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DEMI COME BACK!

Posted by on September 30, 2011 | One comment

Split or no split, change works for Demi and Demi WORKS for change. From her self-made superstardom, to her politics, to her word wide humanitarianism, New Mexico’s Own Demi Moore is the queen of re-invention and vitality.

THAT is why as a state focused entertainment and issues organization we tapped local film makers and NM’s Ultimate Party Rock Band to create a plea, nay the “Ultimate Rock Party Postcard” dedicated to New Mexico’s estranged daughter, inviting her to come home.

We set our sights on New Mexico’s most well known, global goodwill ambassador inviting her to COME BACK to her home state where the star could no doubt enact and inspire change that even the most down trodden New Mexican could get behind.

We say, think globally, act locally, and no starker contrast can be made between our struggling state and the star shine of our own NM native Demi Moore.

As we did on her birthday, at Christmastime and again on Valentine’s Day we continue to extend the invite to NM’s favorite star to COME BACK, where we’d all like to see her at work in NM Film, active in NM Politics and flexing her star power in initiating local humanitarianism.

After all, inspire a child, help a mother, feed a family here and enact the change we all would like to see in the whole of the world.

Go New Mexico! Get Demi back!

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Related: Really?

Posted by on September 29, 2011 | Comments Off

From the NM Attorney General’s Office Wednesday, September 21, 2011:

(ALBUQUERQUE)—Attorney General Gary King’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Donna Bevacqua Young has been recognized as the “DWI Prosecutor of the Year” by the Prosecutors Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.

Governor Susana Martinez personally awarded and congratulated Bevacqua-Young during last night’s State Bar meeting in Albuquerque. Bevacqua-Young says, “I never expected any kind of award and I am so humbled and honored. I am proud to be part of the Prosecutions Division in the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.”

The AGO is home to the Traffic Resource Prosecutor, funded by the State of New Mexico’s Department of Transportation.

Assistant AG Bevacqua-Young assists other law enforcement prosecutors in difficult DWI cases in New Mexico. She serves as an AGO public liaison with public interest groups, policy making agencies, and other stakeholders in DWI and traffic safety issues. Bevacqua-Young also conducts and/or participates in statewide DWI and traffic safety trainings for other jurisdictions.

Read the AG’s Office Traffic Safety pamphlet for more information on the grant-funded position here.

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For Shame, New Mexico Style

Posted by on September 29, 2011 | Comments Off

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Now Casting: EXTREME Family Values

Posted by on September 28, 2011 | Comments Off

COME ON NEW MEXICO, WE GOT THIS!

The following is a nationwide casting call from familycasting.tv:

(NATIONWIDE) Major TV Network Casting Parents with Crazy Hobbies/Weird Jobs

Are you a parent with a bizarre hobby, strange job or crazy obsession?

A major television network wants to celebrate the weird world that is your family!

Do you Cosplay or spend weekends going Goth or dressing rockabilly? Are your kids afraid to be seen with you because you are obsessed with body-building, paranormal activity or even square dancing?

Do the kids avoid inviting friends over because of your wacky habits? Whoever you are (we’re up for any oddity you throw at us), whether you’re freegans in a folk band, die-hard hippies, circus performers, obsessed Twilight fanatics or American Kennel Club enthusiasts, and it’s NOT what your kids are into, we want to hear from you!

Send an email to info@familycasting.tv and describe what it is that makes you weird and wacky to your kids — attach any photos that help illustrate. Please include your name, contact info, the city you live in and a current photo of yourself.

Tell ‘em OHI sent ya!
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Separation of Church and Media

Posted by on September 28, 2011 | Comments Off

For entangling religion with pop-culture…it’s Hasselbeck for the win:

On today’s “very special” episode of the View, everyone’s favorite skwaktresses read from this story about Rihanna’s invitation to get the h-e-double-hockey-sticks OFF THE FARM by an Irishman who didn’t take too kindly to her areolic display.

The queen of tangent and hypocrisy chimed-in as only she can saying that “Jesus didn’t turn people like this away. Jesus welcomed the prostitutes.”

RECORD SCRATCH, say-what?!?

How in the name of artistry vs. the farm does someone go from the topic of exercising property rights to calling a “top” selling songstress a ho AND dragging the name of Jesus into it in one fell swoop!??!

Hasselcrack! That’s how! This woman is THE master of her domain, which is an especially rich and vibrant history of fitting foot in mouth, post giant step in dooky, that she works so quickly you don’t even see, let alone comprehend what’s happened until it’s already over.

Inspired by Hasselbeck’s ~Deep Thoughts on this (and all matters), here is my choice for picture of the day:


“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.”

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Hot off the Wire: NM Film Revenue

Posted by on September 27, 2011 | Comments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A government agency says New Mexico has received $394,000 for its share of earnings on a film that got an interest-free loan from the state.

