The Texas Film Commission Celebrates 50 Years
A message from Stephanie Whallon, TFC Director:
“It is with Giant excitement, clear eyes, and full hearts that the Texas Film Commission looks to A Perfect World where we are more fully equipped to support our media production industries than ever before. We are grateful for the tireless efforts expended over the past 50 years by all who have passed through our Office Space; they continue to hold special Places in the Heart.
“We look forward to increased production opportunities in towns and cities, like Paris, Texas and Dallas, and across the state. We will continue to create jobs for our Urban Cowboy(s), Lonesome Dove(s), Hellion(s), and all the media professionals in between who continue to demonstrate True Grit in the fearless telling of Texas stories.
“As the lines and Borderlands between film, television, animation, video games, XR, and more continue to converge, the Texas Film Commission will continue to grow and evolve to be the Best Little Resource for media production in Texas. For filmmakers, developers, actors, writers, coders, editors, testers, and all of our promising creatives, the future shall be big and bright in the Lone Star State. We are honored and humbled to have been granted 50 years to help cultivate, support, and share in your projects and Waking Life(s). Here’s to the next 50 and beyond.”
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From the Archives
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