Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican ﬁlmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.
The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry decision makers.
WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8
WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)
The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a rafﬂe of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.
December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.
“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of ﬁlm industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs ﬁlm has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”
In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102
Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Ofﬁce to explain New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Ofﬁce the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.
The day will ﬁnish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for ﬁlm.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non proﬁt organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102
New Mexico’s Midthunder Casting, LLC + Meals For Monologues 2013
Meals for Monologues is a nationwide food bank fundraiser, started by Chicago casting director, Claire Simon, where casting directors volunteer their time to view actors’ monologues in exchange for two non-perishable food items and/or goods, products and/or animal supplies to be donated to a local church or food bank.
This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event, with casting offices throughout the country participating. Proudly presented to New Mexico by Angelique Midthunder, CSA.
Midthunder Casting, LLC will be seeking actors age 10 and up (male and female, all ethnicities) to have a prepared ONE MINUTE monologue that will be digitally recorded – and all actors must bring two (2) items in order to be seen.
Accepted items include, but are not limited to:
• Canned Food Items: canned meats, fish, vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta sauces, peanut butter & jam, baby food and formula
This is a great opportunity for actors to get exposure in the film community, a chance to practice performing in a casting environment, and more importantly, to show that the film industry in New Mexico cares about the community that we live in.
New Mexico’s “biggest budget web series” is filming a pilot right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico in late October.
Hunter’s Game is a dark, methodical, yet hopeful drama web series, following the life of Hunter Williams, a haunted teen plagued with visions of future events that he battles to change. The psychic teen tries to maintain a normal life, while waging a secret war with fate, in order to save lives by influencing future events.
There’s still time to submit for some of the following roles in the series:
(Deadline is October 6, 2013)
Hunter Williams: (Caucasian Male) Lead role – A haunted teen, age 17-19, athletic build, black/brown hair, tall(No tattoos/piercings). Hunter is a leader to his peers and a joy to his family. Haunted by visions of a past he was too young to prevent, Hunter hides a dark secret. Hunter’s life is a meticulous balancing act of deception, loss, hope, fear, failure, secrets and quiet redemption.
KEIRA DALEY: (Female) A dark, secretive, teen, age 16-18, who has come to live with Alayna Sage after being removed from her violent home. After seeing Hunter, Keira recognizes him for the gifted psychic he is and is determined to ingrain herself into his life with an agenda all her own.
MADISON ROGERS: (Caucasian Female) A beautiful, smart, strong Christian, 16-19, Madison is the light to Keira & Alayna’s dark in Hunter’s world. Madison is Hunter’s balance, his foothold with the acceptable side of life. Though sweet, she is not perfect.
SIERRA LAWRENCE: (Female) Best friend to Madison, 16-19, and girlfriend to Noah, Sierra is a teen born in the wrong era. Free-spirited and gypsy-like, Sierra is the one who is always throwing a wrench in the works for those around her. Outspoken and daring, Sierra’s live-out-loud presence sometimes draws unwanted attention from the wrong people.
NOAH PARKER: (Male) A comedic dreamer and hopeless optimist, 17-19, Noah is Hunter’s best friend. For all of Hunter’s seriousness, Noah’s happy-go-lucky attitude helps lighten Hunter’s dark and heavy emotions. Deep down however, Noah is harboring his own demons.
TRACEY WILLIAMS: (Caucasian Female) The “got-it-all-together” wife of Ethan Williams, age 32. Tracey is the glue that holds Ethan’s family together. Unaware of the troubled past that Ethan, Brayden and Hunter share, Tracey tries to bridge the ever-widening gap between the three men.
ZACHARY WILLIAMS: (Caucasian Male) Hunter’s new rambunctious stepbrother, 9-11, who is a big part of Hunter and Ethan’s lives.
LUKE KINARD: (Male) – Fun-loving detective, 28, always finds the bright side to life, no matter how dark the world around him becomes. Brayden’s new partner from Houston, TX.
