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It’s going to be an ‘Enchanted’ Bachelor season

Posted by on September 12, 2014 | Comments Off on It’s going to be an ‘Enchanted’ Bachelor season


When I heard that a major ratings grabber would be setting up shop in northern New Mexico to air on one of the big three television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC), I thought we may on the verge of learning the new home for the beloved NM series, Longmire.

But a resolution to that dramatic saga has yet to unfold. In the meantime, filming is just now getting underway for another type of drama, The Bachelor 2015.

You may recall a bit of a hullabaloo going on in our capital city recently as governing councilors debated the issue of offering incentives to the ABC hit. In the end the city council voted 5-4 in favor of offering a tax break to the tune of $50,000 in production costs, with the New Mexico Tourism department kicking in another $50,000 out of their $16,607,3230 reserve budget.

Though many feathers may be ruffled, OneHeadlightInk can exclusively report that part of the latest installment of the mega hit series is now expected in Santa Fe this October.

Set to premiere January 5, 2015, the highly anticipated return of the franchise is expected to rake in record views.

So, what do y’all think? Will it be white water rafting, hot-tubbing by the light of the silvery Santa Fe moon, fine dining, hiking, art appreciation, shopping, hot air ballooning, or all of the above for Bachelor, Chris Soules and his bevvy of beauties in the city different?

And, do you think the investment by New Mexico will pay off in painting the state as a hot tourist destination?

Salon Phoenix ABQ

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ABC Series Killer Women Casting Crowd

Posted by on November 14, 2013 | One comment

Killer Women Casting in Albuquerque New Mexico


From Robert Baxter Casting:

Casting Call for Monday November 18th shoot – 100 people needed to work as Extras on the set of Killer Women in a Bomb scene to play the roles of Bomb Techs, EMTs, News Crew, Sheriffs, Detectives and onlookers.

If you have not been on set with this TV Series, here is a great opportunity to see what an Amazing Cast and Crew these folks are to work with.

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

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ABC’s New Mexico Production Latino

Posted by on November 7, 2013 | Comments Off on ABC’s New Mexico Production Latino

NMFilm Killer Women now filming in New Mexico

The Latino laden New Mexico production of ABC’s Killer Women is just beginning to get the hype it’s due.

The midseason prime-time drama is executive produced by Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.

The show is the English language revamp of the Spanish novela Mujeres Asesinas, a Latin American series, originally aired in 2005, which was an adaptation of Marisa Grinstein’s trilogy of the same title, based on true stories of Argentine women driven to murder by various forms of abuse.

Latin World Entertainment, helmed by Vergara – the highest paid woman on television, sold the series about the complex world of Texas Rangers to ABC last year. Co-produced by Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly Betty), the script adaptation was written by Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven, The Playboy Club).

Vergara is using her success to create opportunities for other Latinos who want to make it in Hollywood. Killer Women stars lead actors Alex Fernandez and Martina Milans, and also features multiple Latino actors in various episodes.

In September Vergara told Agencia Efe, of Fox News Latino, “It makes me very proud to be Latino, today and always. Although now Latinos, the culture and everything Hispanic is getting more fashionable, the reality is that we know that being Latino, having those values of family, unity, working ability, delight in moving forward and that joy that identifies us, it’s something divine. It’s an honor, a privilege for me to be Latino,”


Killer Women will premiere on ABC in 2014.

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Stunning Stand-in Needed in New Mexico

Posted by on September 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Stunning Stand-in Needed in New Mexico

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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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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NM Series Alums Strike New Deals

Posted by on February 21, 2012 | 2 comments

Two beloved figures in scripted drama, near and dear to the hearts and wallets of many in the New Mexico Film industry have inked deals to work new projects as the sun sets on their respective 5 year long NM series.

Mary McCormack is making the move from dramatic series Fed to sitcom mom. The In Plain sight star has been cast to lead a new comedy pilot from the mind behind the HIGHlarious New Adventures of Old Christine.


