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“The Ridiculous Six”: Fist set pics

Adam Sandler Taylor Lautner filming in New Mexico OHI

The first pic of “Ridiculous 6”, filming in Santa Fe, New Mexico comes from the “Team Taylor Lautner” Facebook Fan Page. This photo of Adam Sandler on the first day of shooting along with a detailed chronology of Lautner sightings can be found on the page.

Filming on the Netflix western began last week and will continue through the beginning of May. The film is said to also star Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider, and Nick Nolte.

“Ridiculous 6″ will employ approximately 250 New Mexico actors and 200 local crew members (and undoubtedly drop mad cash on miscellaneous spends).

Related:

“Ridiculous Six” originally headed to NM back in 2013

OHI exclusively reported that the western was a go in late 2014

“Breaking Bad” Businesses: Dust-ups & Busts

Breaking Bad Business Pizza Place 1 OHI

Breaking Bad Business Pizza Place 2 OHI

Venezia’s is now Gino’s

Breaking Bad Business Car Wash OHI

Octopus is now Mister Car Wash

Breaking Bad Business Denny's OHI

Denny’s on Central CLOSED

Breaking Bad Business Twisters OHI

Twisters aka Pollos Hermanos SOLD

Breaking Bad Business Paul's Monterey OHI

Paul’s Monterey CLOSING

Gus’s Chicken Farm aka Cal-Maine Foods – Closed, 4’s Cabaret aka Chapter II Show Club – Closed, Uncle Jack’s Compound. Near Second St. and Los Ranchos – Demolished.

For more, nay, possibly every other Breaking Bad Filming location in New Mexico, visit the Marc Valdez Weblog/repository here.

Albuquerque Adult & Youth Actors Workshops

Faith Hibbs-Clark CSA, casting director and owner of Good Faith Casting, LLC of New Mexico will be teaching the following workshops in Albuquerque next month.

“Faith teaches from a very different perspective and if you think you have nothing else to learn, you are in for a big surprise! For more about Faith and Good Faith Casting go to goodfaithcasting.com or watch the Fox 10 news coverage of Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA or view credits at IMDB.com.

More than 80% of commercial jobs are principal non-speaking roles, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is low paying background work. Commercial jobs of this type can pay hundreds of thousands of dollars! Like everything else, there is a right and a wrong way to approach these types of jobs and knowing the tricks of the trade from a professional casting director who books actors for this type of work every week is priceless! Commercial casting credits include Skittles, Pepsi, Petsmart, JG Wentworth, Under Armour, McDonalds, Peter Piper Pizza and many hundreds more!”

Upcoming #ABQ workshops:

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 from 5:30 – 8:30 (ABQ, NM) Commercial Improv Auditioning for Youth (ages 8-14) Taught by Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA. Learn to audition for commercials that have no lines. $75 if you register by Feb 28th 2015 (regular price is $99) REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 from 5 pm to 9 pm (ABQ, NM) Commercial Improv Auditioning (Adults 16 +) Taught by Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA. Learn to audition for commercials that have no lines. $99 $75 if you register by Feb 28th 2015 (Regular price is $115) REGISTER HERE.

For detailed curriculum or other inquiries, email submissions@goodfaithcasting.com.

Audition workshops are for educational and training purposes only.

Rush Call: Feature Film Casting Photo Double for Kimberly Elise in New Mexico

CASTING CALL:

The feature film, “HELLBENT” is casting a photo double for actress Kimberly Elise. This is for tomorrow Friday, February 27th. If you are approximately 5′ 7″, resemble this woman and are available TOMORROW, send a recent photo and telephone number to: robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

Today’s NM Film Fix

¡BETSY BRANDT! at New Mexico Film & Media Day! My personal pics from the event here.

For more information about the so-called “right to work” legislation that includes a “training wage” of $7.50, and tip earners wage of $2.13 an hour, go to rtwexposed.org

CASTING

1.) “War on Everyone” Hispanic boys for paid, speaking roles: Hispanic Boys, 9-12 years old, to portray Michael Peña’s sons. Should be outgoing and preferably overweight. Albuquerque End of March through start of May. Boys will work 4-5 days during this time and will have an on-set tutor.

Submissions due by March 2, 2015
Send a photo and contact information to:
kidscasting2015@gmail.com

Parents should be aware that this is a dark comedy. Some scenes contain cursing.

2.) “The Redeemers” is in need of 20 background actors, both male and female, between the ages of 25 to 50. If you would like to be involved with this film that is set in a 30’s environment with Jazz, mobsters, cops, cigarette girls, and more.

Send a headshot and body photos to castingbrats@gmail.com. Shoots this weekend February 28th.

3.) EG Casting is looking for thin “European Type” men for an “interesting scene” in the Tina Fey project, shooting next week.
To be considered, email a photo with name, height, weight and PHONE NUMBER to funhouseextras@gmail.com
Title your email, “EX-PAT”.

4.) CASTING ALERT: To submit for background roles in the WGN series, “Manhattan” you must register with the show’s NEW CASTING COMPANY. Details here.

