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FREE Audition Video Workshop in #ABQ

Posted by on December 17, 2014 | No comments

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.

You can download them by clicking on this link.

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.

FAQs

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?

No.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.

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

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Casting Multiple Newborns for The Night Shift

Posted by on December 16, 2014 | No comments

NMFilm Production The Night Shift OHI

FEATURED BACKGROUND CASTING FOR NBC SERIES, THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEW BORN BABIES

FROM WHITE TURTLE CASTING:
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby to have a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, 9 January 2015, email pictures (once your baby is born), parent’s name, contact number, babies’ weight and length to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

White Turtle Casting needs several Newborns or Twins.

Title your email, “BABY”.

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#NMFilm “After the Fall”

Posted by on December 16, 2014 | No comments

Official trailer for New Mexico Film, “After the Fall”, formerly known as “Things People Do”, starring Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw, Jason Isaacs and Haley Bennett.

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Adam Sandler’s Western Headed to NM – EXCLUSIVE

Posted by on December 12, 2014 | 11 comments

Adam Sandler's New Mexico Western OHI

ONEHEADLIGHTINK EXCLUSIVE:

Well hell, near’on two years ago this Blogette followed the first tips announcing that TWO huge Westerns would ride in NM – one of which never made it into the saddle. “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, did weather its wild shoot in the Land of Enchantment, but Adam Sandler’s, “Ridiculous Six”, headed into the sunset before the magical light of a New Mexico day fell upon it.

Now, it’s BACK ON!

Sources attached to the production confirm exclusively to OHI, its current New Mexico (re)connection. The project, as formerly dropped by both Sony and Paramount, is likely headed to NM as part of the widely reported Sandler/Netflix, four picture deal!

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Major Motion Picture Casting a “young Ben Affleck” in New Mexico

Posted by on December 12, 2014 | 4 comments

Revised 12/14/14
Casting boy with champion marital art skill in New Mexico OHI.jpg

Midthunder Casting is conducting a talent search for a Warner Brothers feature film which will heavily feature two young boys in SAG principal roles; one Caucasian 12 year old boy (to portray a young Ben Affleck) and one Caucasian 10 year old boy.

Both boys must have extensive WUSHU, KUNG FU, or PENCAK SILAT training and experience; however, they will consider high level (state – world champion) competitors in all martial arts forms.

Those qualified and interested must send photos and video clips of fighting skills, training and competitions, as well as contact info and city/state in which they reside to:

MidthunderCasting@gmail.com

Southwest region preferred – Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah

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Deadline to submit:
Monday 12/15/14, 5pm
Pay is $880/day or $3,053/week

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Tip: Title your email with child’s age, city and type of Martial Arts practiced.

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Batman V. Superman WRAPS in Taos, New Mexico

Posted by on December 10, 2014 | No comments

Batman v Superman filming in New Mexico snow OHI

As mentioned here…the Batman Vs. Superman shoot going down in southern New Mexico was expected to move north within the state for more filming.

Well that dish has been CONFIRMED. The Taos News cracked the case and spills all the deets on the filming that occurred over the weekend atop their snowy mountains.

As part of their investigations the Taos News includes the official statement from the state Film Office which further confirmed completion of the production in New Mexico, including this delightful bullet:

“The production estimates that they spent more than $13 million in the New Mexico economy, on everything from local construction hires to lumber and catering supplies. The film completed its principal photography in New Mexico, after shooting in Michigan and Illinois. The production company estimates that it hired approximately 200 New Mexico crew members during the course of the production.”

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Casting New Mexico Resident Stand-in for Scorch Trials

Posted by on December 10, 2014 | No comments

Casting New Mexican Stand in for Scorch Trials OHI

***New Mexico Residents Only***

EG Casting is looking for a 5’4″ Hispanic or Caucasian, 18 – 40 y/o, female stand in, dark hair, size 0/2 to work Dec. 15-19, in northern New Mexico.

Email a photo, your height, weight and sizes to egabel@msn.com. Title your email, “Stand In”.

Don’t forget to include your phone number.

***New Mexico Residents Only***

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#ABQ Champion

Posted by on December 8, 2014 | No comments

“I’ve been as low as you can go and as high as you can get” -Johnny Tapia

The Johnny Tapia documentary premieres Dec. 16 on HBO

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NM Film Industry Tune Up: Read all about it!

Posted by on December 4, 2014 | No comments

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Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on December 4, 2014 | No comments

94 Rock Film Fix

GETTING INTO IT!

I worked background on THE NIGHT SHIFT w/ PAT, Art, Chris, Heidy, Dawn, Justin, Martin and all sorts of awesome NM Talent cast & crew! Directed by Jason Priestly, Steve and another guy…

There’s still time for YOU to get in on the NBC series (I’m looking at you Mrs. Swami Rob).

Email: extras@whiteturtlecasting.com
Include your height, weight, age, a clear current photo of yourself PLUS the year, make, model of your car. Also include and special skills or training you have, such as police, EMT, Military or Medical training/experience.

Networking:

Casting Coffee moving to Fans of Film Café on Yale/ Girard, Dec. 13, 11 am

The Casting Coffee Group is an informal group of people in the entertainment industry. We get together every other Saturday to share updates on what we’re working on, experiences and knowledge gained, and support each others’ projects in a spirit of generosity and camaraderie. We meet from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Albuquerque every other Saturday at The Fans of Film Café, at 504 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM.”

Join them to make new friends and experience a great networking opportunity! Watch for scheduling info here on Thursdays.

TRAINING:

“Act” Like a Cop training course at Sol Acting Academy – Sat Dec. 6
Actor/Director, Retired Deputy Sheriff – teaching Characterization and Tactical movement. Click here for more info.

Free Dance Classes – first two Saturdays of each month.
Free Beginner Country Western dance lesson
Saturday Dec 13, 6:30 PM
Dirty Bourbon

CASTING:

Auditions for a short film: Overland Casting in Santa Fe Dec. 14

Saturday Longmire & Manhattan Casting
+ all 13 episodes playing at Jean Cocteau Cinema, Saturday & Sunday. The weekend’s events also include a Casting Panel, a class on, “How blow stuff up & not yourself” -AND- hair & Makeup free pro headshots!

STILL FILMING – Scorch Trials (Gus Fringe), Dig, Night Shift…Messengers wrapping up – Santa Fe about to blow-up!

House of Cards filming NOW

SCOOP:

TINA FEY MOVIE Journalist memoir as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”

Orion Spacecraft launch at Kennedy Space Center, TODAY, will include a screening of the New Mexico film “Delivery From Earth”, by Santa Fe filmmaker who won just one of the avail. NM Film Foundation grants.

SUPERMAN – Deming/El Paso area, word is he’s heading…North.

Xanthe with actress/acting instructor, Lora Cunningham NEXT week. Big time agents from Mitchell Presley Talent Group the week after that!

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Tina Fey movie coming to New Mexico

Posted by on December 3, 2014 | No comments

Taliban Shuffle to film in New Mexico

The Hollywood Reporter has been following for months that…

Paramount has picked up The Taliban Shuffle, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir as a starring vehicle for Tina Fey.

Fey is attached to star in and produce the adaptation with her former Saturday Night Live boss and 30 Rock cohort Lorne Michaels.

And as discussed on the air just weeks ago with the 94Rock Morning Show, OHI has received tips that Fey and her co-star Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wallstreet, Pan Am) may very well bring their “Taliban Shuffle” out to shoot in New Mexico.

Well now it’s official, at least by our standards. Early word on the Albuquerque, NM production of the weighty comedy is that filming is scheduled to begin, January 2015.

More on the plot: “The memoir tells of Barker’s arrival as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”

Thanks for the major tip ROCKSTAR

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#NMFilm AUDITIONS

Posted by on December 3, 2014 | No comments

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 overlandcasting@gmail.com

Overland Film Casting Call New Mexico

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 e-mailoverlandcasting@gmail.com<mailto:overlandcasting@gmail.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.

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Tour Manhattan sets & locations! Win tix here!

Posted by on December 2, 2014 | 3 comments

Manhattan set and location tours OHI

The critically acclaimed New Mexico made dramatic series, MANHATTAN, is getting geared-up to begin filming its second season in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.

You can get in on the action with an unprecedented tour of the sets and locations of the historic and beautifully recreated drama.

