UPDATE 1/16/15 – YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST and now here is the first background casting call for the upcoming Tina Fey/Margot Robbie movie:
Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian, African, Asian and European background talent for a large embassy party scene shooting in Albuquerque on Feb. 3rd. Email a photo, with height, weight and phone number to email@example.com. Title your email, “Embassy”
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
10am-5pm, Orpheum Arts Space, 500 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 871102
Cost: $250 Info & Registration: 713-201-1245
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1 random entry will be drawn and notified by 5pm, Tuesday, January 20.
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Iris Dunbar, PA & Casting Assistant for Life & Brew Productions, will be looking for local music groups and bands for paid performances. For more information contact her through Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian and Asian men to play reporters in scenes for an upcoming movie, filming multiple days in February. Email email@example.com with a photo, phone number. Title your email, “Reporter”.
EG Casting is conducting a nation-wide search for an Afghan rapper. Send a photo, contact info, your sizes and link of you performing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title your email, “Rapper”.
Night shift zombies – NBC hit series needs locals withe zombie makeup and garb
Midthunder Casting is NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO SHOOT!
Seeking MODELS of the following types:
-Girls and Boys ages 8 -16 all ethnicities
-Men and Women ages 20 – 50 all ethnicities
No Union Affiliation (SAG-AFTRA & Nonunion welcome)
PAY: $150 / day
Shoot date: On or about week of February 2nd
Shoot location: Albuquerque area
*You may NOT have appeared in any other healthcare spot in NM within the last TWO YEARS.
*Do not submit if you are not available for shoots date(s)
Submit by 1/23/15 to: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com
Include: NAME, HEADSHOT, PHONE, EMAIL
Put in the Subject Line: “Healthcare Models”
As seen on The View, Wendy Williams and more George Lopez has been promoting the New Mexico film “Spare Parts”. The 2013 movie, originally titled “Spare Parts”, stars a whole host of local talent. Catch it TONIGHT at Century Rio 24 Co-star Steven Michael Quezada says, “Please support films made in New Mexico also positive Latino films. This is a great film for us all.”
Well isn’t this a lovely turn of events? It seems that the last half of 2014 and moving on into a bright and shiny 2015, more tips and hints are turning out to come to fruition than not!
From Fey to Sandler to “Frank Underwood”, some of the hottest gossip that has landed in the OHI inbox is rapidly coming to life, on location and in the amazing studios available right here in New Mexico.
The 2016 sequel is expected to hit theaters…when else…over the July 4th holiday…twenty years later. ID2, two decades on the heels of its predecessor, WILL NOT star the original lead.
Returning producer Dean Devlin has said, “I’m not sure of the reasons why Will [Smith] ultimately decided not to do it. You’d have to ask him. I think he was just at a place where he did seriously consider it. We had a lot of meetings with him, but at the end of the day he decided that doing this wasn’t right for him.”
Also back for part deux is director Roland Emmerich. Likely character returns include Jeff Goldblum as environmentalist David Levinson and Randy Quaid’s refugee transporting, Russell Casse.
Things are about to get “ridiculous” and/or “shuffled” around here (I’m just guessing), with some very big productions headed New Mexico way. In anticipation of the demand for multitudes of local men who are fully bearded, EG Casting has put out the following alert:
“…It is that time again for all our male extras. There are several big projects coming for men with beards, so please start growing out those beards again and register at www.egcasting.com with updated or new profiles. There will be lots of work for those guys with beards. Can’t announce yet,” – Elizabeth Gabel
Scratching Kat by Shelley Carney & Toby Younis: Character List
Character List for “Scratching Kat”
(Accepting Union or Non-Union)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq 2005-2006
Kathryn O’Connor: middle-aged American female journalist – Role assigned to Shelley Carney
Alec Salterra: middle-aged American male journalist – Role assigned to Mike Gaba
Ali Hassan: political terrorist, middle-aged male with Mid-Eastern look, Arabic accent. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Mullah Qatadah: holy man of Islamic faith, middle-aged to older male with Mid-Eastern look, will wear traditional clothing
Fahima: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking woman in her 30s-40s, works for Ali Hassan but is angry and argumentative about his methods. Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Daud: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s-30s, works for Ali Hassan, speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Salah: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s, works for Ali Hassan, Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Talal: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her driver. Speaks English with an accent.
Naji: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her fixer. Speaks English with an accent.
Jamal: Mid-Eastern looking boy about 9 years old, approaches Kathryn in the marketplace asking for coins.
Clive Davis or Philippa Beckett: male or female TV news reporter with British accent – very professional British/European look.
