UPDATE: The workshop is now FULL. All 40 seats are currently reserved. For those interested in getting on the waitlist please fill out this form. In the event that any of the existing reservations are canceled, waitlist registrants will be notified in the order which they are received.
In this FREE 3-hour long workshop Shelley Carney, President, Shelley Carney* Productions and Toby Michael Younis, CEO, Videotero, LLC will explain how to use inexpensive lighting, audio and video equipment to quickly and easily produce, upload and distribute your own audition videos, whether you’re a screen or theater actor, an on-stage performer, a musician or musical group, or anyone else who requires audition videos.
Shelley will cover the casting and acting portion of the presentation and Toby will cover the “shooting” portion of the presentation. Both will talk about New Media Marketing and how it opens up a whole new world of personal and professional branding and promotion.
This interactive session will include using the audience’s own equipment to produce audition videos!
***RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***
Sunday, January 11, 2015at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Seating is limited to 40
TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CLICK HERE!
Be sure to bring along your smart phone, digital camera, or camcorder. Several members of the audience will be selected to have their auditions produced during the class, using their own equipment.
We’ve made some “sides” available from our movies, “Killing Hope” and “Scratching Kat,” for your use if you’d like. If they’re not your cup of tea, bring along your own in case your selected to have your video recorded during the class.
Most important, bring a headshot and your resume with you! WESST is building a portfolio of local talent they can contact should one of their studio clients require actors or other film and performance related resources.
If your plans should change after you’ve registered, and you can’t attend the event, let us know so we can make your seat available to someone else.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must bring your printed ticket with you to the workshop to enter. We’re requesting everyone to bring a headshot and their resume so we can add them to the WESST portfolio of local resources.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of FREE parking around the WESST Enterprise Center.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
We can’t allow food or drink into the studio, where the workshop will be held. If you’d like, bring your smartphone, camera or camcorder along. You may be selected to have your audition shot at the workshop using your equipment. Bring a headshot and your resume so we can add your name to the WESST portfolio of local resources.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Audition Video Production for Actors & Other Performers Hosted By
Shelley Carney, Shelley Carney* Productions
Christa Valdez, OneHeadlightInk and
Toby Michael Younis, Videotero, LLC in Cooperation With
The WESST Enterprise Center, Albuquerque and the
Comcast Digital Media Studo With the Support of
Shaun and Susan Scott of Pig & Hippo Productions
UPDATE 12/9/14: There will be no “open casting hour” for Sunday’s casting call in Santa Fe! (12-5pm). To make an appointment, email email@example.com
Overland is the story of Noemi, a young, undocumented immigrant living in the United States. After escaping an ICE raid, Noemi tries to purchase a black-market “documents bundle” so that she can continue to work and send money home to her sick father. The problem? The bundle costs $500. In order to raise the money, Noemi starts working as a “fantasy maid”. Things quickly get out of hand, however, and Noemi must decide what’s more important—her dignity or the money.
Filming will be Feb.19th-22nd in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX. All room and board will be provided for actors.
NOEMI: Must appear to be 25-30. Hispanic, slender/fit. Must be fluent in both Spanish and English. English can be limited, an accent is preferable. Strong personality and very protective of Sophie.
SOPHIE: Must appear to be 16-20. Hispanic, petite. Must be fluent in Spanish (no English dialogue). Being on the run really affects her, so she’s glad that she at least has Noemi.
MARK: Must appear to be 40-45. Caucasian, fit, medium build. Native English speaker, no Spanish. Mark doesn’t feel that he’s in control of his life. He’s having problems in his marriage and he takes out this anger on Noemi.
PABLO: Must appear to be 30-35. Hispanic, medium built, tattoos preferable. Happy demeanor. Must be fluent in Spanish (no English dialogue). Noemi goes to Pablo for a social security card. Pablo wants to help her, but he can’t shift the price. Instead, he offers her a job.
ANNE: Must appear to be 35-40. Caucasian, blonde, tall. (Mark’s wife) Anne is trying to make this rough patch with Mark work. She’s afraid that Mark has become bored with her, so she orders a Fantasy Maid for him to “spice up” the relationship. Native English speaker.
Casting for Overland will take place on the 14th of December in Santa Fe, NM at 418 Montezuma Avenue (Jean Cocteau Cinema). Casting will be by appointment from 12-5pm. Please firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> with a resume and head shot to schedule an appointment.
