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Mel Gibson pumped up for #NMFilm

Posted by on May 8, 2014 | Comments Off on Mel Gibson pumped up for #NMFilm

Mel Gibson with New Mexicos own Diego Sanchez UFC

As production gears up on the New Mexico film, “Blood Father”, star Mel Gibson has been photographed with Albuquerque’s own, UFC champ Diego Sanchez.

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The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League NEEDS YOU

Posted by on November 12, 2013 | Comments Off on The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League NEEDS YOU

New Mexico Women's Baseball League

The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League has been invited to compete in the Roy Hobbs World Series at spring training facilities in Fort Myers Florida November 15-19.

From the founder:

Our team name is Enchantment. We have a talented roster full of players from all over the world and a 1 in 6 chance of bringing home a World Series Championship. We are currently attempting to offset our trip and uniform expenses but the bottom line is we need to raise $25,000 to take 13 players and 2 coaches to the 4 day competition. If we do not raise this money, we won’t be able to go. I know it is easy to look away but even the smallest donation will help us and donating is even easier!

We have a Go Fund Me account at: http://www.gofundme.com/4ctwiw Or checks can be made payable to:

New Mexico Women’s Baseball League Inc.
10308 Candelaria NE PMB 312
Albuquerque NM 87112


deposited at any New Mexico Bank & Trust branch.

We can also make an appointment and come to you! Nexus Brewery here in Albuquerque has provided us with our first small sponsorship and our first Go Fund Me donation came from Kim Robertson all the way from Australia. Kim is asking, “don’t let me, a lone Aussie, be the only donor!!!!” Unless they wish to be anonymous, anyone who helps us reach our goal will be recognized on our banner that will be hung by our dugout at each of our games. We are guaranteed to play at least five games and there will be a total of 232 teams from all over the world at this tournament. We will also recognize sponsors/donors on our team t-shirt, poster, program and on Facebook & Twitter.

At this time, your New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is not asking sponsors and donors to buy specified packages, but to collaborate with us to meet a desired and suitable amount which all will benefit from. Furthermore, we would like to extend our hand to provide any additional support that any donor and sponsor may need.

The New Mexico Women’s Baseball League is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization and we would greatly appreciate your tax-deductible contribution. If you have yet to do so, please click the like button on our fan page at, https://www.facebook.com/NMWomensBaseballLeague and follow NMWBL on Twitter.

This is a wonderful opportunity to help make some dreams come true and we can’t tell you how helpful this will be for us all. As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me either here or you can call/text me anytime at (505)710-8657.

Amanda La Fon, NMWBL Founder


New Mexico’s Own MMA Documentary “The Proving Grounds” Breaking Ground on Hulu+

Posted by on July 16, 2013 | Comments Off on New Mexico’s Own MMA Documentary “The Proving Grounds” Breaking Ground on Hulu+


#NMFilm The Proving Grounds is about Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico and how they are the best MMA training camp in the world!

The film was released on Hulu.com on Thursday and will have a full release in December w/ Amazon, iTunes and Netflix.

Click here for our background on this exciting New Mexico film!

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Casting Real Skiers, Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on February 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Casting Real Skiers, Santa Fe, NM

UPDATE 2/13/13: The casting directors are also seeking a family of four. “At $299/day each that’s $800/day for the family for up to four days!” -Angelique Midthunder

Email pics and contact info. to: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com

Casting Skiing Couple New Mexico

Open casting call:

Friday 2/15

8376 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

commercial shoot

RATE: $200/ per person per day

Shoot dates: 2/28 – 3/3


Age 30-40ish year old Skiers

Midthunder Casting is looking for an attractive and athletic man and woman to play a couple. Fit, active and enjoy the outdoors in winter. They will need to be real SKIERS and comfortable in the snow.

Email pics and contact info. to: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com

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Happy Game Day: Unsolicited Relationship Advice Edition

Posted by on February 3, 2013 | One comment



What do you bring to the table? Do you come to the table for sustenance or to battle?

You can either bring what you have to give freely or else you’re just playing checkers (or chess, I don’t actually know how to play checkers, but I do play chess badly, and I know it is a very adversarial game – wherein you are out for yourself, playing against your opponent, strategizing to defend your armory and take out the other side’s, to accomplish a very personal and singular victory).

