UPDATE 1/16/15 – YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST and now here is the first background casting call for the upcoming Tina Fey/Margot Robbie movie:
Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian, African, Asian and European background talent for a large embassy party scene shooting in Albuquerque on Feb. 3rd. Email a photo, with height, weight and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title your email, “Embassy”
***NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY***
WORKING WITH DIALECTS WORKSHOP: Adding Character to Your Characters
with Steve Corona (Dialect Coach/Actor) and Price Hall (Actor/Director)
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
10am-5pm, Orpheum Arts Space, 500 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 871102
Cost: $250 Info & Registration: 713-201-1245
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Iris Dunbar, PA & Casting Assistant for Life & Brew Productions, will be looking for local music groups and bands for paid performances. For more information contact her through Facebook or email: email@example.com
Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian and Asian men to play reporters in scenes for an upcoming movie, filming multiple days in February. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo, phone number. Title your email, “Reporter”.
EG Casting is conducting a nation-wide search for an Afghan rapper. Send a photo, contact info, your sizes and link of you performing to email@example.com. Title your email, “Rapper”.
Night shift zombies – NBC hit series needs locals withe zombie makeup and garb
Midthunder Casting is NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO SHOOT!
Seeking MODELS of the following types:
-Girls and Boys ages 8 -16 all ethnicities
-Men and Women ages 20 – 50 all ethnicities
No Union Affiliation (SAG-AFTRA & Nonunion welcome)
PAY: $150 / day
Shoot date: On or about week of February 2nd
Shoot location: Albuquerque area
*You may NOT have appeared in any other healthcare spot in NM within the last TWO YEARS.
*Do not submit if you are not available for shoots date(s)
Submit by 1/23/15 to: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com
Include: NAME, HEADSHOT, PHONE, EMAIL
Put in the Subject Line: “Healthcare Models”
As seen on The View, Wendy Williams and more George Lopez has been promoting the New Mexico film “Spare Parts”. The 2013 movie, originally titled “Spare Parts”, stars a whole host of local talent. Catch it TONIGHT at Century Rio 24 Co-star Steven Michael Quezada says, “Please support films made in New Mexico also positive Latino films. This is a great film for us all.”
Well isn’t this a lovely turn of events? It seems that the last half of 2014 and moving on into a bright and shiny 2015, more tips and hints are turning out to come to fruition than not!
From Fey to Sandler to “Frank Underwood”, some of the hottest gossip that has landed in the OHI inbox is rapidly coming to life, on location and in the amazing studios available right here in New Mexico.
With television shows in high gear (Longmire, Manhattan, Better Call Saul, Night Shift), some big films aren’t far behind. On top of “The Taliban Shuffle” and “The Ridiculous Six”, as we’ve been following for you here the sequel to “Independence Day” is indeed headed to NM!
The 2016 sequel is expected to hit theaters…when else…over the July 4th holiday…twenty years later. ID2, two decades on the heels of its predecessor, WILL NOT star the original lead.
Returning producer Dean Devlin has said, “I’m not sure of the reasons why Will [Smith] ultimately decided not to do it. You’d have to ask him. I think he was just at a place where he did seriously consider it. We had a lot of meetings with him, but at the end of the day he decided that doing this wasn’t right for him.”
Also back for part deux is director Roland Emmerich. Likely character returns include Jeff Goldblum as environmentalist David Levinson and Randy Quaid’s refugee transporting, Russell Casse.
Let’s go New Mexico!
BACKGROUND CASTING CALL – The Night Shift
White Turtle Casting is seeking New Mexico residents for paid background roles in the NBC series, “The Night Shift.
Now casting Zombies ages 18+ who have their own Zombie outfit and makeup.
To be considered, submit ALL the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your name, contact number, height, weight, age, current picture of yourself and picture of you in your Zombie outfit
Title your email, “ZOMBIE”.
Front and center, Tina Fey is on her way…
Film Supporting Actor – Jennifer Aniston
TV Movie/Limited Series – Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner
Clip of “Birdman” – Naomi Watts
Clip of “The Imitation Game” – Colin Firth
TV Comedy Actress – Bryan Cranston and Kerry Washington
Film Score – Sienna Miller and Vince Vaughn
Intro of Miss Golden Globe – Kevin Hart and Salma Hayek
Clip of “Into the Woods” – Kate Hudson
Film Screenplay – Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig
Foreign Language Film – Colin Farrell and Lupita Nyong’o
TV Drama Actor – David Duchovny and Katherine Heigl
Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney
Film Director – Harrison Ford
TV Drama Actress – Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Film Comedy/Musical Actor – Amy Adams
Clip of “Foxcatcher” – Channing Tatum
Comedy/Musical Film – Robert Downey, Jr.