Isaac Reynolds: (Male) A methodical, child-serial killer, strong, athletic type, 25, who begins a battle of wits with Hunter.
OLIVER EISNER: (Male) Tough, intimidating lieutenant, late 50s, who has lost patience with the system and those working in it.
GABRIEL FLORES: (Hispanic Male) Aggressive but likeable, young detective, age 29, working his way up the ranks.
AMY CORRALES: (Female) A happy-go-lucky child, 6-9, that is kidnapped from her home, but later saved by Hunter.
CYNTHIA CORRALES: (Female) Loving Mother to Amy, 30-35.
REX MARTINEZ: (Hispanic Male) Quiet, best friend to Zachary Williams, 9-11.
JUSTIN ARANDA: (Hispanic Male) 23, patient, willing to learn, younger EMT Partner to Ethan Williams.
IS SEEKING SENIORS AGE 65+ FOR A LOCAL TV COMMERCIAL SHOOT
IF you are a happy, healthy and height/weight proportionate Senior, age 65 or older, Casting 505 would love to see you on MONDAY JULY 15. If you enjoy any hobbies or lifestyles that we could film (musical instruments, yoga, tai chi, ballroom dancing, hiking, table tennis, basketball, etc.) that is a plus.
SENIORS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE LOVELACE MEDICARE PLAN PREFERRED, BUT NOT MANDATORY
This is a Non-Union paid position.
If interested please email or call the Casting Director for an appointment for Monday July 15. You must be available to shoot Thurs July 18.
Include a photo and all contact information in the email.
DEAD OF NIGHT, an NBC production, is a true-crime documentary cable series airing on the Discovery I.D. network, is casting reenactments for an upcoming episode in the Las Cruces/El Paso area.
The show will be shooting Saturday March 9 through Thursday March 14 in Las Cruces. Actors will NOT be called for all days of shooting.
Rate is $100/day. All actors must be at least 18 years of age, and be able to work as local (i.e. provide own housing and transportation) in the Las Cruces area.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a headshot, resume, and any link(s) to on-camera work (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the role(s) you’d like to be considered for in the subject line.
SEEKING ACTORS TO PORTRAY:
[KATIE] Early-20s woman, Caucasian. Medium height, slim. Shoulder-length brown hair. Warm, outgoing.
[GABRIEL] Mid-20s man, Hispanic. Medium height, muscular/heavyset. Buzzed dark hair, scruffy. Must be able to drive stick-shift.
Las Cruces, NM – Local Casting Director, Rich Gill is currently casting for the upcoming feature film, “The Run Away“.
A Casting Call will be held from 10 am to 4pm on the 9th of March, 2013. The location of the casting call is as follows:
The Run Away Production Offices Arrowhead Center
3655 Research Drive
Genesis C Building
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
The Casting Call is open to ages 18 and over, with special interest in those who fit the following roles:
Young Man, (Youthful Appearance)
Ohio Trooper, ( Large Male )
Missouri State Troopers (2)
Bearded Gas Station Owner (Older Male)
Diner Waitress (Older Female)
Other Notable Roles Include:
Bikers (Male and Female)
Texan Store Keeper
Sheriff Station Staff
Looking to fill 72 possible positions….
All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend. These are PAID ROLES.
PLEASE, all interested actors MUST attend the film and media day casting call. I sadly will not be there because I have to be in CA that day, but Lorrie Latham will be there to represent EG casting and Latham Casting.
Composite images of Portman morphed with other celebs via Morphthing
*****Must be a NM resident to submit, project will shoot in Santa Fe, NM*****
New Mexico casting director Jo Edna Boldin is currently searching for a Caucasian girl between the ages of 2 & 5 years old to play Natalie Portman’s daughter in an upcoming western being filmed in Santa Fe.
Child should be outgoing, friendly and not too afraid of being held by a stranger. Twins, and close in age siblings are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email email@example.com with a photo, age, height and weight of child(ren) with parental/guardian contact information for children who fit the description above.
“The biggest casting session the state has ever seen is going down TOMORROW, February 22, 2013 in Santa Fe (11am-4pm)!
