New Mexico Film, The Homesman.
New Mexico Film, The Homesman.
Last year Denis Villeneuve became a red hot commodity with the runaway success of his Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal dramatic thriller, Prisoners, which led Alcon Entertainment to seal a two year deal with the French-Candian writer/director.
The very latest product of that partnership is set to land in New Mexico in just a matter of months. A crime thriller, titled Sicario is slated for production in NM this June.
Blunt will play a police officer in the Southwest who crosses the border with a group of mercenaries to track down a dangerous drug lord (hint, not Walter White). The film is already getting a lot of early buzz due to Villeneauve’s attachment and for the gritty premise being heroine driven.
And even before production is underway on Sicario there are rumblings all over the web, already looking forward to Villeneauve’s follow-up picture, The Story of Your Life, another sci-fi drama, this time led by Amy Adams, Blundt’s co-star in Sunshine.
How’s that for an #NMFilm string!
Related: Variety reports that Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to co-star.
#NMFilm production, The Night Shift will premiere on NBC, Tuesday May 27.
UPDATE 4/6/14: Aaron Paul has made no secret of his wish & intent to be a part of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul…
Well, TONIGHT a source very close to the actor and the production tells OneHeadlightInk EXCLUSIVELY that all the i’s have been dotted and t’s crossed, officially adding the actor to the upcoming shoot schedule!!!!
Filming is set to begin in Albuquerque by the end of May and continue through early July.
With new character developments emerging and production set to begin within weeks right here in Albuquerque, die hard Baddies around the world await with bated breath.
As anticipation and speculation mounts, separate camps are already beginning to form. Some being of the mindset that Saul can do no wrong as far as being capable of delivering the same level of top tier dark-dramedy so exquisitely executed by its parent, Breaking Bad. While other more paranoid types (count me in here) are terrified that the beloved offspring could turn out to be a bad seed. Please, oh please dear lord (aka Vince Gilligan) don’t let this chip off the old masterpiece devolve into another Joanie Loves Chachi.
Now while sitting in the proverbial waiting room until this project finally airs in November, there is a middle ground to be found which looks a lot like hope. After all, it has been done before – success, even surpassed success of a spinoff from its jump off. Maybe nobody really loved Chachi, but those Milwaukee beer factory workers, Laverne and Shirley too spawned from Happy Days and have since rightfully earned their place in television history.
Just look at how all the hairspray, stone washed denim and shoulder pads of some over privileged teenagers set forth the hit 90s twenty-something prime-time soap opera that was and always will be the one and only Melrose Place. Cynical curmudgeon Archie Bunker and all of his family gave us George and Weezie.
Frasier’s success surpassed that of his ensemble on Cheers. And then there’s Mary. The Goddess who is Mary Tyler Moore and the vast talents behind her shows and characters wrangled her her own show after the Dick Van Dyke Show and even further from Mary Tyler Moore, were we gifted with RHODA!
From the stand-up comedy stages whence he came, Bob Newhart carved out a solid spot for himself in a prime-time comedy show of his very own – AND THEN went on to do it again in the very next decade, dropping the Bob from his Newhart and coming back as a whole new man in an even more successful show. So it can be done.
While it’s still too early to tell who will spinoff from where and what will be what in the prequel world of “Saul Goodman”, a few things are a certainty – Odenkirk can bring it, Gilligan and (Peter) Gould are ferocious and clever beyond our wildest dreams, and there is a standing fan base at the ready to embrace this chapter of the best bad experience of our lives.
In the meantime chew on this: Thursday Showbiz 411 published a scoop claiming that new “Saul” characters will include, “regular players named Burt, Dr. Thurber, Beth, Eddie, and Zak and Luke. Burt is described as a “Kennedy” type lawyer in a white-shoe law firm. Dr. Thurber and Beth are also supposed to be lawyers. Eddie is a career criminal, a cool guy who speaks Spanish. Zak and Luke are skateboarding twins around 20 years old.”
Come on November!
NOW through Monday!
From Midthunder Casting:
Hispanic females, age 75+ who live in New Mexico, sweet and articulate, gracious and charming, 8 lines of dialogue so some acting experience helpful, but not necessary.
Please send picture (no larger than 2MB) ASAP to: info[at]midthundercasting.com
2) Contact Phone
4) City and State where you reside
After years of being in and out of active development, what was originally set to be the U.S. adaptation of the French Canadian film, Father and Guns – Blood Father is now ramping-up production.
Scripted by Peter Craig (The Town) and Directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine), Blood Father is set to star Mel Gibson.
The plot follows the plight of a father (Gibson) attempting to rescue his 17-year-old runaway daughter. After years on the run she’s taken up with a shady older man whose ties to nefarious activities land them both at the center of a spree of violent crimes.
The action/drama is scheduled to begin filming in New Mexico in mid May.
Stay tuned for casting & location info.!
The man who will forever be the bad guy from Ghost, turned mega star portraying a Commander in Chief on ABC’s mega hit series, Scandal is New Mexico bound.
Actor Tony Goldwyn is set to portray the icky, disgusting scourge, Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs in the upcoming Lifetime television movie, Outlaw Prophet. Yuck. But hey, the truth or something like it, must be told through film. Look at this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture, 12 Years a Slave.
Subject matter aside, production on the movie based on the New York Times best-selling book, When Men Become Gods will begin in northern New Mexico next month.
The movie is said to detail the rise to “leadership” by Jeffs and the eventual outlaw status he amassed before being taken down by Federal Agents. One can hope that the script will also address the harrowing bravery of the women who fought back against this beast.
“NBC SETS RICH SUMMER SCRIPTED AND ALTERNATIVE PREMIERE SLATE”
The Night Shift premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c on NBC.
As we all know, a polarizing political leader can run good businesses out of town and in Arizona where the divisive Jan Brewer eliminated Tax Incentives for film production some professionals were left looking to re-root their expertise and industry ties.
Veteran CSA Faith Hibbs-Clark is one such expert. Setting up house in New Mexico for just about a year now the long time NM fan brings her passion and know-how of all production mediums to the Land of Enchantment, con más ganas.
Already having cast area TV and commercial productions over her first few months open for business, Hibbs’ local casting co., 1 Good Casting is ready to roll on booking New Mexico talent for statewide and cross state jobs.
With long standing ties in both Los Angeles and greater Arizona production, New Mexico stands to gain work for talent in those pools through Hibbs’ network of contacts and professional history.
The award winning casting director tells OHI, “I’m excited to be here and get involved. I look forward to bringing my special brand and way of doing things to a new playing ground. I have high hopes for our new sister office here in New Mexico.” Meet Hibbs and check out the resume here.
¡Bienvenidos Faith & Co.!
UPDATE: LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR THE NICEST FEMALE LEGS IN NEW MEXICO FOR A SCENE NEXT WEEK THAT SHOWS JUST A GREAT PAIR OF LEGS. IF THIS IS YOU PLEASE SEND A RECENT PHOTO TO robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN:
Women 12 – 20 years old for a Girl’s Ranch scene next week.
Two REAL Paramedics for Friday March 28th.
Three Men to play Deputy Sheriffs
ALSO Robert Baxter needs a Male who speaks fluent RUSSIAN for a featured role.
You know the drill…To be considered, Email your name, CLEAR photo and contact information to: robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
No, I didn’t go to the world premiere of 50 to 1 in Albuquerque, then hang out with the stars all night and bring them with me to 94 Rock this morning (but that would’ve been pretty cool) – it just looks like I did!
Here is this blogette’s little segment on the KZRR 94 Rock Morning Show, including a quick rundown on the premiere:
Starting where it all began en route to the winner’s circle; just like the majestic horse who lifted his New Mexico team to the top of racing’s most coveted contest, the filmmakers and stars behind this big screen adaptation of the triumph are a bunch of tough guys & gals who are taking their little dynamo on a tour that just won’t quit!
On one of their many stops on the first leg of their mega movie tour to discuss their film, tireless producer/director Jim Wilson and star Christian Kane were full of admiration about filming in New Mexico, giving major praise to local crew!
Joined by jockey Calvin Borel in studio, Kane also took a moment to give a very heartfelt thanks to his beloved #Kaniacs!
Jump to 05:20 for those morsels!
Wednesday, March 19 Public Appearance: KiMo Theatre – ’50 to 1′ Premiere
Red Carpet: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
* Special appearance by 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird
Thursday, March 20 Albuquerque, NM
8:00 am to 3:50 pm
TV and radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers
Friday, March 21
Santa Fe, NM
8:25 am to 9:20 am
Radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Santa Fe Community College
Radio station interview
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Public Appearance: Regal Santa Fe Stadium Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster
giveaways and signings
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Rio Rancho, NM
Public Appearance: Premiere Cinema 14 Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Public Appearance: Cinemark Century Rio 24 Theater – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings
Saturday, March 22
Las Cruces, NM
Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime for NMSU Creative Media Institute
Time: 10:30 am to 12:35 pm (Tour bus arrives 12:15pm)
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with students: 12:35 to 1:05 pm
Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime: 11:30 am to 1:35 pm
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with audience: 1:35 to 2:00 pm
Public Appearance: Outside Allen Theatres Cineport 10 – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Sunland Park, NM
Private Press Event at Sunland Park Racetrack
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday, March 23 – Before the 12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Public Appearance: Sunland Park Racetrack – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
and signings in the Signature Showroom
12:15 pm – Winner’s Circle
Christian Kane Sings National Anthem
Press Interviews – Paddock
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Autograph Signings in the Turf Clu
Saddle Up for Post Parade – Paddock
Post Parade on the Track
12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby
Gathering in the Winner’s Circle After the Derby
ADDITIONAL STATES, DATES AND DETAILS TO BE DETERMINED….CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES!
Before the stars of the New Mexico film, “50 TO 1” make their way to Albuquerque for tomorrow night’s WORLD PREMIERE, they will be at Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Ruidoso Downs racetrack and Casino today.
The “50 TO 1” national tour bus will deliver producer Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’), actors; Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’), Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights’), Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots’) to their Ruidoso appearance at 3:00p.m.
And the world wide web is watching – #50to1themovietour
‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of New Mexico’s Own, Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. With 50 to 1 odds the team sets out to do the impossible.
UPDATE 3/26/14: CASTING CALL FOR 2010, OR OLDER, LUXURY CAR AND DRIVER – Needed tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014 in ABQ for “The Good Kill” Cadillac or Jaguar preferred. May consider Mercedes, BMW, or Lexus, if needed. The owner/driver will be paid for a minimum of 8 hours as a background actor with overtime beyond 8 hours. Pay bump for car whether parked or driven. Potential for the owner/driver to be on screen. This is for “The Good Kill.” If interested, please submit contact info, picture of car, and actor. Include car info (year, model, make, and colors), via e-mail to Background Casting Director, Joni Sweet at: jsweetcasting[at]gmail.com
From On Location Casting:
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice – Feature Film “Good Kill” for work on THURSDAY 3/27/14.
Pay rate is TBD (but will likely be standard local NM extras rate with a ‘bump’ amount if your vehicle is used also)
We obviously do NOT have Call Times yet so it could be a VERY early morning start and/or could possibly shoot late into the evening/night. You MUST have open/flexible availability if submitting so that you can work WHATEVER the call times ends up being. If not, please DO NOT SUBMIT!
Location is in the ALBUQUERQUE, NM area.
UPSCALE VEGAS BAR PATRONS with HIGH END CARS: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 21-55, upscale, attractive, sexy, stylish – MUST have a High End vehicle (BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, etc. that is 2006-2010) *please specify year/make/model/color of vehicle when submitting (include vehicle photo if possible)
MILITARY: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 18-60, short military haircuts, fit, should be ‘real’ active duty or retired military (looking for Officers, Recruits and Enlisted). *please specify when submitting and include a photo of yourself IN UNIFORM if possible
To submit for work – Please EMAIL US ASAP to: onlocationcastingNM[at]yahoo.com with subject line GOOD KILL SUBMISSION. You MUST include your first & last name and a contact number. MUST also have a recently updated (within the past 6 months) talent profile in the OLC database!
**PLEASE DO NOT send more than one email!
PLEASE DO NOT email if you don’t fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work date!! Thanks!
**PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE ABOUT THIS BOOKING unless specifically requested!!**
If you do not have a profile with us, please go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending email that you are available. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work.
Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
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
Also in the works: JUPITER, a 70’s/80’s drama-based production, & a second family-based comedy television series, TBA.
UPDATE 3/14/14: White Turtle Casting is looking for 18 yr old girls & guys who look younger for a couple of fun party scenes. If you are interested and applicable, email a headshot, name, contact number, age, height, weight and city to extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com.
Subject title your email, “Party Scene”.
The CW series pilot, “The Messengers” is currently casting the following roles:
Late 20s to early 30s year old, “Hipster” looking men.
Experienced Female Stand-in – 20s, blonde, 5’7″ – 5’8″ ~ish.
For featured background, email your name, headshot, contact number, age, height, weight and where you live (i.e. Albuquerque) titled, “Hipster Background”.
Email the same, titled “Messengers Stand-in” to:
How strong is your resolve? Whether conflicted based on race, creed, orientation or other conviction, how many of you would pass on a paying role or job on principal?
At OHI we have many faithful friends who practice their religion openly and fervently. And many more still who hold their beliefs privately. One such friend of the former modus operandi recently posted his beliefs in juxtaposition to the material presented in a New Mexico Film production.
Local actor, Manuel Baca (Bless Me Ultima, Odd Thomas) wrote,”It was no accident Mr DeGrasse Tyson.” God made this. Directed at FOX television series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey host, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The post made this Blogette wonder if our friend Manuel would have turned down a part in the Santa Fe shot series? But moreover who among us with such a conflict would?
So I have to ask, if you are against narcotics content, sexual content, religious or anti-religious views, racism, politics or other hot button issues that are showcased or “glorified” by your means of employment…
Would you take the role?
Keep in mind that interested and qualified applicants must be able to “pass as Egyptian” and cannot have any tattoos.
To be considered, send your picture and contact info to glyphextras[at]gmail.com.