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#NM Allen Theatres Casting Large Male

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off

Casting Announcement for TV & Allen Theatres Commercial:

CLC-TV is producing a 30-second Public Service Announcement to run in Allen Theatres and on CLC-TV, Comcast channel 20. We are looking for an adult male, approximately 20-30 years of age, capable of having a tough/intimidating look (physically large, tattoo’s, straight out of prison look).

The PSA will target dog owners to pick-up their dog’s waste. Ironically the tough guy we are looking for will be the responsible dog owner.

The total shoot should take approximately 2-4 hours and is tentatively scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 11th so we need to find someone ASAP.

This is a non-union, non-paid, completely voluntary position. You will receive a digital copy of the spot for your own promotion. This is also a great opportunity to get exposure by putting yourself on television and in the theatres!

The PSA will be directed by Adrian Guzman, a three-time regional Emmy award winner and 17-time national Telly award winner.

If interested please reply by Friday May 4th 2012, via Facebook, or email (preferred) to: contact@clctv.com

Please include headshot(s) (does not have to be professional), resume, and /or video demo links. If you do have arms/chest tattoos, please include photo of yourself displaying them.

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Look who turned up in Albu-quirky

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off

Considering the veritable constellation of stars mooning over the show, year-in and year-out…it should come as no surprise that any celeb, who might be so able, would give their eye-tooth to make their merry way to the set…

Even so, as is his way, “Wierd” Al made it extra special by tweeting to his millions of followers (that’s right MILLIONS):

“People in Albuquerque are so friendly! These guys even invited me to their meth lab!”

Adding later to his Facebook page:

“Big thanks to Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston and RJ Mitte for getting weird with me tonight in Albuquerque!”

The Breaking Bad fan turned cast friend appeared at the Kiva Auditorium Monday night, click here for his remaining comedy tour dates.

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QOTD: Bruckheimer on Depp, Depp on Tonto…

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | 2 comments

…Nose on, shirt off Tonto, annnnnnnd the Ranger dons his silver during the recent Monument Valley, Utah portion of The Lone Ranger production.

The star and the super-producer then headed off to Cinemacon where they laid out the following regarding their upcoming cinematic rendition of the long lored Ranger and Tonto:

“We always take a different approach to things and this is a different approach. Putting Johny Depp as Tonto, isn’t a trusted sidekick… he’s more of a spiritual character.” –Jerry Bruckheimer

“It is sort of a rock-n-roll version of The Lone Ranger. It is fast paced, high velocity and it’s quite funny.” –Johnny Depp

Meanwhile, Slash is due in the Q, where filming rolls on and on, on TLR. Wonder if Johnny will hit the stage with him like he did w/Manson in recent weeks…

Images via Splash News

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National Grocery Store Casting Real People, New Mexico

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off

Via Indie Q:

REAL PEOPLE CASTING FOR NATIONAL GROCERY STORE TV COMMERCIAL to be filmed in Albuquerque, NM

If You are a MOM or DAD between the ages of 28-45 and shop at Smith’s, Sunflower, Lowe’s, Walgreens or Albertsons we’d love for you to audition for a competitors grocery on MONDAY APRIL 30TH or TUESDAY MAY 1 in Albuquerque.

We will be doing 2-3 minute interviews with MOMS & DADS on MON &Tuesday for the “audition”.

If chosen you will receive a $500 gift certificate and a grocery shopping Spree!

To be included please email a photo of yourself along with your contact information to casting505@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are available both days!

We’ll call you with an appt time for Mon 4/30 or Tuesday 5/1

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LONGMIRE PREMIERE TRAILER

Posted by on April 30, 2012 | Comments Off

New Mexico stands-in for WYO in this highly anticipated drama series, starring the incomparable Robert Taylor as title character/badass Western Sheriff, Walt Longmire.

The series, as we’ve long been following for you here (click & scroll) shoots in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.

Via Press Release:

A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, “Longmire” on Sunday, June 3 at 10 PM ET/PT immediately following the third season premiere of the returning hit drama “The Glades” at 9 PM ET/PT.

