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El Mitote, Feb. 16, 2014

Albuquerque’s own Steve-O, of MTV’s reality show Jackass, took to Reddit.com for a question-and-answer session with his fans. The AMA, short for Ask Me Anything, shed a lot of interesting light on Steve-O besides his crazy stunts and crazier tattoos. For example, who knew Steve-O was a reall…

  • El Mitote, Feb. 9, 2014

    A new TV series is headed to New Mexico. 20th Century Fox has confirmed that the new show, called Hieroglyph, will be filming in Albuquerque. Hieroglyph has already been given a 13-episode order by Fox, so it seems the network is excited about the show. Details about the plot are slim, but it looks like Duke City will be standing in for ancient Egypt.

  • El Mitote, Feb. 2, 2014

    The ubiquitous Mr. James Franco has directed another adaptation of literature following up his adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Now his sites are set on Cormac McCarthy’s third novel Child of God.

  • El Mitote, Jan. 26, 2014

    Santa Fe resident and former CIA operative Valerie Plame thinks Homeland, the Showtime drama starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, has jumped the shark.

  • El Mitote, Jan. 19, 2014

    We’ve all heard by now that American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave are the front- runners for Oscar night on March 2, but there are a number of other films with connections to the Land of Enchantment that ended up on the nomination list.

  • El Mitote, Jan. 5, 2013

    Actor Esai Morales was spotted at the French Pastry Shop on New Year’s Day. Morales is known for his role in the Richie Valens biopic La Bamba, alongside Lou Diamond Phillips, as well as his role in the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica. More recently, he could be seen in the Starz original series Magic City. He is currently working on a film called Playin’ For Love.

  • El Mitote, Dec. 22, 2013

    El Mitotero has learned that everyone’s favorite game of answers and questions just swung through New Mexico to film some video segments with Jeopardy!’s Clue Crew for an upcoming episode.

  • El Mitote, Dec. 15, 2013

    Country music legend and former Santa Fe resident Randy Travis will star as a local shop owner in the Lifetime original TV movie Christmas on the Bayou.

  • El Mitote, Dec. 8, 2013

    Students at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design got some help on some short films they’re working on from Hollywood actors. The school’s “Shoot the Stars” puts actors who sign up for the program together with film school students to make films.

  • El Mitote, Dec. 1, 2013

    Nerd worlds have officially collided. The folks over TMZ released a photo that shows George R.R. Martin, creator of Westeros, on the set of a different fantasy universe. Martin toured the set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy during his trip to New Zealand. The photo shows him hanging out in the The Shire with other tour-goers. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/p58v744.

  • El Mitote, Nov. 24, 2013

    El Mitotero got a tip that Jennifer Aniston is looking for a ranch house in Taos. Apparently, the star of the New Mexico-filmed We’re The Millers has fallen in love with our state.

  • El Mitote, Nov. 17, 2013

    Santa Fe’s George R.R. Martin is making headlines Down Under. During his recent trip to Australia and New Zealand, Martin said in an interview that he will not share Westeros, the setting of his immensely popular fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which has been adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones.

  • El Mitote, Nov. 3, 2013

    Keep an eye out for former Dancing with the Stars coach Louis van Amstel this coming weekend. Amstel will be in town teaching a master class at the Latino Dance Revolution, 2520 Camino Entrada, at 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • El Mitote, Oct. 27, 2013

    Matthew Broderick, star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Lion King, was spotted at cowboy boot store Back at the Ranch this past Sunday. A store employee described the 51-year-old star as “absolutely delightful,” but no word on whether Broderick’s wife and fellow star, Sarah Jessica Parker, was in tow.

  • El Mitote, Oct. 20, 2013

    Kyra Sedgwick, star of the TNT drama The Closer, will come to New Mexico to film her latest flick, Big Sky. The film will also bring Aaron Tveit, who had a role in Les Misérables, and Frank Gillo, who’s been in The Grey and Minority Report.

  • El Mitote, Oct. 13, 2013

    El Mitotero is thrilled that the producers of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival managed to get Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael to come to Santa Fe on Oct. 20 for the screening of their film, Ass Backwards. Wilson starred in the now defunct but still hilarious sitcom Happy Endings, and Raphael has a recurring role in the Fox sitcom New Girl and plays the lead in the satirical Web series Burning Love.

  • El Mitote, Oct. 6, 2013

    El Mitotero heard that Michael J. Fox and Jamie Lee Curtis were spotted at the Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa as a part of a writer’s conference. Fox has a new show on NBC called The Michael J. Fox Show, which is loosely based on his life.

  • El Mitote, Sept. 29, 2013

    Anna Gunn, a former Santa Fean and a Breaking Bad star, snagged an Emmy for best supporting actress this past Sunday. It’s Gunn’s second nomination and first win for her portrayal of Skyler White, the wife who frequently stands up to suburban husband turned malevolent meth dealer Walter White. Breaking Bad also snagged an Emmy for best drama. The AMC series comes to an end at 7 p.m. Sunday on AMC.

  • El Mitote, Sept. 22, 2013

    Rumor has it that Stars Wars VII may partially film in New Mexico. Oneheadlightink.com, a New Mexico film blog, claimed the hugely successful sci-fi saga would come to New Mexico for the first of three sequels. It’s been confirmed that the film will shoot in Los Angeles and the U.K.

  • El Mitote, Sept. 15, 2013

    Breaking Bad, filmed and set in New Mexico, ends Sept. 29, but crooked lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odendirk, will get a spinoff show. AMC picked up Better Call Saul, which is also the lawyer’s slogan, during the last week. No word on when the series would air, but it probably wouldn’t be this year. Also, there’s no word if the series would be set or filmed in Albuquerque, but it seems likely.

  • El Mitote, Sept. 8, 2013

    One of Santa Fe’s most notable local authors, George R.R. Martin, recently snagged a Hugo Award — essentially a sci-fi Oscar — for his screenwriting on HBO’s Game of Thrones. It was Martin’s sixth Hugo and his second for his work with Game of Thrones, a show based on his still uncompleted Song of Ice and Fire saga.

  • El Mitote, Sept. 1, 2013

    It looks like Longmire and its stars Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman and Katee Sackhoff are coming back to Santa Fe. The TV show about Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire was renewed for a third season according to a tweet from its executive producer, John Coveny.

  • El Mitote, Aug. 25, 2013

    Bless Me, Ultima, the film adaptation of the Rudolfo Anaya’s novel of the same name, continues to garner recognition from the film community. Most recently, the New Mexican-filmed flick snagged three Imagen awards, accolades that aim “to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media,” according to The Imagen Foundation’s website.

  • El Mitote, Aug. 18, 2013

    John Oliver, an interim host for the show, talked to Oppenheimer on Tuesday about his documentary, The Act of Killing, which is playing in theaters nationwide and at Santa Fe’s Cinematheque through Aug. 22.

  • El Mitote, Aug. 11, 2013

    The New Mexico film industry may become the focus of an HBO television series. The Third Coast focuses on a “larger-than-life” New Mexican director, played by Annette Bening. Helming the series is Jay Roach, a Hollywood producer originally from Albuquerque. The pilot has yet to be presented to HBO, but Roach has said he’s interested in showing it to the premium cable network.

  • El Mitote, Aug. 4, 2013

    Santa Fean and former Generation Next reporter Luke Fitch recently won an aerial-aircraft photography contest. Fitch used a DJI Phantom quadcopter, basically a little drone, to film trains in Chama and Colorado. His videos capture the beauty of New Mexico most don’t have the opportunity to see, so check it out at http://bit.ly/18MCvy6

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