UPDATE 1/5/15: FEATURED BACKGROUND THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEWBORN BABIES
If you had your baby (or twins) on or near 25 December 2014, and would like them to have a Featured Background role on the NBC hit series, The Night Shift, email pictures, parent’s name, contact number, baby’s weight and length to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking several newborns and/or twins for filming on Friday, January 9, 2015.
Title your email, “BABY”.
FEATURED BACKGROUND CASTING FOR NBC SERIES, THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEW BORN BABIES
FROM WHITE TURTLE CASTING:
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby to have a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, 9 January 2015, email pictures (once your baby is born), parent’s name, contact number, babies’ weight and length to email@example.com
White Turtle Casting needs several Newborns or Twins.
Well hell, near’on two years ago this Blogette followed the first tips announcing that TWO huge Westerns would ride in NM – one of which never made it into the saddle. “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, did weather its wild shoot in the Land of Enchantment, but Adam Sandler’s, “Ridiculous Six”, headed into the sunset before the magical light of a New Mexico day fell upon it.
Now, it’s BACK ON!
Sources attached to the production confirm exclusively to OHI, its current New Mexico (re)connection. The project, as formerly dropped by both Sony and Paramount, is likely headed to NM as part of the widely reported Sandler/Netflix, four picture deal!
Midthunder Casting is conducting a talent search for a Warner Brothers feature film which will heavily feature two young boys in SAG principal roles; one Caucasian 12 year old boy (to portray a young Ben Affleck) and one Caucasian 10 year old boy.
Both boys must have extensive WUSHU, KUNG FU, or PENCAK SILAT training and experience; however, they will consider high level (state – world champion) competitors in all martial arts forms.
Those qualified and interested must send photos and video clips of fighting skills, training and competitions, as well as contact info and city/state in which they reside to:
Southwest region preferred – Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah
Deadline to submit:
Monday 12/15/14, 5pm
Pay is $880/day or $3,053/week
Tip: Title your email with child’s age, city and type of Martial Arts practiced.
UPDATE: White Turtle Casting is now looking for a Hispanic Boy 10-13 yrs old for a featured role in The Night Shift. To submit, email Child’s Name, Parent’s Name, Contact Number, Current photo, Height & Weight to firstname.lastname@example.org
Title your email, “HISPANIC BOY”
To contact Actress/Acting Instructor/Director, Lora Cunningham, visit The Albuquerque Actors Studio here.
White Turtle Casting – Is seeking Real FEMALE Bartenders
(Rob would probably say, “you must be a REAL female to apply.”)
Age range 20 – 55 years old. To apply email your name, contact number, current photo height & weight to email@example.com. Title your email, “FEMALE BARTENDER”
Robert Baxter has announced that HELLBENT has bumped production from this month to January 13th 2015. December 6, submissions will remain in consideration, pending availability.
Hundreds submitted for Longmire & Manhattan this weekend…
If you missed the call: SEND A RECENT PICTURE AND PHONE NUMBER TO firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind both Longmire & Manhattan shoot in & around Santa Fe.
For your convenience, video of the Casting Panel discussion from this weekend’s Santa Fe Film Festival, Film Industry Tune Up is available here!
As mentioned here…the Batman Vs. Superman shoot going down in southern New Mexico was expected to move north within the state for more filming.
Well that dish has been CONFIRMED. The Taos News cracked the case and spills all the deets on the filming that occurred over the weekend atop their snowy mountains.
As part of their investigations the Taos News includes the official statement from the state Film Office which further confirmed completion of the production in New Mexico, including this delightful bullet:
“The production estimates that they spent more than $13 million in the New Mexico economy, on everything from local construction hires to lumber and catering supplies. The film completed its principal photography in New Mexico, after shooting in Michigan and Illinois. The production company estimates that it hired approximately 200 New Mexico crew members during the course of the production.”
Submissions have closed, resulting in over 600 amazing films to screen and judge. This year’s program includes 150+ global and regional short films from 40 different countries.
2015 Sneak preview:
Kicking off the festival Thursday night is a 2 hour Native American program. James Lujan, director of the Institute of American Indian Arts ( IAIA) in Santa Fe will host the show, screening global NA short films and talk about IAIA’s role in promoting indigenous filmmaking worldwide.
Free panel discussions will include a drone workshop and a casting panel.
Taos Shortz Film Fest will blow your cinematic minds this year….
Would you like to become a sponsor? They have great packages that will promote your business…
FESTIVAL DATES: MARCH 19TH TO 22ND, 2015
SANTA FE, NM — Threshold Art Collective makes its debut performance at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe on December 12th with Shakespeare’s original Christmastime comedy Twelfth Night. In a play that feeds as much laughter as it does thought, Threshold Art Collective is proud to present Brennan Foster and Sheridan Johnson, ABQ Journal’s Best Stage Couple of 2013, directed by Quinn Mander, in the first production of its inaugural year.
