit the big screen. The movie, primarily filmed in Clovis and Portales in the fall of 2004, debuted Tuesday at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California. It was screened again on Wednesday. “Believe In Me,” one of about 30 presentations on Tuesday, is getting favorable response […]

City council approves 28-lot subdivision

By Tony Parra Portales city councilors approved a preliminary plat Tuesday for a housing development which would have 28 lots in Portales. Larry Combs, the Portales developer, is proposing a housing subdivision for property located on West 22nd Street abutting the northeast portion of Yucca subdivision. There are approximately 28 lots on the 8.25 acres. […]

Oct. 13 Local Briefs

Group to discuss preparedness The Roosevelt County Democratic Women will sponsor a luncheon for the Democratic Party at noon on Monday at the Territorial House. Chuck Haman will speak about Emergency Preparedness in Roosevelt County. Everyone is welcome to attend this dutch-treat luncheon. There will also be the classic Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes […]

Film pros capture moments

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A family member can film a wedding but having the wedding filmed professionally may be worth the extra cost for a treasured moment for the bride and groom to view the rest of their lives. Entrepreneurs from a business in Portales are making that attempt. Paul Hunton and his wife […]

Local Brief 9-16

Group to present film Friends for Democracy will present “Beyond the Patriot Act,” a 30-minute film by Robert Greenwald at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library. There will be free popcorn and discussion following the showing of the film.

‘Believe in Me’ nearing end of production

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Making a feature-length film is a long, drawn-out process. That’s according to independent film producer John Manulis, who aided in the production of the movie “Believe in Me” in Clovis and Portales last year, and is now working in post-production to get the film perfected. “The process itself might be […]

Homans makes stop in southeastern New Mexico

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By David Irvin Movies and cheese were the main topics of conversation Thursday when area offficials met with the state’s top economic development official. Homans was on hand at a presentation for the Yam Theater in Portales, less than an hour after speaking with Clovis and Curry County officials about how eastern New Mexico can […]

Filming could come to Portales

By Tony Parra Hollywood has its eye on Portales again. Mayor Orlando Ortega said he toured the city on Friday with film scouts for a $70 million drama called “Every Word is True.” The movie is based on Truman Capote’s experiences researching his book, “In Cold Blood,” which tells the story of murder in Kansas […]

New movie could be filmed in Clovis

By Mike Linn Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline and Ashley […]

Oct. 17 Faith Triumphant News

Football Saturday at Conqueror Field vs. San Jon, 2 p.m.; Oct. 29 at Conqueror Field vs. Midland Trinity, noon; Nov. 6th at Conqueror Field vs. Holy Cross, noon.   Film class The film class is currently working on their documentary on Roosevelt County. Please call the office if you might have any information pertaining to […]

Portales teenagers screen film at Clovis festival

By Tova Fruchtman Two 14 year-old Portales High School students started Wizard Productions when they were in third grade. By sixth grade they had an editing program on their computer, and now the two and more than 10 of their friends have produced a 90-minute feature film. Philip Harrell and Sam Pool’s film “Walking Dead” […]