What started out as an open call for six current and future film and television productions has grown to NINE upcoming projects!
Including FOUR Westerns in Santa Fe, an untitled sci-fi, fantasy in Albuquerque, TWO road movies in Rio Rancho and Las Cruces, a gritty thriller set for Deming and Albuquerque AND two TV shows!!!”
Rumor has it that at least 4 and up to 7 movies and TV productions will be casting at this one-stop-shop style call at New Mexico Film & Media Day 2013. Mark your calendars and keep watch right here…
What we know so far:
Casting directors, film personnel and industry workers and students will be on hand for the all day multi-media event at the state capitol building in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 22, 2013.
Two more productions that this film fan hadn’t even heard of yet called The Signal and Runaway are also anticipated to be represented.
No specifics are available at this time (believe me, I’ve been hunting for them), but standard audition and casting call protocol should be followed.
STAY TUNED RIGHT HERE FOR MORE – UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION!!!
While you wait, get on the horn, fire-up your keypad, and/or make the trek up to the roundhouse to respectfully speak to YOUR state representatives. The time is NOW to engage in meaningful dialogue in support of the New Mexico Film Industry – learn more here.
Don’t cry, kids decorate pics like this all the time…the software comes on their “baby iPads”.
As we’ve been covering for you since the original RFP was released back in August 2011, the then recently appointed face of the New Mexico Tourism Department was poised to launch a new brand of New Mexico to the world…One that perhaps would eventually lend locals the luxury of not having to explain that New Mexico is in fact a part of the continental United States, to everyone from Washington State to Timbuktu.
New Mexico may perhaps be best known as an extra terrestrial landing strip or that dusty land which one passes through en route to another destination, but brand new leadership handpicked and handsomely paid is now at the helm to “rebrand” New Mexico, USA. The rally cry chosen by our new leader in branding, State Tourism Director, Monique Jacobson, to entice the world over to make New Mexico their destination of choice: “Adventure steeped in culture.” Okay. First question, whose culture?
Next, putting the reins of representing New Mexico to the world in the hands of a Texas Co. were enough to ruffle more than just a few local feathers. When Job Creation is touted as being a top priority of the sitting administration, sending a $2M job to a neighboring, tourist destination competitor state was perplexing at best, especially taking into account the plethora of skilled ad agencies all over the home front who no doubt KNOW New Mexico.
Regularly citing a seemingly “gold standard” of criteria, that the Tourism Department herself/itself either devised or adopted, the Texas firm won out over the many locally based firms who applied, even over the few NM firms which allegedly made it into the “final round” of “scoring” despite their in-state “preferential” allowances. Vendor Inc. ultimately won the dough, and apparently unabashed contract, creative and casting control.
Herein lies either the genius or the critical downfall of a campaign that has yet to air, New Mexico is already making news; First in the few rumblings about the Texas award, then almost under the radar the contracting started to go out. Initially with the multi-state (CA, NV, TX, NM) staffed casting outfit based out of Santa Monica, CA, which sent out the campaign devised casting call…(Back to that in a hot minute).
First round of FREE ADVERTISING begins here, where in a state which had worked, and risen to world-renowned ranks as tops in film production the mighty Vendor picked California filmmakers to jet in and out of the state with their own crew to film a weather ravaged four day shoot. The story of “irked” local filmmakers and production houses went from viral to news worthy, then broadcast all around the country painting New Mexico as a state set to advertise themselves without much faith in themselves.
To today and into mañana’a news, as dictated by the aforementioned ad campaign casting specifications, we shall only be represented by the “light-skinned” and fit among us. By these standards not even the woman who is our top elected official need apply to appear in this first round of advertisements requesting that the world take a look at New Mexico as an “Adventure steeped in culture.”
Where New Mexico is already hurting in some circles as appearing steeped in gas & oil interests and enriching corporate culture (see SB9 tax veto here), we’re now a step further to the right to most, elitist/racist or just plain out of touch at best. Because unlike a feature or indie film casting call which may rely on scripted requirements for certain characters – this is destined to be a multi-million-dollar motion picture representation of our great state, broadcast to the world.
