Thursday, June 7, 2007

"Linewatch" and Oxygen's "Husband for Hire" Announced

New Production Announcements: Linewatch with Cuba Gooding and Oxygen Network's "Husband for Hire"

Governor Bill Richardson Announces "Linewatch" to be filmed in New Mexico
Thursday, June 07, 2007

SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the feature film Linewatch, starring Oscar-winning supporting actor Cuba Gooding Jr., will shoot in New Mexico.

Linewatch tells the story of a seasoned agent (Gooding Jr.) working linewatch on the US/Mexico border whose world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past.

The production will be shot in and around Albuquerque from July 5 through July 31 and expects to hire approximately 60 local New Mexico crew members.

The film will be produced by Brad Krevoy and Karri O’Reilly. Kevin Bray (Walking Tall, All About the Benjamins, TV’s Heroes and Cold Case) will direct. Sony Pictures will distribute.

“We’re very happy to welcome Linewatch to New Mexico,” said Richardson. “This is also a good kickoff with Sony following the recent Imageworks announcement.”

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Governor Richardson Announces Oxygen Original Movie "Husband for Hire"* to be filmed in New Mexico

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SANTA FE—Governor Bill Richardson today announced that the Oxygen Network Original Movie, Husband for Hire (*working title), a Process Media production, will be shot in New Mexico. Mark Consuelos, Nadine Velazquez, Mario Lopez, Erik Estrada and Tempestt Bledsoe will star.

Velazquez stars as Lola, a Latina business woman who has to get married or she will lose her share of the family fortune; and Consuelos plays Nate, the man she hires as her husband-to-be. Lopez has been cast as Lola’s ex-fiancee, Estrada as her traditional father and Bledsoe as her no-nonsense best friend.

The production will be shot in and around Albuquerque from June 4 - 30 and expects to hire approximately 70 New Mexico crew members and 16 local principal actors.

The film will be produced by Tim Perell and Howard Gertler of Process Media. Kris Isacsson is writer/director.

“We’re proud to be hosting this production from the Oxygen Network, and one that features Latinos so prominently as protagonists,” said Richardson.
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