In the ongoing vilification of the Film Industry, opponents say, “the state can’t balance the budget if it doesn’t know what it’s going to be paying out to Hollywood.”
So while film is continually labeled as a drain on the state, big corporations pay less in state taxes than the truly oppressed New Mexican Small Business Owner, oil and gas are subsidised without scrutiny, and a little digging into special interest groups (i.e. campaign contributors), may yield some insight into what else gets special attention and consideration.
I’ve been woefully neglectful in covering the results of this year’s premiere talent competition from our most progressively hip & contemporary t.v. network(s).
2 Kasa Fox/KRQE 13 already provide the sunshine & light of your weekday mornings vis a vie the dueling mega watt smiles of New Mexico Style hosts Nikki Stanzione & Kristen Van Dyke, and round the clock news men and women whom we all adore…
On this morning’s episode of LIVE with Regis & Kelly, Mark Consuelos was pinch hitting for Regis Philbin alongside his real life, real skinny wife Kelly Ripa where the pair announced their impending trip to Nuevo México with all their chitlins in tow.
Mark made the call this year to bring the annual family Way Out West trek to our fair state in T-minus 5 days, when we’ll be tasked along with him to make it great for Pipa & Co.
While Ripa may be a tough customer for our dept. of tourism to impress Consuelos extolled his passion for the Land of Enchantment which undoubtedly took hold when he was here filming ’08′s Husband for Hire.
Roll out the welcome mats and face masks! Bienvenido Consueli!
Proclaiming, “Family movie night is back!”, The Social Moms event description for the films premiere airing states:
Join us as we watch “Truth Be Told,” a new made-for-TV family movie, starring Candace Cameron Bure, David James Elliott and Ronny Cox premiering Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8/7c on FOX. “Truth Be Told” is brought to you by Walmart and P&G as part of their effort to bring more high-quality entertainment to families.
The “Tweet-a-thon” and online viewing party will be Saturday April 16, 2011 from 8pm to 10pm as aired on nationwide FOX affiliates. Social Moms event attendees have a chance to win $50 Walmart gift cards (Procter & Gamble and Walmart are the film’s sponsors).
To participate “Tweet an invite to your followers to watch the movie using the #FamilyMovie hashtag or tweet during the movie with #FamilyMovie in your tweets and you’ll be entered to win.”
On a less rosey note, the verdict is in as TNT has passed on the TV series pilot based on the Marshall Karp novel, The Rabbit Factory. The pilot had filmed here last winter and featured Steven Weber, DL Hughley and plenty o’ New Mexicans.
But back to an upswing, another family friendly NM Production, the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, Beyond the Blackboard WILL air on CBS, Sunday April 24.
See the trailer here. And YES! That’s ELLIOT from thirtysomething!!!
UPDATE 3/8/11: Daddy tried to warn you, but it seems even with a small uprising of contact from subscribers, Dish yanked your KRQE/KASA. It’s time to antenna-up.
The full list of LIN Media owned stations affected by the Dish Network dispute here.
It seems you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone trying to pull one over one ya’. We’re not affected by this mess ’cause we’re far too impoverished to partake of Dish Network, but it seems a battle is brewing between our local CBS/FOX affiliate and the corporation.
Here’s the deets from KRQE/KASA and GM Bill Anderson:
On March 4, 2011, DISH’s contract to carry KRQE-TV & KASA-TV will expire. Please know that we are working hard to reach a new agreement with DISH so you will not lose your favorite programming. If we do not reach an agreement, by law, DISH cannot carry our television stations KRQE & KASA on its satellite system.
Our stations KRQE & KASA are important assets to the local community. Without a fair agreement, we will not be able to provide the premiere news, sports, entertainment, weather, traffic updates, political coverage and other local and national programming that is most important to you.
In the event that we are no longer carried by DISH, viewers may continue to watch their favorite local programming through alternative means, including over-the-air or by switching to a competing pay-TV provider.
Our primary commitment is to our viewers, and we regret if this situation inconveniences you. Call DISH and tell them you don’t want to lose KRQE-TV & KASA-TV and all of your favorite programming. You can reach DISH by calling 1-800-333-DISH or 505-888-6695.
On March 4th, you could lose your favorite programming…
As we & your Momma have loooooong been telling ya’ here…d.u.h.
Sads run through the community of New Hollywood, Hommywood, Nuevowood, Tamalewood a.k.a. your guilty & “My Name is Earl” lovin’ subconscious, as the news of one of la la land’s faves getting popped for DUI comes down today…
Well, via some of the pouty-est, sweetest mouths on local radio, as oft’ echoed by the other sweet-lips o’ the same station, we were reminded that there is a new, “don’t be stupid” way to get home safe if you choose to partake!
CHECK IT at ABQ Street Gaurdian and remember…your life and sparing the lives of those of us around you are worth every penny…
Houston Spaceport, New Mexico we (will soon) have lift-off.
Stratosphere defying stars and billionaires alike will soon be able to make the trek out to Spaceport America, NM for the first of the commercial tourism flights as charted by the Virgin Galactic/New Mexico venture that is Spaceport AMERICA.
