CORRECTION: It was previously reported in this post that actress Amy Madigan was in New Mexico to film this upcoming American Girl movie with Jane Seymour, however new details are that Madigan was in fact here at work on Frontera, starring her husband, Ed Harris and Eva Longoria.
Image via Facebook
First look – the beautiful and multi-talented Jane Seymour, between scenes on American Girl in Old Town Albuquerque this week!
UPDATE 10/17/12: American Girl is filming in Old Town Albuquerque today through 12:00 p.m. 200 volunteer background adults and children to be on scene as onlookers.
NOW FILMING – Twilight-shmilight, book series’ turned movies are all the rage, and New Mexico is getting a little piece of the “American Girl” franchise!
On the 2008 heels of “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” for the big screen, another installment of the direct-to-video film series, based on the outrageously popular line of 18-inch dolls, is currently filming in New Mexico.
The dolls portray nine to eleven–year–old girls of a variety of ethnicities. The current “Girl of the Year” (GOTY) is Alberta.
A(merican) G(irl) Tube reported in September:
Upset that her New Mexico school can only afford music and art teachers in alternate years, fourth-grader Saige works with her grandmother, Mimi, to plan a fundraiser but when Mimi has an accident, Saige relies on new friend Gabi to help. (Book One- Meet Saige) Painting in her grandmother’s studio and riding her favorite horse, Georgia, helps fourth-grader Saige cope with missing Mimi and sparks an idea for funding the school art program, but more creativity will be needed to keep Georgia from being sold. (Book Two- Saige Paints The Sky). Her books are written by Jessica Haas and is illustrated by Sarah Davis (the same illustrator who drew the gorgeous illustrations in the Kanani books).
American Girl is holding auditions and is looking for: A girl with a fair complexion (the character may be named Alberta), A girl from Latin America (the character may be named Gayle), A girl of all/ any ethnicities (the character may be named Dina), and a girl with blonde hair (who may be named Tasha).
Over the summer it was announced that Jane Seymour is cast as the adult lead in the film, which has already completed principal photography in Manitoba, Canada.
American Girl: Alberta is exec. produced by Debra Martin Chase (Lemonade Mouth, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Princess Diaries), and is directed by Vince Marcello.
A is for Albuquerque Actor, Erik Hausmanis who has taken to La La Land for a spell.
The long-time OneHeadlightInk fave and MI native had hit the NM scene running – landing several indie movie roles and television & movie spots.
B is for the baad things that have happened to NM Film since the new administration at the roundhouse has taken aim at the industry opening the door to losing productions during these times of flux and pointing to the exit for talent that comes or strives from within to be a part of a sustainable workforce in local arts & entertainment.
C is for…uh, I digress.
Haus is one of the many who have gone and are planning to go where the very mobile film industry finds a supportive home – but he says he’ll always be one of NM’s Own – agreed.
Look for him in future projects out of CA and beyond (break a leg jetting to Chi-Town) we (I’m looking at y’all) will be holding-down the homefront by looking out for New Mexico Film so as to retain talent, maintain & sustain business for all!
Just last week we were thrilled to share big casting news for two of New Mexico’s Own, both landing roles in feature film adaptations of best selling novels!
Two more NM child actors win rave reviews all around for their work in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth.
Now we’ve learned through our friend Roscoe Pond over at Native American Hollywood that more congratulations are in order!
And again the amazing opportunities for this young talent and all the cast & crew involved is thanks to more best selling literature hitting the screen in an exciting new television pilot, now filming in northern New Mexico.
From Native American Hollywood.com:
“Amber Midthunder has been cast to play Lilly Stillwater, a central character in the A&E pilot LONGMIRE (based on the mystery novels by Craig Johnson). Production is currently under way.” [Starring] Lou Diamond Phillips, Zahn McClarnon and now Amber Midthunder. This is shaping up to be a cool TV pilot. Let’s hope A & E picks it up as a TV series.
Proclaiming, “Family movie night is back!”, The Social Moms event description for the films premiere airing states:
Join us as we watch “Truth Be Told,” a new made-for-TV family movie, starring Candace Cameron Bure, David James Elliott and Ronny Cox premiering Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8/7c on FOX. “Truth Be Told” is brought to you by Walmart and P&G as part of their effort to bring more high-quality entertainment to families.
The “Tweet-a-thon” and online viewing party will be Saturday April 16, 2011 from 8pm to 10pm as aired on nationwide FOX affiliates. Social Moms event attendees have a chance to win $50 Walmart gift cards (Procter & Gamble and Walmart are the film’s sponsors).
To participate “Tweet an invite to your followers to watch the movie using the #FamilyMovie hashtag or tweet during the movie with #FamilyMovie in your tweets and you’ll be entered to win.”
