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Three Day Film Jobs Events Help New Mexicans Break Into Film Business

Posted by on November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Three Day Film Jobs Events Help New Mexicans Break Into Film Business


Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s film industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican filmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.

The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s film industry decision makers.


WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.

WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)


The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a raffle of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.

December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.

“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of film industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs film has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”

In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.

For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102

Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Office to explain New Mexico’s film industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.

The day will finish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafefilmfestival.com.

December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for film.

All proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non profit organization.

Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafefilmfestival.com.

Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 | One comment

          via Film Licoln County, NM

As promised the first of several Town Hall Meetings by The New Mexico Film Office, headed by Nick Maniatis are set to start next month!

Appropriately “Hollywood, NM” will serve as host to one of these upcoming meetings:

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Film Office today announced a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled to take place across the state, beginning with Southern New Mexico in October. Director Nick Maniatis will discuss the state of the New Mexico film industry – including an update about the 2011 legislation, the outlook going forward, and opportunities and training available to New Mexicans. The meetings are also intended to provide an open forum for the new Director to learn about educational programs, film related businesses, and issues of concern for each community. The Town Halls are free and open to all, including students, local filmmakers, businesses and the general public.

The first three Town Hall meetings will take place October 17, 18 and 19 in Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Roswell, respectively. The NM Film Office will take questions from the audience and will collaborate with local chambers of commerce and schools in conducting these events.

“We are working to make sure that New Mexicans across the state have a chance to be a part of this exciting and growing industry,” said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office. “Through these town halls, we are reaching out to residents around New Mexico to create a dialogue about how we can help each other in representing our communities.”

The first series of these meetings will take place as follows:

LAS CRUCES: Monday, October 17th – 6:30pm
Doña Ana Community College Auditorium
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 880012
Contact: Matthew Byrnes at mbyrnes@nmsu.edu

RUIDOSO: Tuesday, October 18th – 6:30pm
Spencer Theatre
108 Spencer Rd.
Alto, NM 88312
(575) 336-4800
Contact: Dirk Norris at dirk@dirknorris.com

ROSWELL: Wednesday, October 19th – 5:30pm

Roswell Chamber of Commerce
131 West 2nd Street
Roswell, NM 88201-4703
Contact: Kathleen Curtis at kathleen@roswellnm.org | (575) 623-5695
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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!

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¡Madre del Nuevo Fuego New Mexico!

Posted by on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off on ¡Madre del Nuevo Fuego New Mexico!

Three shinning stars of the New Mexico Entertainment Industry are now housed under one proverbial roof – Fireborn Films will join Nuevowood TV at Albuquerque’s I-25 Studios (Terminator Salvation, In Plain Sight, MacGruber, The Eye)!

The partnership between Fireborn Films and Nuevowod TV links the all inclusive film production and performing arts resource company with New Mexico’s Own high energy entertainment news show!

The combustion is sure to be seen from OUTER SPACE and broadens the reach of New Mexico’s already brightly burning fire in Entertainment!

The WORLD is watching Nuevo Mexico – that means YOU my darlings, and this is a pretty partnership that puts more mega behind our watts!

Get-in on the happs and opps with this dynamic trio!

Nuevowood, Fireborn Films, I-25 Studios

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After The After After Party

Posted by on November 17, 2010 | 3 comments

In the paraphrased words of the late great Ed Sullivan, it was a really, really big show!

If you weren’t at the taping of NM’s Own Late Night Talk Show The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada you missed some of the funniest, most entertaining moments of the year!

In short the audience was the MAN, the sixth man that is, but it wasn’t a tough task because from start to finish SMQ held the crowd in that endearing & engaging way he wields his HIGHlarity. The original and actual members of the Quezada family led the chain of adorable supporting the King of Hommywood in this next great, big step in his entertaiNMent career! (Mama Quezada was too presh for words)

The newest honorary Quezadas include the astounding James Douglas Show who simply brought down the house with every single beat – and I kid you not, brought the goose bumps along with the can’t-help-but-shake your booty funkification!

This production is truly a sample of New Mexico’s finest – the professional, largely volunteer crew, students, performers and guests really brought their A-game as a community, it doesn’t get more feel-good fun than that.

If you’re up for some feel-good, funky, hilarious, goodness YOU too still have a chance to catch some up-coming shows LIVE. Keep-up with all the updates & announcements right here on the show’s official Facebook page AND most definitely pick-up the James Douglas Show’s music here, here or here in the meantime.

Be a part of NM history, join the familia, and don’t miss another live show!

The premiere episode of The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada airs Friday November 26 at 2 a.m. on the CW.

