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Reconstruction NM Style

Posted by on March 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Reconstruction NM Style
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As we told you here, the Post Civil War Western series from NBC, now titled “Reconstruction” is underway in NM as officially announced yesterday.

From the New Mexico Film Office:

“Reconstruction,” a television pilot produced by Universal Media Studios for NBC Entertainment, began filming in New Mexico Monday, March 21. Locations in and around the state are being used to represent post Civil War Missouri including Sena, Buena Vista, La Cienega, Galisteo, Chama and an area near Espanola.

“Reconstruction” takes place during the aftermath of the Civil War and revolves around a soldier that crosses the country and settles into a complicated Missouri border town where he is welcomed as its savior – whether he likes it or not. The show stars Martin Henderson (Off The Map), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight, Off The Map), Claire Wellin (Detroit 1-8-7), Bill Sage (Precious, Nurse Jackie), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead), Coburn Goss (The Chicago Code), Robert Knepper (Prison Break) and Billy Brown (Lights Out). The production is executive produced and directed by Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy) along with writer and executive producer Joshua Brand (Northern Exposure) and executive producer Aaron Kaplan.

Read full Press Release here.

Local casting director Elizabeth Gabel posted this update on her blog Friday March 25, regarding the production :

“We are deep in the midst of casting “Reconstruction” formerly “The Crossing” a great NBC TV pilot about the aftermath of the Civil War. It is a wonderful script and we always love doing westerns because of the great extras that come out to these amazing western sets. We have lots of good riders, and for those of you riders we didn’t get to, perhaps when if the series gets picked up we can bring more of you for testing.”

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Longmire, NM

Posted by on March 31, 2011 | One comment

UDATE 5/1/11: via Robert Baxter Hey Facebook friends we are looking for about twenty people to work on set Wednesday may 4th in Las Vegas N.M. Great cast including Lou Diamond Phillips, great crew, $10.00 per hr. Good food. If you want to get in on this pilot give us a call: Julie @505-710-3662 or Bob @505-310-3404 asap

A&E television pilot, “Longmire”, based on the mystery novel series by Craig Johnson, will begin shooting in New Mexico as soon as next month.

Principal casting is being handled by Libby Goldstein and Junie Lowrie Johnson. Leads have already been announced as Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase (Saving Grace), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and most recently Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Johnson has said he is “thrilled” about Lou Diamond Phillips being cast. We too are glad to see our Young Gun return as often as possible…

Secondary casting for multiple Native American specific roles has already begun in Billings headed by Montana über casting agent, Tina Buckingham. Greg Yaitanes of House, Lost, Heroes and much, much more is tapped to Direct.

Keep up with this and more nation-wide Native American casting opportunities with my friend Roscoe Pond, here.

Local background & extras casting will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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QOTD: Deux Sided Coin Edition

Posted by on March 31, 2011 | One comment

Rihanna with her varying array of luscious red velvet hair and the queen of on-screen seeyounexttuesday-tressness, Kim Cattrall have alternate views of the blogosphere.

As lifted directly from the web pages of the greatest poet of our time, Michael K., who spun his beauteous yarns of word weaving around what Page Six recently encountered, Cattrall had this among other things to say about modern-day career choice of blah, blah, blah blogging:

“What about writing for a blog? Then you can write about what you want [or] care about.”

On the otra side of this virtual coin, I’ve cried countless times into my afternoon cocktail over what my beloved red velvet head had to say on the same topic a few moons ago:

“I still read the blogs sometimes, it depends on what it is I am trying to find out. I’m a lot more numb to it now only because I understand what it is. It’s a community for people who don’t have anything else to do and hate themselves, they hate their life, they hate their job, they hate their appearance, they are uncomfortable with who they are so what makes them feel good is talking smack about other people who they think they will never ever see in their life and they happen to be celebrities. It seems impossible to ever have the opportunity to say these things to their face, so they get to hide behind their computer.”

