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Manhattan Project Television Series Casting

Posted by on February 7, 2014 | Comments Off on Manhattan Project Television Series Casting

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Casting Director Robert Baxter is in preparations to cast a “core group” of talent for the new WGN America television series, The Manhattan Project.

Baxter is currently looking for men and women between the ages of 18 – 35 to play Scientists and Military Police.

To be considered for these recurring roles send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

Expected shoot dates for this group is March 5 through sometime in July.

The “Manhattan” Television Project a go in New Mexico

Posted by on September 18, 2013 | 3 comments

UPDATE 1/13/14: Stay tuned here for extras casting info. on this project, set to begin production in New Mexico in February.

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A world at war, faceless dangers half the globe away, and threats of universal dominance by an alliance of untold magnitude, are what teams of top physicists, mathematicians, and engineers faced in defending allies from tyrannical rule in the 1940s.

As we told you here WGN America is taking that tumultuous time in real world history and scripting it into a new drama series. Now HOT off the wire this week is the news that the 13 series order will go forward with production right here in New Mexico in the upcoming winter months, as expected.

Created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex), “Manhattan” is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission of the same name to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The storyline follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Shaw will write and executive produce with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Emmy-winning director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing) will direct and executive produce the production.

“Sam and Tommy’s (Schlamme) passion for the world of Los Alamos, the Manhattan Project, and the characters who populate it came through from the moment we all sat down to discuss the project, and we couldn’t be more excited to support them as they bring their vision to life,” WGN America president Matt Cherniss told Deadline Hollywood adding, “We feel Manhattan has all of the elements to make for a provocative and memorable series…”

Stay tuned…

Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

Posted by on November 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

On March 6, 2014, one feature film will debut in one hundred cinemas across the United States in the 2nd Annual Feature Film Project. Audiences at each venue will be asked the question.

Should this film return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2014?
If the majority vote “yes” then that film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year.

The Feature Film Project is a venture presented by the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival tailor made for flmmakers, producers, production companies and sales agents who would like to screen and market their feature film through an already established cinema network across the USA.

Over 100,000 film-lovers attend MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival in over 300 cinemas across six continents annually during one week each year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world today, it is the the world’s first global film festival. Out of the 300 Cinemas that partner with the Festival over 50% of them are in the United States. MANHATTAN SHORT has a direct mailing list of over 70,000 film lovers,in the USA alone with all of them in close proximity to each participating cinema in the Feature Film Project, who are all ready and waiting to judge your film on March 6, 2014

The Deadline for entries is December 13. 2013

The selected Feature Film will be marketed through the same channels as MANHATTAN SHORT.

Financials – The Box Office of the films’ theatrical releases throughout 2014 will be the following. Cinemas shall retain 50%, Filmmaker/Producers receive 25%, MANHATTAN SHORT will receive 25%.

MANHATTAN SHORT will cover the costs of Posters & Shipping.

Filmmakers/Producers shall retain 100% of all digital downloads, VOD, DVD and cable TV rights. The Project is about getting a film into cinemas and letting the public discover it.

Click here to enter!

Casting

Posted by on November 12, 2014 | 39 comments

Coffee, Casting & Conversation

Santa Fe Film Festival | Film Industry Tune Up


Sharon Bialy’s EBook – How to Audition on Camera

StreamingNM on Youtube and on Livestream

1:1 Interviews with these casting directors from
Shelley Carney* Productions:

Shelley Carney 1:1 with Casting Director, Angelique Midthunder

Shelley Carney 1:1 with Casting Director, David Rapaport

Shelley Carney 1:1 with Casting Director, Ivy Isenberg

Now Casting Background

UDATED 12/09/2014

Manhattan Project Season 2 – Robert Baxter Casting

Longmire Season 4 – Robert Baxter Casting

Condemned 2: Desert Prey – Lorrie Latham Casting

The Night Shift Season 2 – White Turtle Casting

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – EG Casting

Overland (short film), casting principals Dec. 14

Pending

Better Call Saul Season 2 – White Turtle Casting

The Taliban Shuffle – TBD

Exit 147 – ?

“Major Motion Picture” – Sarah Dowling Casting

Ft. Bliss

Click here for the LATEST New Mexico Casting Ops

And follow us on Facebook & Twitter for real-time updates!

Wrapped

The Messengers – On Location Casting

Dig – Lorrie Latham Casting

House of Cards – EG Casting


Highly Functioning
– Good Faith Casting

The Manhattan Project – Robert Baxter

Hieroglyph – Elizabeth Gabel & Lorrie Latham

The Messengers – PilotWhite Turtle Casting

Longmire Season 3 – Robert Baxter

Better Call Saul – Breaking Bad prequel

Outlaw Prophet – Lifetime Movie

Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman – EG Casting

A Million Ways to Die in the West, directed by Seth MacFarlane, starring McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman – EG Casting

Enemy Way, starring Forest Whitaker – On Location Casting

Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman – Robert Baxter

The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hillary Swank, Meryl Streep – EG Casting

SAG Webisode Pilot – Russell Maynor

Feature Film Casting Multiples
– Jo Edna Boldin

Longmire Season 2 – Robert Baxter

Breaking Bad, FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON – White Turtle

Force of Execution – Julie Barbarito

Frank – Robert Baxter Casting

2 Guns

Lone Survivor

Sweetwater – EG Casting

Man Called Buffalo – Native American Boys

Longmire – Robert Baxter Casting

“Silver Bullet”EG Casting

Biomass – Sci-fi/Horror

Spells – Casting Leads

Breaking Bad Season Five 2012 – White Turtle

The HostOn Location Casting

The Rambler – Volunteer Background Extras

CBS Television Pilot “The Lamb Project” – OLC

In Plain Sight Season Five 2012 – OLC

Fatal Encounters (NBC) – Robert Baxter

The Last StandEG Casting

Gateway/Tin Star (TNT Pilot) – EG Casting

“Jackie” (Feature Film) – OLC

Casting Directors

Robert Baxter

Desert Star

EG Casting

Jo Edna Boldin

Kathryn Brink

On Location Casting

Sheryl Roberts

White Turtle Casting

Resources

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

City of Albuquerque Production Services Directory

Photo doubles needed for television series promo shoot

Posted by on March 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Photo doubles needed for television series promo shoot

The Messengers casting Stand ins in New Mexico

CASTING CALL:

PROMOTIONAL SHOOT for the television series ‘The Manhattan Project’

Filming SATURDAY MARCH 29th in Santa Fe, NM.

ROBERT BAXTER CASTING is looking for two Photo Doubles for series stars (above), John Benjamin Hickey – height 6’1″, and Olivia Williams – height 5’9″.

If you or anyone you know have the look to pull of a photo double for either of these actors please send in your photo, first and last name, your age, height and weight to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com ASAP.

Title your email, “Manhattan Photo Double for 3/29”.

GOOD LUCK!

TV Series Casting Call

Posted by on February 20, 2014 | 4 comments

UPDATE 3/14/2014: Casting Ladies. Looking for Secretaries and Women’s Army Corp and house wives types for reoccurring Extras 20 to 30 years old.

To be considered email a photo and your info to: robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

UPDATE 3/11/2014: CASTING CALL for MANHATTAN PROJECT Robert Baxter still needs several Men and Women 18 to 45 years old to be on set as Military, Scientists, Female computer techs, Drivers, several Contractors and labor pool. If this is you please send a recent photo and phone number robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

New Mexico Television Series The Manhattan Project image source

CASTING CALL FOR THE MANHATTAN PROJECT TV SERIES:

Robert Baxter Casting is looking for several Males, Females and Children to play reoccurring extras roles of scientists and their families. Adults 20 to 35 years old, children 2 to 18 years old.

Also seeking Military Police types 18 to 30 years for reoccurring roles.

