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Video of the Day: #NMFilm Trailer

Posted by on March 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: #NMFilm Trailer

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Storm brewing on New Mexico Weather front

Posted by on March 29, 2013 | 11 comments

UPDATE 5/15/14: And now we know where Jason Stiff will go…Adios Amigo!

“I don’t think I’ve deliberated any decision more in my entire life than this one: I’ve accepted a job at KCOY to forecast the 5, 6, & 11PM weather for the Santa Maria / Santa Barbara / San Luis Obispo area in California. I’ve lived in New Mexico longer than any other state (other than my home state of Montana), and there was a tremendous amount to consider. I loved forecasting the weather for everyone in New Mexico and enjoyed trying to brighten your days if I could through television, radio and social media. I’m looking forward to a fresh start and a new challenge. I can’t thank you enough for your friendship, support and viewership over the last decade. I don’t know exactly when I’ll start…it all depends on moving availability. Thank you again everyone…take care…” -Jason Stiff

Jason Stiff Fired

Local media personalities often feel like a part of our families or circle of friends, what with waking-up with them, or spending part of our evening with them, they share news and entertainment with us, we become accustomed to them, even look forward to seeing or hearing from them.

When we read their interesting and/or informative social media posts we can all imagine the sound of their professional voice, maybe even picture their friendly face…well now that’s all you can do if and when you’re looking for your weather updates from arguably the state’s favorite weatherman, because KOB-TV has gone and unceremoniously FIRED meteorologist Jason Stiff.

After more than three years of upstanding work, amassing a substantial fan base all over the state, the veteran WX man is out of a job and likely out of the lives of New Mexicans entirely. Due to a 12 month non-compete clause in the broadcaster’s contract, if Stiff wants to work in his chosen profession he’ll have to leave the market, i.e, New Mexico for an entire year. Outrageous.

Yes, it happens. We’ve seen television and radio shake-ups before, disgruntled with other drop kicks to our media landscape and oftentimes it’s a damn shame. True, these career setbacks don’t take away from the talent of those who garner our admiration and respect, and their stars do and will go on to shine. But if you, like we are mad as hell and want to let your voice be heard, please exercise your right to free speech and contact KOB-TV general manager Mike Burgess at mburgess@kob.com or call the station at 505-243-4411.

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Edit House Productions casting older, upper middle class couple

Posted by on March 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Edit House Productions casting older, upper middle class couple

Edit House Productions Auditions

Call for Auditions:

Edit House Productions, LLC will hold auditions on Monday, April 1st (9am to 6pm by appointment) and Tuesday, April 2nd (Open Call from 2pm to 5pm), for actors for an upcoming video production. We’re looking for a male and female, both to appear about 50 to 60 years of age, as an upper-middle-class married couple.

Actors with prior experience in on-camera speaking roles will be considered, with a sample script provided at check-in. The video production is estimated to be completed in mid-May in Santa Fe, likely a full day production. Talent will each provide their own wardrobe, as well as transportation to Santa Fe. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and be full buy-out agreements.

Actors associated with talent agencies are encouraged to email a recent headshot and resume to ed@edithouse.net by Noon on Friday, March 29. Appointments will be scheduled with those respondents, for Monday, April 1st, at the Edit House Productions offices, 918 Pinehurst Rd SE, Suite 102 in Rio Rancho. The location is the Northwest corner of Highway 528 & Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho, between Walgreen’s and New Mexico Bank and Trust.

An open audition for those not affiliated with a talent agency will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2-5pm, also at the Edit House Productions office.

Due to the nature of the project, applicants who are selected must have no felony arrests or pending criminal charges. Misdemeanors or speeding tickets are okay.

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Seth MacFarlane film needs trained dancers in New Mexico

Posted by on March 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Seth MacFarlane film needs trained dancers in New Mexico

casting trained couples dancers

Extras casting director Elizabeth Gabel is currently casting the upcoming comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West, from Seth McFarlane. The film stars Charlize Theron and the funny man himself – who also takes on directing, producing & writing the film.

