You must also include all of your contact information, INCLUDING your phone number. If you are selected, you will be given an appointment time. If you feel strongly that you are right for a particular role include that information with your submission.
Keep in mind principal roles are dialogue heavy.
The Following must be VERY strong actors:
Cade Lodger – caucasian male, 18 – early 20s; wishy-washy, torn between cowering loyalty and being himself – Scenes: 100+, Lines: 195, Days: 22
“Trench” Sickert – caucasian male, early 20s – mid 20s; intelligent, violent, and loosing his mind – Scenes: 79, Lines: 177, Days: 22
Posted by Sindicator on February 5, 2013 | Comments Off
“It seems…everyone forgets that Film & TV happens down in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico” Mark Vasconcellos, producer of New Mexico’s #1 Travel show tells OHI.
New Mexico’s Enchantments TV is 13 episodes strong and counting. The locally produced show has aired on 4 networks.
Vasconcellos and the Las Cruces Film Commission want everyone to know that they have been hosting film crews almost as long as there has been film.
Las Cruces is film friendly and cooperation abounds at all levels. Boasting and experienced and capable pool of crew, talent, and services available in southern New Mexico, not to mention spectacular year-round weather and breath taking sunsets.
The Las Cruces Film Commission is actively working to get funding for a back lot and sound stage in the area for feature film and television projects.
EXCLUSIVE: …Tommy Lee Jones has lined up his next directing vehicle, as he’s set to write and direct THE HOMESMAN, a period pic he’ll also produce and topline. Story follows a pioneer woman and a claim-jumping rascal of a man (Jones) who usher three insane women on an odyssey from Nebraska to Iowa. Jones made his directorial debut with the 1995 TNT telepic THE GOOD OLD BOYS, which starred Jones and his fellow Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and Frances McDormand, as well as an up-and-coming thesp named Matt Damon.
Whispers in the wind say that this Tommy Lee Jones helmed project is tentatively scheduled to shoot in New Mexico for three months starting this March!
Complimenting Jones’s writing, producing and directing it is exclusively being reported that acclaimed cinematographer/writer/director, Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Brokeback Mountain, Babel, 21 Grams) has signed on as Director of Production.
AND if The Wrap’s exclusive report holds true, none other than Oscar winners, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank will co-star!
Fingers crossed! We loves us some Tommy Lee Jones ACTION!
Posted by Sindicator on November 28, 2012 | Comments Off
Personally, I like what Disney has done with their purchase of New York City…ABC is doing quite well, and I have no doubt that if a port for Disney Cruise Lines in New Mexico would suit them, the Walt Disney Company could pull it off!
I have long been awaiting a sizable investment in the Land of Enchantment by the multinational mass media conglomerate. After all we have seen them here, from the Avengers to The Lone Ranger, Disney has built it and COME!
With the recent purchase of all things Lucas how long will it be until we’re all suited-up in our Storm Trooper best? Hell, most of us are replete with prêt-à-porter Tatooine garb!
We’ve also got no shortage of Fanbois and girls (both domestic and imported)! From our ever growing and increasingly acclaimed Comic & Sci-fi Conventions to the long lived lore of being the birthplace of the Alien Autopsy, we are proudly geekcentric!
Now that the rumblings have begun, via the email@example.com, that the Imperial scout-abouts have landed in NM, every Star Warsophile should sit-up and take notice!
Don’t blow this one Susana…
Freddy Rodriguez is set as a lead in the hour long NBC pilot After Hours. The Sony TV project, written/executive produced by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah and to be directed by Pierre Morel, revolves around the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. Rodriguez will play hospital administrator Michael Ragosa who is the new Comptroller for the Night Shift. A wannabe doctor who had to drop out of med school because of vision problems, Ragosa is a real bureaucrat for whom the bottom line seems to be everything. Rodriguez joins recently cast Eoin Macken.
Rodriguez, repped by UTA and manager Robbie Kass, stars in the Weinstein Co.’s Seal Team 6*, which premieres this Sunday on National Geographic. He recently wrapped a lead role in Randall Miller’s indie CBGB. Rodriguez’s series credits include Ugly Betty and Chaos.
