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Happy 4th of July: Don’t imbibe & drive

Posted by on July 4, 2014 | No comments

ICE-In Case You Drink enter a safe ride home number

Call Tavern Taxi at 999-1400

The Tavern Taxi program provides a safe ride home to inebriated individuals from local bars/restaurants in the Bernalillo County area.

The program is operation from 10 p.m. through 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at no charge.

Tavern Taxi: 999-1400

1-800-AAA-Help

AAA New Mexico is offering free rides home for tipsy drivers and their cars.

The Tipsy Tow program kicks in at 6 p.m. Thursday and runs through to midnight July 4th.

The free ride can be up to 10 miles.

1-800-AAA-Help

ICYD: (In Case You Drink)

ENTER YOUR DESIGNATED DRIVER’S NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE NOW!

Safe Ride by County via ENDWI, NMDOT:
Safe Ride Home NM DOT

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Three Day Film Jobs Events Help New Mexicans Break Into Film Business

Posted by on November 27, 2013 | Comments Off

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Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s film industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican filmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.

The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s film industry decision makers.

WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8

WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.

WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)

MEDIA WELCOME

The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a raffle of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.

December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.

“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of film industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs film has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”

In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.

For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102

Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Office to explain New Mexico’s film industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.

The day will finish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafefilmfestival.com.

December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for film.

All proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non profit organization.

Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafefilmfestival.com.

Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102

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Meals For Monologues 2013, Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on November 19, 2013 | Comments Off

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New Mexico’s Midthunder Casting, LLC + Meals For Monologues 2013

Meals for Monologues is a nationwide food bank fundraiser, started by Chicago casting director, Claire Simon, where casting directors volunteer their time to view actors’ monologues in exchange for two non-perishable food items and/or goods, products and/or animal supplies to be donated to a local church or food bank.

This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event, with casting offices throughout the country participating. Proudly presented to New Mexico by Angelique Midthunder, CSA.

Midthunder Casting, LLC will be seeking actors age 10 and up (male and female, all ethnicities) to have a prepared ONE MINUTE monologue that will be digitally recorded – and all actors must bring two (2) items in order to be seen.

Accepted items include, but are not limited to:

• Canned Food Items: canned meats, fish, vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta sauces, peanut butter & jam, baby food and formula

• Baking Needs: flour, shortening, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices

• Household Goods: laundry and hand soaps, cleaning supplies

• Paper Goods: napkins, plates, bowls, cups, waxed paper, foil

• Personal Hygiene Products: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, feminine products, wash & dry towelettes, shampoo & conditioner, combs & brushes

• Pet Supplies: dry or canned wet food, treats, toys

DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Register here to reserve a time slot for the morning session. Otherwise, it’s OPEN CALL from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

WHERE: Midthunder Casting offices
Garson Studios
Santa Fe University of Art & Design @ The Film School, Room #101
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Building #15 on Campus Map.

This is a great opportunity for actors to get exposure in the film community, a chance to practice performing in a casting environment, and more importantly, to show that the film industry in New Mexico cares about the community that we live in.

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NM’s Own: Best Costume Edition

Posted by on November 1, 2013 | Comments Off

Best Costume Winner - Hanna Skandera Halloween Costume

One Headlight Ink’s first annual COSTUME OF THE YEAR AWARD goes to “Hanna Skandera”, whipping teachers and ignoring students with her weapon of choice, “The Evaluator” – 50% testing (Scan-Trons), 40% red tape (evaluations), 10% attendance. Whippah!

Join the movement to communicate to our Governor that her un-confirmed pet appointee is sucking the life out of our state’s great teachers and marginalizing our children with her profiteering and pandering to corporate interests – who are buying her off in exchange for driving our teachers and children into the ground.

Sign the petition here.

Related posts – here.

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Picture of the Day:

Posted by on October 22, 2013 | Comments Off

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Immerse yourself in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Posted by on October 14, 2013 | Comments Off

Hot Springs District 87901 New Mexico by Michael HonackPhoto by Kyer Wiltshire for Hot Springs District 87901 New Mexico

Set mind to “open” and make the short drive to the quaint little river town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico – where El Paso goes to cool off, and Albuquerque goes to warm-up in the fall and winter months. No matter what time of year, or from where you hail, the quirky town that has long been world renowned for its year-round healing powers by way of its bountiful hot springs, just might hold something special for you.