At least six Male Children 3 to 8 years old are needed for featured roles which require that they have their heads shaved. These boys will be paid Featured rates of 250.00 per day.

If this is you or somebody you know please send pictures and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

“And thanks Again New Mexico.” -Robert Baxter

New Mexico Film & Media Day Open Call and Call to Action

Posted by on February 3, 2014 | Comments Off on New Mexico Film & Media Day Open Call and Call to Action

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New Mexico Film & Media Day is just one week from today.

It is in those halls and at these events where the future of film legislation, economic development and film job talks take shape – GET INTO IT!

If you don’t remember the “Breaking Bad Bill” and how it impacts New Mexico productions here is a refresher.

New Mexico Film Champions never say die in fight to gain more productions.

Persevering efforts such as the support and passage of that bill are what keep the state’s film industry alive and healthy. Production benefits, amazing facilities and unparallelled talent & crew base are what continue to build New Mexico back up to its full potential as a global hot spot for film and media.

As soon as news of the “Breaking Bad Bill” flooded the nation’s industry wire, the local industry enjoyed an uptick of projects going from “pending” to a “go”, with series pilots and series runs such as “The Night Shift” and “Killer Women” putting New Mexicans back to work. More series and films are headed down the pike.

So let’s get ready and get behind the business of more business for New Mexico. #NMFilm support means more private sector jobs & industry growth!

Film & Media Day Open Casting Call for UPCOMING 2014 NEW MEXICO FILM PROJECTS INCLUDES – BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: Longmire Season 3, Hieroglyph, Good Kill, The Manhattan Project…scheduled as follows!

WHAT:
FILM AND MEDIA DAY CASTING CALL

WHEN:
MONDAY FEBRUARY 10th, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE:
State Land Auditorium
304 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501 ‎
Map/Directions

See the entire schedule of the day event’s here.

Big Television Prospect Rooted in NM’s World History

Posted by on September 10, 2013 | 5 comments

New Mexico Film Production Manhattan Television Series

Deadline Hollywood reports that WGN America has ordered a thirteen episode, scripted drama series called, Manhattan.

The show centers on the lives and lies of “brilliant but flawed scientists” during the secret 1940s military project to create the world’s first atomic bomb.

Manhattan will delve into dramatized happenings surrounding the portion of clandestine mission as it unfolded in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The project, originally based in New York, spawned facilities in Tennessee, Washington and New Mexico – where four weapons were produced; two of which, Little Boy and Fat Man, were used against Japan in August 1945. The Manhattan Project officially ended in 1946.

The series is set to premiere in the summer of 2014. Production is slated to begin this winter in… where else, New Mexico!

Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on December 4, 2014 | Comments Off on Today’s NM Film Fix

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GETTING INTO IT!

I worked background on THE NIGHT SHIFT w/ PAT, Art, Chris, Heidy, Dawn, Justin, Martin and all sorts of awesome NM Talent cast & crew! Directed by Jason Priestly, Steve and another guy…

There’s still time for YOU to get in on the NBC series (I’m looking at you Mrs. Swami Rob).

Email: extras@whiteturtlecasting.com
Include your height, weight, age, a clear current photo of yourself PLUS the year, make, model of your car. Also include and special skills or training you have, such as police, EMT, Military or Medical training/experience.

Networking:

Casting Coffee moving to Fans of Film Café on Yale/ Girard, Dec. 13, 11 am

The Casting Coffee Group is an informal group of people in the entertainment industry. We get together every other Saturday to share updates on what we’re working on, experiences and knowledge gained, and support each others’ projects in a spirit of generosity and camaraderie. We meet from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Albuquerque every other Saturday at The Fans of Film Café, at 504 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM.”

Join them to make new friends and experience a great networking opportunity! Watch for scheduling info here on Thursdays.

TRAINING:

“Act” Like a Cop training course at Sol Acting Academy – Sat Dec. 6
Actor/Director, Retired Deputy Sheriff – teaching Characterization and Tactical movement. Click here for more info.

