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Three Big Studios Handle Much of New Mexico’s Film and TV Work

14 August 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Where movies tread, soundstages rush in.

As production activity in New Mexico — spurred by generous tax credits and the state’s proximity to Hollywood — has grown significantly over the past two decades, production facilities have sprouted and expanded.

Three large complexes handle the bulk of New Mexico’s interior production: Albuquerque Studios and I-25 Studios in Albuquerque, plus Santa Fe Studios, located just south of Santa Fe. All have benefited from New Mexico’s incentive program, which attracts tentpole features (“Transcendence,” “The Avengers,” “The Lone Ranger”) and TV skeins (FX’s “Better Call Saul,” USA Network’s Anne Heche starrer “Dig”) as it offers a competitive (up to 30%) rebate for qualifying expenditures.

The relationship among these facilities can be characterized as “co-opetition.” “For producers, the decision is more about the economics between Louisiana, Georgia or South Carolina vs. New Mexico,” says I-25 StudiosRick Clemente.

Matt Rauchberg, senior veep, business development at Albuquerque Studios, »

- Kathy A. McDonald

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Three Big Studios Handle Much of New Mexico’s Film and TV Work

14 August 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Where movies tread, soundstages rush in.

As production activity in New Mexico — spurred by generous tax credits and the state’s proximity to Hollywood — has grown significantly over the past two decades, production facilities have sprouted and expanded.

Three large complexes handle the bulk of New Mexico’s interior production: Albuquerque Studios and I-25 Studios in Albuquerque, plus Santa Fe Studios, located just south of Santa Fe. All have benefited from New Mexico’s incentive program, which attracts tentpole features (“Transcendence,” “The Avengers,” “The Lone Ranger”) and TV skeins (FX’s “Better Call Saul,” USA Network’s Anne Heche starrer “Dig”) as it offers a competitive (up to 30%) rebate for qualifying expenditures.

The relationship among these facilities can be characterized as “co-opetition.” “For producers, the decision is more about the economics between Louisiana, Georgia or South Carolina vs. New Mexico,” says I-25 StudiosRick Clemente.

Matt Rauchberg, senior veep, business development at Albuquerque Studios, »

- Kathy A. McDonald

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2 items from 2014


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