The gorgeous, Nordic looking Latina who captured and held onto our hearts since The Mask and Something About Mary, will be headed back to NM!
Cameron Diaz was New Mexico way right about this time last year shooting the upcoming comedy Gambit with Colin Firth. This time out Diaz is set to star in, Agent: Century 21, the story of “a real estate agent [who] gets caught-up in a Mexican drug lord’s kidnapping plot”.
Benicio Del Toro is also rumored to co-star in this purported NM production! Yay!
Gambit is slated for theatrical release this October. Keep it here for Agent: Century 21 updates through the end of the year…
New Mexico based Reelz Channel is producing its first non-scripted competition series, Race to the Scene, hosted by action-movie star Dolph Lundgren.
In Race to the Scene, pairs of contestants race to and from actual movie locations as they compete in challenges and stunts inspired by memorable movie moments. Race to the Scene is set to debut in spring 2013. The Hochberg Ebersol Company will produce Race to the Scene. The series is created and executive produced by Justin Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and REELZ.
“Race to the Scene will transport movie lovers off their couch and into their favorite action scenes,” said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company. “Mark my words, Dolph Lundgren will change non-scripted television forever… or at least until he does it again. He is the perfect iconic action star to lead this fast-paced, adrenalin-filled adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats week after week.”
Celebrate the 2012 – 2013 season and new stage floor dedication at The Historic Albuquerque Little Theatre!
What: Open House and New Stage Floor Dedication
When: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 1p – 4p
Where: Albuquerque Little Theatre
Come enjoy FREE entertainment and refreshments. Take a tour backstage. Meet ALT staff, board members, and actors. Check out special ALT memorabilia like our cookbook and tote bags. Get your chance to win one of four themed baskets from our 2011 – 2012 season musicals — The Wizard of Oz, Xanadu, Singin’ In The Rain, and Cabaret! And be sure to pick up YOUR piece of ALT history — a beautiful commemorative plaque made from our old stage floor — honoring our past and the celebrities who have performed on our stage! Small plaques are $25, large plaques are $40. All proceeds help ALT!
*The final performance of Spring Awakening starts at 6pm.
With the leading man cast in place, including Mark Wahlberg, Marcus Luttrell, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch for Peter Berg’s film adaptation of the harrowing 2005 mission forged by Navy SEAL Team 10, known as “Operation Red Wings”, New Mexico film is at the ready.
The production is set to begin on Sept. 25. Along with the earlier call for Arabic speaking men, women and children, EG Casting is currently seeking middle Eastern and Hispanic males with full beards, as well as men of all races with arms training. To be considered register or update your photo and resume at www.egcasting.com.
Learn more about the history and the heroes behind the film here.
Educational publisher based in Rio Rancho is looking for talented teenaged voice actors to record educational materials. Actors should sound like teenagers aged 13~16.
No experience is necessary–we’re building this team from the ground up, so if you’re a teen, or if you’re an adult who can create highly believable teen voices and would like to begin a career in professional recording, then please apply!
Sally Ride died peacefully July 23, 2012 after a courageous 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment, and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless.
Sally was a physicist, the first American woman to fly in space, a science writer, and the President and CEO of Sally Ride Science. She had the rare ability to understand the essence of things and to inspire those around her to join her pursuits.
Sally’s historic flight into space captured the nation’s imagination and made her a household name. She became a symbol of the ability of women to break barriers and a hero to generations of adventurous young girls. After retiring from NASA, Sally used her high profile to champion a cause she believed in passionately—inspiring young people, especially girls, to stick with their interest in science, to become scientifically literate, and to consider pursuing careers in science and engineering.
In addition to Tam O’Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years, Sally is survived by her mother, Joyce; her sister, Bear; her niece, Caitlin, and nephew, Whitney; her staff of 40 at Sally Ride Science; and many friends and colleagues around the country.
