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San Antonio Memorial #NIGHTSHIFT on location in New Mexico

Posted by on April 8, 2014 | No comments

#NMFilm production, The Night Shift will premiere on NBC, Tuesday May 27.

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Photo doubles needed for television series promo shoot

Posted by on March 27, 2014 | No comments

The Messengers casting Stand ins in New Mexico

CASTING CALL:

PROMOTIONAL SHOOT for the television series ‘The Manhattan Project’

Filming SATURDAY MARCH 29th in Santa Fe, NM.

ROBERT BAXTER CASTING is looking for two Photo Doubles for series stars (above), John Benjamin Hickey – height 6’1″, and Olivia Williams – height 5’9″.

If you or anyone you know have the look to pull of a photo double for either of these actors please send in your photo, first and last name, your age, height and weight to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com ASAP.

Title your email, “Manhattan Photo Double for 3/29″.

GOOD LUCK!

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FINALLY!

Posted by on March 26, 2014 | No comments

The Night Shift Wrap

“NBC SETS RICH SUMMER SCRIPTED AND ALTERNATIVE PREMIERE SLATE”

The Night Shift premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Discovery Channel casting Native American actors in New Mexico

Posted by on March 25, 2014 | One comment

Coleman Studio Native American Sculpture

NATIVE AMERICAN CASTING CALL

MIDTHUNDER CASTING is seeking actors for two significant Native American roles for a 6 hour docu-series for The Discovery Channel.

The docu-series tells the story of the settling of the American West through the eyes of some its most legendary characters.

We are casting NON-UNION actors who have some level of experience HORSEBACK RIDING, STUNTS, AND SIMULATED COMBAT.

CRAZY HORSE
Age 25-35. Oglala Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build.
Led Sioux in battles against U.S. Army.

SITTING BULL
Age 40-55. Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build. Preeminent chief of the Sioux.

NONUNION

Shoot dates: Mid May – Mid June 2014

Shoot location: Utah

Rate: $300 per day

Director: John Ealer

OPEN CALL:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Midthunder Casting
Garson Studios @ The Film School
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Directions
From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs. You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.” Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right

Campus Map
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”: http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/About/VisitUs/CampusMap.aspx

TO SUBMIT VIA EMAIL:

If you cannot attend the open call, please send an email ASAP to: info[at]midthundercasting.com and include the following:

1) Recent photo(s) no larger than 2 MB
2) Full name
3) Age
4) Native American tribal affiliation
5) Height
6) Your level of training/ability in horseback riding, bareback riding, stunts and simulated combat/weaponry
7) City and state where you reside
8) Phone number

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They’re back: LONGMIRE Season 3 NOW Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on March 21, 2014 | 4 comments

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.

Longmire Casting Season Three in New Mexico

LONGMIRE CASTING

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.

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Albuquerque, NM: Open Audition

Posted by on March 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Prospect Hill Productions LLC Albuquerque NM

WHERE:

Prospect Hill Productions, LLC

WHEN:

Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
-and-
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

WHAT:

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
(505) 503-1574

Also in the works: JUPITER, a 70’s/80’s drama-based production, & a second family-based comedy television series, TBA.

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They’re ba-ack: First casting call for Longmire 3

Posted by on March 14, 2014 | 5 comments

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First call:

50 Native American adults

13 – 15 year old boy for Basketball team

Real Doctors and Nurses

If this is you, email your contact information and a clear photo of yourself to:
robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com NOW!

FILMING BEGINS MARCH 20 in northern New Mexico

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As heard on the RADIO TODAY:

Posted by on March 13, 2014 | Comments Off

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COPS is returning to the Q, though the Duke says nay

Posted by on February 13, 2014 | Comments Off

COPS coming back to Albuquerque

From the Associated Press: A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned “Cops” from filming in New Mexico’s largest city, the reality show is returning.

But this time, it is partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear the city still wants no part in the show that follows officers making drug busts and responding to calls in mostly run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said Thursday that the show will begin filming with his department in April for its 26th season, to air this summer.

One of television’s original reality shows, “Cops” used to film Albuquerque police officers. But former Mayor Martin Chavez put an end to that partnership more than a decade ago, saying the show portrayed the city in a bad light.

A spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry says the city was not approached about participating when the production returns.

“Had we been,” said Erin Thompson, “Mayor Berry has made it clear that he would have declined, as he is concentrating his efforts on opportunities to highlight Albuquerque as a center of innovation, arts and diversity which we believe will bring consistently positive attention to Albuquerque as a model place to live and do business. ”

While the show has become one of the longest-running in U.S. history, it has over the years drawn fire from critics who say it shows street crime without putting it in a broader context of contributing social conditions.

