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New Mexico a Globe-go September 28, 2012

Posted by on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off

At least they kept NM in the US

What the NY Times is reporting on not NEW, not MEXICO today – NYTIMES

Going down at the pump – NM Biz Weekly

New Mexico “a state that has the largest blank spaces” – Nouveau-Mexique

Jenny’s here, so is Jason, and Emma. ABQ stands in for Tuscon – POPSUGAR

Sometimes it’s okay to “fake it”, but not when you’re on the NMFA – CBS NEWS

Et tu, Merriam-Webster? – Merriam-Webster Pronunciation of NEW Mexico

And so it has begun, New Mexico Voter Purging – HUFF PO

“DARK”. And they ain’t talking about our collective skin-tone – OCCUWORLD

Overwhelming NM Community Response Spurs Changes to Bless Me Ulitima Premiere

Posted by on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off

BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response

**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**

Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.

Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.

Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.

The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival
twitter.com/SFIndieFilmFest

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The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
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NMFilm Trailer: Gambit

Posted by on September 27, 2012 | Comments Off

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NM’s Own: Tri-Con Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival

Posted by on September 26, 2012 | Comments Off

UPDATE 9/28/12: TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE! SPECIAL VIP PERKS AVAIL!

In conjunction with the New Mexico Tri-Con Convention, event organizers have proudly announced their first annual Horror Film Festival!

That’s right, Comics, Sci-Fi and Horror meet at the first ever NM Tri-Con Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival Oct. 27th-28th, 2012 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

This one of a kind duel film festival and expo hosts panels, workshops, demos, celebrity guests, VIP pre-parties, after parties, and attending distributors.

The film submission deadline for both completed full length Horror and Sci-Fi features and shorts has been extended through October 10, 2012.

Pre-event kick-off begins Oct. 26, 2012 with a Lost Boys Launch Party featuring G Tom Mac, Children Acting Class, Film Festival, Jedi Training.

Check out all the scheduled celebrity guests, info. on how to submit your film, winning film awards (including Adobe Jag 35), full event schedule, and ticket information at www.nmtricon.com.

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Tie the Knot for Marriage Equality with NM’s Own Jesse Tyler Furgeson

Posted by on September 25, 2012 | Comments Off

Tie The Knot - for Marriage Equality

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CASTING REAL PEOPLE : LLAMADA DE FUNDICION

Posted by on September 25, 2012 | Comments Off

From the Albuquerque Film Office:

Attention LATIN / HISPANIC MOMS and PARENTS!

A major grocery superstore chain is looking for “Real HISPANIC Moms” that can chat about their grocery shopping experiences! If you or someone you know may be interested in submitting, please read the following information and submit accordingly. Thank you and we wish you the best of luck!!! Feel free to call Dorian directly at the number below.

MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH!

Moms and Dads Wanted for local and national commercial!!!
Looking for REAL Latin or Hispanic Moms ages 28-45 in Albuquerque! We are looking for upbeat and outgoing people who like to save money! This is for a major grocery store chain! We’ll be in Albuquerque on September 29th to meet with moms!

PLEASE – NO ACTORS or ACTRESSES!

Please send the following info to DORIANCASTING@GMAIL.COM:
• Name and Age
• City, State
• Occupation (or former occupation if unemployed)
• Phone number
• Email address
• Picture
• Name three places you shop at for groceries. *you must shop there at least once a month.

Compensation will be provided to people who are selected and participate in the commercial.

Please call 310.753.9325 or email for further questions.

WWW.CASTIRONPRODUCTIONS.TV

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One of a Kind

Posted by on September 25, 2012 | Comments Off

UPDATE 4/16/13: Aaron Paul helps raise awareness for his lady love’s Kind Campaign on twitter! You can help out here!

Ladies and gentlemen everywhere were touched by the genuine humility and raw emotional gratitude delivered by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, when he accepted his second Emmy award for Best Supporting actor Sunday night.

For much of the collective Emmy audience, it was their first look at Paul’s fiancé, Lauren Parsekian. Perhaps most important for people to know about Lauren is that the beautiful leading lady in Paul’s life is much more than just another pretty face.

Lauren Parsekian's "Kind Campaign" GETTY IMAGES

Aaron Paul’s equally lovely sister Danielle tells OHI exclusively: “Lauren is the [little] sis I never had; pure beauty, she & her family are a dream come true!”

Lauren and her Pepperdine University classmate Molly Thompson are the co-founders of an international movement, documentary and school program that fosters awareness, healing and prevention of girl-against-girl bullying.

