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Feature Film Casting

Posted by on November 30, 2010 | One comment

From the New Mexico Film Office:

These are paid positions (SAG).

Male Classmates – age 27-30 years old, nondescript/all types, improv
for scenes at a ten year high school reunion

Female Classmates – age 25-28 years old, nondescript/all types, improv
for scenes at a ten year high school reunion

Attractive Japanese female mid 20’s must be FLUENT in Japanese & English.

Email headshot and resume to: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com
Casting Director: Angelique Midthunder

Also, check-in often with Native American Hollywood here.

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MTV Freshman, NM

Posted by on November 30, 2010 | One comment
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Local ladies Elle and Shealeen Louise Puckett are Poema!!! Catch them LIVE on KIOT 102.5 with Erica Viking December 6th and WATCH them perform on the upcoming 2nd episode of New Mexico’s Own Late Night Talk Show, The After After Party Dec. 10!!!

Help take POEMA to the national level by VOTING NOW! They are in the running in a big big way standing firm at the #2 spot in the mtvU Freshman Contest.

If the win they will have their video, 2am featured on MTV for a 6 week rotation!!!


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Posted by on November 29, 2010 | Comments Off on MARVELICIOUS!

UPDATE: 12/22/10 And it is so… Come April so comes CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger to Nuevo Mexico! Woot!

ABQ Biz Journals Coverage here

One or BOTH of these super-hero studs coming to a town near YOU, NM!!!

The Comic-Bible sites are a buzz-ity-buzz, BUZZ today about the fact that Marvel’s big boys are set to bring some more of their big toys to Nuevo México.

As we’ve reported here Captain America has been overseas filming in the UK and now some U.S. filming questions may be answered with a big FAT N.M.

Like Thor and light Iron Man 2 werk picked-up here before him it appears a lil’ bit O’ Captain is headed this way.

Yes, the comic rabid are batting about that very prospect. The actual chatter is stating that vague deets are spewing forth that either I-Ron Man III or The Captain is NM bound, but this blogette would not be at all surprised if we get both these
heavy hitters! Captain’s ETA is as early as January…

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Star of the Week

Posted by on November 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Star of the Week

New Mexico Actress Andrea B. Good being very good indeed this Holiday Season and year-round by reminding us that we all have something to give!


Thanks to Which Wich of Albuquerque for gifting back to Andrea! The Best of the City (2 years running) sandwich shop will treat our “Star of the Week” to a meal in appreciation of her Acts of Service in the community!

New Mexico Businesses who wish to donate gifts to do-gooders in our community please click here for details!

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Daytime Nighttime NM on the Tube

Posted by on November 28, 2010 | One comment
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New Mexico talent abounds and now there are two new platforms to shine that everlovin’ spotlight upon ’em!

As we’ve been following for you here the King of Hommywood™ (Hommywood is his brainchild/King, we’ve dubbed ’em) Steven Michael Quezada is well into filming on TAAP (The After After Party).

Your chance to watch the premiere episode is coming-up on Friday Dec. 3, at 2 a.m. on the CW. But if YOU want to get in on the action and be a part of the studio audience check here for upcoming tapings and git’ down there to cheer on NM’s Own and to catch the in-between takes that will be some of the funniest moments you’ll ever see! (wear dancing shoes too because The James Douglas Show will have you shaking a groove ‘thang or two)

Wet your appetite for TV goodness with NM’s Own, brand spanking new morning talk show. New Mexico Style premieres this Monday morning on Kasa Fox 2.

Join host Nikki Stanzione for her exploration of all things New Mexico every weekday morning from 8-9. Click here to connect with the show and give them your take on NM Style.

Lastly, Sindication joins many of the boohooers of Nuevo México in saying good-bye to KOB morning anchor Marla Tellez! In the never ending shuffle of talent in the deck of this game called show-business, Marla has left us to head back to Cali. Adios Marla you will be missed!

Perhaps Marla will be back – I know of two new NM shows where she could possibly come-back and guest!


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Joe Knows

Posted by on November 28, 2010 | 4 comments

With minimal blog speak (like none), sparse images and the light of a thousand suns, Joe Monahan writes (and writes) the Best Blog of the City, that city we all call The Q.