Posted by Sindicator on October 14, 2012 | Comments Off
When this New Mexico Filmophile happened upon a day of Lone Survivor filming in Albuquerque last week, I had the chance to re-introduce myself (stammer and gush) to the one and only Mark Wahlberg!
Wahlberg praised New Mexico, saying he likes filming here, reminding me that he just finished-up a great shoot on another NMFilm, “2 Guns”. He admiringly made mention of the hardworking crew and staff who have been handling the remote mountain shoots on this current project.
Besides lauding the local filming conditions and talent, the family man was also quick to state how convenient it is to get back home to California on breaks from shooting.
So now, my original 20 year-old Mark Wahlberg story comes full circle. It was great to see him at work and he’s just as kind and considerate (and gorgeous) as he was when I first met him as a teen.
In fact, after the take I was able to see, he popped out of the scene and said to me, “Sorry about the language”, with a wink and a smile, regarding his character’s colorful vocabulary (he’s got nothing on Ted).
And just like all the reports and fan photos from 2 Guns would suggest, the star’s graciousness extends to every shoot. When I first got to the set Wahlberg was snapping some pics and chatting with staffers and such. YES ladies and gentlemen, I too got away with a pic and a hug!
Things I forgot to ask:
Whether or not he has or will meet-up with Jennifer Aniston, his Rock Star co-star who’s also currently filming here.
Did he hear anything about filming in NM from his “Fighter” co-stars Christain Bale (3:10 to Yuma, Terminator Salvation) or Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning)? What about “The Book of Eli” duo, Denzel Washington (2 Guns co-star) or Mila Kunis (Ted co-star)?
What he thought of big brother Donnie’s stint on the NM series “In Plain Sight”.
Posted by Sindicator on May 9, 2012 | Comments Off
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” -President Barack Obama
Posted by Sindicator on April 10, 2012 | Comments Off
As we told you here, Breaking Bad creator/mad genius, Vince Gilligan is on for another stint with Breaking Bad parent co., Sony Pictures TV. Cranston is everywhere you look (and it’s still not enough); on the big screen here, here, here and here and behind the camera directing tomorrow night’s episode of ABC’s hit series, Modern Family!
We were bummed to see that the role of John McLane’s son in the next installment of the Die Hard franchise didn’t go to Aaron Paul, but better still, Paul’s leading man skills are set to shine in “Smashed”.
The gritty, dark-comedy, also called an “adult coming of age” film, premiered at Sundance earlier this year, where the producers were awarded a Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing.
Worldwide distribution rights for “Smashed” have since been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for a reported $1M price tag.
Deadline Hollywood reports on the full cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD), Emmy Award® winner Aaron Paul (BREAKING BAD), Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (THE HELP), Nick Offerman (PARKS & RECREATION), Emmy Award® winner Megan Mullally (WILL & GRACE) and Emmy Award® winner Mary Kay Place (BIG LOVE; MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN).
Between dueling chopper shots* of a mysterious and remote set, to our own ABC** affiliate broadcasting their interview with the New Mexico extras casting director for The Lone Ranger (record scratch…aka “Silver Bullet” – worst kept secret in town btw and there’s a lot of ‘em) Disney’s The Lone Ranger continues kicking-up dust in the New Mexico desert like no other production before it has.
You may recall this whole extravaganza kicked-off when this was the shoot that almost never was, but director, producer and stars alike dug in their boot heels and made it happen. Salary cuts and budget wrangling aside The Lone Ranger will likely continue to spur controversy right up until its DVD/Blu-ray™ release.
So while Marvel’s** entire crew of mighty Avengers were able to sweep in and out of town with ~less ruckus than TLR has had thus far, don’t count the masked man, his loyal sidekick or New Mexico out of the controversial headlines for the duration of filming.
Why, even our little space here on the web has been hit with a trickling trail of fury when this blogger chose to publish these pics sent in to us of some rather generic western props – leading to some healthy industry banter?
“Shame on you for posting this! Is your purpose to support the NM film industry and the local New Mexican’s [sic] it employees [sic] or are you one of the weak links in the chain that will cause what remains of the NM film industry to most certainly disappear?” – fb comment
“It must be pictures like these that drove them away from Hollywood….”
- Industry Journalist
Wielding this kind of power delusion to stir-up such controversy, perhaps this blogger can now lead the charge in the next round of TLR Escándalo:
One of the most hotly contested debates from the word “Yo” on this project was the casting of the still smoldering Johnny Depp as Tonto.
While this touch of Chinese, Mexican girl with smatterings of alleged Native American and Irish descent can appreciate the demand to cast true to race, the bigger picture on this big picture is clear, and that is that hundreds of many races now have a chance at work on this sure to be blockbuster New Mexico production (unlike this lost production – but I’m the one running film out of NM).
BUT MOREOVER – The smoking (pun intended) hot Armie Hammer, who’s cast as The Lone Ranger himself, IS NOT FROM TEXAS!
The LONE RANGER was written as a Texas cowboy qué no? Boy is from L.A. Escándaloso up!
Two beloved figures in scripted drama, near and dear to the hearts and wallets of many in the New Mexico Film industry have inked deals to work new projects as the sun sets on their respective 5 year long NM series.
Mary McCormack is making the move from dramatic series Fed to sitcom mom. The In Plain sight star has been cast to lead a new comedy pilot from the mind behind the HIGHlarious New Adventures of Old Christine.
In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, has lined up her next series gig, playing the lead in Kari Lizer’s untitled ABC comedy pilot (aka The Unprofessional). The multi-camera comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (McCormack), a high-powered executive who, having dominated the corporate America for years, now faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has signed a new overall deal with the studio behind the acclaimed AMC drama series, Sony Pictures TV. The rich 18-month pact kicks in retroactively to November, when Gilligan’s previous deal with the studio expired (he has been working on the show without a contract for the past three months), and will keep him at Sony though June 2013. The deal covers Gilligan’s services as executive producer/showrunner on the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad, which will begin production in late March. The order will be filmed in two batches of eight episodes, with a break of several months between for writers to work on scripts. The pact also includes development component, with Gilligan expected to focus on new projects for Sony after he wraps Breaking Bad.
You can bet we’ll be following these two developments for you ABQ. Here’s hoping we’ll see these two back in NM productions!
After all, ABC/ABC Family (parent co. Disney) is no stranger to NM and Vince Gilligan has conveyed more than an affinity for the Land of Enchantment…to be continued…
Posted by Sindicator on January 19, 2012 | Comments Off
Albuquerque couple Alex & Arthur Beach, aunt and uncle to “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, are back home in New Mexico after surviving the horrific Costa Concordia Carnival Cruise liner crash near the Tuscan island of Giglio.
The Beach’s and other American survivors recount their experiences during tragedy to Good Morning America here. Sadly they echo details of Captain and Crew negligence leading to the fatal ship wreck.
Welcome home Alex & Arthur. The search and recovery efforts for the approx. two dozen still missing continues.
From ABC News: Last Spot On a Lifeboat, and a Hollywood Welcome Home
The cruise aboard the Costa Concordia was Alex Beach’s birthday present from her husband, Arthur.
The Albuquerque, New Mexico couple were resting comfortably in their cabin after a day of sightseeing in Rome followed by dinner onboard the ship when disaster struck.
The couple told “Good Morning America” that, at first, passengers were led to believe there was nothing wrong. Then, as the ship began to tilt and the lights went out, there was a mad rush to the ship’s life boats, the last line of escape from the sinking vessel.
“It took five tries to get in,” Alex Beach said on “GMA.” “We kept going to lifeboats and they were already full and people were pushing and shoving and screaming. They were jumping on lifeboats even though they were already full.”
“We got to the fifth one,” she said. “When we got to where we could get on, I heard someone say there were nine spots left.”
The couple’s long journey home took them to Barcelona, Spain before they finally made it back safely to the U.S. Once they arrived home in Albuquerque, the couple were greeted with a Hollywood welcome, a message from their nephew, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson
“When we got home on Sunday evening, we had a message from him,” Alex said of her famous nephew.
Iron Man 3 will use about 1,000 extras during the film and there will be over 550 crew jobs and will be shooting from May 2012 until January 2013 with a Memorial Day weekend release in 2013.
- Premiere Casting, on the Cast & Crew Call for the NORTH CAROLINA production
Despite “The Letter” circulating among film and television execs as drafted from the office of your Governor, New Mexico is watching a short list of productions dwindle as industry insiders name names in this losing game.
Within the last few days everywhere from mainstream media to a palpable buzz on the social net is touting the big win over New Mexico North Carolina scored in landing the third installment of the Iron Man franchise.
“My top priority is creating jobs, and this film production will mean high-quality, well-paying jobs for North Carolinians…I pushed hard to get the revamped film incentive passed, with the help of a number of lawmakers, and now we see that initiative doing exactly what it was designed to do. 2011 has been North Carolina’s busiest year in the film industry with productions having a direct spend of over $200 million. Iron Man 3 will add to this record breaking year and carry over into 2012.” – NC Governor, Beverly Perdue
Just as recently as the broadcast of the Iron Man loss, industry bible Variety lists New Mexico as one of the states suffering production losses at the hands of Government unrest.
ABC Family ramps up production on The Lying Game this week after shooting its pilot right here in New Mexico back in 2010. The show was picked-up just as our legislature, under new leadership was batting down about our film incentive program. The show’s regular series production has since moved to Austin, TX.
We were also home to the Longmire television pilot shoot this Spring. Production on that series is eminent, where is the question. OHI’s late August inquiry into that yielded a lengthy “no comment” regarding the filming location for the 10 episode pick-up from an A&E rep.
While we still have Arnie, yet another pilot and the fifth & final seasons of Breaking Bad and In Plain Sight respectively on the horizon, there needs to be more fuel under this fire. ¿Qué no?
Mickey Mouse likes the house that New Mexico built. Disney is the parent co. to ABC, ABC Family, ~Dreamworks and Marvel, all of whish (Messican typo, that stays) have worked NM productions – from multiple television pilots, tv movies, to a couple lil’ family films like Thor and The Avengers.
Now ABC has a budding prime-time drama series hit on their hands that has some NM paw prints all over it.
Series star, Emily Van Camp is a NM movie vet with her work on the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard. As we told you here the sweet hometown boy in the show is played by NM native Nick Wechsler. And as we’ve been following here, we anxiously await the directorial debut of Revenge villainess vixen extraordinairess, Madeline Stowe – which is slated to bring WOLVERINE and Edward/Jacob or whoever Robert Pattinson plays in Twilight to New Mexico!
So ICYMI: The show is awesome and easily scores a 4 on the Scoville Scale of hotness for its New Mexico connections alone and a solid 10 for its viewability – LOVE IT!
Posted by Sindicator on September 15, 2011 | Comments Off
UPDATE 9/16/11 3:11 P.M. Santa Fe police report via live press conference that “Robert Terrezas” is NOT missing Santa Fe boy Robbie Romero – per DNA test results.
The unsolved NM mystery of missing 7 yr. old Santa Fe boy, Robbie Romero in 2000 takes a major turn today when information is released about a young man (below/left), questioned and booked as Robbie Terrezas by Santa Fe authorities over the weekend, who claims to be Robbie Romero.
DNA has been sampled and is now being tested to determine if the man’s claim is true.
Thanks to an anonymous ;) tip this Pretty New Mexican has recently been brought to our attention!
Striking what is rapidly becoming my favorite pose – NM’s Own Nick Wechsler is the male lead in ABC’s new drama series Revenge.
For his Harlequinesque factor alone this native New Mexican’s return to television is causing a buzz, and a blip on the “radar” of tvline.com where he’s been named a highly anticipated “Fresh Face of Fall”!
The Albuquerque born & raised, Highland H.S. graduate will begin heating-up the primetime lineup when Revenge premieres Wednesday September 21.
Iowa raised, Q born Annabeth Gish can be seen in 5 episodes of the ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars which spawned the spin-off The Lying Game now filming…
Two more natives can be seen on a couple of little shows you may have heard of:
Neil Patrick Harris stars in his seventh season of How I Met Your Mother on CBS and again on ABC Albuquerque’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns in the #1 comedy on TV, Modern Family!
Footnote: ABC’s parent company is Disney – WE LOVE YOU MICKEY!