NM ranked as one of '8 Hotspots' for film - Albuquerque Journal

NM ranked as one of ‘8 Hotspots’ for film

Vince Gilligan, far left, and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, far right while filming "Better Call Saul," (Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)
Vince Gilligan, far left, and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, far right while filming “Better Call Saul,” (Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)
Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring - Better Call Saul _ Season 3, Gallery - Photo Credit: Robert Trachtenberg/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Michael Mando as Nacho Varga, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo “Gus” Fring – Better Call Saul _ Season 3, Gallery – Photo Credit: Robert Trachtenberg/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

 

New Mexico continues to enchant filmmakers and productions.

The state was named as one of the “8 Hotspots” for shooting in the United States or Canada by the Hollywood Reporter. The list was based on where to get the best film incentives.

The trade magazine also mentioned New York, California, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Ontario and British Columbia.

“Six states and two Canadian provinces are aggressively luring productions,” the article said.

bright-spot-logo“This is more evidence that our industry here is vibrant, productive and notable among industry insiders,” said Nick Maniatis, New Mexico State Film Office director. “New Mexico continues to rank high among the choices that film productions consider when looking for the best destinations to bring their business.”

Since taking over the film office, Maniatis’ goal is to attract all types of film productions to the state — especially TV series.

He has said TV productions tend to stay in the state longer, which help create more jobs.

The article stated since New Mexico passed incentives 15 years ago, its film and TV infrastructure has grown significantly.

The state currently offers a 25 percent credit for film and 30 percent for TV and four soundstage facilities: two in Albuquerque — Albuquerque Studios and I-25 Studios — and two in Santa Fe — Santa Fe Studios and Garson Studios.

“In 2016, the program resulted in $397 million in direct in-state spending, including on the Oscar-nominated film ‘Hell or High Water,’ in addition to X-Men flick ‘Logan,’ Netflix’s ‘Longmire’ and AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul,’ ” the article stated.

The New Mexico Film Office will be in Burbank, Calif. this weekend at the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations, Global Production and Finance Conference.

The show is the premier marketplace connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global production locations and film funding resources in Los Angeles, the world’s largest production center.

New Mexico is a leading player among the more than 80 AFCI Film Commission Members & service industry partners exhibiting from more than 30 countries.


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

Nativo Sponsored Content

Ad Tango


taboola desktop

MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS

1
Pretrial release defense cherry picks data
ABQnews Seeker
Here's an easy way to cut ... Here's an easy way to cut in half the number of accused felons out of jail on pretrial release ...
2
N.M. couple killed in plane crash in Wisconsin
ABQnews Seeker
A man and wife from New ... A man and wife from New Mexico were killed last week when their amateur-built airplane crashed outside of Waukesha, Wisconsin, according to media reports ...
3
Interior secretary's mother, a longtime civil servant, dies
ABQnews Seeker
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, ... U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed ...
4
One-on-One with Edith Cherry - Career architect and educator
ABQnews Seeker
"I've probably been the luckiest person ... "I've probably been the luckiest person in the world." That's the perspectiv ...
5
Dion’s to open location in Farmington
ABQnews Seeker
Dion's will soon be landing in ... Dion's will soon be landing in the Four Corners region with the opening of a Farmington location early next year, according to the company. ...
6
Ready or not, it's another disruption: 10-digit dialing
ABQnews Seeker
New rule needed to prepare for ... New rule needed to prepare for 988 national suicide hotline
7
Nob Hill Music survives economic hardship by selling old-school ...
ABQnews Seeker
60% of store's stock is vinyl ... 60% of store's stock is vinyl records
8
NM native poised to step into CEO job at ...
ABQnews Seeker
From Silver City paperboy to one ... From Silver City paperboy to one of state's highest-profile positions
9
Early voting expands across metro area
2021 city election
20 locations open in Bernalillo County 20 locations open in Bernalillo County