Special Guest, Panelist

Hunt Baldwin
Photo credit: Mathieu Young/Netflix

Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Showrunner

Hunt Baldwin grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended Yale university, graduating in 1991, then returned to Chicago where he applied his hard won bachelor’s degree to his work playing guitar in a band called Famous Albanians. This led, as it so often does, to a suggestion from his parents that he get a job.

The job he got was in advertising. Hunt spent the next decade working for various advertising agencies in Chicago, writing TV commercials for Sears, Kraft, Reebok, Minute Maid, Motorola and many others. During that time Hunt’s parents retired and moved to Wyoming. Inspired by his parents bold move to pursue a life they loved,, Hunt decided to quit his job and move west to Los Angeles to write full-time.

After a few bumpy years of sporadic work, Hunt and his writing partner John Coveny were hired to write on the first season of TNT’s new show The Closer. Here that they not only found writing success, penning 13 episodes and eventually rising to the level of Co-Executive Producers, but they also met Greer Shephard. Together, they continue to develop shows, including the 2008 TNT show Trust Me and the current Netflix original series Longmire, set in his family’s adopted state of Wyoming.

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Tue
2018
5:30 pm Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe
Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join New Mexico Film Industry Tune Up Tuesday kick off event at Hotel Santa Fe in the Kiva ballroom. A special Guest to be announced!
Feb
9
Fri
2018
12:00 pm Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe
Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe | Nuevo Laredo | Tamaulipas | Mexico
Anyone can be taught to deliver a believable performance on camera, but not everyone can move an audience. In this intensive lecture and workshop award-winning film director Graham Cantwell will outline a system of working for the screen...
4:00 pm Women of a Certain Age in Film a... @ Hotel Santa Fe
Women of a Certain Age in Film a... @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Women of a Certain Age in Film and TV Panel @ Hotel Santa Fe | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE PANEL What are the growing opportunities for women over 50 in the Film and Television market? As more films are being written and directed by women, are the roles for older women becoming...
Feb
10
Sat
2018
11:30 am Panel: Empowering Women in the N... @ Center for Contemporary Arts
Panel: Empowering Women in the N... @ Center for Contemporary Arts
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Panel: Empowering Women in the New Mexico Film Industry @ Center for Contemporary Arts | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Featuring Mentors, Mentees, and Judges from the New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) program, this panel will focus on women starting out in the film industry or looking to move to next level. From networking and competitions to...
1:30 pm Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen
Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join Melanie Mayron will join SFFF Programmer Aaron Leventman for a discussion of her career followed by a conversation with the audience. Melanie Mayron  best known for her Emmy-winning role on TV’s Thirtysomething will be honored at the Santa Fe...