Film Friendly Texas Workshops


Register for our June 28 workshop in Waco!

If you have questions about payment or online registration for the Film Friendly Workshop in Waco, please contact Celeste Cavazos with the Texas Rural Challenge at: (210) 458-2046 or celeste.cavazos[at]

If you have questions about the Film Friendly Texas program, please contact Kim LeBlanc, Production & Community Relations Specialist with the Texas Film Commission at: (512) 463-9200 or kim.leblanc[at]


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