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Sight Renewed, NM

Posted by on July 31, 2010 | One comment

Good news for local cast and crew – USA Network’s New Mexico Production of In Plain Sight has been picked-up for two more seasons.

And as star Steven Michael Quezada recently touched on with Erica Viking on Coyote 102.5, during his YDI benefit interview, AMC Television’s Breaking Bad is slated to pick-up production on its 4th NM season soooooon…..

Cast and crew call info to follow.

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Unemployed on the Web, NM

Posted by on July 31, 2010 | 2 comments

UPDATE 11/28/10: Benny’s nabbing gobs-o-jobs and to date our Manwife needs a gig! Hmmmmmm….

Much like Hollywood of old, NYC of all time, and Cleveland as of late, being a free agent can lend to the extremes of being either very lucrative or stringless y penniless (como moi).

Here in New Mexico I found two contemporaries in the latter category both striving to make their way while ~reveling in their disenfranchisement in two very different ways:

Amassing thousands of cross country hatemongers followers with usually impeccable grammar and unbridled rage the Manwife indiscriminately bashes the desert in which his been transplanted, famously listing his location alternatingly as either ” sand hole hell” or a “cross between the face of Mars and a cat’s litter box” complete with vlogs and snarky posts of his unhappiness and misadventures as a self described “Manwife”. Both his blog and tweets alike seem to entertain many as we’ve been able to follow along while he literally counts down and comments on the many days he spends between jobs.

Conversely, NM Radio’s Big Benny runs a tighter ship and an upright one. Appealing to a local base he regales his followers, friends and fans with timely quips, observations and advice-lite. In a mix of spanglish and contempo lingo Benny relates with peers and community alike. The positive and contemplativeness in his output has led the radio DJ back to the airwaves, a virtual campaign he led after becoming chopping block fodder of ‘the man’ over a year ago.

Big Benny’s positive and amiable disposition has brought him gainful employment, through the professional and social network contacts he’s maintained but the Manwife does have his own Ads by Google under his “Pay My Bills” section as well as a Donate button.

So what ever your flavor either of these two New Mexicans have much to say for sayings sake.

And if either of these two b*tches get a book or movie deal à la that Julia Child blogette I wanna git’ ma cut for noting them!

But, p.s. the most reluctantly prolific writer, poet and philosopher of our time better get his book an’ movie deal before anyone else!

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Native American Casting Call, NM

Posted by on July 30, 2010 | 3 comments
CastingFilmNM

The New Mexico Shoot of Cowboys and Aliens is currently Seeking Native Americans:

“Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, is looking for Native Americans in the Espanola area for scenes to be shot in mid August.

These are paid positions.

Please call the extras casting office at 505-954-9476 or email Elizabeth Gabel at elizabeth@egcasting.com” – EG Casting

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Welcome Martin Enter Murphy

Posted by on July 30, 2010 | One comment

The beautiful and talented Tisha Campbell-Martin was recently spied arriving in the Q, landing on the same flight from CA as our own Lady Viking.

We’ve learned that TCM is here to star as Miss Reznick in the ongoing New Mexico shoot of Disney’s Lemonade Mouth AND NM’s Own very beautiful and talented SKM, the one and only Sandi K. Murphy will grace the set landing the plum spot as TCM’s stand-in, at least for today.

Stand-in work rocks! We love our Sandi and we’re so proud she’ll be rockin’ her professionalism and experience on set in this exciting new production!

Go Sandi! And welcome to the Land of Enchantment Mrs. Martin.

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THOR Sneak Peek

Posted by on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off
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THOR full length trailer may still be avail: here

Looks good! Moments harken back to pivotal moments of the 70’s/80’s superhero movie era, like in Superman II when the bad guys are hurling through space on that sheet o’glass, after court in those revolving hoola hoops.

I’m feelin’ it too, like when Thor’s all banished & stuff – that was totally what it was like when I got banished!

I’ll tell you who he is seksi FBI man ;) – THOR New Mexico baby! (and oh yeah, he is worthy!)

And p.p.s. HELLO Destroyer! INCREDIBLE!

Go NM!!!  I can’t stop watching it, like I couldn’t stop staring at the stars of Cowboys and Aliens when I first threw that up!

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APS Back to School Budget Crunch ~Relief

Posted by on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off

Because we don’t all have $11 million to plunk down on an ancillary building…

APS is holding a back-to-school clothes swap meet to help students and their families prep and dress for the upcoming school year without breaking the bank.

“There is no doubt EVERYONE is in some way being affected by the current economic recession especially if you have kids. Worrying about how to get your kids clothes for the new school year or maybe clothes for you, your mother, your father, or anybody can be stressful.

There is a solution to the stress…..