“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming,along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley. The premiere season will feature ten one-hour episodes.

Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair who buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch (Chase), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Worn, but not worn out, Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional lives, one step at a time.

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Justice for Nicole: Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS

Posted by on April 28, 2012 | Comments Off

UPDATE 4/30/12: BRING NICOLE HOME to #NM: THE WESTBROOK FAMILY HUMBLY ASKS FOR HELP IN COVERING FUNERAL EXPENSES.

Donate here to help bring Nicole home to be laid to rest with her fallen father and uncle in Farmington, NM.

Seattle, WA – Can you identify the man seen on this surveillance video?

Early in the morning on Sunday, April 22, Nicole Westbrook, and her boyfriend were just steps from their apartment near Pioneer Square when she was struck in the neck by a bullet fired from a passing car. Her murder in downtown Seattle after a night out at a comedy club “should outrage everyone because it could have happened to anyone”.

21 year old Nicole Westbrook had moved to Seattle from Albuquerque just weeks ago to study at the Art Institute there.

“There is somebody who knows who fired those shots…We will not rest until we find the person who fired that weapon, and we need the community’s help.”
-Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn

The Westbrook family has already endured the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country first when Nicole’s father, Marshall Alan Westbrook, was killed while serving a volunteer tour with the U.S. military in Iraq and again when Nicole’s uncle, Kenneth Warren Westbrook, was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Nicole’s brother is just back from a tour of duty.

Now extended family, friends and community are seeking the public’s assistance in lending some justice to this senseless act of violence that has robbed them of their beloved Nicole.

Washington’s Most Wanted has featured Nicole’s story here with video of the tragic incident that took her life in an effort to prompt area citizens to come forward with ANY information that may lead to apprehending her killers.

An online community called Justice for Nicole has been established on Facebook, where information about the case and loving remembrances of Nicole can be posted. Please join and share to keep her memory alive and the search active.

Someone knows. Please come forward.

If you have any information on the identity of the man caught on tape running from the scene or the white vehicle, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Your call is guaranteed to be anonymous and there is a cash reward for information.

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Better Call Saul a doctor!

Posted by on April 26, 2012 | Comments Off

Photo by Mike Cee Carpenter

Fans know this pair as Gomez and Sual; the two Breaking bad stars, Steven Michael Quezada and Bob Odenkirk played to a packed house Tuesday night at a live taping of Quezada’s own TV talk-show, The After After Party.

Just what they played remains to be seen…But the Breaking Bad gang is locally known for really bringing it to their brother’s hometown stage. This is after all where Cranston transformed into White for season four and where he also let lose with his inner Panabaker…Click and scroll here for video.

Quezada released the stage pic saying, “If you don’t come to the AAP, you don’t know how rough some of these interviews can get.”

Get in on the next LIVE taping, Tuesday May 8. You never know who or what is going down at New Mexico’s number one spot for late, late night television.

The After After Party airs Saturday nights, right after Saturday Night Live on NBC here in New Mexico. Click here to find the show streaming online and for more broadcast times & channels.

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#NM First Responders Call to Auction

Posted by on April 26, 2012 | Comments Off

April 28th: Heroes Helping A Hero – Local Heroes Auction benefiting Vincent Cordova

FROM THE DUKE CITY DARLINS:

If you or someone you know is a sexy fireman/woman, police officer, military, emt, paramedic, etc and want to be auctioned off this Saturday to benefit Vincent Cordova please message Julia Gallegos or DezyLou Darlin. Thank you

Don’t miss this event Saturday April 28th at ABQ Uptown Sports Pub. Heroes helping a Hero is a benefit for Vincent Cordova.

The Duke City Darlins will be auctioning off some of the Duke City’s finest Military, Cops, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, etc. The Darlins promise amazing raffle prizes and top shelf entertainment .

If you are a restaurant owner who wants to donate a gift cert for a dinner for two or a local hero who wants to be auctioned please email julia@desertjewelsinc.com for more details.

