Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Memorial Set Jan 17 / Casting Director Shari Rhodes dead at 71

A supporter of the Nevada SAG Conservatory, and a friend of all the Regional Branches, Variety reports that Shari Rhodes of New Mexico is dead. Pictured above is Rhodes with her "New Mexico" Endure Productions Crew.

UPDATE: Memorial Set for January 17

There will be a Celebration of Shari's Life
on Sunday, January 17th

2:00 - 4:00 PM

The Kimo Theatre
423 Central Avenue, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
If you would like to share a remembrance of Shari at the celebration please contact
Suzanne Potts at (505) 816-7988

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Shari's memory could donate to:
Presbyterian Medical Services Hospice
1400 Chama Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3372

The following ran December 23 in this blog and in

Casting director Shari Rhodes dies

Served as exec producer on 'The Man in the Moon'

Casting director Shari Rhodes died Dec. 20 in Santa Fe, NM after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 71.

Rhodes was an exec producer on "The Man in the Moon" and helped give Reese Witherspoon her start. Most recently, she has been location casting in New Mexico casting for the hit TV series "Breaking Bad," "In Plain Sight" and "Crash."

She started in the casting department on films including "Jaws" and served as casting director on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "Mulholland Falls."

Her feature film credits include "Tender Mercies," "Once Upon a Time in the Hood," "Even Money," "The Sandlot."

Rhodes was handled location casting for films including "There Will Be Blood," "Mississippi Burning," "Come See the Paradise" and "Raggedy Man."

She also worked on several TV projects including "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Walker Texas Ranger" and "The Dollmaker."

She is survived by her mother, two sisters and a brother.

Donations may be made to Presbyterian Medical Services, Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Read the full article at:

(SAGActor blog note; New Mexico Film Resources)

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