Taking a Look at New Mexico's Film Subsidies!
Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing appeared on "In Focus" on Friday night to discuss New Mexico's film subsidies. Mr. Walpole unfortunately got away with a fib at the very end of the interview. We do indeed know exactly how much other tax incentives are...read more
The state of New Mexico and southern New Mexico in particular, face a great opportunity. One of America's great railroads, Union Pacific, is hoping to build a $400 million railroad hub in Santa Teresa. While there would be a few, relatively minor, tax incentives given...read more
The film debate last night (the 11th) was a huge success and unfortunately many who showed up could not get into it. The good news is that full footage of the debate is now available online. Thanks to Kevin McDonald and the folks at KNME Channel 5 for the video!...read more
This evening, at 4pm, the Rio Grande Foundation is co-hosting a debate on the film industry’s subsidies with the newly-formed New Mexico Motion Picture Association. While the debate will involve four legislators, I felt that it was important for us to put out our own...read more
The Rio Grande Foundation is co-sponsoring a free legislative debate over the film subsidies currently offered by the state. The debate is Tuesday and more information can be found here. Please let us know you’re coming by reserving a seat at...read more
Over the past year, several studies have been produced on New Mexico’s heavily-subsidized film industry. Taken together, these studies show that New Mexico’s film industry is an economic loser for taxpayers. The first report was produced at the behest of the...read more
I, for one, like having movies made in New Mexico. It is nice to go out to the theater and see familiar places, such as in the recent film "In the Valley of Elah," much of which was filmed in and around Albuquerque. I'm not alone in taking pride in New Mexico's now...read more