If you are trained in couples dancing, i.e. ballroom, country western, salsa, or square dancing, please email a headshot and resume to egabel@msn.com and PLEASE remember to include your phone number. No minors.

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Video of the Day: Thrilling homegrown romance edition

Posted by on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: Thrilling homegrown romance edition

NM resident attorney turned author, Jonathan Miller discusses his latest book, Rattlesnake Wedding.

The “Rattlesnake Lawyer” himself will be signing copies of “Rattlesnake Wedding” this Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Coronado Center.

Find out more about the author and check out all the literary works by Miller at http://rattlesnakelaw.com/.

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“Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Posted by on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on “Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Buffalo in the Room Series Casting Native Americans

Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.

Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.

Santa Fe: April 5th, 2013 at The Lodge in Santa Fe, NM from noon to 4 pm

Albuquerque: April 6th, 2013 at Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, NM from noon to 4 pm

Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.

Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.

Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.

The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.

Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.

Go to facebook.com/buffalointheroom for list of the main cast and visit www.buffalointheroom.com for more information.

Contact Brian Vallie for specifics, questions, or interviews at 505-917-9509, or email info@buffalointheroom.com.

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AP: ’Veronica Mars’ campaign rattles movie industry

Posted by on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on AP: ’Veronica Mars’ campaign rattles movie industry

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Posted at: 03/23/2013 2:12 PM
By JAKE COYLE

(AP) NEW YORK – After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush.

“There were a few minutes of nothing happening,” he says. “Then in an hour, watching that ticker go was mesmerizing. I had an attention span of, like, four seconds because everything on my computer screen I wanted to look at at the same time. The Twitter feed was going crazy, the emails were going crazy and then watching that Kickstarter total go up.”

Thomas last week launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie of his cult TV show, which was canceled after three seasons in 2007. It met its stated goal of raising $2 million in less than 11 hours, meaning it would be greenlit to begin shooting this summer. It’s surpassed $3.7 million with more than two weeks still to go.

The resounding, immediate success of the crowd-funding campaign sent shockwaves through the movie business. Films had found much-needed financial support on Kickstarter before, but “Veronica Mars” is different. It’s a studio project, owned by Warner Bros., which produced the show.

The money given by the fervent fans of “Veronica Mars,” which starred Kristen Bell as a teenage private eye, will go not to a filmmaker operating on his own, but one with the distribution and marketing muscle of a very large corporation _ just one that hadn’t previously been convinced to bankroll a “Veronica Mars” film.

Were donating fans spurring a goliath to action, or its unwitting pawns?

The wide majority of “Veronica Mars” fans couldn’t care less. They will get the movie they craved, as well as the proud feeling of having played an essential role in the show’s resurrection. Maryland fan Matt Clipp typified the eager contributors, writing: “I am MORE than happy to donate $100 to this project. This movie has been a dream of mine ever since the series ended back in 2007. … LET’S GET THIS THING MADE, `VERONICA MARS’ FANS!”

While the emotional side is surely the biggest motivation for most donors, they’re also paying for tangible goods. Rewards range from an emailed copy of the script ($10 contributions), all the way up to a speaking part in the film as a waiter who says, “Your check, sir,” (a single $10,000 donation). All money is refunded if for any reason the film doesn’t get made.

“Most of the people who are pledging are getting in at the $35 and $50 range where they’re getting a download of the movie, a T-shirt, a copy of the script at $35, and all of that plus the DVD and the making-of documentary at the $50 price point,” says Thomas. “So I don’t think anyone’s being taken advantage of. I feel like the rewards are worth it.”

Typically in film financing, any investor has the chance to earn his money back and potentially share in the profits. Slate claimed the “Veronica Mars” project sets a “terrible precedent.”

Joss Whedon, whose devoted fanboy following is similar, if larger, than Thomas’, said that he reacted in “unfettered joy” at the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. But Whedon, who realizes he’ll now be hounded to follow suit with another movie of his canceled cult TV series “Firefly,” acknowledged some trepidation about the financial arrangement for fans.

“I understand that it feels not as pure, and that the presence of a studio makes it disingenuous somehow,” Whedon told BuzzFeed. “But people clearly understood what was happening and just wanted to see more of the thing they love. To give them that opportunity doesn’t feel wrong. If it was a truly wrong move, I don’t think it would have worked.”

Thomas says he’s been in daily contact with Warner Bros., which approved the plan in advance. The studio hasn’t sought to flaunt its involvement. Executives for its digital wing, which is planning a limited theatrical release followed by video-on-demand early next year, declined to comment.

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler, too, declined to comment when asked through a spokesman about whether corporate involvement compromises Kickstarter’s mission. Kickstarter takes a 5 percent fee from money raised for successful projects.

Since being founded in 2009, Kickstarter has raised more than $500 million for some 35,000 creative projects. The “Veronica Mars” film is far and away its most lucrative movie project.

Earlier this year, the documentary short film “Inocente” became the first Kickstarter-backed Oscar-winner, having raised about $52,000 on the platform. Kickstarter has drawn several big Hollywood names, including David Fincher (a producer of an animated project that raised more than $440,000) and Charlie Kaufman (whose short animated film “Anomalisa” brought in $406,000).

Some have derided Kickstarter’s growing influence (Gawker lamented its “online panhandling”), but few would argue it’s been a positive force for getting dozens of films made in an industry landscape that can be brutal for independent filmmakers.

Thomas admits some of the talk of the “revolutionary” impact of the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign has been “an overreach,” but he hopes it leads to more low-budget films finding their way in the world.

“I don’t know that I would bet that a Kickstarter model starts to work across the board and that everyone who wants to make a $3, 4, 5 million movie can expect to go to Kickstarter and get financed,” he said. “When there is a brand name product that people have responded to and want to see and there’s already a built in following for it, people can be very successful. I hope that in that respect we are pioneers and we see more of them.”

Many are already seeing new potential to capitalize on small but dedicated fan support. (On the CW, “Veronica Mars” averaged less than 2.5 million viewers.) Shawn Ryan, whose FX drama “Terriers” was canceled in 2010 after one season, tweeted that he was “very interested” in the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. “Could be a model for a `Terriers’ wrap up film,” he said.

Thomas also co-created another canceled show _ the Starz cult comedy “Party Down” _ that may be reborn as a film. He’s still hopeful that will happen, but says funding is already lining up more traditionally.

In the meantime, he’s hoping the Kickstarter contributions keep coming. More money means being able to shoot in Southern California (where the show was set) and gradual boosts in production value. The screenplay, of which he has 37 pages written, features a 10-year high school reunion for Mars’ Neptune High _ a gathering that will include inevitable strife.

“In the barebones version, angry words would have been exchanged,” says Thomas. “We’re now starting to look comfortable enough to say there will be a brawl.”

It already promises to be a different kind of filmmaking experience. He’ll have 100-plus Kickstarter contributors to use as extras. A documentary on the making of the movie has begun tracking Thomas with cameras. And the production schedule has been built to include two days purely for Thomas, Bell and others to sign the thousands of movie posters and other items they’ve promised their Kickstarter backers.

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Virtual Elevator Pitch: OPEN CALL

Posted by on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Virtual Elevator Pitch: OPEN CALL
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NM Media

Do you have a TV series or film you would like to air nationally on PBS or American Public Television?

Here’s your opportunity to make a quick pitch.

Project Development Executive, Denene Crabbs is looking for TV series and films for consideration by WETA, a major producer/presenter of programming for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and American Public Television (APT) across the United States. WETA National Programming helps talented TV/web producers and filmmakers navigate the American public broadcasting landscape by providing co-production, editorial, station relations, marketing, syndication and distribution support.

Preparing Your Pitch: Content must be educational, informational and entertaining with intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Projects may be finished, partially funded/produced, or in development with a list of potential program underwriters/sponsors. Content categories most desired: “How To”, Lifestyle, Cooking, Health, Home, History, Travel, Music, Arts, Drama or Comedy TV Series (four episodes or more) or films (drama, comedy or documentary) for adults age 35-65+. Series programs may be 30 or 60 minutes while films may range from 60 to 120 minutes. Successful international TV series/films, web series and radio programs adaptable to U.S. public television will also be considered.

