Jump to 1:20 for the flag that New Mexico state government is flying to say, “GO AWAY” to film jobs.
In a poor state whose leader endorses corporate loopholes over local business, whose political action committee is funded primarily by another state’s special interests, the vilification of one of the most hopeful, vibrant and sustainable industries ever built here, rolls on.
It’s become standard practice for this administration to spit balk in the face of local film talent and support businesses, and now the slow bloodletting has a new face and a name.
Flying in the face of the world is, in a name, “a New Mexico film study“. A better face for the promotion and growth of the state’s economy is and always has been Mr. Bryan Cranston.
The majority of the WORLD is unaware of New Mexico and those who have heard of us think we’re part of South America; except for the several MILLION who have been exposed to our previously top ranked spot in the good ol’ U.S-of-A for film production.
Talking directly to the point of what brought just one, globally acclaimed, beloved television production into our midst and our small business, tourism, talent, education and charitable organization bank accounts is the one and only Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad.
So while our government shells out some absurd amount of time and money on a tailored hex upon our film industry, productions will continue to go away and the obvious will be stated elsewhere.
UNLESS YOU SPEAK-UP and SPEAK OUT New Mexico! Cranston & Co. can’t do it all…
National news outlets covering the sitting New Mexico Governor’s summer tourism promotion are calling foul at rattling at the proverbial grave of the long lored, long gone “outlaw” Billy the Kid.
From rabid condemnation of the former Governor’s talk of a pardon for “The Kid” to launching a Palin style publicity stunt/hunt, replete with high cost billboards, television radio and print ad campaigns, propping and popping “The Kid’s” likeness, where’s Waldo style, into all form of New Mexico tourist destinations….Classy.
Local news thus far is lobbing out a far rosier spin of the “promotion”…up to and until possible investigative reports are to follow if this surely very costly campaign is a bust…If and when that forecast comes to fruition a culprit other than the Governess will likely be locked into the cross hairs of blame – NM Film perhaps?
Where are the Avengers tourism promos (Royals style)??? The NM Film destination packages? THE BREAKING BAD Winnebago tours?!?!?! FARK!
On the bias we’ve been discussing what seems to be a toxic mix of either overwhelming fear, extreme disinterest and/or discontentedness over just who will be the next leader of our great state. Thanks so much for your comments and retweets over on FB and Twitter – some venting and the sharing of your POV has really helped keep me off the ledge over the issue(s).
But the most glaring concern remains and that is whether or not peeps and tweeps are actually gonna get out and vote. So as a matter of public service I’d like to offer up one of my final attempts to git’ y’all out to do just that!
If you don’t feel like doing any further investigating into either candidates’ platforms (where they may be available, like here, here, here, here or here) and if you like many will simply continue to tune out to their political ads here are quick reference routes to come to some decision and hopefully motivate you to get out to the polls and make your choice count.
Here goes…in the category of Soft Science take a look at the candidates logos (above).
Diane Denish in soft, yet authoritative blue, supported by her running mate’s name, with the New Mexico zia symbol centered, and outstretched toward potential and growth.
Susana Martinez, her name and her name alone, zia symbol off center and skewed….hmmm. Dark, nay black background, sharp, glaring white NAME and deep yellow (the color of warning/caution flashing) symbol.
-OR- if you want to go the more superficial route…take a gander at both these ladies’ eyebrow game (above). As beauty is in the eye of the beholder (tweezer and/or pencil holder) take the visual and apply your own sensibilities to the thought that how these ladies treat their brows is how they may treat our state…and VOTE on November 2nd.
Whatever your label, don’t scream “No big Government” with one face and force your religion, orientation and hypocrisies on my body, heart and soul out the other!
If the money you’re incensed over is stamped “in MY God only we trust”, you don’t agree that we’re free to love he or she, and you want to regulate the very body that is me, then I cannot drink your tea, join your GOP or ignore your OPP.
Comedy Friday – Tonight is Comedy Night at Howie’s Sports Page with James Marrow, Michelle McGregor, Sarah Kannedy, Matt Peterson and their headliner…Roger”Rodney Dangerfield” Peterson!! Doors open at 7:30 Montgomery & Tramway
Time Travel Saturday with The Fall Follies Burlesque Extravaganza! The night of Burlesque is Downtown at Low Spirits and promises Burlesque Queens; Belly Dancing Wonders, Hot Jazz, Thrills, chills, and amazing sideshow treats! Hmmm, sounds freaky, sexy, cool…
Salsa Sunday w/a Salsa Social – 3 solid hours of SALSA starting at 6 w/the 5 most important things to know in Salsa! Open dancing at 8 w/ DJ Pancho and a performance by Evelyn D and The Salsa-Babies! at Salsa Baby Dance Studio, 307 Central Ave NW.