Come celebrate the holidays, welcome in a new year and a new approach to theater. Attend a special gala in the Grand Ballroom of the Scottish Rite Temple on opening night (12/12) and enjoy a champagne or cider toast with the cast, crew, musicians and several of your favorite local artists and politicians. This special event is two nights only, so come spend the twelfth night of December—or the thirteenth!— with New Mexico’s finest in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured plays. Delightful fun, Twelfth Night is a masquerade ball of love, excess, desire and family. One of Shakespeare’s most crowd-pleasing comedies, this performance moves from one hilarious romantic intrigue to the next. A shipwrecked lady finds herself penniless — and about to stay that way — in a pre-suffrage society. Donning a man’s dress, she gets to work and immediately finds herself in the middle of a gender-bending love triangle, replete with a drunken uncle, a wise fool, a proud puritan and a smart-mouthed chambermaid.
Threshold Art Collective is an emerging group that aims to redefine the way theater is viewed in New Mexico. “Each show of this inaugural season will feature live, original music, unique set designs and collaborating artists from around the state,” explains Artistic Director Sheridan Johnson. “We believe our community is changing; we believe that theater is changing; we believe we can bring exciting change to community theater.”
Brennan Foster and Sheridan Johnson, widely praised for their performances in Venus in Fur, Hedda Gabler and Boeing! Boeing! bring a magic to the stage. About their Venus in Fur performance, Albuquerque Journal wrote, “Sheridan and Brennan captured the sexy excitement, the mysterious magic realism, and the intellectual challenge of this brilliantly funny and erotic play.” Twelfth Night director Quinn Mander, fresh from his recent success directing The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at the Santa Fe Playhouse is “thrilled to bring this love story to life in such a remarkable setting and be a part of Threshold’s mission to break down boundaries within the artistic community.”
TICKETS may reserved at info@ThresholdNM.com and at the door $30 for Friday, December 12th 7PM performance (includes the post-performance gala with cast and company members and other local talent.
$20 for Saturday, December 13th 7PM performance $12 tickets are available for students and educators for both performances at the door with a valid school ID.
Threshold Art Collective is offering a block of tickets for each performance to be provided to local schools at no charge. Sheridan Johnson is a strong believer in the power of theater to incite a love of learning in students. Theater teaches youths empathy and emotional intelligence. “Twelfth Night is an ideal play to introduce local students to the wonder of Shakespeare. Threshold Art Collective is proud to provide this special fun and educational experience to as many local students as we possibly can.” For more information regarding the limited complimentary student tickets, schools may contact Sheridan Johnson at info@ThresholdNM.com.
Available on ThresholdNM.com, teachers will find valuable teaching tools to introduce their students to Twelfth Night, synopsis available here.
Photos courtesy of Lynn Roylance
Pictured: Brennan Foster (Duke Orsino), Sheridan Johnson (Viola)
Micah Linford (Andrew Aguecheek), George Williams (Sir Toby)
I worked background on THE NIGHT SHIFT w/ PAT, Art, Chris, Heidy, Dawn, Justin, Martin and all sorts of awesome NM Talent cast & crew! Directed by Jason Priestly, Steve and another guy…
There’s still time for YOU to get in on the NBC series (I’m looking at you Mrs. Swami Rob).
Include your height, weight, age, a clear current photo of yourself PLUS the year, make, model of your car. Also include and special skills or training you have, such as police, EMT, Military or Medical training/experience.
“The Casting Coffee Group is an informal group of people in the entertainment industry. We get together every other Saturday to share updates on what we’re working on, experiences and knowledge gained, and support each others’ projects in a spirit of generosity and camaraderie. We meet from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Albuquerque every other Saturday at The Fans of Film Café, at 504 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM.”
Join them to make new friends and experience a great networking opportunity! Watch for scheduling info here on Thursdays.
“Act” Like a Cop training course at Sol Acting Academy – Sat Dec. 6
Actor/Director, Retired Deputy Sheriff – teaching Characterization and Tactical movement. Click here for more info.
Free Dance Classes – first two Saturdays of each month.
Free Beginner Country Western dance lesson
Saturday Dec 13, 6:30 PM
Auditions for a short film: Overland Casting in Santa Fe Dec. 14
Saturday Longmire & Manhattan Casting + all 13 episodes playing at Jean Cocteau Cinema, Saturday & Sunday. The weekend’s events also include a Casting Panel, a class on, “How blow stuff up & not yourself” -AND- hair & Makeup free pro headshots!