For consideration, please email dcrabbs@weta.org by April 1 no more than one page: (1) your project title/category/program length; (2) names of producer, director and key persons involved; (3) project description (one or two paragraphs); (4) estimated total budget (breakdown not required); (5) amount of funding raised to date, list of funders/potential funders, or indicate if it’s a finished project; (6) link to project trailer, rough cut or demo reel (or mail DVD), if available; and (7) your contact information including phone, email, mailing address and any websites. Thank you.

Submitters of projects selected for further consideration will be notified by May 1, 2013. The first twenty email pitches will receive the fastest response.

Denene Crabbs
3939 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206 USA
Email: dcrabbs@weta.org
Office: 703-998-2433
Cell: 202-487-4949
Fax: 703-998-2074

www.weta.org

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Video of the Day: Johnny Depp LIVE & on stage edition

Posted by on March 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: Johnny Depp LIVE & on stage edition

Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski at the Lone Ranger Wrap party in Angel Fire, New Mexico back in the fall of 2012!

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Tobey, Jakey, Jeff or Matt to re-bound New Mexico style?

Posted by on March 22, 2013 | One comment

New Mexico Film Summer Shoot Schedule

Rumors are swirling about who will step in to replace Jude Law in the upcoming Natalie Portman western “Jane Got a Gun”…but has anyone thought that it may be TWO of the a fore mentioned studs instead of just one????

L’est we forget that there’s more than just one vacancy left after the upheaval resulting from a certain director’s direct exit from the film…as we alluded to here, prior to that directorial mess, a genuine scheduling conflict caused a leading man void in the Portman produced pelicula.

IF anyone has ever taken a word of my advice on what a riveting film NM’s Own 2009 “Brothers” was, they’ll know that both Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal are a natural fit to work with Portman, and as for Jeff Bridges…well, CRAZY HEART!!!! Need I say more? If so, how ’bout a little film called “True Grit”, starring the naturally dreamy and perfectly aged Jeff Bridges!

Finally I’d be remiss if I didn’t disclose that Bridges’ co-star in Grit, none other than THE Matt Damon of the long ago NM Film, “All the Pretty Horses” is, as of this writing, a scheduling clear contender…

Of course it will be no surprise if none of the above make it to set, as is the world of movie making…maybe one of the locals can take a stab at one or two of the vacant roles on this pic.

Meanwhile, word on the wire is that another long lived leading man is recently signed on for a yet to be announced NM western, namely one Kurt Russell who is said to be on board with “Bone Tomahawk”, led by Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter).

Keep your ears to the grindstone my friends, New Mexico’s Summer shoot schedule is set to be a bumpy ride!

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“OHI Verified” & Watchdog Approved: NM Casting Calls 3/21/13

Posted by on March 21, 2013 | Comments Off on “OHI Verified” & Watchdog Approved: NM Casting Calls 3/21/13

UPDATE 4/11/13: From EG Casting: Looking for a sister and brother, 9-12, African American for The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones. Please email a photo to egabel@msn.com with ages and a phone number.

Town Hall Meeting on the state of New Mexico Film in Southern NM - PLUS CALL FOR EXTRAS

EG Casting – Looking for male stand-ins WITH EXPERIENCE, for Homesman, 5’8″-6 feet, Caucasian. Email egabel@msn.com with photo AND phone number.

Joe Edna Boldin – Looking for CHINESE (only CHINESE) actors (male & female) between the ages of 20 & 50 to play scientists in a major feature film shooting in NM. Actors MUST be NM locals and must be CHINESE. If (and only IF) you fit the above description, please email sidesfromjoedna@yahoo.com with CHINESE in the subject line. Please do NOT send messages to facebook with your information, email only.

EG Casting
– Looking for newborn babies. please email me at egabel@msn.com.

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New Mexico: Casting Native Boys and Women

Posted by on March 20, 2013 | Comments Off on New Mexico: Casting Native Boys and Women

White Turtle Casting Native BoysAlbuquerque, New Mexico – CASTING PAID SPEAKING ROLES

From White Turtle Casting:

Looking for 12 year old Native Boys (and their mums), Native Women over the Age of 18.

