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“Cosmos”: Get into it, New Mexico Style

Posted by on May 4, 2013 | 2 comments

Seth MacFarlane brings Carl Sagan's Odyssey Reboot in New Mexico

In 2011 it was announced that Fox ordered 13 episodes of a new documentary series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, slated to air some time this year.

The original series was broadcast on PBS in 1980, the first of its kind, space exploration docu-series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winning scientist and author Carl Sagan, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television for ten years running.

MacFarlane told Wired Magazine in the summer of 2012, “I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America. There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.”

The year before MacFarlance told the New York Times of his passion for the final frontier, saying, “We’re obsessed with angels and vampires and whatnot when there are many more exciting and very real and much more spectacular things to be excited about, that are right in our own planetary backyard.”

And now the home of America’s first and only commercial spaceport can announce that the ultimate throwback into the future will be based in our own backyard.

Months of top secret preparations ensure that this upcoming odyssey into the earthly explorations of the vast reaches of the universe will be sure to amaze.

New Mexico, here is your first chance to begin vying for your own part of Seth MacFarlane’s version of Carl Sagan’s, Cosomos:

From Lorrie Latham:

Local casting is looking for a 14 mo (more or less) toddler girl to work in a scene on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey She needs to be just learning to walk and still tottering between walking and not.

This is a paid position and will be a one-day shoot at the Santa Fe Studios. It pays more than standard background pay.

If you know someone with a toddler (must be a girl) please have them email:
lorrie@lathamcasting.coms

Keep it right here for more upcoming cast & crew info.!

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NMFilm Futures:Local Impressions from AFCI

Posted by on June 20, 2012 | Comments Off on NMFilm Futures:Local Impressions from AFCI

Images via New Mexico Film Office / Montana Film Office

A message from New Mexico IATSE Local 480 Business Agent, Jon Hendry:

Having just returned from the LA Locations Expo, I have a few observations on where I believe we are going with our business here in NM. In LA, I also had the chance to talk to various people from around the country to confirm what I believe is happening nationally.

First, congratulations to everyone who attended the show and participated in the many events. Our Shoot Santa Fe partners reached into their own pockets to finance a booth, two parties, and several in-person meetings with possible clients, and they did an excellent job. Nick and Tobi from the NM Film Office along with Ann from ABQ, Jan from Otero County, and Lisa from Santa Fe did a great job at the NMFO booth which as usual looked spectacular. I can’t help but believe we had a large positive impact in allaying the many rumors I heard about NM’s demise. It’s just unfortunate that we only got to talk to the people who attended the show. Thanks to Santa Fe Studios and Santa Fe County for the full page ad in Variety which allowed us to reach a larger audience.

I had a frank discussion with a senior representative for a major studio and a production entity as well as a representative from one of our facilities about their belief that we need to rebate out-of-state crew members (particularly above the line) in order to remain competitive. It may surprise some to know that we have already done this on a couple of occasions for a limited amount of crew on major motion pictures. There is a provision whereby this can occur, but of course the taxes have to be paid and the circumstances have to be extraordinary. (On that note congratulations to NM Taxation & Revenue for auditing actors and loan-out companies to ensure they have paid their entire NM tax liabilities. It’s important that those of us who pay NM taxes know that everyone is being treated equally.)

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New Mexico Film & Media Day Legislative Reception Invitation

Posted by on January 27, 2012 | Comments Off on New Mexico Film & Media Day Legislative Reception Invitation

UPDATE 1/30/12: CONGRATULATIONS to ardent NM Film supporters Linda & Stu – the winners of our passes to this week’s Legislative Reception! See you Wednesday!

The evening following this year’s New Mexico Film & Media Day at the State Capitol, IATSE Local 480 and Santa Fe Studios will be hosting a special LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION.

Legislators and industry insiders will be on hand for this exclusive meet, mix and mingle event (21+).

Wednesday, February 1
5:30pm – 8:30pm
The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Tickets will be $50 at the door. Free to legislators.

OneHeadlightInk.com will have two passes to the event on hand, day of, to give to one of our readers.

If you are a New Mexico Film advocate planning to attend this year’s Film & Media Day in Santa Fe, drop us a note at sindication@oneheadlightink.com telling us why you are passionate about New Mexico Film.
(Must be 21+ to enter/attend, name and ID required to redeem)

One entry will be chosen and notified after 5 p.m. on Monday January 30 to pick-up their passes from us at our table in the Roundhouse at the conclusion of the day’s event (4 p.m.) February 1, 2012.

ALSO: Get your gear AND support the cause here now!

Go New Mexico!

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New Mexico Film & Media Day 2012

Posted by on January 6, 2012 | Comments Off on New Mexico Film & Media Day 2012

It’s that time of year again…

A word from IATSE 480 Business Agent Jon Hendry:

“Yes, Film & Media Day will be Wednesday Feb. 1st.

This is not going to be the big extravaganza [surrounding the Roundhouse] that it was last year with a cast of thousands. In fact, given the Governor’s recent strong indication of support this will be more like a traditional lobby day. That does not mean that you all shouldn’t come – we don’t want to give the impression that we have lost interest as that may cause several initiatives important to us to die along with a presumed lack of interest. We need a big presence informing our legislators and asking for their support and encouraging ways to continue to expand our business and job prospects.

Here is the plan, On Jan. 31st New Mexico Women In Film (WIF) will host a panel and open forum discussing our legislative initiatives
especially around financing for NM independent film makers. More details from WIF to follow.

IATSE Local 480 has booked 20 tables spaces (currently available) in the Roundhouse for the day as well as the Rotunda at noon for speeches. Preference will be given for tables to educational institutions, non profits, industry associations, and trade groups but since we’ve all learned to share we should be able to get everyone a spot including your business if you want to be there.

We will honor a “mover and shaker” from the business for the speech time as that will normally attracted media attention so if you are one or know one please contact us directly.

The evening of the 1st there will be a reception at the Pink Adobe hosted by IATSE Local 480 and Santa Fe Studios where legislators and the industry can get together, meet, and mingle.

Table spaces cost $50 which includes the actual table set up and tear down, and 2 tickets to the reception. Reception tickets alone are $40 each so this is an excellent deal. IATSE is willing to pick up the cost for any educational program associated with us who cannot afford a table. We also understand that times are tight especially for secondary schools and we are willing to reimburse train fare or diesel for buses within reason for schools as we feel it is important that the future of the industry are front and center on that day. If you’re traveling a distance (and please, please, please do so as we need statewide participation) we can help arrange for low cost hotel rooms and buy breakfast (burritos) for those who show up to set up early.

As usual this is being put on by IATSE Local 480 because we have the resources to do so but this is not a Union or governmental deal it is the industry’s lobby day and we welcome full participation. It’s important that we’re all there. Let’s make it a respectful celebration.” – Jon

Those interested in a table space please send an email directly to: ba480@hotmail.com
(no phone calls please)

IATSE is also seeking creative ideas for activities and exhibitions to engage both attendees and elected officials. Suggestions and submissions that would involve the general public, legislators and their staffs, highlighting film trades, education, hardware/software, gizmos and events are encouraged and appreciated. Again, submit to ba480@hotmail.com, title your message “Film & Media Day Ideas”.

ALSO: Get your gear AND support the cause here now!

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