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Albuquerque, NM: Open Audition

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Prospect Hill Productions LLC Albuquerque NM

WHERE:

Prospect Hill Productions, LLC

WHEN:

Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
-and-
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

WHAT:

Looking for all types, personalities and ethnicities for the following -

Eight (8) women age 16-30; Eight (8) women age 30-60;

Twelve (12) men age 16-30; and Six (6) men age 30-60 for leading & supporting roles, in addition to minor roles and background.

This is for a crime/drama motion picture, based on a true story, circa 1930’s through 1970’s, TBA.

Also for two (2) non-union television series in development as listed below.

Prepare a 1-to-2 minute monologue and be prepared to improvise.
Resume and headshot preferred, but not required.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the appointed time.

Call to schedule an appointment: (505) 503-1574, Monday through Friday, or log-on to www.prospecthillproductionsllc.com and go to the contact page to send an email.

Auditions held at:
PROSPECT HILL PRODUCTIONS, LLC
4931 Prospect Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 503-1574

Also in the works: JUPITER, a 70’s/80’s drama-based production, & a second family-based comedy television series, TBA.

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Video of the Day: NM Film Foundation Edition

Posted by on February 6, 2014 | Comments Off

YOU are the foundation of New Mexico’s independent film resource launch. Visit the NMFF indiegogo page here.

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Star Wars on display in New Mexico

Posted by on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off

Original Star Wars Scripts and notes displayed in New MexicoChristina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune

Eastern New Mexico University houses a secret sci-fi treasure in the form of original, handwritten Star Wars scripts.

Screenwriter Leigh Brackett was hired by George Lucas himself to pen scenes for the second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy back in the late 1970s.

The school’s Special Collections librarian, Gene Bundy, confirms with the Portales News Tribune that the Star Wars creator also provided his hand-written shooting script for the “Empire Strikes Back,” to accompany the original script written by Leigh Brackett.

ENMU’s Golden Library is also in possession of Brackett’s original notes from her meetings with Lucas. All of this came to pass as a result of of Brackett’s longtime friendship with ENMU alum and “Dean of Science Fiction”, author Jack Williamson – who taught at the university from 1960 til his death in 2006.

Though Brackett’s original drafts, donated to the university upon her death in 1978, were revised many times before the movie was released in 1980, she is posthumously credited for her writing in the film.

The original movie scripts and screenplays are available for public viewing upon request.

Read more from Bundy with the Portales News-Tribune here.

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New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase 2013

Posted by on October 9, 2013 | 2 comments

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase

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

Donna Wells She Had Some Horses

Elliot Stenzel Tantric Love Balls

Marilyn Brindis Milton

Mindy J. Cole Montar La Cabra

Denise Trochei Dunes of Doom

Rudy Miera May I Help You?

Ben Rice Framing Enchantment

Award Ceremony Sunday Oct 27, 7:00-8:00pm

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NEW MEXICO WOMEN IN FILM: FILM & TV INDUSTRY MIXER

Posted by on September 24, 2013 | Comments Off

NMWIF New Mexico Women in Film September Mixer

The Inn & Spa at Loretto

and

New Mexico Women in Film

cordially invite you

2013 NEW MEXICO FILM & TV INDUSTRY MIXER

Sunday, October 13th 3-6pm
The Penthouse at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

The Inn & Spa at Loretto extends their appreciation
to the NM Film & TV Industry

Join us to celebrate and toast the continuing success
of Film & TV in the Land of Enchantment

$25
Tickets online at NMWIF.com
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres / cash bar
Proceeds benefit NMWIF Programs & Scholarships

innatloretto.com                                          nmwif.com

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FREE Labor Day Weekend Event – Statewide, New Mexico

Posted by on August 28, 2013 | Comments Off
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Salt of the Earth Tour New Mexico

Statewide, NM – FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT TOUR

The New Mexico Federation of Labor (NMFL) along with a collation of business and community groups presents THE SALT OF THE EARTH TOUR FREE – ALL AGES, SIX CITY TOUR this Labor Day Weekend.

