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TODAY’S NM FILM FIX

Posted by on November 6, 2014 | One comment

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An INDEPENDENT FILM near Laguna is looking for Native Extras and Native American drummers and dancers in that area. kathrynbrink@aol.com

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USA Network series Dig – Looking for MEN to work in a bar scene in downtown ABQ next Tues Nov 11 . Specifically men who dress in drag with a goth slant. Other bar patrons with an edgy European look also needed.

Nov 10 Anybody live near Mountainair? Email your height/weight/photo/phone to: digbackground@gmail.com NEW FACES ONLY. BAR -or- Mountainair

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DOUBLE FEATURE: “Maze Runner Chapter 2: Scorch Trials”
Seeking young adults 18 -27 as well as Middle Eastern, African America, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian men, women and children for non-speaking paid roles.
Shoots in the Albuquerque area November through January.

The “Gladers” from the first movie must survive in “The Scorch,” a futuristic wasteland ravaged by solar flares.

and “Condemned 2: Desert Prey.”

The sequel is a WWE feature starring wrestler Randy Orton. It’s about a bounty hunter trying to survive a deadly tournament. The movie will film in Albuquerque this month and next.

Haynes Community Center at 2006 Grande Boulevard in Rio Rancho at 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make it to the casting call go to www.lathamcasting.com to be considered for roles.

Last week: Looking for minors 11 to 15, small for their age to work in Scorch Trials scenes, Thursday Nov. 13. Email, photo, height, weight, age, and Mom or Dad’s name and phone scorchtrialextras@gmail.com Title email “11-15″.

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White Turtle Casting needs MEN who can drive an ATV 4 Wheeler -and- Hispanic Boys 5-10 yrs old Pls email your name, contact number, current picture, height & weight, availability, Location, ie  Abq or Santa Fe to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

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“Highly Functioning” starring Bruce Campbell and shooting in Gallup, NM from Nov 7th to Nov 21st. All ages and types needed. Casting by Good Faith Casting, LLC Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA a professional casting company.
Get “Registered” with Good Faith Casting

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MEAL & REEL a film called “Oasis Motel” needs extras between the ages 25-40 for a concert scene in Santa Fe, Monday, November 17th from 7am to 11 am.

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CREW CALL for the independent feature film, “I, Skylar, Am That”, to begin filming November 2015.  Interviewing November 9th, 2014

Production Manager, Director of Photography, 1st AD, Script Supervisor, Casting Agent, Set Costumer, Costume Designer, Location Manager/Scout, Construction Co-ordinator, Gaffer, Tape logger/Camera Assistant

PAID POSITIONS are based on experience, with MEALS PROVIDED, FOOD & BEVERAGE PROVIDED, and ACCOMMODATIONS NEGOTIABLE.

UNPAID: Production Assistants

Interested parties should email a resume, links and/or samples of their work tojoymarzecfilms@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the positions of interest.

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ABQ Biz First – Icon Cinema, a family-owned business, that operates a complex in Roswell and is building in San Angelo, Texas is bringing theater space back to the 4 Hills shopping center.

 

FAVORITE N.M. MOVIES: No Country For Old Men, Natural Born Killers, Crazy Heart

Comedies: Observe and Report, A Million Ways to Die in the West – Beerfest

Star Wars Release Date Reveal Stirs Mañana State Queries

Posted by on November 8, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 11/11/13: NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

If EW is to be believed the following casting call has been issued for “anyone (who fits the following casting specifications) with a video camera”:

Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).

Rachel:

Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to maker her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17 she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by.

Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.

Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be over 18.
Thomas:

Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.

If this is YOU, apply here to be considered…

Star Wars in New Mexico

A confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios on Thursday.

With that, New Mexicans are again wondering, who, what, where, when, and how much of the new Star Wars franchise might end up in the Land of Enchantment.

As we’ve been covering for you here, here and here, the “force” is expected to land in New Mexico despite persistent rumors, some convos around town and even investigative reporting that says otherwise.

In addition to knowing that the state has been looked at for both studio and location settings, our current findings, erring on the side of hopeful, point to a fall 2014 location shoot being likely (or at least possible) in New Mexico. As we like to say, “nothing’s official until someone yells that’s a WRAP!”