This Friday, December 5, at noon, a set tour will begin at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Theatre. From there, on to locations.

Beginning at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design set of Manhattan, passengers will be shuttled to tour the actual locations in Los Alamos!

The Santa Fe Film Festival’s official transportation service, Santa Fe Valet, will chauffeur passengers in their luxury shuttle to the Los Alamos History Museum for a tour highlighting locations in the Manhattan series –

You can buy tickets here -or- you can enter to win FREE tickets from OneHeadlightInk.com, by emailing your name & contact information to WIN@oneheadlightink.com. HURRY, seats are limited and we have 1o hot seats to give away! Enter NOW!

Qualified/complete entries will be randomly drawn by 5 p.m. tomorrow! Winners will be notified and emailed their e-tickets! Good luck!

Brought to you by the Los Alamos County Community & Economic Development and the Los Alamos Film Office and the Santa Fe Film Office.

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Support Local Roast #ShopLocal #NM

Posted by on December 2, 2014 | No comments

Fans of Film Cafe & Brew New Mexico

” My air roasted coffee is now being sold to New Mexico film studios and on locations. Beyond bringing the film community better coffee, I’m also working toward production budget for creating local projects here at the cafe. After producing and directing few no budget projects myself, I realized having a sustainable living to create was a must. Thank you for supporting my efforts, and please check out the cafe online at fansoffilm.cafe.”
-Michael Palombo

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Manhattan -AND- Longmire Background Casting Call

Posted by on December 1, 2014 | 2 comments

Casting Longmire and Manhattan in Santa Fe New Mexico

WHAT: CASTING CALL FOR MANHATTAN season 2 -AND- LONGMIRE season 4

WHEN:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH
9:AM TO 3:PM

WHERE:
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 MONTEZUMA AVE.
SANTA FE NM 87505

Watch the entire first season of the WGN series, “Manhattan” on the BIG SCREEN, at George R. R. Martin’s very own, Jean Cocteau Cinema -AND- get your headshot taken for consideration as background talent in “MANHATTAN” season 2 -AND- “LONGMIRE” season 4, both filming in and around Santa Fe in the Spring of 2015!

MANHATTAN MARATHON – Saturday December 6th
Manhattan E 1 9:00am-9:45am
Manhattan E 2 9:45am-10:30am
Manhattan E 3 10:45am-11:30p
Manhattan E 4 11:30-12:15pm
Manhattan E 5 12:30-1:15pm
Manhattan E 6 1:15-2:00pm
Manhattan E 7 2:15-3:00pm
Manhattan E 8 3:00-3:45pm
Manhattan E 9 4:pm-4:45pm

FREE HEADSHOTS 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Visit the Hair/Makeup Trailer outside Jean Cocteau and then got to the lobby for a free headshot by professional photographer, Craig Clark. Bob Baxter will be scouting background talent for New Mexico made TV series’ MANHATTAN SEASON 2 and LONGMIRE SEASON 4.

MANHATTAN MARATHON – Sunday December 7th
Manhattan E 10 10am-10:45p
Manhattan E 11 10:45pm-11:30p
Manhattan E 12 11:45-12:30pm

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Meet ‘Mike’, the man Saul calls

Posted by on December 1, 2014 | No comments


“Better Call Saul”, premieres Sunday, February 8, 2015 on AMC

Welcome back, boys!

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New Mexico Film to Premiere during Orion Spacecraft Launch

Posted by on November 30, 2014 | No comments

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SANTA FE- The New Mexico Film Foundation announced that Santa Fe filmmaker Michael Becker’s film “Delivery From Earth” will premiere at locations around the country including the Kennedy Space Center on Dec 4th as part of the launch of the Orion Spacecraft. Becker won the Lockheed Martin Filmmaker Grant offered by the New Mexico Film Foundation earlier this year.

Becker was one of 30 New Mexico independent filmmakers who submitted an application for the grant. Applicants were asked to submit a concept for a 3-5 minute movie that deals with the theme of deep space exploration and pioneering and asks the questions ‘…and what now…do we stop exploring?” Becker’s film offers a promising vision of the future in “Delivery from Earth.” The story follows a young Navajo boy and his family as they watch history in the making – the birth of the first human born on Mars.

Teaser trailer:

Nearly 200 museums and science centers around the United States will participate in the Orion First Flight Viewing event, streaming launch videos, holding panel discussions and displaying space exploration exhibits. Participants will have the option of including Becker’s film in their programing.

Becker plans on traveling to Florida several days prior to the launch to talk about his film and to witness the launch of Orion Spacecraft on December 4th. “From the seed of an idea about a child born on Mars, a project was realized by bringing together many talented people. We hope audiences enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed making it.” Said Becker.

The following is a list of First Flight Viewing Events locations in New Mexico:

  • New Mexico Museum of Space History (Alamogordo, NM)
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM)
  • Hefferan Planetarium (Albuquerque, NM)
  • E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center (Farmington, NM)

A complete list of participating Event Viewing locations can be found here.

Visit the New Mexico Foundation at www.nmfilmfoundation.org and on Facebook

Contact Dirk Norris, NMFF President/Executive Director 575-802-3230 | dirk@nmfilmfoundation.org | nmfilmfoundation.org |

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Independence, New Mexico

Posted by on November 29, 2014 | No comments

Soooo…without the usual 3 tier “likelihood” of semi-confirmation that OHI usually employs as definitive speculation that something “might be happening” in New Mexico, it seems that some major ventures in guessing will be necessary to nab what may eventually become a major scoop…

In what might sound like, “movie sequels that have already been made” news, it appears that the recently greenlit, “INDEPENDENCE DAY 2″, with or without Will Smith, WILL HEAD to NM in the coming months.

OHI readers may recall that Will Smith and his son, Jaden, made an “After Earth” visit out New Mexico way back in the Spring of ’13. Well, now we wait for more by way of the first casting call and/or some more substantiation from support services or others in the know, on whether or not ID2 is indeed destined to be in our southwestern midst.

We shan’t have to wait long as the skinny on the release date deems for an expedient start, so as to align with the 20th anniversary (yup, it’s been near on TWENTY YEARS) of the release of the original…

Got tips? Send ‘em to: info@oneheadlightink.com

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“House of Cards” headed to New Mexico

Posted by on November 21, 2014 | 7 comments

UPDATE 11/29/14: EG Casting is NOW seeking background talent for “HOUSE OF CARDS”, filming in Las Vegas, Espanola and Santa Fe, New Mexico in mid-December. They are currently seeking Hispanic Women age range from 20 to 60. Must be able to speak Spanish.

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They will ALSO need background men and women with cars for additional scenes. Sorry, NO red, black or white cars can be considered due to filming requirements.

New Mexico Residents ONLY

To be considered, email a photo, height, weight, phone number, make, model and color of car to egabel@msn.com. Title your email, “HOC Background” AND applicable description, e.g. “Spanish Woman”, “(Ethnicity) Man” or “(Ethnicity) Woman”, AND “Car Make/Model/Color”.

***EXAMPLE***

To: egabel@msn.com

Subject: HOC Background, Hispanic Woman, Black Honda Civic

Attach clear, current photo of yourself (and also a photo of your car, if possible)

Height:

Weight:

Phone:

houseofcards to shoot santa fe OHI

Yes. Corroboration of some rumblings picked up by a little OHI sleuthing, in the form of some insider info, confirms that a “House of Cards” episode is set to shoot in the New Mexico state capital.

According to tipsters, the third season finale of the Netflix original series will film within just a matter of weeks. Set in Washington D.C., no word on how in the world a Santa Fe backdrop will or will not play into the political drama’s storyline; which has thus far filmed at the offices of The Baltimore Sun, Havre de Grace, Maryland and Aberdeen, Maryland, with exterior scenes of Washington D.C. filmed at the National Mall including road closures at Avenues Pennsylvania and Constitution.

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New Mexico Film victories and futures celebrated at the Santa Fe Film Festival, “Industry Tune Up” Dec 5-7

Posted by on November 20, 2014 | One comment

Santa Fe Film Festival 2nd annual Tune Up

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

Legislative Brunch
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!

Click below for full schedule. STAY TUNED for full roster and daily updates at the SFFF website and on Facebook!

SFFF 2014 Tune up casting worksops networking

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