In a coup for New Mexico's film and TV recruitment efforts, two new network television dramas are moving into the Albuquerque studio where the long-running TV series
ABQ Studios said an
The news is a further blow to Los Angeles, which has seen a sharp fall-off in new television dramas in recent years as producers take their business to other locations in order to capitalize on tax breaks and rebates.
"The Night Shift," produced by
The facility was previously home to the the six-year run of multiple Emmy Award-winning series "Breaking Bad," which was in residence since the studio first opened in 2007. Many of the stellar crew from the
"There are a lot of familiar faces on the lot today," says Wayne Rauschenberger, chief operating officer of ABQ Studios. "It's great to see the local crew moving from one show to the next. After working on 'Breaking Bad' for so long, they have honed their skills and are very much in demand whenever a new production comes to town."
New Mexico offers a 30% direct cash rebate to qualified television series under the so-called Breaking Bad Law enacted by the New Mexico legislature earlier this year and signed by Gov.