Conversely in a true partnership, you bring what you have, not only to sustain yourself, but moreover what you have in abundance for the benefit of another. All the while maintaining the balance of preserving and nurturing your own needs, for the more you make of yourself the more you’ll bring and have to give to the partnership.

You’ll have to ask yourself what you truly need, whether those needs are absolute and finite requirements (also flippantly known as “deal breakers”). For example in most cases, fidelity is an absolute requirement and less often adhered to as a “deal breaker”. That is just one obvious example of something one might absolutely “require” out of a partnership.

Of course there is an endless minutia of varying needs between partners, and at various points throughout our partnerships, our needs change and our partners needs change. I’ve learned quite concretely that if both partners don’t acknowledge that and tend to it, a partnership quickly devolves into the aforementioned adversarial battle, instead of a firm base from which two people can grow and thrive.

Ask yourself, “Does my partner adhere to my must-haves (fidelity)? Do I?” Are you appreciative of that to one another? Do you demonstrate that appreciation? How? Then look at your “nice to haves”. What is it that would be, or is a bonus to your concrete needs? Those are usually the mutual and private courtesies you lend each other, quirks that are met, understood and maybe even nurtured. Your contributions to that may be in the recognition and care of those traits in your partner, but it can also be the recognition and care of those traits for yourself.

Personally, I know that there are always up times and down times, usually based around purely emotional needs, for whatever external or internal reasons that need to be addressed. I may be at an insecure place where I need pretty constant affirmation or reassurance (now that takes on many varying and very personal terms, for everyone – see The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman).

In those varying and often trying times of greater need, in whatever particular issue you or your partner may be dealing with, you don’t have the right to demand that the need be met, nor do you have the obligation to meet it for the other person. HOWEVER – you do have the supreme, absolute (and rarely utilized) power to ask yourself what you can do about it, whether for yourself –or- for the good of the partnership (which are essentially one in the same).

If your particular trial is currently affecting your ability to function, you may need pretty immediate assistance. You can usually recognize this because of either underlying or completely overwhelming frustration. Identify for yourself what is causing YOUR frustration. Identify for yourself what you might need to help you cope with it. Ask yourself what you can do to address your own issues. Do you need your partner’s help? What do you need your partner to do for you? Take some of your workload, leave you alone, talk it through, hold your hand, or provide distraction for you? Only you know the answer as to what you really need.

If you both come to table with an abundance of what makes you great on your own, plus a bounty to lend, you’ll have a true partnership. On the other hand if you want to play games, wage internal and external wars – prepare for a long and fruitless battle.

When you are seated at “the table” together you should both see it as a living and constantly changing landscape. Are you tending to that landscape together, both on your own accord and at the behest of your partner? Are you both being reasonable in your evaluation of what you each have to offer and what you both need?

At the end of every day (sometimes every moment) you’ve got to be accountable for meeting your own needs as best you can before you can blame your partner for not meeting your unreasonable, often unidentified and certainly not well communicated needs. In case of emergency, you’ve first got to place the oxygen mask over your own face to survive and most definitely before you can be of any assistance to anyone else.

Once your oxygen levels are met, and if there are no hard stops or “deal breakers” in this moment of your relationship, the next step, the next moment is again up to you. If you need it ask for it. If you can get it or give it to yourself, do that and save adding an additional task to your already hard working partner – who should be doing the same for themselves so that you can independently breathe easy for as long as possible, so that in those moments of true crisis or need between you, you’re both rested and ready to work to support each other through whatever may come, as those heightened needs arise.

In summation, I’d advise anyone, at even a momentary crossroads in their relationship (usually self induced and not nearly as critical as you are likely making it out to be #guilty), to remember one thing and then to do another; number one is unfortunately a Dr. Philism, and that is, the only person you can control is you. #truth

Second is the coolest exercise I ever read in any book or magazine (this one happened to come from O Magazine) and it goes like this:

Fill in the blank – To feel ____________________________, I need my partner to ____________________________.

Turn the page – Now cross out “I need my partner to”, and just feel that.


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Red River, NM Snow-it-all!

Posted by on November 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Red River, NM Snow-it-all!

