Film industry pumps record amount of money into New Mexico

NM lawmaker to propose change to film, TV incentives

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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