Houston said the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is excited to be part of the show. It’s a great way to showcase the county’s high quality deputies, he said.

The Albuquerque Police Department, meantime, is struggling to repair its reputation. The department currently is under a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into allegations of excessive force and three dozen shootings by officers since 2010.

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Better Call Saul BACK to the 505

Posted by on October 8, 2013 | 2 comments

Will Saul Breaking Bad prequel film in New Mexico

Pre Walter White, pre billboards and bus benches, Saul Goodman was a wee McGill, and hopefully the television watching world is just dying to know how he came to be the guy who knows a guy, “who knows a guy…”

The many open ended backstory possibilities for everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer are set to be showcased in the new AMC show dubbed “Better Call Saul”. All summer long Bad fans had been watching and waiting for word from show creator Vince Gillagan and AMC Television for the verdict on the prospective spin-off.

That word came last month, as Baddies were bracing to say goodbye to the series that spawned the Peter Gould created character. Recent reports from the top point to a dark toned series replete with that twisted Saul Goodman humor and wit.

Many of us New Mexicans have been on the edge of our seat, waiting and wondering when the thumbs up, or down would finally pop-out, indicating whether or not the production would take root here where Breaking Bad called home.

At this time our magic eightball says – this! As our sources in the area hear production negotiations with Bad’s NM Studio are well underway!

Of course we could be wrong, our Star Wars reports have come under fire, but then again so did our Avengers and Lone Ranger suppositions…

What we do know for sure it that things are really hopping down at the largest studios in the city. Before you know it everyone from A to N BC will be airing a New Mexico production!

Woo-hoo!!!

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12 Monkeys TV Series Pilot

Posted by on October 7, 2013 | 3 comments

12 Monkeys TV Series in New Mexico

The Syfy network is looking to expand its original programming lineup with a possible 8 to 10 episode run of a time travel thriller based on Terry Gilliam‘s acclaimed 1995 film, 12 Monkeys in which:

“An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he’s told was spread by a mysterious “Army of the Twelve Monkeys”) and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it. Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert.”

-Giancarlo Cairella

The pilot purchased for development by Syfy has been scripted by Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas, and is set to pick-up where the original film left off.

Jon Cassar will direct production for Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions.

Filming is rumored to take place right here in New Mexico where the Syfy series Stargate Universe was shot back in 2009 and 2010.

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ABC Series KILLER WOMEN Casting Call

Posted by on October 2, 2013 | 2 comments

NMFilm Killer Women

Robert Baxter is casting “another Bank Robbery, in another Bank”, to film on Monday Oct 7, 2013 for the ABC television series Killer Women.

New faces to be Bank Customers, 18 teenage Beauty Queens, EMTs, Plain cloths Police Officers, Sheriffs, Firemen, Bank Manager, Bank Tellers, if you are available and fit one of these background roles, send a recent photo and telephone number to robertbaxtercasting@ gmail.com.

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Holy Hot Sauce! Eriq La Salle on set in NM!

Posted by on October 2, 2013 | Comments Off

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Hot off his Emmy win, Breaking Bad producer Stewart Lyons is again hard at work in Albuquerque producing the new NBC drama series, The Night Shift.

We’re getting lots of glimpses of the cast and crew crafting the show and commenting on working here in New Mexico.

Show star Eoin Macken regularly Tweets from the set, and on location around town.

Fellow star J.R. Lemmon has a whole host of Instagram shots, featuring beau-coup behind the scenes peeks…including this hot shot of Lyons with his new friend Emmy on set!

And now this post spills the beans on ER hottie Eriq La Salle, who Lemmon says, “Whipped our team into shape today…”

It’s not clear if La Salle is in front of or behind the camera…but we cannot wait to find out either way!

¡Bienvenidos a todos!

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NEW MEXICO WOMEN IN FILM: FILM & TV INDUSTRY MIXER

Posted by on September 24, 2013 | Comments Off

NMWIF New Mexico Women in Film September Mixer

The Inn & Spa at Loretto

and

New Mexico Women in Film

cordially invite you

2013 NEW MEXICO FILM & TV INDUSTRY MIXER

Sunday, October 13th 3-6pm
The Penthouse at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

The Inn & Spa at Loretto extends their appreciation
to the NM Film & TV Industry

Join us to celebrate and toast the continuing success
of Film & TV in the Land of Enchantment

$25
Tickets online at NMWIF.com
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres / cash bar
Proceeds benefit NMWIF Programs & Scholarships

innatloretto.com                                          nmwif.com

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The “Manhattan” Television Project a go in New Mexico

Posted by on September 18, 2013 | 3 comments

UPDATE 1/13/14: Stay tuned here for extras casting info. on this project, set to begin production in New Mexico in February.

