Filming for TV Movie Underway in White Rock

COUNTY News:

Today through Monday, April 7, crews are filming a portion of a Lifetime network, made-for-television movie titled “Jubilee,” starring Tony Goldwyn (from the popular ABC series, Scandal), at a private residence at 155 S. Monte Rey Dr. in Pajarito Acres. 

A temporary wall has been constructed on the property near the road, which will be dismantled after filming is completed. Film trucks, trailers, cars and equipment will be staged on site at the residence, as well as on the vacant lot at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. 

Film activity will occur at both sites between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and midnight, including generators and safety lighting. At this time, only one lane closure is scheduled to occur on Monte Rey Drive during the afternoon/evening of Thursday, April 3. Intermittent traffic control, including a flagging operation, will be conducted to safely guide traffic through the area in between takes. Only short delays are anticipated.

The production staff are working with Los Alamos County to secure all the proper use permits and fees and the Los Alamos Police Department is aware of the project and will be monitoring the area and film operation as needed.

Film productions generate gross receipts tax and lodgers’ tax revenue for Los Alamos County. Approximately 100 people—including local Los Alamosans—are employed on this production. The film talent, staff and crew will spend money at County hotels, hardware stores and gas stations, as well as pay fees for water, power, waste collection and other services provided by the County.

This production also is being made in cooperation with the New Mexico Film Office and the State’s New Mexico Film Incentive designed bring film production back to the United States, to compete with Canada and Eastern Europe countries, which offer very generous incentives to American Film Companies. The New Mexico Film Industry creates income for New Mexico businesses and good paying jobs for New Mexico residents.

The location managers who brought this film to Los Alamos County have brought and managed feature films here in the past (Brothers, Let Me In and Haywire), and have demonstrated a commitment to preserving and protecting New Mexico film locations and maintaining a friendly working relationship with the community.

On behalf of the Los Alamos Film Office, the New Mexico Film Office and the production staff and crew, thank you for your cooperation and patience during filming to facilitate an efficient and effective shoot—and to strengthen Los Alamos County’s reputation as a film-friendly town that welcomes future business from the film industry.

Alert the County immediately with questions or concerns. Updates will continue to be posted on the home page of the County website. Direct questions to Kelly Stewart, Film Liaison, Los Alamos Film Office at kelly.stewart@lacnm.us or 505.412.3410.

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