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Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on December 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Today’s NM Film Fix

UPDATE: White Turtle Casting is now looking for a Hispanic Boy 10-13 yrs old for a featured role in The Night Shift. To submit, email Child’s Name, Parent’s Name, Contact Number, Current photo, Height & Weight to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

Title your email, “HISPANIC BOY”

To contact Actress/Acting Instructor/Director, Lora Cunningham, visit The Albuquerque Actors Studio here.

Casting Coffee networking group – SATURDAY 11am – 3pm
Fans of Film Cafe
504 Yale Blvd SE

White Turtle Casting – Is seeking Real FEMALE Bartenders
(Rob would probably say, “you must be a REAL female to apply.”)
Age range 20 – 55 years old. To apply email your name, contact number, current photo height & weight to extras@whiteturtlecasting.com. Title your email, “FEMALE BARTENDER”

Robert Baxter has announced that HELLBENT has bumped production from this month to January 13th 2015. December 6, submissions will remain in consideration, pending availability.

Hundreds submitted for Longmire & Manhattan this weekend
If you missed the call: SEND A RECENT PICTURE AND PHONE NUMBER TO robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com. Please keep in mind both Longmire & Manhattan shoot in & around Santa Fe.

For your convenience, video of the Casting Panel discussion from this weekend’s Santa Fe Film Festival, Film Industry Tune Up is available here!

SFFF Film Industry Tune Up Casting Panel OHI

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New Mexico Actress Goes to the Dogs

Posted by on October 16, 2014 | Comments Off on New Mexico Actress Goes to the Dogs

New Mexico Actress Lora Cunningham raising money for dog resucueimage via the taos news

Beloved New Mexico based actress, Lora Cunningham, is in the midst of marking a big birthday year and rather than a flashy Hollywood style hullabaloo, this down to earth performer and acting instructor is staying true to her roots and her heart by focusing on pet rescue as part of her celebration.

THIS FRIDAY, Cunningham is inviting friends & fellow animal welfare supporters to join her at her very own fundraiser that looks suspiciously like a really good time!

“This birthday is a big one, and I want to make it count!

Come celebrate with me, and The Sandia Bar will donate 10% of the night’s profits to the wonderful local animal shelter, Almost Home New Mexico. They take in the animals other shelters are going to kill– the old, the sick, the ones considered “unadoptable” for whatever reason. Almost Home New Mexico keeps and cares for them, while finding them foster and hopefully forever homes.

The photo on this invitation is of one of my sister’s dogs, Josh. He was abandoned in the Foothills. My sister was able to catch his sister, but Josh evaded her for 2 hours, until he finally lost her. He was later found in someone’s yard. They turned him over to animal control, where his right eye had to be removed, due to trauma. Almost Home nursed him to health and kept him for over a year, until my sister was able to adopt him.

I want to help these hard-working and dedicated people, so that they may continue their vitally-important work.


Friday, October 17
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Sandia Bar
4445 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048
Between St. Francis and West Ella Dr.


Almost Home New Mexico

In lieu of gifts/cards, please consider giving to Almost Home New Mexico.
There are 3 ways:
1. Come out and have drinks with Lora!!!
2. Come out, don’t drink, but give a little in the donation jar at the bar.
3. If you can’t make it– please donate on their website here.

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Film acting and auditioning course – Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on September 25, 2014 | One comment

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with Lora Cunningham

You will develop your talent through truth and authenticity- to “just be.” Learn what it takes to get the audition, how to prepare for it, and what to do once you’re in the room! This is the most comprehensive acting course in New Mexico, integrating the art of acting with the business of acting.

WHERE: Albuquerque Studios Lot

TIME: Mondays 6PM-9PM
This is the 8-week Course starting Monday, October 20, 2014.

COST: $525+ tax

TO REGISTER: go to www.abqactorsstudio.com, and click on “Contact.”

Class size is limited to 12.

ABOUT LORA: A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California, Lora has been working in film, television, commercials and stage for 18 years. She played opposite Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis in THE BOOK OF ELI as well as Toni Collette and Rosemarie DeWitt in Steven Spielberg’s THE UNITED STATES OF TARA. Most recent credits include LONGMIRE, BREAKING BAD, LEMONADE MOUTH, BLESS ME ULTIMA, BARE, CENTS, MANHATTAN and THE MESSENGERS.

Go to http://www.imdb.me/loramartinez-cunningham to see a full list of her film and television credits.

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Get in the picture!

Posted by on April 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Get in the picture!


OneHeadlightInk.com and KZRR 94 Rock want to know if you have what it takes to break into the New Mexico Film scene!