RELATED UPDATE 7/24/12 – MAJOR MOTION PICTURE CASTING IN NEW MEXICO:
505 Studio Works is casting for a Major Motion Picture shooting in the Albuquerque area starting in September.
We are looking for the following SPEAKING roles:
Middle eastern men between the ages of 30-60 years old who speak a middle eastern language
Middle eastern boys (or look middle eastern) between the ages of 10-12 years, middle eastern accent
Middle eastern women between the ages of 20-40 years old who speak a middle eastern language
Middle eastern grandmother type in her 90’s who can speak a middle eastern language
It is helpful if you know some Pashto or feel you can learn some Pashto.
Please email your picture and all contact information where you may be reached as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Phone calls please!
We look forward to seeing you on the emails.
From Jo Edna Boldin:
We are looking for Arabic speaking middle eastern men and women of all ages.
New Mexico residents only at this time.
A second showing is now scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive
(on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Get all the behind-the-scenes scoop during the Q & A session with the filmmaker, Cristina McCandless following the 75 minute screening.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe,” by local filmmaker Cristina McCandless, chronicles the lives of three Zimbabwean women who take us along for the ride when they venture forth to sell their baskets at the world’s largest folk art market…yes, Santa Fe’s folk art market.
But, the film isn’t about The Market – It’s about these uniquely appealing heroines who stretch beyond their personal and cultural boundaries as they reach for a better life. Their creativity, persistence and humor in the face of the unexpected twists and turns along the road, inspire us to rethink our own notions of sustainability, success and prosperity.
This documentary, filmed in partnership with two rural Zimbabwean villages and sanctioned by the country’s arts and culture leadership, offers us a violence-free, victim-free, feel-good immersion into every-day village life in Africa’s southern hemisphere.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe” recently screened at the Riverside International Film Festival where it won the Audience Favorite and Jurors Best Documentary awards. The film is a New Mexico Film Office New Visions Contract Award Winner and a “mentored” project of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Producers Academy.
Tix: $8.50 to $10.00, advance ticket purchase recommended, (505) 473-6494
For more info. contact Cristina McCandless at email@example.com
Sweetwater Cast: January Jones as Sarah, Ed Harris as Sheriff Jackson, Jason Isaacs as Prophet Josiah, featuring Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root, Luce Rains, and Kathy Lampkin.
How sweet it is! Sweetwater is rolling in northern NM with a bustling cast & crew for the 25 day shoot. We’ll be on the lookout for extras casting for this production from Lorrie Latham and EG Casting.
Bruckheimer & Co. are back to put the NM wrap on TLR. After spending about a month away shooting in Utah, The Lone Ranger returns to the NM range scheduled to film through August!
The best show on television nabs emmy noms as the first of eight episodes in the can premiered to record numbers. The Breaking Bad fam. has checked out of their ABQ digs until this fall when the historic last episodes will take-up production again here in NM.
Conflicting news of The Odd Way Home shoot started coming in a few weeks ago, “it will shoot in NM”, “it won’t”, “Rumer Willis will star”, “that’s just a rumor”, etc., etc., well here are the first pics from the NM shoot, starring offspring of NM offspring Rumer Willis.
And finally local filmmakers kick a** with a hard earned Kickstarter success story! MAJOR KUDOS to the talented and determined minds behind Dead Billy!!! The New Mexico filmmakers raised $30K to produce their upcoming psychological thriller! CONGRATS!
UPDATE 7/21/12: via Manny Baca – Follow-up story about how the Premiere of Bless Me Ultima was fully booked up before anyone in New Mexico even knew about it, thus excluding New Mexico Cast members from the premiere. Tune in to KOAT 7 at 10PM tonight..
From one Roswell, NM born phenom to another, the highly anticipated feature film about extraordinary 2009 Kentucky Derby Winner, Mine That Bird is headed for production.
“Wild Ride” tells the story of a misfit group of New Mexico cowboys who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn that their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible odds even before they reach Churchill Downs and the land of Kentucky’s blue bloods.
