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Now that’s a wrap on #NMFilm The Night Shift for NBC

Posted by on December 2, 2013 | Comments Off

The Night Shift Wrap

Must see midseason drama, The Night Shift has wrapped season one in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The NBC medical drama is set to start airing its completed eight episode beginning Monday nights this winter. The show shot it’s pilot at I-25 Studios back in the spring, with full production on the seven series episodes getting underway at Albuquerque Studios this fall.

Now completed, the fictitious San Antonio Memorial medical team; including rising stars such as Daniella Alonso, Eoin Macken, JR Lemmon, guest director Eriq La Salle, Breaking Bad Producer, Stewart Lyons and a whole team of top tier New Mexico grown cast & crew, anxiously await their upcoming run on NBC.

“We are wrapped for the first Season of The Night Shift.

Our Stand Ins did an amazing job, thank you, Chloe, Brytnee, Ava, Bri, Dana, Tammy, Kristine, Lynn, Keith, Max, Michael, Marwan, Jacquay, Pablo P & Ken.

A big thank you to all our wonderful background. Everyone was amazing and enjoyed having you on set.”

-White Turtle Casting

Congratulations on a job well done to all involved in this New Mexico production!

More pics and details about the show here.

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The Night Shift up for more episodes

Posted by on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off

NMFilm Night Shift Casting

As we blatantly hinted at you here…Deadline Hollywood is now reporting:

Encouraging news for midseason NBC series The Night Shift – the network has ordered three additional scripts of the medical drama. Night Shift, about the men and women who work the wee hours at San Antonio Memorial, has an 8-episode order (pilot +7) as part of that complex four-show deal between NBC and Sony TV last May that included pickups of The Blacklist (with guaranteed Monday 10 PM slot), Welcome To The Family and The Night Shift and a renewal of Community. The Night Shift pilot tested very well, with Irish actor Eoin Macken, who plays the lead, touted as a potential breakout star. Creators Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah executive produce with Pierre Morel.

Our exclusive coverage of the show here.

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Eriq La Salle calls the ACTION on set in New Mexico

Posted by on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off

NMFilm Night Shift LaSalle Macken image via instagram

And now we know!

Buzz around town a few weeks ago was all about Eriq La Salle sightings in the Q. Leading cast and NM crew were were privy to La Salle’s objective on set, which was apparently to whip them all into shape!

The ER actor was hard at work at Albuquerque Studios directing a “wicked bloody” episode of the new NBC drama The Night Shift.

Eriq La Salle Tweets New Mexico production

La Salle, an accomplished actor, director, writer and producer, recently added author to his resume with his first dark thriller, “Laws of Depravity”. Check it out here, where Amazon his this to say about him:

Actor/director Eriq La Salle is best known to worldwide television audiences for his award-winning portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton on the critically acclaimed and history-making medical drama ER. Educated at Juilliard and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, La Salle’s credits range from Broadway to film roles opposite Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America” and Robin Williams in “One Hour Photo.” He has also become a sought-after director, taking the helm for HBO and several episodics including Law & Order, CSI: New York and A Gifted Man, while maintaining a still prolific acting career. This year he marks the beginning of the third element of his triple-threat career with the publication this summer of his first book in a trilogy, the page-turning thriller Laws of Depravity.

The highly anticipated New Mexico production of NBC’s new drama The Night Shift is due to air in the 2013/2014 season!

Here are a few pics of La Salle, on set in NM, and with local actor Jackamoe Buzzell.

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They’ll be ba-ack! Saul headed back in time, back to Albuquerque

Posted by on October 16, 2013 | One comment

1/2/2014: Vince Gilligan Talks ‘Breaking Bad’ Regret, Hints at Mike’s Return in ‘Better Call Saul’ – SlashFilm

Better Call Saul Filming in Albuquerque

As we’ve been following for you here, here and here, the project set to bring to light just how Saul became Saul will make its home in Breaking Bad’s backyard, now according to show creator Vince Gilligan:

“Why not shoot Saul in the same way? Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque; let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating.” -Gilligan to The Hollywood Reporter

Now that the gods have spoken, Albuquerque can officially look forwarded to playing host to one of its most beloved home sprung characters to date, now as a leading man. And no doubt we’ll get to see some old friends again.

Hallelujah!

But Saul will have to get in line as ANOTHER New Mexico television production has just been picked-up for additional episodes!

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Better Call Saul BACK to the 505

Posted by on October 8, 2013 | 2 comments

Will Saul Breaking Bad prequel film in New Mexico

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!

Woo-hoo!!!

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Holy Hot Sauce! Eriq La Salle on set in NM!

Posted by on October 2, 2013 | Comments Off

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Hot off his Emmy win, Breaking Bad producer Stewart Lyons is again hard at work in Albuquerque producing the new NBC drama series, The Night Shift.

We’re getting lots of glimpses of the cast and crew crafting the show and commenting on working here in New Mexico.

Show star Eoin Macken regularly Tweets from the set, and on location around town.

Fellow star J.R. Lemmon has a whole host of Instagram shots, featuring beau-coup behind the scenes peeks…including this hot shot of Lyons with his new friend Emmy on set!

And now this post spills the beans on ER hottie Eriq La Salle, who Lemmon says, “Whipped our team into shape today…”

It’s not clear if La Salle is in front of or behind the camera…but we cannot wait to find out either way!

¡Bienvenidos a todos!

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Will Saul Call New Mexico Home?

Posted by on September 12, 2013 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad (Season 4)

How does he know that guy, who knows that guy? How and where did he get through Law School? Was he born that way or did his special brand of criminal lawyering germinate out of some poignantly twisted circumstances from his past?

All these burning questions and MORE are now set to be answered in an hour long drama chalk full of the comedic elements Saul Goodman, Attorney at law has lent to Breaking Bad since his glorious entrance in season two.

Breaking Bad Wiki background on Saul Goodman née McGill

The prequel promises to introduce us to a pre-Walter White Saul Goodman. Plans for the show have been in the works for quite sometime as we’ve followed for you here and as Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan himself didn’t shy away from talking about here.

The most important question about the spin-off for this blogette and for much of the New Mexico film community at large is…Will the show live and breathe in the hometown of Breaking Bad? One original show insider tells us, “there’s no reason to believe it’s not” heading to NM.

Sony Pictures Television which will produce the show for AMC has long had a home here with Breaking Bad and is currently producing the NBC TV series, The Night Shift at Albuquerque Studios. Sounds like a natural fit!

What do you think?

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New Mexico Hot for TV

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | One comment

UPDATE 7/2/2013: Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gillagan says Saul Goodman Spinoff Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’ -The Wrap TV

Breaking Bad Spin-off NBC Series Night Shift NMFilm

As the world anxiously awaits the final eight episodes of the “best show on television”, Breaking Bad fans are equally curious for the verdict on what comes next for cast & crew.

Even before we learn the fate of Walter White & Co. Br Ba devotees look forward to the most likely spin-off in which the best, slimiest, lawless lawyer around, Saul Goodman will once again ease all with, “Better Call Saul”.

Best news for New Mexico is that if a deal is indeed inked for the series, the most likely place for the Saul Goodman led series to take place would be original series home, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Home to the AMC series, Albuquerque Studios (The Avengers, The Lone Ranger) is well seasoned and at the ready for the return of all things Saul.

Last fall NBC shot the gritty drama pilot “After Hours” across the interstate, as a prospect for last season’s television schedule. After not making the first cut, then being volleyed back and forth from the pick-up list to the tentative list, an off-cycle short order has been placed for at least four episodes of the show.

With a little tweek to the working title, from “After Hours” to “The Late Shift” production is scheduled to get back underway at I-25 Studios (Transcendence, Lone Survivor) later this summer!

