Your Property In Films
The Texas Film Commission maintains a digital library of locations throughout Texas available for use in films, television shows, commercials, music videos and still photo shoots. We receive requests for all types of locations including mansions, gas stations, courthouses, dancehalls, farms, ranches and more. We welcome your submission for inclusion in to our library.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY
To add your property to our library, send a CD or flash drive with high resolution digital images (at least 4x6, 300 dpi or 1800x1200 pixels) that provides a tour of the location. We do not accept hard copy photographs or 35mm negatives. For an example of the types of photos to submit, read the tips below and view this sample gallery.
- Filmmakers like to see the ‘big picture,’ so think wide. Include exterior and interior images of all structures on the property.
- For exteriors, take multiple angles of the structures / buildings including views from the street, front, side and back.
- Include at least one shot of every room on the interior. It is helpful to stand in the corner of a room with the lens adjusted to the widest angle setting.
- Do not include close-up or detail shots of fixtures (door knobs, fans, etc.), it’s best to get a feel for what the room looks like as a whole.
- Include the property address and contact information (name, email address and phone number) for the owner and / or manager. For rural properties, please include basic directions such as ‘iron gate entrance 8 miles east of Loop 180.’
- Send the package to:
Texas Film Commission
Attn: Ali Stintzi
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
- For digital photo packages:
Send to ali.stintzi [at] gov.texas.gov
via a filesharing website.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR PROPERTY
We will add the photos to our library and contact you if more information is needed. We will show your photos (along with similar locations) to producers, but you will not be contacted unless the production wants to schedule a visit for a more detailed look at the property. Such a visit does not obligate either party, it’s simply to see if the location might work for the particular project. We cannot guarantee that your property will generate interest from filmmakers, but we will share the information when we receive a suitable request.
The Texas Film Commission works collaboratively with the website LocationsHub, a public-facing searchable online database, to showcase a wide range of statewide locations to productions interested in filming in Texas. LocationsHub allows the general public access to search and view a selected sampling of potential filming destinations.
If you would like to list your property in both our internal database and LocationsHub, please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate your privacy preferences. There is no fee to list in either of these location databases.
If you have any questions about LocationsHub, please feel free to contact us by phone at 512-463-9200 or email.
IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SELECTED FOR FILMING
We provide services to a wide range of projects—from student projects to studio features. There is no industry standard for location fees and every project has a different budget for locations. The production company will make an offer for compensation based on how long they need your property and how much they have allocated to spend. Items on a location agreement may be negotiable.
Many people are not familiar with on-location filming, so the Texas Film Commission staff is here to help with any questions you may have. Please contact our office by clicking here to send us an e-mail or call 512-463-9200 and ask to speak with someone in the production department.