Dances With Wolves producer, Jim Wilson will direct the film which he co-wrote with Faith Conroy. The production is currently scheduled to get underway in New Mexico this September.
New Mexico native, Demi Moore may be hesitant to return to her home state, but her daughter Rumer Willis is set to star in NM indie, “The Odd Way Home”.
July 10, 2012, SANTA FE —New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that New Mexico production companies Slant Productions and Sandia Media will start production on the independent feature film, “The Odd Way Home.” Production will begin mid July through August and will shoot in and around southern New Mexico including Las Cruces, Deming, Hillsboro and Silver City.
The production will employ at least 38 New Mexico crewmembers including fifteen 15 interns from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces and 22 New Mexican principal and background talent.
Starring Rumer Willis (The House Bunny, Hostage), Chris Marquette (The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog), Brendan Sexton III (The Killing), Veronica Cartwright (Alien, Witches of Eastwick) and Bruce Altman (Matchstick Men, Glengarry Glen Ross).
Directed by local New Mexico resident Rajeev Nirmalakhandan who worked for Universal and Dreamworks before teaching film at NMSU’s Creative Media Institute. Produced by locals Peter Touche (Goats, Blaze You Out) of Sandia Media, Patrick Nelson and Victor Kearney as executive producer.
“This film would not have been possible without the support of NMSU’s Creative Media Institute and its talented students,” Peter Touche stated. “We are also most grateful to the communities of Las Cruces, Deming, Hillsboro and Silver City, all of whom have enabled this project. This is truly a New Mexico project born and bred.”
Written by Rajeev Nirmalakhandan and Jason Ronstadt, The Odd Way Home tells the story of Duncan (Chris Marquette), a man with autism, who meets Maya (Rumer Willis) escaping her life in Los Angeles. They embark on an inspirational journey though the great American Southwest.
Still looking for Mexican men, local to Moab area, to work as Farmhands.
Tentative work date is Tuesday, July 10th.
Must be available all day. The look production needs is actual Mexican men with a grizzled/weathered look. The type of person that looks like they could have been working years on the farm or a ranch in the sun doing manual labor.
If this is you, or you know someone that matches this, please submit an email to Tontocast@yahoo.com with Name, Contact phone # and a recent photo.
A western film with an inspirational message about the power of forgiveness has just wrapped-up shooting in NM.
The film, from Chad Gundersen and Clayton Miller, tells the story of a mortally wounded outlaw who is taken in by a Christian widow and her children.
“Henry is a hard man, getting by in the old west the only way he knows how: robbing banks. After his latest heist goes wrong and his partners betray him and leave him for dead, Henry is surprised to find extraordinary kindness from a widow and her children. With the influence of this family, Henry begins to question the choices he’s made in his life. Just when things begin to make sense again, it’s all ripped away from him when his old partners show up. Will he seek the revenge he desires or finally find his Redemption?”
Redemption, filmed entirely in New Mexico, has been in production since the spring.
Keep up with the production for release and distribution details, and check out some amazing set pics and video here.
ABQ Trolley Co. is excited to introduce the first ever Breaking Bad locations tour of Albuquerque on Sunday, July 15th. “The BaD Tour” is a 3.5 hour, fully-narrated tour of Breaking Bad locations. Breaking Bad is the Emmy-winning television series that is shot on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spend 3.5 hours on a uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley as we tour Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s Albuquerque!
The tour coincides with the much-anticipated Season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad. The BaD Tour begins July 15th at 4:00PM and ends at 9:00PM after a private viewing party of the Season 5 Premiere of Breaking Bad at Back Alley Brew Pub located inside JC’s New York Pizza Department (215 Central Ave. NW) in downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $60 and include dinner. Tickets go on sale on July 1st at 12:01AM. There are 34 seats available. The tour departs from 3rd St. & Tijeras NW (Convention Center [west complex] loading zone). There will be Breaking Bad trivia and great prizes from local Albuquerque businesses given out on the tour.