Netflix to Buy ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, Bring $1 Billion in Production

Netflix is in final negotiations to purchase Albuquerque, New Mexico-based studio, ABQ Studios, located in the city’s Mesa Del Sol community.

Upon the deal’s completion, the company plans to bring $1 billion dollars in production to New Mexico over the next 10 years and create up to 1,000 production jobs a year. This is Netflix’s first purchase of a production studio complex.

Netflix will produce film and television series in the new facility and at locations around the state, including irreverent apocalypse dramedy “Daybreak,” supernatural drama “Chambers” and epic, suspenseful drama “Messiah.” “Chambers” and “Messiah” are currently being produced in the Albuquerque area; both productions have provided jobs for over 700 New Mexican crew members. Previous Netflix productions in New Mexico include the “Godless,” “The Ridiculous Six” and “Longmire.”

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The studio complex has also been used for films including “The Avengers,” “Logan,” “The Long Rangers” and “Sicaro.”

On the TV side, AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Preacher” have used the complex, as well as NBC’s “Midnight, Texas,” and Epix’s “Get Shorty.”

“Netflix is at the cutting edge of the film and television industry and it’s an honor to welcome them to New Mexico,” said Gov. Susana Martinez. “After years of hard work to cut taxes and make New Mexico business-friendly, we’re seeing incredible results. Now, New Mexico is leading the nation in economic growth and lowering unemployment and we’ve brought the world’s leading internet entertainment service, Netflix, to our state.”

The effort to bring Netflix to Albuquerque will be made possible through the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funding. The State of New Mexico will provide up to $10 million in LEDA funding and the City of Albuquerque will commit up to $4.5 million in local LEDA funding to the project.

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Netflix is in final negotiations to purchase Albuquerque, New Mexico-based studio, ABQ Studios, located in the city’s Mesa Del Sol community.

Upon the deal’s completion, the company plans to bring $1 billion dollars in production to New Mexico over the next 10 years and create up to 1,000 production jobs a year. This is Netflix’s first purchase of a production studio complex.

Netflix will produce film and television series in the new facility and at locations around the state, including irreverent apocalypse dramedy “Daybreak,” supernatural drama “Chambers” and epic, suspenseful drama “Messiah.” “Chambers” and “Messiah” are currently being produced in the Albuquerque area; both productions have provided jobs for over 700 New Mexican crew members. Previous Netflix productions in New Mexico include the “Godless,” “The Ridiculous Six” and “Longmire.”

The studio complex has also been used for films including “The Avengers,” “Logan,” “The Long Rangers” and “Sicaro.”

On the TV side, AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Preacher” have used the complex, as well as NBC’s “Midnight, Texas,” and Epix’s “Get Shorty.”

“Netflix is at the cutting edge of the film and television industry and it’s an honor to welcome them to New Mexico,” said Gov. Susana Martinez. “After years of hard work to cut taxes and make New Mexico business-friendly, we’re seeing incredible results. Now, New Mexico is leading the nation in economic growth and lowering unemployment and we’ve brought the world’s leading internet entertainment service, Netflix, to our state.”

The effort to bring Netflix to Albuquerque will be made possible through the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funding. The State of New Mexico will provide up to $10 million in LEDA funding and the City of Albuquerque will commit up to $4.5 million in local LEDA funding to the project.

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New Mexico Ex-IATSE Official Accused of Sexual Harassment Still Casts Long Shadow

In recent months, the #MeToo movement has derailed the careers of big-name stars and studio execs right and left, but the impact isn’t limited to the rich and famous. One such case is affecting those in the below-the-line film and TV production communi…

In recent months, the #MeToo movement has derailed the careers of big-name stars and studio execs right and left, but the impact isn’t limited to the rich and famous. One such case is affecting those in the below-the-line film and TV production community in New Mexico. Jon Hendry, a longtime fixture of New Mexico’s film […]

‘Charmed,’ ‘All American’: Watch Trailers for The CW’s New Fall Shows (Video)

Your first glimpse at The CW’s “Charmed” reboot is here, along with a trailer for football drama “All American,” which were released at the network’s 2018 upfronts presentation in New York on Thursday.

In addition to five new series orders, The CW renewed 12 of its series, including “Riverdale,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” and “Jane the Virgin.” “Life Sentence” and “Valor” were canceled last week, both after one season.

Check out the full schedule — including the added Sunday night — over here, and watch the trailers below.