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Congratulations #NMFilm Friend

Posted by on April 25, 2012 | Comments Off

Fellow advocates for #NMFilm likely already know the name Norris, Dirk Norris.

A true champion for the cause, based out of “Hollywood”, New Mexico, Dirk Norris has long served as the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Film Commission.

Working as a liaison to promote film, generate industry work and interest, Dirk has become a valuable resource and tireless asset to many who share his passion for New Mexico Film.

His work and dedication have not gone unnoticed as Dirk has just been tapped by The New Mexico State Film Office to be their Outreach Programs Coordinator.

“I am very honored to be working with these great people, and excited to know that I will be helping people to tell their stories through film and digital media.”

Lately Dirk has been crisscrossing New Mexico participating in NMFilm “Town Hall” meetings, soon he’ll be heading to his new home base in Santa Fe, NM. Catch him on NMFilm Works radio show with host Tobi Ives, here.

Congratulations Dirk!

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The After After Party Breaks Bad

Posted by on April 24, 2012 | Comments Off

Steven Michael Quezada doesn’t waste any time – in the Breaking Bad off-season, or during! Between shooting a film in Roswell, writing and starring in his own television drama series and hosting duties on his long running late night tv talk show, The After After Party, he’s been busy filming the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad right here in the Q.

Now in its third season, The After After Party continues to showcase the finest LIVE entertainment in New Mexico! Tonight, host Steven Michael Quezada, and the whole After After Party crew, including the phenomenal house band, The James Douglas Show are proud to welcome some of SMQ’s Breaking Bad family to the stage!

From the show:

“BIG NEWS!!!! Bob Odenkirk will be our first guest on the AAP next Tuesday, he will be doing a one man sketch and interview! Also Stewart Lyons our favorite producer of Breaking Bad and many more….. Don’t miss out on all the fun people!”

…annnd now rumor has it that a certain “cook” will be making a special appearance in addition to all the amazing scheduled talent!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts promptly at 7. NO COVER, cash bar, FREE EPIC ENTERTAINMENT, what more could you ask for ‘Burque!

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Albuquerque fundraiser photo-shoot

Posted by on April 23, 2012 | Comments Off

LOCATION CHANGE FOR 4/24/12: On location at Albuquerque Old Town Church. Click here for map. Sessions through 6 p.m. Call 480-2930

Albuquerque, NM – Local actress/producer/photographer, Andrea B. Good is holding a two-day fundraiser to benefit a family member who requires medical treatments to combat cancer.

Do you need head shots? Photos for auditions or to build a portfolio? Andrea will be photographing talent and providing headshots during two upcoming shoots, the cost is just $10 for 15 photos. Shoots will be held this Tuesday (Tomorrow) and next Tuesday (May 1) at Sandia Casino, starting at 10am to sundown.

Give to a good cause and get some great headshots in return. Contact Andrea B. Good here for more info. and to see additional samples of her photography.

January Jones and Ed Harris set for Sweetwater, New Mexico

Posted by on April 21, 2012 | 9 comments

State Film Office Press Release 6/27/12:

Many started to speculate about a Mad Men hiatus when Don Draper, nay that really handsome guy, Jon Hamm was spotted sporting the Grizzly Adams look.

Now we know that his Mad co-star January Jones will be at work right here in New Mexico come July.

Last week Deadline confirmed that Jones will join Ed Harris in the 1800′s Western Drama, Sweetwater.

Harris has previous experience with the film’s directors, Logan and Noah Miller with whom he starred in their original film, Touching Home. The star is also no stranger to NM, with his recent turn as John McCain in HBO’s political drama, Game Change.

Sweetwater is the story of a widow (Jones) who enlists the help of the town sheriff (Harris) to take revenge on the sheep ranchers who have murdered her husband.

Multiple sources are reporting that production is scheduled to begin in New Mexico in July.