In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, has lined up her next series gig, playing the lead in Kari Lizer’s untitled ABC comedy pilot (aka The Unprofessional). The multi-camera comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (McCormack), a high-powered executive who, having dominated the corporate America for years, now faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.

Also hot off the deadline:

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has signed a new overall deal with the studio behind the acclaimed AMC drama series, Sony Pictures TV. The rich 18-month pact kicks in retroactively to November, when Gilligan’s previous deal with the studio expired (he has been working on the show without a contract for the past three months), and will keep him at Sony though June 2013. The deal covers Gilligan’s services as executive producer/showrunner on the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad, which will begin production in late March. The order will be filmed in two batches of eight episodes, with a break of several months between for writers to work on scripts. The pact also includes development component, with Gilligan expected to focus on new projects for Sony after he wraps Breaking Bad.

You can bet we’ll be following these two developments for you ABQ. Here’s hoping we’ll see these two back in NM productions!

After all, ABC/ABC Family (parent co. Disney) is no stranger to NM and Vince Gilligan has conveyed more than an affinity for the Land of Enchantment…to be continued…

Thanks Liz

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ABC Hit Series Revenge Has NM in the House

Posted by on October 14, 2011 | One comment

Mickey Mouse likes the house that New Mexico built. Disney is the parent co. to ABC, ABC Family, ~Dreamworks and Marvel, all of whish (Messican typo, that stays) have worked NM productions – from multiple television pilots, tv movies, to a couple lil’ family films like Thor and The Avengers.

Now ABC has a budding prime-time drama series hit on their hands that has some NM paw prints all over it.

Series star, Emily Van Camp is a NM movie vet with her work on the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard. As we told you here the sweet hometown boy in the show is played by NM native Nick Wechsler. And as we’ve been following here, we anxiously await the directorial debut of Revenge villainess vixen extraordinairess, Madeline Stowe – which is slated to bring WOLVERINE and Edward/Jacob or whoever Robert Pattinson plays in Twilight to New Mexico!

So ICYMI: The show is awesome and easily scores a 4 on the Scoville Scale of hotness for its New Mexico connections alone and a solid 10 for its viewability – LOVE IT!

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New Mexicans Fall Into TV Lineup

Posted by on September 2, 2011 | One comment

Thanks to an anonymous ;) tip this Pretty New Mexican has recently been brought to our attention!

Striking what is rapidly becoming my favorite pose – NM’s Own Nick Wechsler is the male lead in ABC’s new drama series Revenge.

For his Harlequinesque factor alone this native New Mexican’s return to television is causing a buzz, and a blip on the “radar” of tvline.com where he’s been named a highly anticipated “Fresh Face of Fall”!

The Albuquerque born & raised, Highland H.S. graduate will begin heating-up the primetime lineup when Revenge premieres Wednesday September 21.

Another pretty New Mexican is coming-up quick in the 21st century version of Charlie’s Angels, premiering September 22 on ABC.

Iowa raised, Q born Annabeth Gish can be seen in 5 episodes of the ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars which spawned the spin-off The Lying Game now filming…

Two more natives can be seen on a couple of little shows you may have heard of:

Neil Patrick Harris stars in his seventh season of How I Met Your Mother on CBS and again on ABC Albuquerque’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns in the #1 comedy on TV, Modern Family!

Footnote: ABC’s parent company is Disney – WE LOVE YOU MICKEY!

And here’s lookin’ at you Nicky!

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Extreme Home Makeover, NM

Posted by on August 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Extreme Home Makeover, NM

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is casting for its next season and YOU can take part! Casting agents are focusing on New Mexico as they search for the next deserving family. If you’d like to nominate a family or submit your family’s story, you must send an e-mail including:

Family Name Family Story Photos of Family/Home Contact Information

Send the e-mail to: ExtremeLasCruces@emhe.tv or ExtremeSantaFe@emhe.tv, depending on which city you’re closest to. The deadline is Aug. 31.

Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/28704596/detail.html#ixzz1UGqaiwm4

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Karaoke Battle USA, New Mexico Style

Posted by on August 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Karaoke Battle USA, New Mexico Style

Donna Svennevik/ABC News

From ABC News:

BRIAN SCOTT (Judge): Brian Scott is a country singer/ songwriter and restaurateur from New Mexico who found global fame when he won the 2009 Karaoke National Championship USA title with a rendition of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” that some judges claim was better than the original. He went on to place sixth in the world championships and has been tapped to be a judge at the worlds this year in Ireland.

Our “cowboy karaoke” judge, Brian has first-hand experience of the pressure our contestants are under. He has recorded many of his own original songs and mentors other singers including the past two karaoke world champions. He has hosted and judged local, state and national contests. He also created and produced a two-man show called Two for the Road (2008) in Palm Springs, California where he was nominated for best male singer.

He is now a successful restaurateur of The Blue Goose Cafe in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Karaoke Battle USA “shines the spotlight on the best karaoke singers across the country.”

Joey Fatone (Backstreet Boys) will host, Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) and Joe Levy (Commentator/Journalist) also serve as judges.

The show premieres Friday August 12 at 7 p.m. MST!

Thanks Angel

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Unecessary Redux to the Third Power

Posted by on January 29, 2011 | 3 comments

In this edition of things that don’t need to happen: NM’s Own Mishka, oh wait – I like Mishka and she has emotional range, I mean Minka Kelly has been cast in the latest installment of Charlie’s (please let me rest in peace) Angels.

The upcoming CA² production returns to its small screen roots on ABC with original series producer Leonard Goldberg. Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital) and Rachael Taylor (Transformers) round out the trio.

The series pilot will be set in Miami and will reportedly feature the voice of Robert Wagner as Charlie!

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ABQ’s Scoundrels

Posted by on June 22, 2010 | One comment

From Entertainment Weekly:

“The series premiere of Scoundrels and The Gates gave ABC some bragging points for an otherwise ho-hum night of TV on Sunday: The Gates, which averaged 4.64 million viewers at 10 p.m., represented ABC’s strongest summer scripted series debut in five years. It won its time slot at 10 p.m. in the adult demographic and came in second in viewers behind CBS’ repeat of Cold Case.

Scoundrels averaged 5.17 million viewers at 9 p.m. and won its second half-hour in viewers. The two dramas also gave ABC a boost over last year in viewers and adults 18-49.” – EW

Tune-in and keep Virginia

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Mouse in the House: Part Deux, Trois, Quatre

Posted by on May 28, 2010 | 3 comments

New Mexico Mouse in the House

The Walt Disney Company is quietly dotting the state with their mouse ears as the entertainment GIANT’s long reach includes Marvel, ABC and The Disney Channel, all of which are sowing New Mexico roots.

Thor is bound to dominate the big screen next spring, the Q spot is the backdrop for network TV’s Scoundrels starting in June, and the purported next High School Musical, Lemonade Mouth is getting set to employ and roll in New Mexico.

Even ESPN regional television resides in the Mouse House. ESPN happens to operate the New Mexico Bowl – our very own college bowl game, set to air on the national stage ESPN will provide to millions of viewers on December 18 this year.

And as we ~reported here, the Bowl’s title sponsorship is still up for grabs…

If it’s not quite in your budget to buy your own bowl don’t fret, but be sure to dust off your monogrammed mouse ears and put on your perma-smile ’cause NM is poised to join the billion dollar club!

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From Cliff’s Amusement Park to Shakespeare in the Park

Posted by on May 19, 2010 | 2 comments

NM’s Own Jesse Tyler Ferguson has spent the past year wowing 10M+ viewers on the ABC hit series Modern Family.

As an Albuquerque youth Ferguson joined the local Children’s Theater, then on to high school productions, and a stint as a singing/dancing performer at Cliff’s Amusement Park.

