Film, TV & Commercial Production in Texas
Film & Television Production
Texas has a long history of film and television production and continues to maintain its reputation as a premier destination for all types of projects. With more than 250 production companies based in Texas, we have a top-tier, hard-working community of crew and resources that attracts domestic and international media production.
Recent feature film productions include Alita: Battle Angel, A Ghost Story, Everybody Wants Some!!, Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-winning Boyhood, Transformers: Age of Extinction, True Grit and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.
In addition to film and television projects, commercial production thrives in Texas. Texas is home to commercial production companies and advertising agencies creating award-winning campaigns.
Recent commercial productions include spots for Coca-Cola Company, USAA, Bank of America, Lincoln Motor Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hasbro, AT&T, Verizon Communications and Kellogg’s.
Why Texas for Film, Television & Commercial Production
- Financial Incentives The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program offers production incentives for qualifying feature film, television and commercial projects. Filmmakers are also eligible to receive sales tax exemptions on many of the goods and services used during production. Hotel stays of more than 30 consecutive days may be exempt from a portion of the occupancy tax as well. Please visit the Production Incentives Overview page for more detailed information.
- Qualified Crew With a long history of production activity and several major-city production hubs, Texas has experienced and qualified crew bases throughout the state. Visit the Production Directory for a list of available crew.
- Great Locations With more than 268,000 square miles, the perfect location for your project is in Texas. From beaches along the Gulf of Mexico to the desert and mountains in west Texas and pine forests of the east, Texas has a variety of terrain. Contact our in-house production consultants for assistance finding your production destination.
- Support Services Texas is your filmmaking one-stop-shop. From prop rentals to housing, Texas has the infrastructure and vendors to accommodate productions of every size. Our Production Directory has information on vendors and production support companies available in Texas.
- Climate With mild winters, long stretches of clear skies and warm temperatures during the summer, our weather is another great reason to come to Texas. Rainy seasons in the spring and early fall are brief and usually have minimal impact on production schedules.
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