Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For Celina

November 14, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Celina, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Film Commission.

“Congratulations to the City of Celina on earning the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining more than 175 other Texas communities that have received this recognition,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is brimming with promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools needed to succeed. Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are prepared to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents, as well as spurring on-site spending at local businesses. I thank the Texas Film Commission for helping communities like Celina market their unique appeal and support local job creation through media production.”

“I am grateful the Texas Film Commission selected Celina as a Film Friendly Texas Certified Community,” said Mayor Ryan Tubbs. “This adds great value to multimedia projects and professionals in and around our city. This also ranks us in a unique group of cities from which we can draw experience and expertise while offering some of the most talented people and resources in the industry who live in our community. This distinction further allows Celina to market our unique hometown resources directly to media industry professionals working in Texas.”

The City of Celina joins more than 175 Film Friendly Texas Communities from across the state that receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission on media industry standards, best practices, and how to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity in their community.

For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting Texas as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality production. The Texas Film Commission in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism has attracted more than $2 billion in local spending and created more than 183,000 production jobs across the state from 2007 to 2023.


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