And now to address one inquiring OHI reader, BG writes:

“I was just curious if by any chance you know what extra-casting
agencies I should sign up with in order to get a chance on Star Wars
episode VII here in NM?”

Well B, we direct all hopefuls to check-in and register with all the hard working and most reputable casting directors we report on listed here, many of which have long resumes with the largest films and television shows the state has ever seen, including The Lone Ranger, No Country for Old Men, Breaking Bad and so much more.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Officially announced shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios – UK, with Los Angeles and New Mexico, USA also on the proverbial call sheet…

For our friends and readers around the world here is the UK casting call forecast ICYMI!

StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.

YOUTH ACTORS INTENSIVE: Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 10/18/13: The date has been changed to November 9th.

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YOUTH ACTORS INTENSIVE with Marie McMaster SATURDAY, November 2nd in Albuquerque, NM.

Next to her own casting director credits on numerous local projects, Marie has also worked as a casting associate with Jo Edna Boldin for over 11 years. Credits include…

La Vida Robot
Jane Got A Gun
The Reach
The Lone Ranger
No Country for Old Men
The Spy Next Door
Employee of the Month
Terminator Salvation
Lone Survivor and many more.

This workshop is for young actors 12-18 who are excited to jump in to the booming NM film industry.

We will cover… How to get started in the film industry Making a role ‘your own’ Audition do’s and don’t’s Nailing a ‘cold read’ taking direction and the importance of doing so and most importantly for the youngsters- FOCUS!

Class size is limited.

Class will be held November 2nd (location will be sent out upon confirmation) 10am-4pm (3:30-4pm time slot is for PARENTS and children, here we will cover HOW TO get started and what it takes.)

$90/student with lunch included.

Please email marieakohl@hotmail.com to reserve your spot.

Marie A.K. McMaster

New Mexico Film: Getting Into It

Posted by on December 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Extras & Background Casting

On Location Casting – FREE Talent Application

EG Casting – Talent Application

White Turtle Casting – (Breaking Bad, After Hours)

Talent Agencies/Casting Directors

A&M Talent House – (The Hunger Games, No Country for Old Men, The Lone Ranger, Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight, Longmire)

Applaus Talent Agency – SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agency

The Phoenix Agency – Modeling and Talent Agency

Sheryl Roberts – Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach

Jo Edna Boldin – Casting Director/Department (SEAL Team Six, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, The Book of Eli, 3:10 to Yuma, Crazy Heart, Terminator Salvation)

Youth, Education & Training

CNM – Film Crew Technician, Certificate Program

Public Academy for Performing Arts – Award winning education and training for students grades 6-12

Marie A.K. McMaster – Youth Actors Intensive

Film Acting and Auditioning Course with Actress/Director, Lora Cunningham – Albuquerque Actors Studio

New Mexico State University – Creative Media Institute

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Digital Graphics Technology AAS Degree

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Film Technician Training Program

NMSU Alamogordo – Digital & Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Eastern New Mexico University (Roswell) – Film & Digital Media Programs

Eastern New Mexico University (Portales)Digital Film Making

New Mexico Highlands University (Rio Rancho)Media Arts & Technology

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) – College of Fine Arts

Santa Fe University of Art & Design – Film School

Resource Organizations & Associations

YOUR New Mexico Film Office

New Mexico Film Offices and Commissions by Region here.

New Mexico Women in Film
– Support for the expansion of women’s role in the film industry.

SAG-AFTRA New Mexico Local Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts – IATSE Local 480

To include, exclude or otherwise update your listing here, please write to ifo@oneheadlightink.com.

Name Change on Mine That Bird Movie

Posted by on August 24, 2012 | Comments Off

UPDATE 8/25/12 Extras casting call for Wild Ride:

WHAT: Extras Casting Call

WHERE: Sunland Park Racetrack
1200 Futurity Dr.
Sunland Park, NM

WHEN: Monday August 27
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The production is looking for grooms, jockeys, and men, women, and children of all ages and all races to appear in non-speaking roles in this feature film. These are all paid positions.