Armed with their documentary film, “Finding Kind” Lauren and Molly have visited hundreds of schools over the past three years, delivering “The Kind Campaign” ideals and resources to young girls.

Please take the time to check-out the “Kind Campaign” at kindcampaign.com.

Let’s all help spread the word of this valuable organization to help girls get the assistance they need to navigate their way safely out of bullying.

Watch the “Finding Kind” trailer below and see Aaron Paul’s emotional Emmy speech here.

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NM Filmmakers and Musicians in “Changing the World”

Posted by on September 24, 2012 | Comments Off

New Mexico Philharmonic Brings PULSE Performance to the KiMo:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 1, 2012—Last year the New Mexico Philharmonic presented an avant garde program at the KiMo Theatre that featured electronic music and innovative film. This year,the PULSE concert is bringing an important question to the forefront: How would you change the world?

The answer came in the unusual form of New Mexico-produced documentaries with music from a New Mexico composer performed and produced by New Mexicans that truly touch the heart.

This amazing and unique collaboration comes to life on Sunday, September 30th at 4 p.m. in the most New Mexican of places, the historic KiMo Theatre with stories that highlight global issues and combine a magical performance by the New Mexico Philharmonic with the viewing of incredible scenes from two documentary films.

The issues covered include homeless children and solutions to the homeless issue in the Emmy® Award winning Documentary “LOOKING IN: Children Who are Homeless.” One of the solutions to global warming/climate change is the focus of the national PBS documentary, “The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth.”

The musical score to each of these programs was composed by New Mexico musician Jeffrey R. Jolly. The documentaries were produced and directed by New Mexican Chris Schueler. In, addition, for each of the films vocalists—a children’s choir for “Healing the Earth,” and the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir for “Looking In”—will bring stirring performances that enhance the auditory experience.

A group of talented teachers and students from the Albuquerque Studios Film & Technology Academy of the Atrisco Heritage Academy High School as well as from DATA Charter High School will compile a video project that will be screened to the music of Albuquerque composer Daniel Davis.

Don’t miss this inspirational program created by New Mexicans for New Mexicans that will move you in new and surprising ways.

If purchased prior to September 1st, adult tickets are $24 and $16. On September 1st they will be $30 and $20. Student tickets (available only at the KiMo ticket offfice) are $10. Ticket information is available online at www.nmphil.org. Call 505-323-4343 to reserve your ticket now.

As the major professional orchestra in the state, the New Mexico Philharmonic is committed to inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds through its artistic excellence, innovative programming and educational and community engagement. The New Mexico Philharmonic is anon-profit corporation recognized as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. To learn more about upcoming performances or to become a volunteer, please visit www.nmphil.org.

Donations are gratefully accepted at www.nmphil.org/support.

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Border Crossings Aplenty in NM

Posted by on September 23, 2012 | Comments Off

Jennifer Aniston filming We're The Millers in New Mexico

Because we’re image heavy tonight (even more so than usual), I thought you all might enjoy a picture of the LATEST border crossing erected in New Mexico.

Last month the downtown Albuquerque set featuring a border station for the sexiness that is Mark Wahlberg, the awesomeness that is Denzel Washington, and all the KICKASS NM talent & crew who labored so hard on the upcoming film 2 Guns, caused a bit of a stir.

Now, here for your viewing pleasure is the brand new border which Jenny Aniston and Jason Sudeikis will soon be making a run for!

I can’t tell you where it is, but I can tell you that it’s for We’re the Millers…stay tuned.

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New Mexico Stars Shine at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by on September 23, 2012 | Comments Off

The words, “fifth and final” have been tough ones to swallow ’round here in the world of New Mexico Film, as two of the most long lasting and acclaimed productions in NM history have reached their end.

USA Network’s “In Plain Sight” has already drawn to a close and the end draws near for “Breaking Bad“. Yes, I’m crying! Whatever!

Anyhow, the New Mexico son who has worked, and worked in the entertainment industry to make a name for himself, and Nuevo México for more than 20 years, has achieved some of the recognition he deserves as one of the few, the proud, and the still living on “the best show on television”!

Tonight NM’s Own, Steven Michael Quezada continues to enjoy Emmy weekend with his Breaking Bad TV family and his beautiful bride, Cherise. Here, courtesy of Rio Grande Media Group, is YOUR NIGHT at the 2012 Emmy’s with Steven Michael Quezada!

From 30 Rock to the Nokia theater…enjoy!

Live Emmy Stream Here

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Video of the Day

Posted by on September 19, 2012 | Comments Off
VideoVoteYouYour Momma

Point Counterpoint: NMFilm Style

Posted by on September 17, 2012 | Comments Off

POINT via Ann Lerner, City of Albuquerque Film Liaison:

The film industry is alive and well in Albuquerque.

