On the heels of the hottest news in modern day New Mexico Film, OHI has the scoop on major industry opportunities!
The Santa Fe Film Festival’s second annual, “Film Industry Tune Up”, brought to you by the Santa Fe Economic Development Department is taking shape as follows:
How to do more business with the film business
Meet and Greet with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures – How your business can do more business with the film business & Hosted Continental Breakfast
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers brunch and panel. Lawmakers discuss the Power of Persuasion and what’s ahead for the New Mexico Film Industry and the Breaking Bad Bill.
MY MOVIES, MY MONEY
With Mindy Jones, LCSW and location scout & assistant, and Puck Stair, 480 E-Board Member. Learn the answers and more at this financial literacy class designed specifically for film & television crew.
What’s a tax deduction?
How do I find the best heath care plan?
How do I find and manage my union retirement account?
How do I go on unemployment?
What’s a GRT and how does a kit rental work?
Mingle with film and TV pros as you fine-tune your craft and show your best work. Take advantage of acting, makeup & headshot sessions, and get valuable industry tips from SFFF’s immensely popular casting panel!
All of this AND CASTING for at least TWO BIG SANTA FE productions! Both “LONGMIRE” four and season two of the WGN series, “Manhattan” will hold extras casting calls during the weekend Tune-up!
This is a can’t miss industry event. For filmmakers, by filmmakers, lawmakers and deal makers!
No one in the industry can afford to miss it, and everyone can afford to attend – all admittance is FREE of charge!
This weekend: UNM Student Film Festival
3rd Annual UNM Student Film Festival – ASUNM Southwest Film Center
Saturday Nov 22 6 – 8 p.m.
Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in FUN HOUSE a film based on a memoir that focuses on a war correspondent in Kabul, Afghanistan. The book follows her journey from being a fish out of water after first arriving, to writing stories about militants, while examining the promiscuous culture of war correspondents and the violence around them.
“Exit 147″ Taylor Kitsch, is set to play the villainous lead, as sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. A young father driving cross country to see his daughter is stopped by a sheriff at Exit 147, and it turns into a psychological game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. Shooting is expected to begin in April 2015.
CASTING UPDATE 11/13/14:Lorrie Latham Casting is looking for 18-22 y/o men who have ATVs to work in a scene next Tuesday, Nov 18. Email a photo of yourself and your ATV to: email@example.com
WWE Studios and Lionsgate team up again on ‘The Condemned 2: Desert Prey': WWE.COM
Lionsgate, the premier next-generation global content leader, and WWE Studios have announced the production of “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey,” (working title), which extends the long-standing partnership between the two studios.
Roel Reiné (“Death Race: Inferno,” “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”) is set to direct with WWE Superstar Randy Orton attached to star. “The Condemned 2” marks Reiné’s and Orton’s second film together after the successful release of “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.” Alan McElroy (“The Marine 4: Moving Target”) wrote the script.
“The Condemned 2” follows a former bounty hunter (Orton) who soon finds himself on the run as part of a newly revamped, high-stakes and deadly Condemned tournament.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing ‘The Condemned’ franchise with Randy, Roel and our terrific partners at Lionsgate,” said Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President.
WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to promote the film.
“We are excited to be reteaming with WWE on “The Condemned 2,” after such a positive experience on the original film,” said Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks. “The combination of their brand marketing capabilities, creativity and deep lineup of dynamic onscreen talent result in a powerful partnership.”
WWE Studios and Lionsgate previously collaborated on “The Condemned,” “See No Evil” and “Leprechaun: Origins,” as well the just-released “See No Evil 2.” In 2015, the two studios will release the first two installments of their “Action Six-Pack” series: “Vendetta,” directed by The Soska Sisters (“See No Evil 2”) and starring WWE Superstar Paul “Big Show” Wight, as well as “Lockdown,” directed by Stephen Reynolds (“Tomb Raider Ascension”) and starring WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose.
Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios, and Wendy Jaffe, EVP of Business & Legal Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.
An INDEPENDENT FILM near Laguna is looking for Native Extras and Native American drummers and dancers in that area. firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Network series Dig – Looking for MEN to work in a bar scene in downtown ABQ next Tues Nov 11 . Specifically men who dress in drag with a goth slant. Other bar patrons with an edgy European look also needed.