Gees! Generalize much…Salt to wound she said this to one of my favorite class of peeps, the coveted Radio DJ – specifically Ed Lover of NYC.

And now because re-reading and posting Ri’s harsh words render me temporarily unable to wallow in my self hatred dance around to my favorite Rihanna song…I’ll leave you with this bag of sads for the eyes and ears: (if you close your eyes maybe you can see Rihanna stepping on my black hair while whipping and lording her magical red hair over me and my broken dreams)

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Villainous Cranston?

Posted by on March 30, 2011 | 3 comments

UPDATE 8/2/11: Director Len Wiseman confirms “three breasted woman” WILL return in Total Recall reboot…

Variety is reporting that our own beloved Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, NM, Love Ranch, NM) is in talks for the role of the villain in the upcoming remake of Total Recall opposite sexy Colin Farrel (Fright Night, NM).

The redux is slated for a summer 2012 release and will reportedly be filmed in Toronto.

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Meal & Reel: Spring Edition

Posted by on March 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Meal & Reel: Spring Edition

From the New Mexico Film Office: (ICYDK: Meal & Reel)

Casting Call for “Extreme Justice Episode 2: The Broad and The Cephalopod” (SAG and Non-Union) – Sunday, April 3rd

Extreme Justice (aka Wild Justice) is currently casting for “Episode 2: The Broad and The Cephalopod” to be filmed at the end of April/beginning of May. Produced by Carissa Mitchell and Jeffrey Harper and Directed by Grubb Graebner, this episode attempts to resolve the case of a young woman being attacked by what she thinks is a squid in the Santa Rosa Blue Hole Lake. Extreme Justice is under a SAG Deferred Short Film Student Agreement.

Please send headshot and resume submissions (in PDF, DOC, JPEG formats only please) to: amberleraecasting@gmail.com.

Sides will be available for auditions and accepted submissions will be notified of their specified audition time.

All positions are unpaid, however copy, credit and meals will be provided.

Detailed descriptions of multiple roles after the jump…
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Dance-off

Not since Deney Terrio threw on Joe Picopo’s Dead Heat mullet wig for pickups in the Flashdance finale was there this much hullabaloo over exactly whose’s bits are doing what during an on-screen dance saga.

The Ballerina who stood-in for Natalie Portman for the highly contested, yet to be determined percentage of her dance routines during Black Swan continues to level claims that accounts of Natalie’s dance abilities are greatly exaggerated. Portman’s choreographer/fiancee, director, and co-stars are coming to her defense. WTFC? CNN, really?

Hos and cinema are much more technologically savvy these days. There may very well be better worked, more hard fought battles during post-production that don’t scream at the audience, like the barely computer generated ~graphics work on Kate Bosworth, in the legendary Blue Crush, that they are only barely trying to play magic tricks on our eyes for the price of admission (plus the cost of 3D glasses in some cases).

However, such advances may also be one reason why a scorned woman’s wrath could too be on the rise in its reach and potency.

And whatever the hell is in the craw of this trick Sarah Lane it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop until God knows what vindication is hers.

Me thinks a certain ballerina really needs to up her daily dosage of surely already high fiber and let classic dances lie (you too J-Lo, oops too late).

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Odd Thomas Casting

Posted by on March 28, 2011 | 2 comments

UPDATE 4/4/11: On Location Casting now seeking to fill auditions for paid extra work on Odd Thomas:

SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE Notice “Odd Thomas”- 18-25 y/o HOT Guys & Girls in Bikinis and swim trunks for pool party scene (*will need to audition with director in advance, tentatively either 4/13 or 4/18)- if interested in audition, please send email ASAP with your contact info & a RECENT photo of yourself in a bikini (girls) and swim trunks/no shirt (guys) to: onlocationcastingnm@yahoo.com with subject line POOL PARTY.

UPDATE 4/3/11: New Casting details including LA/NM agent info., specific part descriptions, submission and auditioning guidelines and more here.

