UPDATE 2/23/2012: Sarah Dowling Casting will be holding additional auditions in Albuquerque tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday for Untitled Feature Film. The family film will shoot in New Mexico in Spring 2012.
At this time, we are looking for African and African American men, women, and children with athletic physiques. Any training in dance, sports or movement is a plus. We are primarily looking for men (ages 18-60), but still have a couple of slots open for women (18-40) and children (6-10).
We will be contacting those we are interested in scheduling! Many thanks! We are excited to come back to Albuquerque!
UPDATE 2/1/2012: From Sarah Dowling Casting, “We will also be collecting submissions by email, and are available by phone to answer any questions about our casting process. We will be holding on-camera interviews with selected applicants who we feel may be a good fit for this project.”
Austin based Casting Director Sarah Dowling is holding an OPEN CASTING CALL for a major motion picture in ALBUQUERQUE, NM Thursday February 2.
Where: The Nativo Lodge / Nativo Ballroom
6000 Pan American Fwy
Albuquerque, NM 87109
8:30AM – 1:30PM and 4:30PM – 7:30PM
Casting Principal (but non-speaking) roles
Men (ages 18 – 60) – African, African American, Native American, or Latino
Women (ages 18 – 40)- African, African American, Native American or Latino
Children (ages 6– 10)- African, African American, Native American, or Latino
For the purposes of the story, casting is predominantly seeking people of African, African American, Native American, Latino or Asian descent especially of LEAN to MEDIUM MUSCULAR BUILDS who have been trained in athletics, dance, or who have had other movement training.
Women should have similar athletic builds but should still embody the softness/grace of a woman. Would like to see women who have also had movement training in any of the above.
Children should be soulful and comfortable in their bodies.
For one role, are especially looking for long-jumpers or decathletes.
We are also looking for an African American mime.
Applicable candidates will be briefly interviewed by casting staff and may be asked to speak on camera.
Everywhere from ARNOLD NATION to AUSTRIA is abuzz about Schwarzenegger getting back in front of the camera for his next film following the recently wrapped NM shoot of The Last Stand.
Best of all, made out in translation is the word that the action/sci-fi/fantasy pic will land Arnold back in Valencia County, New Mexico as soon as this spring!
TheArnoldFans.com sought out the deets that the former TERMINATOR is slated to play a more “angelic” than robotic immortal instrument of death in the upcoming flick.
According to Deadline:
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Black Sands, an action film that will be directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy. Financed by Bill Block’s QED, the film will begin production April 1, 2012. In the script that Skip Woods has rewritten, Schwarzenegger will play a loner who wages war against a ruthless weapons manufacturer and his private army in the Southwest. The tone is Man On Fire meets High Plains Drifter.
Multiple outlets are also reporting that Schwarzenegger’s third return to the screen will be an action/thriller co-starring Sly Stallone.
Rest assured state treasure, Steven Michael Quezada is safe and sound and not in need of emergency rescue from the streets of Madrid. OHI and likely hundreds of Quezada’s associates received the following email message from the actor’s email address this a.m.:
from Stevenmichael quezada
date Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:09 AM
subject Holiday Trip!!!
hide details 1:09 AM (6 hours ago)
Just hoping this email reaches you…Well,i’m sorry for this emergency and for not informing you about my urgent trip to Madrid,Spain but I just have to let you know my present predicament. Everything was fine until I was attacked on my way back to the hotel, I wasn’t hurt but I lost my money, bank cards, mobile phone and my bag in the course of this attack….I immediately contacted my bank in order to block my cards and also made a report at the nearest police station. I’ve been to the embassy and they are helping me with my documentation so i can fly out but I’m urgently in need of some help from you to pay up my hotel bills and my flight ticket back home…My return flight back home is scheduled to leave in few hours from now…Now am freaked out….Please i need your help..
Hope to read from you soon.
Thanks and Regards.
Steven Michael Quezada
A quick check of the most trusted site for news and information on the web, Facebook (second only to Wikipedia), verifies that the overtly suspicious email was a fake, as confirmed by Quezada who wrote, “I am not in Spain and everything fine.”
The JDS is honored to be invited. Check them out here on the list of headliners…
HOWEVER last week, their travel sponsor backed out – now band, bus and gear are all sidelined and they need our help!
A word from The Jame Douglas Show:
“…we do not have the funds necessary to make it to this show…and it is a BIG show. Most of the other performers on this bill have support from record labels to pay their expenses…that is not the case for The JDS. Most (if not ALL) of our travel expenses have come out of our own pocket from performances we do. However, traveling to and from Indianapolis would cost FAR more than what this organization can afford on its own…especially since we just returned from a two-week run of Nevada and California [dates].”
