Film Friendly Texas Communities Recognized at Texas Capitol – TFC Newsletter, July 2018
IN THIS EDITION
- Submit Your Property for Films - NEW Application
- How To Be A Film Friendly Location
- Update Your Listing in the Texas Production Directory
- Celebrating Film Friendly Texas Communities at the Capitol
- Industry News Round-Up
Pat Kennedy, Cuero EDC Executive Director & Kim LeBlanc,
TFC Production & Community Relations Specialist
Celebrating Film Friendly Texas Communities at the Capitol
From June 23 to July 8, approximately 54,000 visitors walked through the doors of the Texas Capitol where our interactive Film Friendly Texas (FFTX) Exhibit was on display for visitors and Capitol staffers to enjoy. The display educated visitors about the program and how FFTX certified communities are invaluable assets in positioning Texas as a strong competitor within the moving image industry.
The display also highlighted examples of the economic benefits from productions in these communities from recent years, including AMC’s The Son visiting Gonzales last year, where local businesses were positively impacted by the experience. Economic impact data from productions in Killeen (Nat Geo’s The Long Road Home), Waco (HGTV’s Fixer Upper), Lockhart (HBO’s The Leftovers) and San Antonio (NBC’s American Ninja Warrior) were featured as well.
Also included was a gallery of FFTX certificate presentations to community leaders across the Lone Star State. A portion of the exhibit encouraged visitors to walk away with a fun fact about a certified community’s filmography or a noteworthy piece of Texas film tourism data.
Industry News Round-Up
- Texas is CNBC's Top State for Business in America this year
- Texas A&M game design program ranks high among public schools
- Trailer released for Robert Redford movie filmed in Central Texas
- Cuero – A Film Friendly Certified Community
- El Paso Showcased in Leon Bridges' Video for 'Beyond'
- Results From Triseum's Year-Long Game-Based Learning Validation Study Reveal Strong Student Engagement, Motivation and Knowledge Acquisition
- This week in 1980 the boot scootin' 'Urban Cowboy' premiered in Houston
- Developer, production studio seeking to expand film industry to city's Near Southside [through TFC’s Media Production Development Zone Program]
- Movie studio in Bastrop County to teach residents how to attract films
- Sundance Institute Announces 2018 Creative Distribution Fellowship Films [including Texas-made ‘Thunder Road’]
- Greenville tourism emphasis discussed [including its Film Friendly certified status]
- Archer City continues to draw interest of movie industry
- Film crew sets up shop in Seguin for Wayne/Ford flick