In fact, New Mexico has already seen a huge increase in the film industry as a whole—not just Netflix productions. “Netflix is honoring the contracts that were already in place with studios,” Keyes says, clarifying that Netflix would still be allowing third party studios to work in these facilties. Companies are looking to the state for the long haul and, with Netflix building this new home away from home, New Mexico is going to see a huge spike in production. Of course, with that comes an influx of jobs, and this is exciting news for moviemakers.
Thanks to the election of film-friendly Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico’s attractive incentive program will likely stay in place, and the caps will probably increase in 2019. A