New Mexico Crew Programs
The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) provides training and resources for New Mexico residents pursuing careers in the film and television industry. If you are new to the industry, please review our frequently asked questions.
Through the Economic Development Department Job Training Incentives Program (JTIP) for film and multimedia, the NMFO supports economic development in New Mexico by providing training opportunities to New Mexico below-the-line crew.
Film Crew Advancement Program (FCAP):
Implemented in 2004, this on-the-job training program focuses on NM residents working in primarily technical industry positions. This program serves as an incentive for participating companies to provide more job opportunities to New Mexicans. The program provides a 50% reimbursement of the qualifies participants' wages to the participating companies for up to 1040 hours physically worked by the crew member. Companies are approved by the Chair of the JTIP Board.
Since fiscal year 2004, 195 companies have participated in FCAP with 2,103 New Mexico participants. (Updated 1/2016)
***PLEASE NOTE FCAP FUNDS may not be AVAILABLE FOR THE REMAINDER OF FY17. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
FCAP program guidelines and forms: click here.
Pre-Employment Training Program (PETP) Crew Workshops and Lectures Training:
Implemented in 2006, the intention of PETP is to provide reimbursement funds to qualified contractors who facilitate short-terms intensive workshops or lectures relating to below-the-line film and television craft departments. Contractors are approved by the Chair of the JTIP Board.
Since fiscal year 2006, 64 interactive workshops and lectures have taken place with over 1440 New Mexico participants. (Updated 1/2014)
For PETP program guidelines and forms: click here.