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Casting Call for feature film to be held in Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on June 23, 2014 | 11 comments
UPDATED 23 June, 2014 @ 16:38:04: Lead casting references removed at the request of the production.

Oscar nominated director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is set to film, “The Revenant” this fall in Western Canada.

Synopsis: A period revenge thriller which follows a 19th century fur trapper who is left for dead in the wilderness of North America.

Co-written by Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith, “The Revenant” is scheduled for release in late 2015.

Call for Native American talent, Monday June 30, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Casting Director, Rene Haynes is VERY SPECIFICALLY seeking the following, per her official casting notice:

OPEN Casting Call for Native Americans for THE REVENANT
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Producers: Steve Golin, David Kanter, Arnon Milchan, Keith Redmond, James Skotchdopole,

Feature Film, New Regency

Native/First Nations Casting: Rene Haynes

Native/First Nations Casting Asst: Tara Mazzucca

Start Date: Sept. 2014
Filming Location: Western Canada

“THE REVENANT”, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge the story of a 19th century fur trapper, Hugh Glass, who gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Near death, the terrain makes it impossible for his colleagues to carry him back to their fort. They leave him for dead but he survives and sets out on a treacherous journey to exactrevenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Seeking: Native American Teens – MALE – age 12 – 18 who can look age 14 – 15, with a strong
character face, who spend a lot of time outdoors! Minors should have a guardian with them – or written permission from a guardian to be videotaped.

Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Native American Women – ages 30 – 40 Strong female warrior, outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Meetings will be with Casting Director, Rene Haynes. No acting experience is necessary. No need to prepare anything, just come in for the meeting and you may be interviewed on Video Tape for the director. All cast actors will be compensated at applicable SAG/AFTRA or ACTRA rates.

Transportation and Lodging will be provided.

WHEN: MONDAY, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 ST. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

*Parking at The Film School/The Screen.

*Enter under “THE FILM SCHOOL” sign on building – opposite The Screen.

* ROOM #107

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

All questions to: rene@rhcasting.com.

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“Burning Bodhi” to shoot in New Mexico

Posted by on June 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Kaley Cuoco filming Burning Bodhi in New Mexico

It looks like everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is slated to shoot the New Mexico way. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, “The Big Bang Theory” star, is attached to the upcoming Matthew McDuffie (Odd Girl Out, A Cool, Dry Place) film, “Burning Bodhi”.

The coming of age story written and directed by McDuffie follows Dylan – a young man, who stunned to learn via social media that one of his best friends from high school has suddenly died heads back to his hometown in New Mexico, where he’s confronted by a complex grid of issues and regrets, past and present, involving his troublesome parents and heartbroken first love.

Take a peek at the Director’s Look Book below:

Burning Bohdi Directors look book

The film is also said to star Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) and Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove).

Shooting is scheduled to take place in New Mexico next month.

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“Sicario” Casting Cars

Posted by on June 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Beaters for Sicario movie

EG Casting is looking for old “beater cars” for multiple scenes in the feature film Sicario.

“Finally make a little money off of those old cars. We will be holding a casting call for cars this Sunday from noon to three, come on by and let us take a photo of your precious beater car, truck, van or RV.” -Elizabeth Gabel

Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00 – 3:00
Far Horizon Studio
300 Washington SE (between Central and Zuni)

-or-

Email a photo and your phone numbers to egabel[at]msn.com.

“Sicario” is a vigilante crime-drama starring Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. The film is scheduled to shoot in Albuquerque through September.

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LAS CRUCES and EL PASO CASTING NOTICE: UNRAVELED

Posted by on June 13, 2014 | Comments Off

NBC Show Investigation Discovery Casting

Casting Notice for UNRAVELED (Investigation Discovery network)

Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is casting re-enactments for UNRAVELED, a true-crime documentary series airing on ID (Investigation Discovery).

Filming will take place Thursday June 26 through Monday June 30 in El Paso and Las Cruces. Most actors will NOT be called for all days of shooting.

Rate is $100/day – for actors who are able to work as local (i.e. provide own housing and transportation) in the El Paso / Las Cruces area.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a headshot, resume, and a link to on-camera work (if available) to peter.cook[at]nbcuni.com, with the role(s) you’d like to be considered for in the subject line.

SEEKING ACTORS TO PORTRAY:

[SON] 50s man, white. Tall, lean build. Brown hair (greying) and goatee. Convicted of killing his mother, claims it was a suicide pact.

[MOTHER] 70s woman, white. Slender build. Grey hair. Spry. Killed by her adult son in an alleged suicide pact. Please describe any experience with horses (role doesn’t involve riding, but involves basic grooming, leading a horse along a trail by its bridle, etc.).

[YOUNG SON] Mid-teens boy, white. Tall, lean build. Brown hair. Discovers the car wreck in which his sister died. NOTE: we are seeking talent 14+ years old for this role.

[YOUNG MOTHER] Mid-30s woman, white. Slender build. Brown hair. Discovers car wreck in which her daughter died.

[FATHER] Early 40s man, white. Tall, slender build. Dark hair. Discovers car wreck in which his daughter died. Later commits suicide.

[SISTER] Late-teens girl, white. Commits suicide by driving car off the road. NOTE: we are seeking talent 18+ years old for this role.

[DETECTIVE] 40s man, Hispanic. Tall, athletic build. Completely bald/shaved head. Police detective.

[NEIGHBOR #1] 60s-70s man, white. Neighbor of murderer and victim

[NEIGHBOR #2] 50s man, Hispanic. Neighbor of murderer and victim.

[WITNESS] 30s-40s woman. Reports overheard conversation to police.

[HUNTER] 20s man. Please note any experience with hunting, though we will be using replica hunting weapons.

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RUSH CALL: Multiple roles for television series filming in Santa Fe area

Posted by on June 12, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE 6/14/14: MANHATTAN TV SERIES CASTING – RUSH CALL

Robert Baxter now needs to fill the following roles for a Monday June 16th shoot:

  • A Caucasian Married Couple over 60 years old that have an “old west look.”
  • Cowboy types 35 years old to 45 years old that look like the “Marlboro man”. Tough weathered guys.

If this is you or somebody you know please send submissions to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com ASAP.

TV Series Manhattan Casting in New Mexico

MANHATTAN CASTING CALL

Robert Baxter is looking to cast the following roles for the WGN-TV series, Manhattan, now filming in northern New Mexico:

Young couple that is at least 18 years old but looks younger.

A Traditional Native American Male Kid that is at least 18 years old to look younger for a scene on Monday JUNE 16th.

Young women ages 20-40 to be housewives.

If you or someone you know fit these types, send in a photo along with your name and all contact phone numbers, your age, height and weight to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com and enchantedcastingnm[at]gmail.com ASAP.

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Today’s 94 Rock Film Fix

Posted by on June 12, 2014 | Comments Off

94 Rock Film Fix

“In a Valley of Violence” casting stand-ins for John Travolta, Ethan Hawke, etc. Filming mid – late July – check the roles out here!

Last Chances for Longmire – getting ready to wrap within the next couple of weeks – season three currently airing on A&E on Monday nights – Construction worker types that own pickup trucks robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

Blood Father Looking for a 5’5″ to 5’6″ strawberry blond or redhead female stand in for tonight and tomorrow night. Email a photo with sizes and PHONE NUMBER to egabel[at]msn.com.

Sicario looking for hispanic children to shoot a scene with Benicio del Toro…click here!

Better Call Saul is looking for Female & Male African Americans for upcoming scenes. Email, name, contact number, current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability & where you live extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com – will wrap up quick and premiere on AMC in November.

On Tuesday nights tune in to The Night Shift on NBC – pulling in ratings

Extended trailer for Frontera and Manhattan now available…

Big, Huge NEWS!
NM Film Foundation announced annual filmmakers grant provided by George RR Martin. Sci-fi, Fantasy genres. 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script. Information for submissions will be available on June 14 2014. Grant competition runs through September.

Support local economy…with film tourism!
Breaking Bad Fest – for Fans by Fans! Coming this November! GREAT FOR ABQ

Saturday, June 21 The best short films of the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival will screen at the 4 to 10:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Railyards’ in the first Yards Craft Beer solstice celebration of 20 New Mexico craft breweries.