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¡Acción! Capital City NM Show

Posted by on November 8, 2010 | 2 comments

Lights, camera, ESPECTACULAR! The global hit that is The Santa Fe TV Show is celebrating their 1 year anniversary by doing what they do best – shinning the world famous light of the City Different on NM talent…Have you got the stuff New Mexico? Get featured…

From the Producer:

For our 1-year show, we need something fun, vibrant, artistic, and unique. So for our show we need dancers, singers, artists, or someone with a COOL and unique talent or business (chefs, DJs, tattoo artists, etc.) Email headshot and bio to santafetvshow@yahoo.com and state why you’d like to be in this very special episode.

This is a chance to be featured on our 1-year anniversary episode with exposure to 200,000 viewers–all over the world. Filming will begin next week and the show will premier Dec 11, 2010!!!!

Angelie Gamboa, Producer

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Santa Ana Star Search

Posted by on November 7, 2010 | 2 comments
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Before Biebs was The Biebs, Halle was Halle, Conan was Coco, Stacy was Fergie, Marshall was Em’, Ripa was “& Kelly”, Britney was Brit Brit, and Zoe was Chupacabra they were all just shooting for the stars…

Auditions for Santa Ana Star Search have officially started! Submit your entry and performance video at SantaAnaStarSearch.com. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Tuesday January 11th, 2011. Tell all your friends! $10K and a talent contract are at stake!

Do you have what it takes to be famous?
Put your talent to the test to WIN $10,000 and a development contract!

Are you a talented singer, dancer or instrumentalist looking for a way to break into the big time and become a famous entertainer?

The Santa Ana Star Search could be your chance of a lifetime! On March 12th, 2011 one talented performer will be chosen at Santa Ana Star Casino to WIN a $10,000 prize PLUS a talent development contract.

Visit santaanastarsearch.com to enter the Santa Ana Star Search now!

…But Prince was Prince B4 anyone was ever born so don’t even try to touch this!

You may now wipe away that tear in your eye Hesh.

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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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¡Esta es la noche!

Posted by on October 8, 2010 | One comment

Finally it’s time…

A Historic Night of New Mexico’s Film History & Future

Click here for a Message From Bob Nuchow, Producer

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Hollywood, New Mexico Adjacent

Posted by on September 20, 2010 | One comment

Film in Lincoln County – filmlcnm.org

There actually is a Hollywood, NM. Nestled between the Lincoln National Forrest, Ruidoso and Cloudcroft you’ll find Hollywood 88345- and we’re primed & at the ready for YOUR NM Productions.

One of our great state’s candidates for Gov. come Nov. may not be so ready to aknowledge & maintain N. Mex as a leader in North American film production but Double, double toil and trouble be damned (or at least not be elected post-primary) because from So. Nem. to N. 25 and everywhere in-between we say, GO NEW MEXICO!

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Lemonade Upgrades

Posted by on September 15, 2010 | 6 comments

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

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They’re Heeeere!

Posted by on September 4, 2010 | 4 comments

Thx. Kristelle

Or they’re coming anyway and looking to hire from within. We’re all for creating more work for natives, HOWEVER…

Ahhemm, incoming madame Governess perhaps t’is time to look into what/how this shall be regulated. Oui? Ou non?

Personally I’ve long been awaiting it as an inevitability, torn between the positive exposure of our great state, preserving the privacy and integrity of our home grown productions and the possibility of spawning the pure evil, sprung from photog seeking/feeding media wh-ores.

We’ve said it before – there will eventually be the need for regulation here as in the Governator’s state – better sooner than later? Chime in & chime up NM.

and p.s. before you call me out for calling the kettle a big ol’ bag of pot…click

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Posted by on August 31, 2010 | One comment

Sheryl Roberts Casting (The Dry Land, Crash, In Plain Sight) is casting the feature film (allegedly titled) “Psyche” (sounds like a code name to me…)

What: PAID ROLES in this NON-UNION film.

Who: Specific looking types. Previous acting experience is not necessary.

“If you feel you look right for a part, please submit.

We are looking for people with a strong desire to play the role. Our coaches will work with you.

The film will premiere at the Century Rio 24 Theater in Albuquerque. Every actor will receive a DVD and will have their credit listed.

When: Starting September 3rd. Locations are in and around Albuquerque. We will make arrangements to film children on the weekend.

Send your Pictures/Headshots to Jennifer at:
laschicas003@hotmail.com ASAP!!!!

Kindly specify which part you are submitting for.

WE ARE CASTING IMMEDIATELY!!! Shooting dates have been moved up!!!”
– Sheryl Roberts Casting

According to the New Mexico Film Office the following roles are casting NOW:

Josephine’s Mother (age 45-50) – Prefer Boston accent, possibly New York, dark hair and dark eyes.

Peter* (age 6)- Caucasian, light blue eyes, dirty blond/light brown hair. Always blamed for everything.

Peter’s brother* (age 9-10) – Caucasian, Light blue eyes, can have darker brown hair. Picks on Peter and always wants the attention.