We’ve seen a variety of film activity in the area this year. “In Plain Sight” finished Season 5, filming out at I-25 Studios and on location around town. “Breaking Bad” shot eight episodes of Season 5, and will be back in December for eight more episodes. “The Last Stand,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmed in Downtown Albuquerque in January. (Watch the trailer to see an impressive stunt across the intersection of Fifth and Marquette.)

And, oh yes, the largest movie being made in the world this year, “The Lone Ranger,” chose Albuquerque Studios as its home for offices and sets and built two western towns out by the Rio Puerco, filming here for months.

“2 Guns” just wrapped, “Lone Survivor” starts filming in October for nine weeks. Two other films will be shooting this fall as well.

Numerous independent filmmakers are making low-budget projects – from features, to shorts, to webisodes.

So why do people like to film in Albuquerque? Besides the 310 days of sunshine, no natural disasters, close proximity to Los Angeles, an easy-to-use film tax incentive and a strong film crew base, we have a world-class infrastructure of stages, equipment companies, suppliers and businesses relating to the movie industry.

And Albuquerque can double for many different location looks – we can be Cincinnati (“Wild Hogs”); Munich (“Beer Fest”); Mexico border crossing (“2 Guns”); Los Angeles (“Crash TV”); New York (“The Resident”).

But I think a large part of the reason people like to film in Albuquerque is because of the open reception filmmakers receive from neighborhoods and businesses and the administration.

We offer one-stop film-permitting. We recognize that filming dates may change due to weather or illness or some other factor and are flexible.

Our filming guidelines require production companies to limit the number of large vehicles in a neighborhood and provide notification of filming dates and times. We have a program asking productions to give $100 to the neighborhood association for each day of filming. To date, over $60,000 has been raised.

We respect the production companies and welcome them for bringing in new money and providing well-paying and creative jobs for our citizens.

Production companies respect our highly skilled labor force and willingness to allow filming in the area.

Our reputation is strong. The Film Office is busy reading scripts and leading location scouts for potential future work. We’re issuing permits. Our phones are ringing.

Thank you for keeping Albuquerque film friendly!

COUNTERPOINT via Jon Hendry, President New Mexico Federation of Labor:

Our film liaisons are a hidden treasure.

The hard work of such great people as Ann Lerner in ABQ, Jan Wafful in Alamogordo, and Lisa Van Allen in Santa Fe, along with a dozen others around the state who back up the New Mexico Film Office and do great work in their communities, is a huge part of our industry success. I believe that Ann’s excellent editorial in today’s Journal speaks highly of her office, her pride in the community, and the effect that we in film have had on so many ancillary businesses. Bravo!

However, I respectfully disagree on the state of the NM film business. When 50/1 wraps, there will be slim pickings for NM crews through Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes. While Lone Survivor is trying hard to employ as many locals as they can, for technical reasons they have to bring in more crew than we would like in fields where we are not strong. Hopefully, that is something we can all address in the future. One film can’t carry more than 1000 qualified technicians plus actors, stunt people, drivers, PA’s, and the host of others who have come to rely on this business. Rumors of an eminent super-hero movie only help a little, since we know that the vast majority of key or best boy positions will not go to locals. While they may fill hotel rooms, rent cars, and buy lumber, these kinds of movies don’t always help the working crew. We can’t expect micro budget pictures to pay comparable rates or the benefits we need; that’s ok, bring them on, we appreciate them, but it’s not the road to full employment.

As well as things are going, the warning lights are also flashing, and I believe we’re reaching that critical area where we need to deal with these situations in the upcoming legislative session. After two years we know what works and what doesn’t. My suggestions follow. On most I think you’ll find general industry consensus and on others some dissension, but I think we’ll find some suggestions that the legislature can agree with and that will allow the taxpayers to feel they are getting a good return on their investment.

1) We need to return to the original legislative intent of $50 million. In order to do that we need a cost of living increase as we’re the only “capped incentive”. That is going to seem extremely moderate now but we need the protection for the hyper inflation that may occur and could basically wipe us out of the business. By doing so we ensure that in real dollars the $50 million stays constant.

2) TV series employ more New Mexicans in all facets of the business than anything else, and we need to give them the certainty they will get their money when they make a commitment to us which could be up to five years. I’m open to suggestions on how we do this but I think the way is to exempt them from the cap.

3) We need to make some technical changes in the language of that rather rushed bill that allows a rollover of unused credits that we can accumulate as we already have a substantial balance from the last few years and a payout of $50 million. There is no reason for it to be staggered if we have the money. Sitting on it doesn’t help anyone, especially the state budget process.

4) We need to set up a system that, when Tax & Rev has approved a rebate, picture companies can monetize this. I believe the private banking system can look at doing this. I also believe some of us in NM might contribute to a fund that would not only give a return but help us get more pictures and, most importantly, ABQ, Bernalillo County, SF city & counties, Alamogordo, and Otero County could look to their bonding capacity to help this occur. It would be very useful if we could put this money in to the project while they are still here shooting and spending money and not two years down the road when they are long gone. Alaska is looking at a cash flow model, private funds can move much quicker than governmental entities, but Tax & Rev would have to come up with a certification program.

5) Perhaps most controversially, I think we need to do much, much more to ensure that the companies generating the rebates for the production entities are NM based and the money stays in the state. It’s almost a game to figure out how to make out of state people and equipment and other purchases rebateable. We shouldn’t be asking Tax & Rev to play “whack a mole”. When we solve one issue another pops up and that’s not good. We thought the bricks and mortar requirement solved this but in some cases it made it worse. I want to be able to say with hand on my heart that we rebate no one from out of state and we keep the money here where it was generated and where it’s needed. Any perception that this is welfare for Hollywood isn’t good. This should be a legislative priority.

I’m open to other suggestions. What I can’t work with is a situation where on the top end we’re being squeezed by the amount of money we can put out and on the bottom end we are squeezed because these companies are employing fewer New Mexicans and spending more money with large chains who don’t pay taxes here or out of state companies are working through facilitators instate that help them get an undeserved rebate. If anyone else feels we’re doing sensationally well I am happy, after ensuring confidentiality, to share payroll figures with you – it’s not great.

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NMTourism Call for NMFilm

Posted by on September 17, 2012 | Comments Off

From the New Mexico Department of Tourism:

We are looking for an in-state Director and production team for a commercial production to shoot in New Mexico in January of 2013. The shoot will be 2-4 days. MOS. We are looking for a Director who has national, award-winning experience shooting outdoor/adventure sports and activities. In addition, this Director must be highly skilled in pulling authentic moments of humanity from all cast members. We would like the production team to be a tight group that has worked together, can maximize production value with a small footprint, move quickly, and get a lot of coverage using multiple cameras. Extensive experience shooting with an RC helicopter is mandatory, as well as other ways to increase production value with a limited number of team members. Please respond by EOD Monday, September 24. Send resume’s and questions to Martín Leger at martin.leger@state.nm.us.

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Penny Marshall: Nuts about Albuquerque

Posted by on September 17, 2012 | Comments Off

From her star-making turn in the classic TV sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” to her phenomenal career as a film director and producer, Penny Marshall has had a remarkable life. In “My Mother Was Nuts,” Marshall talks about where she came from and the amazing journey it was.

After graduating from Walton High School, the Bronx New York native put some distance between herself and her parents, fleeing to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico to major in psychology.

During her junior year she dropped out and married a football-playing classmate, Michael Henry. Their daughter, Tracy—her only child—was born in 1964. Henry stayed in school and Marshall worked as a secretary and taught dance in Albuquerque, New Mexico until they divorced in 1966. Soon after Marshall picked-up once again and headed to California to team-up with her brother Gary Marshall.

The rest, as they say, is history, and it’s all chronicled in her new book.

Today while promoting, “My Mother Was Nuts” on LIVE with Kelly & Michael the actress, director, author gave her turn at University of New Mexico a shout-out, saying, “Go UNM! Beat the Aggies!”

And this Aggie says, “GO PENNY!” :)

compiled from NBC News and People Magazine

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Video of the Day: Lynette at the New Mexico State Fair

Posted by on September 12, 2012 | Comments Off

BONUS VIDEO: Before “Lynette” was the queen of Burque

Face of Fox: Lauren Poole

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Captain America to soldier on in New Mexico, USA [NOT]

Posted by on September 12, 2012 | One comment

UPDATE 9/20/12: “In America, Todo Es Posible”, except for Captain America Shooting in NM.

The original news reported below seemed too good to be true and as of developments late today, the bubble has burst and the Captain America Sequel slated for NM has “self-deported” from “Not New and not Mexico”, aka New Mexico, USA.