And as we’ve previously reported, up north some very special goings-on are going on around the return of the A&E hit series, Longmire and the highly anticipated Seth MacFarlane adaptation of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for Fox television.

#NMFilm Get into it!

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Video of the Day: Rattler Wranger Dusty Webb, Breaking Bad Style

Posted by on January 23, 2013 | Comments Off

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#ABQ #NM Feature film casting boys w/specific look

Posted by on May 24, 2012 | Comments Off

FEATRURE FILM- holding OPEN AUDITIONS.

Seeking Hispanic boys, 6-8 yrs. old, overweight and/or mean looking- no experience required

Friday 5/25/12
4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday 5/30/12
11:00am-1:00pm

Albuquerque Studios
5650 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Pay- $825/day if chosen for the role.

Audition materials available on site

kadiversitycasting@gmail.com

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Giddyup! Johnny Depp Saddles-up in New Mexico

Posted by on March 3, 2012 | Comments Off

No stranger to working with quadrupeds, Depp Lost in La Mancha

There aren’t a lot of pictures of Johnny Depp on the internet and he’s not very good looking…but for you, my beloved online friends, I braved pages and pages of web content searching for images of the chiseled cheek bones, dreamy eyes and perfect pout that filled my seventh grade dreams (à la 21 Jump St.)…

Ehhmm, anyway…the reports are IN that Mr. Depp himself has been hard at work in ABQ over the past few days.

Über producer Jerry Bruckeimer and academy award winning director Gore Verbinski (Rango) had already landed in NM for pre-production on The Lone Ranger over the past couple of months…

Now in star sighting news of the day OHI has learned that Depp was on hand locally, completing test shots with an equine co-star.

Here for your viewing pleasure are the results of my stock image search, to help your minds eye in seeing that that would go something like this:
(you’re welcome)

And before everyone (else) raises their arms in protest over Johnny not being “Native” enough, might I remind you that the leading role of The Lone Ranger himself has gone to a non-cowboy…fact check.

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Teepees, Railcars and Studio Lots OH MY!

Posted by on February 14, 2012 | 2 comments

I have NO IDEA which New Mexico production these stills, of what look like western set props, on the lot just outside of what appears to be the famed Stage 4 of Albuquerque Studios could be for – HOWEVER, they seem to look very aLONE on the RANGEr, as captured sometime this week…

There’s no way of knowing for certain exactly when these shots were taken since they’ve turned up via field mouse, who seems to have inadvertently snapped them while en route from one New Mexico location to another to fulfill the remainder of his entries for the great “Get the Picture” campaign…going on now!

In possibly related news, here is more on the Disney shoot of The Lone Ranger, now in pre-production…hmm, wasn’t Jerry Bruckeimer recently spotted in the Q?

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Super Sighting: Jerry Bruckheimer in #ABQ

Posted by on January 23, 2012 | 3 comments

Just sighted, one Jerry Bruckheimer at Albuquerque Studios!

The Pirates of the Caribbean über producer is undoubtedly in town to prep for his upcoming Lone Ranger shoot.

The Disney production is scheduled to film in northern New Mexico, Albuquerque and Santa Fe from February through August.

This sighting is on the heels of multiple reports and what seemed to turn out to be a photo hoax placing Lone Ranger star Johnny Depp in Gallup earlier in the month.

Despite the possible photo issue, multiple OHI readers and social network connections say that the star cast as Tonto in the film HAS been between Utah and NM “researching” his role as of late.

And now as of this a.m. a reported caravan arrived at the studio today with a visible, “bearded” Bruckheimer in tow.

In every case, welcome to New Mexico!

Thanks CJO

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NMedia: State of NM Film Challenge

Posted by on November 18, 2011 | 2 comments

All the Governor’s men say, yes. The Duke says, HELL YES, and the rest of us are tasked to assemble and conquer for this business we call show and bring it all the way home to New Mexico.

Albuquerque Studios juts out of the far reaches of the NM desert just like the visions of a Vegas empire did to one Ben Siegel in a scene straight out of Bugsy. There on location, where action meets the vision of vast development; of land, economy and long term prosperity, NM Film Avengers & Advocates assembled last night.

The Governess had a long standing commitment against the industry and was unable to attend to voice the support we’re hearing she now lends so fervently to the industry; its jobs, education and global notoriety for our great state.

But state leaders, Governor Richard Berry, Chief of Staff Keith Gardner, Deputy Chief of Staff Ryan Cangiolosi, and New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis were in attendance to tout their full support and commitment to growing a sustainable future for New Mexico in the film industry.

Like Jesus, Mayor Berry stands with the carpenters, emphasizing that he is all IN on the film industry for the strong roots he wants laid in the Q and beyond for trades and small businesses.

Mayor Berry at Albuquerque Studios in 2011

Chief of staff Garnder went so far as to announce that the Governor vows to wield a veto pen on any proposed decrease to our film incentives come this next legislative session.

From the tippy-top of YOUR State Film Office, Nick Manianitis re-affirmed his dedication and efforts to keep films, their jobs, revenue and education rolling into New Mexico. Maniatis re-asserted the Film Office’s commitments to community partnerships with ongoing town hall meetings all over the state and an upcoming education summit.

While he prioritizes television production for its long term jobs and revenue, Maniatis further commented that his charter is too to branch NM production into digital media, gaming and post-production work.

Unable to divulge specifics on television prospects (citing three productions) expected down the pike, Maniatis was able to deliver a gingerly worded, press-release-lite, officially committing that the MAJORITY of Disney’s, The Lone Ranger film WILL shoot here in NM…

While attaining and maintaining industry growth for the state, by way of education, trades and small business opportunities, were the overriding sentiments of the night, the underlying theme was one of unity. A step in the right direction as voices raised together are voices more likely heard.

All of the above, representatives Egolf and Keller, hosts NMedia, every actor, crew member, support service provider and industry business in attendance share in the like-minded goal of furthering New Mexico’s name in film.

Closing the night was one of NM’s Own most outspoken…As always SMQ artfully and comically brought home some truth, echoing the immortal words of Whitney Houston, “the children are our future…tech them well”. Here, here! Teach them something for cripes sake!

Quezada noted that New Mexico’s youth are our “greatest natural resource”, and that they deserve to have more options in arts and entertainment than the prospect of being on cops or even on his own, one and only, Hispanic-led late night television talk show, The After After Party…No one fosters growth in the arts for New Mexico’s youth like SMQ and his crew, but they can’t do it all and they certainly can’t do it alone!

Just as MC Vivana Vigil had kicked-off the night by naming the Film Industry as a source of education and careers choices, giving all New Mexicans a reason and possibilities to stay in the state and make it great, Quezada concluded with the FACT that Film works for New Mexico.

Thank you NMedia at Mesa del Sol for wrangling so many film advocates in rallying for the cause!

NM Film – Get into it!

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Now That’s a Wrap!

Posted by on June 17, 2011 | 3 comments

Photo courtesy of RJ Mitte

That’s Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte, up above it all right here in the Q! Fitting pic of the striking young star whose Emmy Award winning Albuquerque based series has just wrapped-up shooting the beyond highly anticipated fourth season.

Sure as the series is a GLOBAL phenomenon so are the cast and crew of this production with the locals. While on location the Breaking Bad clan are as impressive in life as they are on screen, whether mingling, promoting or benefiting the community – these stars shine bright!

YOU can feed your addiction need for the show in just a matter of weeks when the latest season rolls out, premiering July 17 on AMC.

If you haven’t caught the craving for the Cranston driven drama – Seasons 1-3 are available on DVD/Blueray and streaming on Netflix.

