Paula Amanda J.D. ’79 was named associate chair of the moving image arts department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Amanda, director of Garson Studios on the campus since 2009, will continue in that role. Over the past 12 months, she served as the film department’s assistant chair. During Amanda’s tenure, Garson Studios has attracted several films and television productions, most recently the upcoming series “Longmire” on A&E; it also has postproduction facilities and has hosted the films “No Country for Old Men,” “Brothers,” “Cowboys & Aliens” and “City Slickers.”
Amanda also is responsible for the film department’s internship program, where she helped place hundreds of students in commercial and independent feature and documentary films. She has served as a juror at Regards sur le Cinéma due Monde, one of France’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals.
Amanda is also president and co-founder of New West Media Foundation, a nonprofit that supports independent documentary filmmaking. She is in postproduction on her latest documentary, “The Headman,” shot in Indonesia in 2010.