Training Overview

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.  

  • 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.   

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.  

  • Contractors interested in submitting a proposal for a PETP workshop/lecture CLICK HERE for guidelines.

For questions regarding the crew training programs contact: 

Rochelle Bussey, Sr. Manager of Operations and Workforce Development Programs 505-476-5604 rochelle@nmfilm.com Development Employment Funding for Film and Multimedia Production Companies: 5.5.51 NMAC or 5.5.52 NMAC

 If you are interested in volunteer or job listings visit the crew calls section of this website.