March 29th, 2023 – Film roots are being placed in Downtown Albuquerque at the Rail Yards.
On Wednesday, the state announced the headquarters for the New Mexico Media Academy, which will be a collaborative workforce development initiation that will give New Mexicans the skills needed to work in the film and TV industry and launch them into a paying job.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham proposed the idea for the media academy in early 2022 and was able to secure $40 million in funding for the program during last year’s legislative session.
The one-time appropriation includes $20 million in capital outlay funding and $20 million in general funding to establish and
operate the academy.
Alicia J. Keyes, secretary for New Mexico Economic Development Department, said it’s been a five-year journey to get off the ground.