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Beauty Chalize Theron on filming in the Land of Enchantment

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Beauty Chalize Theron on filming in the Land of Enchantment

A Million Ways to Die in the West will hit theaters on May 30.

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Neil Patrick Harris saddles up for MacFarlane Western in NM

Posted by on May 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Neil Patrick Harris saddles up for MacFarlane Western in NM

UPDATE 7/30/13: EG Casting is looking for a 5-year-old Caucasian boy to work on “A Million Ways To Die in the West” tomorrow, Wednesday July 31, late afternoon. Please email a photo with a phone number to egabel@msn.com.

Neil Patrick Harris Tweets on Santa Fe

New Mexico’s favorite son, Neil Patrick Harris is a man who’s typically hard at work, so it’s no surprise to find him on a unique new film project. This time out the Albuquerque native is taking a turn in a comedy western right here in his homeland!

The “How I Met Your Mother” star recently tweeted an inspiring revelation about Santa Fe, where he’s currently filming with the all star cast of Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.

Also saying:

Neil Patrick Harris filming with Seth MacFarlane

This #NM flick is destined to become a comedy classic, scheduled for release on Memorial Day Weekend 2014!

The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, and Seth MacFarlane himself!

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Seth MacFarlane’s Cosmos Casting Infant/Toddler

Posted by on May 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Seth MacFarlane’s Cosmos Casting Infant/Toddler

MacFarlane Casting Cosmos

Local casting director Lorrie Latham is looking for a toddler girl who is just beginning to stand up a walk and a 7 – 8 month-old infant with big, expressive eyes to work as extras in the upcoming Fox series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The reboot of the 1980s PBS program hosted by Carl Sagan.

Send a recent picture of your toddler or infant to lorrie@lathamcasting.com.

Email questions for a prompt callback. The toddler will be cast on Tuesday May 14 so please send your child’s info in ASAP.

Both positions are one-day paid roles.

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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:

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

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Seth MacFarlane’s New Mexico Western Comedy: Call for stand-ins

Posted by on April 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Seth MacFarlane’s New Mexico Western Comedy: Call for stand-ins


The first western comedy from Seth MacFarlane, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is currently in production here in New Mexico. The film stars Macfarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and many more!

Local casting director Elizabeth Gabel is seeking stand-ins for the film as follows:

Blonde Female 5’4″

Blonde Male 6’1″

Brunette Male 5’10” to 5’11”

Email a photo and sizes to include height, weight AND phone number to egabel@msn.com.

About the film:

The storyline centers on a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight. He goes on to meet the wife (Charlize Theron) of a notorious gunfighter who teaches him how to shoot, but runs into trouble when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) returns to town seeking revenge. The hapless farmer is then befriended by town prostitute (Sarah Silverman) who has had her way with just about everyone, “but refuses to have sex with her fiancé (Giovani Ribisi), believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together.”

More current New Mexico casting news here.

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Seth MacFarlane film needs trained dancers in New Mexico

Posted by on March 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Seth MacFarlane film needs trained dancers in New Mexico

casting trained couples dancers

Extras casting director Elizabeth Gabel is currently casting the upcoming comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West, from Seth McFarlane. The film stars Charlize Theron and the funny man himself – who also takes on directing, producing & writing the film.

If you are trained in couples dancing, i.e. ballroom, country western, salsa, or square dancing, please email a headshot and resume to egabel@msn.com and PLEASE remember to include your phone number. No minors.

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Friendly Reminder from a Top NM Casting Director

Posted by on February 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Friendly Reminder from a Top NM Casting Director

Film and Media day casting call:
EG Casting Line

From Elizabeth Gabel –

PLEASE, all interested actors MUST attend the film and media day casting call. I sadly will not be there because I have to be in CA that day, but Lorrie Latham will be there to represent EG casting and Latham Casting.

We will cast both our projects: The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and A Million Ways to Die in the West with Seth MacFarland from that casting call so if you wish to be considered for those project, please be there.

REMEMBER: Men with great mustaches, women with natural long hair.

When: Friday, February 22 8:00am-4:20pm

Where: New Mexico State Capital, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

FEATURING: 11am -4pm – Open Casting Call at the State Land Office Auditorium @ 310 Old SF Trail

If you cannot make the call, please update your photo and profile at www.egcasting.com

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Handlebar ‘staches needed in NM for Seth MacFarlane

Posted by on January 31, 2013 | 3 comments


As we first told you here, über funnyman Seth MacFarlane has his sights set on NM to shoot his upcoming comedy western, “A Million Ways to Die in the West”.

Now we’re hearing that beloved New Mexico casting director Elizabeth Gabel has put the word on the wire that she is on the job to cast background and extras, saying:

“…we will need lots of men with lovely, long, manly, handlebar mustaches. The bigger the better. A great and fun project. Start grow out those mustaches for some great camera time.”

The film is set to shoot early this spring…so, ready, set GROW!

Get sign-up for your free talent profile with Elizabeth Gabel casting here!

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A Million and Six Ways to do Comedy Westerns in New Mexico

Posted by on January 17, 2013 | Comments Off on A Million and Six Ways to do Comedy Westerns in New Mexico


As we first found out here, comedic genius Seth MacFarlane is looking to film part of his upcoming western parody, A Million Ways to Die in the West here in NM.

Co-written with his Ted and Family Guy writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane’s take on the wild west is a period piece, “with contemporary humor, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s.”

This will be MacFarlane’s sophomore direction of a feature film, following the wildly successful run of his debut directorial work on Ted, the highly irreverent and heavily R-weighted comedy starring Mark Wahlberg which has grossed over $500M worldwide.

Recent underground reports say that A Million Ways…is this close to sealing a deal to shoot in NM.

Fellow comedy box office gold miner, Adam Sandler also has a western comedy on the horizon, and those sight/sites are also rumored to be set on NM!

Deadline Hollywood says:

This is the laffer that Sandler was going to make at Sony before Happy Madison Productions moved it to Paramount. The title [Ridiculous 6] is reminiscent of the 1960 United Artists pic The Magnificent Seven that starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, the drama about seven gunfighters drafted to protect a Mexican town, so might this be a variation featuring inept gunslingers?

Both films are slated for a spring shoot, wherever they may shake-out…

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Out of Print: Seth MacFarlane Film Headed to the Wild Wild West, New Mexico Style

Posted by on January 3, 2013 | 3 comments

Click to enlargeMacFarlane-New-Mexico-Film-A-Million-Ways-2-Die-in-the-WestFrom the print edition of the Rio Grande Sun via Alan SmitheeThanks Alan!

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