You may recall that another little Disney Studio movie called The Lone Ranger had its fair share of drama before production finally began here in NM, but I don’t see the Hi Yo Silver lining coming to fruition for this lost Avenger. {sads}

UPDATE 9/28/12: IT’S OHIO FOR THE WIN – New Mexico was a strong contender for the next big budget Marvel Studios production headed down the pike, but the exuberant press release out of Ohio today regarding the Captain America sequel, spells out how the job creators are won outside of our state.

Full Press Release HERE – “Highlights” below:

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was in talks with Marvel Studios for weeks, sharing information about Ohio’s physical assets and helping them learn about the benefits of filming in Ohio — including the recently expanded Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive.

In June, the State of Ohio expanded the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive, a critical tool for strengthening Ohio’s growing film industry and creating jobs for Ohioans. The tax incentive provides for a refundable credit against the corporation franchise or income tax for motion pictures produced in Ohio.

“We’re thrilled that Marvel Studios is bringing another major motion picture project to Cleveland, and we’re committed to showing them the very best our region has to offer,” said Ivan Schwarz, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. “We proved with the filming of Marvel’s The Avengers that Cleveland has the talent, architecture and amazing locations that will provide filmmakers everything they need to ensure a successful filming experience, and the economic impact of this new project can’t be denied. Filming will create a number of jobs for Ohioans and will give our region another chance to demonstrate how skilled, professional and dedicated our workforce truly is. We especially appreciate Governor Kasich and the Ohio Film Office for their support and timely approval of these exciting opportunities.”

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is committed to building a year-round, sustainable statewide film industry through job creation, workforce development, and attracting media production.

Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, stated, “We are thrilled to host Marvel and the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2013. We have worked diligently with the Greater Cleveland Film Commission to make our city an attractive location for films of all sizes. Marvel’s return to Cleveland shows we can provide a film-friendly atmosphere that will ultimately lead to a permanent presence of the film industry in Northeast Ohio.”

About 1,143 full-time equivalent Ohio jobs and $35.5 million in household income are estimated to have been credited to the 27 projects that took advantage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit since its 2009 inception, and the tax incentive returns $1.20 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested by the incentive, according to a Cleveland State University study released earlier this year.

Captain America, Chris Evans speaks to MTV News again, this time about his third Marvel adventure, the upcoming sequel to Captain America, The Winter Soldier.

First time out the Captain filmed primarily in the U.K., then the entire Avengers crew made their way to N.M. for the biggest production in the state’s history.

Though tenuous has been the road to New Mexico for many a production, from indies to blockbusters NMfilm continues to roll, employing New Mexicans, drawing tourists, and bolstering local biz revenue!

Like Top Gun 2, big productions continue to scout & about here in our beloved state. Some may have come and gone, but many do hear the message loud and clear that New Mexico Film is here and OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

As recently as this June, North Carolina has laid claim to nabbing The Winter Soldier, but our soldiers here in NM say we’re a contender for the March 2013 Marvel Production. N.C. has won out over NM before with The Hunger Games and Iron Man 3.

Bring it on Captain.

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We Remember

Posted by on September 11, 2012 | Comments Off

2001 Victims Names | Today | Tomorrow | Act

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Paid Extras Casting for We’re the Millers

Posted by on September 11, 2012 | Comments Off

Sept. 20 – Oct. 3, We’re the Millers starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, will be shooting in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

On Location Casting, NM currently seeking the following types:

–Photo Doubles for: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Kathryn Hahn, Emma Roberts and other lead actors

–US Border Patrol types (with military or law enforcement experience)

–Hispanic Male Mexican Border Guards (with military or law enforcement experience)

–National Guard men and women

–Extras with RV’s and Campers

–Mexican Children

–Extras with SUVs, Pickup Trucks and Cars (that are not red/white/black)

–Mexican Boys that play Soccer

–Pilots

–Flight Attendants

–TSA Agents

–Rural Looking Mexican men and women with interesting faces

–Mexican Henchmen

–Mexican Peasant Women

–”Hot Chicks” (really pretty young women ages 20-30)

–Airline Passengers

–and other roles still TBD

All Extra roles are PAID. Rate for Extras is $72.00 for 8 hours ($9.00/hour) plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours.

In order to be considered for EXTRA work, you will need to visit our company website at www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a TALENT Application. Please make sure to upload 1-2 photos to your talent profile. It is FREE to be in our talent files. The optional upgrade offered to an Active talent account brings you many additional marketing benefits and website services, however please note that the optional upgrades are not required in order to work on “We’re the Millers” or any other OLC project. **DO NOT CREATE A DUPLICATE PROFILE if you are already in our database – simply update your photo & contac

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Author Judy Blume to Attend New Mexico Premiere of Tiger Eyes

Posted by on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off

Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.

Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

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