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VOTE: Your #NMFilm Friendly Candidates

Posted by on October 31, 2012 | Comments Off on VOTE: Your #NMFilm Friendly Candidates

Phil Griego

John Sapien

Michael Sanchez

Mary Jane Garcia

Lisa Curtis

Stephanie Garica Richards

Andrew Barreras

Emily Kane

Mary Ellen Broderick

Marci Blaze

Lisa Torraco

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#Sandy Twitter Feed

Posted by on October 29, 2012 | Comments Off on #Sandy Twitter Feed

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#ABQ #NM Open Call – Meals 4 Monologues

Posted by on October 25, 2012 | Comments Off on #ABQ #NM Open Call – Meals 4 Monologues

Meals 4 Monologues is a great opportunity for our acting community to be seen by casting director Jo Edna Boldin in an “open call” and also help with a much needed food drive that will benefit the RoadRunner Food Bank in Albuquerque. Just show up with a 2 minute contemporary monologue and 2 non-perishable food items. Please read the Meals 4 Monologues Rules below!

Monday, November 5th
11am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm
505 Studio Works / Jo Edna Boldin
3901 Georgia St. NE, Suite E-3
Albuquerque, NM

This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event with casting offices throughout the country participating. We will be devoting a full day to seeing actors who would like to participate.

Prepare one contemporary monologue no longer than 2 minutes long.

Bring at least 2 non-perishable items (canned food, pasta, toiletries, etc.)

Please arrive no later than 4pm, our doors will close at 5pm.

No phone calls please, this is a one day event. Just show up!

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From Fatty to Funny: BEST Breaking Bad Fan Art EVER!

Posted by on October 19, 2012 | Comments Off on From Fatty to Funny: BEST Breaking Bad Fan Art EVER!

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Fattiest Fifty:

Posted by on October 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Fattiest Fifty:

A New Mexico fave is high on the fast list, as Health.com outs some of the least healthy (yet delicious) options state by state.

Alabama: Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf

Alaska: Eskimo Ice Cream

Arizona: Quadruple Bypass Burger

Arkansas: Catfish

California: In-N-Out Double Double Burger

Colorado: Jack-N-Grill’s 7-pound breakfast burritos

Connecticut: 2-foot-long hot dog

Delaware: Deep-fried pastry

Florida: Empanadas

Georgia: Luther Burger

Hawaii: Loco Moco

Idaho: Bacon bleu cheese dressing

Illinois: Deep-dish pizza

Indiana: Fried-brain Sandwich

Iowa: Hot Beef Sundae

Kansas: Charred Ends

Kentucky: KFC’s Double down

Louisiana: Beignet

Maine: Lobster roll

Maryland: Smith Island Cake

Massachusetts: Chocolate chip cookies

Michigan: BLT

Minnesota: Dairy Queen’s FlameThrower GrillBurger

Mississippi: Mud pie

Missouri: Hardee’s 2/3 lb. monster thickburger

Montana: Rocky Mountain Oysters

Nebraska: Eskimo Pie

Nevada: Buffets

New Hampshire: New England clam chowder

New Jersey: Fat Darrell

New Mexico: Frito Pie

New York: Garbage plate

North Carolina: Livermush

North Dakota: Fleischküchle

Ohio: Bob Evans’ Sausage Biscuit Bowl

Oklahoma: Chicken fried steak

Oregon: Brunchbox’s Redonkadonk

Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak

Rhode Island: New York system hot wieners

South Carolina: Turducken

South Dakota: Frybread

Tennessee: Ruby Tuesday’s triple prime bacon cheddar burger

Texas: Corn dog

Utah: Scone

Vermont: Ben & Jerry’s Vermonster

Virginia: Ham

Washington: Crab Louis Salad

West Virginia: Hillbilly Hotdogs’ 10-pound burger

Wisconsin: Deep-fried cheese curds

Wyoming: Lamb

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THIS IS IT: Breaking Bad final 8

Posted by on October 19, 2012 | Comments Off on THIS IS IT: Breaking Bad final 8


From White Turtle Casting:

BREAKING BAD SEASON V is looking for Interesting, men, women and children for some upcoming scenes.

“We need all types of people, email extras@whiteturtlecasting.com with a clear photo (no pictures on your phone in the bathroom mirror…seriously….we need to see what you look like) your name, contact number, height and weight and make, model, year and colour of your vehicle.”