Film Drama Actress – Matthew McConaughey
Best Actress honors went to Julianne Moore (Drama, “Still Alice”) and Amy Adams
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
All but one of the Best Supporting Actor Nominees:
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” – THREE TIME #NMFilmer, Natural Born Killers, No Country For Old Men, Game Change
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
Write-in to email@example.com if we’ve missed anyone you noticed!
Things are about to get “ridiculous” and/or “shuffled” around here (I’m just guessing), with some very big productions headed New Mexico way. In anticipation of the demand for multitudes of local men who are fully bearded, EG Casting has put out the following alert:
“…It is that time again for all our male extras. There are several big projects coming for men with beards, so please start growing out those beards again and register at www.egcasting.com with updated or new profiles. There will be lots of work for those guys with beards. Can’t announce yet,” – Elizabeth Gabel
Scratching Kat by Shelley Carney & Toby Younis: Character List
Character List for “Scratching Kat”
(Accepting Union or Non-Union)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq 2005-2006
Kathryn O’Connor: middle-aged American female journalist – Role assigned to Shelley Carney
Alec Salterra: middle-aged American male journalist – Role assigned to Mike Gaba
Ali Hassan: political terrorist, middle-aged male with Mid-Eastern look, Arabic accent. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Mullah Qatadah: holy man of Islamic faith, middle-aged to older male with Mid-Eastern look, will wear traditional clothing
Fahima: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking woman in her 30s-40s, works for Ali Hassan but is angry and argumentative about his methods. Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Daud: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s-30s, works for Ali Hassan, speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Salah: Athletic Mid-Eastern looking man in his 20s, works for Ali Hassan, Speaks some Arabic. Must be able to handle an Airsoft AK-47 and a semi-automatic pistol with confidence.
Talal: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her driver. Speaks English with an accent.
Naji: Mid-Eastern looking man of any age, works with Kathryn O’Connor as her fixer. Speaks English with an accent.
Jamal: Mid-Eastern looking boy about 9 years old, approaches Kathryn in the marketplace asking for coins.
Clive Davis or Philippa Beckett: male or female TV news reporter with British accent – very professional British/European look.
Becky Winters: female reporter in flashback scene, middle-aged American woman.
Featured Background Performers:
Well-dressed Mid-Eastern looking man with cell phone, 35 years or older, surveilling Kathryn at hotel.
Two Mid-Eastern looking men in street clothing such as a jogging suit or Members Only jacket and khakis or jeans, any age. Surveilling and video recording Kathryn, these men work the camera capturing the explosion in the marketplace.
Two American Soldiers or Marines (up to one female) in combat uniform with armor (Airsoft weapons will be provided), military bearing, to stand guard outside the journalist’s hotel.
Three Mid-Eastern looking hotel employees – bartender, desk clerk and waiter; any age, male.
General Background Performers:
Hotel Bar, lobby and portico – American, Mid Eastern and European looking adults resembling journalists wearing, light gray and beige khaki cargo pants, work boots, light weight shirts and jackets with many pockets, ballcaps without logos, carrying notebooks, canvas satchels & cameras, Americans in uniforms and flight suits.
Marketplace – Mid-Eastern looking people, men in disheveled clothing such as polos or button-down short sleeved shirts, khaki or black slacks or jeans, sandals, light jackets and women in Hijab, Burqa and veiled looks. See attached photos for ideas, but keep colors neutral black or denim.
Auditions will be held February 2-6. Watch for specifications on how to sign-up here.
OPEN CASTING CALL for SPEAKING ROLES
GUNSLINGERS, SEASON 2
1800s Wild West cowboys of all types (age 18+)
also seeking AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AGES 18 – 50
& AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN age 30’s – 40’s
***NONUNION talent only NOT REPRESENTED BY AN AGENT***
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
12:00PM – 4:00PM
THE FILM SCHOOL @ GARSON STUDIOS
1600 ST. MICHAEL’S DRIVE,
SANTA FE, NM 87505
(The Film School is on the other side of Garson Studios – just northwest of The Screen)
SHOOTS: March 3 – April 4, 2015 in and around Santa Fe
RATE: $125 – $225 per day
HORSEBACK RIDING and WEAPONS experience helpful but not mandatory
IF YOU ARE ALREADY SCHEDULED TO AUDITION THROUGH YOUR AGENT DO NOT COME TO THE CASTING CALL
Be prepared to read the following lines for the role of “Cowboy.”
