Administration to offer 5-year film plan

Created: 07/09/2014 7:59 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The Martinez administration is expected to detail plans for helping the film industry thrive in New Mexico.

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis are scheduled to appear before the legislature's Economic and Rural Development Committee in Albuquerque Wednesday morning to present a five-year plan for the industry.

The state's film industry slumped after Gov. Susana Martinez took office in 2011 and tried to cut an incentive program that helped lure major productions here to film. Lawmakers reached a compromise that kept the program but capped the state's annual payouts, and the state has been seeing a steady uptick in projects over the past two years.

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