On a less rosey note, the verdict is in as TNT has passed on the TV series pilot based on the Marshall Karp novel, The Rabbit Factory. The pilot had filmed here last winter and featured Steven Weber, DL Hughley and plenty o’ New Mexicans.
But back to an upswing, another family friendly NM Production, the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, Beyond the Blackboard WILL air on CBS, Sunday April 24.
See the trailer here. And YES! That’s ELLIOT from thirtysomething!!!
The Disney Channel original movie, Lemonade Mouth based on the novel by Mark Peter Hughes will premiere Friday April 15.
UPDATE: Via Disney Dreaming
The Disney Channel has announced that the Disney Channel Original Movie “Lemonade Mouth” (filmed in New Mexico) will premiere on April 15th as opposed to March 25th. The soundtrack will now be released on April 12th. Actors in the movie include:
- Bridgit Mendler as Olivia
- Christopher McDonald as Principal Brenigan
- Tisha Campbell-Martin as Miss Reznick
- Hayley Kiyoko as Stella
- Christopher Scott as Chrispy
- Adam Hicks as Wen
- Luis Rosado as B-Boy Luigi
- Lora Martinez-Cunningham as Charlie’s Mom
- Naomi Scott as Mo
- Chris Brochu as Ray
- Blake Michael as Charlie
- Nick Roux as Scott
- Jesse Brown as B-Boy Casper
- Elise Eberle as Patty
- Ariana Smythe as Sydney
This is how you do in the Q if you’re Vertigo Venus.
If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it a million times more…NEW MEXICO’S GOT TALENT!
NM’s Own Vertigo Venus gets their keytar on in the upcoming Lemonade Mouth movie and they are our video of the day!
Unlike The History Channel’s multi-million dollar take on The Kennedys, which turns-out will never see the light of day outside of Canada…
“LEMONADE MOUTH,” A DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE,
SET TO PREMIERE FRIDAY, MARCH 25 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
– Soundtrack Debuts Tuesday, March 22 –
Themes of believing in yourself, following your dreams, celebrating family and staying true to yourself are explored in the triumphant, music-driven “Lemonade Mouth,” a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the book of the same name, set to premiere FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. The movie joins the powerhouse franchise that has delivered cable TV’s No. 1 original movie telecast in Total Viewers for the past four years and TV’s No. 1 original movie among Tweens 9-14 for the past nine years.
Geared towards kids, tweens and families, “Lemonade Mouth” tells the story of how a powerhouse band came to be after five uncelebrated students with a passion for music find each other and ultimately become the voice of their generation.
Directed by award winning film director Patricia Riggen (“La Misma Luna”) and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies), the movie showcases a remarkably talented cast led by popular stars of Disney Channel hits: Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”) as lead vocalist Olivia White, Adam Hicks (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”) as keyboardist Wen Giford, Hayley Kiyoko (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as electric guitarist Stella Yamada, Naomi Scott (Disney Channel UK’s “Life Bites”) as bass guitarist Mohini, and newcomer Blake Michael (who landed the role via an open casting call) as percussionist Charlie Delgado. Also starring are Nick Roux (“The Suite Life on Deck”) as Scott Pickett, Chris Brochu (“Soul Surfer”) as Ray Beach, Tisha Campbell-Martin (“My Wife and Kids”) as music teacher Miss Reznick and Christopher McDonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Principal Brenigan.
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New images and info. are coming forth about NM’s Own Disney Channel original movie, Lemonade Mouth.
Keep up with lead actress Bridgit Mendler, who plays Olivia here, learn all about the story at the novel’s official website here and get the very latest on the movie from die hard Lemondade Mouth fanatic Travis on his all inclusive, everything Lemonade Mouth blog here.
For more exclusive pics visit On Location Casting’s Facebook album of the shoot…here.
Git’ the teaser here…
Comedy Friday – Tonight is Comedy Night at Howie’s Sports Page with James Marrow, Michelle McGregor, Sarah Kannedy, Matt Peterson and their headliner…Roger”Rodney Dangerfield” Peterson!! Doors open at 7:30 Montgomery & Tramway
Time Travel Saturday with The Fall Follies Burlesque Extravaganza! The night of Burlesque is Downtown at Low Spirits and promises Burlesque Queens; Belly Dancing Wonders, Hot Jazz, Thrills, chills, and amazing sideshow treats! Hmmm, sounds freaky, sexy, cool…
Salsa Sunday w/a Salsa Social – 3 solid hours of SALSA starting at 6 w/the 5 most important things to know in Salsa! Open dancing at 8 w/ DJ Pancho and a performance by Evelyn D and The Salsa-Babies! at Salsa Baby Dance Studio, 307 Central Ave NW.
