ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The film industry is pumping a record amount of money into New Mexico.
The state announced Wednesday that 61 major movies and TV productions in New Mexico injected more than $500 million into the economy last fiscal year. That shatters last year’s record by more than $115 million.
“Last year, 61 major productions filmed in New Mexico. Fifty-two of those productions had over $1 million and several were written and directed by local film makers,” Gov. Susana Martinez said.
The data shows that the industry also continues to support more jobs.