Film Otero - Otero County - One of New Mexico's Premier Filming Locations

K. Jan Wafful, Film Liaison
1301 N White Sands Blvd Alamogordo, NM 88310-6659
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Tax Incentives


Incentives and Resources

The Otero County Film Office, a division of the Otero County Economic Development Council, offers full service assistance with research, locations, and all around trouble shooting to make your experience in our state pleasant and cost effective.

For more information about New Mexico’s  tax incentives for film and media, visit the New Mexico State Film Office’s website at

25% to 30% Refundable Film Production Tax Credit

New Mexico offers a competitive film credit, awe-inspiring locations and professional crew will assist you in making a cost-effective, high-quality project. Per statute, if your audiovisual project is intended for commercial exploitation and exhibition, it is eligible to receive a refundable tax credit on direct and post-production expenditures rendered in-state and subject to state taxation. And, on April 15, 2013, legislation became effective that included an additional 5% credit, for a total of 30%,for either (1) direct production expenditures for qualifying television series; or (2) payments to resident crew (wages and fringes only) for services during production in New Mexico if a production utilizes a qualifying soundstage for a minimum of 10 or 15 days of principal photography. (Days required are determined by total NM budget.)

Visit the state film office for an overview.

Or go directly to what qualifies.

Contact the New Mexico State Film Office:

Joseph M. Montoya Building
1100 Saint Francis Drive
First Floor, Suite 1213
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

505-476-5600 in-state
800-545-9871 out-of-state
505-476-5601 Fax

Film Otero - Otero County - One of New Mexico's Premier Filming Locations