Filming is set to take place in the Las Cruces and El Paso areas in September.

Elizabeth Gabel the extras casting director for “The Lone Ranger,” “Cowboys & Aliens, “Terminator Salvation,” the Oscar®-winning “No Country for Old Men” and many more will be conducting the casting call.

For more information and to register or update a profile with EG Casting go to www.egcasting.com

“It is always a pleasure to return to New Mexico to make a film. I enjoy the crews, the locations and some old friends. On our new film we are hopscotching across the state. I am looking forward to it all,” -Jim Wilson, Producer/Director

Image via The Washington Post

As we’ve been following for you here, the sure to inspire feature film chronicling the amazing ride to the Kentucky Derby win for New Mexico’s Own Mine That Bird is set to begin production in NM.

Production Director Karen Koch says that 99% of the film’s crew will be New Mexican!

Official NMFO Press Release:

SANTA FE —New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today the independent feature film, “50 to 1” will begin production early September though early October. Principal photography will take place in and around Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Edgewood, Tijeras, Corrales, Bernalillo, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. The production will employ at least one hundred (100) New Mexico crewmembers, (30) New Mexico actors and over five hundred and fifty (550) background players. Produced and directed by Jim Wilson (Dances With Wolves, Swing Vote, Wyatt Earp) he states, “It is always a pleasure to return to New Mexico to make a film. I produced Wyatt Earp almost twenty years ago, then came back to make Swing Vote. I enjoy the crews, the locations, and some old friends. On our new film we are hopscotching across the state, from Sunland Park to Las Cruces to Albuquerque. I am looking forward to it all.” Karen Koch, New Mexico native and the film’s Production Manager says, “The ninety-nine percent New Mexican crew is proud to tell this homegrown story and feature so positively the southern part of our State.” 50 to 1 is the true story of a New Mexico racehorse Mine That Bird who won the Kentucky Derby at 50 to 1 odds and the unlikely team of New Mexicans who believed it was possible.

The Last Stand Villainous Cast

Posted by on September 12, 2011 | One comment

Das Auto guy, aka most grotesque use of a wood chipper on film guy is set to be muy peligroso in the New Mexico action/western Film “The Last Stand”.

Peter Stormare is no stranger to the villain’s seat, known for his roles in Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Minority Report and Armageddon, where even if he isn’t playing THE Bad Guy he’s freaking unnerving at every turn!

Variety reports Stormare, “would play Burrell, a war vet who is commissioned by the main villain to lead an eight-man crew and take out the sheriff and his team.”

 

Ji-woon Kim will direct Schwarzenegger, Stormare and Austin all recently announced to star in this, the film career comeback vehicle for Schwarzenegger – in which he’ll play the small town sheriff taking on a powerful drug cartel.

The location casting director on this project is the esteemed Jo Edna Boldin (True Grit, No Country For Old Men, Sunshine Cleaning, Terminator Salvation, +++).

Local extras/background casting and crew details expected soon for the “The Last Stand”, set to begin production in Valencia county next month for a January 2013 release!

New Mexico Big Screen String: Lit. Edition

Posted by on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off

ICYDK: You can’t throw a stone without hitting someone or something tied to NM Film – but don’t.

Like the intricate threads woven throughout classic literature…such as in a Cormac McCarthy novel turned film…like the Coen Bro’s Oscar® winning turn at the McCarthy best selling novel, No Country for Old Men, so is New Mexico woven into the fiber of Global Film…

Garret Dillahunt the lovably daft undersheriff to Tommy Lee Jones in No Country is named as the lead in the New Mexico production of The Boys of Abu Ghriab.

Another No Country star, Woody Harrelson is soon to be seen in the HBO original film Game Change which recently wrapped Northern N. Mex. filming…

The Coen bros put “pen to paper” for the reboot of the 1966 film Gambit, this time out starring Cameron Diaz & Colin Firth now filming in…yes, New Mexico!

The likewise best selling Dean Koontz novel turned highly anticipated NM movie, Odd Thomas is (back) at work this week.

Odd director Stephen Sommers also churned out 2009’s GI Joe which starred Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum…Sienna’s current project, Just Like a Woman is now casting and set to shoot right here in NM.