All excellent moves if subscribing to the old adage that “any press is good press”, or aiming to flagrantly fly insensitivity in the face of the majority of your product/state’s population, or if politically angling to shine a spotlight on our state leader’s already dubbed war on immigration – good show.
Click here for the adults cast as Caucasian or “light-skinned” Hispanics in the ad, as released by the contracted casting director.
This just in: Expect NM Tourism select, Vendor Inc. to be without comment on this debacle just as they seemed to be in this 2011 Super Bowl bust.
Special thanks to our media “partners” and certain “whispers in the wind” in covering these developments…
UPDATE: Vendor Inc. has issued the following statement to Gabriel Escobar of The Dallas News:
“The focus of our shoot was on showcasing to the country the many amazing experiences and adventures one can have in New Mexico. The casting call you referenced was for the role of “tourists” who could be coming from any number of states. This is the first of many spots which will feature the wide range of people who are drawn to New Mexico.”
-Tom Hollerbach, Managing Director and COO, Vendor Inc.
So, as the statement(s) would suggest, we’ve got it all wrong. The cast are not New Mexicans, they are tourists. Caucasian or “light-skinned” Hispanic tourists.
Perhaps they were actually making special concession in allowing local “lights” to be considered to portray the desirable white market…
NOW CASTING THE FOLLOWING PROJECT in ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NM:
Project: New Mexico Tourism
Type: Regional COMMERCIAL. NON-Speaking Principal roles. NON-UNION.
Shoot dates: March 5-8th, 2012 (4 days)
- All 4 days will be full (12 hour) days – Travel between one location to the next is part of the storyline so you will travel with the production crew.
- Call Time: March 5th – Early morning in Albuquerque (Exact time TBD)
- Wrap: March 8th – Late afternoon/evening in Santa Fe (Exact time TBD)
**MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL FOUR SHOOT DATES!!!
Usage: All media, including but not limited to broadcast, internet, print, new media and industrial.
Terms: Date of first use until June 30, 2013
Territory: Southwestern states – US
Compensation: NON-UNION. $300.00/day plus expenses (meals and lodging). Travel provided by production. Possible buyout, rate TBD. (NO Agency commission)
REAL FAMILIES: Caucasian or light skinned Hispanics.
MOM & DAD – 35-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
KIDS – boy and girl, ages 8-14, fit and cute everyday kids, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
REAL COUPLES PREFERRED but NOT required: Caucasian or light skinned Hispanics.
MAN – 30-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair (a little bit of grey hair is nice but not critical) . Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
WOMAN – 30-40 years old, fit and attractive, brown or black hair. Mountain biking, hiking and climbing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). NO professional acting experience required!
Overall Talent Considerations: Element tolerance is a plus (cold weather, etc.) Possible water play (wading, boating, river, lake scenes). Ability to swim is necessary (for safety). Looking for athletic, outdoor adventure types.
-First & Last name of each person being submitted
-Recent individual photo taken within the past (6) months of each person being submitted
-Couple or complete Family photo depending on which category submitting in
-Two working contact numbers
-Statement that you have checked your availability and are available for all dates (3/5/12-3/8/12)
-For each person, please provide a list of experience and level of expertise in any outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, biking, boating, swimming, etc.) as well as a list of outdoor gear they own.
**PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE LISTED CASTING SPECS. THERE ARE NO OTHER ROLES AVAILABLE!!**
The film tells the story of Dutch twin sisters who travel to America looking for their long lost mother, played by Holly Hunter. Carice van Houten and Jelka van Houten are cast in the roles of the sisters, Antoinette Beumer directs. – ABQ Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Casting FEMALE HARLEY RIDERS for Feature Film “Jackie” – Principal & Extras roles
From On Location Casting:
We are currently casting the Extras & Featured Extras for the feature film “Jackie” and are working in conjunction with our Principal Casting Director, Angelique Midthunder, to put together a great group of FEMALE BIKERS.
