Statewide, NM – FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT TOUR
The New Mexico Federation of Labor (NMFL) along with a collation of business and community groups presents THE SALT OF THE EARTH TOUR FREE – ALL AGES, SIX CITY TOUR this Labor Day Weekend.
Beginning in Southern New Mexico, in Las Cruces and in Truth or Consequences on Saturday August 31, the midpoint of the festivities will be held in Albuquerque and Corrales on Sunday September 1, with the full culmination of the traveling festival landing in Santa Fe on Monday September 2, ending in a finale blowout that night in Taos!
The six city, three-day event featuring performance art, poetry and music, will bring the true meaning of Labor Day to the people of New Mexico in a fun family environment.
Jon Hendry, President of NMFL said, “Many people think of Labor Day as just another three day holiday, but it’s our chance to celebrate working people and labor’s contribution to this country. We want to entertain and educate people.”
The Joe West Trio headlines “The Salt of the Earth Tour,” performing spirited renditions of classic workers’ songs important to labor history and tradition. Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy brings his exquisite style of social justice oriented lyrical poetry to new audiences on the tour. Local street performers of all styles and special musical guests will create a festive environment for all to enjoy. The seminal New Mexican Labor film, “Salt of the Earth” will screen at each tour stop. Local progressive groups will be present at each event to connect with each other and with new audiences about their work.
It’s time to “Rock” & talk while New Mexico talent and artists work to entertain and engage YOU!
This Labor Day weekend, headliners The Joe West Trio and Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy are set to perform at the Salt of the Earth Tour – a FREE six city festival on wheels, spanning the state of New Mexico from Las Cruces, to Truth or Consequences to Corrales, with an entire street fest in Albuquerque and Santa Fe – all culminating in a FREE evening concert, blow-out at the world famous Taos Mesa Brewing Company!
The Salt of the Earth Tour celebrates labor, the power of the people, our great state and its diverse and talented artists.
Each stop will feature a showing of the seminal New Mexican Labor film “Salt of the Earth”.
Now is your chance to get in on the action.
Salt of the Earth wants YOU – local area bands, artists, street performers, singers/songwriters & poets!
For consideration to be featured in this premiere event submit the following to your Tour Organizer Alysha Shaw:
1. Electronic Art samples (video, video links, audio files, etc.)
2. High resolution promotional photo (jpeg or pdf)
3. Band/Performer/Artist Bio
4. Links to your online social network sites (facebook, reverbnation, website, myspace, youtube, etc.)
5. Description of your skills/performance in 10 words or less
6. Location, contact information, and availability
ALL genres of music, art & performance are encouraged to apply for inclusion. ALL SHOWS ARE “ALL AGES” UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
New Mexico based Artist and Documentary filmmaker Ed Breeding, “offers the world a wonderful and motivational look at the gay journey” in his new film “Strait Line Curve”, which showcases seven successful gay men of the Southwest United States who do not fit the stereotypes often associated with homosexuality.
Breeding says, “Each man has a high profile and is fulfilled, optimistic, inspirational and proud.”
Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of San Diego’s St. Paul’s Cathedral 4 the City tells SDGLN.com that, “The film will go into countries in Africa and to Jamaica, where LGBT people are being persecuted and murdered, and this film is designed to counteract that with love and understanding; inclusion, not exclusion.”
Read an extensive interview with Breeding by San Diego Gay and Lesbian news here.
The 32-minute film is now available on DVD – STRAIGHT LINE CURVE – Seven men of the American Southwest redefining the word gay. A DVD of this 32-minute film can be purchased for $15.00 plus s/h $5.00 in USA by contacting:
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.
SANTA FE — State Representative Dona G. Irwin and Deming Mayor Andres Silva announced today that “ENEMY WAY” starring Academy Award Winner, Golden Globe Winner, and BAFTA Winner Forest Whittaker (The Last King of Scotland, Criminal Minds, Repo Man) will be filming in and around Deming April 3rd – May 3rd and Albuquerque May 7th – May 28th.
The film is directed by Rachid Bouchareb (True Justice, Maximum Conviction) nominated for an Academy Award and 2 Oscar as well as the Palme D’or at Cannes. Rachid’s “Outside the Law” was released in the US in 2011 and has garnered Rachid his third Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. He just completed “Just Like A Woman” with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, which shot in Chicago and New Mexico. The film is slated for release in the US in 2013.
“ENEMY WAY” is a story that takes place in Deming, New Mexico. Willie Garnett finds himself fighting his inner demon. Garnett must persevere, but will he be able to take on the most powerful man in Luna County?
“ENEMY WAY” Plans to spend over a month in Deming plus a month of wrap. $5 million dollars are to be injected to the Deming economy.
“The Runaway” Balliwood meets Tamalewood in this road film to be shot entirely in New Mexico. Award winning filmmaker Brad Littlefield from Open Range pictures is crewing up once again!
