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Posted by on August 31, 2011 | Comments Off on HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY JAMES!

Max Muscle, New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Max Muscle, New Mexico Style

This whole lotta good looks and drive is now OFFICIALLY the picture of health for Max Muscle!

You’ve seen him on “Crash the series” or guest starring as “Shank” on In Plain Sight – now NM’s Own Vince McDaniel will be making his first public appearance in his latest role as spokesbodyperson for Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.

Tuesday August 30, 2011

Max Muscle Albuquerque
4400 Wyoming N.E.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come join him as he will be taking promotional pictures for his new Max Muscle Albuquerque campaign with friends and celebrity guests. The Albuquerque Journal will be on site interviewing Vince along with local TV stations.

“I realize how big this opportunity is. It allows me to be seen on a totally different level, one I have only dreamed of. I must follow the plan that has been laid out for me in order to be more healthy in every day life and to be more successful on film. Max Muscle Albuquerque is a great organization with a great philosophy, to look better naked! ” – Vince McDaniel

Go New Mexico! Support our local talent!


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Miscellaneous Fact of the Day

Posted by on August 25, 2011 | One comment

Neptune’s atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The methane in Neptune’s upper atmosphere absorbs the red light from the sun but reflects the blue light from the sun back into space. That is why Neptune appears that beautiful blue.
Thanks Debra

Unbound New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 25, 2011 | One comment

The film that’s been purportedly headed our way for a couple of years now is apparently eying a Spring shoot!

New reports around Madeline Stowe’s vision for Unbound Captives now say pre-production will begin after the first of the year.

The big names tied to the film all along remain in place including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson as written and directed by Stowe…

Speculation remains that the “large romantic Western” will roll New Mexico Style!


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Speakeasy, Listen Even Easier

Posted by on August 24, 2011 | One comment

Photo credit (right) Robert Montoya

What do you get when you mix Jessica Rabbit with The Fabulous Baker Boys at Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge?

You get to see a new & saucy side of sultry NM Actress Monique Candelaria!

Starting in September the beauty will be performing in the Black Diamond Lounge – with atmosphere and a showcase for talent like no other we cannot wait to see what Ms. Candelaria brings to the stage!

In a completely different turn Monique has recently been cast in the sure to be thrilling 3D Horror film The Banshee Chapter.

The globe is buzzing about this film being executive produced by Zachary Quinto. Director Blair Erickson is already in pre-production at NM’s Own I-25 studios.

Here for your viewing and listening pleasure is a brief cameo by Monique in the James Douglas Show music video for Remember Me (don’t blink, lots of local celebs):

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Big Stuff

Posted by on August 24, 2011 | One comment
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From NM to NC – These two New Mexikids who were cast mates in the locally filmed Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard are hitting the books big screen style!

Both New Mexico actors were cast in two critically acclaimed, highly anticipated novels turned films due out next year.

Odd Thomas starring Fright Night’s Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin, currently in post production – shot right here in NM and features OHI fave Jack Justice.

The Hunger Games filming in North Carolina boasts one of New Mexico’s Own in up & comer, Willow Shields who created a buzz for landing the coveted role of Primrose Everdeen in the film as a relative unknown alongside bigger hitters like Liam Hemsworth (brother of Thor, boyfriend to Miley) Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right).

Look for both films and these rising New Mexico stars in 2012.

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I-25 Studios Film Futures

Posted by on August 22, 2011 | Comments Off on I-25 Studios Film Futures

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PT NM Res. Global Fashion Icon

Posted by on August 22, 2011 | Comments Off on PT NM Res. Global Fashion Icon
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Photo Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

“It was so much fun to be part of the contest. I had been to the competition in the past but only as an observer. It’s really important to support and encourage Native American arts, and that includes clothing,” – Tom Ford

Read all about the globally acclaimed fashion designer/producer/director and part-time Santa Fean regarding his participation with the Santa Fe Indian Market this past weekend, previously and going forward, right here in the Santa Fe New Mexican!