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Durmot Mulroney on set in New Mexico for The Rambler

Posted by on April 17, 2012 | 2 comments

I will never forget the night when, as a festival programmer, I first unleashed Calvin Lee Reeder’s short film The Rambler onto a paying audience. There was squirming in seats, nervous laughter, outright confusion, revulsion, shock and outbursts of spontaneous applause. It was perfect. Exactly what you want to do to a midnight audience. And I knew – or at least hoped an awful lot – that we’d be seeing more from Reeder in the coming years.
-Todd Brown, TwitchFilm

As we told you here, acclaimed indie short, The Rambler by Calvin Lee Reeder has achieved both raves and a strong fan following since its first film festival rounds back in 2008.

Now set to yield a full-length feature adaptation, The Rambler is currently in production right here in New Mexico.

Lindsay Pulsipher retains her starring role, as seen in the original “blood-soaked mini-classic”, pictured above right in Reeder’s, The Oregonian.

Universally adored actor Dermot Mulroney has been added to the cast, and has not been camera shy in the fledgling days of The Rambler shoot.

See Mulroney pictured above with homegrown actor, comedian, producer Steven Michael Quezada (Breaking Bad, Warrior Woman, Duke City) and New Mexico producer/actor, film industry vet, Chris Ranney.

The production got underway in Roswell, NM over the weekend. A casting call for (volunteer) background extras was issued last week, details here.

Star pics via Facebook

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New Mexico to the WORLD via TX, CO, AZ

Posted by on April 17, 2012 | 4 comments

YOUR tax dollars at work NEW MEXICO:

The New Mexico Tourism Department has unveiled this multi-media video, now airing on television in Colorado Springs, CO; Tucson, AZ; El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa and Amarillo, TX, and unleashed on NM’s Own revamped NM Tourism website, here.

In addition to the video, print ads from the campaign will be placed in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit in-flight magazine, Texas Monthly, Budget Travel and in NM Tourism’s own publication, New Mexico Magazine.

The entire project from bid to post-production has drawn criticism, including our own here, here, here, here and here.

As part of the launch of the much maligned production, New Mexico Tourism Director Monique Jacobson is back in the justification and explanation seat, offering the following translation of the campaign’s target and intent.

NM Tourism Director, Monique Jacobson to The Albuquerque Journal:

The campaign is designed to appeal to a “psychographic” group — “people with an adventurous spirit and thirst for authenticity”

NM Tourism Director, Monique Jacobson to The Santa Fe New Mexican:

“A hard sell wouldn’t work with this audience…This particular target tends to be higher income…They are people who will choose to spend money on travel.”

Despite assertions by Jacobson below, that “this is just the first of many spots”, Veronica Valencia, director of marketing for the Tourism Department breaks down how the bulk of $2M budget has already been spent:

Vendor Inc. cost $275,000 in fees.

Production of all the ads cost $350,000. Production is a broad term that applies to everything from scouting sites, hiring talent and filming the ads to producing the music that goes along with the ads as well as drawing up the print and billboard ads, according to Valencia.

More than $1.2 million went toward purchasing media buys on TV, print, digital and billboards in the targeted communities.

$100,000 was paid in gross receipts taxes.

What do you think of the finished product?

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The Lone Ranger Monument Valley Shoot – Depp with Navajo Nation Leaders

Posted by on April 16, 2012 | 2 comments

Image via “A Good Day To Die”, The Dennis Banks Documentary
Depp with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim

Indian Country Today Media Network:

Actor Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming film version of The Lone Ranger, has begun filming in Monument Valley and last week was visited on set by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim.

Gayle Dine’ Chacon, Surgeon General of the Navajo Nation, spoke with Depp at length, particularly about preventing youth suicide on the reservation, and admitted to being “star struck.” “He is a very charming man, very gracious and very concerned as well,” she said, according to a People.com story. “He probably spent a good hour with us. Everybody else left the set, but he was still there. … You feel that you are the only one there – that he’s just focusing on you.

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Holly Hunter’s NM Film – Jackie

Posted by on April 14, 2012 | One comment

Jackie filmed here in New Mexico last winter.

The film, starring Holly Hunter, follows Dutch twin sisters who travel to America to look for their long-lost mother, played by Hunter. The siblings are played by real-life sisters Carice van Houten (Blackbook) and Jelka van Houten (The Domino Effect).

Beumer, whose own sister is X-Men star Famke Janssen, is an established director of mainstream features in the Netherlands. Her last two films – the thriller Loft and the romantic comedy The Happy Housewife, the latter also starred Carice van Houten, were local box office hits.

Jackie will premiere in the Netherlands in May.

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Your Daily Depp: Today featured with Portman à la McCartney’s Valentine

Posted by on April 14, 2012 | Comments Off

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“The Rambler” set to roll in Roswell, New Mexico

Posted by on April 13, 2012 | 2 comments

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND EXTRAS NEEDED (Roswell, NM): The Rambler

Compensation is Film and IMDB credit. The production can not pay for travel or hotel.

Seeking the following types of local actors:

• Men and women, 18 years of age and older, all types.
• Also looking for not so clean cut, gritty looking
• Need older man and older woman
• No prior experience is necessary.
• There are NO fees to attend open casting calls.
• MUST have a social security number and valid ID.
• MUST be legal to work in the United States.

If you fit these types and are interested, submit your information to ramblercasting@live.com; include your name, age, email address, headshot or photograph of yourself and telephone number where you can reached or contact Jeanette Loera at the production office (575) 622-1245 from 8am – 5pm.

Dermot Mulroney and “The Rambler” are NM bound.

Mulroney starred in the NM production, Inhale back in 2010 with Diane Kruger, who too is currently back in New Mexico filming Stephenie Meyer’s, The Host.

Production is just days away on the Calvin Lee Reeder feature film, The Rambler; which first premiered as a short at Sundance and SXSW waay back in ’08.

Dermot Mulroney will star as a man known as The Rambler who is released from prison and discovers a mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.

Lindsay Pulsipher who appeared in the original short will costar.

XYZ’s Nate Bolotin will produce with Brooklyn Reptyle’s Roger M Mayer and Christo Dimassis. XYZ’s Aram Tertzakian and Nick Spicer serve as executive producers. Celluloid Nightmares handles international sales.

Michael Benaroya is financing through his low-budget genre label AKA Pictures. AKA/Benaroya head of production Joe Jenckes also serves as executive producer with his Bow Street Films partner David Dickson, under a new partnership between AKA and Bow Street. Clayton Young of Benaroya Pictures will produce on behalf of AKA Pictures.

AND OF COURSE Dermont starred in the Retro NM Film YOUNG GUNS, way, way back in the 1900s!

Thanks Kristi

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Calling #NM Casting Directors and Agencies for N. New Mexico “Gathering”

Posted by on April 13, 2012 | One comment

From the New Mexico State Film Office:

Call for Casting Directors, Extras Casting Directors and Talent Agencies

Dear Casting Directors, Extras Casting Directors and Talent Agencies, the New Mexico State Film Office invites you to participate in a “Casting/Extra’s Casting Directors and Talent Agency gathering” with locals in the Gallup and Farmington areas. This meet and greet is scheduled before the NM Film Office Gallup and Farmington Town Hall meetings.

For more information and to RSVP – please call Rochelle Bussey at (505) 476-5604 or rochelle@nmfilm.com.

When: Monday, April 23, 2012
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Casting and Extra’s Casting Directors and Talent Agency gathering

Cost: Free

Where: Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce
106 West Hwy 66
Gallup

STATEWIDE: Here at OHI we are always working to connect film makers, talent, and film industry resources. Get your cast and crew calls posted here, and list your NMFilm business here TODAY!

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Here you go New Mexico: MTV Now Casting Season 28 of The Real Word

Posted by on April 13, 2012 | Comments Off

“The Real World” still exists and they’ll be casting the 28th installment right here in Nuevo México.

Our beloved Las Cruces Sun News Reports:

LAS CRUCES — Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the perennial hit MTV show “The Real World,” will hold an open casting call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina St.

The directors are looking to cast the 28th season of “The Real Wold,” the longest running reality series on television.

“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World.”

Casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. According to a news release, these qualities are not a requirement.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Applicants must be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.

For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete casting details.

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