Call for entries Taos Shortz Film Fest are NOW OPEN!

http://www.taosshortz.com/

TV series, “The Messengers” and “Hieroglyph” coming back to New Mexico to film this Summer…along with feature film, “Captain Fantastic”coming in August!

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#NMFilm: Frontera Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Ed Harris, Eva Longoria

Posted by on June 11, 2014 | Comments Off

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Feature Film Roles for Hispanic Children in New Mexico

Posted by on June 10, 2014 | One comment

Benicio-Del-Toro-Filming-Sicario-in-New-Mexico

“A great scene for kids.”

Elizabeth Gabel is currently casting Hispanic Children for the feature film, “Sicario”.

EG is looking for a 6 year old Hispanic boy and four Hispanic girls, ages 7-12.

These roles are featured extras for scenes being shot with Benicio del Toro on Friday June 27, 2014.

If your child or a child you know is interested and applicable, submit photos, the child’s NAME, date of birth, and the parent’s name and phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.

Sicario (action/drama) also stars Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin. The film is expected to shoot in Albuquerque through early September.

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New Mexico Film Foundation Announces George RR Martin Screenwriters Grant

Posted by on June 9, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE 6/14/2014: As promised the New Mexico Film Foundation has published full details on The George R.R. Martin Science Fiction/Fantasy Screenwriter Grant today!

This weekend in Santa Fe, the newly established New Mexico Film Foundation (NMFF) held its first ever “Friendraiser”.

Saturday June 7, 2014 the NMFF board, staff and their event sponsors hosted the gathering of a few hundred filmmakers, friends and fans of film.

The pinnacle of the evening came as NMFF President and Executive Director, Dirk Norris, announced the availability of an annual, $5000 screenwriters grant, made possible by the generous donation of the night’s guest of honor, George R. R. Martin (GRRM).

The prolific author who penned the novels which spawned the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones” is a Santa Fe resident, known to many locals as the owner of Santa Fe’s own Jean Cocteau Cinema. On Saturday night GRRM expressed his eagerness to see what Sci-fi projects, hopeful local filmmakers will have to offer in the coming years.

“The New Mexico Film Foundation is excited and honored to be working with George in this way,” said Norris, “and appreciate his generosity in helping the independent film community in New Mexico.”

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Screenwriting Grant Details:

$5000 will go to an aspiring screenwriter, annually.

The 2014 submission process will open on June 14th.

Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico, 18 years old and NOT a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.

Scripts must be for a feature length film or original Television Pilot, in the Science Fiction
or Fantasy genres.

The application process will include a 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script.

Complete information for submissions will be available on the New Mexico Film Foundation website beginning June 14th, 2014.

The submission process will continue until September 15th, 2014. A winner will be announced in in November 2014.

The mission of the New Mexico Film Foundation is to help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial support and educational opportunities to New Mexico Independent filmmakers.

The George R.R. Martin screenwriting grant is the first grant the New Mexico Film Foundation has offered.

For more information about the foundation, and to make your tax deductible donation, visit their website at www.nmfilmfoundation.org.

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Casting Stand-ins: In a Valley of Violence

Posted by on June 6, 2014 | 2 comments

Robert Baxter is NOW casting experienced stand-ins for the Ti West, revenge western, “IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE”, filming in New Mexico JUNE 23rd THROUGH TO JULY 25th/27.

JUNE 23rd THROUGH JULY 25th – Experienced Stand-ins who are completely available for the entire duration of shooting for the following actors/actresses:

In a Valley of Violence Standins John Travolta

1. John Travolta – 6’2″ 170lbs Dark hair

2. Taissa Farmiga – 5’4″ 110lbs Dirty-blonde or ligh brown hair

3. James Ransone – 5’9″ 165lbs Dark hair

4. Karen Gillan – 5’10″ 120lbs Red hair

5. Toby Huss – 6’0″ 150lbs Balding Short Grey Hair

If this is you or someone you know, send a recent photo, your stats (height, hair color, and weight) and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com .

JUNE 23rd THROUGH JULY 27th – Experienced Stand-ins who are completely available for the entire duration of shooting for the following actors/actresses:

In a Valley of Violence Stand ins Ethan Hawke

1. Ethan Hawke – 5’11″ 170lbs Light Brown Hair

2. Harrison Sweeney – 5’6 1/2″ 180lbs Brown Hair

3. Tommy Nohilly – 5’10″ 200lbs Dark Hair

If this is you or someone you know, with availability for the entire shoot, June 23rd to July 27th, send a recent photo, your stats (height, weight, and hair color) and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

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Today’s 94 Rock Film Fix

Posted by on June 5, 2014 | Comments Off

JANE GOT A GUN RE-SHOOT CASTING CALL. FILMING JUNE 10TH, 11TH 12TH. A few good looking Cowboys 30 to 60 years old. if this is you or somebody you know and are available please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

BLOOD FATHER – Wednesday night, June 11 needs your cars, 2010 or later (no white and no red).
Also need young male skateboarders and bicyclists that are 18 or older If you are available email a photo and phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.

Back in April we told you about, In the Valley of Violence, 1890s revenge western starring JOHN TRAVOLTA AND ETHAN HAWKE SHOOTS JUNE 23rd through to JULY 25th.

TWO SPEAKING ROLES:
ONE MALE role titled “DOLLAR BILL” over 50, skinny, not bald, gaunt, and can play the role of an easily intimidated individual.
ONE MALE role titled “BARTENDER” over 50, Gray Hair, and facial hair (sideburns, mustaches, beards, and sideburns).
We are also accepting submissions for the following EXTRA positions, which are recurring for the full shoot June 23rd-July 25th: 1 mo.
-A One Armed Man
-3 women over 60
-2 Caucasian Females under 13
-5 Caucasian Males over 60
-2 Native American children
-1 Hispanic Male over 60
-2 Native American Warriors
-1 Native American Female
If you or someone you know fit any of the above roles and are available for this movie email a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

JOSH BROLIN added to Emily Blunt Benicio del Toro drama, Sicario, scheduled to shoot end of July through Sept.

Another film I told you about, that may coming around the bend: Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen

Some NM Films at AFME June 1 – 8
Last night A Man Named Paul with Drunktown’s Finest, Tonight June 5 Tapia, Dead Billy, Friday June 6 Blaze You Out, Saturday June 7 The Odd Way Home, Sunday June 8 Frontera,

The Homesman NM Film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, and “TODD”, Jesse Plemons picked up for distribution after its Cannes Film Festival showing…

Fishy Facebook Bob Odenkirk – Real or fake?
The B.C. Saul Three Strikes Group – Marq & Ed Smith-Candelaria
Better Call Saul Casting details at WhiteTurtleCasting.com

OneHeadlightInk Better Call Saul on location in Albuquerque1Posted on “The B.C. Saul Three Strikes Group” Facebook page by passersby.

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The next 48

Posted by on June 3, 2014 | Comments Off

The original 48 Hour Film Project

Copycat 48 Film Project

ALERT: There are two “48″ film competitions.

Many locals are familiar with the original 48 Hour Film Project, in which area teams of filmmakers unite, create and compete in this annual contest & festival.

48 Hour Film Project / Albuquerque

Another, which has just been brought to our attention, is a national online competition.

Click the respective pics above to view which is which.

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Paid Petition Drive Shifts #ABQ

Posted by on June 2, 2014 | Comments Off

Reduce Marijuana Penalties in New Mexico Paying job

Help gather signatures to get the Reducing Marijuana Penalties Act on the ballot!

Shifts are available from 7am – 7pm at ten different polling locations around Albuquerque.

Canvassers will be paid $10.10 an hour to staff the busiest polling places and talk to voters.

As of noon today, there are still shifts available in all four quadrants of the city.

Would you mind spreading the word?

Can you help collect signatures for the campaign to reduce marijuana penalties in ABQ?

Shifts available 7a-7:30pm TUESDAY JUNE 3.

Contact Rachael Maestas at 505.312.8509 or Rachael[at]ProgressNowNM.org for more info and to sign up.

