First Responders (Firefighters, EMT, Police), Service Men and Women, and Teachers (Film Fest) get in FREE w/ID – Downtown ABQ convention center and various film venues.
SATURDAY premiere of the NM short film Low/Fi by Alejandro Montoya at the Hispanic Cultural Center 4th St., festivities kick off at 8 – Kristen Rakes, Matt Page, Rebekkah Wiggins stellar cast, beautifully shot. Really impressive. Click here to read my review.
SUNDAY OneHeadlightInk is partnered with Videotero and Shelley Carney Productions to put on a FREE actors workshop on how to shoot your own video audition. With your own equipment, and a review of suggested equipment accessory options. Class is full but will do a write up and update with next round! There is a waitlist – get on it.
New Mexico TV Production Premieres:
Better Call Saul – Feb. 8 & 9, AMC (Sun. & Mon.)
Dig – March 5, USA Network (Thu)
The Night Shift – Feb. 23 NBC (Mon)
EG Casting is Looking for some specific types:
1. A really bad cover band. Title your email, “BAND”
2. A strawberry blond woman, 5’4-5’6″ size zero to 2 for a photo double on Scorch trials. Title your email, “BLOND”
The difference between a Casting Director & an Agent – Tina Presley Borek and Carissa Mitchell of Mitchell Presley Talent Group. One of just three – A&M Talent House, and the O’ Agency.
****New Mexico residents only****
Scorch Trials is looking for young men, between 18 and 30, short and slim for roles filming January 7-16, with fittings this week. Great and fun scenes. Email a photo with height, weight, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEATURED BACKGROUND FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT – NEWBORN BABIES
If you are having your baby (or twins) between now and 25 December 2014, and would like to have your baby play a Featured Background role on The Night Shift on Friday, January 9, 2015. Once your baby is born, email pictures, parents name, contact number, babies weight and length to email@example.com. They will need several Newborns and/or Twins.
Title your email, “BABY”.
Oxygen Network is casting WOMEN and MEN Searching for their BIOLOGICAL FATHERS (Nationwide) – Casting Call
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Title your email, “HISPANIC BOY”
To contact Actress/Acting Instructor/Director, Lora Cunningham, visit The Albuquerque Actors Studio here.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
I worked background on THE NIGHT SHIFT w/ PAT, Art, Chris, Heidy, Dawn, Justin, Martin and all sorts of awesome NM Talent cast & crew! Directed by Jason Priestly, Steve and another guy…
There’s still time for YOU to get in on the NBC series (I’m looking at you Mrs. Swami Rob).
Include your height, weight, age, a clear current photo of yourself PLUS the year, make, model of your car. Also include and special skills or training you have, such as police, EMT, Military or Medical training/experience.
“The Casting Coffee Group is an informal group of people in the entertainment industry. We get together every other Saturday to share updates on what we’re working on, experiences and knowledge gained, and support each others’ projects in a spirit of generosity and camaraderie. We meet from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Albuquerque every other Saturday at The Fans of Film Café, at 504 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM.”
Join them to make new friends and experience a great networking opportunity! Watch for scheduling info here on Thursdays.
“Act” Like a Cop training course at Sol Acting Academy – Sat Dec. 6
Actor/Director, Retired Deputy Sheriff – teaching Characterization and Tactical movement. Click here for more info.
Free Dance Classes – first two Saturdays of each month.
Free Beginner Country Western dance lesson
Saturday Dec 13, 6:30 PM
Auditions for a short film: Overland Casting in Santa Fe Dec. 14
Saturday Longmire & Manhattan Casting + all 13 episodes playing at Jean Cocteau Cinema, Saturday & Sunday. The weekend’s events also include a Casting Panel, a class on, “How blow stuff up & not yourself” -AND- hair & Makeup free pro headshots!
STILL FILMING – Scorch Trials (Gus Fringe), Dig, Night Shift…Messengers wrapping up – Santa Fe about to blow-up!
House of Cards filming NOW
TINA FEY MOVIE Journalist memoir as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence, and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture.”
Orion Spacecraft launch at Kennedy Space Center, TODAY, will include a screening of the New Mexico film “Delivery From Earth”, by Santa Fe filmmaker who won just one of the avail. NM Film Foundation grants.
SUPERMAN – Deming/El Paso area, word is he’s heading…North.
Xanthe with actress/acting instructor, Lora Cunningham NEXT week. Big time agents from Mitchell Presley Talent Group the week after that!
Fabienne Berthaud will direct Diane Kruger in the independent feature, “Sky”, about a woman on a trek across the country following a violent dispute with her husband. On the run from him and love itself, she finds herself falling for another man. No word on filming duration, but it looks like shoot locations include AZ, NV and NM.
“Exit 147” Taylor Kitsch, is set to play the villainous lead, as sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. A young father driving cross country to see his daughter is stopped by a sheriff at Exit 147, and it turns into a psychological game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. Shooting is expected to begin in April 2015.