Submit pictures, name, contact number, age, height and weight to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

Title your subject line, “NATIVE”.

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Pecs & Paws Fashion Event to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico

Posted by on March 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Pecs & Paws Fashion Event to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico

UPDATE 3/21/13 Email “Pecs & Paws” to:

win@oneheadlightink.com to win a pair of tix to tonight’s event!!!

Pecs & Paws

First Annual Pecs & Paws Fashion benefit Show is to be held on Thursday March 21st at Effex Lounge Downtown.

The reception and silent auction starts at 6:00pm, the fashion show starts at 7:30pm. The show is going to include local male talents who have volunteered their time to walk the runway with their pets to help support Animal Humane New Mexico.

Local support includes:

Sponsors – Bella Pet Wash and Boutique and Effex Lounge

Local support: Izzy Martin, Heart & Soul, The Gap, Banana Republic, Albuquerque Night Vision

Silent Auction Items:

Three Dog Bakery, Academy Dental, Armstrong McCall, Gecko’s, Beauty Control, Sephora, The Body Shop, bareMinerals and much muchmore.

Event Details:

Pecs & Paws Fashion Show to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico

Location: Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door the day of the event

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bellapetwash.com or at Bella Pet Wash and Boutique (8001 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite B8, 87113, 505-856-9274) or contact Michael Dee – mykeld7@gmail.com

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Proponents Assert Same Sex Marriage Legal in New Mexico

Posted by on March 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Proponents Assert Same Sex Marriage Legal in New Mexico
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Clerks urged to allow same-sex marriage

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Breaking Bad: And that’s a WRAP (sort of)

Posted by on March 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Breaking Bad: And that’s a WRAP (sort of)


Above, while walking the press line at the Tribute to Breaking Bad event held Saturday night at Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico, Bryan Cranston answered a wide array of inquiries ranging from his thoughts on New Mexico in general to this juicy tidbit on how he sees the journey of Walter White saying:

“My perspective on it is that every human being is fully capable of the wide spectrum of emotions, and even the meekest person among us is a dangerous person given the right set of circumstances and what happened to Walter White was just that. Certain, specific buttons were pushed at a very delicate fragile time in his life and he made decisions that he could not take back and he was on the road, he was on a spiral to hell.”

The Albuquerque Studios, Reelz Channel, YDI Tribute to Breaking Bad culminated in this meet & greet for contest winners and event sponsors, with select media and Albuquerque civic leaders in attendance. The cast mingled with the crowed, signed autographs and posed for photos with sponsors and winners alike. With sponsorship packages and ticket sales, organizers of the fundraiser for Youth Development Incorporated, were able to raise over $28,000 in just a few weeks time to benefit the local youth organization.

After the gang buster success of this, one of the many civic outreach events the production has undertaken in their six years at work here, there was another event held at an undisclosed location.

Though OHI has confirmed that Breaking Bad cameras are still rolling her in Albuquerque, at least for a few more hours, the closed door event turned out to be the show’s wrap party, where the tears and “bittersweet” sentiments that were already beginning to swell at the fundraiser flowed at full speed, as cast, crew, production staff, friends and family shared their parting words of reflection and gratitude.

In a speech addressing the crowed Bryan Cranston thanked AMC and Sony for having the courage to pick-up the show and said, “Even though Vince Gilligan didn’t set out to make a classic that’s exactly what happened. In years to come this show will stand the test of time and scrutiny.”

Telling everyone, “All of you here tonight can say proudly that we worked on breaking bad. Now it’s time to go, it’s time to wrap it up, fold-up our tents and move away but there’s one thing that will never leave us even though we’re leaving this experience and that is from here on for the rest of our lives we will be inexorably tied to each other as a one as a family and I for one am personally am overjoyed to have this opportunity to be w this family all of you, such fine human beings number one and artisans number 2 I love you all I will miss you all, God bless you and God bless you Mr. Vince Gilligan for giving us this opportunity!”