Friends of OHI have generously donated their time and expertise to get one lucky New Mexican set for success in pursuing their acting career.

The tools you will receive:

Hair & Makeup from Bridgette O’Tero, owner/stylist at Salon Phoenix.

Professional photo shoot and headshot package from Andrea B. Good

1:1 Meeting with Casting Director, Faith Hibbs Clark of 1 Good Casting

1:1 Meeting with Talent Agent Jody Black

Acting course with Actress Lora Cunningham, Albuquerque Actors Studio

Passes to an upcoming New Mexico Film Festival

A set visit to a local production

1 professionally shot demo reel

Tune in and log on to 94 Rock Morning Show to find out how to get in it – to win it!

Newbies only (no IMDb credit or existing representation) * Must be at least 18 years old to enter

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ARCA – Opening Doors with NM Celebrity Bowl-a-thon

Posted by on June 8, 2012 | Comments Off on ARCA – Opening Doors with NM Celebrity Bowl-a-thon

All pledges benefit ARCA, a nonprofit organization providing services for
children and adults with developmental disabilities in central
New Mexico. To learn more, visit www.arc-a.org

Join local celebs including OHI faves, Lora Cunningham, Eric Martinez, Jackamoe Buzzell, Chris Ranney and The James Douglas Show for ARCA’s 4th Annual Bob Scanlon/Steve Mackie Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon!!!

Pledge – Per pin pledges are based on the score the bowler achieves. The minimum suggested per pin pledge is $0.25. For example, if a sponsor pledges 25 cents per pin and the bowler gets a score of 140, the sponsor‘s donation will be $35 (.25 cents times 140).

Note: the minimum score will be 100. Sponsors may also choose to make a flat rate pledge. The advantage of a flat rate pledge is that the bowler does not need to collect money after they bowl. They can collect the donation while getting sponsors.

***Bowlers, make all checks payable to the ARCA Foundation***

Don’t miss the ARCA CELEBRITY AFTER PARTY!!! JUNE 9TH Copa Cabana Night Club

Get all the inside deets from the event Facebook page here.

Contribute now:

Text ARCA to 50555 to make a $10 donation

Donate direct to ARCA online here.

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Beyond the Blackboard

Posted by on March 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Beyond the Blackboard
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UPDATE 4/24/11: One of the Albuquerque natives who star in tonight’s premiere of Beyond the Blackboard has recently been cast in the upcoming major motion picture The Hunger Games. CONGRATULATIONS to New Mexico’s Own Willow Shields!

The Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie originally titled Let Them Shine, shot right here in NM last summer has a new name and an official air-date.

The newly titled, Beyond the Blackboard will debut on April 24th on CBS. Several locals worked on the film including OHI faves Erik Hausmanis, Lora Cunningham and many more local kids & crew…including up & coming cutie Jack Justice Brown…tune-in Easter Sunday night!

Thanks Marty

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Rein it in NM

Posted by on March 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Rein it in NM

Remember when you held the reins of your life firmly in your hands and you cast them down into the mess that would plague you for decades to come.

I do, and those poor choices of my early 20’s left only myself and a select other few to recover from the wake of those youthful indiscretions – none the less, recovery is a long, hard road. And the clarity of hindsight is of little use or potency once bridges are burned and lines are crossed.

So why not tread carefully and make cautious moves rather than maliciously casting off promising endeavors as they’re just beginning to bloom (as promised), especially when it’s thousands that will be immediately affected and thousands more for generations to come.

Right now Governor Susana Martinez and YOUR elected legislators hold the reigns reins of our still youthful yet top ranked film industry in their decisive hands.

As we reported yesterday straight from the mouth of a Roundhouse insider the slow wheels of our Government are turning and in what direction those wheels will turn the tide remains unknown – you have time to act (pun intended).

Despite proverbial nails in the hypothetical coffin of NM Film that mainstream media may be quick to tweet, broadcast and post, small businesses, trades, cast & crew and our state’s up and coming workforce in training are still in it to LIVE IT.

Please make your presence known and your voice heard in these days and minutes left to exercise your democratic rights to ask for a fair shake not a shake-down of New Mexico Film.

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NM Film & Media Day 2011

Posted by on February 11, 2011 | 2 comments

From NM Film and Media Day:

February 16, 2011

10am- 4pm Come one come all!
10am-3pm Casting Call
(7am Volunteers report to location)
(8am Mayor & Tribal Leaders Breakfast)

WHERE: Corner of Paseo de Peralta & Old Santa Fe Trail in SANTA FE

WHO: New Mexico Film Industry Professionals, our State Legislators, YOU (anyone interested in how movies are made)

WHAT: Everything you always wanted to know about the film industry in New Mexico; a chance to meet people working in the industry, and get your foot in the door.



