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SPACE FILM CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS

Posted by on July 12, 2014 | No comments

Lockheed Martin New Mexico space exploration Film contest

SANTA FE— Residents of New Mexico have the opportunity to enter a filmmaking contest in which the winner receives $5,000 to produce a short film about human space exploration. The New Mexico Film Foundation, and space industry experts including astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the first person to walk in space untethered to a space vehicle, will evaluate the submissions and choose a winner.

“New Mexico has always been on the cutting edge of space exploration, and involved in the development of America’s Space Program,” said New Mexico Film Foundation President Dirk Norris. “I believe the stories New Mexico filmmakers tell about this exciting topic will be inspiring to everyone who sees them.”

Sponsoring the contest is Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor building Orion, NASA’s next generation spacecraft for human exploration of deep space. Orion’s first test flight, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), will occur this year, sending Orion 3,600 miles beyond low Earth orbit, and returning at a speed of approximately 20,000 mph for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. EFT-1 will provide engineers with data about systems critical to crew safety in order to validate spacecraft designs before it begins carrying humans to new destinations in deep space. Lockheed Martin will share the winning film as part of its EFT-1 public outreach.

The submission process will begin on July 15th will be announced on August 29th filmmaker will work with Lockheed Martin to complete their film no later than November 15th and close on August 15th. The winning selection. You must be a New Mexico resident to apply. The winning filmmaker will work with Lockheed Martin to complete their film no later than November 15th.

For more information about contest rules and to submit your idea:

www.facebook.com/newmexicofilmfoundation | www.nmfilmfoundation.org

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It’s on b*tch!

Posted by on July 7, 2014 | No comments

Breaking Bad Fest

Never say die to the folks behind the upcoming Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest. Like the Kingpin and his devoted protégé, Miguel Jaramillo and Jennie Rexer are on a quest, a quest to bring the Breaking Bad universe what it truly needs to thrive – and that is a place to convene, revel and rejoice in all the splendor that is Breaking Bad mania.

And unlike any old venue or setting that may house masses for weekend or week-long festivities, such as Star-trek conventions, or general comic festivals, the ALBUQUERQUE BREAKING BAD FAN FEST will take place in the home of Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece.

That’s right, the happy accident that led to Albuquerque becoming a “central character” in the show, leads all roads back to the ultimate Breaking Bad mecca – the only place in the world where tourists from all over the globe can regularly be seen snapping pics at the John B. Robert dam, sitting in a booth at Twisters, in front of Octopus Car Wash, in front of the “White House”, even touring around the city just like the stars!

RJ Mitte on Breaking Bad RV Tours Albuquerqueimage courtesy of BreakingBadRVTours

Come November 2014 these “Baddies” and many more can make the most out of their fandom at the ultimate “on location” fan fest.

“We’re happy to announce plans for an Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest are moving forward! We were unable to reach our Kickstarter goal, but the Fest will go on! Please stay tuned for more info on this page and www.ABQBreakingBadFest.com. Save the date: November 7th & 8th, 2014!”
-Jennie and Miguel

Follow #ABQBrBaFe on Twitter and check out these solid “Krazy” 8 Reasons for an ABQ Breaking Bad Fest!

BRING IT ALBUQUERQUE!

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They’re ba-ack…OLC Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on June 30, 2014 | No comments

OLC

On Location Casting, the extras casting company behind these New Mexico productions:

Fright Night
MacGruber
Passion Play
The Spy Next Door
Inhale
Observe and Report
Crazy Heart
In Plain Sight
Lemonade Mouth
Easy Money

…will be starting a new project in Albuquerque at the end of July.

If you’ve worked with OLC before, be sure to UPDATE your existing account:

Log-in to your account, Click Edit, and click the areas that need to be updated; Contact info., RECENT photos*, etc. You will be notified of the OPTION to pay for an ‘active’ account but it is NOT necessary to be considered for work with OLC.

*You should be the only person in the photo and should not be wearing hats/sunglasses/etc.

OLC will NOT be able to book anyone who does not have an updated talent profile and they will be deleting old, outdated photos/accounts that are not updated. UPDATE! UPDATE!

“Looking forward to working with our awesome NM Talent again soon!” -OLC

To sign up for a new account with OLC click here! – AGAIN, there is no charge for a standard casting profile with OLC, you will be offered a paid upgrade – but it is NOT necessary to be considered for work.

As far as what the project(s) may be…OHI knows that several feature films and a television pilot are headed our way (in addition to the projects currently rolling)…as discussed here.