EXTRAS mixer: “Casting Coffee” this Saturday Oct 4th at high noon, Starbucks located on Rio Grande and I-40. Look for the table with the movie slate.
October 4, 2014 The New Mexico State Film Office second annual Film & Media Education Summit National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque 8:00am to 5:00pm
Unusual Pets – all sorts of pets for upcoming scene. If you are interested pls email ALL your information, name, contact number, age range, height, weight, year, make model and color of your vehicle AND a current picture of you and your pet.
Professional looking people for some upcoming scenes. If you are interested and have not already sent your information, email your name, current photo, height, weight, year, make model and color of your vehicle to – extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, LAS CRUCES – Looking for Las Crueces based background actors with high end cars for 8/18 shoot. MUST OWN AND BE WILLING TO USE HIGH END CAR (NO RED, WHITE or BLACK cars) in scene. This scene takes place outside church, actors will be dressed in upscale funeral attire and leaving the funeral. AGAIN, PLEASE ONLY submit if you own high end car and are willing to use it in the shoot. Age range is 40-60 all ethnicities.
SICARIO, ALBUQUERQUE: Looking for a Josh Brolin Double, 5’11” 180-190 lbs, thick brown hair. to work next week and the week after. Email a photo with sizes to: egabel[at]msn.com. PLEASE remember to include your phone number.
Cross reference the New Mexico Film Office resource directory with multiple, positive web hits and REFERENCES from your friends or film industry network!
OHI says, don’t work with an organization or production that you don’t first get at least three positive reviews about.
Beware of “star makers”. Reminder, there are only three licensed talent agencies in the state:
There are only THREE talent agencies in the state: Mitchell, Presley Talent Group. O Agency and A&M Talent House.
Shantel VanSanten (The Glades, One Tree Hill, Gang Related), now filming The Messengers in Albuquerque has plenty of positive reviews for the state! Check her out and give her a big “Welcome to New Mexico” on Twitter!
Keeping in line with the 94 Rock Morning Show’s look at corpororate corruption in our food supply (aka GMOs), check out New Mexico Filmer, Matt Damon as corn industry whistle-blower Mark Whitacre.
Captain Fantastic Casting – THIS SATURDAY in Albuquerque
UPSCALE FUNERAL SCENE, come dressed! You may be cast on the spot!
55 and over. Casting a large number of people age 40-50, as well as some 20-30.Also seeking families with grown children (parents and teenagers). Click here to get in to it!
The Messengers Casting stand-ins for its EIGHT lead actors, five men three women. Exceptionally good looking. APPLY ONLY if you fit the specs.
$88.00 for 8 hours ($11.00/hour with an 8 hour guarantee)
Sicario – Casting cars and drivers for five days (August 18-22).
Send a photo of your car with name and phone number to sicarioextras[at]gmail.com.
Cars can be new or old and anything between, NO BLACK, RED OR WHITE.
Include the color of your car – sometimes not clear or apparent in photo.
NM Film Office has announced Kepler’s Dream starring Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Lynch, David Hunt, Steven Michael Quezada and Kelly Hu. Heart warming story of young girl, her grandmother and a magical book…filming in Albuquerque and Santa Fe through the end of the month.
IF my sources are true, this month Ron Livingston will be in New Mexico to shoot We Hate Paul Revere…
Civil unrest in the middle east leads to production relocation to NM from Israel
Dig – Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche – USA Network, FBI investigating murder in Jerusalem
The Producer – principle photography starts Friday, Canadian distribution has been secured so now it’s guaranteed in 2 countries. Celebrity guest with initials LDP has agreed to be a guest mentor on the show.
Get into Albuquerque Actors Studio courses with actress Lora Cunningham – here!
Charity Photoshoot with Andrea B. Good extended through the end of the month! Schedule yours now!
Manhattan has wrapped in northern New Mexico, with an impressive series debut nabbing
nearly two million viewers for its Sunday premiere. The NM production, garnering rave reviews, airs on WGN and is available on Hulu Plus. Catch a rebroadcast of premiere tonight at 8 pm on WGN. See the channel locator on Twitter.
Meanwhile…The Messengers is CASTING NOW, we’re anxiously awaiting word on Longmire 4 announcement, Saul will be here through at least October and NBC’s The Night Shift will be back…to shoot its second season, set to air next Spring/May 2015.
TWO, count ’em TWO major cable network television pilots headed to NM (unofficially)!
“Stanistan” is a USA Network Comedy/Drama Pilot which follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
The AMC Comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Sidebar: Actual civil unrest in the middle east has lead production of the USA Network drama, “Dig” starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche to relocate to NM from Israel. The show is about the FBI investigating a murder in Jerusalem. – Local casting info. to follow.
OHI is excited to announce that two esteemed locals are on the roster to produce the upcoming indie “Bare”. Chad Burris and Mateo Fraizer are producing along with Alexandra Roxo and Christopher J. Scott. The film, directed by Natalia Leite is about a young girl living in Nevada who starts a complicated relationship with a female drifter who introduces her to a darker world and forces her to grow. “Bare” will star Imogen Poots, Riley Keough, Dianna Agron, Chris Zylka, Paz de la Huerta and Rachel Korine. MUCH more to come on this one!
Bonus bit: Another hot indie wraps this weekend, but not before one of its stars posted plenty of “from the New Mexico set” pics on her Instagram, here’s a little gallery of Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting on location filming “Burning Bodhi” in NM!
The independent feature, “Season of Starlings” will be holding a live stage read of the ghost movie/bloodless horror film, in Madrid New Mexico. Now casting ages 10 -20, for the August 14 read. Awesome experience and resume builder! Here is the casting call!
BONUS CALL: Toska Productions is casting a short film in Albuquerque. Paid/non-union, LGBTQ and/or people of color, get the hotlink here.
Saturday Sen. Al Franken will be holding a street rally 10am – close, on Sierra St. south of Central on Nob Hill. Meet & greet him, with some food & entertainment. No worries – “This is not a fundraiser”.
Saturday AND Sunday THIS charity photoshoot is not to be missed! Amazing multi-purpose photos you can treasure forever and/or use to land your first or next role in a New Mexico production! Andrea takes gorgeous photographs and for a crazy low price you can have 100 pics to fill your portfolio or jump start your headshot gallery! DO IT! AND you’ll be helping out local homeless children with their back-to-school supplies. Cant’ beat that!
The Better Call Saul premiere has been bumped from November 2014 to early 2015 – but instead of a 13 episode order, the show has been re-upped for a second season for a full 23 episodes. See the Rolling Stone article. I hear they’ll be casting locally through October?
Cuoco coming to town in, “Burning Bodhi”. A coming home story of a troubled young man, played by Landon Liboiron, who returns to a whole mess of personal issues after the death of a childhood friend.
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough will co-star in “Bare”, with Imogen Poots – who starred in the NM Film Fright Night back in 2011. A girl (Poots) desperate to get out of her life in a podunk desert town, hooks-up with a female drifter (Keough) who gives her a glimpse of drugs, stripping, and psychedelic experiences as a way to escape.
AMC the network that brought New Mexico Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is planning a comedy pilot for early Fall 2014, starring Ethan Sandler, set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patrios Paul Revere.
Johnny – Feature film, tells the life story of Johnny Tapia, now in pre-production. Casting underway with Midthunder Casting.
Looking for a six foot reddish blond MALE stand in for Josh Brolin. Email email@example.com with a headshot sizes and a PHONE NUMBER.
IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE CASTING CALL
Real Cowgirl to be a Riding Double for Tiessa Farmiga. She is 5’5″ tall aprox 120 lbs light brown hair.
Real Cowboy that can Ride a Horse and pass as a photo Double for Ethan Hawke. Ethan is 5’11” tall aprox 170 lbs and available June 25th thru August 8th.
Send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR FRIDAY JUNE 27th
CASTING Professional Business Men types and Cop types for TOMORROW Friday, June 27th.
FOR MONDAY JUNE 30th LAST DAY of SEASON 3 shoot
60 + Cowboy types Female and Male 30 to 50 years old to be in the last RED PONY scene of season EMAIL robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
NOT FILMING HERE is REVENENT, a revenge drama – starring TITANIC actor will film in Western Canada. There is a casting call here in New Mexico on Monday, June 30. LOOKING FOR VERY SPECIFIC NATIVE AMERICAN LOOKS.
JOBS collecting signatures – Marijuana decriminalization.
“In a Valley of Violence” casting stand-ins for John Travolta, Ethan Hawke, etc. Filming mid – late July – check the roles out here!
Last Chances for Longmire – getting ready to wrap within the next couple of weeks – season three currently airing on A&E on Monday nights – Construction worker types that own pickup trucks robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
Blood Father Looking for a 5’5″ to 5’6″ strawberry blond or redhead female stand in for tonight and tomorrow night. Email a photo with sizes and PHONE NUMBER to egabel[at]msn.com.
Sicario looking for hispanic children to shoot a scene with Benicio del Toro…click here!
Better Call Saul is looking for Female & Male African Americans for upcoming scenes. Email, name, contact number, current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability & where you live extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com – will wrap up quick and premiere on AMC in November.
On Tuesday nights tune in to The Night Shift on NBC – pulling in ratings
Big, Huge NEWS!
NM Film Foundation announced annual filmmakers grant provided by George RR Martin. Sci-fi, Fantasy genres. 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script. Information for submissions will be available on June 14 2014. Grant competition runs through September.
Support local economy…with film tourism!
Breaking Bad Fest – for Fans by Fans! Coming this November! GREAT FOR ABQ
Saturday, June 21 The best short films of the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival will screen at the 4 to 10:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Railyards’ in the first Yards Craft Beer solstice celebration of 20 New Mexico craft breweries.
Call for entries Taos Shortz Film Fest are NOW OPEN!
White Turtle Casting is looking for Cars 2002 and older & casting types Asian women (Vietnamese and Korean), skateboarders and cyclists click here.
Reality show, “THE PRODUCER”, ramping-up to shoot 13 episodes of the vocal competition show – get in on it here.
LONGMIRE SHOOTING MAY 20th THRU WEDNESDAY MAY 28th.
NOW casting the following:
3 – young Men 1-6 year old 1-9 year old( Brothers) and 1-13 year old.
15 – Adults 10 – Men (mechanically inclined) and 5 – Women 20 years old to 45 years old
1 – Couple 55 years old to work on set as a Survivalist type compound – This is a reoccurring role that requires availability the full week.
Off-roading Trail capable SUV’s, lifted Trucks, and Camper Vans. If you know someone or own a vehicle matching this description submit a photo of the vehicle and yourself.
Photo double for Michael Mosley (Vic’s husband) , 5’11” 170lbs to be on set in the compound scene. If this is you or somebody you know please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
Robert Baxter is also casting MANHATTAN FOR THURSDAY MAY 22nd:
12 – YOUNG LADIES BETWEEN 12 AND 16 YEARS OLD.
1940 GIRL SCOUTS.
10 a.m. Friday, TOMORROW, is the deadline to submit for the OHI/94 Rock “Get in the Picture” contest!
Five finalists will be selected to move on to the next round – to win all this!
NOW FILMING & CASTING
Robert Baxter is casting Manhattan and season 3 of Longmire.
Currently cast in Longmire is…Peter Weller. Yes, ROBOCOP is here!
Recently Baxter has been looking for small waisted women 26″ – 29″, Construction Workers, News Crew, Homeless Shelter People, Police Officers and several people to be spectators at a news release for Manhattan.
No, I didn’t go to the world premiere of 50 to 1 in Albuquerque, then hang out with the stars all night and bring them with me to 94 Rock this morning (but that would’ve been pretty cool) – it just looks like I did!
Starting where it all began en route to the winner’s circle; just like the majestic horse who lifted his New Mexico team to the top of racing’s most coveted contest, the filmmakers and stars behind this big screen adaptation of the triumph are a bunch of tough guys & gals who are taking their little dynamo on a tour that just won’t quit!
On one of their many stops on the first leg of their mega movie tour to discuss their film, tireless producer/director Jim Wilson and star Christian Kane were full of admiration about filming in New Mexico, giving major praise to local crew!
Joined by jockey Calvin Borel in studio, Kane also took a moment to give a very heartfelt thanks to his beloved #Kaniacs!
Wednesday, March 19 Public Appearance: KiMo Theatre – ’50 to 1′ Premiere
Red Carpet: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
* Special appearance by 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird
Thursday, March 20 Albuquerque, NM
8:00 am to 3:50 pm
TV and radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers
Friday, March 21
Santa Fe, NM
8:25 am to 9:20 am
Radio station interviews with cast and filmmakers
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Santa Fe Community College
Radio station interview
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Public Appearance: Regal Santa Fe Stadium Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster
giveaways and signings
4:30 to 5:30 pm
Rio Rancho, NM
Public Appearance: Premiere Cinema 14 Theater – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Public Appearance: Cinemark Century Rio 24 Theater – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings
Saturday, March 22
Las Cruces, NM
Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime for NMSU Creative Media Institute
Time: 10:30 am to 12:35 pm (Tour bus arrives 12:15pm)
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with students: 12:35 to 1:05 pm
Public Appearance: Allen Theatres Cineport 10
Movie Showtime: 11:30 am to 1:35 pm
Question & Answer with cast and filmmakers after movie with audience: 1:35 to 2:00 pm
Public Appearance: Outside Allen Theatres Cineport 10 – meet fans, photo ops,
poster giveaways and signings
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Sunland Park, NM
Private Press Event at Sunland Park Racetrack
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday, March 23 – Before the 12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Public Appearance: Sunland Park Racetrack – meet fans, photo ops, poster giveaways
and signings in the Signature Showroom
12:15 pm – Winner’s Circle
Christian Kane Sings National Anthem
Press Interviews – Paddock
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Autograph Signings in the Turf Clu
Saddle Up for Post Parade – Paddock
Post Parade on the Track
12th Running of the Sunland Park Derby
Gathering in the Winner’s Circle After the Derby
ADDITIONAL STATES, DATES AND DETAILS TO BE DETERMINED….CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES!