Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Easy Money" TV Show to Shoot in New Mexico

From the NM Governor's Office:
Governor Bill Richardson Announces Easy Money to be filmed in New Mexico

SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson today announced Easy Money, a Media Rights Capital television series, will be filmed in New Mexico. Easy Money, a comedic drama, is scheduled to air on the CW Network this fall. Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Hephner, Jay Ferguson, and New Mexico local Gary Farmer will star. Producers are Andy Schneider and Diane Frolov (The Sopranos, Northern Exposure). Co-executive producer is Brandon Hill (Love Lies Bleeding), with Alyson Evans (Rescue Me) line-producing. Alik Sakharov (Rome, The Sopranos) will direct.

The production will be shot in Albuquerque from July 22 through December 8. They expect to hire approximately 100 New Mexico crew members and over 75 actors, including principal and background talent.

Media Rights Capital is thrilled to have our first production shot in New Mexico,” said MRC President of Television, Keith Samples. “The combination of a deep crew and talent base and the far-reaching vision of the New Mexico Film Office made the decision to film here easy. We plan for this to be the first of many projects that we bring to the state.”

Since Governor Richardson took office, over 100 major feature film and television projects have shot in the state, adding over $1.8 billion dollars in economic impact.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

"Money," from MRC, revolves around a family of loan sharks and centers on the matriarch (Laurie Metcalf), who runs the business, and her middle son (Hephner). Ferguson, repped by IFA and 1 Management, will play the eldest son, while Lowes, repped by Innovative and man¬ager David Sweeney, will play the younger sister.
For more about Media Rights Capital (MRC), read the Hollywood Reporter article here:

MRC is the toast of the TV business
It's now the sixth-largest supplier of primetime television programming. Yet few in Hollywood know anything about it.

A year after entering TV, Media Rights Capital has landed series on ABC, HBO, Comedy Central and Lifetime. In the fall, MRC -- backed by AT&T, ad conglomerate WPP, Goldman Sachs and investment fund D.E. Shaw -- will program the CW's entire Sunday lineup.

But despite scoring more new series orders this year than any major TV studio, MRC has kept an extremely low profile...
It's a long and interesting article. Seems like if we're interested in keeping TV production going here in New Mexico, MRC are good folks to know.

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