Nov 10 Anybody live near Mountainair? Email your height/weight/photo/phone to: email@example.com NEW FACES ONLY. BAR -or- Mountainair
DOUBLE FEATURE: “Maze Runner Chapter 2: Scorch Trials”
Seeking young adults 18 -27 as well as Middle Eastern, African America, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian men, women and children for non-speaking paid roles.
Shoots in the Albuquerque area November through January.
The “Gladers” from the first movie must survive in “The Scorch,” a futuristic wasteland ravaged by solar flares.
and “Condemned 2: Desert Prey.”
The sequel is a WWE feature starring wrestler Randy Orton. It’s about a bounty hunter trying to survive a deadly tournament. The movie will film in Albuquerque this month and next.
Haynes Community Center at 2006 Grande Boulevard in Rio Rancho at 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you cannot make it to the casting call go to www.lathamcasting.com to be considered for roles.
Last week: Looking for minors 11 to 15, small for their age to work in Scorch Trials scenes, Thursday Nov. 13. Email, photo, height, weight, age, and Mom or Dad’s name and phone firstname.lastname@example.org Title email “11-15″.
White Turtle Casting needs MEN who can drive an ATV 4 Wheeler -and- Hispanic Boys 5-10 yrs old Pls email your name, contact number, current picture, height & weight, availability, Location, ie Abq or Santa Fe to email@example.com
“Highly Functioning” starring Bruce Campbell and shooting in Gallup, NM from Nov 7th to Nov 21st. All ages and types needed. Casting by Good Faith Casting, LLC Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA a professional casting company.
Get “Registered” with Good Faith Casting
MEAL & REEL a film called “Oasis Motel” needs extras between the ages 25-40 for a concert scene in Santa Fe, Monday, November 17th from 7am to 11 am.
*************** CREW CALL for the independent feature film, “I, Skylar, Am That”, to begin filming November 2015. Interviewing November 9th, 2014
Production Manager, Director of Photography, 1st AD, Script Supervisor, Casting Agent, Set Costumer, Costume Designer, Location Manager/Scout, Construction Co-ordinator, Gaffer, Tape logger/Camera Assistant
PAID POSITIONS are based on experience, with MEALS PROVIDED, FOOD & BEVERAGE PROVIDED, and ACCOMMODATIONS NEGOTIABLE.
UNPAID: Production Assistants
Interested parties should email a resume, links and/or samples of their work firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the positions of interest.
*************** ABQ Biz First – Icon Cinema, a family-owned business, that operates a complex in Roswell and is building in San Angelo, Texas is bringing theater space back to the 4 Hills shopping center.
FAVORITE N.M. MOVIES: No Country For Old Men, Natural Born Killers, Crazy Heart
Comedies: Observe and Report, A Million Ways to Die in the West – Beerfest
Looking for Background, all ages & ethnicities. Also looking for real nurses, police, firefighters, paramedic and amputees. If you are for example a real nurse, in the subject pls put NURSE.
If you are interested, submit ALL information as requested.
Refer to Contact Us Page to see what the perfect submission contains in the email.
Submit, ALL within the one email:
your name, contact number (cell is best), current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability and where you live (not your address) ie ABQ.
NOW CASTING: PRINT WORK FOR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Looking for three generation families! Parents, kiddos, grandmas, grandpas! REAL families wanted. As of now, not piecing together talent but looking for actual family members.
Send photos by Oct. 13th.
Half a day work on either Oct 29th or 30th in Albuquerque.
Pay rate will be negotiated depending on how many family members are hired. (Ballpark est at $100 per person.)
CONFLICTS: If you have done print work for any Health Care in past 3 years, do not submit.
Please submit clear pictures (no hats or sunglasses) to email@example.com
PICTURES: Feel free to send group photo of family or send individuals. Make sure they are clear photos. Send a few if you like. Please include names and age for the kids & contact number. Looking for Hispanic, Native American and Caucasian families.
Malevolent Pictures in association with Ruthless Pictures
Hideous has guaranteed distribution.
Director: Johnny Tabor
Producer: Troy Scoughton Sr. – Robert Dean
Casting Director: Gary Bryman
Shoot/Start Date: December 1-20, 2014
Pay Rate: 100.00 a Day, Housing provided and meals provided, gas travel only to New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico
SUBMIT Headshots and Resumes BY NOVEMBER 15, 2014, to Malevolentpictures@gmail.com.
NOTE: There are specific requirements for certain roles in this film. Please contact us for details.
HIDEOUS: While traveling across country on tour, six band members run into trouble on the road. Seeking help, they find themselves at a couples farmhouse, terrorized by a dark presence that has loomed there for decades.