Getting work in television and film (Ugly Betty, Untraceable) since 2000 Jesse caught the break of a lifetime playing the lovably tense Mitchell Pritchett on Modern.

While on hiatus this summer Jesse will perform with none other than Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice at New York’s famed Shakespeare in the Park.

Links: Playbill.com, ABC

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New Mexico Upfront

Posted by on May 18, 2010 | One comment

Syndicated Superstars, Big Bang Theory

This week in NYC America’s TV broadcast networks’ make their upfront presentations to advertisers.

“Broadcast TV’s season finales aren’t the only nail-biters on the mind of Madison Avenue this week.

With the big networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — launching their fall-schedule pitches over the next few days as part of the annual ad sales bazaar known as the upfront, the scrambling that networks are doing to make casting, scheduling and programming decisions have advertisers equally on edge.” – New York Post

Included in the bunch of summer show line-ups are two, count ’em two New Mexico productions.

ABC Scoundrels – Stars Virginia Madsen as the matriarch of a family of small-time criminals who decide to go straight when Dad is sent off to prison.

CBS The Odds – Stars Donald Faison and Jacob Vargas in the buddy cop show set in Las Vegas, where “the cops are as outrageous as the crimes they solve.”

On the heels of series Big Bang Theory blowing-up and making syndie history with the biggest syndication deal EVER we wish both our NM shows the best of luck!

“Cable giants TBS and Fox both snagged rights to repeats on their networks, and they didn’t come cheap. In fact, Variety is reporting that at $1.5 million an episode, the multi-camera sitcom “set a record price.” By the way, that blows away the record set by FX of $800,000 for the syndication rights to “Two and a Half Men.” – Yahoo! TV

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Sweet Virgina

Posted by on May 4, 2010 | One comment
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If you were watching DWTS tonight you saw Pammy get the boot and the first promo for the NM production Scoundrels.

The scripted and performed (imagine that) comedy/drama starring Academy Award nominated sweet Tweet Virginia Madsen, focuses on a family of small-time criminals who try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.

Premieres Sunday June 20 on ABC.

Support NM on the tele and Tweet with @madlyv, her NM twitpics are as cool as she is!

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Madsen Set to Get Her “Q” On

Posted by on March 4, 2010 | 2 comments

As widely reported another gorgeous lady is headed to the Q for a new television series.

Scoundrels, based on the New Zealand show “Outrageous Fortune” will star Virginia Madsen and air eight episodes on ABC this Summer.

Liz Dean (Eastwick, Eli Stone, Nip/Tuck, Everwood) of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting is named as the LA Casting Agent.

Ulrich, Dawson, Kritzer Casting
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Ste. 301, Valley Village, CA 91607

Local Cast and Crew call info. to follow.

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Lost No More

Posted by on May 12, 2009 | Comments Off on Lost No More


The original short film on which the mega-monster-hit TV show ‘Lost‘ is based has hit the internets. So says ClickHereDummy.com.

I’m not in the ‘Lost’ cult but I am impressed with the fandemonium it inspires. So for you or a ‘Lost‘ maniac you may know & love here it is – enjoy.

The only two things I think of when I see clips of that show is how that blond chick got it on with Angelina Jolie in Gia and that that sweaty, greasy mess of a man Naveen Andrews is what I had always imagined my beloved Michael K. would look like before I knew him – not as a measure of hotness, but because I could only picture his poetic rants of raunch and venom coming from a sucio looking mug like that.

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What Your Momma Learned Last-Nightline

Posted by on February 9, 2009 | Comments Off on What Your Momma Learned Last-Nightline

Incredible Beauty Salma Hayek shines a spotlight on travesties befalling children on her humanitarian visit to Sierra Leon – where, in what is a global tragedy, due to lack of education, prevention and treatment, the reckless creation of human life and preventable deaths are common place.

In this piece, Hayek witnesses an infant death that could’ve been prevented with an immunization that costs less than one dollar.


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