In case you missed it our relatively new New Mexico Film Office Director, Nick Maniatis guested with host and colleague NM Filmmakers Program Director, Trish Lopez on Saturday’s NM Film Works broadcast.
Along with valuable information such as a crash course on the true, current incentive breakdown here, Maniatis promises his “cheer leading” services, statewide canvassing, an “education summit” and more support of independents.
Recognizing the losses the past legislative handling and perception has dealt the state film program Maniatis and Lopez seem optimistic and extremely supportive of growing the industry from within while at the ready to take the message that, “we’re here, we’re ready to do business” to the nation to continue bringing productions home.
Maniatis heads to L.A. this week to meet with “basically all,” the major studios on both the film and television sides to encourage more productions to head our way.
Listen to the full broadcast including what a late 2011-Q1 2012 NM Film/Edu. Summit would entail and exactly how many ways Maniatis encourages NM “entrepreneurship” here.
Go further into getting involved with YOUR NM Film Office by contacting them here and check cast, crew and other employment opportunities – including two current openings with the office for internships and a VP Marketing position now open with Reelz Channel NM.
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.
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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.
ADMISSION AND ALL DEMONSTRATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The New Mexico Arts & Entertainment boom brings major productions, entertainers, artists and trades to our state. Whether they blow through town, return with the ebb and flow of their projects or they stay and become one of our own, all the big names mean big notoriety and even bigger opps for NM’s ample local talent!
All of the gorgeousness above worked NM Film in 2010 with productions that wrapped or released last year – save the lovely Rachel Nichols, her Santa Fe Film The Loop wrapped in ’09 and got a 2010 release date pushed out to 2011 – but we just had to fit her in, lest we’d be remiss…
Vote for your fave now and feel free to write-in your own! Plus there’s still time to send us your favorite local actor/actress suggestions to add to our growing list of noms!
Here is your look at last year’s faves…thanks to Natalie Portman and Megan Fox for being “repeat offenders”. And here’s to many, many more to come!
For your perusing pleasure, OneHeadlightInk presents just a dozen of some of the gentlemen who graced New Mexico over the past year or so with films wrapped or released in and around 2010.
Stay tuned for your selections for Fave Actress, Best Picture, Best Television Series, Series Actors, Fave Local, Dubious Honors, Most Wanted and much more in this year’s version of our annual Golden Tumbleweed Awards!
Click here for the last year’s inaugural round-up! Including the previous winner in this category who is back in the running again…gotta love us some sexy, “repeat offenders”! Many of this year’s contenders are habitual NM Movie Makers!
All Polls close Sunday February 27…Get your vote on!
Sure as those shoes work with that bag, and the dress is a yes – a must for any seriously aspiring New Mexico actor is to make sure you’re registered with EG Casting.
Featured in industry periodicals and favored by many of our biggest ‘big deal’ productions…
Elizabeth Gable heads the agency that has cast background, extras and stand-ins for 3:10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, Terminator: Salvation, and The Book of Eli among many, many more…including the highly anticipated New Mexico mega pic COWBOYS & ALIENS – coming to theaters July 2011.
Gabel has upcoming commercial, film & television projects that her agency will apply their professional touch to – more than just a great experience, but quality casting opportunities are within your reach.
We have it on good authority that EG Casting is working with an award-winning producer as you peruse this, getting set to shoot a local project that will employ many who will be hand selected by the agency and the producer.
If you’re serious about getting into productions or want bona fide, resume & reel building experience be sure you’re in with EG.
Tonight is the 2010 Harvest Show at Exhale Bar & Grill on 4th St. NW. Rock ‘n Roll to the sounds of the 50′s and 60′s! Fun and music of times gone by…Raffle Prizes and amazing performers! Hosted by Chaz Malibu! $5 at the door…here is the hot link!
Showcasing alternative bands, Fashion, Ring Acrobats, Tatts, Body Modification and PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES…Entry is a toy valued at least $10 or a $10 cover charge. The toy drive and fundraiser benefit children in the UNM Focus program, which cares for kids affected by drug use – That’s Dec. 10 at.
Coming-up on Wednesday Nov. 24 Masquerade Mayhem, a sexy masquerade bash at the 405 Lounge, Downtown 4th & Central…
Bring your mask canned food and VIP tickets for the pre-bash! It’s a Thanksgiving food drive AND red carpet event, $5 entry with food donation $10 w/out, masks a must, avail at the door for $3, but do it up! Dress to impress! VIP deets, celeb guest & more info. here.
Industry Refresher: New Mexico is currently ranked #3 in all of N. America by Variety Magazine and #1 in the country for production by Movie Maker magazine.
New reports show that 43 states have created film tax credits and CT and Iowa to name a few have made unsuccessful runs at nabbing our coveted film & production industry. We still face stiff competition from TX and Louisiana + who are looking to bolster or add their own incentives…
Let’s make sure New Mexico continues to put the NM in entertainment, let’s keep informed, get involved and do check-our post on the dried-up Iowa Film Industry that boomed for the two years it was in effect and is now defunct…we may get us some Hawkeyes as a result which is welcome but we gotta keep vigilant on the tremendous strides NM has made in American and even Global production & entertainment.
FOR JOBS SAKE, go New Mexico!
“Over 20 students from the Public Academy for Performing Arts star in this Public Service Announcement for the New Mexico Film Industry, the New Mexico Film Office, [and] the New Mexico Public Education Department.” – PAPA
When I was but a girl whiling away the hours of the corporate segment of my life, amid all the multimillion dollar conglomerate BS that took my stock options from nearly $100 a share down to a steady and holding $19, the most effective advent in efficiency I saw implemented was the ISO AUDIT concept.
This ISO concept partnered with the already booming film industry you’ve structured shows great promise for our overall economic, civic and status recovery. Heck, @Muggle505 has a great public fund raising idea.
Lastly, here are the two Bobs and Peter with their two cents on effective business management – so that’s already four cents more than you started out with on this day of your administration. – xo
This it said/she said battle has all the emotional subtlety of an episode of Divorce Court. And like those duels where one party may maintain their tact, civility and at least a grasp on reality while the other side flakes-out all emo, this word slinging is oh so juicy.
The current rap of these two respective reps of the Q equate to one side speaking out as the other lashes-out, hurling inaccuracies and labeling the other’s opinion as they may receive it vs. how it is presented.
Nobody said your momma wears army boots or that you foster negativity rather than positively contributing to your environment! Sheesh! What would frankie say? He’d probably tell you that there are seven days in a week.
We leave it to you to decide what’s what in this not so sordid blog/comment conflict between this weekly alibi.com blogger and the Director of the New Mexico Film Office regarding the state of the State’s grasp on Hollywood.
It seems every day I get a new story from a city examining their chances at being the next movie capital of the United States. There’s a competition brewing to lure Hollywood to their backyard, keeping close tabs on who’s filming where and why. Time and again New Mexico is a focus as either a keen competitor or the flat out nabber of state to state film bids.