Still think film-and-television production is “booming” in New Mexico?
Just one was produced in New Mexico. (Where the heck else should one shoot a Roswell reboot?)
Of the 73 pilots listed by EW, Errors of Enchantment could find production locations for 62. But wherever the 11 unknown pilots got shot, it’s safe to assume that the Land of Enchantment wasn’t home to a single one — the marketing-crazed New Mexico State Film Office would have issued a press release. So the state’s share of the 2018-19 pilot season for major broadcasters was a whopping 1.4 percent.
Unsurprisingly, California and New York dominated the productions, with 36 — representing a gargantuan share of 49.3 percent. Next up was Canada (Vancouver 8, Toronto 2), Illinois (4), and Louisiana (3). New Mexico’s single pilot tied the state with Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Oregon, Georgia, and Massachusetts.
The data continue to show that New Mexico is not much of a player in the film-and-television industry. The two “legacy” states remain as powerful as ever, and even states with “incentives” that are nowhere near as generous as New Mexico’s can compete for studios’ production dollars.