Statewide Film Liaison Network
Throughout the State, the New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) works with many individuals with local knowledge and relationships who assist with a variety of industry activities. These activities may include searching for local filming locations (scouting), relaying location information, submitting location photographs, collecting statistics, securing permits and facilitating production and community relations. This network of relationships is vital in maintaining a united front to attract productions to New Mexico and to disseminate industry news and resources.
Many communities have designated one of these individuals as their film liaison. Often this individual will have relationships with the local fire and police departments, the chamber of commerce and municipal airport as well as businesses and property owners. The liaison becomes an industry point person who represents their city, county, pueblo or tribe. In several communities, this is a person already employed by the city or tribe, often in the chamber, visitor’s bureau, economic development division or other government office. In a few instances, the local film liaison is a volunteer who may be a former employee of a local government entity. New Mexico also has a few communities that have created a local film office that specifically employs an individual solely with this job responsibility.
The NMFO does not determine who will be the film liaison for a community, county, pueblo or tribe.
The NMFO does not determine the role of that local liaison; however, the NMFO does encourage this person become sanctioned as a State Film Liaison.