Film Friendly Texas Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 

There are currently no scheduled workshops at this time. If you would like to be notified about the next workshop, please email Kim LeBlanc, Production & Community Relations Specialist at kim.leblanc[at]gov.texas.gov with your name and community.


WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Attendance of a Film Friendly Texas workshop by a community representative, who will then go on to serve as the community’s point-of-contact for film inquiries, is one of the three required steps for Film Friendly certification. Most communities will choose a member of their city or county government, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Corporation.

There is a $99 registration fee for the workshop and it is the only charge for participation in the Film Friendly Texas program. The one-day Film Friendly workshop will address topics including:

  • An overview of the Texas media production industries
  • Film as a means of Economic Development
  • How film locations are chosen
  • What to expect when working with different types of productions
  • Expediting film inquiries
  • Use of public property for filming locations
  • Location agreements, production insurance and neighbor notification documents
  • How to create effective filming guidelines for your community
  • Film Friendly Certified community case studies