Tuesday, May 11, 2010

[MISP] NM FILM PRESS: Governor Announces "Stargate Universe" Episode To Shoot in Farmington

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For immediate release                                  Media Contact: Pahl Shipley, NM Film Office

May 11, 2010                                                                                     (505) 476-5613


Governor Bill Richardson Announces

"Stargate Universe" Episode Will Shoot in Farmington


Syfy series also shot parts of 3 episodes in NM last year


SANTA FE-Governor Bill Richardson today announced that Syfy will shoot part of an episode of the series Stargate Universe in New Mexico.  The episode, entitled "Malice," will be shot in the Farmington area from May 17-21.  The majority of the crew will be New Mexicans, and the production may hire a small number of cast and background talent.  In 2009 parts of three episodes of Stargate Universe were shot at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.


"We are pleased the producers of Stargate Universe have returned to New Mexico to shoot this episode," said Governor Bill Richardson.  "Not only does the state do a great job of bringing in new productions, we also have significant repeat business from companies who value our crew, locations, and incentives." 


The episode will be written and directed by Robert C. Cooper.  Stargate Universe is produced by John G. Lenic; Robert C. Cooper, & Brad Wright, Joseph Mallozzie & Paul Mullie will serve as executive producers. David Greathouse and Sam Childs will serve as supervising producers for this episode.


"We're excited to have the Stargate Universe cast and crew in our community," said Debbie Dusenbery, Executive Director of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city's film liaison. "It's a terrific opportunity for us to showcase Farmington, and we will continue to work with the state film office to bring more productions to the Four Corners area."


The lead cast participating in the New Mexico shoot will include Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, and Jamil Walker Smith.


About Stargate Universe


SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.  Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's Stargate to survive.  The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.


Since Governor Richardson took office in 2003 more than 137 major film and television productions have been made in New Mexico, with an estimated economic impact of $3-billion.  There are 10,000 direct and indirect film-related jobs in the state, and more than 250 businesses and services related to the industry.







Pahl Shipley

Head of Publicity and Media Relations

New Mexico Film Office

418 Montezuma

Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 476-5613 direct

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