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The Ipecac of our Generation

Posted by on August 21, 2011 | 2 comments

Just as a follow-up post we felt compelled to share the details of what a fame-whore celebrity can earn turning the trick called her wedding.

Here, ad nauseam are the figures for what a “reality star” earns for such a spectacle:

Well over $17 MILLION!

$2.5 million for People Magazine photo exclusive, $15+ million for the forthcoming four-hour, two-part wedding special on E! Entertainment Television.

These numbers don’t include the comped if not paid endorsements for the promotion of venues, merchants and product placements.

Ahh, holy matrimony.

We’ll try to refrain from Kardashian posts in the future unless and until prenuptial agreement details become pertinent, you know as a follow-up. Or…in the unlikely event that these millions of dollars find themselves being used in a philanthropic or even remotely useful turn back to society.

ICYDK: Syrup of ipecac (play /ˈɪpɨkæk/), commonly referred to as ipecac, is derived from the dried rhizome and roots of the ipecacuanha plant, and is a well known emetic (substance used to induce vomiting).

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QOTD: “We’re here, we’re ready to business.”

Posted by on August 21, 2011 | 2 comments
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In case you missed it our relatively new New Mexico Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis guested with host and colleague NM Filmmakers Program Director, Trish Lopez on Saturday’s NM Film Works broadcast.

Along with valuable information such as a crash course on the true, current incentive breakdown here, Maniatis promises his “cheer leading” services, statewide canvassing, an “education summit” and more support of independents.

Recognizing the losses the past legislative handling and perception has dealt the state film program Maniatis and Lopez seem optimistic and extremely supportive of growing the industry from within while at the ready to take the message that, “we’re here, we’re ready to do business” to the nation to continue bringing productions home.

Maniatis heads to L.A. this week to meet with “basically all,” the major studios on both the film and television sides to encourage more productions to head our way.

Listen to the full broadcast including what a late 2011-Q1 2012 NM Film/Edu. Summit would entail and exactly how many ways Maniatis encourages NM “entrepreneurship” here.

Go further into getting involved with YOUR NM Film Office by contacting them here and check cast, crew and other employment opportunities – including two current openings with the office for internships and a VP Marketing position now open with Reelz Channel NM.

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Posted by on August 21, 2011 | Comments Off on HAPPY BIRTHDAY NM’s ADOPTED SON!

Photo courtesy of RJ Mitte

Happy Birthday R.J. Mitte, 19 today!


Imminently Yours NM

Posted by on August 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Imminently Yours NM

As we told you here back in May the “Governator” had his acting comeback sights set on us, the state where he made Twins in our capital city and surrounding back in the 1980s (a simpler, less scandalous time).

First on the itinerary for Schwarzenegger’s return to film was a movie titled Cry Macho, a drama with a plot eerily similar to the escándalo recently surrounding the actor turned politician, turned paternally-outed philanderer, scheduled to shoot here before a big fat pause was put on any thespian ambitions the retiring Governor had his eyes on.

Well from married to divorced and from drama to western, it turns out Schwarzenegger WILL BE BACK in front of the camera here in NM. Production on The Last Stand is scheduled to begin as early as next month. This time out Arnold will take the reins of his movie comeback down Valencia County way!

A studio executive says of the film, “It’s an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town.” via WMAL

All the world is a forgiving stage and as sure as life does go on, film will continue to ROLL. So by all means roll on into NM!

The Valencia County News-Bulletin today released their full report on the production including more plot details and most importantly the fiscal impact the production can lend to the shooting locale – read their full story here.

Any cast/crew info. on this project will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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Dining With the Stars of Pawn

Posted by on August 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Dining With the Stars of Pawn

From the secluded Hidden Valley Steakhouse/VIP Cigar Bar and Black Diamond Lounge that is Vernon’s comes your chance to dine with ALL four stars of the History Channel’s hit show PAWN STARS.

Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison and Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell are the latest celebrities presented by Vernon’s for your very own hometown VIP dinner experience with the world famous Vegas pawnsters.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and a 4 course dinner in the private Capone Room this Saturday at 8pm for only $150.00.