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – YOUR 6 Time Grammy Nominees, The James Douglas Show who have stepped up to the plate so many times right here in NM, performing countless free shows, donating their time to charity, playing backup for anyone who asks, always willing to lend their help to anyone in the business, who constantly hit the road and the airwaves making a good name for New Mexico all over the country will be performing LIVE TOMORROW night!!!
The James Douglas “Road to the Super Bowl Fund Raising” Show
Hooligans Nightclub 9800 Montgomery NE
SE CORNER EUBANK AND MONTGOMERY
7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Come out and have a good time with us, and with your helpful generosity, we just might be able to make this happen.
If you can’t make it to this show, but would still like to donate to the trip, contact The James Douglas Show’s management at THEARKITEKS@aol.com.
UPDATE 1/30/12: CONGRATULATIONS to ardent NM Film supporters Linda & Stu – the winners of our passes to this week’s Legislative Reception! See you Wednesday!
The evening following this year’s New Mexico Film & Media Day at the State Capitol, IATSE Local 480 and Santa Fe Studios will be hosting a special LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION.
Legislators and industry insiders will be on hand for this exclusive meet, mix and mingle event (21+).
Wednesday, February 1
5:30pm – 8:30pm The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tickets will be $50 at the door. Free to legislators.
OneHeadlightInk.com will have two passes to the event on hand, day of, to give to one of our readers.
If you are a New Mexico Film advocate planning to attend this year’s Film & Media Day in Santa Fe, drop us a note at email@example.com telling us why you are passionate about New Mexico Film.
(Must be 21+ to enter/attend, name and ID required to redeem)
One entry will be chosen and notified after 5 p.m. on Monday January 30 to pick-up their passes from us at our table in the Roundhouse at the conclusion of the day’s event (4 p.m.) February 1, 2012.
ALSO: Get your gear AND support the cause here now!
Miamiverse.com has published the above “Open Letter” from best selling author Alisa Valdes to fellow New Mexico Native, Demi Moore.
The Albuquerque born, Del Norte High School graduate is a former staff writer for the Boston Globe and the LA Times. She has written seven novels including the New York Times best seller The Dirty Girls Social Club.
This summer HarperCollins will publish Temptation, the first installment of the author’s forthcoming teen crossover supernatural romance trilogy, Kindred.
Predictably sour on film, Governor Susana Martinez tells lawmakers at this year’s legislative session that it would be “a waste of time,” to pass a bill along to her proposing lifting the $50M cap on New Mexico Film Incentives, which she worked to impose during the last session.
Martinez says, “I want predictability for the film industry and they have received predictability and I think they really appreciate the fact that there is predictability. It allows us to formulate a budget and balance the budget.”
In the last year alone this now “predictable” stance has led untold numbers of productions, including the likes of Iron Man III – starring Robert Downey Jr., Oblivion – starring Tom Cruise, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and television series The Lying Game to quit New Mexico for more “receptive” states.
While Alasaka and Colorado shoot to redouble their efforts in bolstering their existing incentive programs, states like North Carolina, New Orleans and Texas nab big budget films, local jobs and the media attention that follows them away from New Mexico.
Perhaps bringing to fruition what was forewarned back in November 2011, when representatives of the Governor’s cabinet appeared at an industry event, tasked with proclaiming the Governor’s support for New Mexico Film. At the NMedia State of Film event the Governor’s Cheif of Staff Keith Garnder stated in his address to the crowed that the Governor, “vows to wield a veto pen” on any proposed changes to the current Film Program.
Representative Al Park (D) of Albuquerque disagrees with Martinez’ decision.
“We don’t have a cap on a single incentive in any other industry. We plant incentives all across the board for things all across New Mexico…this is an industry that we know right now is generating a billion dollars in economic activity,”
– Rep. Al Park to KOB-TV
While New Mexico sends millions of dollars out of state to improve create our image around the world, and this ongoing targeting of the Film Industry is racking up losses in jobs and notoriety for the state, neighboring states stand at the ready to take over.
Right next door Texas is wrangling for the top spot in video game production by extending credits akin to their film tax incentives. After handily procuring the production away from New Mexico, North Carolina rides away with thousands of paid extras casting, crew jobs and the influx of income that the blockbuster Iron Man III will bring to their state.