We will be holding a joint casting call in Albuquerque on Saturday 11/5/11 for both Principal and Extra FEMALE HARLEY RIDER roles. (NO OTHER ROLES WILL BE SEEN ON THIS DAY!)
Please help us spread the word to any women you know who would fit our casting specs and who might be interested in these roles in our film.
FEMALE, All ethnicities, ages 18+, biker types with own biker clothing. MUST own your own Harley Davidson bike and be a good rider. **Please be aware that for this scene, you will be portrayed as a Lesbian Biker Chick group so if you have any issues with that type of content you may not want to participate.
If chosen for a Principal (speaking) role – pay rate is $825.00/8 hours.
If chosen for Extra (non-speaking) roles – pay rate is TBD between $100 – $150 or so to include your own bikes
Casting will take place on Saturday 11/5/11 at 12:00pm (Noon!) in the downtown Albuquerque area.
If you or anyone you know might be interested, please email us ASAP with a RECENT photo of yourself AND your Harley, along with your first & last name and a contact number. We will email you the address of the audition once we are able to view your photos. Email address: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com – use subject line BIKER CHICK AUDITION
**PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US FOR ANY OTHER ROLES on this project at this time!!! Thanks!!**
From the NM Film Office:
Casting Call from Split Vision Films, LLC
Sheryl Roberts is casting a SPLIT VISION FILMS, LLC music video and film. We are looking for two strong principal actors, one male and one female.
Male actor should be early 20′s to mid-30′s.
Character Name: “Miles”
Description: An aspiring painter and busboy, Miles meets the girl of his dreams and learns the old sage advice to “be himself”. Looking for: Slim to medium/muscular build, h/w proportionate, average height to tall. Any hair type, any eye color, any ethnicity.
Female actor should be early-20′s to mid-30′s. Character Name: “Tangerine”
Description: Beautiful and unattainable, Tangerine hits the town with her girlfriends and meets someone special. Looking for: Model-type. Slim to medium build, h/w proportionate. Any hair type, any eye color, any ethnicity.
Qualifications: Attitude, hidden innocence, ability to act with eyes. MUST BE A STRONG ACTOR.
Pay rate is $300 for the project.
Currently non-union status. SAG Ultra Low contract pending.
Please send your picture and resume, with phone number, to:
We will schedule appointments for auditions via phone. We will not contact you if we do not have a phone number, so PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER.
All shoot dates are scheduled between late-September to mid-October of 2011.
Casting Principal Roles for Stereoscopic 3D full feature film to be filmed in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho beginning September 2011, with the release date of 12-12-12. Cast will be paid SAG rates and registered in IMDB.
ANGELS: Looking for twenty-four (24) 18-26yr old girls to be cast as an ANGEL and DEMONS. Filming will be shot underwater in S3D as a visual effect for the SPIRIT WORLD.
As the role calls for angelic qualities, we are looking for fresh faces and defined body lines. Intensive training and conditioning will be provided in Tai Chi, Scuba Certified, body shaping and waxing, and underwater wire-fu motion (water-fu). Some roles will require henna and jagua ink work applied to your body.
Example roles are: Angel of Light, Angel of Death, Demon of Destruction, Demon of Lust, Demon of War, Angel of Peace, Angel of Love, Demon of Religion, Angel of Faith.
HOST OF HEAVENLIES: Open to all who apply on the 19th. We be filmed in costume, underwater in the water tank. Will represent spirits, heavenly host, and hordes of demons.
Looking for digital artist who are HIGHLY SKILLED in AfterEffects, FinalCut Pro, MAYA, MAX, Combustion and Houdini. Motion Capture and Particles Effects experience. Digital Matte Painting, Wire-fu harness work. All work is paid based on experience. Post-production is scheduled for 8 to 14 months. RELEASE DATE: 12:12:12
Registration in the Convention Center Foyer. Will have set photographers on site to take headshots and information. Will require everyone to sign Model Release form. Auditions will be held in the Conference Room. We will cast principal actors and supporting actors from the attendees that night. 17 roles are open and uncast.