Just call me Kanye, because as some of you may know I openly campaigned, like Kanye for Beyonce, to be voted Numero Uno in the Q’s shiniest, glossiest mag but alas…Joe, the winner of the coveted title back in ’08, takes the top spot again!

He is now and forever my Taylor Swift. You can only imagine the sting (well, Diane Denish can more than imagine it) esp. for someone like me who took the Narcissism Test as presented by JTD and scored a whopping 35 on a scale of 1 to probably 30.

Check out Joe’s Best of the City Blogspot here, where he prolly (blog speak) won’t even make mention of his big win! Seriously, he’s like really smart and informative – It’s like the adult companion to your/my real life.

Congrats to all the winners and the runners-up (that’s us we’re #5, we’re #5 {sigh})! And now my annual tribute to this contest:

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Happy Thanksgiving Babies

Posted by on November 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving Babies

Black Friday Bright Sky Semper Fi

Posted by on November 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Black Friday Bright Sky Semper Fi

Go Go Power Ranger

Posted by on November 23, 2010 | 2 comments

If you felt a great presence come and then go from the Land of Enchantment well then you are in tune with your Mighty Morphin-ness.

Only because it’s “a wrap” do I feel comfortable letting you all know that the great Amy Jo Johnson was in your midst while filming the NM movie Tiger Eyes, based on the novel by Judy Blume.

Every time I say that I feel like all the presenters of last year’s award season when they had to say, “Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire“. That load of required info. was even better than, “The Artist formerly known as…”

WAIT – I’m not really saying that because nothing’s better than PRINCE. Except maybe PINK which was just a typo in the last sentence that obviously should’ve stayed!

I hope Miss Johnson isn’t too annoyed with her rabid fan base of Morphins – Amy Jo, embrace it. Love is love, think of it as being comfortable in your Cherness.

Click here for a head trip to memory lane…

For Ryan

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We’re Still Here…

Posted by on November 23, 2010 | Comments Off on We’re Still Here…


Oh Yeah sound clipYOUR New Mexico EntertaiNMent website is getting ready to celebrate another year!

Now that we’re two we can’t wait to see what mischief we can get into! There are new and exciting opportunities on the horizon – for ALL of us!

So together, let’s take advantage of that one-of-a-kind New Mexico glow and bask in the special light only found here!

Big thanks to every one of you who visit with us – you’ve helped us grow from 200 avg. readers per month to over 10,000 strong!

Heartfelt gratitude to every “little birdie” who keeps their ear to the wind and brings us twigs of info. – we couldn’t do a thang w/out you! All you Facebookers and Twitter friends ROCK, it’s great staying connected with and being inspired by you!

Our mission here is to shine a spotlight and lend a periscope view of New Mexico’s entertaiNMent industry & opportunities and all that that affords – including the awesomeness that is our untouchable sense of community, together we make it better!

THANK YOU readers, birdies, “Brats”, newsies, DJs, actors, entertainers, crews, clients, casters, agents, staffers, friends, followers and families!!! VERY special thanks to media mavens and fierce lady friends Jessica Garate and Erica Viking for your support and hotness!

But most of all thank YOU! Come back soon!

Interactive Memory Lane:

KASA FOX 2 – Jessica’s Interactive Report aired July 23, 2009

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Fireborn STAGE Class Intensive

Posted by on November 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Fireborn STAGE Class Intensive

UPDATE 11/29/10: FOURTH NIGHT! The first round of DIALECT classes begins Thursday!!! Take 2 classes – and receive dialect training FREE.

IMPROV: Mon. & Tues. Train with professional actors/producers/writers, SHOWCASE: Wed. in front of industry producers, directors, screenwriters & agents…
DIALECT: Thurs. no cost additional intensive dialect training!!

For immediate information contact: Jerry G. Angelo at 323-333-7322 or visit Fireborn Films here.

Improv & Showcase training just $50 (for both) and get the new intensive Dialect training at no additional cost!


This week only – Fire Born Films is sponsoring “STAGE”, inviting new actors to a free INTENSE SCENE STUDY class Wednesday night… all you have to do is come check-out Improv…Take one IMPROV class Monday or Tuesday – Get INTENSE SCENE STUDY Wednesday for FREE!

