New Mexico PA, Bryan Benning is NOW recruiting in Albuquerque and surrounding areas for the new Fox reality TV series, “Utopia”. The show is looking for pioneers to create a “Whole New World”.
Do you have the ideas, skills, and determination to create and run an ideal society? If you or anyone you know who is 21 or over want to be potentially cast in this exciting, new show, please contact Bryan ABQ ENTRIES FOR UTOPIA ARE NOW CLOSED. Click here for other local casting opportunities.
New talent search series to shoot full 13 episode season in Albuquerque this summer.
“The Producer” will invite New Mexican vocal talents to compete for the chance to be given a recording deal with Producer Jean Michel Soupraya and signed to the Management team of Phil Shapiro who is famously known for representing the Jackson Family including Michael and Corey Feldman.
Corine Lewis of Life Beyond the League and Making the Cheerleader will host this contest of vocal talents. Talents from around the state who may have been over looked by larger casting calls due to the sheer volume of contestants might have slipped through the cracks. Jean Michel wants to discover the hidden gem in the heart of small town New Mexico.
Contestants will submit online auditions as well as make live appearances to meet and perform for Corine Lewis and Jean Michel with the top 20 best vocalist in the state being chosen to move through the coaching portion of the TV show. Jean Michel will take each of these top 20 and take them under his wing to learn the ins and outs of not just singing, but self promotion, live performances, and the business of selling tickets and albums. The finalist will perform live in front of New Mexico fans and the final winner will be taken to LA to record a full length album.
This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists, and will be shot entirely in the state of New Mexico.
A JM West Creation, Produced by: UPublic TV and Corine Lewis Enterprises in conjunction with 6 Guns Production Services. A Jim Burleson Production.
More information to follow on: www.theproducershow.com
Where Breaking Bad was instantly dogged with criticism for the so-called glamorization of meth use and drug dealing, a prospective New Mexico television series takes up the reins of controversy, striking even closer at the heart of the average American home.
The New Mexico made series pilot, #Hashtag, will screen its trailer this Sunday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Film Festival, Jean Cocteau Cinema.
The premise is a dark thrill ride about the underbelly of social media and the online world where kids hang out today. It is a show about exploitation, manipulation, bullying, friendship and romance. “The feeling of being sixteen hasn’t changed, even when everything else has”, say filmmakers Hannah Macpherson and Angelique Midthunder.
The selection committee says #Hashtag “is a realistic look at teens and the online apps that shape their daily human experience. It is an exploration of how the new language of social media has impacted today’s youth, and how parents, law enforcers, and teachers can’t possibly keep up.”
With that, the series may well speak to anyone who is, or knows a young person who participates in online activity…could be a pretty sizable audience. And with popularity will likely come controversy.
Here’s a reminder of the swift action ‘Bad’ had to take to distinguish itself as anti-drug.
Following its debut screening, #Hastag is slated for meetings with major studio executives in consideration for pick-up and distribution. A look at the show’s premise short video has already elicited impassioned feedback*, including:
“The series follows a group of alcohol swigging, pot smoking ****** with daddy issues being lured by mother ******** pigs. Because men **** us up and then ***** us. Not necessarily in that order. If you are a parent, don’t get a ******* computer. Or if you have a computer, don’t give them the password to your youporn account. And don’t let them on “chat sites” you dumb ****, because there is some pedophile, in Minnetonka, driving an 18 wheeler to a Motel 8 to ******** your princess.”
With critiques like that, who needs focus groups. This controversial, real-world in your face drama looks ready, set, to air.
OHI checked in with local web savvy business, Drake Intel Group to get their tips and warnings for keeping kids off the wrong tracks on the world wide web. Check yourself against their checklist here.
4801 Lang Ave NE #110,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Looking for COMEDIC Actors.
Comedic Host (Lead Role):
Male who can deliver lines like a stand up comedian. Age range between late 20s to early 40s.
Fantasy Football Players (Lead Role):
2 Males between the ages of late 20s to early 40s
Little Girls selling lemonade:
2 little girls (blond or light colored hair preferred, but not a deal breaker) age range between 6 and 7 years. Ideal candidate will have long enough hair to be in piggy tails with curled ringlets.
Boy between the age of 10 and 13 who is able to ride a bike
Young girl with her own girl scout uniform. Age range between (6 and 9)
Older woman in her 70s – not afraid to act a little scandalous
Sexy bar waitress in her 20s
Lead roles to be paid. All other actors will receive a high resolution digital copy of the finished spot for their portfolio.
Filming dates have not been secured but will be within the first week of June. Filming will take place over the course of three days but not all actors will need to be present the entire time. Schedule to be determined soon.
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, April, 2014–Applause Talent Agency, one of New Mexico’s leading SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agencies, has announced that the company will be operating under a new name:
Mitchell & Presley Talent Group (M&PTG). “The company is rebranding to reflect the broad range of its core business,” says Carissa Mitchell, owner and talent agent.
Applause Talent Agency has been an established agency in New Mexico for over two decades and 2013 was the most successful year in the history of the agency. Applause currently represents more than 300 actors in New Mexico and several other states, with more than 200 SAG-AFTRA and SAG-AFTRA eligible actors.
Carissa Mitchell and Tina Presley-Borek decided to join forces and form Mitchell & Presley Talent Group.
Together they will continue to book the complete range of jobs available in the entertainment and promotion industry. Carissa will continue as agent for talent working in studio feature films, independent films, television, New Media projects, voiceovers, commercials, and print work. Tina will manage talent for events, conventions, and promotions, representing actors, cinematographers, artists, and writers.
Mitchell & Presley Talent Group is committed to providing clients exceptional service with professionalism and flexibility, helping clients to develop and maneuver through the breadth of the New Mexico film industry as they pursue success in their careers. The Agency strives to be top agency without losing the boutique level of attention its clients deserve. Their passion and love of people is their hallmark and is in evidence in all they do.
Carissa Mitchell took over the reins of Applause Talent Agency in 2011 after earning an excellent reputation in New Mexico, working in casting and AD departments of independent films and local film festivals. Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Carissa was a graphic designer, art director, and special events coordinator for almost twenty years.
Tina Presley-Borek has had huge success working in marketing for national corporations and later began her acting career at Applause Talent Agency under the representation of Carissa Mitchell. Tina has also worked as Public Relations Coordinator, Director, or Co-Director for conventions and film festivals. She started Desert Star Staffing to follow her passion for representing talent. She is excited to join a vibrant and successful team of caring and supportive professionals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Carissa Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Presley-Borek at tina @mitchellpresley.com
Mitchell & Presley Talent Group LLC
A SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agency
320 Gold Ave SW, Suite 1016
Albuquerque, NM 87102
OPEN CALL: HISPANIC GANG MEMBER TYPES for MAJOR FEATURE FILM
NEW MEXICO LOCALS ONLY
Seeking Hispanic males, ages 18 – 28, to play Mexican mafia gang members. These characters are badass drug dealers/killers, so we’re seeking intimidating, tough, hardened-looking types. Tattoos are great. No experience necessary.
These roles are speaking parts paid at SAG scale.*
*Pay Rate: $859.00 per 8-hour day or $2979 per week (+ overtime).
OPEN CALL DATE:
Friday, April 25, 2014
OPEN CALL TIME:
4:00pm – 6:00pm
If you would like sides ahead of time (“sides” = scenes from the script which will contain the lines you will have to read), please email: info[at]midthundercasting.com
OPEN CALL LOCATION:
The Film School at Garson Studios
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
STE 101 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs. You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.” Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right.
Shoots: May 19 – June 30, 2014
Shoot Location: Albuquerque
NEW MEXICO LOCALS ONLY
UPDATE 6/12/14: Filming is scheduled to begin, in New Mexico this August!
Writer-director, Matt Ross has tapped a star for “Captain Fantastic”. In fact, much ado has been made of actor Viggo Mortensen taking up the lead in the upcoming film, here, here and here.
Now OHI can exclusively report that the off-the-grid drama will follow in the footsteps of another technology driven thriller which filmed right here in NM.
Like Wally Phister’s New Mexico film, “Transcendence”, “Captain Fantastic” looks like it will explore the intimacies and complications between humans and technology. Both films also share the distinction of being led by a film franchise star. Where Transcendence had Depp (Pirate’s of the Caribbean), Fantastic has The Lord of the Rings’ Aragorn – this time out as a father who will attempt to assimilate back into today’s technological world, after ten years living a disconnected mountain life with his six children.
New Mexico will share filming of Captain Fantastic with Washington State, as the mountains from which we’ll see Mortensen emerge from are those of the Pacific Northwest…
Matt Ross on Mortensen joining the film, to Deadline:
“Viggo Mortensen’s dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he’s telling have been an inspiration to me for years. There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film he’s in is a film I want to see. He’s one of the greats. Getting to collaborate with him on Captain Fantastic is quite literally the best thing that’s happened to me since my wife asked me to marry her.”
Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine) will produce.
Well, we imagine that it may look something like this. Because, word on the wire is that this flick is headed to NM.
“In the Valley of Violence” is described as a revenge Western set in the 1890s. The film is to be a new turn for writer, director Ti West who is known for his horror pics, The Innkeepers and House of the Devil.
Reports surfaced last month that Travolta and Hawke would be teamed as the leads for the movie. Hawke is due in New Mexico now for filming on “A Good Kill” with January Jones and Zoe Kravitz. Perhaps he will be right back for “In the Valley of Violence”. Here’s hoping!
For his part on the updates front, filmmaker West has already dashed early speculation that the movie would be another horror under his belt.
Perhaps an upcoming update will include, “headed to NM!” “I the Valley of Violence is scheduled for a 2015 release.
Last year Denis Villeneuve became a red hot commodity with the runaway success of his Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal dramatic thriller, Prisoners, which led Alcon Entertainment to seal a two year deal with the French-Candian writer/director.
The very latest product of that partnership is set to land in New Mexico in just a matter of months. A crime thriller, titled Sicario is slated for production in NM this June.
Blunt will play a police officer in the Southwest who crosses the border with a group of mercenaries to track down a dangerous drug lord (hint, not Walter White). The film is already getting a lot of early buzz due to Villeneauve’s attachment and for the gritty premise being heroine driven.
Alcon has been here before with 2010’s post-apocalyptic action film, The Book of Eli and the brand new Johnny Depp sci-fi/drama Transcendence.
And even before production is underway on Sicario there are rumblings all over the web, already looking forward to Villeneauve’s follow-up picture, The Story of Your Life, another sci-fi drama, this time led by Amy Adams, Blundt’s co-star in Sunshine.
How’s that for an #NMFilm string!
Related: Variety reports that Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to co-star.