Call Vernon’s at 505-341-0831 to reserve your spot for five star dining with all four stars and the full Vernon’s VIP experience!

After dinner take photos with the stars and have items autographed. They’re really looking forward to this intimate night with the fans they adore so much!

Saturday, August 20 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse
6855 4th Street NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Where Are They Now?

Posted by on August 18, 2011 | One comment

Since wrapping things up here in The Land of ‘secluded’ Enchantment back in late July The Avengers have taken-up in Cleavland as scheduled.

This is set video from earlier in the week of some downtown demolition as orchestrated for the sure to be action-packed flick.

And from the online imps who post pirated theater footage here is the film’s extended teaser trailer as it rolled at the conclusion of Captain America: The First Avenger last month.

The New Mexico/Ohio production will open wide next spring!

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Not Your Kids’ Ho-Hum Vampire

Posted by on August 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Not Your Kids’ Ho-Hum Vampire

Fright Night feels much fresher than a lot of what has come down studio pikes this summer. – Cinema Blend

Just when it seems that every other young Hollywood actor is donning vampire garb, along comes Colin Farrell to show ’em how it’s done.

This decent remake of the ’80s vampire favorite should satiate horror fans. – The Hollywood Reporter

Remake of classic horror flick is killer blend of cheese and snark.
N.Y. Daily News

Re-‘Vamped’ ‘Fright Night’ Boasts Plenty of Scary Bites. – Fox News

‘Fright Night’ is Slick, Sinister and Playful. – Film School Rejects

Farrell’s Frightening, Ferocious, Fangs Saves ‘Fright Night’ Reboot! – Star Pulse

As vampire movies go, Fright Night is a pretty good one. – Roger Ebert, Chronicle Herald

Better still, in Roger’s review he inadvertently gives NM high praise as not only a believable Las Vegas locale but describes the setting as at least somewhat integral to the plot ;)

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$2.5M NM Contract AVAILABLE

Posted by on August 18, 2011 | 5 comments

My friends {sarcasm} at The New Mexico Department of Tourism say nay to the re-upping of contracts with advertising co. M&C Saatchi of Los Angeles and PR firm Development Counsellors International of New York to rep. NM.

State Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson has announced that a NATIONAL search will get underway next week for the state’s approx. $2.5M annual contract to sell NM to the world!

“The ad contract will be for about $2.5 million a year, and the public relations contract will be for about $120,000, both of which are roughly in line with what the department pays now for the services…Because of our limited budget, ideas matter most. We are looking for folks who really get the essence of what we believe is New Mexico.” – Jacobson to the AP

Of course we have to ask – Who knows New Mexico like New Mexico? The request for proposals (RFPs) for these two hot tickets is expect
to go out next week with the full campaign slated for debut early next year!

We will update you here with where and how to apply – if you’re New Mexico and you want to toss your 2 cents into this multi-million dollar decision CONTACT the department and ask them to keep this J-O-B local!

Previous campaigns have left NM languishing at the #38 spot in the country as a tourist destination – we can do better. Just say Middle Mexico, USA no more.

Business Week

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I’m lovin’ it! New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 18, 2011 | Comments Off on I’m lovin’ it! New Mexico Style

Thanks Mike Cee

Well knock me down with a golden, crispy french fry!

The Golden Arches’ commercial goodness that rings so true and near & dear to my carotid artery filled heart (not really, I hope), a spicy version of the jingle that entices the world over to that all American treasure boasts New Mexico’s golden, chameleon voice singing its praises!

That’s right the hottest version of the McDonald’s all time best jingle, “I’m lovin’ it!” is vocalized by New Mexico’s own James Douglas! You know him, he’s the front man of a lil’ local gone global band, the amazing, the mesmerizing, the one and only…THE JAMES DOUGLAS SHOW!!!

Listen to it HERE!

