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DIGITAL & EMERGING MEDIA

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

New Mexico is home to one of the largest and most experienced crew bases in the United States, making the state a top destination for exciting film and television productions.

Reeling It In

New Mexico offers one of the most competitive and attractive film incentives in the nation. Qualifying companies receive a 25 percent tax credit for film production, post-production, app, and video game creation, as well as an additional 5 percent for direct production expenditures on qualifying television series and payments to New Mexico resident crew members.

WHY ALBUQUERQUE 

There are many reasons why the world’s premier companies do business in Albuquerque. Here are just a few:

STAGE CREW

25-30% FILM TAX INCENTIVE

Eligible television series, feature films and pilots receive a 25-30 percent refundable tax incentive for direct production expenditures
CAMERA MAN AND FILM CREW

FILM-FRIENDLY ATTITUDE

Albuquerque ranked 5th Best Place to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

MovieMaker Magazine 2016

AIRPLANE ON TARMAC

CLOSE PROXIMITY TO LA

90-minute flight from Los Angeles, frequent daily nonstop flights to and from major cities

Resources and education

Programs and Incentives

  • 25-30% Refundable Film Production Tax Credit 
    New Mexico offers a 25 percent tax credit for film production, post-production, app and video game creation, as well as an additional 5 percent for direct production expenditures on a qualifying television series and payments to New Mexico resident crew members.

  • Film Crew Advancement Program
    The Film Crew Advancement Program is an on-the-job training incentive that reimburses production companies 50 percent of a participant’s wages for up to 1040 hours physically worked by the qualifying crew member in a specialized craft position.

  • Pre-Employment Training Program
    The intention of the Pre-Employment Training Program is to provide reimbursement funds to qualified contractors who facilitate short-term intensive workshops or lectures relating to below-the-line film and television craft departments.

Key Companies

Aviation and aerospace companies investing and growing in the Albuquerque metro area include:

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