The media giant received more than $10 million in state and local economic development funds as incentives for locating the production facility in Albuquerque. Above, New Mexico Gov. Michell Lujan Grisham, left, speaks as New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Security Alicia J. Keyes listens, during the official opening of the NBCUniversal’s New Mexico Production Studio, Thursday, June, 24.
Nick Maniatis, who ran the New Mexico’s film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque. He described it as a “golden era,” saying the amount of content that’s out there is amazing. Above, ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub.
NBCUniversal expects to hire 330 fulltime, year-round production workers in Albuquerque over the next 10 years, with a goal of pumping $500 million in direct production spending into the local economy as it begins the redevelopment there of a state-of-the-art film and television studio.
Suspect Sought In N.M. Transmitter Arson Plot
A suspect who broke into a transmitter facility on Sandia Peak near Albuquerque, N.M., remains on the loose, and it appears the individual brought enough fuel to literally blow every broadcaster off the mountain. It is an attempted act of domestic terrorism and had the efforts been successful, all broadcast television and radio stations in the Albuquerque metro area could have been knocked off the air.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned “Cops” from filming in New Mexico’s largest city, the reality show is returning. But this time, it is partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear the city still wants no part in the show that follows officers […]