The pizza flip and flop heard round the world is headed toward extinction!
Baddies across the globe better move quick if they want to get their very own, authentic Venezia’s pizza box. The super sized pie made famous by Breaking Bad’s Walter White will soon become “Gino’s Pizza”.
A few weeks ago a whisper came in to the OHI inbox speculating that SONY/AMC may have purchased the now iconic name and logo from the local eatery. But a call to Walter White’s area Venezia’s this morning yielded a giggling, “no” from a staffer – who also said, “I think we’re just getting new owners…”
The name change has been confirmed per the latest #ABQ area val-pak paper coupon mailer, which states right up top, “New Name Coming Soon: Venezia’s Pizzeria Will Become Gino’s Pizza – Same Owner, Same Great Food And Pizza”.
Ciao Venezia’s, bienvenidos Gino’s!
And before we have to say a Bad bye, here’s their website and here’s your own Valpak coupon for Venezia’s. You’re welcome.
We Have reached the last episode of the ABC series KILLER WOMEN. Our goal is to make this the best episode of season one. We are looking for approximately 100 Extras to play the roles of DEA Agents, Paramedics, Police Officers, Coroners, Forensics team.
On Thursday Emmy award winner Aaron Paul tweeted out a subtle message about returning to Albuquerque and teased with a general inquiry about who might like to join him for a Breaking Bad tour!
As of today Paul has garnered over 13,000 favorites and 6,000 re-tweets on the comment which was stamped with a Stay Kind hashtag – leading this blogette to believe that the star may be planning some sort of benefit for his stunning bride’s Kind CampaignAll.
Breaking Bad and its fans are no stranger to fund raising for the greater good as the cast and crew were well known for around town, here, here, here and here.
All of which have lent to inspiring some charitable efforts by many Breaking Bad super fans, including our very own raffle and the Walter White Memorial Tribute event that raised over $20K to directly aid Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless!
Looks like Bad will continue to do good for many, many years to come!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – ONLINE CASTING CALL FOR WORK MONDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
From Robert Baxter Casting:
Casting Call for Monday November 18th shoot – 100 people needed to work as Extras on the set of Killer Women in a Bomb scene to play the roles of Bomb Techs, EMTs, News Crew, Sheriffs, Detectives and onlookers.
If you have not been on set with this TV Series, here is a great opportunity to see what an Amazing Cast and Crew these folks are to work with.
IGN has a killer interview with the man who would be Saul Goodman; in it Bob Odenkirk talks his method and his vision for handling the fast approaching revival of Breaking Bad’s savvy, silly, and sometimes sinister criminal lawyer.
Word on the street in the Q is that whether standing-in for Nebraska or any place else, New Mexico will again be the backdrop and location of the upcoming spin-off series.
Speaking of Breaking Bad in the streets, OHI Reader R.W. writes:
“We want ed to come visit Albuquerque in December for our vacation and visit some of the BB sites. Is there anybody we can contact about this?”
Boy, is there ever! Here are some resources to check out before your visit:
In the meantime, here’s our friend Trixie ConQueso, NM performer extraordinaire – who just so happens to be tailor made to play busty blonde sidekick to Odenkirk’s Saul like no other could – with her rendition of what could be a helluva sexy theme song for the yet to be titled Saul Goodman show!
The Latino laden New Mexico production of ABC’s Killer Women is just beginning to get the hype it’s due.
The midseason prime-time drama is executive produced by Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
The show is the English language revamp of the Spanish novela Mujeres Asesinas, a Latin American series, originally aired in 2005, which was an adaptation of Marisa Grinstein’s trilogy of the same title, based on true stories of Argentine women driven to murder by various forms of abuse.
Latin World Entertainment, helmed by Vergara – the highest paid woman on television, sold the series about the complex world of Texas Rangers to ABC last year. Co-produced by Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly Betty), the script adaptation was written by Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven, The Playboy Club).
Vergara is using her success to create opportunities for other Latinos who want to make it in Hollywood. Killer Women stars lead actors Alex Fernandez and Martina Milans, and also features multiple Latino actors in various episodes.
In September Vergara told Agencia Efe, of Fox News Latino, “It makes me very proud to be Latino, today and always. Although now Latinos, the culture and everything Hispanic is getting more fashionable, the reality is that we know that being Latino, having those values of family, unity, working ability, delight in moving forward and that joy that identifies us, it’s something divine. It’s an honor, a privilege for me to be Latino,”
On Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 9pm at Art Bar by Catalyst Club (119 Gold St. SW) nationally recognized social commentarist, satirist and comedian Jamie Kilstein will bring his brand of politically irreverent comedy to Albuquerque. Jamie Kilstein will headline a fundraiser for the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program (a nonprofit) as they gear up to select the 2nd Poet Laureate of Albuquerque in April of 2014.
