Film and Television Production is Back in New Mexico!

Oct 7, 2020

New Mexico has done an exemplary job of keeping the Coronavirus Pandemic under control and the end result is that this is a great and safe place to bring your project. Las Cruces, New Mexico has some particular advantages that will help you create your vision while keeping all of your cast and crew safe.

New Mexico Area and Population Density

Located in the deep south of the United States, New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the US by area. However, it is the sixth most sparsely populated territory in the country, indicating that total population isn’t that high. The vast area of New Mexico is filled with mountain ranges, deserts and huge forests. So it’s not surprising that, although the total surface area of NM is 121,589 square miles (315,194 square kilometers), there is an average of just 17 people who live in each square mile. Overall, New Mexico is only the 45th most densely populated state in the United States.

Low population density means plenty of space for social distancing! New Mexico can keep your cast and crew safe while you work.

We’re All in This Together

NM Safe Certified trains New Mexico businesses in COVID-Safe Practices to help ensure all of us — customers, employees, and families — remain safe as New Mexico reopens for business and recreation.

Las Cruces, New Mexico offers unique opportunities for film, television, commercial, photographic and media projects.

You probably already know New Mexico’s reputation as a film destination by now. Among the best in the nation tax incentives, a deep quality crew base, on the ground production resources, easy travel proximity to LA, incredible vistas and year round temperate weather… New Mexico has been a great choice for a long time now. Las Cruces, New Mexico is the state’s second largest city and offers all of those advantages plus a few more of which you may not be aware…

Film productions shooting in Las Cruces qualify for the base tax incentive of 25% on qualifying New Mexico spend PLUS an additional 5% of the Rural Film Tax Credit. Shoot in our Qualified Studio Facility and you qualify for an additional 5% – making Las Cruces one of the few places in the state where the full 35% Film Tax Credit is achievable.

  • New Mexico’s second largest city
  • Direct flights to Los Angeles (via El Paso TX – 40 minutes away)
  • Over 358 days of sunshine annually

Locally available COVID testing with rapid results turn around.

Las Cruces has local companies which can provide multiple forms of COVID testing and compliance consultation. Find them in our Industry Directory:

Sanitation services also available.

Film Las Cruces Studios

75,000 sq. ft Qualified Production Studio additional 5% incentive for Lease

Cinelease Grip & Lighting On-Site

Largest Cyclorama Wall in Southern New Mexico

Standing Sets: Private Jet, Lincoln Bedroom, Prison, Missile Silo, Oval Office, Southwest Style Bedroom, Hospital and more!

Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Desert, Forest, Agriculture, Scifi Looks, Urban, Southwestern AND Non-Southwestern Architecture.

We’re here to help!

Film Las Cruces is a full service, no charge Film Office for the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and Southern New Mexico. If you need local information, location packages, film permitting or anything production related, we’re here for you. Call us today 575-805-3456.