Archive for category New Mexico

How NM’s film surge is impacting the state’s production companies

Juliana VadnaisData JournalistAlbuquerque Business First   The film and video production industry in New Mexico continues to grow — just ask some of the local studios. The 20 New Mexico companies on our Film and Video Production Companies List have worked on some pretty cool projects. From big-screen productions like “Independence Day: Resurgence” and small-screen […]

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Study tracks film industry jobs in New Mexico

By Dan Boyd / Capitol Bureau Chief SANTA FE – New Mexico’s film industry created – both directly and indirectly – between 2,500 to 4,000 annual full-time equivalent jobs during a five-year period starting in mid-2009, with industry jobs paying wages that were higher than the state average, a new state study concludes. The study also […]

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New $1500 grant announced for NM film post production

Santa Fe – New Mexico Film Foundation Executive Director Dirk Norris announced today the availability of the Beau McNicholas Post Production Grant of $1500 which will go to a New Mexico filmmaker towards the cost of editing, sound, color correction or other “post-production” efforts. Any New Mexico filmmaker who is working on a film is eligible. The form […]

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Free film program for high schoolers needs students

By Amy Walker ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a two week crash course in all that is film production and best part it’s free. With grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Youth Digital Film Project is helping current or recently graduated high school students to take courses in film production from local film producer Christopher […]

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Gessing: New Mexico Film Subsidies Have Not Panned Out

By PAUL GESSING-PRESIDENT-RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION Like many states, New Mexico has embraced subsidies for Hollywood film companies. Many Americans know our state as the home of meth-making high school teacher Walter White through the popular show Breaking Bad. As nice as it is to have your hometown portrayed, as it was in the show, as a town […]

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Film incentive bills signed by gov. Martinez designed to boost production in New Mexico

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A pair of bills signed into law by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez are designed to give a boost to the state’s already booming film industry. A measure signed Friday expands the state’s film incentive program to allow qualifying television pilot episodes to receive additional rebates. Currently TV […]

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New Mexico Boosts Film and TV Tax Incentive

Ted Johnson Senior Editor New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that will allow a production to “pre-assign” its tax rebate to a third party, a move that state film officials say will make it easier for production companies to obtain financing or the greenlight for their projects. On her desk is additional legislation that will also sweeten the […]

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Colorado film-industry rival sweetens incentives

Mike EnglishAssistant Editor- Albuquerque Business First Two bills designed to boost the New Mexico film industry quietly passed the state Legislature as the session closed Saturday. The passed legislation would extend a 30 percent tax credit to stand-alone TV series pilot episodes and makes it easier for feature film productions to qualify for the 30 percent […]

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New Mexico increases tax incentives

By Ian Sandwell Newly passed legislation makes it easier for feature film productions to qualfy for the 30% labour credit. New Mexico legislature has made key improvements to the state’s tax incentive programme for film and television production. The newly passed legislation is in keeping with the goals of both the Governor and legislative leaders […]

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Bill with incentives for film companies passes Senate

By KRQE Staff SANTA FE (KRQE) – A bill that encourages film companies to hire New Mexicans passed the state Senate Saturday. Lawmakers say the measure is an incentive to create more film and production jobs in the state. This bill encourages companies to hire locals and use local facilities like sound stages and film designated […]

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