Kilstein has been seen on The Conan O’Brien show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, MSNBC’s Up with Chris, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Showtimes The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East.
He co-hosts Citizen Radio with his partner Allison Kilkenny (The Nation, Huffington Post, Counterpunch & Alternet), a national podcast which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams. He and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes”. He was a Timeout Chicago, Sydney, New York and London’s Critics Pick. He has played the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House and opened for Bad Religion.
A former slam (performance) poet himself, Kilstein perform a headliner set at a $30/person fundraiser for the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program that will feature an Albuquerque politics Daily Show-esque comedy sketch by local writers, poetry by funnyman poet Rich Boucher, and a dance party afterwards in the Art Bar by Catalyst Club (a bar nonprofit with a mission to support the creative economy in Albuquerque). Tickets can be purchased here.
Many elected officials and political luminaries are expected to be in attendance at this event to support the funding of the poet laureate position in Albuquerque for the second two-year term.
In the year of our Constitution, 1787, our country was already over 150 years into the practice of creating FREE & CHEAP laborers for life. And in 1786, printers in our then capital of Philadelphia conducted the first successful strike for increased wages.
Over a hundred years later, in 1902 a former dressmaker and schoolteacher known simply as Mother Jones would be called “the most dangerous woman in America.”
And over a hundred years to now, we still have a long way to go in a country that democratically elects leaders who genuinely believe that underpaid teachers (and their unions) are the biggest threat to our future. – HB
The very first unions in America
Were brought here by boat
Broken by back
And a bogeyman economy
Do the trick
The only thing scarier
Is losing it
Even the House
Can come together
Divide and conquer
Give us power
But not position
Give us personnel
But not privilege
Give us responsibility
But not rights
Buzz around town a few weeks ago was all about Eriq La Salle sightings in the Q. Leading cast and NM crew were were privy to La Salle’s objective on set, which was apparently to whip them all into shape!
The ER actor was hard at work at Albuquerque Studios directing a “wicked bloody” episode of the new NBC drama The Night Shift.
La Salle, an accomplished actor, director, writer and producer, recently added author to his resume with his first dark thriller, “Laws of Depravity”. Check it out here, where Amazon his this to say about him:
Actor/director Eriq La Salle is best known to worldwide television audiences for his award-winning portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton on the critically acclaimed and history-making medical drama ER. Educated at Juilliard and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, La Salle’s credits range from Broadway to film roles opposite Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America” and Robin Williams in “One Hour Photo.” He has also become a sought-after director, taking the helm for HBO and several episodics including Law & Order, CSI: New York and A Gifted Man, while maintaining a still prolific acting career. This year he marks the beginning of the third element of his triple-threat career with the publication this summer of his first book in a trilogy, the page-turning thriller Laws of Depravity.
The highly anticipated New Mexico production of NBC’s new drama The Night Shift is due to air in the 2013/2014 season!
Here are a few pics of La Salle, on set in NM, and with local actor Jackamoe Buzzell.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – October, 21, 2013 – Vernon’s Steakhouse and organizers of the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends including Jackamoe Buzzell, oneheadlightink.com, Joliesse Chocolates, The Achievement Gallery, and the committed staff from Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH), and Albuquerque Community Foundation would like to announce a change of location for the Walter White headstone and burial vault.
In response to the petition started by Manuel Montano and views shared by others with concerns over the fictitious grave and headstone at Sunset Memorial Park, it is been decided that a different location would be in the best interest all involved. Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states, “It was never our intention to disrespect those who are buried at Sunset Memorial Park or cause pain to their families. We created the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends as a way to have a positive impact on the community and help those who are negatively impacted by the terrible effects of drug addiction and homelessness. We greatly apologize to anyone who was offended, and want to ensure that the focus remains on the amazing work that Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless does in our community. I contacted Mr. Montano earlier today to apologize and to let him know of our intention to relocate the headstone and burial vault.”
The headstone was never set in the ground at Sunset Memorial Park, and its final resting place will now be at the Village Shops at Los Ranchos, the home of Vernon’s Steakhouse and Joliesse Chocolates. The organizers are working with Sunset Memorial Park to create a memorial on the Walter White burial plot for homeless people who have lost their lives.
The Walter White Funeral and Final Amends was a great success raising tens of thousands of dollars going to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefitting AHCH. The video of the Funeral and Final Amends will soon be available for viewing through a link on the Walter White Funeral website www.walterwhitefuneral.org.