The rich history of what was originally “Hot Springs New Mexico” is about to start a brand new chapter that will forever change the face of this hidden New Mexico treasure forever…again.

Back when the 1950s television show “Truth or Consequences” and host, Ralph Edwards put out a national challenge for an American city to change its name, Hot Springs, New Mexico stepped up to the plate and the town began its long, but quiet relationship with modern American show business.

Edwards famously opened each show with the tagline, “Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting for You”, and this mecca for artists, performers, shop keepers, inn keepers and fine cuisine – yes, cuisine has been doing so ever since. From those drawn there to set up shop, settle-in and create, and the many who have landed there quite by accident over the years, to those who were born and raised, the proud people of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico are indeed waiting to share their talents, wares, and richness of history with you.

As of late the likes of Ted Turner and Vince Gilligan, to name a few, have laid their stamp of approval on the Sierra County gem. The Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, as recently purchased by Turner, was a welcome refuge for the Breaking Bad creator, who notably spent some time there enjoying a relaxing soak under the stars.

And very soon, droves of those who have their sights set on reaching the stars will begin pouring into the area. Just minutes from historic Old Town Truth or Consequences, at their well known, easy access freeway exit, you’re just a short ground-shuttle ride away from the world’s first commercial Spaceport; where all the world will turn in their quest for civilian space travel. Adding to the area’s tapestry of evolutions including their prehistoric history, Native American heritage, pioneer settlement, arts and entertainment contributions, military defense development, and armed services will be its history making involvement with U.S. commercial space exploration.

Before Beibs, Jolie, Pitt, their entourages, and many more book their itinerary and discover what is currently at your disposal, take some time off the beaten path at Interstate 25 Exit 79 – for art that inspires, town’s people who welcome and hot springs that beckon around every bend – because you can’t find a better bet than Truth or Consequences for a great, largely undiscovered, New Mexico weekend getaway.

Asian Fusion? What? Yes!

From moving moments at the all volunteer Veteran’s Memorial, to the fresh, flavorful cuisine a la chef Joseph Schmitt at Latitude 33, and everything in between – including the seasonal events that take place throughout the year in the happy riverside town and surrounding areas, keep an eye on Sierra County.

Visit these and many more OHI tested and approved area attractions in T or C:

Pelican Spa
Grapes Gallery
Latitude 33
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa
Café Bella Luca
River Bend Hot Springs
Geronimo Springs Museum
Hamilton Military Museum at Veteran’s Park
Rio Bravo Fine Art
Passion Pie Cafe
Sumthins Ice Cream
Truth or Consequences Art Hop
Sierra County Fair
Ralph Edwards Park
Dukatt ’71 Custom Shirts

If you’re heading to Truth or Consequences or just interested in learning more about the town, look-up these prominent locals to help guide your experience:

Cindy Bellelli – Bellelli Productions
LaRena Miller – Exec. Dir. Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway
Sid Bryan – T or C Emerging Community Development
Cary “Jagger” Gustin – Sierra County Arts Council President
Linda DeMarino – Executive Director T or C Main Street

To purchase the insiders guide to T or C, “Hot Springs District 87901 New Mexico” by Michael Honack (pictured above), visit the Sierra County Arts Council here.

Then if you want to take a peek into the future of space travel, check-in with FTS Tours at the Space Place.

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‘Space Race’ America Headed to NM

Posted by on October 5, 2013 | One comment

Spaceport, NM

NBC’s drama series, The Night Shift is currently in production at Albuquerque Studios in central New Mexico, and it looks like one of their upcoming reality shows will be heading south in the near future to shoot the first ever American space travel competition.

Uber producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) is making the move into out-of-this-world reality, by offering contestants a chance at space travel in a “groundbreaking, elimination competition series”, based out of New Mexico’s own Spaceport America – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial space travel facility.

Teaming with Branson will bring Burnett’s long-time quest of taking reality competition into the stratosphere to fruition. After successfully selling NBC on the idea of space competition and subsequently building two grounded show premises around the concept over ten years ago, the project will finally take flight from New Mexico.

“I am thrilled to be part of a series that will give the everyday person a chance to see space and that NBC has come on board too so that viewers at home will have a first class seat.” Burnett said in a recent statement.

The prospective air date for the show has been revealed, but the commercial space travel flights, going for up to $250,000.00 each, are scheduled to begin launching from Spaceport America in 2014. Advance ticket deposits are reported to have been purchased by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Simon Cowell and over 600 more buyers to the tune of over $80M.

