The Texas Film Commission Celebrates 50 Years
Creating the Texas Film Commission
Now, Therefore, pursuant to my responsibilities as Governor, to better the social, economic and educational environment of the State of Texas, I hereby direct that there be established in the Governor's Office the Texas Film Commission...
- Governor Preston Smith
The Texas Film Commission was established on May 24, 1971 in recognition of the great potential of film for entertainment, informational and educational purposes. 50 years later, our office has evolved to encompass emerging industries with recognition of the limitless possibilities that our future holds in the Lone Star State. Join us throughout 2021 as we celebrate this milestone by looking back at our history - and how it informs our future.
Explore our history through a collection of self-guided tours highlighting Texas locations seen in our most iconic productions.
Look back at our film history through 1910 -- including WINGS, the first film to win an Academy Award® for Best Picture.
Texans have been producing successful and innovative games for the world market since the 1980's.