Midthunder Casting is seeking FRESH FACES AND TALENT for multiple commercials shooting in New Mexico.
All types. All ages. All ethnicities.
Athletic types (tennis players, kick-boxers, basketball players)
Adventurous families (roller coasters, anyone?!)
Interesting faces and dynamic personalities
Anyone with a desire to be in front of the camera!
No experience necessary. Nonunion. Bring the whole family!
Please attend one of our open calls Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Best Western Rio Grande Inn 1015 Rio Grande NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(corner of I-40/Rio Grande)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Midthunder Casting offices
The Film School @ Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Room #101 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(near The Screen movie theatre)
CASTING CALL FROM CASTING DIRECTOR ELIZABETH GABEL:
“Looking for blind, disabled and deformed people of color, Hispanic, AA and Middle Eastern for very cool recurring roles on this ancient Egyptian story line. They are fun and not demeaning roles. Please send a photo with phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.”
From the Associated Press: A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned “Cops” from filming in New Mexico’s largest city, the reality show is returning.
But this time, it is partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear the city still wants no part in the show that follows officers making drug busts and responding to calls in mostly run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said Thursday that the show will begin filming with his department in April for its 26th season, to air this summer.
One of television’s original reality shows, “Cops” used to film Albuquerque police officers. But former Mayor Martin Chavez put an end to that partnership more than a decade ago, saying the show portrayed the city in a bad light.
A spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry says the city was not approached about participating when the production returns.
“Had we been,” said Erin Thompson, “Mayor Berry has made it clear that he would have declined, as he is concentrating his efforts on opportunities to highlight Albuquerque as a center of innovation, arts and diversity which we believe will bring consistently positive attention to Albuquerque as a model place to live and do business. ”
While the show has become one of the longest-running in U.S. history, it has over the years drawn fire from critics who say it shows street crime without putting it in a broader context of contributing social conditions.
Houston said the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is excited to be part of the show. It’s a great way to showcase the county’s high quality deputies, he said.
The Albuquerque Police Department, meantime, is struggling to repair its reputation. The department currently is under a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into allegations of excessive force and three dozen shootings by officers since 2010.
WHAT: The never before seen film, “50 to 1” will have its World Premiere in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
WHO: Stars from the film and several other A List Hollywood actors will walk the red carpet and attend the premiere. New Mexico’s own, Mine That Bird, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby, will also make an appearance. Below is a list of talent expected to attend:
Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’)
Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’)
Calvin Borel (Mine That Bird jockey and Hall-of-Fame jockey)
Mine That Bird (Kentucky Derby winner)
Chip Wooley (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird trainer)
Mark Allen (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)
Leonard Blach (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00pm – red carpet
7:00pm – World premiere of ’50 to 1”
CONTACT: Allied THA/602-544-5710
ABOUT THE MOVIE: ‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The film was shot in 40 locations across New Mexico, Kentucky and California, and will open theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRESS OPPORTUNITIES.
There are some self ascribed “new kids on the block”, with a combined 47 years experience in the industry, who appear poised to showcase your “all of the above”.
The proverbial block is just off San Mateo and 1-40, at 4931 Prospect Ave. NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I was able to visit with Executive Production Director, Jack E. White and PC Executive Assistant, Susan Vergara. The L.A. transplant and the Santa Fe native are teamed, equipped and staffed to meet a variety of New Mexico’s GROWING production needs.
This blogette for one, is very excited to have seen some of all that this centrally located facility has to offer local filmmakers, businesses, multidisciplinary artists, and aspiring actors of all ages, in their “16,000 square feet of creative space”, including a green-screen capable sound stage and complete audio and editing bays.
Prospect Hills Productions strives to be a complete resource to New Mexico creatives; from the individual artist to industry organizations and beyond.
Facilities & Staff – Their team offers full-service production and post-production services to take your business or creative projects from conception to completion, including creating your pro acting reel.
Training – Their core training program objective is to teach actors to be successful in life and in show business by instilling self-confidence and promoting freedom of expression.
Space – Ample creative space available to host a medium/large scale casting call, conduct workshops, have photo shoots or hold meetings.
It would seem that whatever your production objective, Prospect Hill is worth a look.
Welcome to the neighborhood, y’all!
And to our beloved film friends, we invite you to go check ‘em out and let us know what YOU think!
Seeking Native American actresses for a “Table Read” of a movie screenplay called “Tribal Cop.” Also seeking Non-native roles too. There is no pay. The table read will be on Feb. 15, 2014 at UNM student union.
Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place restaurant in Albuquerque, where the slogan is “food, comfort & hugs” aims to Double the hugs”, aims to double last year’s tallies of his annual Hug-a-thon benefiting Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts organization.
You can help Harris to beat his own record of giving approximately one thousand hugs and raising over five thousand dollars for Firefighters Random Acts – a charitable organization that performs outreach initiatives in the community.
Donations help the organization in their community efforts which include reading to children, assisting families in need that they come across on calls, donating wheel chairs, bringing toys to hospitalized children, assisting the Make-a-Wish foundation make dreams come true and much, much more. Facebook Event Page | Firefighters Random Acts Website | Tim’s Place Website
From January 23rd to 26th visit Tim’s Place, get a hug from Tim and make a donation to empower firefighters to perform their random acts of kindness in the community!
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,”