NMEDD Press Releases

Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes was recently interviewed on the KUNM radio program Women’s Focus.

New Mexico Film Office Highlights Financial Assistance for Film Workers. Netflix pitches in $100 million for assistance.

March 24, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) is encouraging furloughed workers in the film and television industry to apply directly to non-profit relief funds for assistance, Film Office Director Amber Dodson said today.

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State agencies encouraging take-out, delivery options at restaurants

March 17, 2020

SANTA FE - During this difficult time for New Mexico restaurants and food establishments, the New Mexico Departments of Economic Development and Environment are encouraging New Mexicans to patronize local eateriesby utilizing home and curbside delivery and take-out options as much as possible to minimize contact with others.

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The New Mexico Film Office Updates on COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - The New Mexico State Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has announced support for workers who have lost their jobs, or suffered a reduction in salary, due to the COVID-19 virus. This support covers eligible entertainment industry workers in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Offers New Loan Program, Priority Assistance to Virus-Impacted Businesses

March 13, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The state of New Mexico is adjusting its business loan guarantee programs in order to make capital available to business owners whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces “The Cleaning Lady” Pilot to Film in New Mexico

March 10, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - The New Mexico State Film Office today announced that the television pilot “The Cleaning Lady,” produced by Warner Bros. Television/4423 Productions LLC for FOX, will film in Albuquerque and Algodones between mid March and early April 2020.

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Hot Spots Event Set to Shine Light on New Mexico Film Industry

March 06, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico is at the front and center of the film industry next week as Deadline Hollywood’s Hot Spots conference will be in Albuquerque for its firstever event that features prime filming locations outside Hollywood.

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Dates Announced for 1st Outdoor Recreation Incubator Programs. Free events planned throughout the state.

February 28, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), in partnership with Creative Startups and San Juan College Enterprise Center, recently announced the first events funded by the new outdoor recreation incubator grants.

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First Round of Science & Tech Start Up Grants Awarded to 5 Companies

February 28, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has awarded its first round of Business Start-Up Grants to five science and technology companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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New Mexico Film Office and NBCUniversal Partner on Directing Initiative. Program aims to grow state's film and TV workforce.

February 27, 2020

UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 15. SANTA FE, N.M. -The New Mexico Film Office and NBCUniversal have partnered to create the NBCUniversal New Mexico Directors’ Initiative, which provides shadowing opportunities for film and television directors on NBCUniversal productions in New Mexico and creates a pipeline of in-state talent for future productions. Applications opened today for the program’s inaugural class, who will start shadowing this spring in Albuquerque.

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Amber Dodson Named New Director of State Film Office

February 25, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Amber Dodson, the City of Albuquerque’s Film Liaison, has been named the new Director of the New Mexico Film Office, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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