Casting for the feature film Bless Me Ultima, and the sure to be sexy WWE movie Blood Brothers are in full swing both films are casting multiple ages and ethnitcities – Bless Me Ultima is also looking for vintage cars for the Santa Fe shoot Oct 29th thru Nov 3rd.
Quote…Unquote Inc. with UNM Continuing Education are offering a certificate course in TV Production. The 6 session training includes studio camera operation, overhead grid lighting, screen production equipment, audio boards AND Registration includes one year annual membership to equipment and facilities meets November 1 – Dec. 6 $199
If you want to sharpen your craft or break into comedy NM’s Own actor/writer/director/COMEDIAN extraordinaire Steven Michael Quezada of TV’s Emmy Winning Breaking Bad is putting on a 4 wk. comedy workshop concluding with a live performance on Nov. 12 as with pretty much anything the Quezadas do the workshop benefits the community by supporting YDI’s Actors Core program! Register here. Steven Michael Quezada
Shout Outs: NM’s Own Actress/Model/Sign Language Interpreter Diana Gaitiria will be signing The Red Carpet Celebration of Latinos in the Media. This 1st Annual Event presents Awards to Latinos supporting the Film Community here in New Mexico – October 8 at the ABQ Convention Ctr.
NM Actor Jesus Jr. just booked a role on Blood brothers, my “Mucho Mas” Manny Baca is on stage and screen for Bless me Ultima & two local child actors were bumped from extras to speaking roles on Disney’s now wrapped Lemonade Mouth – go NM!
And not to mention (except to mention) three time Emmy Winner Bryan Cranston has said he’s set to host SNL October 2
When you tune in to Erica on Monday she’ll be joined live, in studio by the the hosts of the MAKING STRIDES ART BENEFIT PARTY 2010, the event will raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Tuesday, September 28 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Place in Nob Hill.
Listen to the Q Spot every Friday with me & my girl Erica Viking on Coyote 102.5
Via On Location Casting, Albuquerque:
“CONGRATULATIONS go out to CHIARA BROKAW and NICHOLAS MARTINEZ – two of our New Mexico OLC extras who were upgraded to speaking roles on the set of the Disney project “Lemonade Mouth” in Albuquerque, NM this last month. Nice to see some of our younger talent getting recognized!” – OLC
UPDATE: ALBUQUERQUE NOTICE – VOLUNTEERS Needed TODAY 8/24/10 for “Lemonade Mouth” concert/dance scenes. Ages 14-65 welcome. NO pay but we are giving away (3) flat screen televisions. Santa Ana Star Center from 2:00pm to 7:30pm (last entry at 4:15p). Under 18 MUST have parent or guardian. For details visit www.myspace.com/on_location_casting and click the blog for VOLUNTEERS and show up. Hope to see you in the audience!!” – Link
UPDATE: ALBUQUERQUE Notice “Lemonade Mouth” for Wednesday 8/18/10 & Thursday 8/19/10: Need (2) Waitresses with experience age range 20-40, (1) Male Cook (Hispanic/African American/Italian) with restaurant experience, (1) Male Italian Counter Staff. All for Pizzeria scenes. MUST be available BOTH days and in OLC database (BASIC REGISTRATION IS FREE, upload 1-2 photos and info, profile upgrade is optional). NEW faces who have not yet worked this project. – Link
***IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED FOR WORK ON “LEMONADE MOUTH” TODAY – DISREGARD
, although you ARE welcome to invite your family and friends to participate. It is not necessary to be listed in the OLC database in order to participate.
We will be filming concert footage for the DISNEY Channel original project “Lemonade Mouth” TODAY and are in need of audience for our concert scenes. Help us at OLC do a great job filling this auditorium and make New Mexico look good!!
There is NO PAY for your participation, however we will make a donation to an area non-profit organization (TBD) based on the number of volunteers. JUST SHOW UP!!!
WHEN: TODAY – TUESDAY 8/17/10
REPORT TIME: Show up Between 1:30PM and 2:30PM. Filming will likely last until approx. 7:00pm. Although we prefer that you stay the entire time – if you have to leave early, we understand.
LOCATION: KIMO THEATRE – 423 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque 87102
FREE PARKING is located at the lot at 5th and Copper. Password to enter is LEMON.
Please wear casual, comfortable clothing that is conservative and in good taste. This is a Disney project so wholesome and clean-cut. NO bright colors, NO logos or name brands, NO all black or all white.
Water and Snacks will be provided. However, this is a “green” show and we request that you bring your own refillable water bottle as we will not have individual plastic bottles of water for you.
