The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017
The move to second in the nation is a ringing endorsement of Santa Fe’s big-screen potential, and coincided with a wave of big productions.
Film matters to New Mexico’s economy
We would like to thank the administration and Legislature of New Mexico for their strong support of the film and television production: Through thoughtful, fiscally responsible legislation, the industry is now stronger than ever, with thousands of New Mexico residents working every week in the state’s world-class studio facilities and thousands more working at affiliated businesses that provide the extraordinarily broad range of goods and services that make these productions possible.
Year in Review: Film was big and TV had a renaissance
The film industry in New Mexico is booming. And officials say momentum will continue in 2016. The New Mexico Film Office says 2015 was the biggest year for film shoots yet. And Santa Fe Studios reported that it’s created 2.74 million job hours around the state since opening in 2011.
Santa Fe Studios surpasses $10M expectations
Santa Fe Studios reported that it generated 2.74 million job hours for its first four years of operation since 2011, a five-fold increase over the amount it agreed to create.
‘Edge’ TV pilot wraps production in NM
That’s a wrap on another New Mexico TV production. According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production from Amazon Studios employed about 150 New Mexico crew members and about 20 New Mexico background talent, and was based at the world-class Santa Fe Studios.
‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again
Some Hollywood heavy hitters – seven of them – are coming to the Land of Enchantment. A remake of the 1960 Western “The Magnificent Seven,” will be filmed in New Mexico.
New Mexico Boosts Film Incentives Again
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed a second bill in seven days that boosts the state’s film incentives program. Production has been booming in the state.
New Mexico Governor Sounds Off on the Benefits of State’s Production Incentive Program
"I think New Mexico stays ahead of the curve because we realize that it’s not just about incentives. We’ve worked hard in training our local crew base, which is now one of largest and most experienced in the world. We have world-class production facilities, including state-of-the-art soundstages and post-production houses." -- New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
A Recipe for Filmmaking Success: An Interview with Lance Hool, CEO Santa Fe Studios
Is there a recipe for attracting film productions? In the case of Santa Fe, a movie making mecca that has multiple film festivals, studios, skilled actors, expert crew, gorgeous locations, tax rebates and oh yeah, a natural beauty and sense of community, you have many of the key ingredients to produce a world-class television and cinema delectable dish.
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