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“Charmed”
After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

The three sisters will be played by Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

The series (a reboot of the show of the same name which ran on The WB/The CW from 1998-2006) is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

 

“All American”
When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair is writer and executive producer, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Rob Hardy directed the pilot and will also executive produce. Robbie Rogers is a producer and Dane Morck will act as a consultant. The series is backed by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

And here are the descriptions for the other new series:

“Legacies”
Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The series comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

“In the Dark”
A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

It is written and executive produced by Corinne Kingsbury, along with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, Emily Fox (Red Hour Films). Michael Showalter directed the pilot and will also executive produce. The series hails from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. TV in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

The cast includes Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn and Michael Trevino.

Carina Adly MacKenzie is writer and executive producer, along with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown. Julie Plec directed the pilot and is an executive producer. The series is based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz and hails fromWarner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

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Your first glimpse at The CW’s “Charmed” reboot is here, along with a trailer for football drama “All American,” which were released at the network’s 2018 upfronts presentation in New York on Thursday.

In addition to five new series orders, The CW renewed 12 of its series, including “Riverdale,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” and “Jane the Virgin.” “Life Sentence” and “Valor” were canceled last week, both after one season.

Check out the full schedule — including the added Sunday night — over here, and watch the trailers below.

“Charmed”
After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

The three sisters will be played by Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.

The series (a reboot of the show of the same name which ran on The WB/The CW from 1998-2006) is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

 

“All American”
When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair is writer and executive producer, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Rob Hardy directed the pilot and will also executive produce. Robbie Rogers is a producer and Dane Morck will act as a consultant. The series is backed by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

And here are the descriptions for the other new series:

“Legacies”
Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The series comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

“In the Dark”
A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

It is written and executive produced by Corinne Kingsbury, along with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, Emily Fox (Red Hour Films). Michael Showalter directed the pilot and will also executive produce. The series hails from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. TV in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”
After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

The cast includes Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn and Michael Trevino.

Carina Adly MacKenzie is writer and executive producer, along with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown. Julie Plec directed the pilot and is an executive producer. The series is based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz and hails fromWarner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

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The CW has given series orders to five dramas for the 2018-19 season, including reboots of “Charmed” and “Roswell, New Mexico.” Also earning pickups are “In the Dark,” “All American,” and “Legacies….

The CW has given series orders to five dramas for the 2018-19 season, including reboots of “Charmed” and “Roswell, New Mexico.” Also earning pickups are “In the Dark,” “All American,” and “Legacies.” CW’s new roster for the coming season is once again heavy on fantasy and supernatural themes. “All American” is a departure in telling […]

The CW Renews ‘iZombie,’ Orders ‘Charmed’ and ‘Roswell’ Reboots to Series

The CW has renewed “iZombie” for a fifth season and picked up five new series, the network said Friday.

Among them are the “Charmed” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot starring Jeanine Mason. “In the Dark,” “All American” and “Legacies” were also ordered to series.

The new take on “Charmed” comes from “Jane the Virgin” alum Jennie Snyder Urman and was originally developed last cycle and passed on by the network, is described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” and will center on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

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“Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the book series “Roswell High” by Melinda Metz, and is executive produced by “Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” EP Julie Plec, who scored another pickup in her vampire spinoff “Legacies.”

See the official descriptions below.

“iZombie”

Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

“Charmed”

After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches.  Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin write and executive produce with Jennie Urman, Ben Silverman, Carter Covington and director Brad Silberling. The project comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

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“In the Dark”

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, and Emily Fox of Red Hour Films. Michael Showalter will also executive produce and direct. The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, Lawrence Bender, KEvin Kelly Brown and director Julie Plec. The project is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz and comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

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“All American”

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair writes and executive produces with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and director Rob Hardy. Robbie Rogers produces, and Dane Morck serves as consultant. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

“Legacies”

Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

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The CW has renewed “iZombie” for a fifth season and picked up five new series, the network said Friday.

Among them are the “Charmed” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot starring Jeanine Mason. “In the Dark,” “All American” and “Legacies” were also ordered to series.

The new take on “Charmed” comes from “Jane the Virgin” alum Jennie Snyder Urman and was originally developed last cycle and passed on by the network, is described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” and will center on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

“Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the book series “Roswell High” by Melinda Metz, and is executive produced by “Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” EP Julie Plec, who scored another pickup in her vampire spinoff “Legacies.”

See the official descriptions below.

