NME After Print: The New Mexico Film Office Announces "Snatchers" to film its Second and T
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the digital series "Snatchers," produced by Stage 13, a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, and streamed on Verizon's go90 media brand, will begin principal photography in early February through mid-March in Albuquerque.
"We're proud to welcome "Snatchers" to New Mexico as part of our growing platform of web-based series'," said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "New Mexico's powerful incentive, robust film infrastructure and incredible natural beauty make us a perfect fit for these productions, as we continue diversifying our economy."
The production will employ 50 New Mexico crew members, approximately 15 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.
Season two of "Snatchers" picks up right where season one left off. Teenage heroes, Sara (Mary Nepi) and Hayley (Gabrielle Elyse), are in over their heads against the evolving alien threat. With Sara's mom, Kate (JJ Nolan), in the clutches of the creatures, the girls have to enlist help from Skyler (Austin Fryberger), the alien baby-daddy himself. But can he be trusted? And who are the shadowy figures tracking him down? Time's running out, and the heroes need to uncover the secret origins of the freaky-deaky menace before it destroys the world...and Sara's social life.
Created, written and Executive Produced by The Olde Money Boyz (Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman & Scott Yacyshyn), the series features a returning cast, including leads Nepi (Sara), Elyse (Hayley), Fryburger (Skyler), Nolan (Kate), Nick Gomez (Oscar) and Ashley Argota (Kiana).
"Snatchers" is directed by Kleiman ("Snatchers" season one, "Dimension 404") and Cedars ("Snatchers" season one, "Dimension 404"), executive produced by award-winning producer Paul Young/MAKE GOOD Content (former founder at Principato-Young Entertainment, Emmy Award-winning producer for "Blackish," "Keanu," "Central Intelligence") and produced by Young, Scott Hinckley, Eric Fisher, Elli Legerski and Pin-Chun Liu.
The New Mexico State Film Office, a division of the Economic Development Department, serves the film industry locally, nationally, and internationally and assists productions through the state's robust incentive program to help create more jobs for New Mexicans. For more information, visit www.nmfilm.com.
ABOUT STAGE 13
Stage 13 is a fearless, original digital content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. The brand's series are available on the Stage 13 distribution platforms including the brand's Facebook, YouTube and social channels, mobile partners including Verizon's go90, in addition to Stage13.com and Amazon. Creating dynamic, unapologetic series for a multidimensional audience, Stage 13 is part of the Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks is responsible for creating and building the Studio's digital footprint and OTT video services, producing digital native content, and harnessing the power of social media through Machinima. As part of Time Warner's overall growth strategy, WBDN works closely with sister divisions Turner and HBO. WBDN's current portfolio includes Boomerang (a partnership with Turner), DramaFever, Machinima, Stage 13, Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter), Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres), FilmStruck International (a partnership with Turner International's Digital Ventures & Innovation Group) and a DC-branded service debuting in 2018. Warner Bros. Digital Networks' premium programming puts fans at the intersection of entertainment, sports, gaming and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.
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Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com