Given the current administration’s stance on film, and the losses that follow, being the resonating image New Mexico puts forth as a still high profile option for production, industry activists and advocates are set to convene at the Roundhouse to lobby state legislators on February 1st for New Mexico Film & Media Day 2012.
IATSE Local 480 to host a special screening of “Made in New Mexico” for Film & Media Day
As part of the Film & Media Day celebration IATSE Local 480 is hosting a special screening “Made In New Mexico” at the CCA Cinematheque (1050 Old Pecos Trail).
The screening will be at 4pm on Film & Media Day, February 1, 2012.
This is the first screening of this film – don’t miss it. Open to the public at no charge but a suggested donation of $10
Made in New Mexico is an hour-long documentary about the film and media industry in our state. First-hand accounts from producers, directors, technicians, educators and industry leaders combine with behind-the-scenes footage and stunning landscapes to both educate and celebrate the benefits of a healthy film and media industry. The film is produced and directed by local filmmakers Brent Morris and David Jean Schweitzer.
UPDATE 2/2/2012: Basically the hotness that is Armie Hammer tells TMZ, “Don’t Mess With Texas!” Moreover the Lone Ranger star says he’ll fully dish on the baked goods debacle that landed him under arrest near the Mexican border last November when his 90 day gag won’t threaten his legal defenses…Ride ‘em cowboy.
Lone Ranger star, Armie Hammer is due to saddle-up alongside Johnny Depp‘s Tonto within the next few weeks here in New Mexico.
Come to find out this past November The Social Network breakout spent approximately one full day in a Texas jail before posting his $1,000 bail, after a “crack” K-9 detective sniffed out the presence of marijuana in his vehicle.
According to the AP, arrest records show that Hammer had 0.02 ounces of marijuana, three medicinal marijuana cookies and one brownie when arrested Nov. 20 in Sierra Blanca, a few miles from the Mexican border (approx. 100 mi. from NM).
It is also being reported that El Paso’s district attorney will not prosecute because a felony requires more than 4 ounces of actual marijuana.
The county attorney could pursue lesser charges, since the case is going back to the local sheriff, but Hammer’s lawyer Kent Schaffer says no charges have been presented.
Hammer joins Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg in being busted on pot charges in the same Texas town.
Since I’m a little girl (that’s the east coast way to say it, so spare me your side eye), I always thought it would be “wicked cool” to have the gear of the losing team!
Back in those ancient days known as the nineteen-eighties, instantly erroneous merchandise made for the underscoring team was typically and promptly incinerated following a championship game.
Thankfully times have changed and so may all our minds rest just a little easier knowing that that substantial waste is no longer the standard.
To quote Steve Henson:
Somewhere in sweltering Zambia, a man wears a shirt that says the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XLI. Somebody is trudging through a Nicaraguan rain forest wearing a cap that says the Vancouver Canucks won the 2011 Stanley Cup.
And soon somebody in Haiti or Armenia or Indonesia or Botswana will slip on a shirt or cap that declares the San Francisco 49rs the 2011 NFC Champs!
Now on to the BIG GAME, where you can bet some choice gear for both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will be on hand; one stack bound for a haze of testosterone fueled, adrenaline pumped champagne showers and the other packed-up for shipment to humanitarian organizations to hand out in developing nations.
Horribly offensive and vividly imaginative, so is the official website that boasts, NOT TOLL FREE, yet more civil liberties friendly than our own New Mexico area Department of Motor Vehicles, by way of offering an En Español, one stop shop for all things Saul Goodman.
Good man indeed!
The incorrigible Saul Goodman as played by the incomparable Bob Odenkirk, who you may also recognize from Roseanne, Joey, or Arrested Development (no, just me?) lends his goodness to his official working website.
The office webcam alone is a must see but every page, endorsement and philanthropic endeavor are beyond worth the price of admission (site access is toll free).
If you’re in the Q as we oft’ find ourselves, do yourself the service of calling Saul NOW:
Because, whether you’re accepting blue meth in barter from Sessy Jesse, shoplifting from Zachary’s, or slipping on ice outside the window of a city building trying to sneak a peek at the Duke, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry…Saul Goodman is at the ready to assist you.
From parking tickets to mass murder, if you’re Breaking Bad…Saul Goodman says, “I’ll turn that addiction into a prescription!”
Albuquerque couple Alex & Arthur Beach, aunt and uncle to “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, are back home in New Mexico after surviving the horrific Costa Concordia Carnival Cruise liner crash near the Tuscan island of Giglio.