“Stranger, you need help?”
“No, thanks anyway.”
“You look like a lawman.”
“As a matter of fact, I am.”
“You lookin’ for someone? I might be able to help you out.
I know all the lowlifes ‘round these parts. But it’ll cost ya’…”
*additional sides may be given out at the casting call
First Responders (Firefighters, EMT, Police), Service Men and Women, and Teachers (Film Fest) get in FREE w/ID – Downtown ABQ convention center and various film venues.
SATURDAY premiere of the NM short film Low/Fi by Alejandro Montoya at the Hispanic Cultural Center 4th St., festivities kick off at 8 – Kristen Rakes, Matt Page, Rebekkah Wiggins stellar cast, beautifully shot. Really impressive. Click here to read my review.
SUNDAY OneHeadlightInk is partnered with Videotero and Shelley Carney Productions to put on a FREE actors workshop on how to shoot your own video audition. With your own equipment, and a review of suggested equipment accessory options. Class is full but will do a write up and update with next round! There is a waitlist – get on it.
New Mexico TV Production Premieres:
Better Call Saul – Feb. 8 & 9, AMC (Sun. & Mon.)
Dig – March 5, USA Network (Thu)
The Night Shift – Feb. 23 NBC (Mon)
EG Casting is Looking for some specific types:
1. A really bad cover band. Title your email, “BAND”
2. A strawberry blond woman, 5’4-5’6″ size zero to 2 for a photo double on Scorch trials. Title your email, “BLOND”
3. Fit 25 year old men – no tatts to play GLADERS. Title your email, you guessed it, “GLADER”
For all submissions, include a photo, and PHONE NUMBER. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKING WITH DIALECTS WORKSHOP: Add Character to Your Characters STEVE CORONA & PRICE HALL Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, 10am-5pm, Orpheum Arts Space, 500 2ndSt. SW, ABQ
Get your ride on! Riding for Actors – everything from grooming to full riding lessons. Ages 13 & up.
Film & Media Day – up at the legislature, round house, santa fe MONDAY Feb. 23
SOURPUSS – Friday night at Stoneface
Image via VintageBrighton
From Sirens Media Casting Producer:
Sirens Media, a television production company with offices in New York City and Washington D.C., owned by ITV and Leftfield Entertainment, two of the largest non-fiction programming powerhouses in the world, is currently casting a new television series for a major cable network all about the Albuquerque rockabilly scene!
Locals interested in this exciting opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you or anyone you know is in a car club, rockabilly band or is just a part of the scene are encouraged to submit.
To get more information about the project, and discuss if you know anyone who would be a good fit, call Carley at 212-564-2607 x.2496, or you can respond/msg. here with your number for a call back.
Are you an actor who wants to put horseback riding on your résumé?
Learn how to be comfortable around horses at Riding for Actors: Grooming and Saddling Workshop with local instructor and fellow actor, Monique Mosher. In her introduction to horses workshop, you will learn how to groom, saddle, lead and tie your horse.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2014 – 11 am to 2 pm
Where: 14 Sylvia Ln, Corrales, NM 87048
Price: $50.00 which can be applied to her full 8 lesson package with video clip*.
Space is limited to 3 students per workshop. (Sign up NOW!)
Call 505-350-6798 to reserve your spot. Remember to wear jeans and boots. No tennis shoes. Bring sunscreen, a snack and water. Feel free to contact Monique with questions at 505-350-6798 -or- email@example.com.
Ever dream of being a TV Star? New Mexico CW and My50 TV can make your dreams come true!
If you think you have what it takes to be an on-air representative for New Mexico CW and My50 TV, and have the video and people skills to back it up, apply for this position!
The CW & MY50 Star is the face and talent for New Mexico CW (KWBQ-TV) and MY50 TV (KASY-TV). The Star will represent both stations. The position is a full time position, with some weekend and evening events. The Star must be professional in the way they handle themselves in representing the stations with the client and the public.
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for day-to-day station and website marketing development and production of stations¹ promotional announcements.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Motivate viewers to watch the station and visit the station¹s website through station promotion.
