Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Workshop In Galveston
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today invited communities in the Coastal Bend region, Houston, East Texas, and beyond to participate in a Film Friendly Texas Workshop on Tuesday, March 3, in Galveston. The workshop, hosted by the Texas Film Commission, is open to community representatives interested in learning about the Texas film production industry and about how to become Film Friendly Texas certified to attract new local jobs and investments.
“In promoting the Lone Star State as a premier moving image production destination, the Texas Film Commission has attracted $1.5 billion in local spending,” said Governor Abbott. “Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, certified communities are readied to help match local businesses with production-related needs, stimulating the local economy by creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents, as well as creating on-site spending at local small businesses.”
The target audience for this workshop is community representatives who will serve as the community’s point-of-contact for facilitating film requests. Most communities choose a member of their city or county government, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, or Economic Development Corporation.
The Film Friendly Texas Workshop in Galveston is being held in partnership with the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Galveston Theater & Arts Partnership, and the Houston Film Commission.
Film Friendly Texas Workshop
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Scottish Rite Cathedral Galveston
2128 Church Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Registration is limited to 40 attendees. Information about a group room block and discounted room rate will be shared with all workshop attendees upon registration.