Free Dance Classes – first two Saturdays of each month.
Free Beginner Country Western dance lesson
Saturday Dec 13, 6:30 PM
Dirty Bourbon

CASTING:

Auditions for a short film: Overland Casting in Santa Fe Dec. 14

Saturday Longmire & Manhattan Casting
+ all 13 episodes playing at Jean Cocteau Cinema, Saturday & Sunday. The weekend’s events also include a Casting Panel, a class on, “How blow stuff up & not yourself” -AND- hair & Makeup free pro headshots!

STILL FILMING – Scorch Trials (Gus Fringe), Dig, Night Shift…Messengers wrapping up – Santa Fe about to blow-up!

House of Cards filming NOW

SCOOP:

TINA FEY MOVIE Journalist memoir as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”

Orion Spacecraft launch at Kennedy Space Center, TODAY, will include a screening of the New Mexico film “Delivery From Earth”, by Santa Fe filmmaker who won just one of the avail. NM Film Foundation grants.

SUPERMAN – Deming/El Paso area, word is he’s heading…North.

Xanthe with actress/acting instructor, Lora Cunningham NEXT week. Big time agents from Mitchell Presley Talent Group the week after that!

Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on November 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Today’s NM Film Fix

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NETFLIX – get on it, find Longmire favorite it, rate it!!! MILLIONS OF FANS AND THOUSANDS OF NM FILMMAKERS PUT IN THE BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!

Related: The infamous “Breaking Bad Bill”

Santa Fe is ramping-up for some very big things, with Longmire headed back in the Spring as well as the acclaimed WGN hit Manhattan…event coming up to get in on BOTH

Santa Fe Film Festival – TUNE UP! December 5 – 7
CASTING Manhattan and Longmire, industry panels and special guests!!
Pilot Project, 25K filmmaking prize package – Final deadline December 1st

APB/NOW CASTING – A TELEVISION SHOW SEEKING MALE LATINOS
– 5′ 10″ OR TALLER
– MID TO LATE 20`s
– MUSCULAR

ALSO SEEKING TEEN MALE LATINOS
– 15-19 YRS OLD
– FLUENT IN SPANISH
– SKINNY BODY TYPE

**NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

If interested contact Kiira Arai Casting at kiiraaraicasting@yahoo.com or call Casting Assistant, Katie or Jessica at 505-227-2750

Click these links for ongoing filming in #ABQ: Scorch Trials, The Messengers, Night Shift, Dig, The Condemned 2

This weekend: UNM Student Film Festival
3rd Annual UNM Student Film Festival – ASUNM Southwest Film Center
Saturday Nov 22 6 – 8 p.m.

Rumors:

Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in FUN HOUSE a film based on a memoir that focuses on a war correspondent in Kabul, Afghanistan. The book follows her journey from being a fish out of water after first arriving, to writing stories about militants, while examining the promiscuous culture of war correspondents and the violence around them.

“Exit 147″ Taylor Kitsch, is set to play the villainous lead, as sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. A young father driving cross country to see his daughter is stopped by a sheriff at Exit 147, and it turns into a psychological game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. Shooting is expected to begin in April 2015.

House of cards shooting SF in December!?!?

Productions slated for New Mexico

Posted by on July 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Productions slated for New Mexico

Filming in New Mexico-Coming Soon

In addition to projects currently filming in NM a whole bevy of new productions are headed this way.

As “Blood Father” has wrapped and “Sicario” rolls on, two indie features are currently setting up shop in Albuquerque. As we told you here, “Bare” is set to get underway this week, while “Burning Bodhi” is in the middle of filming. Stay tuned for more info. on both – coming soon.

Meanwhile as “Lonmgire” 3 has wrapped, “Better Call Saul” 1 and 2 are in high (slow) gear, “Manhattan” 1 is winding down and “The Messengers” is getting set to resume; Two new comedy pilots are preparing to to shoot in New Mexico. Also in this broadcast we told you that the AMC comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is expected to shoot at Albuquerque Studios within weeks. And come this fall a dramatic comedy pilot for USA Network currently titled, Stanistan is also headed to Albuquerque.