Beginning in Southern New Mexico, in Las Cruces and in Truth or Consequences on Saturday August 31, the midpoint of the festivities will be held in Albuquerque and Corrales on Sunday September 1, with the full culmination of the traveling festival landing in Santa Fe on Monday September 2, ending in a finale blowout that night in Taos!

The six city, three-day event featuring performance art, poetry and music, will bring the true meaning of Labor Day to the people of New Mexico in a fun family environment.

Jon Hendry, President of NMFL said, “Many people think of Labor Day as just another three day holiday, but it’s our chance to celebrate working people and labor’s contribution to this country. We want to entertain and educate people.”

The Joe West Trio headlines “The Salt of the Earth Tour,” performing spirited renditions of classic workers’ songs important to labor history and tradition. Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy brings his exquisite style of social justice oriented lyrical poetry to new audiences on the tour. Local street performers of all styles and special musical guests will create a festive environment for all to enjoy. The seminal New Mexican Labor film, “Salt of the Earth” will screen at each tour stop. Local progressive groups will be present at each event to connect with each other and with new audiences about their work.

It’s time to “Rock” & talk while New Mexico talent and artists work to entertain and engage YOU!

Get into it here!

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AP: ’Veronica Mars’ campaign rattles movie industry

Posted by on March 25, 2013 | Comments Off

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Posted at: 03/23/2013 2:12 PM
By JAKE COYLE

(AP) NEW YORK – After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush.

“There were a few minutes of nothing happening,” he says. “Then in an hour, watching that ticker go was mesmerizing. I had an attention span of, like, four seconds because everything on my computer screen I wanted to look at at the same time. The Twitter feed was going crazy, the emails were going crazy and then watching that Kickstarter total go up.”

Thomas last week launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie of his cult TV show, which was canceled after three seasons in 2007. It met its stated goal of raising $2 million in less than 11 hours, meaning it would be greenlit to begin shooting this summer. It’s surpassed $3.7 million with more than two weeks still to go.

The resounding, immediate success of the crowd-funding campaign sent shockwaves through the movie business. Films had found much-needed financial support on Kickstarter before, but “Veronica Mars” is different. It’s a studio project, owned by Warner Bros., which produced the show.

The money given by the fervent fans of “Veronica Mars,” which starred Kristen Bell as a teenage private eye, will go not to a filmmaker operating on his own, but one with the distribution and marketing muscle of a very large corporation _ just one that hadn’t previously been convinced to bankroll a “Veronica Mars” film.

Were donating fans spurring a goliath to action, or its unwitting pawns?

The wide majority of “Veronica Mars” fans couldn’t care less. They will get the movie they craved, as well as the proud feeling of having played an essential role in the show’s resurrection. Maryland fan Matt Clipp typified the eager contributors, writing: “I am MORE than happy to donate $100 to this project. This movie has been a dream of mine ever since the series ended back in 2007. … LET’S GET THIS THING MADE, `VERONICA MARS’ FANS!”

While the emotional side is surely the biggest motivation for most donors, they’re also paying for tangible goods. Rewards range from an emailed copy of the script ($10 contributions), all the way up to a speaking part in the film as a waiter who says, “Your check, sir,” (a single $10,000 donation). All money is refunded if for any reason the film doesn’t get made.

“Most of the people who are pledging are getting in at the $35 and $50 range where they’re getting a download of the movie, a T-shirt, a copy of the script at $35, and all of that plus the DVD and the making-of documentary at the $50 price point,” says Thomas. “So I don’t think anyone’s being taken advantage of. I feel like the rewards are worth it.”

Typically in film financing, any investor has the chance to earn his money back and potentially share in the profits. Slate claimed the “Veronica Mars” project sets a “terrible precedent.”

