ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The film industry is driven mainly by two things -- money and location. Many states offer film incentives, but not all can accommodate big blockbuster movies. As a result, many states look to New Mexico as a model, since NM has one of the longest running and most effective programs in the country to date. NM has set the standard.
When Marvel Studios filmed 80% of The Avengers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they needed more than just an incentive; they needed the largest crew base in the U.S. between New York and California, and world-class infrastructure and suppliers built up over the course of years. No other industry spends money in so many sectors of the economy, and so quickly, as the film industry. To keep it all working smoothly, the production needed one other thing, New Mexico's secret weapon: Studio Concierge, http://www.abqstudios.com/concservices.aspx.
Studio Concierge is a production concierge. Located on the Albuquerque Studios lot, Joyce Smith and her staff service studio clients shooting on the lot or shooting on location throughout New Mexico. They help productions with everything from studio specific needs to traditional concierge services, including private housing/hotel arrangements and everything in between. And best of all, it's all done free for the productions.
As representatives for numerous productions and corporate entities, Studio Concierge is able to negotiate the best possible rates for their production clients. They receive referral fees from their vendors, allowing studios and their productions to enjoy their concierge services at no cost. "It saves the productions time, money and most of all the headache of trying to figure things out like catering, furniture and specific prop needs to personal services like a good babysitter, personal trainers, local travel and getaway trips, etc. Productions are able to get lower rates and book services 24/7," says Wayne Rauschenberger, COO of Albuquerque Studios.
There is no other service of its kind in the United States offered for free to productions and their employees as part of any film program. And, because they are an NM-based company, productions get to enjoy the 25% rebate on their services...
To read the full press release, please visit: http://ballantinespr.com/News/Pacifica_Ventures/PV_concierge.html.