On Saturday December 7, as a part of the three day New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up, local talent is invited to participate in the first NEW MEXICO SIZZLE REEL shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
“Who travels to the biggest film festivals in the country? Who stands out as the face of New Mexico talent to global filmmakers? YOU DO…or at least you WILL.
Be a part of the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel” and be showcased around the country and all over the world [via the web] for your part in the state’s great film industry.”
To be featured: Come to Saturday’s event in your own select wardrobe and have a 30 sec monologue prepared. You will be film prepped, put through hair and makeup, lit and shot to be featured in the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel”, which will be taken to the next Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and distributed to top indie producers all around the country over the next calendar year. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent welcome.
In addition to a top tier casting agent panel, FREE head shots and 30 sec. promo production, prominent state legislators will be on hand at the FREE legislative brunch. The working lunch will host true experts on state production funding. Actual film industry buyers, the people who spend movie millions, will be in attendance to network with your local film related businesses and services. All of this & more at your disposal – for free!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013
Santa Fe Music Alliance celebration of music in film with bands Sol Fire, To Build A Fire, and DJ’s Bacon and Feathericci from Numbtron ($10 entry, includes food & drink).
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Meet and Greet and chat with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures. – How your business can do more business with the film business.
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Working Lunch Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Demonstration
Panavision will be demonstrating their newly launched Primo V series lenses.
2:00 PM – 8PM Head Shots
Get your headshot taken for extras casting agents
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
Casting Session Number One “SO YOU WANNA BE IN MOVIES”
Panelist: Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Elizabeth Gabel, Lorrie Latham
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel
Casting Session Number Two “LIGHT YOUR ACTING CAREER ON FIRE”
Panelist: Kerry Barden, CSA, Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Tamara Decker.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced
Celebration and DJ
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch & Panel
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers Brunch and panel. Law makers discuss the Power of Persuasion and the next 5 years of legislation for film.
Must see midseason drama, The Night Shift has wrapped season one in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The NBC medical drama is set to start airing its completed eight episode beginning Monday nights this winter. The show shot it’s pilot at I-25 Studios back in the spring, with full production on the seven series episodes getting underway at Albuquerque Studios this fall.
Now completed, the fictitious San Antonio Memorial medical team; including rising stars such as Daniella Alonso, Eoin Macken, JR Lemmon, guest director Eriq La Salle, Breaking Bad Producer, Stewart Lyons and a whole team of top tier New Mexico grown cast & crew, anxiously await their upcoming run on NBC.
“We are wrapped for the first Season of The Night Shift.
Our Stand Ins did an amazing job, thank you, Chloe, Brytnee, Ava, Bri, Dana, Tammy, Kristine, Lynn, Keith, Max, Michael, Marwan, Jacquay, Pablo P & Ken.
A big thank you to all our wonderful background. Everyone was amazing and enjoyed having you on set.”
Congratulations on a job well done to all involved in this New Mexico production!
More pics and details about the show here.
Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican ﬁlmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.
The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry decision makers.
WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8
WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)
The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a rafﬂe of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.
December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.
“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of ﬁlm industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs ﬁlm has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”
In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102
Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Ofﬁce to explain New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Ofﬁce the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.
The day will ﬁnish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for ﬁlm.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non proﬁt organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102
The pizza flip and flop heard round the world is headed toward extinction!
Baddies across the globe better move quick if they want to get their very own, authentic Venezia’s pizza box. The super sized pie made famous by Breaking Bad’s Walter White will soon become “Gino’s Pizza”.
A few weeks ago a whisper came in to the OHI inbox speculating that SONY/AMC may have purchased the now iconic name and logo from the local eatery. But a call to Walter White’s area Venezia’s this morning yielded a giggling, “no” from a staffer – who also said, “I think we’re just getting new owners…”
The name change has been confirmed per the latest #ABQ area val-pak paper coupon mailer, which states right up top, “New Name Coming Soon: Venezia’s Pizzeria Will Become Gino’s Pizza – Same Owner, Same Great Food And Pizza”.
Ciao Venezia’s, bienvenidos Gino’s!
