Simply, “submit name, email or telephone number and a little information about why you would be the perfect guest for the show. Please include a photograph or [sic] yourself and your child/children and the potential father if possible”, by June 2, 2010.
“The most outrageous and entertaining candidates will be invited to the final screening on Saturday the 5th.” And this is a contender for the most painful post ever written by your Sindicator [sads].
While the whole of New Mexico is all atwitter about the upcoming shoot of Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens (as we told you first) this ~reporter simply awaits a Tequila Summit with the I-ron Man director extraordinaire.
Production is getting underway in northern NM as Favreau himself tweets to the masses – where he also gave this sneak twitpic of the Cowboys camera tests, which mainstream media and comic geeks alike are eating-up esp. after the director recently disclosed that it is the easy on the retina Daniel Craig all suited-up.
Those still hungry for production notes and inside dish can “Like” Cowboys & Aliens on Facebook. Get your write-in on to all of thee above encouraging the aforementioned Tequila Summit and suggesting an NM Premiere!
Just over a week after his 74th birthday, on what Governor Bill Richardson officially declared Dennis Hopper day in New Mexico the beloved actor, director and accomplished artist has succumbed to the cancer he’s been battling since last fall.
Hopper commemorated the fortieth anniversary of his iconic film Easy Rider and celebrated his longtime love of New Mexico at 2009’s Taos Summer of Love where his artwork was showcased in the gallery showing, Hopper at the Harwood.
The actor was promoting his Albuquerque filmed television series Crash in NYC when he first fell ill last September.
“Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in “Rebel Without a Cause,” an improbable smash with “Easy Rider” and a classic character role in “Blue Velvet,” died Saturday in Venice, Calif., of prostate cancer. He was 74.
Hopper’s roller coaster career also included “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Blue Velvet,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Hoosiers” as well as flops such as “The Last Movie.”
But the improbable success of the 1969 hippie-biker epic “Easy Rider” remained his biggest triumph. He not only co-starred but directed and co-wrote the film, which also starred Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.
Hopper, Fonda and Terry Southern were nominated for Oscars for best screenplay.”
The forthcoming zombie comedy-horror penned by Director
Chris Gabriel has cast none other than the evil Dr. Calico, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, [tv] CSI, The Mentalist, Entourage, Heros) in the lead.
For advice on the finest in Viking Metal, Zombie/Slasher film and so much more, the whole of the Q need look no further than to “The Hesh Files”.
Whether you get to know him as Sir Heshington, David Heshelhoff, Hesh Holiness, Hesh Leppard, Hugh Heshner, Heshasaurus Rex, or Heshfest you’ll find that he is a true Renaissance man (does the picture not say it all) and you’ll simply call him Presh Hesh!
If you’re interested in learning the complexities of why Prince is the second coming, discussing the subtleties of Beastmaster as a true classic piece if cinema, or if you just wanna chat ’em up in hopes of becoming his first, ex-wife catch him while you can.
Be sure to hook-up with the Hesh to see his personal gallery of body art including but not limited to; a dismembered unicorn, the Chick-fil-a logo, camel toe, a Hulk Hogan portrait, and mustard on a biscuit.
To book Hesh for your private party, day-shift, night shift, part-time or full-time entertainment needs please contact his handlers here
From the New Mexico Film Office, comes the call that globally renowned stock film agency Getty Images is currently seeking NM Talent for various commercial stills that will be shot here from June 1 to October 1, 2010.
“All ages are needed especially Latino seniors and children. Existing families are also needed.
We will be shooting a variety of commercial stills for print and online use with imagery to be represented through Getty Images. This is commercial lifestyle “stock” and may appear in print and online media.
We will be working at a variety of location and on set locations in the Santa Fe area. We will be shooting primarily on the weekend with shoot schedules running from half to full day.
Supermodels are not necessary but good teeth and skin are important.
A standard model release will need to be signed. Outtakes from the shoot will be provided to models for personal promotion, portfolio use.
$25.00 per hour per person with 4 hour minimum. Travel compensated within 100 mile radius.
Please forward any materials with current imagery.
We will respond with a production schedule and details.
The Walt Disney Company is quietly dotting the state with their mouse ears as the entertainment GIANT’s long reach includes Marvel, ABC and The Disney Channel, all of which are sowing New Mexico roots.
Thor is bound to dominate the big screen next spring, the Q spot is the backdrop for network TV’s Scoundrels starting in June, and the purported next High School Musical, Lemonade Mouth is getting set to employ and roll in New Mexico.
Even ESPN regional television resides in the Mouse House. ESPN happens to operate the New Mexico Bowl – our very own college bowl game, set to air on the national stage ESPN will provide to millions of viewers on December 18 this year.