From the Associated Press via Las Cruces Sun News:
White Knight Two touches down in NM desert
Virgin Galactic’s Sir Richard Branson, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and prospective astronauts gathered in the southern New Mexico desert Friday to celebrate the completion of the runway at the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport.
Spaceport America is the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft. The celebration of its nearly-two-mile-long runway comes less than two weeks after another major step for Virgin Galactic: the first solo glide flight of its space tourism rocket ship.
Branson called it an emotional and historic day. The British billionaire said he expects flights for space tourists to begin in nine to 18 months, and he will be among the first passengers…
The provocative questions bring you right into the (HD) newsroom via the social net. Voice your O daily where your thoughts will be posted and open for view and additional comment on FB – select answers are read on the air during the 9 pm newscast.
And by “Cool” I mean Mike Powers and by “the Gang” I mean all the beautiful ladies and handsome gents of KRQE y KASA Fox 2 News.
With a picture so crystal clear it’s practically 3D you can gaze into the dreamy eyes of Tim Maestas and depth so real you can almost smell the freshness of grooming products on the perfectly coiffed aforementioned Powers.
For a groovier groove check out those weathercasters, esp. at night with their celestial glow as they pop off your set from in front of their green screen.
My one and only complaint is of the swiveling, HD symbols in the sidebars of video frames. Those things are giving me visual Tourette’s, like other simple life forms I’m totally distracted by the tiny shiny objects.
I’m sure I’ll complain again when all the seksi ladies of KRQE begin to give me a complex lookin’ all fly in Hi Def. Check it all out from the rockin’ new set to the FOF Michael Jambalaya (I say that with great respect for diverse and spicy things) every day on KRQE News 13 and Kasa Fox 2 News at 9.
Because we don’t all have $11 million to plunk down on an ancillary building…
APS is holding a back-to-school clothes swap meet to help students and their families prep and dress for the upcoming school year without breaking the bank.
“There is no doubt EVERYONE is in some way being affected by the current economic recession especially if you have kids. Worrying about how to get your kids clothes for the new school year or maybe clothes for you, your mother, your father, or anybody can be stressful.
There is a solution to the stress…..
On July 31, 2010 9am – 12pm some members of the community have organized a swap meet to try and help ease the financial stress of buying new clothes for you or your family.” – APS
Messiah Lutheran Church
11515 Lomas Blvd. NE
Jul 31, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Patricia Baca at 974-0740
This event is FREE of charge. To participate bring your clean, un-holy clothing for exchange!
Here’s the whack-tacular mess that is the official poster for the upcoming Sex and the City part deux.
This outrageous mess is making all kinds of waves for its lack of photoshop artistry. The Sindicator agrees. They may as well have just magnetic lassoed Kim Catrall’s head right off the Mannequin movie poster.
Better still is the ‘official’ KRQE and the City poster (below). You can see the moving parts version of the doctored Sex and the City crew starting May 27 and the real, foxy ladies of KRQE in their new studio diggs sooooon.
KRQE Mornings et al have captured my attention with their various teasers leading up to the eventual unveiling their brand new studio. But more than that thanks to Jay Leno’s perpetual un-funniness and my affinity for East Coast wit I’ve been falling asleep on the #3 CBS with Dave Letterman (after KASA Fox 2 news and TMZ of course), which has led to some early mornings with Deanna and Mike.
Mike’s voice and delivery are downright hypnotic, and as I stare at him I realize that he’s the calmer, newsie version of the seductively intense Alec Baldwin. Both Mike and Deanna seem even clearer than usual too, maybe their temporary mouse-hole diggs are equipped with better cameras. AnysupermagnifiedHD, they are like 3X life size and clear as day.
Which has brought about a new found appreciation for Deanna’s saucey Paula Abdul look, and though I have never seen her abs, those enviable eyebrows definitely garner a NM’s Own Situation award.
and p.s. it’s nice that KRQE Mornings and the CBS Morn’ Show don’t have a damn ticker at the bottom of the screen distracting my ADD***!
As regularly featured here, here and here, the cast & crew of New Mexico production Breaking Bad give to the community.
Steven Michael Quezada is adding another act of service to his resume by boosting New Mexico’s own film, stage and crew talent pool. Through his partnership with YDI Quezada is lending his talent and experience to a workshop for NM youth.
The Actor’s Core Program will be holding industry workshops three days a week. To participate and/or to donate to the program contact Quezada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albuquerque based non-profit organizations are eligible to be awarded one year of free advertising and media services valued at $1M courtesy of the New Mexico broadcasting media partnership – Advocate.
Applications are being accepted through February 12. Download the application at weadvocate.org.
Plagued pugilist, Johnny Tapia was sent back to the clink yesterday after committing an alleged parole infraction by traveling within the state, but out of the city to aid in the search and raise awareness about his missing relative without notifying his parole officer.
Tapia will remain in jail until at least July 30 and faces additional “habitual offender” charges that could result in a one year sentence. Tapia’s 29-year-old cousin Aurthur Chavez remains missing.
Yesterday Magistrate Court Judge Delilah Montano-Baca released a ~man arrested by authorities last week, who is charged with 42 (FORTY-TWO IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII II) counts of the child rape of his own granddaughters.