NBCUniversal opens New Mexico Manufacturing Studio

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – NBCUniversal’s New Mexico Production Studio officially opened with a ribbon severing and press conference on Thursday. In a press release, the governor’s office reported that the New Mexico state’s Department of Economic Development has allocated $ 7.7 million through the Local Economic Development Act, while the city of Albuquerque has allocated an additional $ 3 million from its LEDA fund to the public – Provides private partnership.

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The governor’s office says NBCUniversal signed a 10-year lease for production space in Albuquerque with Garcia Realty and Development in June 2019. The deal resulted in the conversion of the empty warehouse in Martineztown into a television and film studio with two sound stages, offices and a mill.

In addition, the company has committed $ 500 million in direct manufacturing spend and 330 full-time positions over the next 10 years, for a total economic impact of $ 1.1 billion over 10 years. According to an economic analysis by the state, the total direct and indirect number of jobs is expected to exceed 800 annually.

The governor’s office reports that the peacock comedy series “MacGruber” starring Will Forte will be filmed at the facility through August 2021. The series will employ approximately 225 New Mexico crew members, 61 New Mexico actors and stunt players, and 850 New Mexico background actors.

The series will also utilize a variety of local goods and services including rental cars, hotels, trucks, travel, wood, paint, hydraulic manufacturing, cameras, handles, electrical equipment, and more. This is expected to add to direct spending of $ 24 million.

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