A recent spike in film productions and industry inquiries comes as New Mexico is set to more than double its annual state spending cap on film incentives, and as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws. “It’s an exciting time for film and television in Albuquerque, and we have been seeing an increase in interest from productions as a result of the political topics in Georgia and Louisiana,” said Amber Dodson, city of Albuquerque film liaison. “Our doors are open; we are an inclusive city who welcomes everyone.” [Abortion politics help fuel NM film boom]The production company for a series that stars Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley has been shooting in our neighborhood on the Santo Domingo Pueblo's portion of the Galisteo Dam Road, the Cochiti Pueblo's portion of the Tetilla Peak Road and at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. The soundtrack includes work from The Deep South who performed at the Santa Fe Brewing Company last July. Sam Peckinpah shot a bunch of scenes for his 1978 film Convoy out here, too.
Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and now after buying Albuquerque Studios Netflix is building industry presence in the Land of Enchantment.
“Deadline Hollywood is thrilled to debut our new Hot Spots conference series in Albuquerque,” said Stacey Farish, general manager of Deadline Hollywood. “Hot Spots is all about shining a light on Hollywood filming locations outside of Hollywood. And we think there is no better place to launch this exciting new event than New Mexico.” The conference targets film and TV producers, directors, location scouts, heads of production and business affairs and production coordinators. It will highlight what Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces have to offer in the film industry. [Deadline Hollywood debuts conference in ABQ]New Mexico's flag has been named the coolest in America. The above image was captured at Mount Rushmore National Monument in the occupied Black Hills.