Friday, April 1, 2011

NBC Filming Television Pilot "Reconstruction" in New Mexico

From the New Mexico Economic Development Department:

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Cabinet Secretary-designate Jon Barela Announces NBC Entertainment Filming Television Pilot Entitled "Reconstruction" in New Mexico

SANTA FE - 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."


Angela Heisel
Public Information Officer
New Mexico Economic Development Department
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