BREAKING BAD SEASON V is looking for 11-13 month old girls who are blonde haired, blue eyed, caucasion and starting to walk for an up coming episode of Breaking Bad.

Email your information to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com.
attention Kathryn

Filming is expected to begin in December.

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Take The Last Stand movie poster challenge

Posted by on October 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Take The Last Stand movie poster challenge

Here’s your chance to make a quick getaway with action-packed prizes!

Design your own movie poster for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s upcoming New Mexico movie, “The Last Stand” and tweet or Instagram your creation with #TheLastStand for your chance to WIN swag and have your artwork featured!

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No, I don’t know where she’s staying and I wouldn’t tell you if I did…

Posted by on October 16, 2012 | Comments Off on No, I don’t know where she’s staying and I wouldn’t tell you if I did…

UPDATE 10/18/12: “Fired vet” speaks to the local media here.

Don’t mess with Jen!

TMZ reports on the NM flub that cost one hotel worker his job here.

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Fiesta Film Fest

Posted by on October 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Fiesta Film Fest

Image courtesy of DwellingsNM.com

The official Balloon Fiesta Balloons may be gone, but they’re not forgotten; in fact the 2012 participants are commemorated and re-celebrated here in the first ever Fiesta Film Fest.

This year the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta introduced a collegiate student Film Festival. Eligible filmmakers were given the opportunity to develop short digital films/videos featuring different aspects of the 2012 Balloon Fiesta.

Re-visit the most photographed event in the world with all the winners and entries from this inaugural Film Fest, presented by Comcast – HERE.

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What Wahlberg Says About NM

Posted by on October 14, 2012 | Comments Off on What Wahlberg Says About NM

When this New Mexico Filmophile happened upon a day of Lone Survivor filming in Albuquerque last week, I had the chance to re-introduce myself (stammer and gush) to the one and only Mark Wahlberg!

Wahlberg praised New Mexico, saying he likes filming here, reminding me that he just finished-up a great shoot on another NMFilm, “2 Guns”. He admiringly made mention of the hardworking crew and staff who have been handling the remote mountain shoots on this current project.

Besides lauding the local filming conditions and talent, the family man was also quick to state how convenient it is to get back home to California on breaks from shooting.

So now, my original 20 year-old Mark Wahlberg story comes full circle. It was great to see him at work and he’s just as kind and considerate (and gorgeous) as he was when I first met him as a teen.

In fact, after the take I was able to see, he popped out of the scene and said to me, “Sorry about the language”, with a wink and a smile, regarding his character’s colorful vocabulary (he’s got nothing on Ted).

And just like all the reports and fan photos from 2 Guns would suggest, the star’s graciousness extends to every shoot. When I first got to the set Wahlberg was snapping some pics and chatting with staffers and such. YES ladies and gentlemen, I too got away with a pic and a hug!

Things I forgot to ask:

Whether or not he has or will meet-up with Jennifer Aniston, his Rock Star co-star who’s also currently filming here.

Did he hear anything about filming in NM from his “Fighter” co-stars Christain Bale (3:10 to Yuma, Terminator Salvation) or Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning)? What about “The Book of Eli” duo, Denzel Washington (2 Guns co-star) or Mila Kunis (Ted co-star)?

What he thought of big brother Donnie’s stint on the NM series “In Plain Sight”.

Does he watch Breaking Bad?

Red or Green?

Stay tuned…

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Video of the Day: “Fearless Felix” free fall from space to New Mexico, USA

Posted by on October 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: “Fearless Felix” free fall from space to New Mexico, USA

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NMSFO to host Town Hall Casting Call in Carlsbad and Clovis

Posted by on October 13, 2012 | Comments Off on NMSFO to host Town Hall Casting Call in Carlsbad and Clovis

SANTA FE—The New Mexico State Film Office announced Thursday that two (2) Town Hall meetings are scheduled to take place in Carlsbad, NM on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 and in Clovis, NM on Thursday, October 25, 2012. These Town Halls continue the series of meetings that took place in Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Raton, Gallup and Farmington earlier this year. The NM Film Office anticipates holding other town hall meetings in Silver City and Taos.

The Town Halls are intended to provide an open forum for each community to share information about their educational programs, film related businesses, and issues of concern. Attending from the NM Film Office are Director Nick Maniatis; Outreach Programs Manager Dirk Norris and contract Locations Coordinator Don Gray.

