Mr. Robot Hits Town


New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that USA Network’s television series “Mr. Robot” produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Anonymous Content, will partially shoot in Albuquerque at the end of August through the beginning of September.Continue reading

Television Series “The Brave” Filming Down Our Way


New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the television series “The Brave,” produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios will begin principal photography at the end of this month through the beginning of December.

Production will take place in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. “It’s great to see the return of one of our best ‘customers’ in Universal Television with the new series ‘The Brave’,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

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Location Location Location

Some news and activity in the film production scene in New Mexico in the last few days. A current production, “Highway”, is being filmed partly in Moriarty, which makes perfect sense, since there is a highway in Moriarty. But, the NM Film Office also proudly announced that something called “Arizona” has just finished being filmed not just in New Mexico, but even in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Film buffs might recall that one of the big all-time hit movies, the 1955 Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” was shot in Nogales, Arizona. This was described as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the U.S. National Film Registry. So if Nogales is more like Oklahoma than Oklahoma is, no doubt Rio Rancho is more like Arizona than Arizona is, which says a lot about Arizona.

Here are some details about the two productions, as provided by the New Mexico Film Office:

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“Radical Southwest: A Film Series” Easy Riders, Courthouse Raids, Civil Rights Heroes, the Summer of Love and Much More


In celebration of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum from May 14, 2017 to February 11, 2018, the CCA Cinematheque presents an eight-month film series, exploring elements including the Summer of Love, Chicano resistance and avant-garde Southwest storytelling experiments.

Highlights include the only New Mexico screening of Long Strange Trip, a new Grateful Dead film; a presentation exploring the 50th anniversary of La Alanazia’s raid at the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse; restored classic and a rare New Mexico appearance of the legendary photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon. Support for the film series is provided by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

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Big Film Production Heading Our Way


Courtesy image from production Facebook page.


Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana Pueblos and the Jemez Mountains will be the sites of a new production, “Will Garner”, produced by Mona Vista Productions. Other sites will include  Albuquerque, Belen and Gallup. Principal photography will begin soon and continue through to the end of the month.

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Reduce Time and Cost Incentives Offered by IAIA




IAIA announced today that it will begin a Financial Incentive Program for incoming Freshmen for the Fall 2017 semester that will reward students for attaining their Bachelor’s Degree in four years (eight semesters) or less.  Students who accomplish this will be rebated tuition for their Senior year, earning a 25% savings on their tuition. (Because IAIA includes books in tuition costs, the books required for their senior year classes will also be free if they meet the criteria of the program.) To qualify, full-time, degree-seeking Freshmen students will need to take a minimum of 15 college credit hours each semester, meet the program requirements, and remain in good academic and disciplinary standing–along with signing an agreement for admission into the program.

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New Film Production Starting Up This Month


The television pilot “Scalped” produced by Horizon Scripted Television, Inc., will begin principal photography for the month of April in Santa Fe, Pojoaque and Laguna Pueblo. “This is a particularly unique project dealing with modern day challenges and issues of cultural identity in Native American communities.

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Film Production Big Boom In New Mexico



On top of other recently announced feature  films and TV shows being shot in the state, the last week has brought notice of much more activity in the film production business in New Mexico. The latest to arrive on the scene is the new season of Longmire, produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix. It will begin principal photography at the end of March thru mid-June in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Valles Caldera, Pecos, Glorieta and other locations in northern New Mexico.

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Three New Film Productions Gearing Up in Town


After a long lull (I keep an eye on the new Mexico Film Office press releases, and there have been no announcements since November), suddenly there is a spurt of film activity in the state. Anyone looking for work on a film production, connected enterprises or just interested in local filming activities may now wipe their brow and breathe a sigh of relief.

Here are descriptions of the three new productions to appear down our way. To make further and deeper contact with the Film Office, visit their site at

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