New Mexico unwavering on film incentives after set fatality
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators are expressing nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a public hearing in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production.
New Mexico offers a rebate of between 25% and 35% for in-state spending for video production that helps filmmakers large and small underwrite their work.
A gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the western movie “Rust” killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
The production registered to receive a state tax rebate but may never collect.
- New ‘Rust’ lawsuit says Baldwin had no reason to fire
- Attorneys for ‘Rust’ armorer claim sabotage is the reason behind fatal shooting
- Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint