It seems every day I get a new story from a city examining their chances at being the next movie capital of the United States. There’s a competition brewing to lure Hollywood to their backyard, keeping close tabs on who’s filming where and why. Time and again New Mexico is a focus as either a keen competitor or the flat out nabber of state to state film bids.
It’s no secret that I credit the Commerce Secretary of Hearts for all our success in nabbs. Despite what some may mangle with their own special math. NM’s gotta get on board in learning and supporting what’s at stake here and lay our claim to it – the rest of the country is paying attention. Close contenders include Louisiana and Michigan.
Lesson Learned – Hello, Reality calling. Action, please pick-up.
UPDATE: The results of a new, extensive report of the ROI on NM Film Incentives – BizJournals.com
And they just keep pouring in: Variety reports 1/16/09 2:52 p.m. MT