Straight outta the wrap party…HIGHlarious pics of the annually costumed co-stars Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul via ABQ Studios own Robert Fox!

Thank you for the pics Gentlemen!

BONUS: Bryan Cranston does stand-up then transforms into Walter White pre-season, LIVE & ON STAGE on The After After Party, late, late night talk show…

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Your Friday Q Spot: Now with Linkage!

Posted by on October 15, 2010 | 2 comments

As heard on Coyote 102.5 on October 15, 2010

Tonight Low Spirits presents An Evening with Ryan McGarvey – 21 and over, 2823 2nd Street NW, doors open at 8 o’clock…if you haven’t seen him yet…it is a MUST! Ryan is an ABQ native, born blues rocker and wicked axeman! (Try to) Keep up w/him here, here, and here!

Another 21 and over option for tonight is The Halloween & Lingerie Show! The beautiful Hugz~n~Kissez Girls up close and personal at the 405 Lounge Downtown (Formerly Raw/Proof). Drink Specials DJ-Xman, Live performance by David Wade, A.V.& Reno Brown 4th and central You can enter to win $200 drawing! Show starts at 10pm

Catch SLOW BURN – The Q’s premiere party rock band this Sat. at Malarky’s 9 pm til’ the burn smolders out and again at ZONEFEST – a free all ages show on Sat. Oct. 23. Get the Burn direct on their official website…SlowBurnNM.com

The Morning after…If you can’t participate in the Duke City Marathon at 6:30 in the a.m. at least get yourself down there to support the racers. You can load-up on NM’s amazing red and green chile breakfasts and some fresh roasted coffee…in the Downtown Civic Plaza area! Click here for the schedule of events!

More, more, more… » Read the full post

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Pros POV: NM Woman In Film

Posted by on October 12, 2010 | 2 comments

From PRWeb via 1680PR:

New Mexico Women In Film
(NMWIF) will host “Where Did They Film That?” – An Intimate Afternoon With the Film Industry’s Top Location Professionals on Sunday, October 17, in Albuquerque. The event promises to give the general public and industry pros, alike, an inside look into what it takes to be a Location Pro: how they get the job done, how they are hired, what opportunities are available in the film industry, and much more.

Where: Albuquerque Studios at 5650 University Boulevard, SE
Admission: Non-members $15; NMWIF members free
When: Doors open at 4:00 with presentations beginning at 4:45

Full deets…
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Q Studios Join Re-fi Club

Posted by on May 7, 2010 | 2 comments

Q Studios via Flickr

The feared foreclosure and sale of NM’s Own Albuquerque Studios has been canceled, so says PRNewswire.

Studio sources report that owners, Pacifica Mesa have come to terms with their creditors, Workers Realty Trust II LP to refinance their loan, management will retain existing leases and continue productions.

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IPS Actor Right on Q

Posted by on April 24, 2010 | Comments Off
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Paul Ben-Victor who plays Stan McQueen on USA Network series In Plain Sight bucks a trend by bestowing positive reviews on our fair city where the show is filmed.

IPS season three is currently in production here in the Q. New episodes air Wednesdays on USA. You can also watch full episodes on demand at USA Network dot com.

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Speaking of Boobs

Posted by on March 12, 2010 | Comments Off

Reformed ABQ hater Chelsea Handler pseudo apologizes to the Q for the debacle of a whole-town smack-down she spurred on during her late night show when here she leads In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack in biting the hand that feeds her (and the rest of the cast & crew of the USA Network show shot here).

No word on the TWO vocal ~stars of the Albuquerque Studios television series putting some dogooging where their smack talking mouths are.

Join the FB group asking for some community service from the stars. Support them, support New Mexico Entertainment. Season three of In Plain Sight premieres on USA March 31st.

IPS’ own smart/sexy Leslie Ann Warren already has her global PSA/TSA out there for the advancement of women.

Forehead Tittaes w/ Marion Cotillard from Marion Cotillard

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