La Vida Robot is the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students based on Joshua Davis’ Wired magazine story on the event, in which four undocumented Mexican-American high school students form a robotics club and go up against MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Competition.
The film is directed by Sean McNamara and stars Carlos Pena, George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis.
A bit of a hullabaloo has been stirring on the local social net. since highly esteemed casting director Elizabeth Gabel took to Facebook announcing, or rather denouncing what she says is a false claim being made by a fellow local casting director.
Perhaps because OHI publishes and follows updates, projects and events by both women, we were alerted to the post and have received some inquiries questioning what may be at the heart of the row.
For clarification purposes, without direct contact with either one of them, we thought it prudent to present the original web post addressed to the open Facebook group, New Mexico Extra’s & Actors Forum, by Elizabeth Gabel, and a response from Sheryl Roberts as forwarded to OHI by her assistant/spokesperson as follows:
“It has come to my attention that someone named Sheryl Roberts is telling people that she is working on Homesman with me. I DO NOT know this person and have never spoken to this person. Sheryl Roberts has never been, nor will ever be affiliated with EG Casting. If you have any questions or concerns about any project I am working on, please contact me or Lorrie Latham. Thanks.”
“We were made aware of the posting on facebook by Elizabeth Gabel late last night and have been trying to get it down ever since.
Sheryl has not said or stated ever that she is working with Elizabeth in any capacity. As a professional everything that she involves herself in is posted for the public to see on NMfilm. Furthermore, as a lady Sheryl would never claim to be part of a project that she wasn’t.
What upsets Sheryl the most is that Elizabeth did not make any effort at all to try and contact her before putting the post up.”
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.
10/29/12 SANTA FE —New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today that the independent feature film “Frontera” will start production early November through early December. Shooting will take place in and around Albuquerque. The production will employ at least ninety-five (95) New Mexico crew members and forty (40) principal talent from New Mexico. Directed by Michael Berry and produced by Mike Witherill (Drinking Buddies), Eric Williams (A Night in Old Mexico) and Juan Luis Moulinett III. “We are pleased to bring our project to the state of New Mexico. It is a great location for this film,” said Eric Williams. Starring Ed Harris (Game Change, Sweetwater, A Beautiful Mind), Michael Pena (Million Dollar Baby, Crash), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone), Frontera is a story about a Sheriff’s wife killed in a robbery by a Mexican man that has illegally crossed into the United States.
“Lorrie Latham will be casting Dear Annie to start production in January and Christina Ortega will be casting Ten Year [in production as of] December 18 (Starring Anna Faris, Channing Tatum, Jamie Linden, Jenna Dewan, Marty Bowen, Reid Carolin, Wyck Godfrey).
Both will be casting through egcasting.com, so please make sure that your profile is up to date.
Sure as those shoes work with that bag, and the dress is a yes – a must for any seriously aspiring New Mexico actor is to make sure you’re registered with EG Casting.
Featured in industry periodicals and favored by many of our biggest ‘big deal’ productions…
Elizabeth Gable heads the agency that has cast background, extras and stand-ins for 3:10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, Terminator: Salvation, and The Book of Eli among many, many more…including the highly anticipated New Mexico mega pic COWBOYS & ALIENS – coming to theaters July 2011.
Gabel has upcoming commercial, film & television projects that her agency will apply their professional touch to – more than just a great experience, but quality casting opportunities are within your reach.
We have it on good authority that EG Casting is working with an award-winning producer as you peruse this, getting set to shoot a local project that will employ many who will be hand selected by the agency and the producer.
If you’re serious about getting into productions or want bona fide, resume & reel building experience be sure you’re in with EG.