SANTA FE – A bill that would expand New Mexico’s film tax credit program for long-running television shows would make the state one of the planet’s most attractive filming sites, a top-ranking film industry executive said Tuesday.
Mary Ann Hughes, vice president for film and television production planning at the Walt Disney Co., which owns and operates several television networks, told the Journal she is watching the legislation closely.
“It’s a game-changer for us,” Hughes said. “It puts New Mexico as among the top leaders in the world regarding locations for a television series.”
The House sent the legislation to Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk Tuesday, one day after the bill was passed by the Senate on a 32-8 vote.