Pauses in entertainment production because of concerns over COVID-19 has caused temporary reduction of labor hours and business for related industries.
“We know that the film industry is poised to be one of the hardest hit from the COVID-19 emergency, as their work is project-dependent. New Mexico State will continue to work toward making sure we support the workforce in New Mexico and keep everyone informed throughout this emergency,” said Economic Development Department Director Alicia J. Keyes. “Our No. 1 concern is the health and safety of all New Mexicans.”
Liz Pecos, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 480 president, said that all employers in this jurisdiction have made the decision to halt production in varying degrees.