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2014

Posted by on June 25, 2014 | Comments Off

santafeindependentfilmfest 2014

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s submission deadline is fast approaching submit your film today for a chance to be a part of one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Festivals on the Planet” and “50 Festival’s Worth the Entry Fee in 2014″.

Late deadline for entries is July 1st, 2014, final deadline: August 1st, 2014.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
October 15th- 19th, 2014

For more information, visit: Santafeindependent.com

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Today’s 94 Rock Film Fix

Posted by on June 12, 2014 | Comments Off

94 Rock Film Fix

“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!

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New Mexico Film Foundation Announces George RR Martin Screenwriters Grant

Posted by on June 9, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE 6/14/2014: As promised the New Mexico Film Foundation has published full details on The George R.R. Martin Science Fiction/Fantasy Screenwriter Grant today!

This weekend in Santa Fe, the newly established New Mexico Film Foundation (NMFF) held its first ever “Friendraiser”.

Saturday June 7, 2014 the NMFF board, staff and their event sponsors hosted the gathering of a few hundred filmmakers, friends and fans of film.

The pinnacle of the evening came as NMFF President and Executive Director, Dirk Norris, announced the availability of an annual, $5000 screenwriters grant, made possible by the generous donation of the night’s guest of honor, George R. R. Martin (GRRM).

The prolific author who penned the novels which spawned the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones” is a Santa Fe resident, known to many locals as the owner of Santa Fe’s own Jean Cocteau Cinema. On Saturday night GRRM expressed his eagerness to see what Sci-fi projects, hopeful local filmmakers will have to offer in the coming years.

“The New Mexico Film Foundation is excited and honored to be working with George in this way,” said Norris, “and appreciate his generosity in helping the independent film community in New Mexico.”

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Screenwriting Grant Details:

$5000 will go to an aspiring screenwriter, annually.

The 2014 submission process will open on June 14th.

Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico, 18 years old and NOT a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.

Scripts must be for a feature length film or original Television Pilot, in the Science Fiction
or Fantasy genres.

The application process will include a 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script.

Complete information for submissions will be available on the New Mexico Film Foundation website beginning June 14th, 2014.

The submission process will continue until September 15th, 2014. A winner will be announced in in November 2014.

The mission of the New Mexico Film Foundation is to help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial support and educational opportunities to New Mexico Independent filmmakers.

The George R.R. Martin screenwriting grant is the first grant the New Mexico Film Foundation has offered.

For more information about the foundation, and to make your tax deductible donation, visit their website at www.nmfilmfoundation.org.

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Casting Stand-ins: In a Valley of Violence

Posted by on June 6, 2014 | 2 comments

Robert Baxter is NOW casting experienced stand-ins for the Ti West, revenge western, “IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE”, filming in New Mexico JUNE 23rd THROUGH TO JULY 25th/27.

JUNE 23rd THROUGH JULY 25th – Experienced Stand-ins who are completely available for the entire duration of shooting for the following actors/actresses:

In a Valley of Violence Standins John Travolta

1. John Travolta – 6’2″ 170lbs Dark hair

2. Taissa Farmiga – 5’4″ 110lbs Dirty-blonde or ligh brown hair

3. James Ransone – 5’9″ 165lbs Dark hair

4. Karen Gillan – 5’10″ 120lbs Red hair

5. Toby Huss – 6’0″ 150lbs Balding Short Grey Hair

If this is you or someone you know, send a recent photo, your stats (height, hair color, and weight) and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com .

JUNE 23rd THROUGH JULY 27th – Experienced Stand-ins who are completely available for the entire duration of shooting for the following actors/actresses:

In a Valley of Violence Stand ins Ethan Hawke

1. Ethan Hawke – 5’11″ 170lbs Light Brown Hair

2. Harrison Sweeney – 5’6 1/2″ 180lbs Brown Hair

3. Tommy Nohilly – 5’10″ 200lbs Dark Hair

If this is you or someone you know, with availability for the entire shoot, June 23rd to July 27th, send a recent photo, your stats (height, weight, and hair color) and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

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Vocal competition show, “The Producer” to film in New Mexico

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off

singing competition in Albuquerque New Mexico

New talent search series to shoot full 13 episode season in Albuquerque this summer.

“The Producer” will invite New Mexican vocal talents to compete for the chance to be given a recording deal with Producer Jean Michel Soupraya and signed to the Management team of Phil Shapiro who is famously known for representing the Jackson Family including Michael and Corey Feldman.