An open casting call from 4-5pm will conclude the evening, in case anyone was unable to schedule an appointment.
FILM ACTING AND AUDITIONING COURSE on the lot of ABQ STUDIOS
with Lora Cunningham
You will develop your talent through truth and authenticity- to “just be.” Learn what it takes to get the audition, how to prepare for it, and what to do once you’re in the room! This is the most comprehensive acting course in New Mexico, integrating the art of acting with the business of acting.
WHERE: Albuquerque Studios Lot
TIME: Mondays 6PM-9PM
This is the 8-week Course starting Monday, October 20, 2014.
ABOUT LORA: A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California, Lora has been working in film, television, commercials and stage for 18 years. She played opposite Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis in THE BOOK OF ELI as well as Toni Collette and Rosemarie DeWitt in Steven Spielberg’s THE UNITED STATES OF TARA. Most recent credits include LONGMIRE, BREAKING BAD, LEMONADE MOUTH, BLESS ME ULTIMA, BARE, CENTS, MANHATTAN and THE MESSENGERS.
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
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.
HUGE NON-UNION OPEN CALL – NM RESIDENTS ONLY *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
CASTING REAL PEOPLE
FOR A NEW MEXICO HEALTH SERVICES TV COMMERCIAL
*Looking for NEW MEXICO real people newborn to great Grandparents
*No acting experience needed, seeking non-union “real” people, all ages
*Native American, Hispanic, African American, Asian, Caucasian
*We need the ‘look of New Mexico’
*If chosen, shoots 1 day between 9-19 & 9-23
*PAY IS $400.00 for the days work.
Bring your entire family, children, elders and everyone in between!
WHEN: TUESDAY, 9-10-2013, 2-6PM
WHERE: NATIVO LODGE, SABINA ROOM
6000 Pan American FWY, Alb., NM 87109
WHEN: THURSDAY, 9-12-2013, 2-6pm
WHERE: INN AT SANTA FE, KACHINA ROOM
8376 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
WHEN: FRIDAY, 9-13-2013, 1-6PM
WHERE: KACHINA LODGE, SUNDANCE ROOM
413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
This Labor Day weekend, headliners The Joe West Trio and Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy are set to perform at the Salt of the Earth Tour – a FREE six city festival on wheels, spanning the state of New Mexico from Las Cruces, to Truth or Consequences to Corrales, with an entire street fest in Albuquerque and Santa Fe – all culminating in a FREE evening concert, blow-out at the world famous Taos Mesa Brewing Company!
The Salt of the Earth Tour celebrates labor, the power of the people, our great state and its diverse and talented artists.
Each stop will feature a showing of the seminal New Mexican Labor film “Salt of the Earth”.
Now is your chance to get in on the action.
Salt of the Earth wants YOU – local area bands, artists, street performers, singers/songwriters & poets!
For consideration to be featured in this premiere event submit the following to your Tour Organizer Alysha Shaw:
1. Electronic Art samples (video, video links, audio files, etc.)
2. High resolution promotional photo (jpeg or pdf)
3. Band/Performer/Artist Bio
4. Links to your online social network sites (facebook, reverbnation, website, myspace, youtube, etc.)
5. Description of your skills/performance in 10 words or less
6. Location, contact information, and availability
ALL genres of music, art & performance are encouraged to apply for inclusion. ALL SHOWS ARE “ALL AGES” UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
“The actual recording of the Diné dub of ‘Star Wars’ is taking place in New Mexico — right in the heart of the largest population of Navajo speakers,” -The Wrap
The Navajo Nation Museum has announced that the quest to preserve the Navajo language has achieved an intergalactic success!
Star Wars, one of the most iconic and most globally recognized films of all time will soon be translated, performed and again forever immortalized in the Native American language.
Museum director Manuelito Wheeler worked with Lucasfilms over the past three years to bring the project to fruition.
With funding from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, Deluxe Studio is in the process of working with linguists, young Navajos and a Navajo actress to translate each spoken word of the film into the Diné language. Acclaimed dubbing director Richard Epcar is on board with the production, which will be casting men and women fluent in Navajo to be voice actors.
Auditions for the roles of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Moff Tarkin will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
Wheeler tells the Navajo Times that the tribe isn’t necessarily looking for people who sound like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill or the others, but rather for performers who have the ability to speak the dialogue with the force and emotions of the original actors.