STILL FILMING – Scorch Trials (Gus Fringe), Dig, Night Shift…Messengers wrapping up – Santa Fe about to blow-up!
House of Cards filming NOW
TINA FEY MOVIE Journalist memoir as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”
Orion Spacecraft launch at Kennedy Space Center, TODAY, will include a screening of the New Mexico film “Delivery From Earth”, by Santa Fe filmmaker who won just one of the avail. NM Film Foundation grants.
SUPERMAN – Deming/El Paso area, word is he’s heading…North.
Xanthe with actress/acting instructor, Lora Cunningham NEXT week. Big time agents from Mitchell Presley Talent Group the week after that!
UPDATE 1/16/15 – YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST and now here is the first background casting call for the upcoming Tina Fey/Margot Robbie movie:
Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian, African, Asian and European background talent for a large embassy party scene shooting in Albuquerque on Feb. 3rd. Email a photo, with height, weight and phone number to email@example.com. Title your email, “Embassy”
***NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY***
The Hollywood Reporter has been following for months that…
Paramount has picked up The Taliban Shuffle, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir as a starring vehicle for Tina Fey.
Fey is attached to star in and produce the adaptation with her former Saturday Night Live boss and 30 Rock cohort Lorne Michaels.
And as discussed on the air just weeks ago with the 94Rock Morning Show, OHI has received tips that Fey and her co-star Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wallstreet, Pan Am) may very well bring their “Taliban Shuffle” out to shoot in New Mexico.
Well now it’s official, at least by our standards. Early word on the Albuquerque, NM production of the weighty comedy is that filming is scheduled to begin, January 2015.
More on the plot: “The memoir tells of Barker’s arrival as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”
UPDATE 12/9/14: There will be no “open casting hour” for Sunday’s casting call in Santa Fe! (12-5pm). To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Overland is the story of Noemi, a young, undocumented immigrant living in the United States. After escaping an ICE raid, Noemi tries to purchase a black-market “documents bundle” so that she can continue to work and send money home to her sick father. The problem? The bundle costs $500. In order to raise the money, Noemi starts working as a “fantasy maid”. Things quickly get out of hand, however, and Noemi must decide what’s more important—her dignity or the money.
Filming will be Feb.19th-22nd in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX. All room and board will be provided for actors.
NOEMI: Must appear to be 25-30. Hispanic, slender/fit. Must be fluent in both Spanish and English. English can be limited, an accent is preferable. Strong personality and very protective of Sophie.
SOPHIE: Must appear to be 16-20. Hispanic, petite. Must be fluent in Spanish (no English dialogue). Being on the run really affects her, so she’s glad that she at least has Noemi.
MARK: Must appear to be 40-45. Caucasian, fit, medium build. Native English speaker, no Spanish. Mark doesn’t feel that he’s in control of his life. He’s having problems in his marriage and he takes out this anger on Noemi.
PABLO: Must appear to be 30-35. Hispanic, medium built, tattoos preferable. Happy demeanor. Must be fluent in Spanish (no English dialogue). Noemi goes to Pablo for a social security card. Pablo wants to help her, but he can’t shift the price. Instead, he offers her a job.
ANNE: Must appear to be 35-40. Caucasian, blonde, tall. (Mark’s wife) Anne is trying to make this rough patch with Mark work. She’s afraid that Mark has become bored with her, so she orders a Fantasy Maid for him to “spice up” the relationship. Native English speaker.
Casting for Overland will take place on the 14th of December in Santa Fe, NM at 418 Montezuma Avenue (Jean Cocteau Cinema). Casting will be by appointment from 12-5pm. Please email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with a resume and head shot to schedule an appointment.
An open casting call from 4-5pm will conclude the evening, in case anyone was unable to schedule an appointment.
Beginning at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design set of Manhattan, passengers will be shuttled to tour the actual locations in Los Alamos!
The Santa Fe Film Festival’s official transportation service, Santa Fe Valet, will chauffeur passengers in their luxury shuttle to the Los Alamos History Museum for a tour highlighting locations in the Manhattan series –
You can buy tickets here -or- you can enter to win FREE tickets from OneHeadlightInk.com, by emailing your name & contact information to WIN@oneheadlightink.com. HURRY, seats are limited and we have 1o hot seats to give away! Enter NOW!
Qualified/complete entries will be randomly drawn by 5 p.m. tomorrow! Winners will be notified and emailed their e-tickets! Good luck!
Brought to you by the Los Alamos County Community & Economic Development and the Los Alamos Film Office and the Santa Fe Film Office.
