CONGRATULATIONS to Jaxx Clayton, who has been awarded the New Mexico Spotlight Foundation’s Winter Break Drama Scholarship!
Very specific calls have and will continue to go out for duration of filming expected to last through the spring. The production is currently seeking real First Responders (Police, Firefighters, EMTs), real Medical Technicians (Ultrasound tech, Phlebotomist and EKG Tech), Caucasian children ages 6 – 10, and Caucasian boys age 10 – 12.
The feature film Willenberger is still rolling in Roy, NM (a scant 199 miles from ABQ, a mere 143 miles), expected to shoot until right before Christmas. Link for real-time casting calls: here.
Up next, I’m expecting to see casting calls for Get Shorty, likely to go into production within the next 4 – 6 weeks.
If you’re interested in participating as background or volunteering on the production of New Mexico’s first Christmas movie visit Santa Fake for opportunities on the film set to film in Santa Fe right after Christmas.
Awards, awards, awards. Better Call Saul is up for Critics Choice, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards this awards season.
New Mexico Screen Actors Guild awards nominations also also include:
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture – Logan
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie – Jeff Daniels, Godless
TBT – up for best lead and best supporting in hit film Lady Bird are two former New Mexico filmers, Saoirse Ronan who filmed the movie The Host here back in 2013 and the great Laurie Metcalf filmed a TV series here called Easy Money 2008/2009. Old-timers may remember or have worked on. Full list of SAG nominations are at OHI.
Full list of SAG awards here.
On the small screen: The New Mexico film Stalked by My Ex, airs this Friday on…Lifetime.
WARNING WARNING WARNING
A recent casting call by an out of state company is generating a lot of complaints regarding past projects. Be advised to check references and previous work on new, or otherwise unheard of productions promising quick work. Please exercise due diligence and if you have issues to report, notify the state film office and firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION LAS CRUCES: DOES YOUR CHILD WANT TO ACT? FREE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS. December 16, 1:00 pm. The free two hour workshop will provide an introduction to acting training, the acting business, and other benefits (self confidence, public speaking, improved reading) of dramatic training. Most important, review on how to avoid scams and rip-offs.
El Paso Commercial Casting Call – filming 1/9 – 1/16, 2018. PAID ROLES
Screenwriters Workshop in Santa Fe, Monday, December 18. First5: Feedback on the First 5 Pages of Your ScriptSend the first 5 pages of your script in PDF format to email@example.com, and include your log line in the body. Please note that these pages will be sent to the people attending beforehand so that they can review them as well.
Meal & Reel: Public Service Announcement casting 6-8 teenagers (13-18) years of age. Must be comfortable on screen and good at impromptu speaking. Auditing 12/15/17 4-6 pm. Filming 12/30/17. No pay for this PSA but will provide film clips to be used in demo reel. Guardian must be present for audition and filming. Please send headshot & resume as well as answering two questions: What is high school like? and What are my plans for the future? Email all to: Cabbed24820@mypacks.net