First Responders (Firefighters, EMT, Police), Service Men and Women, and Teachers (Film Fest) get in FREE w/ID – Downtown ABQ convention center and various film venues.
SATURDAY premiere of the NM short film Low/Fi by Alejandro Montoya at the Hispanic Cultural Center 4th St., festivities kick off at 8 – Kristen Rakes, Matt Page, Rebekkah Wiggins stellar cast, beautifully shot. Really impressive. Click here to read my review.
SUNDAY OneHeadlightInk is partnered with Videotero and Shelley Carney Productions to put on a FREE actors workshop on how to shoot your own video audition. With your own equipment, and a review of suggested equipment accessory options. Class is full but will do a write up and update with next round! There is a waitlist – get on it.
New Mexico TV Production Premieres:
Better Call Saul – Feb. 8 & 9, AMC (Sun. & Mon.)
Dig – March 5, USA Network (Thu)
The Night Shift – Feb. 23 NBC (Mon)
EG Casting is Looking for some specific types:
1. A really bad cover band. Title your email, “BAND”
2. A strawberry blond woman, 5’4-5’6″ size zero to 2 for a photo double on Scorch trials. Title your email, “BLOND”
The difference between a Casting Director & an Agent – Tina Presley Borek and Carissa Mitchell of Mitchell Presley Talent Group. One of just three – A&M Talent House, and the O’ Agency.
****New Mexico residents only****
Scorch Trials is looking for young men, between 18 and 30, short and slim for roles filming January 7-16, with fittings this week. Great and fun scenes. Email a photo with height, weight, and phone number to email@example.com.
FEATURED BACKGROUND FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEWBORN BABIES
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby play a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, January 9, 2015. Once your baby is born, email pictures, parents name, contact number, babies weight and length to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need several Newborns and/or Twins.
Title your email, “BABY”.
Oxygen Network is casting WOMEN and MEN Searching for their BIOLOGICAL FATHERS (Nationwide) – Casting Call
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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!
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!
Fabienne Berthaud will direct Diane Kruger in the independent feature, “Sky”, about a woman on a trek across the country following a violent dispute with her husband. On the run from him and love itself, she finds herself falling for another man. No word on filming duration, but it looks like shoot locations include AZ, NV and NM.
“Exit 147” Taylor Kitsch, is set to play the villainous lead, as sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. A young father driving cross country to see his daughter is stopped by a sheriff at Exit 147, and it turns into a psychological game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. Shooting is expected to begin in April 2015.
EXTRAS mixer: “Casting Coffee” this Saturday Oct 4th at high noon, Starbucks located on Rio Grande and I-40. Look for the table with the movie slate.
October 4, 2014 The New Mexico State Film Office second annual Film & Media Education Summit National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque 8:00am to 5:00pm
Captain Fantastic Casting – THIS SATURDAY in Albuquerque
UPSCALE FUNERAL SCENE, come dressed! You may be cast on the spot!
55 and over. Casting a large number of people age 40-50, as well as some 20-30.Also seeking families with grown children (parents and teenagers). Click here to get in to it!
The Messengers Casting stand-ins for its EIGHT lead actors, five men three women. Exceptionally good looking. APPLY ONLY if you fit the specs.
$88.00 for 8 hours ($11.00/hour with an 8 hour guarantee)
Sicario – Casting cars and drivers for five days (August 18-22).
Send a photo of your car with name and phone number to sicarioextras[at]gmail.com.
Cars can be new or old and anything between, NO BLACK, RED OR WHITE.
Include the color of your car – sometimes not clear or apparent in photo.
NM Film Office has announced Kepler’s Dream starring Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Lynch, David Hunt, Steven Michael Quezada and Kelly Hu. Heart warming story of young girl, her grandmother and a magical book…filming in Albuquerque and Santa Fe through the end of the month.
IF my sources are true, this month Ron Livingston will be in New Mexico to shoot We Hate Paul Revere…
Civil unrest in the middle east leads to production relocation to NM from Israel
Dig – Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche – USA Network, FBI investigating murder in Jerusalem
The Producer – principle photography starts Friday, Canadian distribution has been secured so now it’s guaranteed in 2 countries. Celebrity guest with initials LDP has agreed to be a guest mentor on the show.
