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IATSE 480 Announces more films in NM

Posted by on February 22, 2013 | One comment

New Mexico Film and Media Day Feb 22 2013

SANTA FE — State Representative Dona G. Irwin and Deming Mayor Andres Silva announced today that “ENEMY WAY” starring Academy Award Winner, Golden Globe Winner, and BAFTA Winner Forest Whittaker (The Last King of Scotland, Criminal Minds, Repo Man) will be filming in and around Deming April 3rd – May 3rd and Albuquerque May 7th – May 28th.

The film is directed by Rachid Bouchareb (True Justice, Maximum Conviction) nominated for an Academy Award and 2 Oscar as well as the Palme D’or at Cannes. Rachid’s “Outside the Law” was released in the US in 2011 and has garnered Rachid his third Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. He just completed “Just Like A Woman” with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, which shot in Chicago and New Mexico. The film is slated for release in the US in 2013.

“ENEMY WAY” is a story that takes place in Deming, New Mexico. Willie Garnett finds himself fighting his inner demon. Garnett must persevere, but will he be able to take on the most powerful man in Luna County?
“ENEMY WAY” Plans to spend over a month in Deming plus a month of wrap. $5 million dollars are to be injected to the Deming economy.

“The Runaway” Balliwood meets Tamalewood in this road film to be shot entirely in New Mexico. Award winning filmmaker Brad Littlefield from Open Range pictures is crewing up once again!

Extrordinary filmmakers from around the world come to New Mexico. Director Semir Banerjey from Hotel New York, from Russia Assitant Director Anna Zaitsevah, Japanese Director of Photography Katsumi Funihashi, and casting director Farrah West who worked with Lost and Dark Blue work with Littlefield to bring up to 50 jobs to New Mexico and will employ up to 50 cast and crew.

Jon Hendry, IATSE local 480 the film technicians union, said, “This is a game changer for Deming. This high profile project not only will spend millions but put Southwest New Mexico firmly on the movie map. My members look forward to spending their money and the movie’s money in Deming “

Wrapped

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New Mexico Big Screen String: Lit. Edition

Posted by on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off on New Mexico Big Screen String: Lit. Edition

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!

Just Like: Women & Children First

Posted by on July 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Just Like: Women & Children First


 
 
From On Location Casting:

We are now casting Paid EXTRAS for the Feature Film “JUST LIKE A WOMAN” starring Sienna Miller, filming in ALBUQUERQUE & SANTA FE, NM until the end of July.

Some specific types we are seeking include:

For work on Friday – 7/15/11 in JEMEZ SPRINGS:

– Bar Patrons: mostly male but will include a few female, caucasian/hispanic/native american, ages 30-65, Western types, interesting character faces

For work on Monday – 7/18/11 at ZIA PUEBLO:

-Native American Grandmother: female, Native American, ages 50-75

-Native American Woman: female, Native American, ages 20-40

-Native American Children: male & female, Native American, ages 8-12

All Extra roles are PAID. Rate for Extras in Albuquerque and Jemez Springs is $64.00 for 8 hours ($8.00/hour) plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours. Rate for Extras in Santa Fe is $78.80 for 8 hours ($9.85/hour) plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours.

We will be looking for specific types of NON-UNION local New Mexico talent to work on this project. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!!

IF you fit any of these categories and are available for work on the shoot date for your category, please email us at: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com with the subject line JUST LIKE A WOMAN. Be sure to include your first & last name and working phone number. We will not be calling out to book people until 1-2 days before the scheduled shoot for that scene.

**If you are already registered with us – please DO NOT fill out another profile, you will automatically be considered for this project! PLEASE make sure you log-in to your profile and update all contact information, special skills, resume, vehicle info, etc.

In order to be considered for EXTRA work, you will need to visit our company website at www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a TALENT Application.

Please make sure to upload 1-2 photos to your talent profile. It is FREE to be in our talent files. The optional upgrade offered to an Active talent account brings you many additional marketing benefits and website services, however please note that the optional upgrades are not required in order to work on “Just Like A Woman” or any other OLC project.

**DO NOT CREATE A DUPLICATE PROFILE if you are already in our database – simply update your photo & contact information!! We will ONLY book people who have updated profiles and current photographs!!

Sienna Miller

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Posted by on March 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Sienna Miller

UPDATE: Feature Film, JUST LIKE A WOMAN, is looking for a Navajo Girl who can sing in Navajo, for a speaking role in the movie filming (one day in NM) between July 14-28.

Please submit a headshot or small jpg photo and contact information to the Casting Director, Kathryn Brink, at casting505@gmail.com for an appointment to audition.

This is a SAG paid position.

In a tale fit for disillusioned housewives everywhere, British Actress Sienna Miller is NM Bound to portray a woman on a cross country jag to escape her Middle America life to partake in the adventures of belly-dance competition.

Sounds riveting que no?

The film, Just Like a Woman – directed by Rachid Bouchareb, is scheduled to begin filming here in mid-June.

Miller is currently performing in a stage production in London and said this to Deadline London regarding the director of her upcoming NM Film:

“He’s one of those people who understand the medium of film in a way that’s not manipulative but that’s honest and raw. As a director he’s capable of anything. The kinds of films he makes are the ones I like to watch.”

Deadline also reports that Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies) and French actor Roschdy Zem will co-star.

My favorite Sienna Miller performance remains that when she appeared as herself in the Vougue magazine docu-drama, The September Issue. But this script and talent does sound promising.

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