Red River Snow it all contest:
Due November 30th, 2012 – Submit a :60 video of yourself explaining why you’d make a good Red River ambassador. Have you been coming to Red River all your life? Do you love winter sports? Is “snow” your middle name? Do people always ask you where they should go for a good time? We want to know what makes you the most qualified person on the planet to tell everyone about Red River, New Mexico.

Ten finalists will be determined by their number of votes, then the winner and two runner ups will be chosen by a panel of Red River judges.

About Red River
Red River, New Mexico is a mountain vacation destination for skiers, hikers, bikers, fishermen, and families looking to relax and reconnect in a small town surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Click here for Official Rules and more details.


Grand Prize
That grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two adults to Red River during Mardi Gras in the Mountains (must be used February 8-10, 2013) that includes lodging, meals, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, and $200 cash for travel.

Runner Up Prizes
Two runner up winners will receive a trip for two adults to Red River that includes lodging and lift tickets and can be used any time during the season (blackout dates apply).

Only persons residing in United States who are at least 21 years of age can enter.

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NMTourism Call for NMFilm

Posted by on September 17, 2012 | Comments Off on NMTourism Call for NMFilm

From the New Mexico Department of Tourism:

We are looking for an in-state Director and production team for a commercial production to shoot in New Mexico in January of 2013. The shoot will be 2-4 days. MOS. We are looking for a Director who has national, award-winning experience shooting outdoor/adventure sports and activities. In addition, this Director must be highly skilled in pulling authentic moments of humanity from all cast members. We would like the production team to be a tight group that has worked together, can maximize production value with a small footprint, move quickly, and get a lot of coverage using multiple cameras. Extensive experience shooting with an RC helicopter is mandatory, as well as other ways to increase production value with a limited number of team members. Please respond by EOD Monday, September 24. Send resume’s and questions to Martín Leger at martin.leger@state.nm.us.

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ARCA – Opening Doors with NM Celebrity Bowl-a-thon

Posted by on June 8, 2012 | Comments Off on ARCA – Opening Doors with NM Celebrity Bowl-a-thon

All pledges benefit ARCA, a nonprofit organization providing services for
children and adults with developmental disabilities in central
New Mexico. To learn more, visit www.arc-a.org

Join local celebs including OHI faves, Lora Cunningham, Eric Martinez, Jackamoe Buzzell, Chris Ranney and The James Douglas Show for ARCA’s 4th Annual Bob Scanlon/Steve Mackie Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon!!!

Pledge – Per pin pledges are based on the score the bowler achieves. The minimum suggested per pin pledge is $0.25. For example, if a sponsor pledges 25 cents per pin and the bowler gets a score of 140, the sponsor‘s donation will be $35 (.25 cents times 140).

Note: the minimum score will be 100. Sponsors may also choose to make a flat rate pledge. The advantage of a flat rate pledge is that the bowler does not need to collect money after they bowl. They can collect the donation while getting sponsors.

***Bowlers, make all checks payable to the ARCA Foundation***

Don’t miss the ARCA CELEBRITY AFTER PARTY!!! JUNE 9TH Copa Cabana Night Club

Get all the inside deets from the event Facebook page here.

Contribute now:

Text ARCA to 50555 to make a $10 donation

Donate direct to ARCA online here.

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Casting Soccer and Basketball Doubles

Posted by on June 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Casting Soccer and Basketball Doubles

Via On Location Casting:

Basketball Players – Looking for Basketball DOUBLES for Josh Smith, Jeff Teague, Marvin Williams, Danny Granger, Tyler Hansbrough and George Hill. MUST look like these athletes and have very strong basketball skills.

Soccer Players – Looking for Soccer DOUBLES for Brek Shea and one other soccer player who is 6’2″, Caucasian. MUST fit talent specs and have very strong soccer skills.

MUST be willing to travel (production paid) to shoot location (TBD) for this commercial shoot.

If you fit these talent specs – please EMAIL your picture, resume with skills pertaining to your sport and profile ASAP to: coachh@hotmail.com

Please email ONLY if you fit the casting specs. NO other roles available at this time.

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Posted by on March 15, 2012 | Comments Off on CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO LOBOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Mexico fights off 12-seed Long Beach State

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first priority for Kendall Williams was defense. He spent all afternoon bumping, hounding, hand-checking and harassing Casper Ware wherever the Long Beach State star went.