From Sol Acting Academy: via Sandi Kay

ODD THOMAS, a major motion picture (based on the novel by Dean Koontz, starring Anton Yelchin, Lily Collins, adapted for screen and Directed by Stephen Sommers)

Seeking 2 AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS for speaking roles:

Interested African American GIRLS AGE 5-6 AND 9-10 should contact Casting Director, Kathryn Brink, for an appointment at: casting505@gmail.com

Casting will be the week of April 4th and the week of April 11th in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Callbacks will be the week of April 18 and 25th

Shooting will be for several days near Santa Fe between May 4-mid June.

No prior acting experience is necessary but is desirable. Please email your contact information and a resume and headshot or some information on your child and a small jpg photo to casting505@gmail.com.

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Romantic Lady, Sophisticated Mama

Posted by on March 25, 2011 | 3 comments

The glamorous life of blogging affords many things such as freedom, flexibility, poverty…and with less constraint from the FCC, PRC and propriety it’s a free-wheeling fun ride for all!

But we are accountable for drawing an audience and from Arbitron to Neilson to Census, numbers rule. The very existence of this website depends on traffic, without it (without you) there’s no reason to maintain the parking fees.

So, part of our internet based, pseudo careers is the duty of reviewing our data and that of those around us to best match our output to your input.

Some of the (excessive)ly interesting data we’ve recently reviewed about our current audience trends (that I was able to retain) really spoke to me as the “One” primarily responsible for inviting you to stay and watch our little, dancing cyber-monkey show.

THIS is what I learned: OHI likes the ladies and the ladies like OHI.

I expected our audience would be trending more toward juvenile boys – probably because I feel like that’s where my mentality is more than half the time. But, nope! Turns out we’re lady heavy – educated ladies at that. Ladies who have the wherewithal to be perusing the internets from home or their mobile devices.

Gentlemen, we’ll be accepting your resumes and headshots for broadcast shortly…

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Il est NM Bound

Posted by on March 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Il est NM Bound
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On the eve of the biggest movie to hit New Mexico holding their world recognized, open call right here in the Land of Enchantment, comes this – the first official Captain America trailer as just released by MARVEL.

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Queen of Darts

Posted by on March 24, 2011 | 2 comments

Art by Lalo Alcaraz

Listening to Susana Martinez on 94 Rock yesterday was like getting back together with an ex. You open your mind, decide that what’s done is done and just try to move forward on as positive a note as possible…but then you remember that she’s a lying, controlling maniacal b*tch bully!

My stomach literally turns at the thought of trying to re-listen to her propaganda in order to properly relay the precise points of scathing hot mis-truths and rhetoric surrounding the most vitriol laden, vengefully targeted topic of the recently wrapped 2011 Legislative Session – that is of course that business we call “Show”, or as Susana loathfully dubs it “Hollywood”.

So please take a listen for yourself here and definitely do pick-up (as you always do right) this week’s copy of YOUR weekly Alibi – on stands NOW! Inside the pages of this ever so artfully covered issue is a great synopsis of several of the most impassioned issues of the session. I thought it ever so poetic that our particular issue had some pink ink print leaks that look not unlike blood spatter on the “Making Sausage” news page – reminiscent of the blood letting that took place of our particular industry in the long hard fought battle for New Mexico Film.

Here’s where the New Mexico Film Tax Incentives stand (on the bias):

The Bill that caps Incentives at $50M passed the Senate and only has be signed-off by the Governess’s spiteful pen – this means that if and when films are due more than that in tax credits in a single year, the filmmakers could stand to collect the balance over subsequent years, which could create a bubble of overdue credits in years to come that could eventually leave a zero budget for Film Incentives.

New Mexico retains the original 25% Incentive rate – equal to or lesser than approx. 20 other states in the country. Alaska, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, Utah and Californ-i-a itself among other states are still vying hard to take over where New Mexico has come to reign.

Senate Bill 44 – Film Production Tax Credit Tracking and Review which would stand to make good on the begrudgingly made campaign ~promise by Martinez to prompt a comprehensive study and reporting of the NM Film Program BEFORE making any changes also passed the Senate…but oops changes are already being made…

“Her attack on the film industry has already caused some companies to reconsider their investment decisions here,” – Senator Eric Griego

And the propaganda of pinning shortfalls in healthcare, education and the very safety of our public is being broadcast as the sole result of the evils of “Hollywood” on New Mexico by the Governess and her spin doctors while pet industries get away with raping our economy and lining the pockets of nationally politically ambitious officials.

Click here for our openly bias coverage of this unwarranted attack on the industry…

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24/7 Eats: Federico’s Edition

Posted by on March 23, 2011 | Comments Off on 24/7 Eats: Federico’s Edition

From afternoon NM cerveza to delicioso NM comida…

With Governess Palin-lite in office, New Mexico has even more in common with Arizona than anti-immigration fervor before.

But on the bright-side of having things in common with our neighbors to the West is our beloved Federico’s!

The AZ based franchise has quatro locations in the Q and Rio Rancho. We just had to give them a shout-out for their addictive green sauce, Pollo Asado Tacos and Rolled Beef Tacos with GUAC!

So, thanks to the fine people of our neighborhood Federico’s for rounding-out our week after, St. Patrick’s day eve celebration – gracias!

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Posted by on March 23, 2011 | 2 comments
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Well, well, well, as we live and day drink…Own Wilson be spotted on the regular in the Fe as of late.

Recently O was spied at one of OHI’s favorite chemists’ joints Marble Brewery (they serve food there too haters, don’t get all-up on Owen’s wagon!) amongst other Fanta Se eateries.

The New Mexico Military Institute alum is likely in NM for the Odd Thomas shoot, which he’s been rumored to be a part of for nay on several years now…Odd is based on the novel by Dean Koontz and is rather hush, hush, though young Anton Yelchin (NM Vet in: Terminator Salvation, Fright Night) has just recently been disclosed as CAST.

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RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Posted by on March 23, 2011 | Comments Off on RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor

“My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.” Son, Michael Wilding

In loving memory please visit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

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Video of the Day: ICYMI Edition

Posted by on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: ICYMI Edition

If and incase you live under a rock like I do, you may have been wondering what one of the Q’s favorite personalities has been up to since you last heard her tart pop! Now that some of the community furor over that has settled, we can all rest assured that she’s flying high…

This pretty media maven who also happens to be a favorite local songbird (currently mending from a broken wing), has landed nicely over at Myyyyyyyyyyyy 50 TV.

Catch the hosting prowess of Miss Leah Black on the regular and do go out of your way to indulge your ears and your soul with the funky cool song stylings of her sexy groove here.

If you dare press play on “Love Supply”, first brace yourself for a whopping, slap in the face of DAMN GIRL! Yeah, it’ll SLAP you, and you’ll like it – a lot!

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Posted by on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off on FOOEY!

Ties that bind us be damned the gloriousness that is the FOO will not be hitting-up their former NM haunts & roots on their upcoming Garage Concert Tour!!!

Surely Corporate Evils are to blame…damn you Blackberry! Damn you to HELL! And now that Blackberry has been sufficiently banned (NO PUN for you either evil doers) damned go to Foo Fighters Garage Tour dot com here to authenticate that you’re in a city deemed worthy (financially beneficial to corporate evil) for your chance to have the Foo come to you!

After the rest of us dry our eyes we can enjoy this retro NM performance by the greatest band EVER to be named after high, secret UFO fighter pilots.

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Bikers Notice

Posted by on March 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Bikers Notice

From On Location Casting:

ALBUQUERQUE Extras Notice “In Plain Sight” for 3/24 OR 3/29. BIKERS with own BIKES-Male, Caucasian or Hispanic, ages 25-55, tough looking, Hell’s Angels types, tattoos a plus and MUST have own Harley or similar type bike. If you fit this description and are available on one of the listed dates-please email a recent photo of yourself with your bike ASAP to:
onlocationcastingnm@yahoo.com with subject line BIKER PIC

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Not Real Pretty

Posted by on March 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Not Real Pretty

No, it’s not always real pretty, but it is pretty real looking…From NM’s Own Resident FX Masters:

Gryphon’s Egg Productions is now offering special FX classes!!

That’s right folks everything from basic FX makeup techniques to full on professional prosthetic work, blood teeth and eyeballs, to animatronic puppets!!

Classes are slated start mid April and preregistration is required. We are taking on a limited number of students for the first run of classes – contact Shawn Darling now at gryphonsegg@gmail.com for more info and to pre register today!!!

Class info and schedules available upon request.

Check them out online at: Gryphon’s Egg Productions

Write gryphonsegg@gmail.com for a listing of classes and preregistration information.

**** Classes are filling up so don’t wait!! You must preregister asap classes begin on April 9th****

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Rail Runner Express Needs Pros.

Posted by on March 21, 2011 | One comment

UPDATE 3/21/11: Thank you everyone! We have enough families now. We still need business professionals. Please send an email to jfaught@mrcog-nm.gov.

Casting Call: We are looking for business professionals, families, cyclists and tourists to ride the train with us for a video and photo shoot on Wednesday, March 23. You will be needed between 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. If you are interested, please send an email to

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Best of Burque Time

Posted by on March 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Best of Burque Time

The weekly staple on all things Albuquerque since 1992 is waiting to hear from YOU!

It’s time again to submit your ballot in the Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque edition. Vote on everything from “Best Albuquerquean” to “The Worst Thing About Albuquerque” and almost everything in-between in over 50 categories.

There’s no best bloggette or fake reporter category for me to lose in, but we can all vote on those exalted in local TV and radio all year-round (see below and throughout my ramblings) and you can just make sh*t up in their “Best Anything We Forgot” category.

I can’t decide between Best native humanitarian, champion for equality, host with the mostest, sexy beast, world renowned actor and beloved regular returner of dogooding to his hometown aka Neil Patrick Harris, or best place to pick your nose at a traffic light unnoticed.

Whatever pleasures you most in the Burque and garners your “Best” label, get your vote on here now! Deadline is the stroke of midnight Tuesday March 22.

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Trout Mouth LIVE

Posted by on March 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Trout Mouth LIVE
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Like his slimy skinned, yellow eyed aquatic counterpart the NM Land Trout known as TJ for over 25 years is highly sought after game. Not much lures this reclusive morning rap artist out of his hole for appearances or socialization – but The After After Party baited the large mouth man.

And now the late night entertainment capital of New Mexico will sport not only a roster chalk-full of their standard high bar local talent, and the musical stylings of the one and only James Douglas Show band – but the morning radio meister who is NM’s Own embodiment of where J.D. Salinger meets George Carlin will hit the stage and chat-it-up with host Steven Michael Quezada in front of a live studio audience.

If you’re not tuned-in for his radio quips, parked at a remote (or briefly bestowed his tuteladge over a pulled pork sandwich) you don’t get much Trout. There are no tweets about his lunch-time fare, no facebook photos of his new sunglasses, party dresses or other updates about which Target he’ll shop today – but if you are a 94 Rock devotee you’re likely a big fan of the man.

So get your wading pants on or whatever the hell you wear when you go trout fishin’ (I’m sure Teej could tell ya’) and get down to the historic Wool Warehouse for the show this Tuesday night. Admission is FREE and there’s simply no better entertaiNMent – three shows for the price none! Dancing shoes always recommended for in between buckling down for knee slapping, gut busting humor – this time only, including the special wriggly trout viewing!

Event details here.

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