ANNA Early 20s, girl next door, pretty, motherly. Works as a waitress in a small town restaurant. She and Billy have been together for almost two years…it’s been a rough relationship. He spends much of his time on the road pursing his music career. She loves him, but doesn’t really know if he can take care of her and the baby on the way.
BILLY Tall – Lead Singer- Late 20s, Long Hair, Rugged, Quiet and Collected. A frustrated man, he constantly tries to please himself and others, but has trouble doing so. He is constantly trying to quit smoking. He dropped out of high school to start a band with his best friend Riley and has been pursing his dream ever since. Music is Billy’s passion. He loves Anna, but fears not being able to take care of her because of his music dream. He is what most would call an unlikely hero.
RILEY Drummer – late 20s, Athletic build. Best friends with Billy since childhood. He’s rowdy, likes to party and fight. Riley grew up with an abusive father. Although he appears confident, it’s a facade. He views himself as a loser. He looks to music as his only chance of leaving his hometown and making something of himself.
JESSE Bass – Early 20s, Naive, skinny, shoulder length hair and a beard. Jesse isn’t a leader; he’s the newest member of the band, but really looks at Riley and Billy as older brothers. Music is his hobby and one day plans on traveling the world and settling down to become a lawyer. Jesse is an all around good guy.
TIM Backup Singer and Lead Guitarist – Mid 20s, Good looking and comes from money. He’s constantly in competition with Billy and is secretly in love with Anna. He thinks he’s quite the charmer, he has a nice guy appeal to him, but has hidden motives. He plans on starting a solo operation soon.
JENNY Groupie – Mid 20s – A free spirit and not looking for anything serious. She goes where the wind blows her. She grew up in a small town. She likes Riley, but will settle for any one of the band members.
CECILE Late 50s, grandmotherly in nature. She and her husband Walter have been through a lot in their years together. She lost her only daughter when she and Walter were younger.
WALTER Late 50s, quiet and weary. He feels responsible for the death of his daughter and has spent the extent of his life trying to reconcile the loss.
JUAN DIEGO Latino, Late 30s, unfaithful husband, married to Esperanza.
ESPERANZA Latina, late 30s. Once upon a time she and Juan Diego were madly in love, that is until they decided to start a family, and after continuously trying, discovered that Esperanza was unable to bear children. This was devastating news to the couple and, over time, Juan Diego became distant from his wife and would spend weeks at a time away working. When Esperanza discovers that not only is her husband having an affair, but that his mistress is also pregnant, Esperanza becomes enraged and seeks revenge.
RING MAN Late early 50s, tall, intimidating and weathered. (Bad Guy)
DRIFTER 1 Late 40s, works for the Ring Man. (Henchman)
DRIFTER 2 Late 40s, works for the Ring Man. (Henchman)
FORTUNE TELLER Female, 50s – 70s , Sweet yet eccentric woman who has a grandmotherly nature to her.
BONNIE 20s – Groupie chick, good looking and flirtatious.
UPDATE 10/8/14: Test shoots set to begin on Scorch Trials in New Mexico in just TWENTY DAYS!
******NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY******
EG Casting is looking for a female stand-in who fits the following description:
5’6″, dark brown hair…presumably to stand-in for Maze Runner actress, Kaya Scodelario.
Must have complete availability, requires meeting the director of photography for Scorch Trials.
Email photo with sizes and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
******NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY******
As I’ve been telling you since…here, “The Scorch Trials”, the upcoming sequel to the newly released, 20th Century Fox hit film, “The Maze Runner”, is set to shoot in New Mexico.
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, is based on the second novel in James Dashner’s Maze Runner book series. The original film has already racked up an impressive $148M worldwide, still set to open in China, the U.K., France, Germany and Italy.
According to JamesDashner.com, “The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?”
“Breaking Bad” spin-off, “Better Call Saul” is set to wrap-up production of season one in Albuquerque next month. If you haven’t applied to work as background talent on the series, send your physical description, contact information and a clear photo of yourself to: extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com.
More specifically, the casting directors are NOW looking for turn-of-the-century era vehicles for upcoming scenes:
BACKGROUND CASTING CALL – 2002 and OLDER VEHICLES
If you have a 2002 or older vehicle and have not already been on “Better Call Saul”, submit your name, contact number, current photo, your height and weight, YEAR, MAKE, MODEL & COLOR of your vehicle to extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com.