” My air roasted coffee is now being sold to New Mexico film studios and on locations. Beyond bringing the film community better coffee, I’m also working toward production budget for creating local projects here at the cafe. After producing and directing few no budget projects myself, I realized having a sustainable living to create was a must. Thank you for supporting my efforts, and please check out the cafe online at fansoffilm.cafe.” -Michael Palombo
Watch the entire first season of the WGN series, “Manhattan” on the BIG SCREEN, at George R. R. Martin’s very own, Jean Cocteau Cinema -AND- get your headshot taken for consideration as background talent in “MANHATTAN” season 2 -AND- “LONGMIRE” season 4, both filming in and around Santa Fe in the Spring of 2015!
MANHATTAN MARATHON – Saturday December 6th
Manhattan E 1 9:00am-9:45am
Manhattan E 2 9:45am-10:30am
Manhattan E 3 10:45am-11:30p
Manhattan E 4 11:30-12:15pm
Manhattan E 5 12:30-1:15pm
Manhattan E 6 1:15-2:00pm
Manhattan E 7 2:15-3:00pm
Manhattan E 8 3:00-3:45pm
Manhattan E 9 4:pm-4:45pm
FREE HEADSHOTS 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Visit the Hair/Makeup Trailer outside Jean Cocteau and then got to the lobby for a free headshot by professional photographer, Craig Clark. Bob Baxter will be scouting background talent for New Mexico made TV series’ MANHATTAN SEASON 2 and LONGMIRE SEASON 4.
MANHATTAN MARATHON – Sunday December 7th
Manhattan E 10 10am-10:45p
Manhattan E 11 10:45pm-11:30p
Manhattan E 12 11:45-12:30pm
–this will be the FINAL Episode for Season 1 shooting on this project and your LAST CHANCE to work as an extra on this TV Series this year!
Pay rate for EXTRAS is $68.80 for 8 hours ($8.60/hour with an 8 hour guarantee). Overtime will be paid after 8 hours. You will receive a check in the mail 10-14 business days AFTER you work.
You MUST have open/flexible availability if submitting so that you can work WHATEVER full times end up being. If not, please DO NOT SUBMIT! If you have work or class at all scheduled for this date – you are NOT available.!!! You should be prepared to work 12-15 hours!!
Location is in and around the Albuquerque, NM area.
*EXTRAS*: – PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU ARE SUBMITTING
CORONERS: Male 30-50 y/o clean cut professional – No Arm Tattoos Please! Must be able to lift 60lbs ( you will be caring fake bodies)
DRIVERS w/ Cars- Please no Chevy or GMC- No White or Silver cars please (when submitting put year make, model, and color of car please)
AIRPORT PASSENGERS: 18-65 Y/O Clean cut professional – ALL Ethnicities
COLLEGE STUDENT: 18-27 y/o all ethnicities
CAR SERVICE DRIVERS: Male 25-50 Must own black suit – Clean cut professional
PROFESSORS: Female and Male 30-55 y/o clean cut professional- ALL Ethnicities
DRIVERS w/ Cars and Trucks – Please no Chevy or GMC- No White or Silver cars please (when submitting put year make, model, and color of car please)
PESDESTRIANS: must be physically fit (will be running in scene multiple times) 18-45 y/o all ethnicities.
-MONDAY 12/8/14, TUESDAY 12/9/14, WEDNESDAY 12/10/14
COMMANDOS: MALE 22-50 y/o physically fit – MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT EXP. A MUST- No facial hair! Must be ok Running.
LAST CHANCE BAR PATRONS, BARTENDER AND WAITRESS (You all know who you are)
To submit after registering, email: email@example.com
IN YOUR EMAIL PLEASE PUT WHAT DATE YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR ALONG WITH CHARACTER: DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FULL DAY AND NIGHT AVAILABLE OR IF YOU THINK YOU WILL CANCEL DUE TO WEATHER!
**IF YOU SUBMIT – CHECK YOUR EMAILS & SPAM!!!! OLC will be responding via email as quickly as possible and you will need to confirm your booking right away or they will replace you with someone else .CHECK YOUR SPAM!!! IF YOU CONFIRM, YOU MUST SHOW UP no excuses as we cannot overbook this scene! Failure to show up will mean that you will not be eligible for any future OLC bookings!!**
**PLEASE DO NOT send more than one email! PLEASE DO NOT email if you don’t fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work date!! Thanks! DO NOT SEND MORE THAN ONE EMAIL or send additional emails asking if you have been booked yet – they WILL respond to everyone you just have to BE PATIENT.
**PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OLC OFFICE ABOUT THIS BOOKING unless specifically requested!!**
If you do not have a profile with OLC, go to www.onlocationcasting.net and complete a Talent Application before sending availability email. It is FREE to register and you do not have to have a paid ‘active’ account in order to be booked for work.
To submit after registering, email: firstname.lastname@example.org