As I told you here, the television mini-series “Dig”, starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, is headed to NM. Well now Lorrie Latham casting is gearing up to hire men and women to work as background actors on the production.
The series follows an FBI agent (Isaacs) stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
The production will be filming in the Albuquerque area this October and November.
***These are paid positions***
To be considered, register for free at www.lathamcasting.com or send an email to digbackground[at]gmail.com with your contact information, height, weight and a current color photograph (taken from the shoulders up) – No hats, sunglasses, cell phone “selfies” or other obstructions when submitting a photos.
When I heard that a major ratings grabber would be setting up shop in northern New Mexico to air on one of the big three television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC), I thought we may on the verge of learning the new home for the beloved NM series, Longmire.
But a resolution to that dramatic saga has yet to unfold. In the meantime, filming is just now getting underway for another type of drama, The Bachelor 2015.
You may recall a bit of a hullabaloo going on in our capital city recently as governing councilors debated the issue of offering incentives to the ABC hit. In the end the city council voted 5-4 in favor of offering a tax break to the tune of $50,000 in production costs, with the New Mexico Tourism department kicking in another $50,000 out of their $16,607,3230 reserve budget.
Though many feathers may be ruffled, OneHeadlightInk can exclusively report that part of the latest installment of the mega hit series is now expected in Santa Fe this October.
Set to premiere January 5, 2015, the highly anticipated return of the franchise is expected to rake in record views.
So, what do y’all think? Will it be white water rafting, hot-tubbing by the light of the silvery Santa Fe moon, fine dining, hiking, art appreciation, shopping, hot air ballooning, or all of the above for Bachelor, Chris Soules and his bevvy of beauties in the city different?
And, do you think the investment by New Mexico will pay off in painting the state as a hot tourist destination?
On the suspicious side, I’m hoping for a turn toward this becoming nothing but a major publicity stunt. Stunt or not, it’s time for a public outcry that the show come back in some way, shape or form. You can’t just let the series die a lonely, back country death.
As for the possible hit to New Mexico television production, take heart in knowing that television productions are alive & well in the state. In addition to the CW series, The Messengers, WGN’s Manhattan and the return of NBC’s, The Night Shift, James McGill is hard at work in the #BreakingBad prequel, Better Call Saul. And at least one (television series pilot) is rumored to be gearing up to shoot right here in the Q, while the relocated production of USA Network’s, Dig is set to begin filming within weeks.
B.T.dubs, this is not the first kink Longmire the series has encountered…it wasn’t an easy row to hoe to get to production rolling in the first place, as its home setting, Wyoming, proved to be less film friendly than New Mexico. So, here’s to finding a more Longmire friendly network for the beloved NM series.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – CW series “THE MESSENGERS” for work on MONDAY 8/25/14
–NEW FACES who have not yet worked on this project!!
Pay rate for EXTRAS is $68.80 for 8 hours ($8.60/hour with an 8 hour guarantee). Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. You will receive a check in the mail 7-10 business days AFTER you work.
Call Times are not yet available so you should have FULL and flexible availability to work ALL day. ALL day is 12 hours +, before submitting.
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.
***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FULLY***
MILITARY HONOR GUARD: male or female, all ethnicities, age range 18-60, REAL military with knowledge or protocol and procedure for funeral Honor Guard. Can be active duty or retired. (*please specify when submitting)
MILITARY CHAPLAIN: male, all ethnicities, age range 30-60, REAL military with knowledge or protocol and procedure for funeral Chaplain. Should also have own vestments. Can be active duty or retired. (*please specify when submitting)
MILITARY MOURNERS: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 18-60, military haircuts and bearing, should have own uniform although we will likely provide one. Can be active duty or retired. (*please specify when submitting) (–side note – will also work in an additional scene as a Strip Club Patron so should be comfortable in that environment!)
SECRET SERVICE: male, all ethnicities, age range 26-55, clean-cut, conservative, short hair cuts, 5’10” or taller, should have your own black suit. Prefer men with previous military or law enforcement experience (*please specify when submitting) (–side note – will also work in an additional scene as a Strip Club Patron so should be comfortable in that environment!)
UNIFORM POLICE OFFICERS; male, all ethnicities, age range 26-55, clean-cut, conservative, short hair cuts, 5’10” or taller. Prefer men with previous military or law enforcement experience (*please specify when submitting) (–side note – will also work in an additional scene as a Strip Club Patron so should be comfortable in that environment!)
FUNERAL MOURNERS (general): male and female, all ethnicities, age range 18-70, clean-cut, conservative, middle America to upscale. Should have nice clothing in black or darker colors.
STRIP CLUB BOUNCERS: male, all ethncities, age range 21-40, large stature, imposing, tough looking
STRIP CLUB CUSTOMERS: male, all ethnicities, age range 20-60, all types. MUST be comfortable in a strip club environment with the possibility of having girls dance in front of you
STRIP CLUB COCKTAIL WAITRESSES: female, all ethnicities, age range 21-30, sexy, attractive, MUST have previous cocktail waitress experience (*please specify when submitting)
STRIP CLUB DANCERS (Strippers): female, all ethnicities, age range 18-30, sexy, attractive, comfortable in MINIMAL clothing, dance experience (does not have to be exotic dance experience), outgoing, comfortable pretending to give dances to men. (*HIGHER RATE)
***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FULLY***
***DO SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT FIT any of these SPECS!***
Title your email: “MONDAY BOOKING (specify role)”.
You MUST include your first and last name & contact number. Please also include what times work best for your fitting. MUST also have a recently updated (within the past 6 months) talent profile in the OLC database! Your photo MUST be good quality, facing forward, NO sunglasses and you must be the only person in your picture!!
**DO NOT send more than one email!**
PLEASE DO NOT email if you don’t fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work date!!
If you have friends or family who fit this description but do not have a profile with us, please have them go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a FREE Talent Application before sending email with availability. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid/upgraded ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work.
Unusual Pets – all sorts of pets for upcoming scene. If you are interested pls email ALL your information, name, contact number, age range, height, weight, year, make model and color of your vehicle AND a current picture of you and your pet.
Professional looking people for some upcoming scenes. If you are interested and have not already sent your information, email your name, current photo, height, weight, year, make model and color of your vehicle to – extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com
Please join RUNNING WOLF TALENT and the filmmakers behind the upcoming feature film, “Bare”, for a fun filled evening to support INDIE & NEW MEXICO FILM!!!
Non-paid Volunteer Background Talent (Age Range 21 years & up) are needed for an Upscale Club Scene to be filmed Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Approx. Call time 7PM to 3AM. Location to be Envy Night Club @ Route 66 Casino.
Interested candidates need to provide their own choices of upscale wardrobe. For immediate consideration please make your submission via email with the following information:
FULL NAME/ PHONE CONTACT #/ AGE/ HEIGHT/ WEIGHT/ HEAD SHOT & FULL LENGTH PHOTO
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, LAS CRUCES – Looking for Las Crueces based background actors with high end cars for 8/18 shoot. MUST OWN AND BE WILLING TO USE HIGH END CAR (NO RED, WHITE or BLACK cars) in scene. This scene takes place outside church, actors will be dressed in upscale funeral attire and leaving the funeral. AGAIN, PLEASE ONLY submit if you own high end car and are willing to use it in the shoot. Age range is 40-60 all ethnicities.
SICARIO, ALBUQUERQUE: Looking for a Josh Brolin Double, 5’11” 180-190 lbs, thick brown hair. to work next week and the week after. Email a photo with sizes to: egabel[at]msn.com. PLEASE remember to include your phone number.
Cross reference the New Mexico Film Office resource directory with multiple, positive web hits and REFERENCES from your friends or film industry network!
OHI says, don’t work with an organization or production that you don’t first get at least three positive reviews about.
Beware of “star makers”. Reminder, there are only three licensed talent agencies in the state:
There are only THREE talent agencies in the state: Mitchell, Presley Talent Group. O Agency and A&M Talent House.
Shantel VanSanten (The Glades, One Tree Hill, Gang Related), now filming The Messengers in Albuquerque has plenty of positive reviews for the state! Check her out and give her a big “Welcome to New Mexico” on Twitter!
Keeping in line with the 94 Rock Morning Show’s look at corpororate corruption in our food supply (aka GMOs), check out New Mexico Filmer, Matt Damon as corn industry whistle-blower Mark Whitacre.
Captain Fantastic Casting – THIS SATURDAY in Albuquerque
UPSCALE FUNERAL SCENE, come dressed! You may be cast on the spot!
55 and over. Casting a large number of people age 40-50, as well as some 20-30.Also seeking families with grown children (parents and teenagers). Click here to get in to it!
The Messengers Casting stand-ins for its EIGHT lead actors, five men three women. Exceptionally good looking. APPLY ONLY if you fit the specs.
$88.00 for 8 hours ($11.00/hour with an 8 hour guarantee)
Sicario – Casting cars and drivers for five days (August 18-22).
Send a photo of your car with name and phone number to sicarioextras[at]gmail.com.
Cars can be new or old and anything between, NO BLACK, RED OR WHITE.
Include the color of your car – sometimes not clear or apparent in photo.
NM Film Office has announced Kepler’s Dream starring Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Lynch, David Hunt, Steven Michael Quezada and Kelly Hu. Heart warming story of young girl, her grandmother and a magical book…filming in Albuquerque and Santa Fe through the end of the month.
IF my sources are true, this month Ron Livingston will be in New Mexico to shoot We Hate Paul Revere…
Civil unrest in the middle east leads to production relocation to NM from Israel
Dig – Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche – USA Network, FBI investigating murder in Jerusalem
The Producer – principle photography starts Friday, Canadian distribution has been secured so now it’s guaranteed in 2 countries. Celebrity guest with initials LDP has agreed to be a guest mentor on the show.
Get into Albuquerque Actors Studio courses with actress Lora Cunningham – here!
Charity Photoshoot with Andrea B. Good extended through the end of the month! Schedule yours now!
Casting a large number of people age 40-50, as well as some 20-30.
Also seeking families with grown children (parents and teenagers).
WHAT: This will be an UPSCALE funeral scene in large, beautiful cathedral.
SHOOT DATES & LOCATION: AUGUST 14 and/or 15 in ALBUQUERQUE
Please note: YOU MAY BE CAST ON THE SPOT!
Dress to impress! Please ATTEND the casting call in your BEST ATTIRE for the scene
See wardrobe details below.
UPSCALE funeral attire
MEN: Suits (dark colors: black preferred, grey & navy blue acceptable)
WOMEN: dresses (black), Suits / Skirts (dark colors: black preferred,
grey & navy blue acceptable)
Contact info (Phone number and Email)
Headshot or current photo (under 2 megabits)
Age (or age range)
****THESE ARE PAID POSITIONS****
Director: Matt Ross
Casting: Angelique Midthunder
with Erin O’Shaugnessy for Midthunder Casting, LLC
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a passionate father is so
devoted to teaching his six children how to live, be free, and survive
in the world that he has moved them deep into the forests of the
Pacific Northwest. He spends his days teaching them combat skills,
training them like professional athletes, homeschooling them in a
rigorous classical education, and introducing them to the beauty of
the natural world. However, when he is forced to leave their
self-created paradise and confront the real world, he begins a journey
that challenges his unorthodox parenting.
Top: Diogo Morgado (THE MAN STAND IN), Shantel VanSanten (VERA STAND-IN), Jon Fletcher (JOSH STAND-IN), Craig Frank (ALAN STAND-IN)
Bottom: Sofia Black-D’Elia (ERIN STAND-IN), Joel Courtney (PETER STAND-IN), Anna Diop (ROSE STAND-IN), JD Pardo (RAUL STAND-IN)
On Location Casting has a job for YOU:
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – CW series ‘The Messengers’ for various multiple work dates between 8/13/14 and 12/11/14 – work dates and times will vary. *MUST also be able to attend an INTERVIEW on Friday 8/1/14 at 2:00pm.
*MUST HAVE PROOF of NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY such as NMDL, NMID, NEW MEXICO COLLEGE ID or NM Voters registration card
Pay rate for STAND-INS is $88.00 for 8 hours ($11.00/hour with an 8 hour guarantee). Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. You will receive a check in the mail 7-10 business days AFTER you work.
OLC does NOT have any Call Times or exact work dates yet so you would need to be available ALL DAY/evening on a Monday – Friday basis. You MUST have open/flexible availability if submitting so that you can work WHATEVER the call times ends up being. If not, please DO NOT SUBMIT!
Location is in the ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.
*STAND-INS*: ALL Should be very focused and able to follow instructions.
1. “THE MAN” STAND-IN (for actor Diogo Morgado): male, Caucasian, age range 18-35, height range 6’2″-6’4″, average build, brown hair.
2. “VERA” STAND-IN (for actor Shantel VanSanten): female, Caucasian, age range 18-35, height range 5’7″-5’9″, small build, size 2, dark blond to very light brown hair.
3. “JOSH” STAND-IN (for actor Jon Fletcher): male, Caucasian, age range 18-35, height range 5’10″‘6’0:, small to medium build, brown hair.
4. “ALAN” STAND-IN (for actor Craig Frank): male, African American or darker complexion Hispanic, age range 18-35, height range 5’9″-5’11”, weight range 145-155lbs, dark hair.
5. “ERIN” STAND-IN (for actor Sofia Black-D’Elia): female, Caucasian or Hispanic, age range 18-35, height range 5’2″-5’4″, small build,dark brown to black brown hair.
6. “PETER” STAND-IN (for actor Joel Courtney): male, Caucasian, age range 18-28, height range 5’11”-6’1″, small build, brown hair.
7. “ROSE” STAND-IN (for actor Anna Diop): female, African American age range 18-35, height range 5’7″-5’9″, weight range 120-130lbs, small build, size 2, dark hair.
8. “RAUL” STAND-IN (for actor JD Pardo): male, Hispanic or darker complexion Caucasian, age range 18-35, height range 5’10”-6’0″, weight range 150-160lbs, dark hair.
**TITLE YOUR EMAIL with the corresponding Actor/Character you are applying for **ONLY IF YOU FIT THE SPECIFICATIONS**
You MUST include your first & last name and a contact number. MUST also have a recently updated (within the past 3 months) talent profile in the OLC database! Your photo MUST be good quality, facing forward, NO sunglasses and you must be the only person in your picture!!
**PLEASE DO NOT send more than one email. **TITLE YOUR EMAIL with the corresponding Actor/Character you are applying for**
PLEASE DO NOT email if you don’t fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work date.
**PLEASE DO NOT CALL OLC ABOUT THIS BOOKING unless specifically requested!!**
If you do not have a profile with OLC, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work.
Manhattan has wrapped in northern New Mexico, with an impressive series debut nabbing
nearly two million viewers for its Sunday premiere. The NM production, garnering rave reviews, airs on WGN and is available on Hulu Plus. Catch a rebroadcast of premiere tonight at 8 pm on WGN. See the channel locator on Twitter.
Meanwhile…The Messengers is CASTING NOW, we’re anxiously awaiting word on Longmire 4 announcement, Saul will be here through at least October and NBC’s The Night Shift will be back…to shoot its second season, set to air next Spring/May 2015.
TWO, count ‘em TWO major cable network television pilots headed to NM (unofficially)!
“Stanistan” is a USA Network Comedy/Drama Pilot which follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
The AMC Comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Sidebar: Actual civil unrest in the middle east has lead production of the USA Network drama, “Dig” starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche to relocate to NM from Israel. The show is about the FBI investigating a murder in Jerusalem. – Local casting info. to follow.
OHI is excited to announce that two esteemed locals are on the roster to produce the upcoming indie “Bare”. Chad Burris and Mateo Fraizer are producing along with Alexandra Roxo and Christopher J. Scott. The film, directed by Natalia Leite is about a young girl living in Nevada who starts a complicated relationship with a female drifter who introduces her to a darker world and forces her to grow. “Bare” will star Imogen Poots, Riley Keough, Dianna Agron, Chris Zylka, Paz de la Huerta and Rachel Korine. MUCH more to come on this one!
Bonus bit: Another hot indie wraps this weekend, but not before one of its stars posted plenty of “from the New Mexico set” pics on her Instagram, here’s a little gallery of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting on location filming “Burning Bodhi” in NM!
The independent feature, “Season of Starlings” will be holding a live stage read of the ghost movie/bloodless horror film, in Madrid New Mexico. Now casting ages 10 -20, for the August 14 read. Awesome experience and resume builder! Here is the casting call!
BONUS CALL: Toska Productions is casting a short film in Albuquerque. Paid/non-union, LGBTQ and/or people of color, get the hotlink here.
Saturday Sen. Al Franken will be holding a street rally 10am – close, on Sierra St. south of Central on Nob Hill. Meet & greet him, with some food & entertainment. No worries – “This is not a fundraiser”.
Saturday AND Sunday THIS charity photoshoot is not to be missed! Amazing multi-purpose photos you can treasure forever and/or use to land your first or next role in a New Mexico production! Andrea takes gorgeous photographs and for a crazy low price you can have 100 pics to fill your portfolio or jump start your headshot gallery! DO IT! AND you’ll be helping out local homeless children with their back-to-school supplies. Cant’ beat that!
Can’t beat this deal: Your 1 hour photoshoot includes 100 photos and 3 outfit changes for $50.00
Message Andrea to schedule your session now! Whether you need: fresh headshots for all the exciting productions coming to film in New Mexico, a brand new portfolio or beautiful keepsake photos, this is the time to book it.
Any hair & make-up professionals who are willing to assist please get in touch with Andrea to volunteer.
In addition to projects currently filming in NM a whole bevy of new productions are headed this way.
As “Blood Father” has wrapped and “Sicario” rolls on, two indie features are currently setting up shop in Albuquerque. As we told you here, “Bare” is set to get underway this week, while “Burning Bodhi” is in the middle of filming. Stay tuned for more info. on both – coming soon.
Meanwhile as “Lonmgire” 3 has wrapped, “Better Call Saul” 1 and 2 are in high (slow) gear, “Manhattan” 1 is winding down and “The Messengers” is getting set to resume; Two new comedy pilots are preparing to to shoot in New Mexico. Also in this broadcast we told you that the AMC comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is expected to shoot at Albuquerque Studios within weeks. And come this fall a dramatic comedy pilot for USA Network currently titled, Stanistan is also headed to Albuquerque.
Revere is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner. Stanistan follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
Last week’s San Diego Comic Con was full of exciting reveals, announcements and sightings. One upcoming sci-fi thriller gaining buzz and building anticipation is the sci-fi thriller, “Maze Runner”. The biggest news on Maze at SDCC is that a sequel is already in the works…and guess where it’s expected to land. That’s right kids, while we’re waiting for the “Captain Fantastic” train, chew on the prospect of “The Maze Runner” becoming a big hit and get ready for its sequel to hit New Mexico’s bottom line!
While insiders have confirmed with OHI that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is on the roster to appear in the show’s upcoming prequel “Better Call Saul”, speculation abounds about which other cast and production members are or might be attached.
Saul Goodman née James McGill, beloved Mike Ehrmantraut and at least a glimpse of Jesse Pinkman are mounting reasons why Bad fans the world over are itching for the “early 2015″ debut. Filming is meticulously underway in Albuquerque where the tiniest glimpses of what can be expected are coming to light. And what’s coming to light is that the BCS team is tight and right.
By his own account the bump from a November 2014 premiere into 2015 is due to Vince Gilligan’s producing and directing style being “slow as mud”, so says the Bad creator himself who continued, “I still feel I’m very slow for television”, at the recent Television Critics Association.
Slow and steady she goes, by all ground accounts here in the ABQ, Saul co-creators Gilligan and Peter Gould are hard at work carefully crafting the kind of darkly comedic drama that has the masses addicted to their work.
And what of the at first haphazard chem teacher turned drug kingpin? Like Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston has purportedly been attached to the new show, but not only with a possible turn as either Heisenberg and/or Mr. White in the series’ flexi-time-line, but behind the camera as an episode DIRECTOR.
Cranston directed episodes of Breaking Bad (Blood Money, No Más, Seven Thirty-Seven), an episode each of The Office and Modern Family, and seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, with feature film direction under his belt in the 1999 film, Last Chance, which he also wrote and starred in.
Any way you look at it this series is shaping up to be another WINNER.
Watch for the television production family that spawned Saul on the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards show, airing Monday August 25 on NBC, where Breaking Bad has been nominated one last time for a whopping 16 Emmys.
-Drug Cartel types and Gangbangers (all ethncities)
-Flight Attendants (experience preferred)
-Security Guards (experience preferred)
-Military men and women (experience preferred)
-Ethnic diverse men, women and children
-People with vehicles that are not red, white or black
–and many other general extra roles!
Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Your OLC talent profile and photos MUST be UP TO DATE within the last 6 month! Children under 18 MUST have updated photos taken within the past 3 months! ALL TALENT MUST HAVE PROOF OF NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY in order to work this project!!!
HOW TO SIGN UP: (*If you are already in the OLC database (from other OLC projects, DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE for this project – just log-in to your original account and you will automatically be considered. If you do not remember your log-in info, send an email to:email@example.com to request it). All talent profiles MUST have been updated as of 1/1/14 to be considered for work. You will NOT be booked with an outdated profile. Once signed up, make sure to follow OLC on facebook at www.facebook.com/onlocationcasting to get updated casting notices.
Enter on Talent, Click Register and Talent Application. Complete application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE to register so you should NOT pay for the suggested ‘active’ account upgrades that will be offered twice a month. There is NO charge and you can be booked for work with the basic ‘not-active’ profile. DO NOT PAY FOR AN ‘active’ ACCOUNT unless you are interested in the upgrade it provides!!!
-Recent photos of yourself should be taken within the past (6) months. Please submit one head/face shot and one full body shot if possible.
-**PHOTOS should be of clear good quality, facing forward to camera, NO sunglasses, NO hats, NO silly gestures or faces, and should include ONLY those being submitted for the project. Photos should not be date stamped with any year other than 2014! Try to take a photo against a solid color background – take one from just mid-chest up and one from mid-calf up if possible.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE to create an online talent profile – CALL OLC at 505-366-9863 and they will make arrangements to have you come in for an in-person photograph. Do NOT call to be booked at this time!!
If you have additional questions about this project or On Location Casting – feel free to email OLC at: themessengerscast[at]gmail.com with subject line “The Messengers” Question. Please do NOT email just to ask to be booked – booking will not begin until approx. 8/8/14.