The payment came from the film, “The Book of Eli,” which starred Denzel Washington.

State Investment Council spokesman Charles Wollmann said Tuesday the payment was received last week and the state expects to get more money as the film earns revenue from cable television showings and other sales.

The film received a $15 million loan in 2008 and must repay it next year. The loan was the last made by the state for a film shot in New Mexico.

It’s the second time the state has shared in profits for films with no-interest loans. The state got $500,000 from the comedy, “Employee of the Month.”

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Misc. Fact of the Day: Motoring Edition

Posted by on September 27, 2011 | Comments Off

 

Night Ranger’s top five Billboard hit, Sister Christain was written by the band’s drummer Kelly Keagy for his younger sister Christy Keagy.

Shaken by the coming-of-age of his little sister, Kelly wrote the still iconic tune after Christy’s high school graduation in 1983.

WELCOME NIGHT RANGER, FOREIGNER, and JOURNEY to the Hard Rock Pavilion FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

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Annnd THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN!!!

Posted by on September 23, 2011 | 6 comments

As I guaranteed your Depp loving souls (and here Johnny himself cooed words of comfort)…

MULTIPLE outlets are reporting, and Deadline gets the scoop, with “sources close to the production” saying that Disney WILL in fact ride with The Lone Ranger, including the coveted Johnny Depp as Tonto, cost-cutting director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer still on board.

The budget overhaul that’s been in the works for weeks is said to be trimmed by over $30M, opening-up the horizon for an expected early Q1 2012 production start…

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Bilingual Show Host Casting, NM

Posted by on September 23, 2011 | Comments Off

Sheryl Roberts (In Plain Sight, Crash, The Dry Land) is casting a sold network television extravaganza for Del Rio Entertainment.

“This is a huge production that will air weekly. Eight shows, starting with the Pilot being
filmed on October 8th are planned.”

From Sheryl Roberts Casting:

We are looking for actors who are fluent in both Spanish and English (bi-lingual).

Main Host:
Female, Age range – early 20s to early 30s, Very attractive Latina / Hispanic, Bi-lingual, Come to the audition in sexy host style clothing.

Co-Host:
Male, Age range – early 20s to early 40s, Very attractive Latino / Hispanic, Bi-lingual, Nice dress cloths (bring a jacket).

They should be familiar with music like Vincente Fernandez. The show will consist of BAnda, Ranchera, Mariachi, Cumbia, Salsa, Regaton, and Spanish Electronic House Music.

Both Hosts must be extremely good actors, very outgoing, and handle humor well. There will be segments where anything can be thrown at the Hosts, and they must be able to handle it (always in a funny way).

The pay for the Host and Co-Host is $200 for the pilot, salary negotiable for the remainder of the contract if hired.

Also needed are dancers, from babies to 12 years old. The children will be moving around the stage to Rancheras, etc…

Dancers may come to the audition in costumes. The dancers will be paid $50.
Please submit your picture, resume and phone number to delrioentertainment@gmail.com as soon as possible, as the auditions will be held on Thursday, September 29th.

If you are selected, we will call you to confirm your audition time and the location of the audition.
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HOLLYWOOD, New Mexico

Posted by on September 22, 2011 | One comment

          via Film Licoln County, NM

As promised the first of several Town Hall Meetings by The New Mexico Film Office, headed by Nick Maniatis are set to start next month!

Appropriately “Hollywood, NM” will serve as host to one of these upcoming meetings:

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Film Office today announced a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled to take place across the state, beginning with Southern New Mexico in October. Director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the New Mexico film industry – including an update about the 2011 legislation, the outlook going forward, and opportunities and training available to New Mexicans. The meetings are also intended to provide an open forum for the new Director to learn about educational programs, film related businesses, and issues of concern for each community. The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public.

The first three Town Hall meetings will take place October 17, 18 and 19 in Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Roswell, respectively. The NM Film Office will take questions from the audience and will collaborate with local chambers of commerce and schools in conducting these events.

“We are working to make sure that New Mexicans across the state have a chance to be a part of this exciting and growing industry,” said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office. “Through these town halls, we are reaching out to residents around New Mexico to create a dialogue about how we can help each other in representing our communities.”

The first series of these meetings will take place as follows:

LAS CRUCES: Monday, October 17th – 6:30pm
Doña Ana Community College Auditorium
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 880012
Contact: Matthew Byrnes at mbyrnes@nmsu.edu

RUIDOSO: Tuesday, October 18th – 6:30pm
Spencer Theatre
108 Spencer Rd.
Alto, NM 88312
(575) 336-4800
Contact: Dirk Norris at dirk@dirknorris.com

ROSWELL: Wednesday, October 19th – 5:30pm

Roswell Chamber of Commerce
131 West 2nd Street
Roswell, NM 88201-4703
Contact: Kathleen Curtis at kathleen@roswellnm.org | (575) 623-5695
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2011′s Most Popular New Mexicans

Posted by on September 22, 2011 | Comments Off

In the annals of our history…which is going on nearly three years ~strong, no current New Mexican has generated more search queries than one Kristen Van Dyke

Kristen is currently NM’s Own favorite Morning Meteorologist and 2 KASA Fox morning show co-host! Her name is consistently in our top five weekly searches since she hit the KRQE/KASA airwaves.

The athletic, South Carolina beauty has a strong following all over the country with nothing but raves and well wishers, all anxious to watch the Weather/Host’s sparkly Star rise!

And from New Mexico’s storied past comes the #1 searched man on OneHeadlightInk.com, one Mr. Conrad Hilton.

I first learned that the legendary, granddaughterly-impaired Hotelier was born native New Mexican on an episode of Mad Men. A few quick web searches later comes the long history of formative and educational years spent here.

Pretty inspiring and a very hot topic as Conrad garners daily hits for his ties to NM.

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Bully-Free Casting Call: Bernco Zone

Posted by on September 22, 2011 | Comments Off

As we told you here yesterday Bernalillo County, New Mexico is holding an open casting call, for locals age 8 – 18 to be featured in their Parks and Recreation Anti-Bullying PSAs.

Who: Ages 8-18

When: Thurs. September 29th at 6pm

Where:
The Wool Warehouse
518 1st Street NW
Albuquerque, NM

Call will include awesome door prizes like HP netbooks, Sony 3D Bloogie Cams and $50 gift cards!!

Click for PSA SCRIPTS

From Bernco:

Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation is proud to be a Bully Free Zone, we encourage our patrons and participants to report any type of bullying they may experience. Our goal is to encourage our community to not just stand there but to report any bullying they may see, experience or hear about in our parks and facilities.

IF YOU SEE IT, REPORT IT!
Call or text us at 933.1113
-or-
email us at stopbullyingnow@bernco.gov

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More Billy Casting, NM

Posted by on September 20, 2011 | Comments Off

Hot on the heels of the New Mexico Tourism promo. to Catch “The Kid” for a $10K prize, and the casting of 20 men to Doppelgäng/Decoy in commercials for that campaign, comes another Billy-opp. from the NM Film Office.

Casting Call: Infomercial

Male 25-32 Western outlaw type à la Billy the Kid; Must have strong diction and verbal skills.

Send head shot and resume to lucky17@nmsu.edu

This is a paying job. One day shoot in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Non-Union Commercial.

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ABQ Radio: Good Times & Temporary Goodbyes

Posted by on September 19, 2011 | Comments Off

As we’ve been pained to report to you in the past, the radio game is just the same as any other – full of high times, hard times and goodbyes.

The seasons of change hit our favorite crews with moves and moving-ons on the regular. We’re always happiest to publish where our faves move-up and on, always at the ready to enlighten and entertain us.

You’ve followed along with us and rally around the old and the new, you write to us often asking what ever happened to…and when will so-and-so be back and where? (Carmelina, girl they look for you everyday)

Well, we’ll keep-up with as many of your beloved radio personalities and other local celebrities, because in case you couldn’t tell…we love them too.

Here’s a sweet sentiment from our friend “Rico” Chico Suave who’s recently left his gig on 93.3 KOB FM.

“It will never be forgotten where I started, there are so many people who gave me that chance. Out of nowhere I showed who I was and it helped me reach higher ground. There are no words to describe how grateful I am to have been a part of something that I’ve dreamed about every day in my youth. The show goes on and I will not let myself give up on what my heart has fallen in love with. There is no hate or negative feelings for the way things are blooming, instead I am thankful to God for giving me strength and understanding that this is not the end. I will repay those who lifted me with great respect and show them that they helped make a great man. Fight the good fight, live the good life. I’m not going to say goodbye instead I say to you amigos, adios for now!” – Chico

Drop ‘em a line here.

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48 Hour Music Video Project, New Mexico

Posted by on September 19, 2011 | Comments Off
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The 48 Hour Film Project unites local bands with film teams to create original music videos.

The 48 Hour Music Video Project comes to Albuquerque the weekend of September 23rd – 25th.

At the kick off on Friday, September 23, the Film Teams will draw 2 bands and choose one to work with. Each band must supply their film team with a high quality recording of an original song, written by the band. The bands and film teams then have 48 hours to design, shoot and edit a music video.

Check out the full event schedule here.

Get behind your local bands and filmmakers – like ABQ’s Own Rocker Martin C. Patterson! You can take a listen to his band’s tunes here. Keep-up with all the action – this weekend!