This will be in preparation for adding a new class and a 4th night, DIALECTS. Actors from STAGE are being groomed to be dangerously versatile…and it’s working…results will be published/released forthwith!

STAGE is for all actors and all people wanting to break their mold. It is open to the public.

Who: Steve Corona – one of the most versatile acting instructors in New Mexico, Fireborn Films own Jerry Angelo also comes as part of the pkg.

Tonight 7pm sharp

5413 Lomas Blvd one block east of San Mateo
Albuquerque, NM 87110

More details here at www.firebornfilms.com click STAGE

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Roll With It (21+)

Posted by on November 21, 2010 | One comment

From the Agency:

Please note we will be having a casting call for our 2011 Commercial on Monday, November 22nd from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Pueblo Ballroom at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

This commercial will run the entire year of 2011 and we will be shooting across the entire resort. Please note that we are only looking for non-union talent, financial core talent

Please note that the actual shoot days will be right after Thanksgiving, which may impact…plans. Shoot dates are set for Tuesday, November 30th – Thursday, December 2nd.

Listed below [are] the types of actors/talent we are looking for as well as potential pay. [We] ask that [you] bring both headshots/body shots with resume stapled to the back with [you] to the casting call. Talent should wear normal/trendy/casual clothing – please stay away from plaid or patterns. Must be 21 years or older.

Featured Models – $400 – $700/day depending on qualifications
Male/Female – 25-35

Male/Female – 50-60

Featured Extra Models – Approx. $100 – $150/Day depending on qualifications

Male/Female – 25-40

[We] recommend that people where fitted trendy/casual clothing. They do not need to wear a certain outfit, color etc. They don’t need to have a certain amount of experience. If they have done commercials and/or movies and are comfortable being in front of the camera, that will be sufficient enough.

[We are] in the midst of attempting to get a craps table moved into the room where auditions will take place. If [we are] able to do this, we will most likely request that they role some dice, smile etc.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

A&M Agency

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Casting Queue

Posted by on November 20, 2010 | One comment

Sure as those shoes work with that bag, and the dress is a yes – a must for any seriously aspiring New Mexico actor is to make sure you’re registered with EG Casting.

Featured in industry periodicals and favored by many of our biggest ‘big deal’ productions…

Elizabeth Gable heads the agency that has cast background, extras and stand-ins for 3:10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, Terminator: Salvation, and The Book of Eli among many, many more…including the highly anticipated New Mexico mega pic COWBOYS & ALIENScoming to theaters July 2011.

Gabel has upcoming commercial, film & television projects that her agency will apply their professional touch to – more than just a great experience, but quality casting opportunities are within your reach.

We have it on good authority that EG Casting is working with an award-winning producer as you peruse this, getting set to shoot a local project that will employ many who will be hand selected by the agency and the producer.

If you’re serious about getting into productions or want bona fide, resume & reel building experience be sure you’re in with EG.

Register here!


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Coens’ Latest Go in New Mexico

Posted by on November 20, 2010 | One comment

From the brothers Coen comes True Grit the latest film from the team that shot their Academy Award winning film No Country For Old Men aquí también.

Starring more Emmy winners such as Jeff Bridges who won best actor for the NM film Crazy Heart and NM vet Mat Damon.

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I-25 Studios Gets a lil’ TNT

Posted by on November 19, 2010 | 2 comments
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Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (NBC’s class of ’06-’07) makes a move, of sorts. Two of the stars of the axed show will be re-teaming for a brand spanking new TNT detective, drama series that will begin shooting in the Q next month.

The series is based on the Marshall Karp novel The Rabbit Factory. The story will follow two detectives, – “Lomax & Biggs” in their life of sleuthery, debacles and hopefully some-time debauchery, whilst navigating their way through mysteries and life as a dynamic duo.

Allan Loeb, screenwriter of the iconic, big screen sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is at the helm of the production that pairs famed Wings actor Steven Weber and member of the original Kings of Comedy actor/comedian/host D.L. Hughley as the leads.

Shooting fires-up in December at Albuquerque’s I-25 Studios, home of the AMC hit series In Plain Sight – in which Weber also appeared.

TNT, Weber, Hughley and crew (+NM job$) join current NM productions IPS and  Breaking Bad…and fill a bit of the void left by our dearly departed Scoundrels.

Welcome Gumshoes!

Casting deets to follow as they become avail…

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Your Friday Q Spot sans Audio

Posted by on November 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Your Friday Q Spot sans Audio

Tonight is the 2010 Harvest Show at Exhale Bar & Grill on 4th St. NW. Rock ‘n Roll to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s! Fun and music of times gone by…Raffle Prizes and amazing performers! Hosted by Chaz Malibu! $5 at the door…here is the hot link!

If you’re a moderately to heavily modified lady get entered in the Miss Sinful Solstice Pageant (Tats & Piercings), coming-up at Effex Nightclub. The pageant is on Dec. 10.

Showcasing alternative bands, Fashion, Ring Acrobats, Tatts, Body Modification and PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES…Entry is a toy valued at least $10 or a $10 cover charge. The toy drive and fundraiser benefit children in the UNM Focus program, which cares for kids affected by drug use – That’s Dec. 10 at.

Tomorrow night is when to get registered to compete at Burt’s Tiki Lounge with the Sinful Solstice Sponsors at the DCD’s 2011 Calendar Release Party here they’ll also be drawing the name for that $300 certificate for professional INK in the Tatts for Cans drive I told you about a few weeks ago.

Get your Fall NATURE-on: This weekend is the Festival of the Cranes! Normally coyotes and cranes don’t mix, but this is just New Mexico gorgeousness that must be experienced.

Hikes and events run through Sunday Southward at the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (and I believe you can catch Coyote all the way down).

Coming-up on Wednesday Nov. 24 Masquerade Mayhem, a sexy masquerade bash at the 405 Lounge, Downtown 4th & Central…

Bring your mask canned food and VIP tickets for the pre-bash! It’s a Thanksgiving food drive AND red carpet event, $5 entry with food donation $10 w/out, masks a must, avail at the door for $3, but do it up! Dress to impress! VIP deets, celeb guest & more info. here.

Industry Refresher: New Mexico is currently ranked #3 in all of N. America by Variety Magazine and #1 in the country for production by Movie Maker magazine.

New reports show that 43 states have created film tax credits and CT and Iowa to name a few have made unsuccessful runs at nabbing our coveted film & production industry. We still face stiff competition from TX and Louisiana + who are looking to bolster or add their own incentives…

Let’s make sure New Mexico continues to put the NM in entertainment, let’s keep informed, get involved and do check-our post on the dried-up Iowa Film Industry that boomed for the two years it was in effect and is now defunct…we may get us some Hawkeyes as a result which is welcome but we gotta keep vigilant on the tremendous strides NM has made in American and even Global production & entertainment.
FOR JOBS SAKE, go New Mexico!

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Posted by on November 17, 2010 | Comments Off on The WORST

From the sublime in entertaiNMent to the absurd…have you ever wondered what the reigning “most annoying sound in the world” is since Jim Carrey made the concept famous in 1994’s Dumb and Dumber?

Well, you need look no further than this morning’s episode of the View (shocking, I know).  And this is supposed to be a spotlight focused on the talent of their behind the scenes staff & crew.

This stuff needs to stay behind the scenes, que no? But it may serve a purpose as one of the three components to World Peace…though you may find, like me, a much stronger hatred aversion to these women than toward any babies…

Enjoy, I mean annoy…

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After The After After Party

Posted by on November 17, 2010 | 3 comments

In the paraphrased words of the late great Ed Sullivan, it was a really, really big show!

If you weren’t at the taping of NM’s Own Late Night Talk Show The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada you missed some of the funniest, most entertaining moments of the year!

In short the audience was the MAN, the sixth man that is, but it wasn’t a tough task because from start to finish SMQ held the crowd in that endearing & engaging way he wields his HIGHlarity. The original and actual members of the Quezada family led the chain of adorable supporting the King of Hommywood in this next great, big step in his entertaiNMent career! (Mama Quezada was too presh for words)

The newest honorary Quezadas include the astounding James Douglas Show who simply brought down the house with every single beat – and I kid you not, brought the goose bumps along with the can’t-help-but-shake your booty funkification!

This production is truly a sample of New Mexico’s finest – the professional, largely volunteer crew, students, performers and guests really brought their A-game as a community, it doesn’t get more feel-good fun than that.

If you’re up for some feel-good, funky, hilarious, goodness YOU too still have a chance to catch some up-coming shows LIVE. Keep-up with all the updates & announcements right here on the show’s official Facebook page AND most definitely pick-up the James Douglas Show’s music here, here or here in the meantime.

Be a part of NM history, join the familia, and don’t miss another live show!

The premiere episode of The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada airs Friday November 26 at 2 a.m. on the CW.

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Holy Morning Show Host NM!

Posted by on November 16, 2010 | 3 comments

As we tol’ you here New Mexico was gettin’ ready to embark on the morning talk show game with KASA Fox 2 throwing a stylish mouth or two into the ring to “host chat” & “coffee talk” your early morn’ ear off.

Well, after what I’m sure were grueling rounds of interviews, auditions, and screen tests the powers that be (maybe this one too) have made their selection….

KRQE Morning Meteorologist, Kristen Van Dyke and NM Style Host, Nikki Stanzione

Our winner is…Nikki Stanzione, Nikki hails from New Jersey and enjoys
Sunsets, Family, Being in Love, Watching TV, Music, Singing, Dancing, Performing, Laughing, Eating Good Food, Movies, Reading, Talking, The Beach, Current Events, Pop Culture, Awards Shows, Children…

You can watch Nikki tackle all of this and more every weekday morning starting Monday November 29 on KASA Fox 2.

Keep up with her here now, on her “Nikki Stanzione – KASA FOX2, NM Style Host” and “Like” it!


AND don’t forget to get your LATE NIGHT talk show fix TONIGHT for the first taping of New Mexico’s Own The After After Party…the premiere episode airs Friday November 26!

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~Hot On Our Boot Heel: Hawkeye Edition

Posted by on November 15, 2010 | 3 comments

We’ve got chile, they’ve got corn & we all want movies! It’s the recession succession version of WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

The hearty film industry that is New Mexico’s is so oft referenced in posts and articles where other states are clamoring for a stake, if I had a dubloom for every time – I could buy all y’all a steak!

In one of today’s heads-up blog posts, crafty Christine of Iowa paints (or needlepoints) the sad truth about films on wheels, which is the reverse of Meals on Wheels in that it is where the tax incentives lie that the film industry will follow taking their meals, their dogooding & their jobs with!

Tough lessons, easily foretold and sadly playing out for Jeff and Janelle Smith of Iowa via Omaha.com.

The Iowa Film, Television, and Video Project Promotion Program was created in 2007 – the now defunct Income Tax Credit structure saw a rapid influx of productions yielding the kind of jobs we’re all/none too familiar with here in New Mexico.

The program was suspended in 2009 after unscrupulous practices by some who “took advantage” of the incentives while the administration failed to cite and correct egregious errors in the system.

With the loss of the industry and the trickle down of revenue and collateral support systems drying-up many Iowans like the Smiths may face tough decisions about whether to weather out the tough economy or follow the industry they’ve ensconced themselves in wherever it may land.

The Smith’s made themselves assets to the industry as crew and vendor service providers, Jeff as a lighting grip and Janelle in craft service – with the programs suspended the Smith’s are out of work and are now considering a move to NM.

Like Jeff who is now unemployed, Los Angeles industry transplant Chris Bevauns, a film costume and set designer, earned $60,000.00 in 2009, working steadily on nine productions to working as a “handyman” for $20,000.00 this year.

The faithful in Iowa a.k.a. the Iowa Motion Picture Association will be championing efforts to bring the program back leading up to their state’s own legislative session.

Here‘s the full AP article.

p.s. I’m not poking fun at Christine or craftiness. AND J & J you’re always welcome in New Mexico…in fact join us at a camp out in January where we may need to set-up house in front of the Roundhouse to make sure NM stays in the game, because we ARE the game! Numero Uno Nuevo Mexico – Woot!

You tug, we’ll tug – not that way cochino, that’s the old Hollywood way…

Movie Maker Magazine, Variety

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