Fans of the show can still purchase bracelets, put their name on the tombstone, or make donations online. By doing so one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and assisting in the effort to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. Their purchase or donation will help raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need it most.
Here are the ways the public can contribute:
Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 plus S & H Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Name on Walter White Tombstone: $2,000 Your name, or business name on the Walter White tombstone. Includes two custom baby blue silicone bracelets imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Fans can also bid on a painting by Vernon’s resident artist Gabriel Ballantine, which depicts the various faces of Walter White. The painting is being shown at Vernon’s Steakhouse. Starting bids will begin at $5,000.
The owner of the two Yukons, riddled with bullet holes, used in the filming of Breaking Bad and that drove in the Funeral procession has also committed to donating half of the sale price to the cause. Contact Bill Stevens at Bill Steven’s Auto Sales located at 4227 4th St. NW, 505.344.0447.
UPDATE 10/18/13: The date has been changed to November 9th.
YOUTH ACTORS INTENSIVE with Marie McMaster SATURDAY, November 2nd in Albuquerque, NM.
Next to her own casting director credits on numerous local projects, Marie has also worked as a casting associate with Jo Edna Boldin for over 11 years. Credits include…
La Vida Robot
Jane Got A Gun
The Lone Ranger
No Country for Old Men
The Spy Next Door
Employee of the Month
Lone Survivor and many more.
This workshop is for young actors 12-18 who are excited to jump in to the booming NM film industry.
We will cover… How to get started in the film industry Making a role ‘your own’ Audition do’s and don’t's Nailing a ‘cold read’ taking direction and the importance of doing so and most importantly for the youngsters- FOCUS!
Class size is limited.
Class will be held November 2nd (location will be sent out upon confirmation) 10am-4pm (3:30-4pm time slot is for PARENTS and children, here we will cover HOW TO get started and what it takes.)
$90/student with lunch included.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
On Saturday October 19, 2013, beginning with a procession near the location where Walter White met his fate on 2nd & Los Ranchos in Albuquerque, New Mexico…
Walter White mourners are invited to attend a final farewell to the man, the myth and the legend, at his final resting place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Services will take place at Sunset Memorial Park at 4:30pm. Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers will deliver the eulogy. The Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White funeral reception starts at 8:00pm. Attendance at both the funeral service and reception require payment with all proceeds going to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s Steakhouse states, “This is an enormous opportunity for the Albuquerque community to benefit again from the worldwide phenomenon of Breaking Bad. With this event and the creation of the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Walter White’s legacy and final amends will have a positive impact on Albuquerque for many years to come.”
By participating in these events, in person and/or by purchasing items or making donations online, one is contributing to the awareness and prevention of the hardships afflicting so many in our City and contributing to the effort to help end it while ensuring a piece of the tumultuous, yet valuable legacy that Walter White leaves behind. It is hoped that the event will raise much needed funds to secure substance abuse services to people in Albuquerque who need them most. Here are some of the ways that the public can contribute:
Walter White Bracelets: $10.00 (plus S&H on national and international orders) Custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
Walter White Funeral Ticket and Bracelet: $20.00 Includes entrance to the funeral and a handful of earth to help bury Walter White, plus a custom baby blue silicone bracelet imprinted with Walter White’s name.
“Walter White has brought awareness to [Breaking Bad] viewers about the problems associated with drug abuse and homelessness. If his death can generate financial donations to combat drug abuse and homelessness in Bernalillo County, then Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is a well deserving recipient of those proceeds” said Sheriff Dan Houston of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Departments.
AHCH works with more than 7,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness every year – including those who are struggling with severe mental health and/or substance use disorders, as well as other illnesses.
According to Loyola Digital Advertising, the ad slots during the Breaking Bad finale cost anywhere from $300,000-$400,000 for a thirty-second time slot. For Albuquerque Heath Care for the Homeless, that amount of money would provide 12-months of free substance abuse services to approximately 70 people. The 12-months of care includes monthly medical clinic visits, monthly or more case manager visits, integrated behavioral health, and full dental care, as needed.
To learn more about the cause and the services, join us for a press conference at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 17th at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, 1217 1st St., NW, on the corner of 1st & Menaul.
Starts Friday at Laru Ni Hatu Cafe 3413 Central with a “Meet the Filmmaker” Reception from 5:00-6:30. the films begin at 7 pm., and continue Saturday and Sunday at the Guild Cinema 3405 Central. The winning films from each category will be shown around the state. Stay tuned for a schedule of those screenings, in Portales, Roswell, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Grants and Taos.
