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San Juan County may be home to new film studio

Meg Hilling
January 08, 2019 05:30 PM

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. – The wide open spaces of San Juan County may soon be home to a fully functioning film studio.

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The idea, proposed by San Juan County Commission Chairman Jack Fortner, is being presented to the state legislature in an effort to generate funding for the studio. According to Fortner, the studio would likely bring an economic boost to the region.

"We think it'll fit right into the existing industry, it'll grow up here, it'll produce a lot of jobs," Fortner said.

Fortner said the county would need about a million dollars in funding from the legislature.

This push in the four corners comes as Albuquerque welcomes a Netflix production hub into the city.

"There has been a lot of interest in movies up here and we've heard repeatedly that if there was film studio up here, we would have even more demand for movies being shot up here along with our unique landscape," Fortner said.

According to the county, projects such as Natural born killers, Transformers, Aurora's Law and Animal Planet have already been shot in the area. There is no word yet on where the studio would be located, but county officials said anywhere in the county is a possibility.

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