ABQ Film Industry

“Albuquerque has a lot going for it as a filming location: diverse “looks,” the ability to make a company move between downtown and empty desert in a single day of shooting, and, critically, a terrific labor pool of experienced technicians who make working in this area a huge plus for any project. All that and the special New Mexico light…. and sunsets!”

– Stew Lyons, Producer “Breaking Bad”

Albuquerque – Economic Impact

Film and TV production in Albuquerque has become a significant part of the creative economy, providing high-paying creative and technical jobs and indirectly benefiting other industries and businesses in the city. The Albuquerque Film Office supports this rapidly expanding industry by serving as a liaison between City agencies, the local community, and film/TV productions.

Albuquerque – Premiere Production Hub

  • Incentives
  • Diverse locations
  • Abundant sunshine
  • Deep crew base
  • 90-minute flight from Los Angeles

Albuquerque – Industry Highlights

2020

Workshops to promote online training “Breaking In” August 2020

2020

Hosted Career Connection event: 7 panels of industry professionals, 300+ in attendance

2020

Released new digital permit process

2020

Hosted Deadline Hollywood’s 1st Hot Spot Conference

2019

SB2 – State Implemented Tax Rebate Incentive, $110M cap, includes games, animation and VFX project

2019

NBCUniversal – $500M – 10-year lease

2019, 2020, 2021

Named Best Places to Live and Work as a Movie Maker, MovieMaker Magazine

2018

Netflix – $1B – 10-year minimum commitment

Netflix New Mexico Filming

The Ridiculous 6
February 2015

Hired 600 New Mexico crew members, 250 New Mexico actors & background

Godless
September 2016

Hired 280 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors, 2,350 New Mexico background

Longmire
March 2017

Final season hired 200 New Mexico crew members, 50 New Mexico principal actors, 1,000 New Mexico background

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
September 2017

Hired 188 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors, 800 background

Messiah
May 2018

Hired 500 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors, 1,800 New Mexico background

Chambers
June 2018

Hired 180 New Mexico crew members, 75 New Mexico actors, 400 New Mexico background

Walk. Ride. Rodeo
July 2018

Hired 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors, 350 New Mexico background