New Mexico Film Works
With host Trish Lopez
For those who missed it - "NM FILM WORKS" will replay the March interview of special guest Janet Davidson, Vice Chair of Women in Film & Television International - the global umbrella organization for Women in Film chapters around the world. Also on the show, Tobi Ives from the NM Film Office; and Espanola filmmaker Diego Lopez talks about his projects with producing partner, Mateo Pumphrey. NM FILM WORKS will be back from hiatus next week with a new show featuring a special guest from the NM-produced feature, "PAUL" and Hakim Bellamy of the Office of African American Affairs. Tune in!
Visit the NM Film Office website at www.nmfilm.com for all the latest film news and announcements happening across New Mexico. . [NM Film Works airs every Saturday at 11:00am on TALK 1260AM KTRC in Santa Fe and Sundays at 12 noon on 1350 in Abq.]
Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary-designate Jon Barela announced today that "Reconstruction," a television pilot produced by Universal Media Studios for NBC Entertainment, began filming in New Mexico Monday, March 21.
Locations in and around the state are being used to represent post Civil War Missouri including Sena, Buena Vista, La Cienega, Galisteo, Chama and an area near Espanola.
The production will employ at least 125 New Mexico crew members and over 150 principal and background talent during the three weeks of filming. Open casting calls for background talent were held in Santa Fe and in Chama.
"Reconstruction" takes place during the aftermath of the Civil War and revolves around a soldier that crosses the country and settles into a complicated Missouri border town where he is welcomed as its savior - whether he likes it or not. The show stars Martin Henderson ("Off The Map"), Rachelle Lefevre ("Twilight," "Off The Map"), Claire Wellin ("Detroit 1-8-7"), Bill Sage ("Precious," "Nurse Jackie"), Emma Bell ("The Walking Dead"), Coburn Goss ("The Chicago
Code"), Robert Knepper ("Prison Break") and Billy Brown ("Lights Out").
The production is executive produced and directed by Peter Horton ("Grey's Anatomy") along with writer and executive producer Joshua Brand ("Northern Exposure") and executive producer Aaron Kaplan. Anne Johns will serve as unit production manager, and Steve Saeta will line produce.
"Speaking on behalf of the staff and management of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, we are thrilled to be part of NBC's pilot, ‘Reconstruction.' This is a very exciting launch to the all new Cumbres and Toltec 2011 Season," said Nick Quintana, C&TSRR Spokesman. "We consider the upcoming year our comeback, better than ever, especially after last year's fire damaged Lobato Trestle, a major setback. This is certainly a boost for the Cumbres & Toltec
Scenic Railroad and also for the communities."