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Today in NM Education

Posted by on September 11, 2013 | Comments Off

PUBLIC EDUCATION ADVOCATES FILE SUIT IN DISTRICT COURT AGAINST SECRETARY-DESIGNATE HANNA SKANDERA OVER THE NEW TEACHER EVALUATION RULE

New Mexico Education Advocates v. Skandera

Educators allege that Secretary-Designate violated her statutory authority by promulgating the PED’s teacher evaluation rule.

State House Representative Sheryl Williams-Stapleton, State Senator Linda Lopez, State Senator Howie Morales and a contingent of educators have filed a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus against Hanna Skandera, Secretary-Designate of the state’s Public Education Department (PED) seeking to invalidate the PED’s teacher evaluation policies that she enacted without legislative approval.

New Mexico teachers returned to school this year subject to a new evaluation system linking teacher performance to student test scores. According to the lawsuit, the Secretary-Designate surpassed her authority in promulgating the rule because the language of the rule conflicts with the plain language of New Mexico’s School Personnel Act. According to the Act, there must be a “highly objective uniform statewide standard for evaluation” of teachers.

While public school districts are required to use the new evaluation system, charter schools may apply for a waiver, creating distinctly different systems for evaluating teachers.

“Educators support teacher accountability and evaluations. As professionals, we want to learn and grow and provide all of our students with the best opportunities. But this rule isn’t aimed at promoting useful professional feedback for teachers. Its aim seems to be to drive teachers away from public education by creating a false accountability systems focused on shame and blame,” says AFT NM President Stephanie Ly.

In 2013, educators and lawmakers worked to pass a meaningful evaluation system through the legislator but it was vetoed by the governor. “Governor Martinez and Secretary-Designate Martinez have ignored the voices of students, parents and educators. Meanwhile educators are demoralized and leaving the profession and it is our students that are losing out.” says President Ly.

Related:

New Mexico Educators share concerns over Skandera with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan – AFT

NM’s Education Secretary Caught in Dirty Dealings with the Bush Bros. – Washington Post

Virtual Schools Run by Corporations? Hanna Skandera’s Vision – La Jicarita

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MindUP™ New Mexico

Posted by on September 5, 2013 | Comments Off

Goldie Hawn in Ruidoso New MexicoEugene Heathman/Ruidoso Free Press

Social media was abuzz this weekend when in the heart of Hollywood, New Mexico aka Ruidoso some recognizable faces were spotted out and about in the area this Labor Day Weekend.

Hometown girl and Voice contestant Tawnya Reynolds made a few appearances, Rick Springfield was in town, and one particularly bubbly blonde known and loved the world over brought her specially cultivated brand of curriculum to Ruidoso; as Goldie Hawn works to implement her foundation’s educational focus to rural New Mexico classrooms.

The actress, director, producer presents MindUP™, “a very distinctly clinical, scientific and physiological focus on taking the peaks and valleys from the daily learning cycle and applying them to everyday life.” Hawn tells the Ruidoso Free Press, “MindUP™ engages the students, teachers and especially the parents into better ways for conditioning the brain to learn with enthusiasm”.

The program has students take time at the beginning and end of each day to focus on their breathing, where Hawn says, “Today like never before, our little ones are challenged with incredible amounts of stress and distractions, impeding learning and ultimately impacting their ability to achieve success and happiness in life,” The practices aim to nurture optimism and happiness in the classroom, help eliminate bullying and aggression, increase empathy and compassion, while resolving peer conflicts in schools.

MindUP™ is the result of a 10 year of collaboration between the Hawn Foundation, neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and experts in the field of mindful awareness training which serves thousands of children globally each year, preparing children to be able to navigate 21st century challenges while maximizing opportunities for success in life.
Thanks DL

Sources: The Hawn Foundation, Ruidoso Free Press

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NM Marriage Equality in Santa Fe, Doña Ana AND NOW Bernalillo Counties

Posted by on August 23, 2013 | 2 comments

UPDATE 8/26/13: GLORIOUS, New Mexico Law “Does not preclude nor prohibit issuance of a marriage license to otherwise qualified couples on the basis of sexual orientation or the gender of its members.”

So says Bernalillo District Court Judge, Alan Malot today, in a ruling which grants the right to obtain a marriage license to ALL couples in New Mexico’s most populated county, following rulings earlier in the month allowing equal rights for same-sex couples in Santa Fe and Doña Ana Counties.

Pre-register your marriage license request for Bernalillo County online here.

Bernalillo County Marriage License information here.

RSVP for a special celebration of “Weddings on the Plaza” here.

OHI Marriage Equality NM copy

Click here for Santa Fe Marriage License Application and Court Oder directing the Santa Fe County Clerk to issue same sex marriage licenses.

Instructions for applying for a Marriage License in Doña Ana County here.

- MARRIAGES MAY BE PERFORMED ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO -

Marriage licenses are valid indefinitely, but must be returned to the County Clerk where it was issued with the proper certification within 90 days of the ceremony. once a ceremony is performed.

If you are a LGBT friendly marriage officiant or other New Mexico wedding resource, please feel free to post your contact information as a comment below for couples who may need your assistance now – thank you.

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ABC’s Killer Women to shoot in ABQ

Posted by on August 22, 2013 | 3 comments

UPDATE 8/23/13: It looks like your local casting connection for this New Mexico production will be Kiira Arai Casting LLC. Keep up to date with her casting announcements here.

NEW MEXICO BOUND – From executive producer Sofia Vergara comes the ABC midseason series pick-up, Killer Women. Filling the gaps before the Fall start of longstanding ABC hits, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville and Once Upon a Time, will be a bevy of new series in lieu of the outdated practice of simply airing repeats.

The ABC pilot of Killer Women was shot in Texas, the show’s backdrop, but will move regular production to Albuquerque next month.

Along with the NBC show, The Night Shift, now in production in Albuquerque, this series marks an important upturn for procedural television for the New Mexico film industry – the local economic impact and worldwide acclaim of which can no longer be denied. And with the recent wrap of the state’s most successful television series to date, AMC’s Breaking Bad, the ABC production is a welcome addition – hot on the heels of another series stand-in, as northern New Mexico has had a very successful run portraying Wyoming in two full seasons of the A&E hit series Longmire.

According to the New Mexico film office, the production will employ more than 150 New Mexico crew members and more than 250 actors and extras. The female led show centers on Molly Parker, played by Tricia Helfer (Two and a Half Men, Tron: Uprising, The Firm), the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, “a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.” – per IMDb.

Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Trucco (Castle, How I Met Your Mother, Revenge), Alex Fernandez (Mistresses, Devious Maids, Dallas) and Marta Milans (Valientes, The American Experience) round out the cast.

Killer Women will begin filming in Albuquerque and surrounding areas in September.

Extras and Background Casting details to follow…

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Casting African American Family for paid photo shoot, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on June 27, 2013 | Comments Off

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New Mexico casting director, Lorrie Latham is looking for an African American family:

Mom, Dad and two children (under 15 years of age.) for a one-day, paid photo shoot.

Please email a recent photo to:
lorrie@lathamcasting.com

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New Mexico Film Tourism Has Arrived

Posted by on June 25, 2013 | One comment

New Mexico Film Trails New Mexico Tourism

While states with a smattering of recent film successes and some with storied old classics under their belt have taken their turns at film tourism and tale spinning; the desert gem of global film production now comes to the forefront of film fan experiences by unleashing the power partnership of the magical nuances of visiting our great state with an unparallelled production history.

On Monday the New Mexico Tourism Department and the New Mexico Film Office announced the power partnership of two of the state’s most valuable resources – Tourism and Film.

New Mexico “Film Trails” marries the treasure trove of the state’s unique landscapes and experiences with the only place in the world where Walter White meets The Lone Ranger and at any given moment a cavalcade of Oscar winners pepper the state. Although the local film industry has ebbed and flowed with the impact of a seismic BOOM in recent decades, New Mexico isn’t exactly new to this rodeo with a filmography dating back to 1897.

Let the New Mexico “every man’s” economic prosperity boon skyrocket along with the traveling global recognition of New Mexico as America’s ultimate film travel destination!

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Longmire Casting Native American Background Talent in New Mexico

Posted by on June 17, 2013 | One comment

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OPEN CALL for Native American Extras age 18-65

Location: Santa Fe Area

Compensation: $10.71 per hr.

Project: “Longmire”

Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).

