About Film Friendly Texas
Established in 2007, the Film Friendly Texas program is a certification and marketing program administrated by the Texas Film Commission. Film Friendly Texas certified communities receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission regarding media industry standards, best practices and how to effectively accommodate media production in their communities. The Film Friendly Texas program serves as an invaluable resource that helps position Texas as a premier destination for media production.
Generating Potential Economic Impact & Job Creation for Texas Communities
Through the Film Friendly certification process, statewide communities are prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of accommodating media production and are readied to help match local businesses with production-related needs and services.
The media production industries of Texas stimulate local economies by creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents as well as spurring on-site spending at local small businesses. This type of economic development includes but is not limited to: lodging, catering, transportation, location fees, lumber, construction supplies, local hires and more.
A Vast Network of Statewide Certified Communities
The Film Friendly Texas program establishes an elevated platform for building relationships with community liaisons across the state who are eager to work with media industry professionals and can hit the ground running when contacted about filming in their area.
With one e-mail, the Texas Film Commission can distribute location requests and casting calls to its network of certified communities, providing a thorough level of customer service and trademark Texas hospitality to media industry professionals and community stakeholders alike.