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ABC’s Killer Women to shoot in ABQ

Posted by on August 22, 2013 | 3 comments

UPDATE 8/23/13: It looks like your local casting connection for this New Mexico production will be Kiira Arai Casting LLC. Keep up to date with her casting announcements here.

NEW MEXICO BOUND – From executive producer Sofia Vergara comes the ABC midseason series pick-up, Killer Women. Filling the gaps before the Fall start of longstanding ABC hits, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville and Once Upon a Time, will be a bevy of new series in lieu of the outdated practice of simply airing repeats.

The ABC pilot of Killer Women was shot in Texas, the show’s backdrop, but will move regular production to Albuquerque next month.

Along with the NBC show, The Night Shift, now in production in Albuquerque, this series marks an important upturn for procedural television for the New Mexico film industry – the local economic impact and worldwide acclaim of which can no longer be denied. And with the recent wrap of the state’s most successful television series to date, AMC’s Breaking Bad, the ABC production is a welcome addition – hot on the heels of another series stand-in, as northern New Mexico has had a very successful run portraying Wyoming in two full seasons of the A&E hit series Longmire.

According to the New Mexico film office, the production will employ more than 150 New Mexico crew members and more than 250 actors and extras. The female led show centers on Molly Parker, played by Tricia Helfer (Two and a Half Men, Tron: Uprising, The Firm), the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, “a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.” – per IMDb.

Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Trucco (Castle, How I Met Your Mother, Revenge), Alex Fernandez (Mistresses, Devious Maids, Dallas) and Marta Milans (Valientes, The American Experience) round out the cast.

Killer Women will begin filming in Albuquerque and surrounding areas in September.

Extras and Background Casting details to follow…

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La Vida Robot

Posted by on August 21, 2013 | Comments Off on La Vida Robot

George-Lopez-NMFilmimage via smithsonianmag.com

The last word from George Lopez regarding his upcoming projects came in April via Twitter, where the actor said, “la Vida robot !! Is moving !” In June Production Weekly tweeted of Lopez that his “FX series SAINT GEORGE begins shooting mid-August and plans to follow with Sean McNamara’s feature LA VIDA ROBOT”.

Now our sources are reporting that the actor is indeed set to star in and co-produce La Vida Robot, right here in New Mexico. Lopez has previously worked in the New Mexico films, Swing Vote and The Spy Next Door.

La Vida Robot centers on a group of Latino high school students who compete in the National Underwater Robotics competition despite the fact that they are undocumented.

Disney television series director, Sean McNamara (That’s so Raven, Shake it Up!, Sonny With a Chance, Jonas, Jessie) will direct the movie as written by Elissa Matsueda. Brookwell-McNamara, the family entertainment production company behind Soul Surfer, is scheduled to bring the production to New Mexico in the Fall of 2013.

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