Corine Lewis of Life Beyond the League and Making the Cheerleader will host this contest of vocal talents. Talents from around the state who may have been over looked by larger casting calls due to the sheer volume of contestants might have slipped through the cracks. Jean Michel wants to discover the hidden gem in the heart of small town New Mexico.

Contestants will submit online auditions as well as make live appearances to meet and perform for Corine Lewis and Jean Michel with the top 20 best vocalist in the state being chosen to move through the coaching portion of the TV show. Jean Michel will take each of these top 20 and take them under his wing to learn the ins and outs of not just singing, but self promotion, live performances, and the business of selling tickets and albums. The finalist will perform live in front of New Mexico fans and the final winner will be taken to LA to record a full length album.

This contest is only for New Mexico vocalists, and will be shot entirely in the state of New Mexico.

A JM West Creation, Produced by: UPublic TV and Corine Lewis Enterprises in conjunction with 6 Guns Production Services. A Jim Burleson Production.

More information to follow on: www.theproducershow.com

http://www.theproducershow.com/

www.theproducershow.com

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Blood Father finally going to production in NEW MEXICO

Posted by on March 30, 2014 | 4 comments

Mel Gibson to film Blood Father in New Mexico

After years of being in and out of active development, what was originally set to be the U.S. adaptation of the French Canadian film, Father and Guns – Blood Father is now ramping-up production.

Scripted by Peter Craig (The Town) and Directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine), Blood Father is set to star Mel Gibson.

The plot follows the plight of a father (Gibson) attempting to rescue his 17-year-old runaway daughter. After years on the run she’s taken up with a shady older man whose ties to nefarious activities land them both at the center of a spree of violent crimes.

The action/drama is scheduled to begin filming in New Mexico in mid May.

Stay tuned for casting & location info.!

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ABC star cast as lead in New Mexico Film

Posted by on March 27, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Film Outlaw Prophet starring Tony Goldwyn

The man who will forever be the bad guy from Ghost, turned mega star portraying a Commander in Chief on ABC’s mega hit series, Scandal is New Mexico bound.

Actor Tony Goldwyn is set to portray the icky, disgusting scourge, Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs in the upcoming Lifetime television movie, Outlaw Prophet. Yuck. But hey, the truth or something like it, must be told through film. Look at this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture, 12 Years a Slave.

Subject matter aside, production on the movie based on the New York Times best-selling book, When Men Become Gods will begin in northern New Mexico next month.

The movie is said to detail the rise to “leadership” by Jeffs and the eventual outlaw status he amassed before being taken down by Federal Agents. One can hope that the script will also address the harrowing bravery of the women who fought back against this beast.

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FINALLY!

Posted by on March 26, 2014 | Comments Off

The Night Shift Wrap

“NBC SETS RICH SUMMER SCRIPTED AND ALTERNATIVE PREMIERE SLATE”

The Night Shift premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c on NBC.

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New Girl in Town

Posted by on March 26, 2014 | 2 comments

Faith Hibbs Clark New Mexico CSAImage via Facebook

As we all know, a polarizing political leader can run good businesses out of town and in Arizona where the divisive Jan Brewer eliminated Tax Incentives for film production some professionals were left looking to re-root their expertise and industry ties.

Veteran CSA Faith Hibbs-Clark is one such expert. Setting up house in New Mexico for just about a year now the long time NM fan brings her passion and know-how of all production mediums to the Land of Enchantment, con más ganas.

Already having cast area TV and commercial productions over her first few months open for business, Hibbs’ local casting co., 1 Good Casting is ready to roll on booking New Mexico talent for statewide and cross state jobs.

With long standing ties in both Los Angeles and greater Arizona production, New Mexico stands to gain work for talent in those pools through Hibbs’ network of contacts and professional history.

The award winning casting director tells OHI, “I’m excited to be here and get involved. I look forward to bringing my special brand and way of doing things to a new playing ground. I have high hopes for our new sister office here in New Mexico.” Meet Hibbs and check out the resume here.

Get familiar with 1 Good Casting on their facebook page (best place to get and stay connected for work, btw), and stay tuned for project updates, training opportunities and MORE!

¡Bienvenidos Faith & Co.!

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THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM PRESENTS: EVERYBODY’S NEIGHBOR: VIVIAN VANCE

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Vivian Vance exhibit in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM– So many of us grew up watching I Love Lucy throughout the years, and we probably do our best to catch re-runs on TV whenever we get the chance. There is something about the nostalgia of it all that proves irresistible. But I bet that most of us never knew that one of this famous TV show’s beloved stars was actually an Albuquerque talent.

Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance features the history and popular culture of vaudeville star and actress Vivian Vance, who appeared regularly at Albuquerque Little Theater (ALT) and the KiMo. Vance, who spent part of her young adult life in Albuquerque, eventually won her most endearing role as Ethel Mertz on the TV situation comedy, I Love Lucy. The exhibition will be on view at the Albuquerque Museum from March 29, 2014 – January 31, 2015.

Vivian Roberta Jones, known as “Viv” to her friends and family, was born in 1909 in Cherryvale, Kansas. As a teenager she decided to pursue acting career, against the wishes of her religious mother, Mae. Vivian’s large family eventually moved to Albuquerque and Vivian and her husband Joe Danneck joined the Joneses. She found a job modeling clothes, but in 1930 she defiantly announced that she had landed a role in the racy vaudeville show, Cushman’s Revue, playing at the KiMo Theater. She traveled with the show, then returned to Albuquerque.

Under the guidance of ALT director Kathryn Kennedy O’Connor, Vivian appeared in the theater’s first two seasons. Convinced that she had potential, O’Connor and the theatre held a benefit in 1932 by selling tickets to The Trial of Mary Dugan. Critics raved, writing, “Whether Vivian Vance can make good in New York will be decided next month, but the Albuquerque actress…showed that she can make good before a hometown audience.” With the proceeds, O’Connor sent Vivian to New York to study under actress Eva Le Gallienne.

Soon Vivian started landing chorus roles, eventually graduating to supporting roles in Hooray for What! and Let’s Face it! with Danny Kaye and Eve Arden. In between productions Vivian returned to Albuquerque. Vivian always felt that she owed a debt of gratitude to the people of Albuquerque for supporting her early career, and returned often to appear at the ALT free of charge. By the early 1940s, Vivian was living in New York but had also purchased a small adobe ranch house in Cubero, west of Albuquerque near Grants.

Vivian then moved to California to work on film and theatre projects. While visiting the La Jolla Playhouse in 1951, Desilu Studios producer Desi Arnaz watched Vivian’s amazing performance as Olive Lashbrook in Voice of the Turtle. Convinced that she was perfect for the role of Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy, Desi Arnaz brought Vivian into the studio for a surprise introduction to his wife and star of the show, Lucille Ball. Because of Vivian’s good looks, impeccable comedic timing and a street-smart sense of how to play to an audience, she shined throughout the run of I Love Lucy. The 1953 episodes brought her an Emmy® Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, with additional nominations in 1954, 1956, and 1957.

I Love Lucy secured Vivian Vance’s place in television history. After a wondrous career in theater, film and television, the accomplished actress passed away in 1979. Many of her family members still live in New Mexico, and her sister Lou Ann holds local comedy workshops. Their stories, awards, photographs, and memorabilia contribute greatly to the exhibition, celebrating a small-town girl who hit the big-time.

Public Programs

The Museum is excited to be offering the following programs based around the Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian

Vance exhibition:

Public Opening: Everybody’s Neighbor: Vivian Vance
Saturday, March 29, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.

Programs will celebrate the life of Albuquerque resident and actress Vivian Vance, known for her role as Ethel Mertz on the sitcom I Love Lucy.

Music in the lobby from 2-5 p.m. by Swing Duo, featuring Cole Porter tunes sung by Vivian Vance. Enjoy a short montage of scenes from plays Vance appeared in, performed by the Vance Players, and introductory remarks by Henry Avery, Director of Albuquerque Little Theatre at 3 p.m. Get creative with an art activity in the Museum School from 2-4 p.m. Free event.

Performance: Vance Players
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
11 a.m.

Vivian Vance’s career included theatre performances at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, summer theatre festivals and Broadway. The Vance Players will perform a 30-minute montage of scenes from plays that featured Vance. Free program.

3rd Thursday: ABQ Ladies of Comedy
Thursday, May 15, 2014
5 – 8:30 p.m.

In honor of the Museum’s Vivian Vance exhibition, come celebrate Albuquerque’s current funny ladies. There will be performances by music comedy trio JeeZ LaWeeZ and local stand-up comediennes. This program is sponsored by Las Ventanas Homes.

Performance: Vance Players
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
11 a.m.

Vivian Vance’s career included theatre performances at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, summer theatre festivals and Broadway. The Vance Players will perform a 30-minute montage of scenes from plays that featured Vance. Free program.

The Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. The Museum is located at 19th and Mountain Road NW (in Old Town);

505-243-7255 (311 locally, Relay NM or 711); www.cabq.gov/museum -or- www.albuquerquemuseum.org.

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Rd. in Corrales.

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OHI, online all the time

Posted by on March 14, 2014 | Comments Off

The “Son of God” is headed to Albuquerque

Posted by on March 12, 2014 | Comments Off

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Dubbed #HotJesus across social media, Diogo Morgado can currently be seen on the big screen in the 20th Century Fox feature film, “Son of God”.

In a sharp turn of non-type-casting, the hunky Portuguese actor will next be seen playing the Devil in the CW television series pilot, “The Messengers” – NOW filming in Albuquerque.

The series centers on the aftermath of a meteoric object crashing into the Earth, causing people to die from the energy pulse it creates.

Local casting for the series is underway with White Turtle Casting, click here to get into it!

Diogo Morgado to play devil new TV series – UK Mail Online

In semi-related news, “Son of God” producer Mark Burnett is still slated to head to NM with his reality competition show for NBC, “Space Race”.

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It’s Baack…

Posted by on February 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Please include your nominee’s name in the subject of your email ~ Thank you!

OneHeadlightInk Golden Tumbleweed Awards New Mexico Film and Entertainment

After a few years on hiatus, OHI’s Golden Tumbleweed Awards make their bigger and better return to the world wide web for 2014!

Nominations for local actors and global stars who’ve recently filmed in the state are now underway! Take a look at Golden Tumbleweed winners and nominees past here.

Nominate your favorite local and national actors who contribute to the vast landscape of New Mexico film productions!

Email: GT@oneheadlightink.com

For the first time ever we’re also taking nominations for most philanthropic Film & Entertainment individual -or- organization, and MVPs in Film & Entertainment Resources (casting directors, photographers, producers, instructors, etc.)

Get to nominating NOW! Voting starts next week!

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Rapture, Blister, Burn Opens Feb. 21 #NMSTAGE

Posted by on February 19, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Stage Rapture Blister Burn

2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist – RAPTURE BLISTER BURN
by Gina Gionfriddo | Directed by Kristine Holtveldt

Featuring: Gail Gillock Spidle, Sheridan Johnson, Ryan Montenery, Jessica Osbourne and Sara Rosenthal.

The Story:

After grad school, Catherine pursued a career as a rockstar feminist academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children.

Decades later, each friend covets the others life. With searing insight and trademark wit, this new comedy takes a deep look at family, career, romance and the decisions that define a life.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.

Aux Dog Rapture Blister Burn Company Bio

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COPS is returning to the Q, though the Duke says nay

Posted by on February 13, 2014 | Comments Off

COPS coming back to Albuquerque

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.

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*SAVE THE DATE: Red Carpet and World Premiere of “50 to 1” in Albuquerque

Posted by on February 10, 2014 | 3 comments

New Mexico Film 50 to 1 OHI

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’)

Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights’)

Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls)

Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots’)

Madelyn Deutch (Mayor Cupcake)

Faith Conroy (co-producer / co-writer)

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)

WHERE:
KiMo Theatre
Albuquerque, NM 87102

WHEN:
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.

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New Mexico Film Foundation Launch

Posted by on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off

New Mexico Film Foundation

Former Outreach Programs Manager for the New Mexico Film Office, Dirk Norris has announced the creation of the New Mexico Film Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is “To help support the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico independent film makers.”

While the film industry continues to grow in New Mexico through the efforts of the New Mexico Film Office, programs such as the “New Visions” contract award, “Governor’s Cup” and “Film Maker Intensive,” programs designed to help New Mexico filmmakers, no longer exist. “We have a large community of independent film makers right here in New Mexico,” said Norris, “and the time is now to bring more attention to them, and offer them support.”

Once it gets funding, the New Mexico Film Foundation will offer a variety of grants aimed at helping those creative ‘above the line’ writers, directors, producers and actors that want to tell stories through film and digital media.

Norris said there is tremendous support for the idea of a Film Foundation, and plans are in the works to gain more support by holding a series of social events for film makers throughout the state. Going to various parts of the state where men and women create films will help shine a light on the work they are doing, said Norris.

The New Mexico Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which has partnered with From The Heart Productions to serve as tax exempt fiscal sponsor.

“We are proud to be a fiscal sponsor for the New Mexico Film Foundation. We look forward to working with their filmmakers to create compelling films that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Carole Dean owner and president of From the Heart Productions. From The Heart Productions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded by Carole Dean to help filmmakers get their projects produced.

Information about the New Mexico Film Foundation is available online at www.nmfilmfoundation.org and www.facebook.com/newmexicofilmfoundation


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