And as we ~reported here, the Bowl’s title sponsorship is still up for grabs…
If it’s not quite in your budget to buy your own bowl don’t fret, but be sure to dust off your monogrammed mouse ears and put on your perma-smile ’cause NM is poised to join the billion dollar club!
You may have happily taken-in mega hits like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force or my personal fave Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs without even knowing from whence these productions sprung.
Why the answer is right here in our own backyard. Since 2007 Sony Imageworks has made a home for itself in the Q.
While we make much-ado about the live action productions aqui we gotta a give a big fat nod to the awesomeness (literally) that is Sony Imageworks.
And they ain’t just animatin’ over thar’. In the video above the first forty Imageworks crew that made the maiden voyage to town tout and tell all about how their doubts dispelled on joining us here in the Duke City.
“New Mexico was a challenge…with this show, you never know, you could be doing a scene back on Earth, finding your long lost son or something like that, and then you’re in the desert with other actors, looking for some chemical that’s going to save the crazy alien spaceship that you’re on. You never know what you’re going to be doing from month to month on this show, it’s challenging. New Mexico was very, very challenging, but also it was the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my career. It was like shooting this big action film: They actually put cameras up on helicopters. It was amazing.” – Brian J. Smith
Awwwww, well Bri, we’ll be workin’ on getting more “amazing” projects here to bring you back soon! Maybe the next big superhero flick shot here…
Yesterday we posed the question to our social net pals on both Twitter & Facebook (sorry myspace, i’m just not that into you), “What sandwich makes you feel like a kid again?”
Good ol’ PB & J took it by a landslide! But lots of yummy and some surprising answers came back. The sweetest thing we noticed was how happy people were to answer esp. when their sammie of choice took them back to a memory with a loved one.
So here’s wishin’ you the cheap treat of chomping into YOUR favorite childhood sandwich and letting it take you back to abuelita’s fried bologna, dad’s PB & bannana, or your own chocolate covered fingers!
and p.s. dear grandma, thanks for all those grilled cheese with pickles
Now these are dreads with purpose. Hair booms are a completely green, renewable resource that sop-up the oily slicks of horror rapidly flowing toward innocent wildlife, habitat, inhabitants and industry of the Gulf.
But the booms themselves are endangered because the organizations that are working tirelessly to help ease this mess are coming-up short hosed.
Your sad, old pantyhose can help rescue the gulf coast. We’ve all got or know someone who has wads of nylons in the very back of their underwear drawer.
Gather-up your grandma’s old medias and hook-up with Matter of Trust dot Org for the complete instructions on how to send ’em in to aid in the mass clean-up required to save our Gulf Coast from the catastrophic (and ongoing) BP oil spill.
And P.S. Calling all NM Alpacas and furry friends. Matter of Trust and Excess Access need all the hair & fur clippings you can muster for their reserves.
The horror/thriller, Intruders due from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later), in 2011 has reportedly locked-in Clive Owen (Sin City, Closer) and Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Basterds) and is set to film, in part aquí en Nuevo México.
Horror genre giants, Hammer Films have two New Mexico productions forthcoming, The Resident and Let Me In.
Look to Legion for NM Horror now on DVD and local production house Fireborn Films has horror in progress.
May 31 – July 15, 2010 the Albuquerque Film Festival is accepting submissions for the August event produced by Film For Change – “a non-profit dedicated to the promotion, presentation and production of socially-conscious cinema and related arts that explore the complexity of the human condition more fully.”
New Mexico film makers receive a 50% discount on entry fees which range from just $15 – $50 depending on entry date and film type.
Eligible formats include: Narrative Features and Narrative Documentaries, Short Features, Short Documentaries and Other (Music Videos, Spec Commercials, Multimedia).
Congratulations to you and your families! Wear that robe with pride, you’ve earned this and so much more!
In memory of your peers who may not have made it to see this day here is a letter from a mother reminding you to take care:
“It may come naturally to think to yourself, “Well it can’t happen to me.” But the simple truth is that anything can happen – from the tragic to the sublime and remembering another simple truth may serve you very well – and that is that every day of your life has value.
Though it’s not possible to know what each new day will bring your way, it is in your hands how you spend it.
My son recently lost a classmate, that family lost a son, a brother, a friend and his future – please please pause a moment during these times of celebrations to take any measure available to you to protect yourself and your chances of seeing another day.
I know there are times, especially in young lives when the whole of the world seems such a mess that a dooms day mentality may prevail, in even the most lighthearted and fun-loving among you. And yes, much of the world is a mess and we don’t know when the pop-culture, big-screen version of an apocalyptic end of the world will come, but I do know how loved ones lost are so terribly missed with every, single passing day.”
Please take care of yourselves and each other if only to see tomorrow.
Each of you and every day of your life is precious. You have so much yet to see and do…celebrate your life in memory of those who have gone too soon.” – A Mom