Becky Winters: female reporter in flashback scene, middle-aged American woman.
Featured Background Performers:
Well-dressed Mid-Eastern looking man with cell phone, 35 years or older, surveilling Kathryn at hotel.
Two Mid-Eastern looking men in street clothing such as a jogging suit or Members Only jacket and khakis or jeans, any age. Surveilling and video recording Kathryn, these men work the camera capturing the explosion in the marketplace.
Two American Soldiers or Marines (up to one female) in combat uniform with armor (Airsoft weapons will be provided), military bearing, to stand guard outside the journalist’s hotel.
Three Mid-Eastern looking hotel employees – bartender, desk clerk and waiter; any age, male.
General Background Performers:
Hotel Bar, lobby and portico – American, Mid Eastern and European looking adults resembling journalists wearing, light gray and beige khaki cargo pants, work boots, light weight shirts and jackets with many pockets, ballcaps without logos, carrying notebooks, canvas satchels & cameras, Americans in uniforms and flight suits.
Marketplace – Mid-Eastern looking people, men in disheveled clothing such as polos or button-down short sleeved shirts, khaki or black slacks or jeans, sandals, light jackets and women in Hijab, Burqa and veiled looks. See attached photos for ideas, but keep colors neutral black or denim.
Auditions will be held February 2-6. Watch for specifications on how to sign-up here.
First Responders (Firefighters, EMT, Police), Service Men and Women, and Teachers (Film Fest) get in FREE w/ID – Downtown ABQ convention center and various film venues.
SATURDAY premiere of the NM short film Low/Fi by Alejandro Montoya at the Hispanic Cultural Center 4th St., festivities kick off at 8 – Kristen Rakes, Matt Page, Rebekkah Wiggins stellar cast, beautifully shot. Really impressive. Click here to read my review.
SUNDAY OneHeadlightInk is partnered with Videotero and Shelley Carney Productions to put on a FREE actors workshop on how to shoot your own video audition. With your own equipment, and a review of suggested equipment accessory options. Class is full but will do a write up and update with next round! There is a waitlist – get on it.
New Mexico TV Production Premieres:
Better Call Saul – Feb. 8 & 9, AMC (Sun. & Mon.)
Dig – March 5, USA Network (Thu)
The Night Shift – Feb. 23 NBC (Mon)
EG Casting is Looking for some specific types:
1. A really bad cover band. Title your email, “BAND”
2. A strawberry blond woman, 5’4-5’6″ size zero to 2 for a photo double on Scorch trials. Title your email, “BLOND”
Sirens Media, a television production company with offices in New York City and Washington D.C., owned by ITV and Leftfield Entertainment, two of the largest non-fiction programming powerhouses in the world, is currently casting a new television series for a major cable network all about the Albuquerque rockabilly scene!
Locals interested in this exciting opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you or anyone you know is in a car club, rockabilly band or is just a part of the scene are encouraged to submit.
To get more information about the project, and discuss if you know anyone who would be a good fit, call Carley at 212-564-2607 x.2496, or you can respond/msg. here with your number for a call back.
Are you an actor who wants to put horseback riding on your résumé?
Learn how to be comfortable around horses at Riding for Actors: Grooming and Saddling Workshop with local instructor and fellow actor, Monique Mosher. In her introduction to horses workshop, you will learn how to groom, saddle, lead and tie your horse.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2014 – 11 am to 2 pm
Where: 14 Sylvia Ln, Corrales, NM 87048
Price: $50.00 which can be applied to her full 8 lesson package with video clip*.
Space is limited to 3 students per workshop. (Sign up NOW!)
Call 505-350-6798 to reserve your spot. Remember to wear jeans and boots. No tennis shoes. Bring sunscreen, a snack and water. Feel free to contact Monique with questions at 505-350-6798 -or- email@example.com.
Ever dream of being a TV Star? New Mexico CW and My50 TV can make your dreams come true!
If you think you have what it takes to be an on-air representative for New Mexico CW and My50 TV, and have the video and people skills to back it up, apply for this position!
The CW & MY50 Star is the face and talent for New Mexico CW (KWBQ-TV) and MY50 TV (KASY-TV). The Star will represent both stations. The position is a full time position, with some weekend and evening events. The Star must be professional in the way they handle themselves in representing the stations with the client and the public.
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for day-to-day station and website marketing development and production of stations¹ promotional announcements.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Motivate viewers to watch the station and visit the station¹s website through station promotion.
Write, produce, light, shoot, and edit station promotional announcements.
Maintain a fun, collaborative and effective work environment.
Produce news topicals, image campaigns, and more.
Proficiency in television production and post-production.
Ability to write, produce, shoot, and edit.
Proficient in computer software application (ex: Final Cut Pro, ENPS, Adobe Photoshop).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education/Experience: Bachelor¹s degree with at least 2 years television promotions experience.
Training/Equipment: Computer with editing software.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures.
Born and bred on a steady diet of pop-culture, Lea (Kristen Rakes) learns what it means for her when the real world doesn’t match up to the silver screen idolatry she’s always been guided by, in the New Mexico Film “Low/Fi”.
To bring his vision to life “Low/Fi” Writer/Director, Alejandro Montoya has assembled a stellar group of New Mexico talent, both in front of and behind the cameras.
Each expertly crafted scene in the 14 minute short, brings you directly into the psyche of the star, who transforms almost literally from beginning to end.
Starring Kristen Rakes, Jocelyn Montoya, Alex Knight, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Alejandro Montoya Marin, Matt Page, Rebekah Wiggins.
“Low/Fi” premieres Saturday, January 10 at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
OHI Q & A with Writer/Director, Alejandro Montoya:
OHI: How did you select the music? It seems to be its own character.
AM: Music is always a procedure…I select a playlist that I feel will do justice to the movie and enhance the emotional response I want to have the audience experience. Then we start trimming the playlist, until I have the final songs and then hear them over and over to have the beats locked in. It’s one of my favorite steps.
OHI: What was your process for casting your actors?
AM: I wrote to roles for the actors, I like [to] hang out with them to analyze, study them, so that way when I write I know what way I want them to go, then hear their suggestions.
OHI: When did you conceive this story?
AM: This story was conceived as we were filming “The Princess and the musician” and we shot in August… We were gonna move on and go to the feature but Ariel and I thought it was a fun and very different script from what we had done… So we decided to move forward.
OHI: What do you want your premiere audience to know about this film?
AM: Just to have fun and hope they enjoy it (laughs).
OHI: What’s next for Low/Fi and its cast & crew?
AM: Our next project is a feature…“The Joneses”. It was our 48 hour project that didn’t win here in Albuquerque but has screened in 6 states and Istanbul. People seem to really like it so thats whats next…Plus they are amazing characters to spend some time with.
OHI: What sums up your feelings as a filmmaker at this point of the project?
AM: Gratitude. I want to thank the cast and crew, who I hope love the movie…especially since its been a lot of hard work for 82/92 Productions and 4.5 Films…I also wanna thank everyone who has supported the movie…friends, family, newspapers, etc.
Once again OHI has you covered with a few pairs for our readers (see below*), but if you don’t land your free passes from us there’s still a chance to attend and be a part of the action!
You can join the whirlwind of activities and enjoy access to all the events when you sign up to volunteer for one or both! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Title your email, “VOLUNTEERING FOR ABQ FILM FESTIVAL”.
Click here for the Albuquerque Film Festival schedule and here for all the Albuquerque Comic Con events.
STEVE CORONA (Actor/Dialect Coach DIG, MANHATTAN, THE LONE RANGER, LOVERANCH), & PRICE HALL (Acting Coach/Director of ARTISTS DIE BEST IN BLACK starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss), offer one of the most Unique Opportunities for Gaining an edge in this competitive Industry of Show Business.
Become confident in your ability to pull accents from your actor’s toolbox on cue & book the role more often than those who can’t.
• Learn tips & tricks for gaining and using dialects effectively
• Learn to prepare an accent for an audition so that it doesn’t become the scene
• Learn how to incorporate dialects into your character development
ENTER THESE NUMBERS INTO YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW TO ENSURE WE ALL MAKE IT SAFELY INTO THE NEW YEAR!
New Year’s Eve safe road resources from MADD:
Albuquerque Street Guardians 505-881-7233
Have too many drinks at the bar and need a ride home, but don’t want to leave your car? ABQ Street Guardians will pick you up! Give them a call and they’ll show up on a collapsible scooter! When you and your car are nice and safe at home, they hop on their scooters and ride off into the night.
Hours of Operation Tuesday-Saturday: 7 pm-3 am
Party Trolley 505-433-7386 (call/text)
Need a safe way of getting you and a group of your friends to the party? Look no further! The Party Trolley is a limo bus that provides safe and affordable transportation to and from your party destination.
Hours of Operation Tuesday: 9 pm-2 am (free to and from Library downtown for college night!) Thursday-Saturday: 8 pm-2:3 am
Tavern Taxi 505-999-1400 offers free cab service from the bars to your home in Bernalillo County.
Hours of Operation Friday and Saturday nights: 10 pm-2 am (Bartender must place call)
Tipsy Tow 1-800-222-4357 (ask for Tipsy Tow) Celebrate the holidays with a few too many drinks, but you want to get your car home? Tipsy Tow offers you a safe ride and free towing up to 7 miles.
Albuquerque Taxi Cab Services
Phone: 505-883-4888 Yellow-Checker Cab Company Inc.
Phone: 505-247-8888 Sober Navigators/Designated Driver/ 505-934-8033
Sober Navigators/Designated Driver 505-934-8033
Santa Fe County DWI Program Cab Ride Home 505-438-0000.
Operates Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Reduced Rate for NYE: $1
The difference between a Casting Director & an Agent – Tina Presley Borek and Carissa Mitchell of Mitchell Presley Talent Group. One of just three – A&M Talent House, and the O’ Agency.
****New Mexico residents only****
Scorch Trials is looking for young men, between 18 and 30, short and slim for roles filming January 7-16, with fittings this week. Great and fun scenes. Email a photo with height, weight, and phone number to email@example.com.
FEATURED BACKGROUND FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEWBORN BABIES
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby play a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, January 9, 2015. Once your baby is born, email pictures, parents name, contact number, babies weight and length to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need several Newborns and/or Twins.
Title your email, “BABY”.
Oxygen Network is casting WOMEN and MEN Searching for their BIOLOGICAL FATHERS (Nationwide) – Casting Call
UPDATE: The workshop is now FULL. All 40 seats are currently reserved. For those interested in getting on the waitlist please fill out this form. In the event that any of the existing reservations are canceled, waitlist registrants will be notified in the order which they are received.
In this FREE 3-hour long workshop Shelley Carney, President, Shelley Carney* Productions and Toby Michael Younis, CEO, Videotero, LLC will explain how to use inexpensive lighting, audio and video equipment to quickly and easily produce, upload and distribute your own audition videos, whether you’re a screen or theater actor, an on-stage performer, a musician or musical group, or anyone else who requires audition videos.
Shelley will cover the casting and acting portion of the presentation and Toby will cover the “shooting” portion of the presentation. Both will talk about New Media Marketing and how it opens up a whole new world of personal and professional branding and promotion.
This interactive session will include using the audience’s own equipment to produce audition videos!
***RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***
Sunday, January 11, 2015at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Seating is limited to 40
TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CLICK HERE!
Be sure to bring along your smart phone, digital camera, or camcorder. Several members of the audience will be selected to have their auditions produced during the class, using their own equipment.
We’ve made some “sides” available from our movies, “Killing Hope” and “Scratching Kat,” for your use if you’d like. If they’re not your cup of tea, bring along your own in case your selected to have your video recorded during the class.
Most important, bring a headshot and your resume with you! WESST is building a portfolio of local talent they can contact should one of their studio clients require actors or other film and performance related resources.
If your plans should change after you’ve registered, and you can’t attend the event, let us know so we can make your seat available to someone else.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must bring your printed ticket with you to the workshop to enter. We’re requesting everyone to bring a headshot and their resume so we can add them to the WESST portfolio of local resources.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of FREE parking around the WESST Enterprise Center.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
We can’t allow food or drink into the studio, where the workshop will be held. If you’d like, bring your smartphone, camera or camcorder along. You may be selected to have your audition shot at the workshop using your equipment. Bring a headshot and your resume so we can add your name to the WESST portfolio of local resources.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Audition Video Production for Actors & Other Performers Hosted By
Shelley Carney, Shelley Carney* Productions
Christa Valdez, OneHeadlightInk and
Toby Michael Younis, Videotero, LLC in Cooperation With
The WESST Enterprise Center, Albuquerque and the
Comcast Digital Media Studo With the Support of
Shaun and Susan Scott of Pig & Hippo Productions
UPDATE 1/5/15: FEATURED BACKGROUND THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEWBORN BABIES
If you had your baby (or twins) on or near 25 December 2014, and would like them to have a Featured Background role on the NBC hit series, The Night Shift, email pictures, parent’s name, contact number, baby’s weight and length to email@example.com.
Seeking several newborns and/or twins for filming on Friday, January 9, 2015.
Title your email, “BABY”.
FEATURED BACKGROUND CASTING FOR NBC SERIES, THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEW BORN BABIES
FROM WHITE TURTLE CASTING:
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby to have a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, 9 January 2015, email pictures (once your baby is born), parent’s name, contact number, babies’ weight and length to firstname.lastname@example.org
White Turtle Casting needs several Newborns or Twins.