Texas Production Industries
Film & Television Production
Texas has a long history of film and television production and continues to maintain its reputation as a premier destination to make all types of projects. With more than 210 production companies based in Texas, we have a top-tier, hard-working community that attracts U.S. and international filmmakers.
Recent feature film productions include the Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated film, BOYHOOD, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, HELLION, TRUE GRIT and SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.
In addition to film and television projects, commercial production continues to thrive in Texas. Texas is home to more than 50 advertising agencies, many of which are worldwide industry leaders in terms of clients, revenue and size. The most recognized brands in the world regularly film commercials in Texas.
Recent productions include spots for USAA, Bank of America, Lincoln Motor Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hasbro, AT&T, Verizon Communications, T.G.I. Friday’s, Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, and Kellogg’s.
Animation & Visual Effects Production
The Texas production industry has always been in-step with the latest technologies and techniques, and animation and visual effects are no exception. The Lone Star State is home to more than 90 animation, postproduction and visual effects companies in Texas that provide support and talent to the local and worldwide film, advertising, education, and video game industries.
Recent Texas-made animated productions include the Golden Globe nominated THE BOOK OF LIFE.
Computer & Video Game Production
Texas has played a major role in the computer and video game industry since the 1980s, and continues to remain a growing hub for production. Texas is one of the leading states in the nation for video game development, as measured by job numbers. Between 2009-2012, Texas saw an increase of almost 49% in direct industry employment. Today, Texas is home to over 180 publishing and development companies and has created nearly 5,500 jobs.
Recent video games completed in Texas include STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC - KNIGHTS OF THE ETERNAL THRONE (PC) by EA, JOB SIMULATOR (Xbox One, Oculus, Playstation VR) by Owlchemy Labs, RECORE (Xbox One, Windows) by Armature, DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE (Wii U) by Retro Studios, ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED (Windows, PlayStation 4) by Robot Entertainment, and THE BANNER SAGA (PC) by Stoic Studios.