Prior to each Town Hall meeting, participants will have an opportunity to have their head shot (photograph) taken which will be given to casting agents in New Mexico. Those who already have a headshot are encouraged to bring them to the Town Hall meeting and fill out the casting call registration form.

The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses, and the public. The NM Film Office is collaborating with local film liaisons, schools, and chambers of commerce in conducting these events. The schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Location: NMSU Carlsbad Campus Auditorium (room 153) – 1500 University Drive,
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Contact: Shaye Coats, Carlsbad Department of Development (575) 887-6562

6:00 pm – Submit your headshot & resume for disto. to local casting directors
7:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions
7:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry
7:30 pm – Question and Answer session


Thursday, October 25, 2012 Location: Clovis Civic Center,
801 Schepps Boulevard, Clovis, NM 88101

Contact: Nick Mondragon, Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce (575) 763-3435

5:00 pm – Submit your headshot & resume for disto. to local casting directors
6:00 pm – Welcome and Introductions
6:15 pm – State of the NM Film Industry
6:30 pm – Question and Answer session

There is no RSVP necessary and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the discussion. The expected time frame for each town hall is approximately two (2) hours. For more information on the 2012 Film Industry Town Hall meetings and other NM Film Office announcements, please visit www.nmfilm.com or call (505) 476-5600.


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American Girl New Mexico

Posted by on October 12, 2012 | Comments Off on American Girl New Mexico

CORRECTION: It was previously reported in this post that actress Amy Madigan was in New Mexico to film this upcoming American Girl movie with Jane Seymour, however new details are that Madigan was in fact here at work on Frontera, starring her husband, Ed Harris and Eva Longoria.

Image via Facebook

First look – the beautiful and multi-talented Jane Seymour, between scenes on American Girl in Old Town Albuquerque this week!

UPDATE 10/17/12: American Girl is filming in Old Town Albuquerque today through 12:00 p.m. 200 volunteer background adults and children to be on scene as onlookers.

American Girl Dolls, New Mexico USA

NOW FILMING – Twilight-shmilight, book series’ turned movies are all the rage, and New Mexico is getting a little piece of the “American Girl” franchise!

On the 2008 heels of “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” for the big screen, another installment of the direct-to-video film series, based on the outrageously popular line of 18-inch dolls, is currently filming in New Mexico.

The dolls portray nine to eleven–year–old girls of a variety of ethnicities. The current “Girl of the Year” (GOTY) is Alberta.

A(merican) G(irl) Tube reported in September:

Upset that her New Mexico school can only afford music and art teachers in alternate years, fourth-grader Saige works with her grandmother, Mimi, to plan a fundraiser but when Mimi has an accident, Saige relies on new friend Gabi to help. (Book One- Meet Saige) Painting in her grandmother’s studio and riding her favorite horse, Georgia, helps fourth-grader Saige cope with missing Mimi and sparks an idea for funding the school art program, but more creativity will be needed to keep Georgia from being sold. (Book Two- Saige Paints The Sky). Her books are written by Jessica Haas and is illustrated by Sarah Davis (the same illustrator who drew the gorgeous illustrations in the Kanani books).

American Girl is holding auditions and is looking for: A girl with a fair complexion (the character may be named Alberta), A girl from Latin America (the character may be named Gayle), A girl of all/ any ethnicities (the character may be named Dina), and a girl with blonde hair (who may be named Tasha).

Over the summer it was announced that Jane Seymour is cast as the adult lead in the film, which has already completed principal photography in Manitoba, Canada.

American Girl: Alberta is exec. produced by Debra Martin Chase (Lemonade Mouth, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Princess Diaries), and is directed by Vince Marcello.

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Wilde on Sudeikis!!!

Posted by on October 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Wilde on Sudeikis!!!

Actress Olivia Wilde, famous for her stunning looks, beloved for her romantic musings on Santa Fe, now dishes on her love life with fellow NM Filmer Jason Sudeikis.

Monday night, live and on stage at a performance of monologues called, “These Girls”, hosted by Glamour magazine, the star said, among other things:

“We have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”

Well then…we knew girl had passion when we fell in love with her poetic descriptions of her time filming Cowboys & Aliens here in NM back in 2010.

Wilde’s boyfriend and “marathon” partner Jason Sudeikis is currently wrapping-up filming on “We’re The Millers” here in the Land of Enchantment with ROCK star Jennifer Anistion.

