NEW MEXICO – Spending on film, television and digital media production in New Mexico topped $2.2 billion in the past three fiscal years, while industry wages are now at a record high, the state authority reported.
The New Mexico Film Office shows that the industry spent more than $794m in New Mexico from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
“Investments in New Mexico by the film and media industry are delivering higher wages and creating positive cascading economic impacts in communities large and small throughout the state,” said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The most recent data shows that the median hourly wage for industry workers jumped to $35.51 in the last 12 months, up 21%. In addition, the state’s communities outside the Albuquerque/Santa Fe Corridor saw a 150% increase in direct spending from $6.5 million in FY21 to $16.5 million in FY23 as a result of the governor’s push to increase opportunities for rural communities. New Mexico-based productions include the Nickelodeon franchise “The Loud House,” Walt Disney Pictures’ untitled re-adaptation of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” the upcoming Netflix series “American Primeval” and the feature film “Rez Ball.” The second season of Amazon Studio’s “Outer Range” and the second season of AMC’s “Dark Winds” will premiere on 30 July.