Feb 16 - 22, 2012 
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Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Casting Spells

Spells, a low-budget romantic comedy shooting in Santa Fe starting mid-March, is looking for two featured roles. Producers need an “intelligent” female, aged 20 to 30, and a “handsome” male, 20 to 35. Both must be good at comedy. This film is being made under a low-budget SAG contract. Both SAG and non-SAG actors will be considered. The shoot is expected to last two weeks. To sign up for an audition, please submit photos and résumés electronically to daid@cybermesa.com.

uTOUR

Friends of Film, Video and Arts will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, Feb. 19. This iteration will include a tour of Albuquerque’s newest independent studio and production company, uPUBLIC. That’s the group poised to take control of the city’s Community Cable Channel 27 programming from longtime operator Quote ... Unquote, Inc. The tour takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the studio itself (907 Third Street NW). As usual, there will be plenty of time to meet and network with other filmmakers. FoFVA is also scheduled to start planning the annual Laugh Out Loud Funny Film Festivalthe final deadline for which is Saturday, Feb. 25. The tour/meeting is free to current members or $10 to nonmembers. For more info on FoFVA or the upcoming LOL Fest, log on to filmvideoarts.org.

Extra, Extra

If you’re a local actor looking to nail down a little film time, you might want to investigate Santa Fe Cinema Casting. This new casting company, dedicated exclusively to background extra work, offers free online registration. People of all ages (that is, if you’re 18 and older), types and sizes are encouraged to put their profiles in the database. Santa Fe Cinema Casting is run by longtime casting and production services professional Judy Bell. Go to the company’s website , thumb through the list of “Dos and Don’ts” and send ’em your info if you’re interested. Pretty soon you could be getting paid to be “Townsperson” or “Bar Patron” or “That Girl Standing Behind Johnny Depp.”

Smart Cinema

Are you one of those fancy smartphone users? If so, may I suggest you download the spanking-new Guild Cinema app? This handy application keeps you up to date on all the screenings and special events happening at Albuquerque’s only independent movie theater. One-night-only stand-up comedy? A visit by actor Bruce Campbell? A triple feature of old-school kung fu movies? You wouldn’t miss these sorts of things if your phone was telling you what to do, now would you? Currently, the appproduced by local small business marketing firm Go Left Mediais only available for Android phones. Expect an iPhone version to follow soon. You can download it for free right now at the Android Markeplace.

 
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