Albuquerque Studios

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Netflix Studios - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Netflix Studios - Albuquerque, a movie studio located at 5650 University Boulevard SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Former namesAlbuquerque Studios
Alternative namesABQ Studios
General information
TypeFilm and Television Studios
AddressMesa del Sol, Albuquerque, New Mexico
CountryUnited States of America
Coordinates34°59′12″N 106°36′31″W / 34.98667°N 106.60861°W / 34.98667; -106.60861

Netflix Studios - Albuquerque, New Mexico is a film studio located in the Mesa del Sol development of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The premises include eight sound stages, production offices, and a backlot.[1]

Originally known as ABQ Studios[1], the facility served as headquarters for the Breaking Bad television show crew, as well as for a number of Hollywood films. The coordinates at which Breaking Bad character Walter White buries his money in the season 5 episode "Buried"—34°59′12″N 106°36′31″W / 34.98667°N 106.60861°W / 34.98667; -106.60861—actually points to Albuquerque Studios.[2]

In October 2018, it was announced that Netflix was in negotiations to buy the studio and make it the primary production facility for Netflix Originals.[1] The company acquired the facility with a $30 million capital investment, and received an additional $14.5 million in funding through the city of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico.[3] The studio, originally built in 2007 with a budget of around $91 million, was renamed following the acquisition.[4]

In November 2020, Netflix announced that the facility will be expanded by 300 acres (120 ha) with $1 billion dollars committed towards spending for production.[5] Construction for the expansion commenced in May 2022 and is expected to be completed by 2024.[6]

Notable productions at the studios have included:

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  1. ^ a b c Chmielewski, Dawn C. (2018-10-08). "Netflix To Open Albuquerque Production Hub In Snub To L.A." Deadline. Retrieved 2024-06-20.
  2. ^ Gomez, Adrian. "'Breaking Bad' coordinates lead to... , Albuquerque Journal (August 21, 2013).
  3. ^ "Netflix buying Albuquerque Studios » Albuquerque Journal". 2021-04-15. Archived from the original on 2021-04-15. Retrieved 2024-06-20.
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Netflix Is Paying Less Than $30 Million for Albuquerque Studios, Which Cost $91 Million to Build," Variety (OCTOBER 16, 2018).
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (November 23, 2020). "Netflix Commits $1 Billion More New Mexico Production Funding As ABQ Studios Expands; 'Stranger Things' Joins List Of Albuquerque-Set Shows". Deadline. Archived from the original on September 3, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Gomez, Adrian (May 25, 2022). "Netflix forging ahead with expansion in NM". Albuquerque Journal. Archived from the original on September 3, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (March 9, 2020). "'Stranger Things' Will Shoot In New Mexico For Season 4; Netflix Touts Growing Production Hub – Hot Spots: New Mexico". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 9, 2020.

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