Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

ENMU Film program receives donation from NBCUniversal

PORTALES (KSEL)- Eastern New Mexico University’s digital filmmaking program received a $17,000 donation from NBCUniversal through the New Mexico Film Office Give Back Program.

Todd Christenson, director of the New Mexico Film Office, toured the campus, visited classrooms and presented the check to the program on Jan. 14. The presentation was attended by New Mexico State Senator Stuart Ingle, ENMU President Jeff Elwell and members of the campus community, including film students and faculty.

“We are immensely pleased to be receiving this donation from NBCUniversal through the New Mexico Film Office Give Back Program. These funds will go toward meeting the financial needs of our students through scholarships, grants and other assistance that will aid them in the production of their student films and acquiring important industry internships,” – Neil Rutland, chair of the Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking at ENMU.

The ENMU digital filmmaking program provides a comprehensive education in all facets of the art. Students study the disciplines of acting, directing, visual design, sound design and screenwriting, as well as the technical requirements of camera operation, lighting, sound recording and postproduction.