Tatum’s upcoming New Mexico movie Ten Year is expected to premiere this year…but you never can tell, another GI Joe co-star Rachel Nichols starred in the NM film Bird of the Air (formerly titled The Loop) and we’re still waiting on its release.

This isn’t the first NM term for Odd Thomas star Anton Yelchin, who is back for another run as he was for the soon to be released thriller Fright Night.

Anton’s co-star in Fright, Colin Farrell is too a repeat NM filmer as he previously starred opposite the Oscar® winning Jeff Bridges in…the wholly New Mexico film Crazy Heart.

Bridges also worked in NM…in last year’s True Grit along side Matt Damon who first worked NM waay back in ’99 in All the Pretty Horses a film based on the novel of the same name by…you guessed CORMAC MCCARTHY…

And that’s a Big Screen String…New Mexico Style!

The Boys of Abu Ghraib, NM Bound

Posted by on June 10, 2011 | Comments Off


Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, Winter’s Bone) has been cast in Luke Moran’s upcoming indie film The Boys of Abu Ghriab.

“Boys” is the story of “a U.S. soldier at the infamous Iraq prison who befriends a detainee accused of murder.” Production is set to begin here in New Mexico in the next few weeks.

“Based on the true events that occurred at Abu Ghraib in 2003, the film is about a group of young soldiers thrown into a hellish environment, with little but each other to help them cope with the challenges they face.” – Luke Moran

Dillahunt is no stranger to New Mexico, home of his mystified Deputy Wendall opposite Tommy Lee Jones in the epic Coen Bros. NM movie No Country for Old Men and as a star in the short lived NM television production Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Kickstarter Project Page concept video from Director Luke Moran:
(R-Restricted Language/Violence)

NM Again & Again

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Posted by on January 28, 2011 | One comment

“Cormac McCarthy’s work *translates so beautifully from page to screen” and to New Mexico. The story of The Sunset Limited, penned by the No Country for Old Men and All the Pretty Horses Author, too has been adapted for the screen à la Nuevo México!

Premiering Saturday February 12 on HBO, here is your first look at the New Mexico production, starring veteran NM film actor & part-time resident Tommy Lee Jones and equally accomplished and award winning actor Samuel L. Jackson.

*Word and Film

True New Mexico

Posted by on December 21, 2010 | One comment

Like the too little known quote from Barbara Walters to her adopted daughter:

“…born in my heart. Maybe not in my uterus, but in my heart,”

So is our beloved adopted crew thar’ above. True Grit may have an eccentric birth mother in California and ruffneck pa in Texas, but for a time the Grit was all ours.

And we love ‘em and root for ‘em and take a little applause for the Coen Bros flick for ourselves as True Grit opens WIDE today.

Just look at that movie poster through the eyes of the proud care takers we were. Memmer the April snow? You memmer

Look at ‘em – the bestest lil’ actor out there, our repeat NM actor, Mr. Matt Damon, the Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges (for his turn in NM movie Crazy Heart) and that strapping, turk Josh Brolin from NM’s Academy Award winning No Country for Old men and the unsung NM film In the Valley of Elah.

So though this film has outgrown us and spends the holidays with more flashy friends and cities – make no mistake through the life’s blood of this Grit runs true New Mexico.

Don’t forget us young Hailee Steinfeld, sure as you’re to grow into your britches as well as Bridges – New Mexico is behind you and proud like the dickens that that purdy face above took such an incredible turn as the tough as nails, pan faced Mattie Ross in this NM movie.

Here’s NM’s beloved adopted son, Matt Damon flexing his ~acting chops on Letterman last week!

Casting Queue

Posted by on November 20, 2010 | One comment

Sure as those shoes work with that bag, and the dress is a yes – a must for any seriously aspiring New Mexico actor is to make sure you’re registered with EG Casting.

Featured in industry periodicals and favored by many of our biggest ‘big deal’ productions…

Elizabeth Gable heads the agency that has cast background, extras and stand-ins for 3:10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, Terminator: Salvation, and The Book of Eli among many, many more…including the highly anticipated New Mexico mega pic COWBOYS & ALIENScoming to theaters July 2011.