KILLER WOMEN CASTING CALL FOR Monday Nov 25th thru Dec 6th
From Robert Baxter:
We Have reached the last episode of the ABC series KILLER WOMEN. Our goal is to make this the best episode of season one. We are looking for approximately 100 Extras to play the roles of DEA Agents, Paramedics, Police Officers, Coroners, Forensics team.
If you or somebody you know fits these roles please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting @gmail.com.
See all our coverage of the NM production here.
As we reported here, it’s red for Jen – and now it looks like the A-list actress may also be adding zia flag yellow to her palette, as reports are surfacing that the #NMFilm star is estate hunting in the Land of Enchantment.
Aniston spent time in New Mexico last fall while filming We’re the Millers with Jason Sudeikis and Roberts’ niece, Emma. Her time here was not without media scrutiny or scandal, as it was in Santa Fe that the star debuted her mega rock/rink engagement ring and this story made the news of a chatty resort worker getting canned for speaking on an inquiry about the actress.
Even so, other accounts claim that Aniston is looking to NM for a “retreat”, an “escape”. Well, our vast landscapes and broad vistas may be just the ticket for the tabloid darling to get away from incessant reports about the length of her hair or lack thereof and her wedding plans or lack thereof.
If the Greek goddess is indeed New Mexico bound, BIENVENIDOS! And Jen, if you do join us, please be inspired to invest in the independent #NMFilm scene. Your next “The Good Girl” role or break-out directorial/executive producing gig couldn’t ask for a better backdrop!
Meals for Monologues is a nationwide food bank fundraiser, started by Chicago casting director, Claire Simon, where casting directors volunteer their time to view actors’ monologues in exchange for two non-perishable food items and/or goods, products and/or animal supplies to be donated to a local church or food bank.
This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event, with casting offices throughout the country participating. Proudly presented to New Mexico by Angelique Midthunder, CSA.
Midthunder Casting, LLC will be seeking actors age 10 and up (male and female, all ethnicities) to have a prepared ONE MINUTE monologue that will be digitally recorded – and all actors must bring two (2) items in order to be seen.
Accepted items include, but are not limited to:
• Canned Food Items: canned meats, fish, vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta sauces, peanut butter & jam, baby food and formula
• Baking Needs: flour, shortening, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices
• Household Goods: laundry and hand soaps, cleaning supplies
• Paper Goods: napkins, plates, bowls, cups, waxed paper, foil
• Personal Hygiene Products: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, feminine products, wash & dry towelettes, shampoo & conditioner, combs & brushes
• Pet Supplies: dry or canned wet food, treats, toys
DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Register here to reserve a time slot for the morning session. Otherwise, it’s OPEN CALL from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Building #15 on Campus Map.
This is a great opportunity for actors to get exposure in the film community, a chance to practice performing in a casting environment, and more importantly, to show that the film industry in New Mexico cares about the community that we live in.
Happy birthday lil’ momma (in Elvis voice)
On Thursday Emmy award winner Aaron Paul tweeted out a subtle message about returning to Albuquerque and teased with a general inquiry about who might like to join him for a Breaking Bad tour!
As of today Paul has garnered over 13,000 favorites and 6,000 re-tweets on the comment which was stamped with a Stay Kind hashtag – leading this blogette to believe that the star may be planning some sort of benefit for his stunning bride’s Kind CampaignAll.
All of which have lent to inspiring some charitable efforts by many Breaking Bad super fans, including our very own raffle and the Walter White Memorial Tribute event that raised over $20K to directly aid Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless!
Looks like Bad will continue to do good for many, many years to come!
Hear, hear! #StayKind
“If you’re in a position to help this is definitely something you should contribute to…” New Mexico native Gadi Schwartz reporting from Tacloban, Philippines for NBCLA
The grounds of the Philippines are wrought with devastation and destruction as victims struggle to find food, water or shelter.
Do you have an idea for a television pilot that would trump the ﬁnal episode of Breaking Bad in the Nielsen Ratings?
If so, submissions are being accepted now for the Santa Fe Film Festival Pilot Project, sponsored by Shoot Santa Fe, which, if you win, can get you the resources needed to create either a 10 minute studio pitch or a 22 minute pilot (your choice) that will premiere at the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival (May 1-4) AND on SFTV -Channel 28.