Yet the points Williams provided for New Mexico in the second half were equally important Thursday. And now, maybe these Lobos will finally fulfill expectations back home and get past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.

Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and bottled up Ware defensively as fifth-seeded New Mexico held off the 49ers for a 75-68 win in the West Regional.

When New Mexico needed a big shot, it was the quick, lanky, sophomore guard who delivered. His 3-pointer with 4:38 left pushed the Lobos ahead for good after Long Beach State (25-9) took a 61-59 lead on a steal and windmill dunk from James Ennis.

[Full article]

See also BallinEurope.com

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“The Duke” meets the “Natural Born Killer”

Posted by on February 28, 2012 | Comments Off on “The Duke” meets the “Natural Born Killer”

Atlético Supremo – NM’s Own, Carlos Condit will be presented with a Proclamation by Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry this Wednesday, February, 29.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship Interim Welterweight Champ will be recognized by “The Duke” for his accomplishments in Mixed Martial Arts.

3:00 pm – Proclamation Presentation by Mayor Berry
Jackson’s Martial Arts and Fitness Academy
2801 Eubank Blvd NE Suite P 87112
This presentation will be open to media only
via Sal Mora

You can catch Condit on New Mexico Style on 2 KASA Fox with Nikki Stanzione, Kristen Van Dyke and Elias Gallegos Wednesday morning and on the radio with Morning Mayhem on 93.3 KOB FM Thursday morning!!!

Thanks Jenn

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Picture of the Day: UFC Champ Edition

Posted by on February 5, 2012 | One comment

CONGRATULATIONS to New Mexico’s Own “Natural Born Killer”, Carlos Condit!!!

LAS VEGAS/AP — Carlos Condit earned the interim welterweight title and a match with champion Georges St. Pierre with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 143 Saturday night.

“It will be an honor to fight St. Pierre,” Condit said. “Georges is a guy I’ve looked up to since I was a kid, before the UFC.”

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Miscellenous Fact of the Day: Super Bowl Edition

Posted by on January 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Miscellenous Fact of the Day: Super Bowl Edition

Since I’m a little girl (that’s the east coast way to say it, so spare me your side eye), I always thought it would be “wicked cool” to have the gear of the losing team!

Back in those ancient days known as the nineteen-eighties, instantly erroneous merchandise made for the underscoring team was typically and promptly incinerated following a championship game.

Thankfully times have changed and so may all our minds rest just a little easier knowing that that substantial waste is no longer the standard.

To quote Steve Henson:

Somewhere in sweltering Zambia, a man wears a shirt that says the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XLI. Somebody is trudging through a Nicaraguan rain forest wearing a cap that says the Vancouver Canucks won the 2011 Stanley Cup.

And soon somebody in Haiti or Armenia or Indonesia or Botswana will slip on a shirt or cap that declares the San Francisco 49rs the 2011 NFC Champs!

Now on to the BIG GAME, where you can bet some choice gear for both the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will be on hand; one stack bound for a haze of testosterone fueled, adrenaline pumped champagne showers and the other packed-up for shipment to humanitarian organizations to hand out in developing nations.

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It’s Tebow Time

Posted by on January 14, 2012 | Comments Off on It’s Tebow Time

Play | Download | KZRR 94ROCK

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Ride That Bird, NM Style

Posted by on November 12, 2011 | One comment

New Mexico’s Own Mine that Bird gets the graphic novel, big screen film and National Sweepstakes treatment.

Against all odds, the remarkable little horse from Roswell, New Mexico became the winner of the 2009, 135th Kentucky Derby. Picked to run dead last, with odds against him at 50:1, Mine That Bird’s victory is the second largest upset in Kentucky Derby history.

A new 48- page story is the first in a trilogy of graphic novels that depicts Mine That Bird’s life, challenges and victories. The books will also be the basis for an animated film. The animated film will be developed at New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute.

For those of you who’ve always dreamed of being a jockey, the Mine That Bird team is giving you a chance to do just that. You can register to win the “Be a Jockey for a Day” contest at www.minethatbird.com/pr.

The winner, and the winner’s companion, will be flown to Roswell, New Mexico. They will receive VIP treatment, which includes spending an entire day with Mine That Bird, and then chow down at the Double Eagle Ranch with the Bird’s down home cowboy owners for a big western style “cowboy bar-b-q”. If you’re the winner you’ll find out in person what it’s like to live the life of a horse-racing rancher, train a winner, and ride him to victory.

