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A fight over state incentives for the movie, TV and video game industries sparked plenty of drama at the Texas Capitol two years ago. Supporters hope there won’t be a sequel in 2019.

The taxpayer-funded effort to encourage film and video game productions in the state, c...

Texas' subsidies for producers of films, television shows and video games are again at risk of being eliminated.

Every two years when the Legislature meets, the incentives are put on the chopping block for lawmakers to scrutinize. At worst, no money is allocated to the...

December 29, 2018

AUSTIN (Nexstar) -- A Texas lawmaker wants to abolish the program that promotes film, television and video game productions in the state. At present, productions can receive a cash grant based on the percentage of the project’s investments in Texas.  

Rep. Matt Shaheen,...

Producers of the feature film "Galveston" needed a coastal town for the setting of their crime thriller, now in production and based on the recent novel of the same name. Galveston was available, but producers chose to shoot in Savannah, Ga.

The film titled "Galveston"...

There is some Texas-sized drama surrounding the future of the film industry in the Lone Star State. 

State lawmakers are considering dropping the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, which is “designed to build the economy through the moving image industry and...

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas film industry took the fight for funding to lawmakers today. More than $60 million was cut from the incentive program last session. They want that money back.

"We're not sending anything to Hollywood. Hollywood is bringing money to us," said...

AMC recently premiered 10 episodes of “The Son,” a series based on the celebrated novel spanning generations of Texans written by Austin novelist Philipp Meyer.

Reviews highlighted that it was filmed on location here in Texas, with the landscape giving the ser...

April 25, 2017

Texas Motion Pictures is a vital part of the economy of Texas. Through the inception of the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, we have brought in over $1.25B. It is imperative that Texas stay competitive with other states and countries in order to keep this...

April 17, 2017

If Texas guts the budget for its film incentives program, Dallas can probably say goodbye to the production, and to the X-Men.

The news that 20th Century Fox Television is shooting an X-Men-connected pilot in Dallas created plenty of excitement in these parts. Understan...

April 14, 2017

The film and TV industry in Texas, at least as we’ve come to know it, is reeling.

Last week, as the Texas Senate hosted Chuck Norris – whose legend seems to have only grown since shooting his TV show Walker Texas Ranger around the Dallas area – the Texas Legislature cut...

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