We will be having the largest casting call that New Mexico has ever seen in which ALL of New Mexico’s working Casting Directors and SAG franchised Talent Agents and/or their representatives will be present. If you would like to be a movie “Extra” in MARVEL’s “AVENGERS” or on the Television shows BREAKING BAD or IN PLAIN SIGHT (filmed in Albuquerque area) or any future feature films to be shot in New Mexico, all of the Casting Directors and Extras Casting will be on site to meet you, including EMMY nominated casting directors Jo Edna Boldin CSA and Angelique Midthunder CSA.

Photographers will be there to take your headshots for our database for FREE. A representative from the Screen Actors Guild will also be there to answer your questions about working as a professional actor in the local film industry. (10am – 3pm )

ACTING CLASSES: Intensive with actress Lora Cunningham (acting credits include: Nip/Tuck, Book of Eli, Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight) Every hour on the hour; in the casting tent.

“EXTRAs 101” & “How to be a Stand In” CLASSES: If you have never been on a movie set before this class will teach you everything from the basics & set etiquette to how to become a stand in and photo double for leading actors. Every hour on the half hour; in the casting tent.

STUNT DEMONSTRATIONS: Informational by AL GOTO the state’s premiere stunt coordinator (over 200 credits including BREAKING BAD, IN PLAIN SIGHT, SCOUNDRELS, MACGRUBER)

HAIR & MAKE UP DEMONSTRATIONS: Everything from glamorous beauty make up for movie stars to blood and gore of special effects make up. By Katie Doughit (credits include: THOR, COMANCHE MOON, 3:10 to YUMA, LEGION) Experience a real movie set make up trailer where you could be chosen to get glamor make up or gory wounds!

WARDROBE: Come see movie costumes from films shot all around New Mexico from futuristic to present day contemporary to historical 1800’s and everything you can imagine. Costumers Aleah Ames, Paula Trujillo, Claire Sandrin, Debra Chapman & Kate Czark will be presenting and answering questions.” Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer Cathy Smith will be presenting and some of her spectacular Native American costumes will be on display.”

SPECIAL EFFECTS: Movie FX demos and information

EDITING: Post production classes / demonstration – how movies are edited and put together.


Find us on FACEBOOK:
NM Film and Media Day

Support NM Film

Email: FilmAndMediaDay@gmail.com

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Lemonade Update

Posted by on February 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Lemonade Update
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UPDATE: Via Disney Dreaming

The Disney Channel has announced that the Disney Channel Original Movie “Lemonade Mouth” (filmed in New Mexico) will premiere on April 15th as opposed to March 25th. The soundtrack will now be released on April 12th. Actors in the movie include:

– Bridgit Mendler as Olivia
– Christopher McDonald as Principal Brenigan
– Tisha Campbell-Martin as Miss Reznick
– Hayley Kiyoko as Stella
– Christopher Scott as Chrispy
– Adam Hicks as Wen
– Luis Rosado as B-Boy Luigi
– Lora Martinez-Cunningham as Charlie’s Mom
– Naomi Scott as Mo
– Chris Brochu as Ray
– Blake Michael as Charlie
– Nick Roux as Scott
– Jesse Brown as B-Boy Casper
– Elise Eberle as Patty
– Ariana Smythe as Sydney

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Lemonade Grade

Posted by on January 21, 2011 | One comment

This is how you do in the Q if you’re Vertigo Venus.

If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it a million times more…NEW MEXICO’S GOT TALENT!

NM’s Own Vertigo Venus gets their keytar on in the upcoming Lemonade Mouth movie and they are our video of the day!

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State Address Pits Film Against Classroom

Posted by on January 18, 2011 | 4 comments

UPDATE 1/19/11: KOB-TV Fact Check on *hot button statement in Governor Martinez’s State of the State ATTACK ON FILM Address here.

While Louisiana, Texas and the very birthplace of “Hollywood”, among other states ramp-up their Film Incentives (already landing several projects that have pulled out of NM due to the uncertainty of state film futures) to COMPETE with New Mexico, our new leader proposes lowering our incentives and ranking as a leader in global Film Production, i.e. sending NM film jobs and revenue to our competitors.