Hometown star Steven Michael Quezada said, “I’m very proud of New Mexico, I’m a New Mexican…the crews here, you have made us proud> We’re gonna do great things moving on in the future. I’d like to thank Mr. Vince Gillagan for giving us that, we are gonna learn from that and we’re gonna go forward and we’re gonna thrive and thank you Governor Martinez. Thank you for signing a bill that will help us…this cast here has changed New Mexico let’s learn from it and let’s move on, thank you very much.”

Anna Gunn too thanked AMC and Sony “for giving our little show about meth a home.” Then addressing her co-stars calling them, “the most generous gifted hilarious group of actors I have loved playing with you every minute and I have loved watching your brilliant work.”

And in a tremendous nod of support to those who crafted the show year after year, “Most of all I really just wanna pay homage to the most amazing crew top to bottom that I have ever worked with in my career. Everyday that I came to work I didn’t feel like I was coming to work, I felt like I was coming to make art, communally with a group of people that I adored and you all are artists. You are all crafts men and woman and you gave every ounce of yourselves with such passion and dedication through sandstorms and snowstorms and scorching heat and everything in between, and I was in awe of what you did and we really became a family.”

Lastly the native New Mexican added, “I have met some of the finest human beings and artists that I have ever come across in all my years working in this business and I feel so blessed because of that and I will be forever grateful for this experience so, Que Viva New Mexico and Que Viva Breaking Bad!”

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Star Wars Location Scouting: Is it in you New Mexico?

Posted by on March 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Star Wars Location Scouting: Is it in you New Mexico?

New Mexico Location Scouting Seminar

From the Las Cruces Film Office:

Las Cruces NM Location Scouting Seminar

Scout the next possible Star Wars movie location with ‘Puck’, New Mexico Location Manager Rebecca “Puck” Stair.

Saturday March 23, Sponsored by DACC & Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau.

To register contact Mark Wark, Las Cruces Film Commissioner mwark@las-cruces.org.

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Horror feature from short now casting in New Mexico

Posted by on March 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Horror feature from short now casting in New Mexico

Feature Film Slash to shoot in New Mexico

Sheryl Roberts* is casting principals for SAG Feature Film “SLASH”.

The storyline follows young people who see their friends butchered around them. They must deal with each others violent fantasies and face their own demons…or die trying!

The film will be special effects and visual effects heavy as crafted by Rich E. Cordobes (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Transformers) and Steve R. Moore (Titanic, Avatar) respectively.

There are over 300 extra roles in the film. Some may be given lines at the directors discretion. Background casting will be posted in a separate audition notice.

Auditions and casting will take place in April with a background casting call in May. Please do not submit unless you are available for two consecutive audition days.

Actors are to submit their PROFESSIONAL headshots and resumes electronically ASAP to castfastsherylroberts@msn.com.

You must also include all of your contact information, INCLUDING your phone number. If you are selected, you will be given an appointment time. If you feel strongly that you are right for a particular role include that information with your submission.

Keep in mind principal roles are dialogue heavy.

The Following must be VERY strong actors:

Cade Lodger – caucasian male, 18 – early 20s; wishy-washy, torn between cowering loyalty and being himself – Scenes: 100+, Lines: 195, Days: 22

“Trench” Sickert – caucasian male, early 20s – mid 20s; intelligent, violent, and loosing his mind – Scenes: 79, Lines: 177, Days: 22

Jillian Eddowes – caucasian female, early 20s – mid 20s; attractive shapely blonde, intelligent introvert with gothic overtones – Scenes: 32, Lines: 60, Days: 17

Ellen Eddowes – caucasian female, late 40’s to mid 50’s; Jillian’s mother, kind, very naïve – Scenes: 15, Lines: 30, Days: 10

Kathy Eddowes – caucasian female, early 20s – mid 20s; attractive shapely blonde, sweet, caring, marriage material type – Scenes: 41, Lines: 86, Days, 15

Mary Kelly – caucasian female, mid 30s – mid 40s; “scream queen;” bitchy mother hen lesbian, gothic and emo – Scenes: 42, Lines: 70, Days: 12