Filmmaking Teams

Five oh Five Productions LLC, Allan Edgar
L.A.M.E. Productions, Laura Brunette
Out Of Stock, Thomas McGill
LeRae Productions, Amber Earls
Seige Films, oscar cifuentes
Rogue Ferret Hazard Pants, Matt Pitts
Blazing Blue, Rudy Acosta
YB2, Chris Ranney
Four Channel Productions, Alex Volek
IFDM Team 1, Estevan Ramirez
IFDM Team 2, Estevan Ramirez

Bands

Black Box Recovery, James Sicard
HUE-MENN, Giorgio Giannini
Chasing Disaster, Cody Bond
Indemnified, Brendan Thomas
6 Months To Live, Christopher Campos
Ra Energy, Martin Patterson2
Kimo, Sarah Stinnett
Orale, David Campos
Cali Shaw, Cali Shaw
Ticklefish, John Grant
hugoc, hugo carson
Machine gun grey and the Monster Men, Jason Young

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Santa Fean Walks for Furstenberg in NYC

Posted by on September 18, 2011 | Comments Off

New Mexico’s Own Arizona Muse featured in Dian von Furstenberg showing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 NYFW | FashionTV

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Guess This Mess: “Celeb” Birthday Edition

Posted by on September 17, 2011 | One comment

Full galleries at Rumor Fix and TMZ

If you’re wondering “whatinthecadavorlippedplasticblondalfalfagoddamnhell is this?!?!??!” Join the club.

The birthday club to be exact…these two/three flowers of exquisite natural beauty behaving so glamorous and classy-like just make every pore of my 100% non-glam, reclusive being want to convert (into something without eyes and/or someone with internet protection/or the willpower to block such images)!

This is some prime time, fame whoring, spectacle making at its BEST!

I thought that Dina Lohan macking on her raggedy meal ticket under cascades of Victoria Gotti knock-off extensions and the watchful eye of two of her other children, celebrating her 49th birthday in a bar would be THE celebrity birthday pic of the week…but NO!

Enter the discount bin human barbie known as Heidi Montag, who everyone no one has been dying to see make a comeback!

I’m so team Montag for the “Sheer Elegance” win out of these two celebrity birthday pics, you?

and p.s. KimKloeKourtney&Kris called to say THANK YOU to all of the above for making them look absolutely natural, demure and sane by comparison.

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More Than Just a Fuzzy Sweater

Posted by on September 17, 2011 | Comments Off
MeYouYour Momma

If (because) you’ve questioned why I don’t make it to but a handful of meetings, premieres, and public events; mine is but to answer why, in blog post form of course:

Agoraphobia, more than just a fuzzy sweater…actually angora is the sweater agoraphobia is what I have along with claustrophobia, hypochondria, and misophonia (thank you Kelly Ripa).

So, even though Agoraphobia is the nouveau chic disorder that legions of you claim to have, now that OCD and ADD have become as passé as deviated septum, IREALLYHAVEIT.

Thank you email and social media for enabling me to communicate with the masses and the coolness that is YOU – Cheers to a long, loving relationship between us – online.

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t…blog.” - anonymous reviewer

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Catch “The Kid” Casting Call

Posted by on September 16, 2011 | 3 comments

What: Call for Extras/Decoy

When:
Submit NOW for work on Saturday, September 24 · 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:
Albuquerque

From BBS Casting:

We are looking for 20 – Caucasian Males between 18 and 40 years old, blonde or brown hair. 140 to 170 lbs. 5′ 10″ to 6’1″ tall to serve as Decoys in the Catch “The Kid” Promotional Commercials.

These Extras will be needed Saturday September 24th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Pay will be $100.00 for the day. Send Pictures and contact info. to:

robertbaxtercasting@yahoo.com asap

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Video of the Day: El Grito de Independencia Edition

Posted by on September 16, 2011 | Comments Off

Thanks Manuel ;)

From Inside-Mexico:

2011 was the year of the Bicentennial Celebrations in Mexico. This wonderful country commemorated 200 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 100 years of its Revolution that began in 1910 and toppled dictator Porfirio Diaz.

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.

As you know, indigenous peoples were the first to inhabit what is now known as Mexico. They created great civilizations such as the Olmec, the Teotihuacan, Maya, Toltec, and of course the most powerful of all, the Aztec Empire.

After Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, the Spaniards carried out expeditions to find gold and riches from these faraway lands. In 1521, about 500 Spanish soldiers arrived in Mexico, headed by an ambitious man: Hernán Cortés. At this time, the Aztecs had built a great empire that ruled over all Mesoamérica. So the Spaniards decided to direct their attacks towards them.

The indigenous nations that were under the Aztec rule were tired of the physical and economic hardships imposed upon them by this empire. This circumstance made them think that by helping the Conquerors defeat the Aztecs, they would be better off. So they decided to aid the Spaniards.

This is how the Conquest of what is now Mexico began.
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