Gabel has upcoming commercial, film & television projects that her agency will apply their professional touch to – more than just a great experience, but quality casting opportunities are within your reach.

We have it on good authority that EG Casting is working with an award-winning producer as you peruse this, getting set to shoot a local project that will employ many who will be hand selected by the agency and the producer.

If you’re serious about getting into productions or want bona fide, resume & reel building experience be sure you’re in with EG.

Register here!

http://www.oneheadlightink.com/sindication/?s=%22EG+casting%22&x=0&y=0

Coens’ Latest Go in New Mexico

Posted by on November 20, 2010 | One comment

From the brothers Coen comes True Grit the latest film from the team that shot their Academy Award winning film No Country For Old Men aquí también.

Starring more Emmy winners such as Jeff Bridges who won best actor for the NM film Crazy Heart and NM vet Mat Damon.

Pros POV: NM Woman In Film

Posted by on October 12, 2010 | 2 comments

From PRWeb via 1680PR:

New Mexico Women In Film
(NMWIF) will host “Where Did They Film That?” – An Intimate Afternoon With the Film Industry’s Top Location Professionals on Sunday, October 17, in Albuquerque. The event promises to give the general public and industry pros, alike, an inside look into what it takes to be a Location Pro: how they get the job done, how they are hired, what opportunities are available in the film industry, and much more.

Where: Albuquerque Studios at 5650 University Boulevard, SE
Admission: Non-members $15; NMWIF members free
When: Doors open at 4:00 with presentations beginning at 4:45

Full deets…
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They Mated

Posted by on September 20, 2010 | One comment

UPDATE 1/26/11: According to multiple outlets, including the LA Times, Penny and Javie have welcomed a son into the world! ¡Felicidades!


Penny Cruz/Javier Bardem/Progeny Projections

Besides both having starred in New Mexico movies (All the Pretty Horses & No Country for Old Men) and a pair of Oscars between them…

Penelope “I told my father we were lovers,” Cruz and Javier “Friendo” Bardem have congealed their DNA and now the world wonders what that co-mingling will yield.

Thanks to the fun and good times found at Morph Thing we have a visual guesstimate of the {adorbs} offspring soon to be and down the road.
Congratulations & best wishes!

Here’s Bardem (below) in Spain last night, with NM res. Julia Roberts for the Eat Pray Love premiere, fielding a rush of questions re: the “very happy” news! – via the Daily News/Getty Images

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Your Friday Q Spot

Posted by on September 17, 2010 | Comments Off

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As Heard on Coyote 102.5 September 17, 2010

The Duke City Darlins and Archetype Dermagraphic Studio/Gallery present “Domestic Disturbance” at the Launchpad 8 p.m. $5 for 5 awesome bands – Voice of December, Caustic Lye, When Darkness Falls, The Ground Beneath & Simphonic Plague!

The show benefits S.A.F.E. HOUSE New Mexico Where they shelter and empower survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner abuse & work to improve NM’s response to this violence.

These hot ladies put on incredible events always benefiting the community much more info on them coming soon…

The second of the new ABQ Tolley Company’s special Trolleywood Tours is this Saturday with special guest guide Rebecca “Puck” Stair, a NM Film location manager who’s worked on local Productions including:
Sunshine Cleaning, 3:10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, Fan Boys, Due Date, The Killer Inside Me, The Spy Next Door, Terminator Salvation, Gamer

Casting and the rest of our weekend recs >>> » Read the full post

Bridges, Bingham, Bullock, Bigelow BAM!

Posted by on March 8, 2010 | Comments Off

Our locally televised post-Oscar coverage decided to tell us which 4 Oscar winners since 1902 have eventually come to live in or visit NM.

We’ll give you the scoop on present day New Mexico connections:

Right out of the gate NM’s Own NPH high-kicked-off the show. As predicted Jeff Bridges and Ryan Bingham each picked-up an Oscar for their contributions to NM film Crazy Heart.

Nominated film A Single Man has New Mexico roots behind the lens as director Tom Ford is a current resident. Precious‘ NM connection too is through it’s nominated director. Lee Daniels shot his 2008 film Tenessee in part here.