Joining the original matriarch and patriarch of National Lampoon’s first family of Vacations, the latest versions of the oft’ re-cast Griswold children have been revealed.
As recently discussed on-air, Audrey and Rusty have gone and grown-up. The role of Rusty, previously made famous by Anthony Michael Hall, Jason Lively and Johnny Galecki will be reprised by none other than comedy superstar, Ed Helms. In the Vacation reboot, now in production, Rusty has married up nicely, landing Christina Applegate.
Just announced this week, Audrey Griswold’s Juliette Lewis/Dana Hill/Dana Barron adult shoes will be filled by comedic gem, Leslie Mann. Like Rusty, it seems Audrey has espoused quite the hottie in landing “Thor” himself, aka Chris Hemsworth!
The only official word on filming is out of Atlanta, Georgia here, but OneHeadlightInk.com has it on good authority that filming will be shared with New Mexico. Leads that the production is headed this way are bolstered by this casting call out of the New Mexico film office, touting a WARNER BROS. FEATURE FILM CASTING FOR PAID EXTRAS. Check out the entire post here.
It is for certain that the present day Griswold’s, rumored to be led by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, will hit the big screen once again come 2015, produced by New Line Cinema, a unit of Warner Brothers Entertainment…
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – CW series “THE MESSENGERS’ for work on FRIDAY 9/26/14.
**MUST LIVE IN NEW MEXICO – Please do NOT submit from out of state!**
–NEW FACES who have not yer worked on this project ONLY!–
Pay rate for EXTRAS is $68.80 for 8 hours ($8.60/hour with an 8 hour guarantee). Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. You will receive a check in the mail 10-14 business days AFTER you work.
Call Times are not yet available so you must have FULL and flexible availability to work ALL day. ALL day = 12+ hours.
Location is in the ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.
*EXTRAS***NEW FACES PLEASE!!
HAVEN HOUSE STAFF and NURSES : Male and Female Clean cut, orderly and admin types , all ethnicities, 25-45 y/o – Medical exp. Preferred
HAVEN HOUSE DOCTORS: Male and Female all Ethinicties, 35-55 y/o clean cut, conservative
FAMILY MEMBERS: Male and Female all ethnicities, 30-60 y/o, conservative, clean cut ,upscale look , business attire
PATIENTS: Male and Female 18-50 y/o – all ethnicities, clean cut
To submit for work – EMAIL ASAP to: email@example.com with FRIDAY BOOKING subject line . You MUST include your first and last name & contact number. MUST also have a recently updated (within the past 6 months) talent profile in the OLC database! Your photo MUST be good quality, facing forward, NO sunglasses and you must be the only person in your picture!!
**DO NOT send more than one email! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT available on the listed work date or do NOT fit the talent specs!
“Better Call Saul” BACKGROUND CASTING CALL –
Hispanic Males 20-30 yrs – Tough types
White Turtle Casting is looking for Hispanic Males 20-30 yrs old – 5’8 and taller for upcoming scenes. If you are interested, submit your information, name, contact number, current picture, height & weight to firstname.lastname@example.org
Title your email: “HISPANIC”
*RUSH CALL* for CW series, “The Messengers”
ASIAN TRAVELERS: male and female, Asian, age range 18-80, variety of Asian types
BUSINESS TRAVELERS: male and female, all ethnicities, age rang 25-65, upscale, professional, MUST have business attire
BUSINESSMAN PHOTO DOUBLE: male, Caucasian, age range 60-75, white/gray/salt&pepper hair, height range 5’10”-6’0″, weight range 190-205lbs, medium build. (*see photo). Should also have a suit.
Also from USA Network, “Dig”, starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, is gearing up for filming. Lorrie Latham will begin extras casting within the next few weeks. Visit her website, to submit.
Tasty dirt productions out of Deming, NM – call for actors in their Doritos Crash the Super Bowl commercial contest.
MTV Open Call
Do you have the greatest party story ever? Did you have a legendary Spring Break that people are STILL talking about years later? Do you keep people on the edge of their seats recanting the most insane prom of all time? Did a party plan go terribly wrong only to end in pure comedy? Did you pull off a prank so epic that it went viral? Has your embarrassing story made you a local legend?
If you believe your story trumps all, we want to hear from you!
If you appear between the ages of 16 and 25, are an amazing storyteller, and believe you have the greatest party story ever, email us at email@example.com. Please include your name, contact info, photos, and a description of you and your unbelievable saga!