Get into Albuquerque Actors Studio courses with actress Lora Cunningham – here!
Charity Photoshoot with Andrea B. Good extended through the end of the month! Schedule yours now!
Manhattan has wrapped in northern New Mexico, with an impressive series debut nabbing
nearly two million viewers for its Sunday premiere. The NM production, garnering rave reviews, airs on WGN and is available on Hulu Plus. Catch a rebroadcast of premiere tonight at 8 pm on WGN. See the channel locator on Twitter.
Meanwhile…The Messengers is CASTING NOW, we’re anxiously awaiting word on Longmire 4 announcement, Saul will be here through at least October and NBC’s The Night Shift will be back…to shoot its second season, set to air next Spring/May 2015.
TWO, count ’em TWO major cable network television pilots headed to NM (unofficially)!
“Stanistan” is a USA Network Comedy/Drama Pilot which follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
The AMC Comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Sidebar: Actual civil unrest in the middle east has lead production of the USA Network drama, “Dig” starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche to relocate to NM from Israel. The show is about the FBI investigating a murder in Jerusalem. – Local casting info. to follow.
OHI is excited to announce that two esteemed locals are on the roster to produce the upcoming indie “Bare”. Chad Burris and Mateo Fraizer are producing along with Alexandra Roxo and Christopher J. Scott. The film, directed by Natalia Leite is about a young girl living in Nevada who starts a complicated relationship with a female drifter who introduces her to a darker world and forces her to grow. “Bare” will star Imogen Poots, Riley Keough, Dianna Agron, Chris Zylka, Paz de la Huerta and Rachel Korine. MUCH more to come on this one!
Bonus bit: Another hot indie wraps this weekend, but not before one of its stars posted plenty of “from the New Mexico set” pics on her Instagram, here’s a little gallery of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting on location filming “Burning Bodhi” in NM!
The independent feature, “Season of Starlings” will be holding a live stage read of the ghost movie/bloodless horror film, in Madrid New Mexico. Now casting ages 10 -20, for the August 14 read. Awesome experience and resume builder! Here is the casting call!
BONUS CALL: Toska Productions is casting a short film in Albuquerque. Paid/non-union, LGBTQ and/or people of color, get the hotlink here.
Saturday Sen. Al Franken will be holding a street rally 10am – close, on Sierra St. south of Central on Nob Hill. Meet & greet him, with some food & entertainment. No worries – “This is not a fundraiser”.
Saturday AND Sunday THIS charity photoshoot is not to be missed! Amazing multi-purpose photos you can treasure forever and/or use to land your first or next role in a New Mexico production! Andrea takes gorgeous photographs and for a crazy low price you can have 100 pics to fill your portfolio or jump start your headshot gallery! DO IT! AND you’ll be helping out local homeless children with their back-to-school supplies. Cant’ beat that!
“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
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!
10 a.m. Friday, TOMORROW, is the deadline to submit for the OHI/94 Rock “Get in the Picture” contest!
Five finalists will be selected to move on to the next round – to win all this!
NOW FILMING & CASTING
Robert Baxter is casting Manhattan and season 3 of Longmire.
Currently cast in Longmire is…Peter Weller. Yes, ROBOCOP is here!
Recently Baxter has been looking for small waisted women 26″ – 29″, Construction Workers, News Crew, Homeless Shelter People, Police Officers and several people to be spectators at a news release for Manhattan.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects people in many different ways. It could be paralysis one day, loss of vision the next or impaired memory the day after that. Living with MS means living with uncertainty.
When it comes to MS, only two things are certain:
· Another American is newly diagnosed every hour of every day.
· Many people are joining the movement toward a world free of MS including me.
Why We’re Biking
We’ve registered for the Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2011 because we want to experience a great, organized ride, and to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and want to be part of it.
When a true media icon, inspiration to millions, purveyor of empowerment and community enrichment steps down the nation nay the world takes pause.
On the other hand when New Mexico’s Own perv-ayor of irreverence reaches the unprecedented milestone of hosting NM mornings for 25 years, a break of dawn par-tay is in order.
TJ Trout, smack talker for the ages, verbally armpit farts all over New Mexico and beyond where airwaves of his snarkiess have been widely accepted even highly anticipated by thousands and thousands of his loyal fans lo these many years.
Like in Oprah’s world some players have changed, some bridges burned and some controversy arisen but such is the life of a media mogul. By his side to this day TJ’s KZRR cohorts are bringing it like it’s 1986 or whenever you were a 12 year-old raunchy rocker, fresh of face, clean of heart, dirty of palm.
So this Friday party like it’s 1986 (or whenever it was you last got your early morning party-on), in honor of the ornery Deejay.
RSVP for the KZRR Morning Show Anniversary Party here and get all the deets on TJ Trout’s VIP dinner here.
Listening to Susana Martinez on 94 Rock yesterday was like getting back together with an ex. You open your mind, decide that what’s done is done and just try to move forward on as positive a note as possible…but then you remember that she’s a lying, controlling maniacal b*tch bully!
My stomach literally turns at the thought of trying to re-listen to her propaganda in order to properly relay the precise points of scathing hot mis-truths and rhetoric surrounding the most vitriol laden, vengefully targeted topic of the recently wrapped 2011 Legislative Session – that is of course that business we call “Show”, or as Susana loathfully dubs it “Hollywood”.
So please take a listen for yourself here and definitely do pick-up (as you always do right) this week’s copy of YOUR weekly Alibi – on stands NOW! Inside the pages of this ever so artfully covered issue is a great synopsis of several of the most impassioned issues of the session. I thought it ever so poetic that our particular issue had some pink ink print leaks that look not unlike blood spatter on the “Making Sausage” news page – reminiscent of the blood letting that took place of our particular industry in the long hard fought battle for New Mexico Film.
Here’s where the New Mexico Film Tax Incentives stand (on the bias):
The Bill that caps Incentives at $50M passed the Senate and only has be signed-off by the Governess’s spiteful pen – this means that if and when films are due more than that in tax credits in a single year, the filmmakers could stand to collect the balance over subsequent years, which could create a bubble of overdue credits in years to come that could eventually leave a zero budget for Film Incentives.
New Mexico retains the original 25% Incentive rate – equal to or lesser than approx. 20 other states in the country. Alaska, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, Utah and Californ-i-a itself among other states are still vying hard to take over where New Mexico has come to reign.
Senate Bill 44 – Film Production Tax Credit Tracking and Review which would stand to make good on the begrudgingly made campaign ~promise by Martinez to prompt a comprehensive study and reporting of the NM Film Program BEFORE making any changes also passed the Senate…but oops changes are already being made…
“Her attack on the film industry has already caused some companies to reconsider their investment decisions here,” – Senator Eric Griego
And the propaganda of pinning shortfalls in healthcare, education and the very safety of our public is being broadcast as the sole result of the evils of “Hollywood” on New Mexico by the Governess and her spin doctors while pet industries get away with raping our economy and lining the pockets of nationally politically ambitious officials.
Click here for our openly bias coverage of this unwarranted attack on the industry…
Like his slimy skinned, yellow eyed aquatic counterpart the NM Land Trout known as TJ for over 25 years is highly sought after game. Not much lures this reclusive morning rap artist out of his hole for appearances or socialization – but The After After Party baited the large mouth man.
And now the late night entertainment capital of New Mexico will sport not only a roster chalk-full of their standard high bar local talent, and the musical stylings of the one and only James Douglas Show band – but the morning radio meister who is NM’s Own embodiment of where J.D. Salinger meets George Carlin will hit the stage and chat-it-up with host Steven Michael Quezada in front of a live studio audience.
If you’re not tuned-in for his radio quips, parked at a remote (or briefly bestowed his tuteladge over a pulled pork sandwich) you don’t get much Trout. There are no tweets about his lunch-time fare, no facebook photos of his new sunglasses, party dresses or other updates about which Target he’ll shop today – but if you are a 94 Rock devotee you’re likely a big fan of the man.
So get your wading pants on or whatever the hell you wear when you go trout fishin’ (I’m sure Teej could tell ya’) and get down to the historic Wool Warehouse for the show this Tuesday night. Admission is FREE and there’s simply no better entertaiNMent – three shows for the price none! Dancing shoes always recommended for in between buckling down for knee slapping, gut busting humor – this time only, including the special wriggly trout viewing!