EVENTS

Friday Filmmaker’s Coffee-Las Cruces Chapter on FEBRUARY 27, at Beck’s Coffee, 130 N Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM,from 3-6pm.

Join your fellow filmmakers in discussing news, developments, resources, and overall discussions about projects, (both upcoming and current.)

The Friday Filmmaker’s Coffee is open to all filmmakers, screenwriters, below the line crew, animators, actors, broadcasters, and others involved in filmmaking.

Feel free to invite and bring along friends and other professionals to bring more insight to our discussions. RSVP at jroblesroblesjuan@outlook.com.

PSA

Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad’s “Mike”) – ABQ Heading Home PSAABQHeadingHome.org

“Hellbent” casting young men

As officially announced here, the feature film “Hellbent” is currently in production in New Mexico (Albuquerque, Moriarty and Santa Fe).

Now Robert Baxter Casting is looking to cast Men, 18 years and older who can look younger to film Friday, February 27th.

If this is you, send a recent photo and telephone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

“Katie Says Goodbye” to film in NM

Producers Jake Wasserman, Eric Schultz, and Kimberly Parker are set to shoot their independent drama, “Katie Says Goodbye”, in New Mexico beginning next month.

Directed by Wayne Roberts, the film tells the story of “an optimistic and kindhearted young woman. Living in a struggling desert town in Arizona composed of little more than a trailer park and a small diner, Katie dreams of a new life in San Francisco. In order to save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and pursue her new life, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner where she is a waitress.”

Taissa Farmiga, Keir Gilchrist, Christopher Abbott, Chris Lowell and Mary Steenburgen are reported to star. The film is expected to shoot from early March through early April.

Taylor Lautner pics in Santa Fe, NM

The Taylor Lautner fan blog, “Our Everything is Tay”, has published the following fan pics of the actor in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lautner is here filming “The Ridiculous Six” with star/director, Adam Sandler.

“Manhattan” Casting

WGN series, “Manhattan” is getting set to shoot its second season in northern New Mexico. Whether you’ve appeared on the show or not it’s time to get registered with On Location Casting who will be casting background for the upcoming season.

Please note that registration with OLC is FREE OF CHARGE. The company does offer an account upgrade with some additional features. But to get into their database for consideration for background work there are no fees.

To get started, go to onlocationcasting.net, submit current photos, correct and up to date contact information and as much of your experience, special skills and unique features or abilities in their comprehensive profile editor.

Today’s NM Film Fix

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Film and Media Day is Monday, February 23, 2015 at the State Capitol, Roundhouse, 1490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, beginning at 9AM.

Held during the New Mexico Legislative session, Film and Media Day is the state’s preeminent Film Industry event. The annual gathering draws filmmakers, industry insiders, production service providers, resource organizations, local talent, national talent, and many more industry advocates and enthusiasts to rally in support of each other and the tremendous economic impact and enormous number of jobs that the industry brings to the state.

The impressive assembly of film folks convene at the New Mexico state Capitol Roundhouse and take the opportunity to thank Legislators for their support in keeping the industry growing and thriving. This year many hundreds are expected to take advantage of the largest multi-production casting database submission session in the event’s history as well as major industry connections and personal networking opportunities.

The day’s events will kickoff with the traditional Mayor’s welcome, Inn at Loretto – Tesuque room, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail at 9AM. A film Financial Literacy Class at Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Street, 10AM. There will be an 11AM press conference in the Rotunda with speakers from the industry, including SAG-AFTRA member, Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad). Followed by a performance by local recording artist, Crystalynn at NOON. New Mexico film previews at 1PM, with producers Marshall Bear, “Burning Bodhi” and Chad Burris, “Bare”, at Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Street. Panel discussion: “HOW TO GET CAST IN FILM & TV”, with Jo Edna Boldin and many more at the Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. De Vargas Street, 2:30-4PM.

The New Mexico Federation of Labor “Moral Mondays” rally, will take place NOON to 1PM, just outside the Roundhouse, on the east side of the building.

The casting session is from 10AM to 1PM, and film related organizations will have informational tables set up within the Roundhouse, in the Halls of History from 9AM to 4PM. The world famous “Breaking Bad RV Tours” Bounder will be present outside the Roundhouse throughout. Film and Media Day will conclude with a private Legislative Reception from 5PM to 7PM in the Dragon Room at the Pink Adobe, 406 Old Santa Fe Trail (Tickets at the door are $50 per person, 21 and over, open to Film and Media Day attendees only).

Film and Media Day is sponsored by IATSE Local 480, Film Technicians of New Mexico with ABQ Studios, International Cinematographers Guild, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Art Directors Guild, SAG-AFTRA, Elliott Location Equipment, Sol Acting Academy, Inn at Santa Fe, New Mexico Women in Film, New Mexico Federation of Labor, One Headlight Ink.

Direct all inquiries to: annie@iatselocal480.com

IMPORTANT – Some details subject to change. Refer to the event’s Facebook page for realtime information, complete sponsors & attendees lists, maps and continued updates: http://tinyurl.com/FMDNM

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