Crew Training 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 qualified 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.

  • FCAP applications must be submitted at least 30 days before principal photography begins.

  • Production companies interested in participating in FCAP CLICK HERE for program guidelines.

For questions regarding the crew training programs contact:

Rochelle Bussey, Sr. Manager of Operations and Workforce Development Programs 505-476-5600 Development Employment Funding for Film and Multimedia Production Companies: 5.5.51 NMAC or 5.5.52 NMAC

If you're interested in volunteer or job listings visit our crew calls page.