Write, produce, light, shoot, and edit station promotional announcements.
Maintain a fun, collaborative and effective work environment.
Produce news topicals, image campaigns, and more.
Proficiency in television production and post-production.
Ability to write, produce, shoot, and edit.
Proficient in computer software application (ex: Final Cut Pro, ENPS, Adobe Photoshop).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education/Experience: Bachelor¹s degree with at least 2 years television promotions experience.
Training/Equipment: Computer with editing software.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures.
Go to www.krqe.com “Work for Us”, enter the Keyword “CW”. No phone calls.
The application deadline is open until the job has been filled.
NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
** EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED **
Born and bred on a steady diet of pop-culture, Lea (Kristen Rakes) learns what it means for her when the real world doesn’t match up to the silver screen idolatry she’s always been guided by, in the New Mexico Film “Low/Fi”.
To bring his vision to life “Low/Fi” Writer/Director, Alejandro Montoya has assembled a stellar group of New Mexico talent, both in front of and behind the cameras.
Each expertly crafted scene in the 14 minute short, brings you directly into the psyche of the star, who transforms almost literally from beginning to end.
Starring Kristen Rakes, Jocelyn Montoya, Alex Knight, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Alejandro Montoya Marin, Matt Page, Rebekah Wiggins.
“Low/Fi” premieres Saturday, January 10 at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
OHI Q & A with Writer/Director, Alejandro Montoya:
OHI: How did you select the music? It seems to be its own character.
AM: Music is always a procedure…I select a playlist that I feel will do justice to the movie and enhance the emotional response I want to have the audience experience. Then we start trimming the playlist, until I have the final songs and then hear them over and over to have the beats locked in. It’s one of my favorite steps.
OHI: What was your process for casting your actors?
AM: I wrote to roles for the actors, I like [to] hang out with them to analyze, study them, so that way when I write I know what way I want them to go, then hear their suggestions.
OHI: When did you conceive this story?
AM: This story was conceived as we were filming “The Princess and the musician” and we shot in August… We were gonna move on and go to the feature but Ariel and I thought it was a fun and very different script from what we had done… So we decided to move forward.
OHI: What do you want your premiere audience to know about this film?
AM: Just to have fun and hope they enjoy it (laughs).
OHI: What’s next for Low/Fi and its cast & crew?
AM: Our next project is a feature…“The Joneses”. It was our 48 hour project that didn’t win here in Albuquerque but has screened in 6 states and Istanbul. People seem to really like it so thats whats next…Plus they are amazing characters to spend some time with.
OHI: What sums up your feelings as a filmmaker at this point of the project?
AM: Gratitude. I want to thank the cast and crew, who I hope love the movie…especially since its been a lot of hard work for 82/92 Productions and 4.5 Films…I also wanna thank everyone who has supported the movie…friends, family, newspapers, etc.
Once again OHI has you covered with a few pairs for our readers (see below*), but if you don’t land your free passes from us there’s still a chance to attend and be a part of the action!
You can join the whirlwind of activities and enjoy access to all the events when you sign up to volunteer for one or both! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Title your email, “VOLUNTEERING FOR ABQ FILM FESTIVAL”.
Cut right to the chase and buy your tickets now:
POLICE MILITARY and FIRE FIGHTERS get in for free. Just bring your commission card, badge, or current active duty military ID to get free admission into the event.
FREE FOR ALL FIREFIGHTERS, MILITARY, POLICE, AND TEACHERS WITH I.D.
*Enter to win free passes from OHI, now through 1/6/15 at 5 p.m. by emailing your contact info. to: email@example.com
STEVE CORONA (Actor/Dialect Coach DIG, MANHATTAN, THE LONE RANGER, LOVERANCH), & PRICE HALL (Acting Coach/Director of ARTISTS DIE BEST IN BLACK starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss), offer one of the most Unique Opportunities for Gaining an edge in this competitive Industry of Show Business.
Become confident in your ability to pull accents from your actor’s toolbox on cue & book the role more often than those who can’t.
• Learn tips & tricks for gaining and using dialects effectively
• Learn to prepare an accent for an audition so that it doesn’t become the scene
• Learn how to incorporate dialects into your character development
• Become more valuable & marketable
WHEN: Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
Orpheum Arts Space
500 2nd St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 871102
Cost: $250 Info & Registration: 713-201-1245; firstname.lastname@example.org; thenaturalact.net
Seating is limited get your tickets here.
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