If you’re even thinking about getting into the film industry as an actor, step #1 is know who does what.
The players you need to know are:
AGENTS – There are 4 SAG-AFTRA Talent Agents in the state (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) . A few of them have reach extending into L.A. and/or GA.
Some upwardly mobile actors employ a Manager and/or a publicist. Do your research and find someone by recommendation or referral who has a proven track record of success in these fields.
A Casting Director – is hired by productions to fill out the cast. There are separate Casting Directors for principal roles vs. Background.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING as a casting agent.
Training is a must. You may not find the big reveal about how something is nothing but a racket or worse, but if you can’t find anything where anyone is saying something good about a program or instructor – SKIP IT. General inquiries and referrals are now being accepted from NM Film & Talent advocate, Christa Valdez at christavaldez.com.
Like with anything, 9 times out of 10, if it seems to good to be true it probably is. But, in this industry there is that golden tenth time when you may fib or stretch the truth in a moment of opportunity and become Chris Pratt
COMING UP: In a world where there’s so little control…We lost Amazon let’s not lose film.
Post, search and share #raisethecap #nmpol #nmfilm on social media platforms. Keep up with the upcoming legislative session, its film related bills and contact lawmakers who will have a hand in emboldening or restricting the state’s existing film industry and infrastructure.
CASTING & CREW-CALLS:
Volunteer Crew Call for local short film – AD, 2nd AD, 4PAs, Script supervisor, Locations, Crafty, EFX MUA, HAIR, wardrobe, Set Builder, Special FX
Better Call Saul casting photo double
MALE 60s PLUS Approx 5’11 Approx 160 to 175lbs
WHITE HAIR RECEDING HAIR LINE
CAUCASIAN OR LIGHT SKIN HISPANIC
Print shoot casting real cowboys and native Americans – $200 / 6 hour day
Have your own real-life Breaking Bad experience at Twisters in the valley this Saturday, when super-fans Edward Candelaria and Marq Smith transform the filming location into its screen-time glory as Los Pollos Hermanos.
Post image by New Mexico filmmaker Joe Lonesome