All reports concur that the Breaking Bad criminal lawyer spin-off tentatively titled, “Better Call Saul” is set to hit the AMC coaxials by November 2014.
Also confirmed up and down the wire is that Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) will join Saul star Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) in the prequel…
While we’ve been following every little byte on the subject as it pertains to the production returning to its on location roots by coming home to film in Albuquerque, New Mexico, here, here and here – new conflicting reports have emerged. Some local news outlets say “YES” it is, while another station says, “just might”…
After checking it out with multiple sources, OHI confirms that “Better Call Saul” WILL begin filming in Q this Spring WITH Br Ba and Saul character creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould once again at the helm.
More info. coming very soon! Including who else might be resurrected from their Bad past to also appear!
A long planned film project centered on polygamist FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs could be headed to shoot in New Mexico.
The Lifetime movie will tell the story of how leadership of the polygamist sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was taken-up by then 42 year old Warren Jeffs when his 92 year old father died in 2002. In the events that followed, Warren’s authoritarian leadership and his ever-expanding collection of underage wives began to attract the attention of outside law enforcement agencies, who regarded Warren as a common child molester. The movie will paint the picture of how Warren’s church and his life are ultimately destroyed by the forces of the law.
Production is expected to begin in northern New Mexico this April.
A leading New Mexico Casting Director, Robert Baxter (Wild Hogs, Longmire, Jane Got a Gun, Bless Me Ultima) has disclosed that his professional computer records have been tampered with.
The alleged “hacking” has unfortunately deleted Robert Baxter Casting’s entire talent database.
Baxter tells facebook friends and clients, “We have the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening again and asking all of our friends interested in working on set as Background [to] please resubmit your photos and phone numbers to robertbaxtercastin[at]gmail.com.”
CASTING CALL FROM CASTING DIRECTOR ELIZABETH GABEL:
“Looking for blind, disabled and deformed people of color, Hispanic, AA and Middle Eastern for very cool recurring roles on this ancient Egyptian story line. They are fun and not demeaning roles. Please send a photo with phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.”
For the first time ever we’re also taking nominations for most philanthropic Film & Entertainment individual -or- organization, and MVPs in Film & Entertainment Resources (casting directors, photographers, producers, instructors, etc.)
Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey premieres on FOX on Sunday March 9.
BUT FIRST THERE WILL BE A FREE PREMIERE SCREENING EVENT AND LIVE GLOBAL Q&A FOR FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Live Interactive Global Q&A, Sponsored by Samsung Galaxy® and the Chrysler brand, featuring Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and Executive Producers Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, Brannon Braga and Co-Executive Producer Jason Clark.
Submit Questions for LIVE Q&A Now via Twitter and Facebook using #CosmosLive
On Tuesday, March 4, fans in 10 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to be the first on the planet to see the highly anticipated series premiere of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, prior to its debut, during the “COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY” PREMIERE SCREENING EVENT AND LIVE GLOBAL Q&A, sponsored by Samsung Galaxy® and the Chrysler brand.
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY premieres Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on multiple U.S. Fox networks, including FOX and National Geographic Channel. Beginning the following week, all-new episodes of COSMOS will air Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX and Mondays (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on National Geographic Channel.
The free screenings and global Q&A event will originate from the COSMOS Pavilion at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be uplinked via television satellite to world-renowned locations including New York’s American Museum of Natural History; the Adler Planetarium in Chicago; San Francisco’s Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences; the Grosvenor Auditorium at the National Geographic Global Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; Detroit’s Cranbrook Institute of Science; Kennedy Space Center in Orlando; The Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington; the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis; and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Space is limited, so hopeful attendees should RSVP now by logging on to www.cosmosrsvp.com and submitting their names and contact information.
Upon conclusion of the multi-city free screenings (9:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM PT), COSMOS host Neil deGrasse Tyson, writer/executive producer/director Ann Druyan, executive producer Seth MacFarlane, executive producer Mitchell Cannold, executive producer/director Brannon Braga and co-executive producer Jason Clark will participate in a LIVE, interactive Q&A, which will be available via a live stream on www.cosmosontv.com and www.livestream.com.
Fans watching the LIVE Q&A at the satellite venues will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel. For those fans at home, they can submit questions in advance via the COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Facebook page (www.facebook.com/COSMOSonTV) and via Twitter (@COSMOSonTV). Questions also may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #cosmoslive. The interactive LIVE Q&A will appear in satellite venues as well as streamed on www.cosmosontv.com and www.livestream.com, beginning at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT.
The free premiere event will be held as noted below. Fans who would like an opportunity to attend in one of the cities may RSVP now at www.cosmosrsvp.com.
Event begins at 8:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 9:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM and all seating is free and first come, first served:
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY 10024
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
National Geographic Global Headquarters, Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Event begins at 7:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and all seating is free and first come, first served:
1300 South Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605
The Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington
700 Planetarium Pl., Arlington, TX 76019
James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center
Located in Forest Park, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Event begins at 5:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 4:00 PM and all seating is free and first come, first served:
The Greek Theatre, Cosmos Pavilion,
2700 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
The California Academy of Sciences, Morrison Planetarium,
55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Seating at COSMOS Pavilion at The Greek Theatre and at all satellite venues is free. Fans will receive an email notification if they have successfully RSVP’d for the event. Fans who have successfully RSVP’d will be added to the guest list and will receive a confirmation email. Please note that seating at the venues is not guaranteed. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis at each venue, even if you are on the guest list.
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Steven Soter are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios President Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga (the “Star Trek” franchise, “24”) executive-produce the series. Jason Clark (“Ted,” “42”) co-executive produces. “Like” COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/COSMOSonTV. Follow the series on Twitter @COSMOSonTV and join the discussion at #cosmos.
If you have previously submitted with White Turtle NOW is the time to send in an updated photo and contact information along with titles you’ve worked on before.
p.s. White Turtle is the Casting Agency which handled background talent on a little show called, Breaking Bad. And word on the wire is that the Saul Goodman spinoff of that (the best show ever) is headed back to the Q.
In the meantime…we believeTHIS call is for the CW series pilot currently titled, “The Messengers”.
It’s official: The CW will begin shooting The Messengers next month [...]
The network has handed a pilot order to the sci-fi drama, penned by Teen Wolf scribe Eoghan O’Donnell.
The conceit: When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Book your room at the famous Murray Hotel in Silver City, NM by Thursday February 13, 2014 for a special Salt of the Earth anniversary release rate!
Call 575-956-9400 now!
Silver City, New Mexico – Women run over, kids hurling stones – in the Mideast? No, Grant Co. NM, 1951 – Fallout of the eventually victorious strike by the Ladies Auxiliary Local 890 which inspired the historic labor film, “Salt of the Earth”.
On Saturday March 15, 2014 The Real Miners of United Steel Workers District 12, “Salt of the Earth” Era Elders, AFSCME, and IATSE Film Workers Union, invite one and all to Silver City, New Mexico for the 60th anniversary of the “Salt of the Earth” film release – in recognition, celebration, and in the name of the continued struggle for justice for the American worker.
“Salt of the Earth” is based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico involving Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage equality with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by management. “When an injunction prohibited [the miners] from picketing, the women – wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters – took the workers’ place on the line.”
Blacklisted for many years as being too inflammatory in exposing issues the Federal Government wanted suppressed, “Salt of the Earth” provides a moving example of community solidarity and the pivotal role of women in traditional families as well as their value in the workplace. The film was written, directed and produced by members of the original “Hollywood Ten,” who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds.
Summary of anniversary events in the birthplace of the actual incidents which spawned film:
9:45AM Bus transportation to EVENTS
Grant Co. Business Conference Center
3031 Hwy 180 E, Silver City, NM
10:00 AM – Coffee Reception, Union Hall in Bayard – light refreshments.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tour – Mining/strike & film history tour, includes Bayard & Hurley.
1:30 PM – Lunch (L890) Union Hall in Bayard.
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM WNMU Fine Arts:
Reception honoring remaining pioneers and their families – Foyer music & displays.
Action and support opportunities for today’s workers who continue to face issues of inequality.
Panel discussion moderated by Erica Willis, with surviving activists/family members, organized labor representatives, featured elected officials and scholars.
Visual historical exhibits.
Premiere Screening of “Silver City Dreaming”
Feature Screening: “Salt of the Earth”
Panelists and organizers are available for comment and/or interview.
For scheduling contact:
Miles D Conway, Communication/Mobilization
AFSCME Council 18
Joint the event page here, get alerts and RSVP here.
FREE tickets are available ALL over Grant County, NM. Click here for pick-up locations.
SANTA FE –The New Mexico Film Foundation, in partnership with the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts, and the New Mexico Tourism Department, will seek submissions from the New Mexico public to complete a media project entitled “Life in New Mexico”, beginning Saturday, March 15, 2014.