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Burqueños abuzz over Odenkirk

Posted by on June 1, 2014 | Comments Off

A Facebook account that appears to belong to THE REAL Bob Odenkirk has put up a post that has local Breaking Bad fans crying in their Pollos Hermanos mugs:

Bob Odenkirk filming Better Call Saul in Albuquerque Drama

This Blogette says, don’t cry Burqueños! I see the writing on the Facebook wall just like you and it stings a little, but wait! Filming location and setting are oft two very different animals. Am I right, or am I right, or am I right?

Believe it or not New Mexico has played stand-in for such exotic locales as Egypt, Cali, Wyoming, Mexico, other worlds, other galaxies and yes even the East Coast…perhaps you’re familiar with the story of a mad chemistry teacher who made his way all the way to New Hampshire to escape his drug dealing comeuppance. And that my friends was all filmed right here in New Mexico.

So take heart #NM, come November New Mexico WILL hit the small screen again in Better Call Saul – under the talented hand of Sir Odenkirk, led by Masters Gilligan and Gould, for most if not all of its filming. Now the only other devastating turn of events, besides leaving NM to shoot would be if “Lynette” doesn’t land a role:

p.s. OHI has confirmed with sources within the production that NM is the only location on the shooting schedule for now…

p.p.s Filming starts tomorrow, in the Q!

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Casting California Girls in Albuquerque New Mexico

Posted by on June 1, 2014 | Comments Off

Casting California Girls in New Mexico Mel Gibson Movie

Wanna be in the new Mel Gibson movie filming in Albuquerque?

Today’s opportunity is for “Calfornia Girls, 18 to 35″.

Elizabeth Gabel is holding an open casting call TODAY!

Sunday June 1, 2014
3 pm to 5 pm
Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM

Please come and meet with Elizabeth for a featured extra role for the Mel Gibson movie,”Blood Father”. Wear LA type clubbing clothes and come Hair and Make up ready.

Address “CA Girls” inquiries to: egabel[at]msn.com

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Today’s NM Film Fix on 94 Rock!

Posted by on May 29, 2014 | Comments Off

The Night Shift premiered on NBC Tues. night!!!
BIG CONGRATS TO NM TALENT Catharine Pilafas, Jackamoe Buzzell, Frank Sandoval, Alma Sisneros, Marc Comstock, Jim Burleson and stunt woman Rebecca Hill Casey!! Many more to follow…

See more #NMTalent in Outlaw Prophet June 28 on Lifetime…

2nd annual NM Film & Media Conference
panels, presentations, exhibitions and networking
May30th & 31st, 2014, Hotel Albuquerque

48 Film Project Albuquerque – 10 teams already registered, GET INTO IT!

CASTING SPECIFIC TYPES:

Casting Experienced Stand-ins
White Turtle – Better Call Saul & The Messengers
extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com

LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR ROCKABILLY TYPES-
We are currently looking for Males and Females available NEXT WEEK. They are asking for individuals with multiple tattoos, piercings, and punk rock hairstyles. Also looking for people who own Rockabilly wardrobes. If this is you or someone you know please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

JANE GOT A GUN (Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor) RESHOOT CASTING CALL FOR JUNE 10th, 11th, and 12th-
We are looking for a fair skinned 10 year old blonde female to appear as a featured extra on an upcoming reshoot. If you know or have a child fitting this description please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

HIEROGLYPH trailer is up on the website here!

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Casting Military Types in New Mexico

Posted by on May 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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“Sicario”, the Action Drama starring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro is NOW casting Military Roles, all races.

Send a photo, military experience and phone number to egabel[at]msn.com .

#NMFilm Official Teaser Trailer: Abe Makes a Movie

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | Comments Off

ABE MAKES A MOVIE – Teaser May 2014 from Turri Productions on Vimeo.

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RUSH CALL: Able bodied males & their older model 4X4s

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off

KOAT LONGMIRE

LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR A FIVE DAY SURVIVALIST COMPOUND SHOOT.

Robert Baxter is looking for several Males to work as Extras beginning Wednesday May 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th.

Must be 20 to 40 years old and available for all 6 Days. Owning an older model 4×4 is a plus but not mandatory.

If this is you and you are available for each day please send a current photo to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.

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Beauty Chalize Theron on filming in the Land of Enchantment

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off


A Million Ways to Die in the West will hit theaters on May 30.

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