New Mexico Film: As Cool As I Am, in theaters June 7
New Mexico Film: As Cool As I Am, in theaters June 7
LAS CRUCES, Sun-News report – Will Smith and his son, Jaden, star together in the film “After Earth” which is scheduled to open on May 31. On Friday, though, the father-and-son duo were in southern New Mexico at Spaceport America to help promote the film as well as promote a pact between Virgin Produced – the film and television arm of Virgin Group – with Overbrook Entertainment.
Virgin Galactic is a tenant at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, about 40 miles north of Las Cruces.
Overbrook Entertainment will support the “After Earth” franchise, according to a release. The movie’s plot involves a crash landing that leaves the two main characters stranded on earth 1,000 years after humanity left the planet.
Will Smith at Spaceport America – El Paso Times
“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.
“All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.” -Brad Pitt
Jolie on a humanitarian visit to the Congo in the midst of mastectomy process – The Telegraph
April 2, Jolie Pays Tribute to Malala Yousafzai, Donates $200,000 to Fund Named After Pakistani Student Activist – Eonline
Sag, Aftra & Non Union Feature Film, Casting Call May 20th, 2013
The comedy, “Abe Makes A Movie” is currently casting lead roles in this funny film about an underachieving want-to-be filmmaker who assembles a ragtag crew of misfits to help make a movie and enter it into a local film festival in hopes of winning his ex girlfriend back. Starring Matt Peterson (The Bigfoot Election).
This will be a Sag Ultra-Low Budget film shooting early to late fall 2013 in Albuquerque, NM.
Producer/Director: Ryan Turri
Written by: Matt Peterson and Ryan Turri
Please respond to email@example.com
Female 20-35, caucasian
Abe’s long time best friend. Dry sense of humor and witty. Sweet. Smart. Thinks Abe is great. Almost like a sister to Abe.
Male 50-70, Caucasian
Pyrotechnics guy. Gruff on the outside but very like-able once you get to know him. Served in the reserves and never saw any action, though he would lead you to believe otherwise. Jack of all trades, master of none. Loyal follower of Abe. Big hearted.
Female 60-80, Caucasian
Old starlet. Been in 135 movies, but never starred in a single one. Worldly seasoned. Has had several marriages and one daughter. Single now, and lives in the moment. Spent some time in Toas “finding herself” through the guidance of a guru.
Male 50-68 Caucasian
Abe’s stepfather. Classic American-old school dad who believes in hard work and earning an honest dollar… but plays the lottery religiously. A constant skeptic. Hard on Abe. Believes his way is the right way. Likes to prove his point to anyone who will listen. Doesn’t trust anyone who isn’t American or American made. Grew up in a small town, had his aspirations crushed early in life, gave up on his bowling career and settled for a 9-5 job spending his lunch hour talking sports and how once he was a big deal.
Male 25-37 Caucasian
Napoleon complex. Swarmy. Sarcastic. Classic Bro. Uses the term “Bro” and “Brah” and “YOLO”. Thinks he’s hot shit. Classic wannabe filmmaker, wears the right filmmaker clothes, knows the right filmmaking terms and tells everyone about it. Won the 168 hour film festival the previous year. Creates his own handshakes.
Local casting director Lorrie Latham is looking for a toddler girl who is just beginning to stand up a walk and a 7 – 8 month-old infant with big, expressive eyes to work as extras in the upcoming Fox series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The reboot of the 1980s PBS program hosted by Carl Sagan.
Send a recent picture of your toddler or infant to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email questions for a prompt callback. The toddler will be cast on Tuesday May 14 so please send your child’s info in ASAP.
Both positions are one-day paid roles.
To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!
To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Enemy Way” for work on WEDNESDAY 5/15/13 in the LOS LUNAS, NM area.
Pay rate is $110.00 for a 12 hour day. (on a 12 hour guarantee plus overtime after 12 hours).
We do NOT have Call Times yet but they could be VERY early in the morning or go late into the night. You MUST have the whole day/evening open if submitting so that you can work whatever the call time ends up being.
LOCATION IS IN LOS LUNAS!! You MUST be able/willing to self-travel to Los Lunas.
BAR/NIGHTCLUB PATRONS: male and female, Hispanic & Caucasian, age range 35-65 years old, variety of types, will need some who can dance to Cumbia music (please SPECIFY if you can).
To submit for work – please POST HERE ASAP with your first & last name. Your contact number and profile in the OLC database MUST be up to date. **DO NOT SUBMIT FOR THIS WORK DATE if you have previously submitted under a another date or category!! We will submit you to Director ONLY once!
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT or POST if you don’t fit these casting specs!! Thanks!
To submit for these background roles – please POST HERE ASAP!
**PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE ABOUT THIS BOOKING!!**
**ALL Roles on this project are being Picture Picked by the Director. Once you post that you are available on these work dates, we will then add your photo to the submission list for the Director to choose from. IF you are chosen, we will contact you by phone as soon as we have Director selections. **Your photo in the OLC database MUST be recent, not blurry, only have YOU and no one else in it, you can NOT be wearing sunglasses. If photo doesn’t meet these requirements, we can NOT submit you to the Director!
**MUST HAVE A *RECENTLY UPDATED* TALENT PROFILE IN THE OLC DATABASE in order to be booked! If you do not have a profile with us, 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 pay for the OPTIONAL paid ‘active’ account upgrades. ***
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is already garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cecil Gaines in “The Butler”, coming to theaters on Oct. 18, 2013.
While the world waits to see that film in which Whitaker co-stars with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, and many more stars bringing the riveting, real-life story of one man’s rise above a tragic and violent past to an epic life of service under a record seven U.S. presidents, the actor is hard at work in New Mexico on another dramatic film set.
The Land of Enchantment is full of rising stars, pictured above with a very slim Whitaker is one to watch. Local actor Joshua R. Aragon (Force of Execution, 2 Guns) is currently at work with Whitaker on “Enemy Way” in Albuquerque.
The production has been underway for a couple of months in the Deming, New Mexico area, the shoot is expected to continue to roll through the end of May.
“Enemy Way” is the story of ex-convict, Willie Garnett, who tries to use his second chance to escape his former life of crime. While imprisoned, he converted to Islam, which makes him a target of the local sheriff who is hell bent on exposing Garnett as a violent man.
Click and scroll here for cast & crew opportunities on this #NMFilm!
“Enemy Way” is due for theatrical release in the fall of 2013. In the meantime check out the first official trailer for “The Butler”.
“The Media Rights Capital production will wrap in early July 2013. Filming locations include Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock, Bonanza Creek and Chama. The production will employ more than 1200 New Mexico crew members, 2000 New Mexico background talent and about 20 New Mexico principal actors.
Seth MacFarlane serves as director, producer and co-writer of the film.” -NMFilm Office via The Alamogordo Daily News
Before Seth MacFarlane straps-in to explore galaxies far, far away à la his own personal reboot of the late great Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”, he’s saddled-up along side an all star cast in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.
The New Mexico film has been in the works since late last year with the comedic mastermind setting his sights on locations all over the state.
Since we’ve learned many of the top tier names recruited to join the cast including Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
Click through the images below to blow-up a sneak peek at a possible filming location in the remote New Mexico desert. AND check-out one of our favorite break-out NM stars, an almost unrecognizable Jackamoe Buzzell getting set to shoot a featured role in the film, hanging with MacFarlane himself!
Click and scroll through here for local casting opportunities on this #NMFilm!
The storyline centers on a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight. He goes on to meet the wife (Charlize Theron) of a notorious gunfighter who teaches him how to shoot, but runs into trouble when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) returns to town seeking revenge. The hapless farmer is then befriended by town prostitute (Sarah Silverman) who has had her way with just about everyone, “but refuses to have sex with her fiancé (Giovani Ribisi), believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together.”
A major motion picture, currently in production in New Mexico, dubbed the “Untitled Wally Project” is currently seeking stand-ins for the following types:
Female 5’10″ Brunette
Male 5’8-9″ Brunette
Female 5″3 Redhead
Male 6’3-4″ Blond
Email local casting Director Elizabeth Gabel at email@example.com with photo, sizes and phone numbers to be considered.
After much ado about casting and re-casting, in round three of who will kick-up some dust and dig in his spurs opposite Oscar winner Natalie Portman in her New Mexico western “Jane Got a Gun”, her Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor has come into focus!
Both are experienced in NM filming as Portman has been here for both “Thor” and “Brothers”, and McGregor starred in “Men Who Stare at Goats” back in and returned with Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Gina Carano for “Haywire”.