The Beach’s and other American survivors recount their experiences during tragedy to Good Morning America here. Sadly they echo details of Captain and Crew negligence leading to the fatal ship wreck.
Welcome home Alex & Arthur. The search and recovery efforts for the approx. two dozen still missing continues.
From ABC News: Last Spot On a Lifeboat, and a Hollywood Welcome Home
The cruise aboard the Costa Concordia was Alex Beach’s birthday present from her husband, Arthur.
The Albuquerque, New Mexico couple were resting comfortably in their cabin after a day of sightseeing in Rome followed by dinner onboard the ship when disaster struck.
The couple told “Good Morning America” that, at first, passengers were led to believe there was nothing wrong. Then, as the ship began to tilt and the lights went out, there was a mad rush to the ship’s life boats, the last line of escape from the sinking vessel.
“It took five tries to get in,” Alex Beach said on “GMA.” “We kept going to lifeboats and they were already full and people were pushing and shoving and screaming. They were jumping on lifeboats even though they were already full.”
“We got to the fifth one,” she said. “When we got to where we could get on, I heard someone say there were nine spots left.”
The couple’s long journey home took them to Barcelona, Spain before they finally made it back safely to the U.S. Once they arrived home in Albuquerque, the couple were greeted with a Hollywood welcome, a message from their nephew, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson
“When we got home on Sunday evening, we had a message from him,” Alex said of her famous nephew.
UPDATE 1/25/12: Due to high interest, the event has been moved to the State Land Office on the corner of Alameda and Old Santa Fe Trail. Please RSVP if you can to:
NMWIF – a 501c3 organization, a New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in film and television through mentorship, networking, education and community. For more information about NMWIF or this event, please contact Lora Cunningham, NMWIF Board Member and Press Chair, at (323)630-3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Women in Film presents, Funding Our Own Films- Finally!!!
Rio Chama in the Historic Baca House
414 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
From your host, Actress & NMIF Media Committee Chair Lora Cunningham:
NMWIF presents an impressive panel of New Mexico Legislators and top industry producers who will address an issue that concerns us all- FUNDING OUR PROJECTS!
So many of us simply don’t know where or how to find financing. To this point, we’ve been frustrated with elusive and inaccessible funding- having to turn to friends, family and even our own pockets for help!
Our guest producers will give insight into how they’ve successfully managed to finance their films!
Our guest legislators will address the The New Mexico Filmmakers’ Bill, which creates accessible money for all of us to use, whether you’re making a feature, short, TV show or Web Series.
Join us as Jon Hendry invites us to his private VIP Legislators’ Lounge at the Rio Chama for a night of education and empowerment.
This piece of legislation was created specifically for us, New Mexico filmmakers, to fund our dreams.
Come be a part of its success, so it can be a part of yours.
Esteemed Panelists Include:
Senator Tim Keller
Representative Brian Egoff
Representative Al Park
Representative Sue Wilson Beffort
Alicia J. Keyes, Producer “Blaze You Out”
…with more to be added!!!
6:00PM-6:30PM Mix and mingle
6:45PM-8:30PM Panel presentation with Q & A
8:30PM- 9:00PM Wrap-up and more mingling!
Event is free to NMWIF members- $15 for non-members.
Delicious food and refreshing beverages provided.
An unprecedented celebration of Black History month here in New Mexico, OPEN TO ALL.
The New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee’s mission is to preserve the rich cultural heritage that African Americans have contributed to the state of New Mexico and the United States. Their annual slate of events cover five focus areas: Arts and Culture, Cuisine, Education, Positive Youth Development and Health. There is something for everyone…
Event organizer Cathryn McGill and company have put together the following schedule: (Full details and descriptions here)
The New Mexico Black History Month Festival is an opportunity to build and strengthen our community from the inside out. African Americans have made important contributions to the state and we believe those contributions are worthy of celebration and recognition. Get involved with us and let’s make a difference in this community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed financial and in-kind resources. I am deeply grateful.
– Cathryn McGill
But The Lone Ranger is not the only show town…Just as we’ve been diligently following and reporting on the progress of that major motion picture for months now, so too have we kept our nosey to the grindstone to bring you the very good news that the A&E series, which shot its pilot right here in NM last spring, WILL return to shoot its regular season network pickup.
The hour-long original scripted drama Longmire, based on the best selling mystery novel series by Craig Johnson, is scheduled to shoot in New Mexico beginning this spring. ¡Gracias a Dios!
A network press release puts the production in Santa Fe, NM come March.