If you are interested and available, email a recent picture of yourself and a contact phone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

For more information Call 505-273-5822

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New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts & New Mexico Film Collaborative

Posted by on June 6, 2013 | Comments Off

New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts and the Albuquerque Film Office will be hosting a pro bono legal and accounting clinic for Filmmakers and Entertainment Professional in Albuquerque. This pilot project will be co-sponsored by Young Lawyers Division of the NM Bar. The Clinic will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Location TBA-Albuquerque

Volunteer attorneys and accountants will be assisting filmmakers and entertainment professionals in the following areas:

• Setting up the corporation or LLC
• filing for copyright
• contract questions
• employment questions
• drafting employment agreements for the producer, director, actors and crew
• branding issues
• executing releases and location agreements
• nonprofits
• accounting advice

IMPORTANT: While the clinic is free, this clinic is by appointment only and space is limited. Please email Ann Lerner at alerner@cabq.govindicating your desired time and a brief description of your legal issues you wish to have addressed at the clinic.

LOCATION: Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM

Thank you for supporting this collaborative pilot project.

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Casino Print Ad Casting Attractive Couples, New Mexico

Posted by on June 6, 2013 | Comments Off

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Audition Date: Thursday, 6/13/13 (5-8 pm)

Audition Location:
Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort
30 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(MUST ATTEND IN PERSON)

Shoot Date: 6/25/13

Run/Usage: Full Print Buyout

Rate: $100-$400 (depending on role)

Roles:

YOUNG SEXY COUPLE
25-35; alluring, fun couple with upbeat personality.
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian.

ATTRACTIVE MATURE COUPLE
45-60; must be outgoing and charming.
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian.

Submissions:
Please submit digital headshots to Alyssa Joyce at Alyssa@mjala.com ASAP. With any questions call (310) 205-9999.

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The Buckaroo Ball: A can’t miss New Mexico Art & Entertainment Event!

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

The Buckaroo Ball benefiting at risk youth in Santa Fe County, NM

Place your bid on LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS to prepare a meal for you and your friends in your home! Bid on exclusive PATRICIA MICHAELS designs. Bid on an African Photo Safari and much more! See details at www.buckarooball.com.

People from all over the country are excited to attend this year’s event at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, where attendees will dance the night away to Grammy winning artists Asleep at the Wheel, enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, and see loads of turquoise and silver bling! There will be both a live and silent auction!

All this rip roaring fun is in the name of fundraising for the youth of New Mexico!

Since 1994, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation has been dedicated to its mission of raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth in Santa Fe County. Buckaroo Ball Foundation is now a fund within the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Ball is mostly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to produce what is one of the largest and liveliest fund-raising weekends in the Southwest.

Get your tickets NOW!

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18 – 28 y/o Model Call: Santa Fe & Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on April 6, 2013 | 2 comments

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From Midthunder Casting:

CASTING CALL FOR MODELS! Feel free to come and also share this with your friends IF YOU’RE APPROPRIATE for the CASTING. If you have an agent they will receive an additional 20% above your rate of $600. Here’s the info:

Casting call
MODELS for professional PHOTO SHOOT

Men and Women 18-28 years old
Young, attractive ALL TYPES

Where / When:

Tuesday April 9, 5-7pm in SANTA FE
Inn at Santa Fe 8376 Cerrillos Rd / Santa Fe, NM 87507
OR
Wedensday April 10, 4-7pm in ALBUQUERQUE
Far Horizon Studio 304 Washington SE / Albuquerque, NM 87108

Pay: $600 + 20% agency fee

Shoot date is: April 25 2013

What we are seeking:
+A mix of students and working professionals living in urban and suburban areas of the Midwest. ALL ETHNICITIES
+Overall the look and feel of the cast could be described as “hipster light.” Interesting but approachable; healthy and vibrant.
+The cast should feel “real” and not like a bunch of super wholesome cookie-cutter models, but not too grungy or heavily tattooed either.
+native “New Mexicans” **BE YOURSELF!**
+ Just show up. No experience necessary

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“Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Posted by on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off

Buffalo in the Room Series Casting Native Americans

Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.

Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.

Santa Fe: April 5th, 2013 at The Lodge in Santa Fe, NM from noon to 4 pm

Albuquerque: April 6th, 2013 at Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, NM from noon to 4 pm

Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.

Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.

Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.

The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.

Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.

Go to facebook.com/buffalointheroom for list of the main cast and visit www.buffalointheroom.com for more information.

Contact Brian Vallie for specifics, questions, or interviews at 505-917-9509, or email info@buffalointheroom.com.

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Proponents Assert Same Sex Marriage Legal in New Mexico

Posted by on March 19, 2013 | Comments Off
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Clerks urged to allow same-sex marriage

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