“Longmire” (A&E) will begin its' third TV season on Monday June 2, 2014 at 10/9 p.m. Members of the cast & crew will be special guests at the 2nd annual New Mexico State Film Office, “NM Film & Media Industry Conference.” It will take place at the “Hotel Albuquerque” in Old Town on May 30 & 31, 2014. The “Longmire” panel discussion will be on Saturday May 31 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Special guests from “Longmire” include: Bailey Chase who portrays Branch Connally on the TV show. / John Coveny, head writer & executive producer. / Chris Donahue, executive producer, co-creator & showrunner. / Cameron Duncan, cinematographer. / Patrick McKee, co-executive producer & unit production manager. / Rowan Stanland, location manager. / Thomas A. Walsh, production designer.
There will be a closing network event in the “Casa Esencia” lounge for VIP attendees who are invited to talk & converse with the “Longmire” guests. It runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Registration $15).
According to the New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) press release. TV production began in & around the city of Santa Fe. Plus, at the (Greer) Garson Studios on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) campus. The SFUAD president Larry Hinz says, “Garson Studios at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is thrilled to be the home of the 'Longmire' production for the third (TV) season. In addition to creating much-needed jobs for the community and state of New Mexico, 'Longmire' is also a key partner of the university by providing internships and professional experiences for our students.”
“Longmire” executive producer, Chris Donahue says, “The cinematic landscapes and wide open spaces of New Mexico have become characters in the stories our writers create. We are truly excited to be returning for season three. The production community and the support of so many people throughout New Mexico make it possible to tell amazing stories.”
The modern TV western “Longmire” is based on the popular mystery novels written by Craig Johnson. It follows sheriff Walt Longmire who lives in Absaroka, Wyoming which is near the Cheyenne Indian Reservation. The TV production has filmed throughout the state of New Mexico in it's first & second TV seasons to record TV ratings.
The third TV season kicks off Monday June 2, 2014 with the episode called, “The White Warrior.” You can watch the sneak peak trailer of that episode at the official A&E website.