As I told you here, the television mini-series “Dig”, starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, is headed to NM. Well now Lorrie Latham casting is gearing up to hire men and women to work as background actors on the production.
The series follows an FBI agent (Isaacs) stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
The production will be filming in the Albuquerque area this October and November.
***These are paid positions***
To be considered, register for free at www.lathamcasting.com or send an email to digbackground[at]gmail.com with your contact information, height, weight and a current color photograph (taken from the shoulders up) – No hats, sunglasses, cell phone “selfies” or other obstructions when submitting a photos.
In what’s been described as “The Voice” meets “The Apprentice”, the brand new competition based reality show, “The Producer” seeks to unearth BIG TALENT from small town New Mexico.
Friday May 16, Vocalists, Songwriters and other entertainment industry enthusiasts & watchers are invited to take a peek into the Albuquerque based production, which promises hopefuls a shot at their very own recording deal.
The show will start accepting online contestant submissions on June 1, 2014. But all are welcome to get inside info this Friday by attending a Sneak Peek in downtown Albuquerque.
French record producer, music conductor, musical arranger, film composer and musician Jean-Michel Soupraya and show host, Corine Lewis are expected to be on hand Friday when hopefuls turnout for a head start on this road to stardom. If it is your time to shine, show up at noon, dressed to impress and be camera ready.
Who: Singers, Song Writers & Entertainment industry enthusiasts
If you can sing or write songs, you are invited to meet “The Producer”.
Show producer, Jim Burleson tells OHI that the show does not have any age limit or experience restrictions.
“The Producer” will film over 13 weeks – from the time the production selects 20 finalists, to the finale, when one winner will be awarded a recording deal. All competition filming will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The show will air on an undisclosed, national cable channel in the Spring of 2015.
Follow the action and get into it here. Official website coming soon.
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″.
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
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”: http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/About/VisitUs/CampusMap.aspx
1) Recent photo(s) no larger than 2 MB
2) Full name
4) Native American tribal affiliation
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
UPDATE 1/13/14: Stay tuned here for extras casting info. on this project, set to begin production in New Mexico in February.
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…”