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Albuquerque Film Office

Film and TV in Albuquerque has become an important part of the creative economy providing high-paying creative and technical jobs and indirectly benefiting other industries and businesses in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Film Office supports this rapidly expanding industry serving as a liaison between City agencies, the local community and Film/TV productions. The Albuquerque Film Office provides resources and support to productions, oversees permitting for City property, and ensures its Film and TV guidelines are upheld, maintaining the safety and well-being of Albuquerque and its residents.

Welcome to Albuquerque!

The Albuquerque Film Office provides excellence, efficiency, and support on a consummate level from development through post-production.

With an average of 310 days of sunshine, deep crew base, vast and diverse locations, close proximity to Los Angeles, and a highly competitive Tax Rebate Incentive Program, Albuquerque is an inspired and smart choice for your film/TV project.

We pride ourselves in having open doors, open hearts, and a whole lot of hustle. In Albuquerque, you will find diversity, creativity, sustainability, and mutual respect as we work together to create amazing and inspiring filmed projects.

We’re happy you’re here!

History of Film in New Mexico

New Mexico’s history in film extends back to the early 20th century. In 1898, the Edison Company shot a 50 second film titled “Indian Day School”, which depicted a line of Native American children following their teacher out of a school house and back in again. This was one of the first documentary-type films made in the United States, the first film made in New Mexico and one of the very first ever to be shot in the West.

Over the decades, New Mexico has become a premier production hub for many types of films and TV shows, including “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Avengers,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Lone Survivor,” “The Book of Eli,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “Transformers” “No Country for Old Men” “The Night Shift” “Logan,” “The Goldfinch,” “Roswell,” “Midnight Texas,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Sicario,” “Transcendence,” “We’re the Millers,” and many more! See the full list below.

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