Please complete the attached Extras Agreement AND Non-Disclosure Form and bring it with you to the location. If you are unable to print these forms, we will have extra copies on site (however, MINORS will need to have a parent/guardian signature on their forms)
**IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 – YOU MUST HAVE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WITH YOU TO PARTICIPATE. ALL MINORS MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN COMPLETE THE ATTACHED MINOR PRE-AUTHORIZATION FORM AND BRING A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE**
UPDATE: 8/15/10 “ALBUQUERQUE Notice “Lemonade Mouth” for MONDAY 8/16/10 at the Kimo Theatre. RUSH CALL for a 07:00am call time. Need CONCERT ROADIES – Male, age range 25-45, wearing all black. If you can rush to set Monday morning – call at 06:15am to 505-366-9863 to be booked and on set by 07:00am. We will not be near computer so won’t get facebook responses.” – Link
UPDATE: 8/14/10 “We are FULL on Grandparents and Caucasian Female Parents. Still need Male Parents and African American or Asian Female Parents.” – Link
To be considered for Lemonade Mouth casting you MUST have the basic registration with On Location Casting found here.
Then call them and/or post your contact info. on their FaceBook thread after the APPLICABLE casting call post.
“ALBUQUERQUE Notice -”Lemonade Mouth” for MONDAY 8/9 & TUESDAY 8/10. MUST be available BOTH days. Need – African American Female Teacher, Male Basketball Coach, P.E. Teacher, Office Secretaries, High School age DANCERS with experience, 14-18 year old Students, 18 y/o African American Male. CALL the office for booking 505-341-2216″
The beautiful and talented Tisha Campbell-Martin was recently spied arriving in the Q, landing on the same flight from CA as our own Lady Viking.
We’ve learned that TCM is here to star as Miss Reznick in the ongoing New Mexico shoot of Disney’s Lemonade Mouth AND NM’s Own very beautiful and talented SKM, the one and only Sandi K. Murphy will grace the set landing the plum spot as TCM’s stand-in, at least for today.
Stand-in work rocks! We love our Sandi and we’re so proud she’ll be rockin’ her professionalism and experience on set in this exciting new production!
Go Sandi! And welcome to the Land of Enchantment Mrs. Martin.
Disney’s Lemonade Mouth movie shoot going sour w/out teens for cast:
ALBUQUERQUE RUSH CALL “Lemonade Mouth” – TODAY (Weds. 7/28/10) ASAP in Rio Rancho: Need 14-19 year old, conservative (DISNEY!), high school students who have black pants, balck shoes and a white dress shirt. MUST be able to get to Rio Rancho quickly and have proper ID. If you are available please call Karin at 505-366-9863. (ONLY call for this posting please!)
Touted as “the next High School Musical”, Lemonade Mouth now filming in New Mexico has an immediate need for extra, extras…
This just in:
“Extras Casting: Looking for 18-20 yr olds for high school students for this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We are looking for full day availability on one or more of these days. If you or someone you know fits this description please create a FREE profile on onlocationcasting.net NOW! and THEN IMMEDIATELY call us at 505-341-2216.”
The New Mexico production of Disney Channel’s original movie Lemonade Mouth (a.k.a. the new High School Musical) is currently “seeking highly skilled dancers to be featured in an onstage performance scene in the movie.
IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15-19, preferably 18 that looks younger, and are a trained or exceptional hip-hop…, street dancer…
POPPERS, BBOYS, LOCKERS, all FREESTYLERS WELCOME!!” – Avery Meizner
“Auditions are the week of July 19th so please respond ASAP.”
Who tells you first? Our little birdies tell us who’s coming and when FOR YOU. We told you first about the amazing Cowboys cast – and it’s ON NOW! We broke the Lemonade Mouth open – they’re currently casting…and it was forever ago when we told you about the Twilitiacs heart stopper heading to NM. It’s the biggest buzz on all the R. Pattz sites now…Unbound Captives will roll soooon…
Take 2 – take the cue from one of NM’s favorite sons and support the revival of Musical Theatre Southwest and touch your toe in the water of NM entertainment by signing-up to play with the talent of the 48 hr. Film Project.
If you don’t get your social network on you may be missing out. The most valuable tweeps + of NM will be out mixing and mingling in the biggest, swankiest NM Tweet-up to date next Saturday. Sign-up now!
Support life – THIS SATURDAY is the Walk for Your Man Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K walk at balloon fiesta park. Remember Dennis, support the man in your life to take the walk to early detection, treatment and LIFE.
Support diversity – PRIDE WEEKEND! Thousands out and about this weekend for pride, fund raising and the essential NOH8! Don’t spread anything but health, awareness and ABQ_Pride!