Aniston recently made headlines all over the world flashing her meteoric sized engagement bauble out in about in Santa Fe, the same city where Wilde’s Cowboys co-star, Harrison Ford grabbed global attention for marrying his longtime love Calista Flockhart.

We’re not ones to judge or pressure, but we can’t help but wonder if the “blissfully, hopefully, wildly in love” stars may follow in these GRANDE Romantico New Mexico displays of amor!

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Ready to Wrap that Ride

Posted by on October 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Ready to Wrap that Ride

Cast and crew have been hard at work shooting the long awaited film “50 to 1”, a true story of the feisty team of cowboys who came together to send the long shot New Mexico horse, Mine that Bird all the way to an unforgettable win at the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

“50 to 1”, previously titled “Wild Ride”, has been filming in various New Mexico locations, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Sunland Park Racetrack and Albuquerque.

In fact if you happened through the valley at just the right time over the weekend, you may have caught a glimpse of some of the stars while ABQ filming was underway! Pictured above: Skeet Ulrich as Chip Woolley, Todd Lowe as Kelly Denninton and David Atkinson as Billy Woolley.

Now ready to wrap their stint here in NM, next-up for the whole production is Kentucky and the hallowed ground on which the “crooked-legged, little horse” from New Mexico scored his spectacular and historic Derby win!

“50 to 1” is directed and produced by Jim Wilson, the Über producer behind such films as The Body Guard, Dances With Wolves, Message in a Bottle and Swing Vote.

The film also stars Christian Kane, William Devane and Madelyn Deutch.

Keep track of this New Mexico story as it’s being captured for the silver screen, here, here and here.

You can also get in on the Louisville, Kentucky shoot here!

Special thanks to Bob, Bub & Dale

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NM Tri-Con Line-up

Posted by on October 5, 2012 | Comments Off on NM Tri-Con Line-up

Get into it!

UPDATE 10/23/12: LAST CALL!!!!!! TWO PAIRS of PASSES to this weekend’s epic sci-fi, fantasy, comic event, NM Tri-Con!!!

Email “TRI-CON” to win@oneheadlightink.com NOW! Winners will be drawn and announced tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE 10/12/12:
CONGRATS JACK! This week’s
TRI-CON ticket winner!

Enter for next week’s
drawing NOW, email “TRI-CON”
to win@oneheadlightink.com
[portfolio_slideshow]Congrats to Michael G., our first
winner of a pair of 2-Day
passes to the upcoming New
Mexico Tri-Con

Check-in with us on Facebook
for YOUR upcoming chances
to win!!!

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It’s Red for Jen

Posted by on October 5, 2012 | Comments Off on It’s Red for Jen

Images via Ron Niebrugge and People Magazine

For a fake reporter, such as myself, it’s heartening to know that even during sluggish times in New Mexico Entertainment news I can always count on our friends in the trenches to provide light, yet important fair regarding our state’s coveted celebrity guests.

Like the crack news team, lauded world-wide for bringing you the details on President Barack Obama’s Chile plate preference, I can announce to you today that America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, recently ordered herself up a plate of….RED!

A girl’s gotta eat right? These are the kinds of facts I like to know about our superstar guests, this and the other widely spreading word on the trail that Ms. Aniston is just as awesome, unpretentious and kind to all those around her as we’ve all heard she is.

Aniston is in town for just a little while longer wrapping-up her latest film, “We’re the Millers” co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and New Mexico, USA standing-in for Arizona and Old Mexico.

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The Lone Ranger Teaser Trailer

Posted by on October 3, 2012 | Comments Off on The Lone Ranger Teaser Trailer

Also available on iTunes here.

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 | Comments Off on ABQ Native & ABQ AVENGER MAKING OUT!

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 | Comments Off on RUSH CALL for ABQ/ SANTA FE EXTRAS – CERRILLOS, NM

From On Location Casting:

For today on TUESDAY 10/2/12. **NEW FACES PLEASE!
Pay rate is $72.00 for 8 hours ($9.00/hr) plus overtime after 8 hours.
HISPANIC WOMEN 18-80 years old
HISPANIC OLDER MALES 40-80 years old


Please list first & last name, and contact number on Facebook here. ONLY respond if you fit these casting specs and are 100% available.

— OR —

If you do not have a Facebook account, please send us an email ASAP to: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with subject line GAS STATION PEOPLE and include first & last name, hone number and year/make/model/color of vehicle.

**Please DO NOT post both here on facebook AND send an email. It creates too much work sifting through duplicate submissions!!

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