Liz Stride – female any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s; bossy take-charge type – Scenes: 20, Lines: 36, Days: 11

Severin Klosowski (name may change) – male any ethnicity, 18 – 35; self-absorbed slacker for comic relief – Scenes: 43, Lines: 25, Days: 16

Aaron Kominski (name may change) – male any ethnicity, 18 – 35; quieter self-absorbed slacker for comic relief, possibly overweight – Scenes: 20, Lines: 8, Days: 12

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Video of the Day: The Story of Maewyn Succat

Posted by on March 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Video of the Day: The Story of Maewyn Succat

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New Mexico Film Champions never say die in fight to gain more productions

Posted by on March 17, 2013 | One comment

Breaking Bad bill brings more television to New Mexico

In a cliff hanger that rivaled any blockbuster suspense thriller, the nail biting, sometimes gut wrenching, emotional roller coaster of our state’s film production saga came to a head this weekend.

First on Friday afternoon when the bad news spread all over the local film community and unfortunately spilled into national media that Governor Susana Martinez vetoed the increased film incentive proposal dubbed the “Breaking Bad” bill, citing lack of comprehensive tax reform as a part of her overall agenda.

Fortunately unyielding advocates for film jobs and the unsung impact of economic growth felt all across the state prevailed to see the most important adjustments to existing state film industry incentives live on.

The torch was carried on for thousands of industry workers and support service businesses in the form of pre-existing Legislative bill HB 641 – ironically titled An Act Relating to the Public Peace, Health, Safety and Welfare, which rapidly became known as the “Zombie” version of the Breaking Bad bill, largely because the amended act contained the very heart of the incentive changes required to bring more long living, qualified television productions to the state and securing unused budget dollars to roll-over into future years for more film production – all the while not impacting state spending.

Because of stalwart efforts on the floor, namely by bill sponsor, representative Antonio “Moe” Maestes, IATSE Local 480 Business Agent Jon Hendry, and driven on by a strong showing of film community support; by way of a public outcry to the Governor’s office, the “Zombie” bill lived to see another day, passing both the house and the senate, narrowly garnering a show of support from the Governor who promised to sign the bill into law as part of an omnibus tax bill which she deems acceptable and including a majority of her tax plan demands.

The cast of New Mexico’s longest running and most world famous production for whom the original film bill was named, was largely unaware of the drama at a charity event held on Saturday evening at Albuquerque Studios, where they had been filming til 4:30 a.m. Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, R.J. Mitte, Betsy Brandt and Bob Odenkirk, took part in the night’s Youth Development Inc. fundraiser which brought in over $28,000 to benefit children and their families right here in New Mexico, in large part to follow aspirations and become educated in film production careers, as spearheaded by Breaking Bad co-star and hometown activist Steven Michael Quezada.

Even the Mayor of Albuquerque, Richard Berry who lavished praise on the show’s substantial local economic impact and world over notoriety was learning at the same time as the cast that the heavily anticipated television production incentives were in fact one day closer to becoming a reality.

Bryan Cranston, who talked at length with reporters, YDI supporters and government officials in attendance spoke volumes about the value and immense talents of New Mexico cast and crew base, reiterating again and again that 90% of film workers on the six year production are New Mexico workers. Later in the evening at a closed door event, show creator Vince Gillagan too praised New Mexico, saying it’s a place, “which I now call my home”.

The passage of new legislation increasing incentives for long term production investment in our state finally raises the flag which New Mexico film advocates have championed for so long, sending the message to competing states and world wide productions that New Mexico Film is “open for business”.