If selected to audition for a main role, you will be invited upstairs to the Celebrity Suite for a screen test and reading the script.
If you plan to audition for one of the Angel or Demon roles, please bring a bikini and be prepared to go into the pool where we will film you underwater. You will get a copy of the photos we take of you underwater.
Thanks for making ABQ a great place to shoot film,
Rio Rancho, NM
Ironically many New Mexicans in Film, Entertainment, Trades and Local Business are working and can’t up the head-count to take a stand FOR NM FILM over at the Roundhouse.
But, we know plenty of y’all could & would haul your bodies up there and put your best act on if it were for a part in The Avengers or the like. Well this call to action may be one of the most important try-outs of your professional life.
Without a show of force NM Film remains in peril and efforts to keep cast, crews, support services and our kids in training for all of the above gainfully employed are shaky – we need a full cast & crew present to keep our top spot in global film production. If you would make the trek to audition or tryout for a role to further your career make this trip to capital city within the next few days.
Today we were able to chat briefly with IATSE Local 480 Business Manager and Film lobbyist, Jon Hendry. He’s quite literally been making the rounds, up at the Big House in Santa Fe and tells us we can take head that there is time left and negotiations open that we can still impact – the calls and emails are going through but NM Film needs your body.
Click here to listen to Hendry give us a little what’s-up with that industry we hold so dear…including who’s still trying to pull what and what our best bets are moving forward.
WHO: New Mexico Film Industry Professionals, our State Legislators, YOU (anyone interested in how movies are made)
WHAT: Everything you always wanted to know about the film industry in New Mexico; a chance to meet people working in the industry, and get your foot in the door.
HOW MUCH: FREE!
We will be having the largest casting call that New Mexico has ever seen in which ALL of New Mexico’s working Casting Directors and SAG franchised Talent Agents and/or their representatives will be present. If you would like to be a movie “Extra” in MARVEL’s “AVENGERS” or on the Television shows BREAKING BAD or IN PLAIN SIGHT (filmed in Albuquerque area) or any future feature films to be shot in New Mexico, all of the Casting Directors and Extras Casting will be on site to meet you, including EMMY nominated casting directors Jo Edna Boldin CSA and Angelique Midthunder CSA.
Photographers will be there to take your headshots for our database for FREE. A representative from the Screen Actors Guild will also be there to answer your questions about working as a professional actor in the local film industry. (10am – 3pm )
ACTING CLASSES: Intensive with actress Lora Cunningham (acting credits include: Nip/Tuck, Book of Eli, Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight) Every hour on the hour; in the casting tent.
“EXTRAs 101″ & “How to be a Stand In” CLASSES: If you have never been on a movie set before this class will teach you everything from the basics & set etiquette to how to become a stand in and photo double for leading actors. Every hour on the half hour; in the casting tent.
STUNT DEMONSTRATIONS: Informational by AL GOTO the state’s premiere stunt coordinator (over 200 credits including BREAKING BAD, IN PLAIN SIGHT, SCOUNDRELS, MACGRUBER)
HAIR & MAKE UP DEMONSTRATIONS: Everything from glamorous beauty make up for movie stars to blood and gore of special effects make up. By Katie Doughit (credits include: THOR, COMANCHE MOON, 3:10 to YUMA, LEGION) Experience a real movie set make up trailer where you could be chosen to get glamor make up or gory wounds!
WARDROBE: Come see movie costumes from films shot all around New Mexico from futuristic to present day contemporary to historical 1800′s and everything you can imagine. Costumers Aleah Ames, Paula Trujillo, Claire Sandrin, Debra Chapman & Kate Czark will be presenting and answering questions.” Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer Cathy Smith will be presenting and some of her spectacular Native American costumes will be on display.”
SPECIAL EFFECTS: Movie FX demos and information
EDITING: Post production classes / demonstration – how movies are edited and put together.
ADMISSION AND ALL DEMONSTRATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC