Peaceful St. Patrick's—If you're in the mood to spend your St. Patrick's Day doing something other than swilling green beer and listening to insulting radio commercials in which local DJs try to sound like leprechauns, then Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center has a proposal. On Thursday, March 17, beginning at 7 p.m., the P&J Center will host a lecture/screening featuring The Peace Movement. This documentary chronicles the modern day peace movement as it has grown and evolved over the past few years. There will be two guest speakers tonight. One is an Iraqi-American speaking on the effects of war on her family, while the other is a member of the League of Democratic Action. The Peace and Justice Center is located at 202 Harvard. Screenings are free and open to the public.
“Wild” Crew Needed—Rio Grande Studios in Albuquerque is crewing up for an upcoming History Channel production called “Taming the Wild West.” Skilled film crew members are encouraged to fax their resumes to (505) 345-7883 or mail them to: “Rio Grande Studios, 6608 Gulton Ct., Albuquerque, NM 87109.” Shooting begins March 30th and ends April 6, 2005. Pre-production gets underway March 25.
Casting Stones—The director of Stones, a College of Santa Fe student film, is looking for actors to fill the following roles: two boys, ages 10-15 of Arab or Hispanic descent (Palestinian), small size preferred; two women, ages 20-50 of Arab or Hispanic descent (Palestinian mother and extra); two men, ages 18-35 (Israeli soldiers); one man, age 35-65 (Palestinian merchant). Acting experience is not required but is definitely a plus. Filming is scheduled for April 25-26. The casting call will take place Saturday, March 19, at the College of Santa Fe, MOV Dept., Room 107 (1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe) from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Who Needs a DP?—A micro-budget film that will be shot this July, possibly in Albuquerque, is looking for a cameraperson ready to make a move up to director of photography. The film will likely be shot on digital, so the candidate will need to feel comfortable with this technology. If you think you're the right person for the job, e-mail Brian McCarthy at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a sample reel, CD or DVD, mail it to: “Brian McCarthy, 6506 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406.” Just remember us back home when you hit the big time.
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