NMFilm Manhattan

A world at war, faceless dangers half the globe away, and threats of universal dominance by an alliance of untold magnitude, are what teams of top physicists, mathematicians, and engineers faced in defending allies from tyrannical rule in the 1940s.

As we told you here WGN America is taking that tumultuous time in real world history and scripting it into a new drama series. Now HOT off the wire this week is the news that the 13 series order will go forward with production right here in New Mexico in the upcoming winter months, as expected.

Created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex), “Manhattan” is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission of the same name to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The storyline follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Shaw will write and executive produce with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Emmy-winning director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing) will direct and executive produce the production.

“Sam and Tommy’s (Schlamme) passion for the world of Los Alamos, the Manhattan Project, and the characters who populate it came through from the moment we all sat down to discuss the project, and we couldn’t be more excited to support them as they bring their vision to life,” WGN America president Matt Cherniss told Deadline Hollywood adding, “We feel Manhattan has all of the elements to make for a provocative and memorable series…”

Stay tuned…

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Stunning Stand-in Needed in New Mexico

Posted by on September 10, 2013 | Comments Off

Tricia Helfner in NMFilm Production Killer Women

Robert Baxter Casting is prepping to cast photo doubles and stand-ins for several Actresses and Actors on the New Mexico production of the ABC series, “Killer Women”.

Currently they are looking for a stand-in and double for Tricia Helfer. She is 5 ft. 11 inches tall. 130 lbs Blue eyes med brown hair.

If this is you and you are available, please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting@ gmail.com

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Big Television Prospect Rooted in NM’s World History

Posted by on September 10, 2013 | 5 comments

New Mexico Film Production Manhattan Television Series

Deadline Hollywood reports that WGN America has ordered a thirteen episode, scripted drama series called, Manhattan.

The show centers on the lives and lies of “brilliant but flawed scientists” during the secret 1940s military project to create the world’s first atomic bomb.

Manhattan will delve into dramatized happenings surrounding the portion of clandestine mission as it unfolded in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The project, originally based in New York, spawned facilities in Tennessee, Washington and New Mexico – where four weapons were produced; two of which, Little Boy and Fat Man, were used against Japan in August 1945. The Manhattan Project officially ended in 1946.

The series is set to premiere in the summer of 2014. Production is slated to begin this winter in… where else, New Mexico!

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NBC Series NIGHT SHIFT – Casting Background

Posted by on August 24, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 8/27/13: White Turtle Casting is looking for women and men with military experience (active and non-active) or could pass for military for upcoming background on The Night Shift.

If applicable and interested, send a current photo of yourself, current contact number, height, weight, shirt, pant & shoes sizes. to:

emailextras@ whiteturtlecasting.com.

Title your email, “NIGHT SHIFT MILITARY”.

New Mexico Production NBC's The Night Shift

Background casting for upcoming scenes in The Night Shift, a new NBC television series filming in Albuquerque.

White Turtle Casting is looking for all different looks, ethnicities, cowboys and cowgirls, interesting character faces, men with the big moustaches and beards, Texas looks, amputees, gangsters, punk – EVERYTHING. Nothing is too out there.

To be considered for Background Roles, emailextras@ whiteturtlecasting.com.

Title your email, “NIGHT SHIFT BACKGROUND”. Please make sure your ONE email submission contains ALL of the following:

Name, current contact number, height, weight, current picture of yourself (no blurry or artsy photos, just YOU and what you REALLY look like). Also, please include your availability, e.g., available 24/7, or only available Mon-Wed, etc.

From NBC:

At San Antonio Memorial, those who work the 7pm – 7am shift are a special breed. Welcome to the night shift, where every day is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running a hospital. After a grueling tour of duty in Afghanistan, adrenaline junkie TC Callahan became accustomed to combat, but he could have never guessed that his toughest battles would be fought right here at home. TC and his irreverent team of late night docs know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake, they are all business.

Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new management, and boss Michael Ragosa is more interested in cutting costs than helping people. But TC has never met a rule he couldn’t break, or a person he won’t stand up to. And it’s clear that not even Jordan, TC’s ex-girlfriend and now Ragosa’s second in charge, has a chance at keeping him in line. If Ragosa wants a war… he’ll get one.

Executive producers/writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”).

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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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Get into the Longmire Bar Scene in New Mexico

Posted by on July 24, 2013 | Comments Off

Longmire Casting final scenes in New Mexico

Nearing the end of the second season shoot of Longmire in northern New Mexico, local Casting Director Robert Baxter is currently casting a few of the final scenes to be shot this week and next week.

Several people to be in a bar scene tomorrow Thursday July 25th between 30 and 50 years old, some who can country dance.

If interested and available please send a recent picture and contact phone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com.

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