On July 31, 2010 9am – 12pm some members of the community have organized a swap meet to try and help ease the financial stress of buying new clothes for you or your family.” – APS

Where:
Messiah Lutheran Church
11515 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM

When:
Jul 31, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Patricia Baca at 974-0740

This event is FREE of charge. To participate bring your clean, un-holy clothing for exchange!

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URGENT: Where the kids at, NM!?!?!?

Posted by on July 28, 2010 | One comment

Disney’s Lemonade Mouth movie shoot going sour w/out teens for cast:

ALBUQUERQUE RUSH CALL “Lemonade Mouth” – TODAY (Weds. 7/28/10) ASAP in Rio Rancho: Need 14-19 year old, conservative (DISNEY!), high school students who have black pants, balck shoes and a white dress shirt. MUST be able to get to Rio Rancho quickly and have proper ID. If you are available please call Karin at 505-366-9863. (ONLY call for this posting please!)

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Stand-up Standout

Posted by on July 28, 2010 | 2 comments

Supporting the youth:

Another dogooding, talented slab of gorgeousness, a.k.a. NM’s Own Actor/Comedian/Writer/Producer/Director extraordinaire, Steven Michael Quezada is hosting a budding actors’ showcase on August 1 at Albuquerque’s historic Wool Warehouse.

Trouble, the multimedia performance will combine film and theater created by the talented young people of Youth Development Inc.

“Please help me change Kid’s lives! It’s FREE all you have to give is a few hours of your time to watch what they have come up with. They will be combining Film with Theater and they have worked very hard so show them that it matters!” – Steven Michael Quezada

And later in the week, strictly for the grown-ups:

The acclaimed Breaking Bad star will bring his comedy to the Barley Room‘s Brew-Ha-ha on Wednesday August 4th.

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30, $10 cover, 21+.

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Good Fella

Posted by on July 28, 2010 | 2 comments

Image via Palzoo

Albuquerque son Neil Patrick Harris returns next month to make good on his quick commitment to help revive a tragedy stricken branch of his New Mexico family tree.

Musical Theatre Southwest in NE Albuquerque, Harris’ home town, was ravaged by flames in May as we told you here last month.

The Harris Family will host a fund raising dinner on August 22nd at their local restaurant Perennials.

Only 100 tickets will be made available at $150 ea.

Tickets must be purchased in advanced and will not be sold at the door
of the red carpet event. If you would like to buy tickets, you can call
Musical Theatre Southwest at 265-9119.

“The fire devastated the theatre company, but we have been amazed
at the outpouring of community support, including the generosity of Neil’s
family,” said board member Rick Huff, who has worked with the theatre
company for more than 40 years.
“Many New Mexico families literally grew up seeing and participating in
the productions of the theatre company. It’s so moving to see them come
back and support MTS after this tragedy,”
– William Stafford, of Musical Theatre Southwest.

Click here to see NP & Brian Harris in the {adorbs} local spot for their fine dining establishment!

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Mad About Men

Posted by on July 27, 2010 | Comments Off

Since July 21 a nationwide, online casting contest has been on! Log onto Mad Men Casting Call at amctv.com for your chance for a walk-on role on the outrageously popular AMC series Mad Men.

Enter through September 17, 2010.

Click here for official rules and regs.

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The Dunlin Has Landed

Posted by on July 27, 2010 | Comments Off

Irish eyes (not Scottish) be upon us once again NM. The Crazy Heart star has returned to the Land of Enchantment to begin work on the redux of the eighties classic Fright Night.

Welcome back Mr. Farrell, hope you enjoy your latest stay!

Mexicans (New and old): We’ll all be on our best behaviour as we’re becoming accustomed to accommodating and respecting gorgeousness talent of this magnitude, right?

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Big Sky Punkin’

Posted by on July 27, 2010 | Comments Off
CastingFilmNM

Writer/Director, Brooke Pepion Swaney, is casting her film, “Spark the Punk”, and she needs to find some New Mexico NativeAmerican/Canadian actors, union or non, either will work.

Here is what we are looking for:
» Read the full post

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Corazón Mañana Night

Posted by on July 26, 2010 | Comments Off

“This Tuesday night at 7PM (at Corazón, Santa Fe) we will be shooting a music video for my NEW album coming out soon. All you need is your ID,sign a waver to be filmed and remember to LOOK FLY! The director works with Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles and is going to make a REAL good video to represent Santa Fe to the fullest. I hope to see ALL my peeps there. ALSO..dont forget…DJ Dynamite Sol is still in the mix for reggae night so that hasn’t changed. If you show up after 9pm and still want to be in the music video, you will have to pay the 5$ cover for reggae night. Thank you for the support! Your friend always….” – Mark J. Ortiz

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LIVE From Comic-Con

Posted by on July 24, 2010 | 7 comments
EventsFilmNM

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The buzz-buzz is that Favs brought HARRISON FORD to his first Comic-Con experience to participate in the Cowboys and Aliens panel this evening…How did Han Solo never go to Comic Con before? Stud.

Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell also appeared. The NM shoot is getting lots o’buzz as Favreau says C&A will be back for Comic Con 2011 just before the release of the much anticipated film – which, as was just disclosed will be in 2 Dimensions…Favs said, “f*ck it” after early digital test shoots.

Just a few weeks into filming the Cowboys ensemble did not disappoint – even bringing a preview reel of the movie that brought the crowd to its feet.

Woot!

First pic of Daniel Craig on the New Mexico set:

Via Platinum Studios

More from NM:
Cowboys and Aliens, Robert Pattinson, New Hollywood, NM, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Megan Fox, The Book of Eli, Passion Play, Fright Night, Disney’s Lemondade Mouth

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Extras, Extras

Posted by on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off
CastingFilmNM

Touted as “the next High School Musical”, Lemonade Mouth now filming in New Mexico has an immediate need for extra, extras…

This just in:

“Extras Casting: Looking for 18-20 yr olds for high school students for this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We are looking for full day availability on one or more of these days. If you or someone you know fits this description please create a FREE profile on onlocationcasting.net NOW! and THEN IMMEDIATELY call us at 505-341-2216.”

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An Ass Talks Smack About Our Bear

Posted by on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off

≠Breaking ≠news: Yesterday an arrogant, ignorant blow-hard made an arrogant, ignorant comment re: one of New Mexico’s Own, NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Today the arrogant, ignoramus retracts/explains his stupid remark:

“During a segment about myself being named one of the “blackest white folks we know” by the Web site theroot.com, I made a few comments about some others on the list. Now, I know absolutely nothing about sports, so I didn’t realize that one of them was NFL star Brian Urlacher.

“Since then, I have been informed by my staff that Brian — uh, Mr. Urlacher — could kill me with his thumb in nine seconds if he wanted to. Although if we are talking about people in Chicago wanting to beat me up, he’s going to have to stand in a very long line.

“Anyway, I apologize to anyone who was offended. I just made a neo-Nazi jokebased on the short hair and white skin; I don’t actually think he has fascist plans to take over the Earth.” – Beck to The Chicago Tribune

Way to perpetuate H8 and stereo-types Becks! {sads}

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY VIKING

Posted by on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off

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Your Q Spot: Criss Cross-Q Edition

Posted by on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off

As Heard on Coyote 102.5 July 23, 2010

SE Albuquerque – Upside down, underwater, etc. whichever way you look at it, our own coveted Albuquerque Studios is experiencing some financial difficulties (this is NM, we can all relate) and is gonna climb out of the hole through the re-structuring of Chapter 11.

The re-organization should allow the studio to recover and continue to roll with productions such as the current ABC show Scoundrels, AMC’s Breaking Bad and the upcoming SKG Dreamworks horror feature Fright Night.

The “WEST SIDE” will soon hold its own in the mega-multiplex, movie theater arena. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK) has announced their plans for a new Century Theater in Rio Rancho… » Read the full post

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Go Live Leah!

Posted by on July 22, 2010 | 2 comments
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She’s officially made it into the TOP 100 of The Live with Regis and Kelly co-host for a day Women of Radio Contest!!!

NM’s Own Leah Black is in the running and is the ONE AND ONLY ray of sunshine from the Land of Enchantment eligible to represent!

From the Q Spot to Tamalewood, Leah needs your help to make it to the NYC Mouse House to take the stool next to REEG!

“Please go “LIKE” the Regis & Kelly page & then write something
…glowingly & include my name as your vote to get my into the TOP 10
to co-host w/Regis!!!” -Leah

From New Hollywood, NM to NYC – send our local, lovely Leah Black!

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Pretty in Fe – Have Love will Travel

Posted by on July 21, 2010 | 2 comments

New Mexico is becoming quite a couples paradise or at least haven as big films and their super stars come to work in the Land of Enchantment their lovers come out to visit.

Some endings are happier than others, but we’re happy to play host and haven to celebrity folk amor!

When Channing Tatum was here in the Spring filming Haywire (formerly titled Knockout) with Steven Soderbergh his lovely wife (Megan Fox isn’t the ONLY game in town, this one and tinsel) Jenna Dewan took to the Indian Market and to Twitter giving an early review of the film(ing) saying:

“Watching Steven Soderbergh on set is beyond…a real genius of his craft. and nice and humble. love it.”

Haywire also stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Gina Carano, and is due out in early 2011.

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