Casting for the feature film Bless Me Ultima, and the sure to be sexy WWE movie Blood Brothers are in full swing both films are casting multiple ages and ethnitcities – Bless Me Ultima is also looking for vintage cars for the Santa Fe shoot Oct 29th thru Nov 3rd.
Casting & productions are very much alive in NM for now! Keep-up with us at OneHeadlightInk.com where we post as they happen – the globe (right) is watching – get it first New Mexico!
Classes: Quote…Unquote Inc. with UNM Continuing Education are offering a certificate course in TV Production. The 6 session training includes studio camera operation, overhead grid lighting, screen production equipment, audio boards AND Registration includes one year annual membership to equipment and facilities meets November 1 – Dec. 6 $199
If you want to sharpen your craft or break into comedy NM’s Own actor/writer/director/COMEDIAN extraordinaire Steven Michael Quezada of TV’s Emmy Winning Breaking Bad is putting on a 4 wk. comedy workshop concluding with a live performance on Nov. 12 as with pretty much anything the Quezadas do the workshop benefits the community by supporting YDI’s Actors Core program! Register here. Steven Michael Quezada
Shout Outs: NM’s Own Actress/Model/Sign Language Interpreter Diana Gaitiria will be signing The Red Carpet Celebration of Latinos in the Media. This 1st Annual Event presents Awards to Latinos supporting the Film Community here in New Mexico – October 8 at the ABQ Convention Ctr.
When you tune in to Erica on Monday she’ll be joined live, in studio by the the hosts of the MAKING STRIDES ART BENEFIT PARTY 2010, the event will raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Tuesday, September 28 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Place in Nob Hill.
Listen to the Q Spot every Friday with me & my girl Erica Viking on Coyote 102.5
We will promptly post any official statement from either/both campaigns as soon as one not likely might be received…
UPDATE, Denish Response:
“The film industry has been a beacon for jobs during tough times. One of my main concerns is jump starting our economy in New Mexico. The film industry is definitely key in doing so. We need to continue to work with the industry and the Legislature provide sustainable, accountable incentives, as well as build up post production in New Mexico.” – Diane Denish 9/14/10
“IT workers who grew up in NM often consider themselves lucky to work
in their home state. If they managed to make it through the public
schools with a decent education, they are frequently lured away by out
of state universities. Recent graduates face a bleak job market and
often find that leaving NM is the only choice to advance their
career. What would you, as governor, do to nurture the development and
education of local high tech workers? How would you keep the local
talent here and what would you do to bring more high tech jobs to NM?”
- Peter Mezensky
Again, we will promptly post any official statement from either/both campaigns as soon as one might be received…
Oy! It’s an ELECTION year & New Mexico will have its first Governess come November!!! It will be Diane Denish or that other lady, (I keed, I keed) but either way the facts are out there for the taking…The candidates have their own sites and there are political bloggers in town that have tons of great info. to help inform and inspire us! So get your VOTE ON, we all gotta do it and make it count!
UPDATE 9/29/11, TIMES THERE AIN’T MUCH A-CHANGIN’: The New York Times reports that THIS year’s U.S. / Mexico Border Conference hasn’t improved much upon last year’s conference non grata, with only ONE, count ‘er, ONE U.S. Governess in attendance…full story here.
Hot off the presses or wherever ~news comes from these days – El Majico a.k.a. Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson has agreed to host this year’s annual Governor’s border conference which has been canceled by Arizona Gov. you-know-who (the zexy, secretly Latin loving Jan Brewer) amid many pending, threatened or implied AZ boycotts by US and Mexican factions of this and other AZ events over the you-know-what (highly controversial AZ immigration law recently passed by that zexy b*tch Brewer).
With a whole host of border town/state issues requiring attention this the 27th annual border conference, to be held in September, is “structured” to serve as a forum for participants to share information, better relations, advance problem solving and decrease tension.
But tension is on the rise as Arizona and Texas (R & R) Gov’s state they will not attend. A stance stuck in mud perhaps to show/hold strong posturing on the issue as they are heading into re-election bids.
Can Rodney Lindsay stay off crack? Guess the answer is the same to both questions…
Of course we can count on the soon to be exiting stage right Governator of CA to attend.