As chronicled in the business section of the Denver Post Nuevo México is the go-to spot for commercial space exploration in the west.
“Virgin Galactic, which has signed a 20-year lease that calls for $1 million payments a year to the spaceport for five years and then more money to cover costs, has deposits from more than 300 people signed up for $200,000 each.
The rides will take off from and land on the spaceport’s 10,000-foot-long runway, which is close to completion. The 110,000-square-foot terminal hangar facility — which resembles an outer-space manta ray — should be completed by year’s end…
Spaceport America already has created about 600 construction jobs. Studies by Futron Corp. and New Mexico State University estimate that within five years, the spaceport will generate about 2,300 jobs and $300 million in revenues. By 2015, those numbers rise to 3,460 jobs and $552 million in revenues.”
- Ann Schrader, Denver Post
Each fest is oozing with NM filmies + and if you’ve never been on a set or to a fest ea. is a must. The films themselves will no doubt be extraordinary, the people and culture are phenomenon unto themselves.
Come out and support what is rapidly becoming a major force in the state we all love. These are showcases, fundraisers and educational experiences sure to boost our sagging economy and raise our sometimes glib spirits. Dip your toe in the experience or dive all the way in…
It’s a trip – for Jenna
Keep checkin’ with us for announcements on these festivals, indie. film casting and crew calls and so much more. Par exemple the L.A./ABQ feature length film shoot of Dear Pen Pals has been seeking locals for extras and starring roles. Click here for full deets.
It’s been announced today that Disney’s forthcoming Marvel Television Division will be helmed by producer Jeph Loeb (Heros, Smallville).
“Loeb will work alongside Dan Buckley, publisher & president of the print, animation & digital divisions of Marvel Worldwide to adapt Marvel characters and stories to television as both live-action and animation series. Additionally, Loeb will oversee the development and distribution of live-action, animated and direct-to-DVD series. Loeb was previously a Marvel-exclusive comic book writer and also did a stint on Lost. Marvel’s rival DC Comics has built a primetime presence through its deal at Warner Bros. TV that has spawned such series as Smallville and Human Target.” – Deadline.com
As we’ve touched on here, we lurves us a certain mouse in this NM house! We bes’ be gettin’ our welcome wagon wheels polished in hopes, nay dreams that Mr. Loeb will see fit to film in Nuevo México – a nice muffin basket and or balloon bouquet can’t hurt?!?
You can grill it, roast it, stew it, glaze it, saute it – pay over $40 for a 16 oz. bag of dried it, over $10 for one sandwich of it, or just $5 for a fresh lb. of it.
This elegantly named and masterfully marketed fungus came on the scene like so many other oversized and opulent vices in the eighties when some mutant criminis were overrunning crops and generating tons of waste.
As the literal translation of its name denotes – Beautiful Port/Door, the spawn of these previously despised spores remain highly desirable and a retain their inflated price point.
Not just for FarmVille and Class Reunions anymore, Social Media runs the gamut from pig-tail pulling to big business dealing. Write your own epitaph, all but eliminate the paparazzi, catch the news – make the news.
When the ‘Greasers’ take on the ‘Socs’ in the Outsiders you can’t help but wish that they would just meet in the middle. Get on the Inside, get your ‘Soc’ial Media on to connect in the fastest most effective way possible (if you stroke your keys right).
Where else can you catch a movie, write a review, post an audition, shop til you drop, take a look in a book, spread the word, declare your love, learn a trade, make a pitch and so much more.
To learn your way around a Social Network and how to best utilize Social Media right here in New Mexico check with our friends at Drake Intelligence Group (ABQ the Mag Best of the City write-in candidate for Best Category We Left Out: Best Social Media Personality), Ashley Drake Gephart and her network-in-the-know will hold your hand till you’re a social media maven yourself!
BONUS: Attending Employers are to provide no less than 10 paid positions ea. with approx. 70 employers scheduled to participate – health care, retail, corrections, casino, communications and more fields and industries represented.
As we told you here, the mighty O is bestowing one talented person, among the thousands who’ve entered, their very OWN show on her new network.
Below are a handful of such talents hailing from the Land of Enchantment – now you may get swept away in the excitement of Wayne’s high octane travel show, fall for a girl called McGill, find family guidance with Amber or be inspired by Nanda’s guests…
But whichever you prefer we’re proud of all of these NM entries. Check ‘em all out and get behind your fave to send them all the way to O. If your NM entry isn’t listed here forward it to us for inclusion! Email email@example.com.
Click here to view LC’s Wayne Hilton
Click here to view ABQ’s Amber Jordan
Click here to view ABQ’s Cathryn McGill
Click here to view Santa Fe’s Nanda Jones
Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, 500 Days of Summer) who already has two NM films under her belt (Let Me In, The Eye) will return later this year in the Taylor Lane Productions film, Hick – based on the novel and adapted screenplay by Andrea Portes.