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Presented w/o Comment: Conceal Me This

Posted by on August 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Presented w/o Comment: Conceal Me This

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KOB-TV is it in You?

Posted by on August 16, 2011 | Comments Off on KOB-TV is it in You?

Thanks Shaun

Wanna be a KOBer? Got media savvy? Journalistic prowess? Host skills?

We know one of our favorite local stations is minus at least one well-known investigative reporter. Now that job and many more are up for grabs at our local NBC affiliate.

Keep it local New Mexico and apply your skills to these openings at KOB-TV.

Including but not limited to SHOW HOST:

The Host of Good Day New Mexico (GDNM) is the primary presenter for the daily television show. The Host is responsible for interviewing guests and assisting with the production of segments of the daily television (TV) show.

1. Prepares and effectively presents segments needed for the daily show, Good Day New Mexico. Segments reflect a high level of professionalism, integrity and creativity, consistent with the GDNM brand and image. Learns as much about the segment and subject as possible prior to taping of segments. Consistently meets show and clients standards.

2. Participates with other staff members to suggest and pursue segments, prepare scripts and assist with final edits for segments ensuring segments meet standards and are accurate.

3. Obsessively reads, surfs, watches and listens to a variety of information sources to learn about clients’ products and services and additional marketing techniques and strategies. Shares knowledge and applies what is learned while working.

4. Conducts “pre-interviews” on the telephone with guests appearing on the show. Consults with Executive Producer with pre-interview results. Makes necessary changes if needed and communicate changes.

5. Conducts clear and informative on-camera interviews and/or presentations with guests in person and via satellite. Ability to address a multitude of subjects and change subjects and topics quickly with no notice during interviews and presentations. Always ready to discuss relevant topics during segment interviews.

6. Maintains appropriate standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming.

7. Makes frequent public appearances as required to help promote the station and show. These appearances may be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends.

8. Provides leadership by example. Acts in a professional manor at all times and treats co-workers, viewers, clients, guests, and the public with respect. Maintains professional behavior, as Host is a highly visible position within the station as well as in the public.

9. Contributes to the overall team effort and provides the show with the best possible local TV. Works in a team environment with a variety of people, including but not limited to producers, sales staff, photographer, production assistants, co-hosts, clients and management. Collaborates constructively with team members to develop and move the show in a positive direction, increasing viewers and station revenues.

10. Accept and follow the direction and constructive criticism from the show’s Executive Producer and other senior management as well as consultants.

11. Maintains regular, predictable attendance. Works all show hours as determined by Executive Producer and or management in order to complete segments and daily show. Most schedules are available 24 hours in advance of the production. Hours can vary from day to day and may include overnight trips to other parts of New Mexico including satellite stations of KOBR (Roswell, NM) and KOBF (Farmington, NM).

12. Meets all deadlines.

13. Honors terms of contract with the station.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.


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Escándalo: Fiscal Fallout/Fifth & Final

Posted by on August 15, 2011 | One comment

Fiscal fallout at AMC has led to the fifth & final season pick-up of the Emmy winning New Mexico production Breaking Bad.

ICYDK: Meth making doesn’t exactly lend itself to mass market promotional product schemes the way a pricey presentation of the history of America’s oldest addiction (money grubbing), fueled by our other most long standing and ongoing addictions (the smoke, the drink and the sex) does.

The high price tag on particular productions seems to be taking a big, ugly bite out of projects left and right lately (corporate film making – it’s the new NFL LOCKOUT).

Becoming even more mainstream is the practice of industry professionals feeling and sounding-off about the pinch.

Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) on August 11th from his now defunct twitter account:

Well…not exactly no one would say it as we too piped-up on the blood letting here back on August 5th. Guess he’s not a fan…{sigh}

So alas NM is dealt a blow reaching the end of the road with finale seasons of both USA Network’s In Plain Sight and our intensely beloved Breaking Bad, which will conclude its acclaimed run with just 16 more episodes to shoot – shoring-up syndication rights of the series sure to garner even more bank for AMC.

WWCCS: What would Coco say?

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