“The purpose of this project is to bring attention to the Post Production process that is part of the New Mexico film industry,” said Dirk Norris, President of the New Mexico Film Foundation, “and to highlight the New Mexico men and women who work in this area of filmmaking.”
All residents will be invited to submit 3-minute video clips about living in New Mexico from the mundane to the spectacular. All types of video will be accepted but must meet content requirements. Video from people of all walks of life in New Mexico is of interest. The submitted films will be given to professional post production companies in New Mexico for them to compile in order to promote their expertise and abilities in editing. Post-production professionals have the choice to edit any or all footage accepted for the project, and online voting will be conducted to determine audience favorites.
Basic guidelines are as follows:
Must be a NM resident to enter a video. Multiple submissions accepted.
Videos must be 3 minutes or less in length, uploaded to Vimeo, You Tube, or other video supported website, then sent as e-mail link via application process between March 15-30, 2014.
Accepted clips will meet production value standards and family friendly content.
Submitter owns the rights to the clip. Release forms will be signed if clip is accepted.
Entrants whose submissions are accepted will be asked to provide original footage by weblink. Those accepted will be advised in late April, 2014.
Free to enter. Submission window will be open March 15 through March 31, 2014.
Check nmfilmfoundation.org for additional details and updates.
For more information about the New Mexico Film Foundation, the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts, and the New Mexico Tourism Department, please visit their respective websites at: nmfilmfoundation.org, nmpost.org, filmvideoarts.org, and newmexico.org.
WHAT: The never before seen film, “50 to 1” will have its World Premiere in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
WHO: Stars from the film and several other A List Hollywood actors will walk the red carpet and attend the premiere. New Mexico’s own, Mine That Bird, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby, will also make an appearance. Below is a list of talent expected to attend:
Jim Wilson (Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves’)
Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’)
Calvin Borel (Mine That Bird jockey and Hall-of-Fame jockey)
Mine That Bird (Kentucky Derby winner)
Chip Wooley (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird trainer)
Mark Allen (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)
Leonard Blach (The ‘real’ Mine That Bird owner)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00pm – red carpet
7:00pm – World premiere of ’50 to 1”
CONTACT: Allied THA/602-544-5710
ABOUT THE MOVIE: ‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of 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. The film was shot in 40 locations across New Mexico, Kentucky and California, and will open theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRESS OPPORTUNITIES.
Persevering efforts such as the support and passage of that bill are what keep the state’s film industry alive and healthy. Production benefits, amazing facilities and unparallelled talent & crew base are what continue to build New Mexico back up to its full potential as a global hot spot for film and media.
As soon as news of the “Breaking Bad Bill” flooded the nation’s industry wire, the local industry enjoyed an uptick of projects going from “pending” to a “go”, with series pilots and series runs such as “The Night Shift” and “Killer Women” putting New Mexicans back to work. More series and films are headed down the pike.
So let’s get ready and get behind the business of more business for New Mexico. #NMFilm support means more private sector jobs & industry growth!
Film & Media Day Open Casting Call for UPCOMING 2014 NEW MEXICO FILM PROJECTS INCLUDES – BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: Longmire Season 3, Hieroglyph, Good Kill, The Manhattan Project…scheduled as follows!
FILM AND MEDIA DAY CASTING CALL
MONDAY FEBRUARY 10th, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm
State Land Auditorium
304 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501 Map/Directions
The following roles are now being cast:
(per screenwriter Ron Weisberg)
Kristina: Drug Dealing Prostitute (Supporting)
Kara: Sexy African American under boss (Supporting)
Batista: boxing cartel under boss (Supporting)
Gato: Chubby Cartel Pimp (Supporting)
Chicharo: Wiry Mexican Under Boss (Supporting)
Old Asian Boss: Must know Chinese or similar (Supporting)
Mexican Man with Ice cream cart (Supporting)
Cartel Doorman (5&under)
Asian Dominatrix (5&under)
2 older Men in Suits (5&under)
Lady in Jewelry Store (5&under)
News Anchor (5&under)
Kid with soccer ball (Speaking)
3 Guys with Bats
Chicharo’s Limo Driver
Convenient Store Clerk
Elder Asian Lady
6 Asian Henchmen (Male and Female)
Strip Club Servers
4 Cartel Henchmen in Gym
2 Older Cartel Bosses
6 Cartel Members that chase Gus
10 crack house dwellers
2 chuckling College Students
Couple making out
15 High End Dinner Guests
40 Extras for a club scene (Crowd)
4 Back Ground Forensics/EMT’s
100 College/High School Students at the Ricky Ross Speach
30 College Students / House Party Guests