As everyone knows all too well nothing is confirmed until all hands are on deck, all stars are on their mark and the director yells, ACTION!
So here’s to a great shoot for all involved, how ever things fall out on this and every AWESOME production rolling right now here in New Mexico!
In 2011 it was announced that Fox ordered 13 episodes of a new documentary series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, slated to air some time this year.
The original series was broadcast on PBS in 1980, the first of its kind, space exploration docu-series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning scientist and author Carl Sagan, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television for ten years running.
MacFarlane told Wired Magazine in the summer of 2012, “I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America. There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.”
The year before MacFarlance told the New York Times of his passion for the final frontier, saying, “We’re obsessed with angels and vampires and whatnot when there are many more exciting and very real and much more spectacular things to be excited about, that are right in our own planetary backyard.”
And now the home of America’s first and only commercial spaceport can announce that the ultimate throwback into the future will be based in our own backyard.
Months of top secret preparations ensure that this upcoming odyssey into the earthly explorations of the vast reaches of the universe will be sure to amaze.
New Mexico, here is your first chance to begin vying for your own part of Seth MacFarlane’s version of Carl Sagan’s, Cosomos:
From Lorrie Latham:
Local casting is looking for a 14 mo (more or less) toddler girl to work in a scene on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey She needs to be just learning to walk and still tottering between walking and not.
This is a paid position and will be a one-day shoot at the Santa Fe Studios. It pays more than standard background pay.
If you know someone with a toddler (must be a girl) please have them email:
Keep it right here for more upcoming cast & crew info.!
Three Commercials for “Life Support Medical”
Sheryl Roberts is casting three commercials for Life Support Medical. These are three separate commercials.
We are casting for the following roles:
Male, Late 40′s, Medium build – JOGGER (Any Ethnicity)
Female, 50′s-early 60′s – SISTER (Any Ethnicity)
Female, 50′s – DAUGHTER (Any Ethnicity)
These commercials are NON-UNION.
Pay Rate is $300 per day. Each role works one day.
Transportation costs, hotel, and meals will be provided by the production company.
Shoot dates are May 24-27.
Auditions will take place in Albuquerque, NM next Thursday, May 9th and are by appointment only.
Please submit headshot and resume ASAP with all pertinent information included to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Life Support Medical” as the subject of your email.
Actors who are selected will be sent the sides immediately so time is of the essence.
Talent will be cast at the first call. There will not be callbacks so it is important that the talent know their lines.
For more information please call The Casting Gang at 505-795-8563.
Gone are the array of make-shift dreads, gobs of charcoal makeup, and swaths of flowing gypsy-like fabric; Also missing is the soon-to-be modernly iconic crow headdress, Native American chestplate, and all other accessories and makeup that the world has come to recognize as signature Johnny Depp. Though in a few of these pics it appears that he could be wearing a minor facial prosthetic and is perhaps sporting some applied scruff.
A slick shutterbug or two captured these images of Depp on the Los Angeles set of his next film, Transcendence – due to shoot in New Mexico within the next few weeks. This Peek at The Lone Ranger star shows dress, cut and shave more similar to some of his very early roles like Officer Tom Hansen or even doomed teen Glen Lantz!
In Trancendence Johnny Depp heads an all star cast including Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphey, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara. Details of the film’s intriguing plot is being held tightly under wraps, though it has been reported that it will be a psychological, science fiction thriller, which follows a scientist whose brain is the first to be downloaded onto computer creating a sort of mainframe that can think for itself.
Keep it here for New Mexico casting info. on “Transcendence”.
The 20 billion dollar per year garment industry of Bangladesh cost over 300 lives and counting earlier last week when at first some of the 3,000 workers, who felt and saw their dilapidated, eight story clothing manufacturing building on the verge of collapse, attempted to flee the structure, only to be forced back in to their 13 cent per hour minimum wage post at gunpoint by building management and the bulk of the factory building did then come down killing hundreds and trapping what is reported to be several hundred more.
Since the catastrophe infants have been born in the rubble where their late term pregnant mothers had been pinned after the collapse, rescue efforts continue to uncover more of the living, and recovery of those lost will likely go on for weeks. Today the building owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana was arrested on the border of Bangladesh as he was attempting to escape to India.
Today in the United States it is Workers Memorial Day, th day “the unions of the AFL-CIO…remember those who have suffered and died on the job” and aim to renew efforts for safe workplaces.
Perhaps on this day, American consumers can make the commitment to honor the labor that drives our nation by taking a stand and making the resolve to both identify and hold accountable the businesses on our soil which may have a hand in the unfair and unsafe practices abroad that lead to devastating consequences such as those in this current tragedy.
When they are revealed will you hold the U.S. companies whose merchandise was being manufactured in this Bangladesh plant accountable for supporting these unfair and dangerous practices?
Image courtesy of Yvette Myke-Clause
“Natalie Portman came by to say hello to all The Miss Indian World contestants!!”
The 30th Annual Gathering of Nations is underway now in Albuquerque. The opening ceremony had already witnessed a video greeting from an adopted member of the Comanche Tribe, non other than Johnny Depp – who will be seen on screen next portraying the legendary character, Tonto in Disney’s #NMFilm “The Lone Ranger”.
A favorite event at the three day PowWow is the Miss Indian World Pageant, which is where star Natalie Portman stopped by to meet with the lovely contestants from all over North America, representing an unprecedented number of Native American Tribes. Portman is pictured above with the beautiful Brittany Clause from Six Nations, Ontario Haudenosaunee Territory.
This annual New Mexico based event is “the mecca of Indian country”, promoting and preserving Native American pride and culture for over thirty years, the Gathering draws thousands of people to Albuquerque every year. The multi-territorial, authentic PowWow, “is an experience for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see the colorful PowWow dancing and to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! Over 3,000 indigenous / Native American / Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States come to Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively.”
You can see a live stream of this spectacular event here.
Johnny Depp addresses the 30th annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque’s animal welfare department is putting out a new plan hoping to get more dogs adopted.
All day on Friday, April 26, any dog more than 1-year-old will be just $5. The price includes spay and neuter services, a microchip and registration.
Desiree Cawley, the director at the animal welfare department, told Action 7 News this is the first time they’ve offered anything like this. She said they are simply so overpopulated, they need to make more room.
Animal welfare reported more than 500 dogs in their shelters, more than they had at the same time last year. They said even though they’ve done commercials, put up posters and held event after event, they keep getting more and more dogs.
“We don’t know why it’s happening,” Cawley said.
Most of the dogs they have are strays. Some of them were surrendered by their owners.
Both the Eastside and Westside shelters will have extended hours on Friday. Cawley said they will be open 10:30 to 8 p.m. so that people at work still have an opportunity to come by.
“The actual recording of the Diné dub of ‘Star Wars’ is taking place in New Mexico — right in the heart of the largest population of Navajo speakers,” -The Wrap
The Navajo Nation Museum has announced that the quest to preserve the Navajo language has achieved an intergalactic success!
Star Wars, one of the most iconic and most globally recognized films of all time will soon be translated, performed and again forever immortalized in the Native American language.
Museum director Manuelito Wheeler worked with Lucasfilms over the past three years to bring the project to fruition.
With funding from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, Deluxe Studio is in the process of working with linguists, young Navajos and a Navajo actress to translate each spoken word of the film into the Diné language. Acclaimed dubbing director Richard Epcar is on board with the production, which will be casting men and women fluent in Navajo to be voice actors.
Auditions for the roles of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Moff Tarkin will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
Wheeler tells the Navajo Times that the tribe isn’t necessarily looking for people who sound like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill or the others, but rather for performers who have the ability to speak the dialogue with the force and emotions of the original actors.
Qualified and hopeful voice talents should call 928-871-7941 to book your time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Read more at: The Navajo Times
CORRECTION 4/25/13: IT IS THE NMDPS TRAINING CENTER who is seeking talent for police training NOT the New Mexico State Police Department, as previously worded.
PLEASE ONLY CONTACT the training agent listed below to take part in acting in these workshops. Thank you!
Calling New Mexico Talent:
Sharpen your craft, flex your chops, build your resume, and help train New Mexico’s police force!
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training and Recruiting Division will be holding training workshops May 13, 2013 through June 4, 2013 at the National Guard in Santa Fe.
Volunteer actors are needed to perform various roles representing victims and criminals in a variety of circumstances for the officers in training to practice procedure. A minimum of 20 actors per day are needed.
All workshops are held on weekdays, some during the day and some at night.
Contact George Puga, Basic Training Bureau agent at: George.Puga@state.nm.us
Volunteer actors will be offered compensation in the form of gas cards as needed.