TFC ON THE ROAD
SCOUTING IN KILLEEN
We recently went location scouting for a project in Film Friendly Certified Killeen. We thank the U.S. Army and their various Public Affairs officials from Fort Hood, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, CA for their hospitality and assistance on this project, as well as their service to our country.
REPRESENTING THE COMMISSION AT INDUSTRY EVENTS
In the midst of festival season, our entire team has taken part in
various panels and participation across all of our industry festivals and events. These
Austin Games Conference "State of Games in the State of Texas" Panel
- Visits to El Paso & San Antonio to meet with local leaders on strategies for building industry and workforce
- Austin Film Festival "Texas Independent Film Track" as Series Partner
- TXMPA Impact Awards in Fort Worth
Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Awards
- Lone Star Film Festival "The Future of Film in Texas" Panel
- SXSW 2017 Texas Game Development Meet Up
Click the link below to learn more about our involvement in each.
FILM FRIENDLY SPOTLIGHT
We’re proud to highlight the city of Pittsburg in this edition of our newsletter! From its charming, historic main street, to its surrounding landscapes, Pittsburg has so much to offer filmmakers with its locations and hospitality.
The Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation recently announced its new film incentive program. The PEDC makes available $20,000 each fiscal year in incentives for films, commercials and TV series.
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
THE GOVERNOR'S SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS
We know that moving image industries are served by a large
number of small businesses. As a part of the Office of the
Governor/Economic Development and Tourism division, we now offer services
targeted to help small businesses succeed.
The Governor’s Small Business Forums, sponsored by the Governor’s Office, Texas Workforce Commission, and local partners, are designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. A number of handbooks, directories, and reports are also available to the public. The final Forum of 2016 will take place on December 1.
INDUSTRY NEWS ROUND-UP