Related: Governor Promises to Sign | Breaking Bad Brings Business

Breaking Bad: World Wide Web Raffle Benefitting Homeless Women and Children in Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on March 14, 2013 | One comment

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TOTAL RAISED AS OF 8/10/2013: $1,860

RUNS TO GOAL OF $2,000

CURRENT TOTAL: $1,860 GOAL: $2,000 THANK YOU M. Steele $50, K. Shaw $25, D. Nightingale $5, L. Kain $5, C Ortiz $5, K. Talley $10, A. Holden $20, Scoutbugle.com $50, A. Bhatia $5, T. Standifer $20, R. Arimoto $5, Cook Acquisitions / BooyahMedia $25, E. Booth $5, M. Jackson $10, S. Bloom $15, L. Reule $35, Lion Arch Enterprises $10, M. Cabrera $25, J. Rexer $25, B. Holder $20, A. Rael $10, A. Cook $5, A. Stang $5, A. Von Mohr $25, Bath Brush and Beyond $30, C. Bronson $25, N. Zambrano $10, C. Bronson $25, G. Gustavson $50, L. Schatz $25, M. Cabrera $25, lightgreenish designs $5, d. mansini $10, L. Wofford $10, J. Barr $5, M. Hess $5, S. Green $20, W. Powell $20, R. Thompson $10, k. mclaughlin $5, S. Martin $50, kimmelman w. $40, L. Cook $25, 10-18 Voiceover $20, J. Howell $25, S. Shelby $50, S. Shelby $20, K. Silva $5, D. Gaitirira $5, w. lippert $50, i. gonzales $10, A. Floreal $40, J. Hendry $50, C. Quezada $25, K. Schlie $5, W. Forbes $50, J. Thomas $10, M. Greenberg $25, C. Benning $20, W. Lumsden $5, A. Reeves $5, S. Moreau $20, F. Daily $10, L. Reule $50, P. Caster $50, B. Storey $20, M. Evans $25, J. Bell $10, M. Cabrera $20, Bath Brush and Beyond $30, E SCHNEIDER $20, J Barr $5, J Carpenter $25, E Romero $15, R Anglada $5, L Arch Enterprises $25, J Carpenter $25, J Martinez $5, S Fischer $5, M Cabrera $20, G R Justice $5, P Caruso $20, S Spletzer $20, M Greenberg $20, l designs $5, M O’Connell $5, l designs $5, K Raemer $10, l designs $5, M Greenberg $5, M Cabrera $20, M Conroy $5, M Smith $25, S Martinez $25, R Paz $50, A Beauchamp $5, S Bloom $10, R Palmer $25, a bone $5, CURRENT TOTAL: $1,860 GOAL: $2,000

The show is almost over, but the Breaking Bad legacy, on screen and in the community, will never die!

As the city and state brace to say “goodbye” to arguably the best thing that ever happened to our film industry, local businesses and the show itself* have partnered with OneHeadlightInk.com to package a haul fit for the most rabid Br Ba fan!

So, here is your chance to have a whole lot of the iconic show’s memorabilia and one of a kind, New Mexico specific products and experiences!!!!

Have you heard of the BaD Tour? Do you know who made the original “Blue Crystal” for the show? And where did “Gus” go to get that supple glow?

Enter to win TWO PASSES to the ABQ Trolley world famous “BaD Tour”, which takes you to all the hottest Albuquerque on-location filming spots made immortal by “the best show on television”!

Get Albuquerque made, themed beauty products from “Gus'” favorite city spa, Great Face & Body, who want you to have an abundant selection of their “Bathing Bad” line!

Have your very own bags of the original “Blue Crystal” candy as featured in the show, made by Breaking Bad’s very own “Candy Lady”.

And from the show itself…

  • Full size “Hail to the Chief” poster hand signed by Bryan Cranston
    (reads: “Hail yes!”)
  • Hand signed cast photo
  • Hand signed season one script cover
  • Pollos Hermanos restaurant apron
  • Breaking Bad engraved Santa Fe Railroad coin
  • Better Call Saul matchbooks
  • Official Season Four Cast & Crew Hoodie

Best of all your virtual raffle ticket does what the Breaking Bad cast & crew has done all along and that’s pay if forward. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to the Barrett Foundation of Albuquerque – building futures for homeless women and children in New Mexico for 25 years.

In reaching the modest fundraising goal of just $2,000.00, your odds of winning this entire package are 1 in 400!

Peek further into the “Fan Pack” and get more info. on the raffle here!

The raffle will run online now through June 1, 2013. If the fundraising goal of $2,000.00 is not met by that time the raffle will be extended through goal.

*Studio donated memorabilia and autographs.

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