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New Mexico

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City


N.M.S.A 7-2F-1

New Mexico State Film Office

Lisa Lucas, Senior Manager of Production

1100 S. St. Francis Drive, Suite 1213

Santa Fe, NM 87505



25-30% Refundable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

30% (TV); 25% (film)

30% (TV); 25% (film)

15% (limitations apply)




Qualified Spend

25% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor 
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Shipping (in-state only)
  • Hotel
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees
  • Working Meals
  • Food/Catering/Entertainment

Expenditures must be purchased through a New Mexico based company.

5% for

  • qualifying TV series OR  
  • qualifying resident crew labor expenses and fringe benefits during production in NM, excluding performing artist compensation, if shooting requirements in a qualified production facility in NM are met. 
Program Guidelines





Additional Considerations


Once fully financed, a production company should complete registration using online forms.

Submit applications at least two weeks before start of principal photography.

New Mexico does not require submission of a distribution plan or charge an application fee.

Production Resources
  • Studio
  • Post Facilities
  • VFX
  • Crew

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