Joss Whedon, whose devoted fanboy following is similar, if larger, than Thomas’, said that he reacted in “unfettered joy” at the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. But Whedon, who realizes he’ll now be hounded to follow suit with another movie of his canceled cult TV series “Firefly,” acknowledged some trepidation about the financial arrangement for fans.

“I understand that it feels not as pure, and that the presence of a studio makes it disingenuous somehow,” Whedon told BuzzFeed. “But people clearly understood what was happening and just wanted to see more of the thing they love. To give them that opportunity doesn’t feel wrong. If it was a truly wrong move, I don’t think it would have worked.”

Thomas says he’s been in daily contact with Warner Bros., which approved the plan in advance. The studio hasn’t sought to flaunt its involvement. Executives for its digital wing, which is planning a limited theatrical release followed by video-on-demand early next year, declined to comment.

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler, too, declined to comment when asked through a spokesman about whether corporate involvement compromises Kickstarter’s mission. Kickstarter takes a 5 percent fee from money raised for successful projects.

Since being founded in 2009, Kickstarter has raised more than $500 million for some 35,000 creative projects. The “Veronica Mars” film is far and away its most lucrative movie project.

Earlier this year, the documentary short film “Inocente” became the first Kickstarter-backed Oscar-winner, having raised about $52,000 on the platform. Kickstarter has drawn several big Hollywood names, including David Fincher (a producer of an animated project that raised more than $440,000) and Charlie Kaufman (whose short animated film “Anomalisa” brought in $406,000).

Some have derided Kickstarter’s growing influence (Gawker lamented its “online panhandling”), but few would argue it’s been a positive force for getting dozens of films made in an industry landscape that can be brutal for independent filmmakers.

Thomas admits some of the talk of the “revolutionary” impact of the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign has been “an overreach,” but he hopes it leads to more low-budget films finding their way in the world.

“I don’t know that I would bet that a Kickstarter model starts to work across the board and that everyone who wants to make a $3, 4, 5 million movie can expect to go to Kickstarter and get financed,” he said. “When there is a brand name product that people have responded to and want to see and there’s already a built in following for it, people can be very successful. I hope that in that respect we are pioneers and we see more of them.”

Many are already seeing new potential to capitalize on small but dedicated fan support. (On the CW, “Veronica Mars” averaged less than 2.5 million viewers.) Shawn Ryan, whose FX drama “Terriers” was canceled in 2010 after one season, tweeted that he was “very interested” in the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. “Could be a model for a `Terriers’ wrap up film,” he said.

Thomas also co-created another canceled show _ the Starz cult comedy “Party Down” _ that may be reborn as a film. He’s still hopeful that will happen, but says funding is already lining up more traditionally.

In the meantime, he’s hoping the Kickstarter contributions keep coming. More money means being able to shoot in Southern California (where the show was set) and gradual boosts in production value. The screenplay, of which he has 37 pages written, features a 10-year high school reunion for Mars’ Neptune High _ a gathering that will include inevitable strife.

“In the barebones version, angry words would have been exchanged,” says Thomas. “We’re now starting to look comfortable enough to say there will be a brawl.”

It already promises to be a different kind of filmmaking experience. He’ll have 100-plus Kickstarter contributors to use as extras. A documentary on the making of the movie has begun tracking Thomas with cameras. And the production schedule has been built to include two days purely for Thomas, Bell and others to sign the thousands of movie posters and other items they’ve promised their Kickstarter backers.

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TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST – GET INTO IT

Posted by on March 1, 2013 | One comment

Here’s your chance to WIN Free tickets to select showings of the Taos Shortz Film Fest for March 8 & March 9 – but better yet, buy your FULL event passes NOW at:

Taos-Shorts-Film-Fest-2013-Tickets

To win: Send your name & contact info. to win@oneheadlightink.com to be entered for two Free tickets to select showings of Taos Shortz for March 8 & March 9!!!

Title your email “TAOS SHORTZ #4″ or “TAOS SHORTZ #7″ to be entered to win your preferred date! GOOD LUCK!

2 Tickets to Global Shortz program #4 / Friday March 8th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2 Tickets to Global Shortz program # 7 / Saturday March 9th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Winners will be randomly drawn and notified on March 6.

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New Mexico Film: Getting Into It

Posted by on December 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Extras & Background Casting

On Location Casting – FREE Talent Application

EG Casting – Talent Application

White Turtle Casting – (Breaking Bad, After Hours)

Talent Agencies/Casting Directors

A&M Talent House – (The Hunger Games, No Country for Old Men, The Lone Ranger, Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight, Longmire)

Applaus Talent Agency – SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agency

The Phoenix Agency – Modeling and Talent Agency

Sheryl Roberts – Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach

Jo Edna Boldin – Casting Director/Department (SEAL Team Six, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, The Book of Eli, 3:10 to Yuma, Crazy Heart, Terminator Salvation)

Youth, Education & Training

CNM – Film Crew Technician, Certificate Program

Public Academy for Performing Arts – Award winning education and training for students grades 6-12

Marie A.K. McMaster – Youth Actors Intensive

Film Acting and Auditioning Course with Actress/Director, Lora Cunningham – Albuquerque Actors Studio

New Mexico State University – Creative Media Institute

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Digital Graphics Technology AAS Degree

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Film Technician Training Program

NMSU Alamogordo – Digital & Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Eastern New Mexico University (Roswell) – Film & Digital Media Programs

Eastern New Mexico University (Portales)Digital Film Making

New Mexico Highlands University (Rio Rancho)Media Arts & Technology

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) – College of Fine Arts

Santa Fe University of Art & Design – Film School

Resource Organizations & Associations

YOUR New Mexico Film Office

New Mexico Film Offices and Commissions by Region here.

New Mexico Women in Film
– Support for the expansion of women’s role in the film industry.

SAG-AFTRA New Mexico Local Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts – IATSE Local 480

To include, exclude or otherwise update your listing here, please write to ifo@oneheadlightink.com.

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Spy Pics & Studio Shots of The Lone Ranger

Posted by on October 1, 2012 | Comments Off

Though their time in New Mexico has come to a raucous wrap, The Lone Ranger filming rolls on in California.

Walt Disney Pictures has released these breathtaking long shots and set stills of stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp from the gorgeous location shoots here in NM and in UT.

Teaser-trailer dot com has published these action packed “spy” pics from the Los Angeles set.

Check-out all our coverage on the film here – Chronicling everything that’s come across our desktop, from the first rumblings, to the rocky start-up, local filming haps, right down to those shiny happy NM Wrap Party pics.

The Lone Ranger is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2013!

Click through to enlarge

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Overwhelming NM Community Response Spurs Changes to Bless Me Ulitima Premiere

Posted by on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off

BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response

**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**

Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.

Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.

Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.

The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival
twitter.com/SFIndieFilmFest

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The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival

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Author Judy Blume to Attend New Mexico Premiere of Tiger Eyes

Posted by on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off

Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.

Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

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New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase

Posted by on August 14, 2012 | Comments Off

THE NM FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES THE 2012 “NEW MEXICO FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE”

WHAT: NM Filmmakers Showcase
WHEN: Deadline for Entries September 14th at 5:00 pm | Showcase for the Public-October 12th-14th
WHERE: Guild Cinema Theatre – 3405 Central Avenue, NE in Albuquerque
WHO: Open and free to the public

SANTA FE— The New Mexico Film Office announced a call for entries today for the 2012 NM Filmmakers Showcase in Albuquerque, October 12-14, at the Guild Cinema.

The Showcase is an annual event featuring a vast range of creative talent of New Mexicans from around the state. The Showcase is free and open to the public to attend.

There is no charge to submit an entry to the Showcase. This year’s deadline for entries is Friday, September 14th at 5:00 pm. Entries postmarked after this date will not be accepted.

“The New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase is a great opportunity for New Mexican filmmakers to have their short or feature length films screened for the public,” said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office.

Dirk Norris, coordinator of the New Mexico Filmmakers Programs said, “we are happy to be able to present the Filmmakers Showcase again this year. There are a great number of talented filmmakers in our state and the showcase is one way to give them exposure.”

A panel of local film professionals will judge the films in various categories, and winning films will be traveled around the state by the New Mexico Film Office in collaboration with local theatres and public access channels. Dramas, documentaries, animations and experimental films all qualify for entry – there is no minimum run time and the maximum run time is two hours.

Opening Night: Meet the filmmakers at an opening night reception sponsored by Laru Ni Hati Café, located at 3413 Central Ave. NE in Albuquerque, just down the street from the Guild. This reception will be held on Friday, October 12th from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm, with the kickoff films beginning afterwards at the Guild Cinema.

As the Guild has a limited amount of screen time, film submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for entries is Friday, September 14th at 5:00 pm. Mailed entries must be postmarked by September 14th. Entry forms will be available at the Guild Cinema box office and on our newly designed website here: nmfilm.com/Filmaker_Programs.aspx as of August 13, 2012.

For further information, contact the NM Filmmakers Program coordinator, Dirk Norris at the NM Film Office: (505) 476-5671.

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Free Local Showcase Open to All New Mexicans from October 12-14, 2012.
Deadline for Entries September 14th at 5:00 pm.

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Southern NM Volunteer Crew Call

Posted by on August 13, 2012 | Comments Off

Camera Hogs, LLC out of Las Cruces, New Mexico is set to produce a new drama series titled Desert Wasteland.

Beginning on a volunteer basis, shooting of the series pilot is scheduled to begin in September. Producers will be fundraising throughout the pilot to continue production into an entire season.

From the producers:

Although we don’t have the funds to pay our crew for the pilot, we are offering a copy on DVD with name in credits, one of our cool Camera Hogs t-shirts, Desert Wasteland poster and other apparel. We also offer the option of having a professional head-shot done in compensation for services provided. The pilot will be sent to film festivals locally, nationally, and internationally.

The pilot will be shot in SW NM, in the El Paso/Las Cruces areas.

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Visionary Casting Extras for New Mexico Western

Posted by on June 13, 2012 | Comments Off
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From Visionary, LLC:

Extras needed for a western filming just south of Santa Fe, NM at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

DATES: June 27- June 30; May come one or all days.

Extras with costumes, late 1800′s western, will have the possibility of payment of stipend. All others will be outfitted.

If interested please email: RedemptionFilm2012@gmail.com Subject: EXTRAS

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Stan Lee Tweets on Johnny Depp in #ABQ

Posted by on June 12, 2012 | Comments Off

Was Johnny Depp at this weekend’s Albuquerque Comic-Expo? Fellow film star and comic legend The Real Stan Lee was!

While Stan Lee made his highly anticipated appearance at the Expo this weekend, rumors swirled on the floor of the convention center when attendees began to whisper that The Lone Ranger star may have made his disguised way through the crowds.

From the top of the comic-book world totem pole, Lee tweeted graciousness toward Depp who is filming TLR in the Q with:

We purposely came to #Albuquerque late, ‘cause I knew #JohnnyDepp was shooting here today, and I didn’t want to have all the attention of everybody taken away from him and centered on me… And I thought that was the least I could do for a fellow movie star.
-The Real Stan Lee

If you found yourself oddly taken with a “mad hatted”, grey bearded chap at Sunday’s Expo, you may have been comic-crazed face to superstar and newly anointed Comanche, disguised face with Johnny Depp! Did you see him there? Some OHI readers think they did.

Who and what will be spotted getting their COSMIC on at the upcoming Roswell Cosmic-con & Film Festival??? Perhaps a Foo or two? How killer would a Depp Foo jam be any day of the week!?!?

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#ABQ #NM Feature film casting boys w/specific look

Posted by on May 24, 2012 | Comments Off

FEATRURE FILM- holding OPEN AUDITIONS.

Seeking Hispanic boys, 6-8 yrs. old, overweight and/or mean looking- no experience required

Friday 5/25/12
4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday 5/30/12
11:00am-1:00pm

Albuquerque Studios
5650 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Pay- $825/day if chosen for the role.

Audition materials available on site

kadiversitycasting@gmail.com

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DVD GIVEAWAY: The Devil Inside

Posted by on May 14, 2012 | Comments Off
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From Paramount Pictures:
The Devil Inside

RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2012

RUNNING TIME: 83 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R

Web/Mobile site:
www.DevilInsideMovie.com

On Facebook:
www.Facebook.com/TheDevilInsideMovie

On Twitter:
Twitter.com/TweetYourScream

BETWEEN SILENCE AND RELIGION, BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR, NO SOUL IS SAFE, FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURE’S COMES “THE DEVIL INSIDE”. THE FILM THAT THE VATICAN DIDN’T

WANT YOU TO SEE IS NOW ON BLU-RAY AND DVD. OWN IT MAY 15.

RELEASE DATE:

ON BLU-RAY ™ & DVD MAY 15 | EN BLU-RAY ™ Y DVD EL 15 DE MAYO

SYNOPSIS:
In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria. Many have been possessed by one; only one has been possessed by many.

Here’s your shot to win your OWN NEW MEXICO!!!

We helped bring you the sneak peek at Paramount Pictures, The Devil Inside

NOW between May 25 – If you live in New Mexico just go to our facebook page and enter “The Devil Inside” on our wall! Multiple winners will be randomly drawn on May 26 to pick-up their copy in the ABQ metro area! Enter now!

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DVD GIVEAWAY: The Grey

Posted by on May 14, 2012 | Comments Off
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From Universal Home Entertainment: The Grey

RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2012

RUNNING TIME: 117 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R

Web/Mobile site:
http://thegreythemovie.com/

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/TheGreyMovie

On Twitter:
https://twitter.com/#!/TheGreyMovie

HOLD ON TIGHT EVERYONE! FROM UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT COMES THE GREY- ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD. GET READY FOR THE ACTION ADVENTURE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! THE GREY – OWN IT ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD MAY 15TH.

RELEASE DATE:

ON BLU-RAY ™ & DVD MAY 15 | EN BLU-RAY ™ Y DVD EL 15 DE MAYO

SYNOPSIS: Liam Neeson stars as John Ottway, a sharpshooting wolf hunter who becomes an unlikely hero, leading a group of oilrig roughnecks on a death-defying backwoods trek through the Alaskan wilderness. When a plane transporting them to Anchorage crashes on a remote mountaintop, eight survivors must find their way back to civilization or perish in a frozen wasteland. With Ottway as their guide, the ravaged group faces hostile terrain with limited supplies. Most terrifyingly, they are stalked by a pack of fierce and cunning wolves. In order to survive, they will have to turn the tables on the ferocious predators in an unparalleled wilderness adventure.

Here’s your shot to win your OWN NEW MEXICO!!!

NOW between May 25 – If you live in New Mexico just go to our facebook page and enter “The Grey” on our wall! Multiple winners will be randomly drawn on May 26 to pick-up their copy in the ABQ metro area! Enter now!

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Rocky Mountain aims to High-tail away with NM film prospects

Posted by on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off

The Colorado State Senate has passed incentive legislation doubling rebates for film production.

From the Denver Post: (click for full article)

Colorado’s 10 percent film incentive program was one of the weakest, especially when compared to 25 percent incentive programs in neighboring New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. (New Mexico’s 25 percent incentive has lured 159 major productions in the past nine years, stirring almost $4 billion in economic impact and paying out $253 million in rebates, according to the New Mexico Film Office.)

While New Mexico’s reigning administration is angling to drag out multi-year “study” of State Film Incentives impact, today Deadline reports that a study released by Ernest & Young shows that state film incentive programs are good for local economies.

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