“In order to protect classroom spending in education and basic health care for those most in need we must find savings elsewhere. That’s why I propose reducing the state’s film subsidy from 25 percent to 15 percent, which is where it first started. This has been incorrectly referred to as a tax credit. It has nothing to do with taxes. The way it works is when a film is made in the state, New Mexico taxpayers cover 25 percent of the costs. It’s a simple and straight-forward subsidy – 25 cents on the dollar. And it’s been taken advantage of … One film company spent $100,000 chartering an actor’s private jet and New Mexico *taxpayers paid $25,000 of it.

–  Governor Susana Martinez, State of the State Address 1/18/11  Source

This very intentional and direct link obviously means that there is absolutely no other way to provide health care and improve education in the state but to effectively annihilate the New Mexico Film Industry…

Except for maybe those ideas forwarded to our Governess upon her invitation to do so (@ CutWasteTips@state.nm.us) that are not being taken into consideration.

Let’s send film into the open arms of the 43 other states clamoring for it before any comprehensive “audits” of the programs, which she campaigned on, are conducted…

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NM Lemons to Lemonade

Posted by on January 10, 2011 | Comments Off on NM Lemons to Lemonade
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Unlike The History Channel’s multi-million dollar take on The Kennedys, which turns-out will never see the light of day outside of Canada

NM’s Own Lemonade Mouth now has a television debut date! See deets below and the NM film’s chronology here.




– Soundtrack Debuts Tuesday, March 22 –

Themes of believing in yourself, following your dreams, celebrating family and staying true to yourself are explored in the triumphant, music-driven “Lemonade Mouth,” a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the book of the same name, set to premiere FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. The movie joins the powerhouse franchise that has delivered cable TV’s No. 1 original movie telecast in Total Viewers for the past four years and TV’s No. 1 original movie among Tweens 9-14 for the past nine years.

Geared towards kids, tweens and families, “Lemonade Mouth” tells the story of how a powerhouse band came to be after five uncelebrated students with a passion for music find each other and ultimately become the voice of their generation.

Directed by award winning film director Patricia Riggen (“La Misma Luna”) and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies), the movie showcases a remarkably talented cast led by popular stars of Disney Channel hits: Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”) as lead vocalist Olivia White, Adam Hicks (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”) as keyboardist Wen Giford, Hayley Kiyoko (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as electric guitarist Stella Yamada, Naomi Scott (Disney Channel UK’s “Life Bites”) as bass guitarist Mohini, and newcomer Blake Michael (who landed the role via an open casting call) as percussionist Charlie Delgado. Also starring are Nick Roux (“The Suite Life on Deck”) as Scott Pickett, Chris Brochu (“Soul Surfer”) as Ray Beach, Tisha Campbell-Martin (“My Wife and Kids”) as music teacher Miss Reznick and Christopher McDonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Principal Brenigan.
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Wholly New Mexico Mouseketeers!

Posted by on December 15, 2010 | One comment
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New images and info. are coming forth about NM’s Own Disney Channel original movie, Lemonade Mouth.

As we’ve been following for you here the Mouse House has chosen NM for ABC shows as well as for this latest movie touted as the next High School Musical.

Keep up with lead actress Bridgit Mendler, who plays Olivia here, learn all about the story at the novel’s official website here and get the very latest on the movie from die hard Lemondade Mouth fanatic Travis on his all inclusive, everything Lemonade Mouth blog here.

For more exclusive pics visit On Location Casting’s Facebook album of the shoot…here.

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Pros POV: NM Woman In Film

Posted by on October 12, 2010 | 2 comments

From PRWeb via 1680PR:

New Mexico Women In Film
(NMWIF) will host “Where Did They Film That?” – An Intimate Afternoon With the Film Industry’s Top Location Professionals on Sunday, October 17, in Albuquerque. The event promises to give the general public and industry pros, alike, an inside look into what it takes to be a Location Pro: how they get the job done, how they are hired, what opportunities are available in the film industry, and much more.

Where: Albuquerque Studios at 5650 University Boulevard, SE
Admission: Non-members $15; NMWIF members free
When: Doors open at 4:00 with presentations beginning at 4:45

Full deets…
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Book of Eli Red Carpet ABQ Style

Posted by on January 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Book of Eli Red Carpet ABQ Style
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Local actress Lora Cunningham, currently at work on Passion Play will attend the L.A. premiere of New Mexico film, The Book of Eli at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Monday.

As featured on KOAT, Lora will be draped in New Mexico’s own fashion and jewelry.

The Book of Eli opens wide on Friday January 15.

Film synopsis:

“In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth—all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water…or for nothing at all.

But they’re no match for this traveler.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It’s not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive—and continue.” -Hip Hop Press

Hmm, hemm, we want premieres, we want premieres… (Sing it NM, to the tune of Gold Digger)

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