Read on… » Read the full post

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NM Goes on at the Emmys

Posted by on August 30, 2010 | 3 comments

Toni Collette did not take home a statue this year but was awarded the Emmy last year for lead actress in a drama series for the United States of Tara (Edie Falco got the award this year for Nurse Jackie). Collette is currently in town filming Fright Night.

Resident designer, part time director and “rancher” Tom Ford dressed the event’s host, Jimmy Fallon among other nominees, winners and presenters.

Temporary New Mexican Joan Allen, was up for lead actress in her NM film Georgia O’Keeffe which was nominated for Best TV Movie, Art Direction, Best Casting, Best Directing, Best Hairstyling, Best Makeup, Best Music Composition and Best Costumes. – HELLO!

Local actor Eric Martinez of NM’s ABC series’ In Plain Sight, Scoundrels (and much more) was on the carpet with our focus of the night Steven Michael Quezada.

You memmer him, he and his gorgeous familia – who shared their awesome pics with all of us. Oh of course you know his name…as does THREE time consecutive winner for lead actor in a drama series Bryan (standing ovation from TOM HANKS) Cranston!!! (as heard above)

For more…read on
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Wilde On Santa Fe

Posted by on August 30, 2010 | 5 comments

With a blog post almost as vast and colorful as our NM vistas, actress Olivia Wilde waxes romantic over the beauty and goodness of our capital city.

The Cowboys and Aliens star regularly tweeted little glimpses of her observations and experiences these many months of filming in the Land of Enchantment and she bids us adieu in this quaint novella where she wraps with:

“I have really enjoyed my experience in Santa Fe, and there is so much more I could write about (maybe I will) but for now, consider this a love letter to the above mentioned ingredients to my happy summer in my latest home away from home.”

Thank you Miss Wilde for the love letter that leaves us so much warmer and fuzzier than the the online morning after cab fair on the nightstand that is a Tweety-bye-bye.

Don’t forget to join our quest to get the likes of Cowboys back to NM for a local premiere gala!

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Loved and Lost in NM

Posted by on August 27, 2010 | 7 comments

We welcome you with open arms, glorious vistas and major incentives…Bring your premiere galas and events to the land that holds you so dear! ‘LIKE’ this page…it worked for the Great White Betty! Let’s go New Mexico!

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Ummmm, HELLO!

Posted by on August 25, 2010 | 4 comments

Ummmmm okay, so WWE makes movies – I did not know this. And it looks like before this hawt former wrestler hits the city otro vendrá…

WWE’s latest production, currently titled Blood Brothers is slated for a 2012 release. The movie is set to shoot in the Q starting in early October. Woot!

John Cena (uh, humina humina, above) will star in the story of three brothers, a Police Officer (Cena), a Bail Bondsman and a thief seeking a reward the FBI has offered for the return of a kidnapped American billionaire being held in a Mexican dungeon (because we play that and the apocalypse so well).

The PW Insider exclusively reports that this is the first WWE film…that has not been shot in New Orleans (one of our top competitors in film production).

As always more deets to follow, ollow, ollow…

Here’s the cute, muscley goodness on hosting duty at TMZ just a few weeks ago: (¡Bienvenida a Albuquerque!)

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Foxy Rox

Posted by on August 7, 2010 | One comment

I had to look long and hard (pi) to find a pic that didn’t look like a Vivid cover shot (I almost had to resort to a pic of her hobbit-like thumb, because she just can’t get away with looking like that all over!), to accompany this very serious post to declare that try I as I might to resist her I have fallen for the Fox. I now stand with Mickey?!?

Rather than spending her time trying to come-up with a deliciously stoopid sex tape name, rehab stint, lesbian faux-mance etc., etc., Megan Fox remains a steadfast star.

From a graceful exit from x-formers, to the best APS applicable PSA I’ve ever seen to her charitable donations left and right, I must now take stock in those whose opinions I value in the anyway and join ’em in their love of the Fox.

This story of how the young actress recently donated her pay from a video shoot to a domestic violence shelter won’t get one one-millionth of the play racist, misogynistic, tyrannical rage or Ambien laced whore-mongering garners these days, but I hope you’ll spread the word and awareness about getting out, standing-up and stopping the violence til it’s as prevalent as the the oh-so steamy pics of the little miss turned Mrs. above.

Come back soon…NM misses you esp. Mugs & BSM!

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Much Ado About

Posted by on August 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Much Ado About

WOW…is all there is left to say when this:

…becomes this.

Has got to be a true testament to his….you fill in the blank.

Tags: Adam Lambert, Glam Nation


Full Glam Alert

Posted by on August 2, 2010 | One comment

Sometime today, somewhere in NY the head of my Beloved may explode when two very pretty worlds collide in NM.

Glam Alert is in full effect in the Q as two of the prettiest boys in Music and Film are together in “Hommywood” (as coined by SMQ).

Respectively, each is here to work but they are slated to meet-up at some point. That point being where hair gel meets eyeliner at the corner of brooding and smoldering.

Tags: Adam Lambert, Colin Farrell

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