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Longmire needs a new network home

Posted by on August 28, 2014 | 29 comments

Longmire Cancelled for nowImage via author, Craig Johnson on Facebook

Don’t fret N. Mex! On the emo side of this story I say, another network MUST pick up this hit series. By its own account, A&E logged the series as its “most-watched original drama series of all time”. On top of that, the “Longmire Posse” is nothing to tinker with!

On the suspicious side, I’m hoping for a turn toward this becoming nothing but a major publicity stunt. Stunt or not, it’s time for a public outcry that the show come back in some way, shape or form. You can’t just let the series die a lonely, back country death.

As for the possible hit to New Mexico television production, take heart in knowing that television productions are alive & well in the state. In addition to the CW series, The Messengers, WGN’s Manhattan and the return of NBC’s, The Night Shift, James McGill is hard at work in the #BreakingBad prequel, Better Call Saul. And at least one (television series pilot) is rumored to be gearing up to shoot right here in the Q, while the relocated production of USA Network’s, Dig is set to begin filming within weeks.

B.T.dubs, this is not the first kink Longmire the series has encountered…it wasn’t an easy row to hoe to get to production rolling in the first place, as its home setting, Wyoming, proved to be less film friendly than New Mexico. So, here’s to finding a more Longmire friendly network for the beloved NM series.

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CW Series “The Messengers” NOW Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on July 23, 2014 | 2 comments

OLC Casting CW Series The Messengers in New Mexico

Extras Casting: On Location Casting

Project: “The Messengers” – CW Network Television series

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Shoot dates: Filming will be on a Monday – Friday schedule from 8/13/14 – 12/11/14. Various time requirements depending on role cast in.

Shoot times: Times vary depending on role cast in. Extras should be prepared to work a 12 hour+ day on the day chosen.

Shoot location: Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding areas

Compensation: NON-UNION Extra Rate is $64.00 for 8 hours ($8.00/hour) with an 8 hour guarantee. Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. Lunch and snacks provided.

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Talent Specs: *NOTE: ALL TALENT MUST HAVE PROOF OF NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY in order to work this project (NM Drivers License, ID card or Voter Registration)!!!

SEEKING EXTRAS: male and female, all ethnicities, all ages!!

–Some specific types include:

-Church Choir members, Church Congregations, Church Elders

-Law Enforcement/Police Officers/Detectives (experience preferred)

-Hospital Staff – Nurses/Doctors/Orderlies/ER Staff (experience preferred)

-EMTs and Paramedics (experience preferred)

-Bartenders and Waitresses (experience preferred)

-Teenagers and 18 year olds who can look younger

-Middle America types

-Drug Cartel types and Gangbangers (all ethncities)

-Flight Attendants (experience preferred)

-Scientist types

-Upscale Professionals

-Security Guards (experience preferred)

-Military men and women (experience preferred)

-Hospital Patients

-Restaurant Customers

-Ethnic diverse men, women and children

-People with vehicles that are not red, white or black

–and many other general extra roles!

Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Your OLC talent profile and photos MUST be UP TO DATE within the last 6 month! Children under 18 MUST have updated photos taken within the past 3 months! ALL TALENT MUST HAVE PROOF OF NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY in order to work this project!!!

HOW TO SIGN UP: (*If you are already in the OLC database (from other OLC projects, DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE for this project – just log-in to your original account and you will automatically be considered. If you do not remember your log-in info, send an email to:onlocationcasting1@gmail.com to request it). All talent profiles MUST have been updated as of 1/1/14 to be considered for work. You will NOT be booked with an outdated profile. Once signed up, make sure to follow OLC on facebook at www.facebook.com/onlocationcasting to get updated casting notices.

IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A TALENT PROFILE with OLC – create one ASAP at: www.onlocationcasting.net.

Enter on Talent, Click Register and Talent Application. Complete application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE to register so you should NOT pay for the suggested ‘active’ account upgrades that will be offered twice a month. There is NO charge and you can be booked for work with the basic ‘not-active’ profile. DO NOT PAY FOR AN ‘active’ ACCOUNT unless you are interested in the upgrade it provides!!!

-Recent photos of yourself should be taken within the past (6) months. Please submit one head/face shot and one full body shot if possible.

-**PHOTOS should be of clear good quality, facing forward to camera, NO sunglasses, NO hats, NO silly gestures or faces, and should include ONLY those being submitted for the project. Photos should not be date stamped with any year other than 2014! Try to take a photo against a solid color background – take one from just mid-chest up and one from mid-calf up if possible.

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE to create an online talent profile – CALL OLC at 505-366-9863 and they will make arrangements to have you come in for an in-person photograph. Do NOT call to be booked at this time!!

If you have additional questions about this project or On Location Casting – feel free to email OLC at: themessengerscast[at]gmail.com with subject line “The Messengers” Question. Please do NOT email just to ask to be booked – booking will not begin until approx. 8/8/14.

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