Revere is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner. Stanistan follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.

Last week’s San Diego Comic Con was full of exciting reveals, announcements and sightings. One upcoming sci-fi thriller gaining buzz and building anticipation is the sci-fi thriller, “Maze Runner”. The biggest news on Maze at SDCC is that a sequel is already in the works…and guess where it’s expected to land. That’s right kids, while we’re waiting for the “Captain Fantastic” train, chew on the prospect of “The Maze Runner” becoming a big hit and get ready for its sequel to hit New Mexico’s bottom line!

Connect with The Maze Runner Online:
The Maze Runner | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

For more on what’s wrapped, in production and touted to shoot check back here, openly and often!

Get connected on Facebook & Twitter

Send your tips and star sightings to us at info[at]oneheadlightink.com

Today’s 94 Rock Film Fix

Posted by on June 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Today’s 94 Rock Film Fix

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“In a Valley of Violence” casting stand-ins for John Travolta, Ethan Hawke, etc. Filming mid – late July – check the roles out here!

Last Chances for Longmire – getting ready to wrap within the next couple of weeks – season three currently airing on A&E on Monday nights – Construction worker types that own pickup trucks robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

Blood Father Looking for a 5’5″ to 5’6″ strawberry blond or redhead female stand in for tonight and tomorrow night. Email a photo with sizes and PHONE NUMBER to egabel[at]msn.com.

Sicario looking for hispanic children to shoot a scene with Benicio del Toro…click here!

Better Call Saul is looking for Female & Male African Americans for upcoming scenes. Email, name, contact number, current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability & where you live extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com – will wrap up quick and premiere on AMC in November.

On Tuesday nights tune in to The Night Shift on NBC – pulling in ratings

Extended trailer for Frontera and Manhattan now available…

Big, Huge NEWS!
NM Film Foundation announced annual filmmakers grant provided by George RR Martin. Sci-fi, Fantasy genres. 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script. Information for submissions will be available on June 14 2014. Grant competition runs through September.

Support local economy…with film tourism!
Breaking Bad Fest – for Fans by Fans! Coming this November! GREAT FOR ABQ

Saturday, June 21 The best short films of the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival will screen at the 4 to 10:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Railyards’ in the first Yards Craft Beer solstice celebration of 20 New Mexico craft breweries.

Call for entries Taos Shortz Film Fest are NOW OPEN!
http://www.taosshortz.com/

TV series, “The Messengers” and “Hieroglyph” coming back to New Mexico to film this Summer…along with feature film, “Captain Fantastic”coming in August!

Today’s NM Film Fix on 94 ROCK

Posted by on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Today’s NM Film Fix on 94 ROCK

Better Call Saul “Officially” Announced:

White Turtle Casting is looking for Cars 2002 and older & casting types Asian women (Vietnamese and Korean), skateboarders and cyclists click here.

Betsy Brandt coming back to New Mexico

Reality show, “THE PRODUCER”, ramping-up to shoot 13 episodes of the vocal competition show – get in on it here.

LONGMIRE SHOOTING MAY 20th THRU WEDNESDAY MAY 28th.

NOW casting the following:

3 – young Men 1-6 year old 1-9 year old( Brothers) and 1-13 year old.

15 – Adults 10 – Men (mechanically inclined) and 5 – Women 20 years old to 45 years old

1 – Couple 55 years old to work on set as a Survivalist type compound – This is a reoccurring role that requires availability the full week.

Off-roading Trail capable SUV’s, lifted Trucks, and Camper Vans. If you know someone or own a vehicle matching this description submit a photo of the vehicle and yourself.

Photo double for Michael Mosley (Vic’s husband) , 5’11” 170lbs to be on set in the compound scene. If this is you or somebody you know please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

Robert Baxter is also casting MANHATTAN FOR THURSDAY MAY 22nd:

12 – YOUNG LADIES BETWEEN 12 AND 16 YEARS OLD.
1940 GIRL SCOUTS.

Send submissions to:
robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com

STILL NEEDED: Spanish speaking boy for MAJOR FEATURE FILM, SICARIO, starring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro – apply here!

48 hour film project

Great for networking

Excellent resume builder

GET INTO IT HERE!

IF you haven’t yet…check out the pics of Mel Gibson in New Mexico. He’s here now filming, “Blood Father”. See the pics on our Twitter page, here.

Listen to the whole 94 Rock Morning Show here!

New Mexico Film – Word From Your Governor

Posted by on October 12, 2011 | 2 comments

TMZ OHI has obtained a copy of the letter drafted straight from the top of New Mexico State Government, inviting film and television productions to bring their projects here.

Being the fount of useless opinion that I am, I have to interject that film like enchiladas, New Mexico simply does better, and supplemental to this letter, maybe a NM goods gift bag, and demo reel would better serve this campaign.

But I defer to more intelligent, actual journalists who have pointed out here that most importantly omitted from this letter is an explanation or breakdown of the new, “bewildering” film incentive rebate structure (maybe it’s in an attachment).

Perhaps better than any paper attachment, armed with the letter NM’s Own Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis did recently trek to Los Angeles to meet with top film and television studio execs (next time also take chile).

We are assured that YOUR New Mexico Film Office Director and his team, under New Mexico’s Economic Development Department, are working for you in capably and fully representing the state’s best interests to bring film jobs and revenue home. Here in a clip from the NM Film Works radio program are Maniatis and NM Filmmakers Program Director, Trish Lopez explaining in detail the changes to the New Mexico Film Incentive Program.

With other states (NC, LA, TX, UT, GA) clamoring for and hammering out deals to the North, South, left and right of us, we better have barrels loaded and be at the ready to bring it full board to ensure we back our leadership in achieving “ongoing success” in New Mexico Film.

As evidenced by continual coverage in the national and international media, the world is watching New Mexico as a strong presence and contender in film production.

Pictured and transcribed here for all the world to see is the Governor’s letter to “Hollywood”. Below see the recent story featured in industry “bible”, Variety on top New Mexico studios.

The three-point punch here is that leadership is backing the industry, our top state film representative has put out the open call and YOU (statewide studios, talent, crews, youth & workforce training, local businesses, et al) are poised to put an everlasting shine on New Mexico Film. Get into it!

Dear Production Executives,

New Mexico like many states has been tasked with bringing certainty and predictability to its budgetary process under difficult economic time. New Mexico’s film incentive program was recently re- with great effort to maintain its success while balancing the needs of our state. I am happy with the compromise made during this past legislative session and I support the continued growth of the industry and the creation of more job opportunities for New Mexicans.

We continue to offer one of the most competitive industry incentive packages in the United States.In addition to the film incentives our job training program and low interest film loans are available for productions shooting in our state.

Our exceptional and experienced crew base is the largest between coasts. New Mexico currently has five studios containing 14 sound stages and over 200 film-related businesses including post production facilities. Direct flights from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to Los Angeles are just another convenience for studio productions.

With over 300 days of sunshine annually, New Mexico [insures] some of the most [awe]-inspiring and diverse landscapes in the world. We have a film-friendly community [network] throughout the state and a dedicated film office whose staff will assist your production through its [entirety].

This industry is a very important sector of our state and I am committed to its ongoing success. I look forward to working together in bringing your next production to New Mexico.

Sincerely,

Susana Martinez
Governor

By Kathy A. McDonald from the cyber pages of Variety:

Santa Fe Studios
Built by producers for producers. That’s how CEO Lance Hool describes the [now] completed Santa Fe Studios. Two 18,000-square-foot adjoining soundstages are the principal elements of phase one of the project that also includes 26,000 square-foot of adjacent office and support space. Located on a 65-acre campus 15 minutes from central Santa Fe, the facilities boast state-of-the-art specs.

Tech highlights include 40-foot ceilings and acoustic design by Bastien and Associates Architecture, which lists Manhattan Beach Studios and Los Angeles Center Studios are among its credits. Hool expects Santa Fe Studios to open in the fall; negotiations are ongoing for the inaugural pic, as well as a camera house and grip and electric tenants.

Since Santa Fe Studios’ inception five years ago, much has improved in the area, says Hool: the local crew base has expanded significantly, and daily flights are available directly into Santa Fe from Los Angeles. Shuttling of above-the-line talent is kept to a minimum as most opt for digs in Santa Fe.

Other notable features: Pueblo-style architecture that echoes Santa Fe’s Native American heritage as well as eco-efforts, including a water catchment system and native plant/drought tolerant landscaping.

Albuquerque Studios
A stone’s throw from the airport, Albuquerque Studios is the state’s major purpose-built facility with eight full-service soundstages; the largest four are 24,000 square-foot each with heights up to 55 feet. Adjacent stages can be combined for more space as needed. A one-stop shop offering everything from grip and lighting to production trailer rentals to camera packages, the facility currently houses “The Avengers” and “Breaking Bad.”

Garson Studios
Located on the Santa Fe U. of Art and Design’s campus, Garson Studios (founded by thesp Greer Garson) recently made major upgrades including new HVAC. Stage A is 14,000 square-foot with a permanent greenscreen cyc. Smaller Stage B (7,500 sq. ft.) is used for both production and prep. Production office space is adjacent. More than 30 films in 20 years have used facility, most recently “Bless Me, Ultima,” “Cowboys & Aliens” and “Paul.”

Fulcrum Building (Rio Rancho, New Mexico)
Seeing potential in the defunct manufacturing plant, Lionsgate took over the converted facility for both its “Wildfire” and “Crash” skeins. Two soundstage-type spaces (50,400 and 63,000 square-foot) with 30-foot ceilings are the draw, plus 25,000 sq. ft. of adjacent office space. Colin Firth starrer “Gambit” recently booked it for greenscreen work.
Contact info: Brian Anderson, Roger Cox & Assoc., 505-379-6030

I-25 Studios
A former microchip processing plant, I-25 Studios consists of 505,000 sq. ft. on 60 acres. The largest soundstage is 29,000 square-foot with a 21-foot height. Utilized as home base for USA’s “In Plain Sight” for four seasons, the location has since hosted an unnamed TNT pilot, “Breaking Bad” and a Dolce & Gabbana spot featuring Scarlett Johansson. In October, three new soundstages and additional base camp space will double production capacity.

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Avengers Through September

Posted by on April 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Avengers Through September

While we’re learning but scant tidbits from the intense media coverage of Marvel’s Avengers, currently in production here in NM, such as how Mark Ruffalo will achieve the Hulk Bulk, that Captain America will get a new costume for this side of the pond, that Thor says expect tension, and what the character set chairs look like…

The latest in supplementary casting news is as follows from FeatureFilmCasting.com:

Walt Disney co-owned Marvel Studios has begun production on the superhero blockbuster film “Marvel’s The Avengers”. There will be ongoing casting for day players, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in Albuquerque, Cleveland, and New York City throughout the entire production which will run through September 2010.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

Based on the hugely successful Marvel comic book series, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009. The studio’s plan for “Marvel’s The Avengers” is so enterprising that many of the starring actors involved in these recent Marvel superhero pictures have been signed with options for as many as nine films.

Shooting is taking place at Albuquerque Studios, and will also take place at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York, and at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York City. Set construction at Steiner Studios is slated to begin in November and the production is expected to use the facility for months. There will be 2 months of filming in Cleveland, Ohio where over 2,000 extras are expected to be cast.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights for “Marvel’s The Avengers” from Paramount for $115 million in a deal which also included Iron Man 3. “Marvel’s The Avengers” is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 4, 2012.
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