Oscar contender A Serious Man was the most recent Coen Bros release. It was just two years ago that the Bros won Best Picture with New Mexico’s No Country for Old Men. Joel and Ethan are currently at work on their adaptation of the Carles Portis Novel True Grit shooting right here with last night’s nom Matt Damon and other veteran NM actors.

The Academy’s beloved George Clooney didn’t take home a new statue and his NM film, Goats did not get any mentions nor did Crazy Heart’s Maggie Gyllenhaal’s bro. Jake & company’s Oscar worthy turn in NM’s Brothers was snubbed all together.

This year’s Best Picture winner didn’t make to New Mexico as recollected and jeered about between co-star Anthony Mackie and his interviewer here.

We’ll likely catch Bigelow and Mackie (if he’s lucky) shooting in our neck of the woods on the flip side…

p.s. KOAT did air a noteworthy look at NM’s Avatar connection though it’s ill~accessible on their website.

Sexy Sophisticates In Plain Sight, NM

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Posted by on February 20, 2010 | One comment

UPDATE: As speculated, it is now confirmed that Donnie Wahlberg will appear in the season premiere. Steven Weber and Josh Cooke will also make appearances this season.

The upcoming season of USA Network’s series In Plain Sight boasts a list brimming with amazing guest stars.

The incomparible Allison Janney (The West Wing, Hair Spray, Weeds) will play a U.S. Marshall at odds with the star of the show. The gorgeous Rita Moreno (Law & Order, Ugly Betty, West Side Story) guests as the feisty aunt to Cristian de la Fuente’s character and the sultry Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men, Silkwood) will play a federal prosecutor.

The trio join IPS cast veteran, the amazing Lesley Ann Warren, supporting cast and crew (and those other two actresses).

Another amazing lady is tapped to provide the series’ soundtrack – listen for the rockin’ Liz Phair (90210, Swingtown, The Beautiful Life) when the show premieres March 31.

I LOVE This Man

Posted by on December 4, 2009 | 2 comments

Reclusive, brilliant, New Mexican Cormac McCarthy will donate the proceeds from the auction of his 50 year old typewriter to the Santa Fe Institute.

The extension of the man, which he used to craft such acclaimed works as No Country For Old Men and The Road went for a whopping $254,500, more than ten-times the pre-auction estimate.

McCarthy’s new Olivetti came in at under $20 – Oh the places it will go!

True Grit Girl NM

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Posted by on December 2, 2009 | Comments Off

As we told you here, the incomparable Coen brothers are getting set to produce and direct a new film based on the Charles Portis novel, True Grit.

Casting calls have already been held all over Texas where the film will shoot in addition to aqui in Nuevo México beginning in the Spring of 2010.

Rachel Tenner of Chicago based casting agents TP&R is currently in Memphis, TN attempting to cast a newcomer/unknown in the principal role of Mattie Ross. The agents, who also cast Coen films A Serious Man, Burn After Reading and No Country for Old Men, state they are seeking “a 12- 16-year-old Caucasian girl who is tough, strong and tells it like it is. They are open to all looks, so come give it a try. No acting experience is necessary.”

There is an open call in Memphis this Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Memphis Hilton at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. From there Tenner and associates move on to Nashville TN, Little Rock AR, Jackson MS and Oklahoma…heh, hmm – Hello, New Mexico?

Attn: Rachel Tenner c/o TP&R

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Coen Bros Scout & About the Duke’s True Grit

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Posted by on October 27, 2009 | 3 comments

Roger Deakins, no stranger to New Mexico – working as the Director of Photography on both No Country for Old Men and In the Valley of Elah, is once again scouting the region.

The acclaimed Cinematographer has over 60 film credits including 10 with iconic film makers Joel and Ethan Coen. The trio will be working together next on the Coen’s adaption of the Charles Portis’ novel True Grit.

John Wayne took home the Oscar for his lead role in the 1969 movie. Along with New Mexico, Matt Damon (All the Pretty Horses), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), and Kurt Russell are in talks for starring roles in the 2011 release.

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