Keep up with the Mine That Bird movie here.

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 | Comments Off on 94 ROCKS MS

If you like the boys of 94ROCK or if you’ve ever wanted to kick their a** here’s your chance to help them out with a worthy cause while watching them whip it good!

Join the Swami Rob Team as he and Phil Mahoney buckle down and BIKE MS.

Tomorrow during the 94 Rock Morning Show Rob’s Team will attempt a 94 mile stationary ride to raise funds and awareness for the fight to create a world without Multiple Sclerosis.

So, if you like me are not much of a doer, this is a great opportunity to support those who do while helping to eradicate a mean disease that takes so much from those who so want to.

“I’m gonna hurt like a sonofab*tch tomorrow, but not nearly as bad as some of my friends who suffer from this disease do…” – Swami

It’s a can’t-miss-a-thon for the ages so get your tired butts down there to cheer theirs on 6 – 10 a.m. at Defined Fitness on Juan Tabo! Be a part of the team here.

The National MS Society is currently ramping-up their PEDAL LOS PUEBLOS 2011 in Northern New Mexico find out more and join the crusade here.

Devo – Whip It by jpdc11

From the team:

Help Our Team Move Toward a World Without MS!

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.

When it comes to MS, only two things are certain:

· Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.

· Many people are joining the movement toward a world free of MS including me.

Why We’re Biking

We’ve registered for the Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2011 because we want to experience a great, organized ride, and to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and want to be part of it.

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Spotted New Mexico Style

Posted by on May 18, 2011 | 2 comments

IRON MAN has been spotted in the Q.

Like habitual New Mexico movie star Seth Rogen, his fellow funny men and gajillions of Hollywood celebs who take to the hills, whether it be for work or rec, RDJ was getting his hike on in Albuquerque TODAY!

No official word on what Iron Man is here for but gossip abounds that he may be set to shoot his scenes for a little film called THE AVENGERS, duh!

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New Mexitarian Sports Exhibition Day

Posted by on May 8, 2011 | 4 comments

Softball Brings Out Stars and Raises Money : kasa.com

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Casting: Sk8er Boys & Girls Plus Plus Plus

Posted by on May 2, 2011 | Comments Off on Casting: Sk8er Boys & Girls Plus Plus Plus

From the New Mexico Film Office:

Local Albuquerque Hospital Casting TV Commercial

Production Company: Southwest Productions
Casting: Kathryn Brink CSA
Casting May 6th
Paid Positions

Searching for:
Skaters (13-16yrs) must be experienced and able to do tricks. Looking for all types of looks and ethnicities. Send us a video of you skating at our e-mail. We also need a photo, photos of you doing tricks, and other stuff about you to show your level of experience.

Cyclists (under 55yrs) must be experienced and athletic. We are looking for all ethnicities. Please send us a picture of you, one of you on a bike, and tell us about yourself in the e-mail.

Twins (5-10yrs) must have great personalities and must be able to interact. Male or Female, all ethnicities. Send us a photo of the twins, and some information about them.

All submissions should include, a photo, height, age, ethnicity, and information you think would be good for us to know.

EMAIL: casting505@gmail.com for more information. We will contact you if we are interested.

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Bowling Fundraiser – TEAMS NEEDED!!!

Posted by on April 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Bowling Fundraiser – TEAMS NEEDED!!!

Join the Duke City Darlins in raising money for Jessica Temple:

Jessica is a 23 year old woman who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and Idiopathic Gastroparesis.

She has gone through three different appeals with her insurance carrier to get the Gastric Pace Maker (Gastric Stimulator) she needs to live a normal life and she was denied all three times, even with the strong urging from two of her doctors.

Jessica is still trying to live her life and will be graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in June. We want to help this young woman and better her quality of life, not only for herself but for her 8 year old daughter and loving wife.

Assemble a team of four members, registration is $25 per person.

All proceeds will go toward Jessica’s much needed medical procedure.

Join in for a good time – Fun competition with an amazing group of ladies and gents, great atmosphere, raffles & prizes!

May 7th, 2011
7pm at Lucky 66 Bowl

Contact The Duke City Darlins at:
or on Facebook

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