Extrordinary filmmakers from around the world come to New Mexico. Director Semir Banerjey from Hotel New York, from Russia Assitant Director Anna Zaitsevah, Japanese Director of Photography Katsumi Funihashi, and casting director Farrah West who worked with Lost and Dark Blue work with Littlefield to bring up to 50 jobs to New Mexico and will employ up to 50 cast and crew.
Jon Hendry, IATSE local 480 the film technicians union, said, “This is a game changer for Deming. This high profile project not only will spend millions but put Southwest New Mexico firmly on the movie map. My members look forward to spending their money and the movie’s money in Deming “
“It seems…everyone forgets that Film & TV happens down in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico” Mark Vasconcellos, producer of New Mexico’s #1 Travel show tells OHI.
New Mexico’s Enchantments TV is 13 episodes strong and counting. The locally produced show has aired on 4 networks.
Vasconcellos and the Las Cruces Film Commission want everyone to know that they have been hosting film crews almost as long as there has been film.
Las Cruces is film friendly and cooperation abounds at all levels. Boasting and experienced and capable pool of crew, talent, and services available in southern New Mexico, not to mention spectacular year-round weather and breath taking sunsets.
The Las Cruces Film Commission is actively working to get funding for a back lot and sound stage in the area for feature film and television projects.
Casting Announcement for TV & Allen Theatres Commercial:
CLC-TV is producing a 30-second Public Service Announcement to run in Allen Theatres and on CLC-TV, Comcast channel 20. We are looking for an adult male, approximately 20-30 years of age, capable of having a tough/intimidating look (physically large, tattoo’s, straight out of prison look).
The PSA will target dog owners to pick-up their dog’s waste. Ironically the tough guy we are looking for will be the responsible dog owner.
The total shoot should take approximately 2-4 hours and is tentatively scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 11th so we need to find someone ASAP.
This is a non-union, non-paid, completely voluntary position. You will receive a digital copy of the spot for your own promotion. This is also a great opportunity to get exposure by putting yourself on television and in the theatres!
The PSA will be directed by Adrian Guzman, a three-time regional Emmy award winner and 17-time national Telly award winner.
LAS CRUCES — Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the perennial hit MTV show “The Real World,” will hold an open casting call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina St.
The directors are looking to cast the 28th season of “The Real Wold,” the longest running reality series on television.
“We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” said Jonathan Murray, executive producer of “The Real World.”
Casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of “The Real World” to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. According to a news release, these qualities are not a requirement.
Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo identification. Applicants must be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.
For those who can’t make it to the open call, applications are still being accepted via email. Visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting for complete casting details.
Our friend Frank X. is pitching-in to represent the Land of Enchantment – live from Capitol city!
Join him TOMORROW at 6:00 p.m. at The Teahouse (821 Canyon Road) to organize a “help flash mob”, help decide on what Santa Fe can do come Saturday for a couple of hours….be it picking up trash in a park, helping the elderly or donating books to our public library. Frank says, “Hope to see you and there is GOOD in America”.
Duke City what is up? Does anyone in ALBUQUERQUE want to organize a HelpMob for a few hours on Saturday morning in conjunction with the one running in Las Cruces, and the one Frank X. is running in Santa Fe?
Bring the kids, and pick up trash at a local park, collect books for a local library, make it light, social, and fun…an opportunity to do a little good and an excuse to see old friends and make new! Share and Tweet #HelpMob to get involved and help spread the “good” werd!
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is casting for its next season and YOU can take part! Casting agents are focusing on New Mexico as they search for the next deserving family. If you’d like to nominate a family or submit your family’s story, you must send an e-mail including:
Family Name Family Story Photos of Family/Home Contact Information
Send the e-mail to: ExtremeLasCruces@emhe.tv or ExtremeSantaFe@emhe.tv, depending on which city you’re closest to. The deadline is Aug. 31.
Title: Casting Call for Fashion Shoot
Info: Sunbrella, an innovative fabric company, is doing a fashion photo shoot in Alamogordo mid-November and is looking for new talent as models. The production is looking for children, men and women for four internet videos to be shot in White Sands.
These are paid positions. We are looking for models in the Alamogordo/Las Cruces area.
So much ~casting ~news today you get two Joeys!! In the City of the Crosses The Muire Studio is NOW casting for TWO, count ‘em TWO medical training videos!
YOU can earn a flat five Benjamins to be one of the following:
“1 Airport Staff: Male or female, in uniform, like a flight attendant)
1 Female Nurse: Dressed as an airline passenger, she volunteers to help a passenger in distress
1 Principal Patient: Large/heavy, mature/older-looking male (with a history of COPD –Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease– exhibiting difficultly breathing). Some spoken lines in response to questions from medical technicians. Not a difficult role, but very important and the actor must stay in character throughout.
1 Principal Patient: Mature/older-looking female (will have a fake IV and a 12-lead ECG attached)
1 Male Family Member: Will give answers to EMT interview questions (script says “her son”)