Block A Friday Oct 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Lindsy Campbell The Brazilian
Renea Roberts Rooted Lands – Tierras Arraigadas
Lauren Petzke Zombiewood
Michael Zeilik Psyche Ascending
Anne Stirling Quirky View
Block B Saturday Oct 26, 11:00-12:40pm
Jeff Hudson MC Mistabil’s Great Big Phat Poetry Show
Miranda Jensen Bimos du Jour
Grizelda Quintana All Nations
Jon Barr Alumni Band
Catherine Fridey All in a Day’s Work
Block C SaturdayOct 26, 1:15-2:50pm
Eric Smigiel A Figment of My Imagination
Tyler Green\Dusty Deen Red Dog
Christopher Wright Canyon Road Pilot “The Fire”
Dillon Cullinan Dive
Jennifer Jordan Walking Shadow of Danny O’Shea
Clyde James Aragon The Zombie National Guard
Block D Saturday Oct 26, 3:15-5:35pm
Samanta Filer The Sword of Arundel
Amber/Angelique Midthunder Don’t
Matt Stanasolovich When I Get Out of Here
Forrest Godluck Sun Kink
Block E Saturday Oct 26, 6:00 8:15pm
Morse Bicknell Matanza
Nina Knapp The Sandoval 64
Danny Gura Placed
Kelly Urig The Chile Film
Block F Sunday Oct 27, 12:00-1:35pm
Holly Adams The Man App
Richard A. Baldomar Left Behind
Jean Stevens A Tale of Two Poets
Sylvia Padilla Blue Aria
Block G Sunday Oct 27, 2:00-3:40pm
Michael/Geri Lynn Miller/Weinstein Matthews Justice Denied
Rick Chapman Scene from a Modern Man
Miguel Arambula Weird
Gabe Priestley Bad Dog
Block H Sunday Oct 27, 4:00-6:30pm
Evan Curtis Snowdysseus
UPDATE 10/05/2013: The Albuquerque Journal appears to be looking to capitalize on the recent global sensation of the paid “obituary” tribute, bought and paid for by local Breaking Bad fans.
Dave Layman, the science teacher who paid for the obit says, “This is what I get for making the ABQ Journal famous and selling out! Reprint my PAID ad for FREE in the Sunday paper so they can make more money. You’re welcome, Journal!”
The paper, which didn’t have many kind words for the AMC series when it originally landed in New Mexico, is now set to re-run the obituary, as purchased by Layman and crafted by Layman and Bethany Brandon for print in Friday’s Journal, in its Sunday edition.
Friday’s Journal sold out all over the state due to the global attention garnered by the viral postings and media pick-ups of the now classic show’s theme, and yes “spoiler” tribute to the iconic character created by Vince Gilligan. Copies of the local paper even showed-up on online auction sites including eBay on the day of distribution.
What do you think? Is the fan tribute up for commercialization by the paper that printed it?
In partnership with the students of UNM & CNM Film Program as well as uPUBLIC (Channel 27), a new local production is holding auditions for co-hosts for a family-friendly series showcasing local food & music shooting on location in various places of Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
We are in search of individuals who are real members of our community with dynamic, unique, and impressionable character. The right fit would commit to the long-term success of the show.
We are not necessarily looking for well-groomed actors, but rather people with real personality and a beautiful spirit who would love the opportunity to support local businesses and arts. However, actors are also welcome to audition.
The pilot is scheduled to shoot during early November. Potential for national to international exposure.
The Barrett Foundation has been kind enough to gift tickets to this spectacular event to OneHeadlightInk.com – and we’re passing them on to YOU!
For your chance to attend this elegant evening of rhythm and blues, email email@example.com with your contact information.
And please share this important event information with all your friends! Proceeds benefit The Barrett Foundation – an independent, nonprofit organization helping homeless women and children build better lives for over 25 years!
Christian Nevell Bovee once said, “Music is the fourth great material want—first is food, then clothes, then shelter, and then music.”
This year Barrett Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Night of Rhythm & Blues at Casa Esencia.
Through music, you will be providing the first three material wants for the women and children we serve.
Your ticket purchase will provide you and your guests a glamorous Night of Rhythm and Blues at the chic and elegant Casa Esencia, one of New Mexico’s most sophisticated historic venues.
It is here you will experience “the fourth great material want”—listening to the sultry sounds of Soul Sanctuary while enjoying tantalizing hor d’oeuvres and drinks. And then, at 10:00 PM dancing will commence with the great sounds of DJ Aquattro.
A truly fun and worthwhile event that, with your support, will make it possible for the women and children of Barrett Foundation to obtain the most elusive material wants of food, clothing and shelter.