Qualified and hopeful voice talents should call 928-871-7941 to book your time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Edit House Productions, LLC will hold auditions on Monday, April 1st (9am to 6pm by appointment) and Tuesday, April 2nd (Open Call from 2pm to 5pm), for actors for an upcoming video production. We’re looking for a male and female, both to appear about 50 to 60 years of age, as an upper-middle-class married couple.
Actors with prior experience in on-camera speaking roles will be considered, with a sample script provided at check-in. The video production is estimated to be completed in mid-May in Santa Fe, likely a full day production. Talent will each provide their own wardrobe, as well as transportation to Santa Fe. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and be full buy-out agreements.
Actors associated with talent agencies are encouraged to email a recent headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on Friday, March 29. Appointments will be scheduled with those respondents, for Monday, April 1st, at the Edit House Productions offices, 918 Pinehurst Rd SE, Suite 102 in Rio Rancho. The location is the Northwest corner of Highway 528 & Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho, between Walgreen’s and New Mexico Bank and Trust.
An open audition for those not affiliated with a talent agency will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2-5pm, also at the Edit House Productions office.
Due to the nature of the project, applicants who are selected must have no felony arrests or pending criminal charges. Misdemeanors or speeding tickets are okay.
Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.
Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.
Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.
Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.
Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.
The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.
Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.
Here’s looking at you New Mexico kids (15+), ladies & gents!
Hit NBC talent competition show, The Voice is gearing-up to cast their next season and they’re interested in hearing from YOU!
There’s still (scant) time to submit a video audition of your killer pipes, but more awesomely, if you KNOW you’ve got the stuff – get yourself to their upcoming LIVE AUDITIONS in HOUSTON, TX, LOS ANGELES, CA, and NEW YORK CITY!
CLICK THE PIC TO WATCH and VOTE FOR YOUR FACE OF FOX FINALISTS
It’s that time of year again…
We’ve all watched the 2011 Face of Fox, Elias Gallegos over the past year as he’s flashed that grin, made those pitches and generally looked pretty alongside the even prettier ladies of New Mexico Style on TV and at local events!
Could you be next?
From 2 KASA FOX:
It’s your chance to win a 1 year contract with 2 KASA FOX and get paid. This job can open doors for you, so watch the “Be a Star” video for complete highlights and go behind the scenes with our current Face of FOX, Elias Gallegos.
NOW through October 15 YOU are invited to tryout as the NEW Face of Fox in one of two ways. Either fill out the online application and submit your 1 min. video here, or attend the open call TODAY!
LIVE AUDITIONS TODAY
11 am – 3 pm
6600 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
LAS CRUCES — Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the perennial hit MTV show “The Real World,” will hold an open casting call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina St.
The directors are looking to cast the 28th season of “The Real Wold,” the longest running reality series on television.
“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World.”
Casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. According to a news release, these qualities are not a requirement.
Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Applicants must be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.
For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete casting details.
Description: Family members find themselves in conflict over the younger generation’s success as a family band – the same kinds of conflict that broke up their parents’ famous rock band 20 years before. The most painful thing, though, is that some of the mothers and some of their daughters are in a serious dispute that may threaten their relationships. Can all of the conflict be resolved before not only the family band but the amilies themselves are destroyed?
Theme: Real love and compassionate communication overcome.
It’s a drama with a good portion of music and a little comedy to lighten the mood now and then.
The youth band sings and plays a variety of types of music. There are sub-groups that specialize in one particular type of music (pop, rock, blues, country, folk, musical theater). The parents’ band sang ‘80s rock in the style of The Bangles, Fleetwood Mac, The Go-Go’s, The Pretenders, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Debbie Gibson, etc. The youngest mom’s solo act also performs a variety of types of music. The grandparents’ band performed folk/country music.
Multi-award winning singer-songwriter-actress Sarah Lonsert has the lead younger generation role if it works out for her to take it. Sarah wrote and sang the theme song (“I Will Rise”) for Michael John Gabriel’s short film “High Casting” and played a small role in the movie. “I Will Rise” has gone on to win the Director’s Award in the Nashville International Song and Lyric Contest. She was recently on the ballot for 8 Grammy Awards. You can hear Sarah sing many of her songs on YouTube.com, ReverbNation.com, and MySpace.com. Here’s a song that demonstrates some of what Sarah can do with her voice as well as showing some of her acting ability. And here’s the one she wrote for my film.
Playing one of the 10-11 year olds will be the amazing young guitarist Zack Quintana. Here he is.
