Wahlberg in Albuquerque, NM last month for Lone Survivor
Study or no study, New Mexico banks on long running series like Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight, Crash and Longmire as the life’s blood of its film production jobs and statewide peripheral spending. Mega hits like The Avengers and the hotly anticipated, Lone Ranger film spike excitement and international recognition of the state.
Repeat appearances too, of stars like Ed Harris who’s heading back for a third run in NMFilm, boost awareness of the local industry. Following his turn as John McCain in the Emmy winning HBO movie “Game Change”, and work on the recently wrapped period western “Sweetwater” with January Jones, Harris is now making news with his latest NM project, “Frontera” – costarring the lovely Eva Longoria.
Superstar Mark Wahlberg is watched the world over, and as we told you here, is now a two-term NMFilm star. At OHI we hear nothing but praise from cast & crew who have worked with the actor/producer (The Fighter, The Perfect Storm/Boardwalk Empire, Entourage) and proud family man, who is genuinely interested and concerned about those around him. The star has been quick to praise the state’s film crews and locales – he’s one of the good guys who are lending the state some positive notoriety with his return to local sets for his back-to-back turn in the NM productions, “2Guns” and “Lone Survivor”.
NMFILM PRODUCTIONS – KEEP ‘EM COMING & GET INTO IT!
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Sessy Ed Harris is New Mexico bound!
The HBO movie Game Change is due south by southwest and will be bringing its production to New Mexico – home of the Latina gag Sarah Palin!
The cable giant film is based on the bestselling book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about the failed McCain/Palin run against the current presidential administration and the political race that made it all so.
Blockbuster casting agency On Location Casting nabs the task of employing paid extras and background for the political drama aquí en Nuevo México. Click here for the specs on types they’re looking for.
If you haven’t yet, despite the fourteen-million times I’ve tol’ you to already, GET IN the On Location Casting Database here. And keep-up with thier Fb casting notices here.
Filming begins and ends here in June. If only certain administrations would have such a brief run.
Anybittermuch, Woody Harrelson was the most recent cast announcement, slated to play McCain campaign manager Palin wrangler, Steve Schmidt.
p.s. what came first the casting or the chin? The role of Bristol Palin cast back in April…