The guidelines are simple: Trailers should be 60-90 seconds long. Trailer and subsequent show must be shot in and around Santa Fe, and should help attract people to the State. Your show should be budget conscious with a strong enough story to build an on-going series. You must own all copyrights to the piece, and have all clearances in place to win.
Get your submissions in early (deadline is Nov 17), to be included in the “Future” Mix competition on November 21. Submitted trailers will be screened by the public during MIX, and the audience choice winner might receive $500, courtesy of MIX Santa Fe.
The ﬁnal deadline for all entries is December 1st given away at the Tune Up event on December 7th.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive: $2500 from SHOOT Santa Fe, crew hours from IATSE Local 480, cameras, equipment and support services from Panavision, Plus goods and services from Elliot Location Equipment Rentals, Santa Fe Studios, Duke City Catering, and TM Equipment Rentals.
There is an entry fee of $25 ($15 for students) through November 17 and $50 ($25 for students) from November 18 until December 1. Submission forms may be found at santafeﬁlmfestival. com.
NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted and all entries MUST be sent via a digitized ﬁle to the SFFF Dropbox/nani@santafeﬁlmfestival.com or on a thumb drive with a digital ﬁle to the SFFF ofﬁce to 60 W. San Francisco St., Suite 307 during regular business hours.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102 or nani@santafeﬁlmfestival. com.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non-proﬁt, 501 C3 organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014! We are gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters now. Contact SFFF to get involved. info@santafeﬁlmfestival. com
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – ONLINE CASTING CALL FOR WORK MONDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
From Robert Baxter Casting:
Casting Call for Monday November 18th shoot – 100 people needed to work as Extras on the set of Killer Women in a Bomb scene to play the roles of Bomb Techs, EMTs, News Crew, Sheriffs, Detectives and onlookers.
If you have not been on set with this TV Series, here is a great opportunity to see what an Amazing Cast and Crew these folks are to work with.
If you are available please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting@ gmail.com.
Photo courtesy of BreakingBadRVTours.com
IGN has a killer interview with the man who would be Saul Goodman; in it Bob Odenkirk talks his method and his vision for handling the fast approaching revival of Breaking Bad’s savvy, silly, and sometimes sinister criminal lawyer.
Word on the street in the Q is that whether standing-in for Nebraska or any place else, New Mexico will again be the backdrop and location of the upcoming spin-off series.
Speaking of Breaking Bad in the streets, OHI Reader R.W. writes:
“We want ed to come visit Albuquerque in December for our vacation and visit some of the BB sites. Is there anybody we can contact about this?”
Boy, is there ever! Here are some resources to check out before your visit:
In the meantime, here’s our friend Trixie ConQueso, NM performer extraordinaire – who just so happens to be tailor made to play busty blonde sidekick to Odenkirk’s Saul like no other could – with her rendition of what could be a helluva sexy theme song for the yet to be titled Saul Goodman show!
On March 6, 2014, one feature film will debut in one hundred cinemas across the United States in the 2nd Annual Feature Film Project. Audiences at each venue will be asked the question.
Should this film return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2014?
If the majority vote “yes” then that film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year.
The Feature Film Project is a venture presented by the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival tailor made for flmmakers, producers, production companies and sales agents who would like to screen and market their feature film through an already established cinema network across the USA.
Over 100,000 film-lovers attend MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival in over 300 cinemas across six continents annually during one week each year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world today, it is the the world’s first global film festival. Out of the 300 Cinemas that partner with the Festival over 50% of them are in the United States. MANHATTAN SHORT has a direct mailing list of over 70,000 film lovers,in the USA alone with all of them in close proximity to each participating cinema in the Feature Film Project, who are all ready and waiting to judge your film on March 6, 2014
The Deadline for entries is December 13. 2013
The selected Feature Film will be marketed through the same channels as MANHATTAN SHORT.
Financials – The Box Office of the films’ theatrical releases throughout 2014 will be the following. Cinemas shall retain 50%, Filmmaker/Producers receive 25%, MANHATTAN SHORT will receive 25%.
MANHATTAN SHORT will cover the costs of Posters & Shipping.
Filmmakers/Producers shall retain 100% of all digital downloads, VOD, DVD and cable TV rights. The Project is about getting a film into cinemas and letting the public discover it.
Click here to enter!
From the producers:
Come be a part of an incredible project. We’re looking for speaking roles and featured background players!
Synopsis: When a man accused of murder is found not guilty, he quickly discovers that a return to a normal life is impossible. With an entire city hell bent on his destruction, he decides the only way to get his life back is to find the man responsible for the crime and bring him to justice. There’s just one catch…
Production Title: “The Invisible Man”
Project: SAG New Media
Genre: Dark Comedy
Production Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Director/Writer: Joshua Klein
Producers: Lava Buckley, Marcia Woske
Director of Photography: Ariel Rakes
Editor: Reuben Finkelstein
Timeline: A portion of this project will be shot on November 23 and 24, 2013
11 Jurors: Ages 30 and over to deliver the news.
40 Townspeople: Ages 30 and over. Men and Women.
2- Bailiffs: Men in good physical condition.
1 Judge: 50s (Male or Female)
6- Hotel Guests: Men and Women of all ages
Casting will be on November 14, 2013 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
At Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE #114
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Pay is currently volunteer but in addition to being on camera as an integral part of the production, you can win one of several raffle prizes including:
2 brand new LCD 1080p Televisions
New Blu-Ray DVDS, Xbox Video Games
The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League has been invited to compete in the Roy Hobbs World Series at spring training facilities in Fort Myers Florida November 15-19.
From the founder:
Our team name is Enchantment. We have a talented roster full of players from all over the world and a 1 in 6 chance of bringing home a World Series Championship. We are currently attempting to offset our trip and uniform expenses but the bottom line is we need to raise $25,000 to take 13 players and 2 coaches to the 4 day competition. If we do not raise this money, we won’t be able to go. I know it is easy to look away but even the smallest donation will help us and donating is even easier!
We have a Go Fund Me account at: http://www.gofundme.com/4ctwiw Or checks can be made payable to:
New Mexico Women’s Baseball League Inc.
10308 Candelaria NE PMB 312
Albuquerque NM 87112
deposited at any New Mexico Bank & Trust branch.
We can also make an appointment and come to you! Nexus Brewery here in Albuquerque has provided us with our first small sponsorship and our first Go Fund Me donation came from Kim Robertson all the way from Australia. Kim is asking, “don’t let me, a lone Aussie, be the only donor!!!!” Unless they wish to be anonymous, anyone who helps us reach our goal will be recognized on our banner that will be hung by our dugout at each of our games. We are guaranteed to play at least five games and there will be a total of 232 teams from all over the world at this tournament. We will also recognize sponsors/donors on our team t-shirt, poster, program and on Facebook & Twitter.
At this time, your New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is not asking sponsors and donors to buy specified packages, but to collaborate with us to meet a desired and suitable amount which all will benefit from. Furthermore, we would like to extend our hand to provide any additional support that any donor and sponsor may need.
The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization and we would greatly appreciate your tax-deductible contribution. If you have yet to do so, please click the like button on our fan page at, https://www.facebook.com/NMWomensBaseballLeague and follow NMWBL on Twitter.
This is a wonderful opportunity to help make some dreams come true and we can’t tell you how helpful this will be for us all. As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me either here or you can call/text me anytime at (505)710-8657.
Amanda La Fon, NMWBL Founder
New Mexico Film, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on the New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014.
Official website here.
Click here to honor those who serve.
via Shoot Santa Fe
Lights, Camera, ACTION! take part of this opportunity to make history!
Early submission dates still open until the 17th!!!
SHOOT SANTA FE PILOT PROJECT
October 31st through November 17, 2013 Early Bird Deadline
$25 Regular Fee
November 18th through December 1, 2013 Final deadline
$50 Regular Fee
Early submissions will be screened at the November 21st ”Future” Mix party; audience choice wins $500 cash. The early submission deadline is November 17th to qualify.
For more information, visit the SFFF website at http://
or Call Nani (505) 988-7414 Ext. 102 with Questions