Playing the youngest brother in the older generation will be Jono Manson who is also the Music Producer for the film. See Jono’s bio here and listen to one of his songs here.
Playing the Family Counselor will be Michael John Gabriel.
Most other roles are still open. We are hoping to sign at least 2 well-known actors to the cast.
Most of this movie will be shot in Los Angeles. Some scenes will be shot in Santa Fe and one or two scenes will be shot in Las Vegas.
We’ll shoot it in summer, 2012, or as soon as we have the financing, whichever comes later.
SAG Ultra-Low Budget agreement, which allows us to mix SAG actors with non-SAG actors. Pending financing, the agreement may be upgraded.
Rate/pay: Depends on role and financing. We won’t start shooting until financing is in place. All speaking actors will be paid.
We are now auditioning for actors, who will be able to play the following characters in July, 2012: » Read the full post
NOW CASTING THE FOLLOWING PROJECT in ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NM:
Project: New Mexico Tourism
Type: Regional COMMERCIAL. NON-Speaking Principal roles. NON-UNION.
Shoot dates: March 5-8th, 2012 (4 days)
– All 4 days will be full (12 hour) days – Travel between one location to the next is part of the storyline so you will travel with the production crew.
– Call Time: March 5th – Early morning in Albuquerque (Exact time TBD)
– Wrap: March 8th – Late afternoon/evening in Santa Fe (Exact time TBD)
**MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL FOUR SHOOT DATES!!!
Usage: All media, including but not limited to broadcast, internet, print, new media and industrial.
Terms: Date of first use until June 30, 2013
Territory: Southwestern states – US
Compensation: NON-UNION. $300.00/day plus expenses (meals and lodging). Travel provided by production. Possible buyout, rate TBD. (NO Agency commission)
REAL FAMILIES: Caucasian or light skinned Hispanics.
MOM & DAD – 35-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
KIDS – boy and girl, ages 8-14, fit and cute everyday kids, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
REAL COUPLES PREFERRED but NOT required: Caucasian or light skinned Hispanics.
MAN – 30-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair (a little bit of grey hair is nice but not critical) . Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
WOMAN – 30-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
Overall Talent Considerations: Element tolerance is a plus (cold weather, etc.) Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). Looking for athletic, outdoor adventure types.
-First & Last name of each person being submitted
-Recent individual photo taken within the past (6) months of each person being submitted
-Couple or complete Family photo depending on which category submitting in
-Two working contact numbers
-Statement that you have checked your availability and are available for all dates (3/5/12-3/8/12)
-For each person, please provide a list of experience and level of expertise in any outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, biking, boating, swimming, etc.) as well as a list of outdoor gear they own.
**PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE LISTED CASTING SPECS. THERE ARE NO OTHER ROLES AVAILABLE!!**
Sheryl Roberts (In Plain Sight, Crash, The Dry Land) is casting a sold network television extravaganza for Del Rio Entertainment.
“This is a huge production that will air weekly. Eight shows, starting with the Pilot being
filmed on October 8th are planned.”
From Sheryl Roberts Casting:
We are looking for actors who are fluent in both Spanish and English (bi-lingual).
Female, Age range – early 20s to early 30s, Very attractive Latina / Hispanic, Bi-lingual, Come to the audition in sexy host style clothing.
Male, Age range – early 20s to early 40s, Very attractive Latino / Hispanic, Bi-lingual, Nice dress cloths (bring a jacket).
They should be familiar with music like Vincente Fernandez. The show will consist of BAnda, Ranchera, Mariachi, Cumbia, Salsa, Regaton, and Spanish Electronic House Music.
Both Hosts must be extremely good actors, very outgoing, and handle humor well. There will be segments where anything can be thrown at the Hosts, and they must be able to handle it (always in a funny way).
The pay for the Host and Co-Host is $200 for the pilot, salary negotiable for the remainder of the contract if hired.
Also needed are dancers, from babies to 12 years old. The children will be moving around the stage to Rancheras, etc…
Dancers may come to the audition in costumes. The dancers will be paid $50.
Please submit your picture, resume and phone number to email@example.com as soon as possible, as the auditions will be held on Thursday, September 29th.
If you are selected, we will call you to confirm your audition time and the location of the audition. » Read the full post
ATTENTION SINGERS: We are auditioning female vocalists, who fit the style of Sade. We are looking for a soundalike, as well as someone who can pull off her look. We are also looking for 2 male vocalists black or hispanic, able to harmonize. This is for a Paid corporate situation.