New Mexico has emerged as a center of film and digital media production. Direct spending from film production done in the state totaled more than $750 million over the past two years.
And that figure is sure to grow thanks to Netflix, which chose Albuquerque as the site of a new U.S. production hub. The streaming service and content producer acquired ABQ Studios, where it will produce film and television series as well as at locations around the state. Netflix plans to bring $1 billion in production to New Mexico over the next 10 years, creating up to 1,000 jobs.