“iZombie”

Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

“Charmed”

After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches.  Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin write and executive produce with Jennie Urman, Ben Silverman, Carter Covington and director Brad Silberling. The project comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

“In the Dark”

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, and Emily Fox of Red Hour Films. Michael Showalter will also executive produce and direct. The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, Lawrence Bender, KEvin Kelly Brown and director Julie Plec. The project is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz and comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

“All American”

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair writes and executive produces with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and director Rob Hardy. Robbie Rogers produces, and Dane Morck serves as consultant. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

“Legacies”

Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

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Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Scandal

Facing almost certain firing, Jon Hendry, the longtime business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. His resignation came today at a raucous membership meeting, which had been called to consider his ouster. The local’s president, Doug Acton, will serve as acting business agent.
“Everyone is very happy,” said a member who attended the meeting. “Good things are going to happen now that he’s gone.”
Once one of the most…

Facing almost certain firing, Jon Hendry, the longtime business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. His resignation came today at a raucous membership meeting, which had been called to consider his ouster. The local’s president, Doug Acton, will serve as acting business agent. “Everyone is very happy,” said a member who attended the meeting. “Good things are going to happen now that he’s gone.” Once one of the most…

Conflict Of Interest Questions Have Long Swirled Around New Mexico IATSE Boss Jon Hendry

EXCLUSIVE: A near-fatal crash of a craft services truck in 2015 that left a woman with disabling and disfiguring injuries is reviving conflict of interest questions that have swirled for years about Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe. Hendry, who was ousted as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO earlier this week amid allegations of sexual harassment, could see his days as leader of Local 480 be numbered as well, as he was sid…

EXCLUSIVE: A near-fatal crash of a craft services truck in 2015 that left a woman with disabling and disfiguring injuries is reviving conflict of interest questions that have swirled for years about Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe. Hendry, who was ousted as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO earlier this week amid allegations of sexual harassment, could see his days as leader of Local 480 be numbered as well, as he was sid…

Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Sidelined Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, is no longer running the day-to-day operations of the union in the wake of sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him. The union will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday to decide whether or not Hendry should be removed from office.
“At this time, the staff, secretary-treasurer Frank Garcia, and I are handling the day-to-day business of the local, with frequent contact with, and advice and direction…

Jon Hendry, the embattled boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, is no longer running the day-to-day operations of the union in the wake of sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him. The union will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday to decide whether or not Hendry should be removed from office. "At this time, the staff, secretary-treasurer Frank Garcia, and I are handling the day-to-day business of the local, with frequent contact with, and advice and direction…

IATSE New Mexico Boss Jon Hendry Facing New Harassment Allegations As Second Woman Comes Forward

A second woman has come forward with allegations that Jon Hendry, the boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM, sexually harassed her. Hendry, who until recently was one of the most powerful labor leaders in the state, was ousted as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO on Monday after Christa Valdez, the local’s former outside public relations rep, sued him last week for sexual harassment.
Madeleine Lauve now has joined Valdez in her lawsuit. In an…

A second woman has come forward with allegations that Jon Hendry, the boss of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM, sexually harassed her. Hendry, who until recently was one of the most powerful labor leaders in the state, was ousted as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO on Monday after Christa Valdez, the local's former outside public relations rep, sued him last week for sexual harassment. Madeleine Lauve now has joined Valdez in her lawsuit. In an…

Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Ousted As President Of New Mexico AFL-CIO

Jon Hendry, the business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM who is facing sexual harassment allegations, has been removed as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.
“Jon Hendry is no longer in the position of NM State Fed President, and the AFL-CIO does not have jurisdiction over internal local union investigations,” AFL-CIO spokesperson Michelle Blau told Deadline in an email. “Hope that clarifies your request. I have passed your contact…

Jon Hendry, the business agent of IATSE Local 480 in Santa Fe, NM who is facing sexual harassment allegations, has been removed as president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. "Jon Hendry is no longer in the position of NM State Fed President, and the AFL-CIO does not have jurisdiction over internal local union investigations," AFL-CIO spokesperson Michelle Blau told Deadline in an email. "Hope that clarifies your request. I have passed your contact…

New Mexico Lures Hollywood With Western Landscapes, Production Infrastructure

New Mexico has long attracted film and TV production from Hollywood with its classic western landscapes, state-of-the-art soundstages in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, strong professional local crew base as well as a large population of resident actors who enjoy its mild climate and laid-back lifestyle. The state also offers filmmakers a comprehensive location database […]

New Mexico has long attracted film and TV production from Hollywood with its classic western landscapes, state-of-the-art soundstages in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, strong professional local crew base as well as a large population of resident actors who enjoy its mild climate and laid-back lifestyle. The state also offers filmmakers a comprehensive location database […]