The pre-embryonic dish on the dark drama, to be directed by Derick Martini, is that this will be the edgiest role yet for this young but seasoned actress, maybe shades of Jodi Foster à la Taxi Driver? As they say on the evening news…You heard it here first!
If you’re not working, auditioning or volunteering mañana perhaps you can take the scenic drive (aren’t they all) over to San Miguel County to ☮ peacefully support Ma Huckleberry in his bid to use his own damn property in any damn way he sees fit – (esp. when it WILL bring tourism to and promote NM) as it and he are dragged-out in front of the County Commish. + angry locals.
There’s this whole ☭ hullabaloo still a brewing over controversial remarks, “dangers” to the community, even racism, etc. etc. et ACLU.
Stop the H8 people. What is this really all about? I know racism, esp. when I’m often the only chocolate cookie on a plate of white bread sandwiches at the country club.
Some people love chocolate, other people give it the side-eye like it should be relegated to the kitchen or the nanny’s quarters (Camilla knows – For shame Harvey Levin staffers, that’s Camilla’s moms! Granny not Nanny).
Now these are incendiary remarks – this out of the mouths of babes (an angry, yet ~informed, diatribe of logorrhea that holds some valid points in its simple oft/sometimes offensive remarks) This Chicky is mad – but she knows how to spell freedom of speech.
More here from the National Ledger and here from Sky News
“The series premiere of Scoundrels and The Gates gave ABC some bragging points for an otherwise ho-hum night of TV on Sunday: The Gates, which averaged 4.64 million viewers at 10 p.m., represented ABC’s strongest summer scripted series debut in five years. It won its time slot at 10 p.m. in the adult demographic and came in second in viewers behind CBS’ repeat of Cold Case.
Scoundrels averaged 5.17 million viewers at 9 p.m. and won its second half-hour in viewers. The two dramas also gave ABC a boost over last year in viewers and adults 18-49.” – EW
The former king of bringing teen hormone to cinema, director Cameron Crowe (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Almost Famous) is gearing-up for his first feature film since 2005 and 20th Century Fox is now taking online submissions for casting the upcoming film based on the memoir, We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee. Ben Stiller and Matt Damon are among those rumored to star. Click here to enter.
For a prime seat atop the heap of the Mighty O’s latest venture, her very Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) – log on to www.myownoprah.com for all the details and instructions to submit yourself to be considered for your OWN show. Hello, can you say Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, ~Dr. Phil?
If reality tv’s 60 seconds of fame is more up your alley you can audition online to stand beside Guy Fieri and gargle M&M’s, pick-up cotton balls with your notrils, or another equally butt-clenchingly fun to watch exercise for a chance at a cool mill. Visit NBC.com for full deets.
While the egg from which you sprung was with your momma since before she was even born, daddy’s DNA made you complete after just 65-74 days germinating in his eh, hmmm body (cloned from an originating/parent cell that remains with papa).
And as we all know any egg and sperm donor with a ~qualified “petri dish” and a “syringe” can make a baby, but it takes real men and women to raise one.
On this Father’s Day we wish you dads a very happy day, we thank those of you who aren’t ready or who are done for zipping or clipping, and most of all we are grateful for ALL the dads who’ve ever stepped-up and/or stepped-in because everybody needs their/a daddy (esp. the baby momma).
What you contribute to the greatness of your children changes the landscape of our world.
Local boys done good – Local boy’s done really, really good! With the support of a solid fan base and a kick from social net Q son Ryan McGarvey is going BIG time as the Ryan McGarvey band heads to Chicago to play among Guitar Gods and Royals at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival on June 26. Fresh off multiple national shows the band just played a kick-ass set here locally at the County Line last weekend and you can catch ‘em one more time at Savoy before they head out to the show of shows.
Similarly, local actor/musician extraordinaire Gabriel Rivera is ready, set, shooting out of the stratosphere from his NM base. Gabriel stars in the Oscar eligible live action-short film Red Mesa. His musical talents have him vying for a spot at the top in Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings Test Drive 2010, where he and his band can get outfitted with top-knotch gear and the grand prize of recording sessions at the famed Tainted Blue Studio in NYC. Vote for bro TODAY!
Q on the Tube – Catch your supporting role in the premiere of ABC’s Scoundrels this Sunday night. And your Sindicator is OVERJOYED to announce the official word from AMC television that the BEST running show on television, Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad will in fact be BACK for season four – ahhhhhh glorious!
Posh it over to the Savoy to catch a glimpse of McGarvey, then head downtown to NM’s Own version of the Beverly Hills Hotel – the one and only ABQ Hyatt Regency tweet-up! Ryan and the reigning King and Queen of Q social media can tell you just how important your so. net is! Learn more and RSVP here.
Trouble finding the Q Spot? It’s here and on the air with Erica Viking every Friday on Coyote 102.5…