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New Leader at the Film Commission
Entertainment attorney becomes temp boss
"...Big change over at the Texas Film Commission: The governor's office has appointed a member of..."

Dec. 18, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival: Filmmakers of the World, Unite!
Why film commissions are really your friend
"...What's the difference between a director and filmmaker? A filmmaker carries their own equipment...."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Director for Austin Film
Brian Gannon will replace Gary Bond at the Austin Film Commission
"...There's been a major casting change at the Austin Film Commission. After 30 years, Gary Bond has stepped..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fitzmaurice Quits Texas Film Commission
UPDATE: TXMPA president praises exiting TFC executive director
"...Texas Motion Picture Alliance holds its annual meeting in Austin tomorrow, but we can already guess what one topic..."

July 6, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
"...The biggest challenge facing first time and independent filmmakers is often finance, and that’s just one barrier to..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
"...Like institutions across the country, the Austin Music Commission grappled with how to address systemic racism..."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Film Festival Screenings
"...Film passes are $41 and good for all festival films...."

Oct. 13, 2000 Screens Feature

Brian Gannon Kickstarts the Austin Film and TV Scene While It's Down
"...Would there be an Austin film and TV industry right now if it weren't..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival: 'Houston We Have a Problem'
To find out what happened to U.S. energy dominance, Houston We Have a Problem goes to the source.
"...If the film boasts a high concentration of oil company executives and..."

Oct. 25, 2009 Screens Post by Cindy Widner

The Future May Finally Be Brightening for Texas Film Incentives
The sequel to film rebates?
" to Hollyweird, the state's economic support for the film, TV, commercial, and gaming industries has seen its financing..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

20 Years of Austin Studios
More than just soundstages: Looking back on the unique success of Austin Studios
"...It's a memorable moment in film history: Sandra Bullock strutting on high heels out of..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Numbers Don't Lie, Film Rebates Work
Which films and TV shows quit Austin over lack of rebates?
"...With the Legislature's budget arguments almost done, the film, TV, and video-game industries nervously await the fate of..."

May 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Taxing Times for Film and Music
Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin
"...First the Legislature cut support for film and music. Now City Council may do the same,..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Considers Film Incentives
Localized subsidies proposed to fight off in-state competition
"...Texas has economic incentives to encourage film, TV and video game projects to move to the..."

April 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Council Weighs Film Incentives Deal
City looks to keep film and digital production inside city limits
"...With multiple sound stages, globally recognized local filmmakers like Richard Link­lat­er and Robert Rodriguez, and a large..."

April 25, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fear the Walking Dead Production Quits Austin for Georgia
AMC show relocates amid fear about Texas incentives
"...Bleak news for the Texas film and TV community: Zombie smash hit Fear the Walking..."

Nov. 11, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How to Get an Education in Film
Austin Film Society Projections
"...granted -- like movies and their perpetual motion. But filmmaking has existed as a business, a science, an art,..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Screens Feature

New Head at Austin Studios as the Facility Enters a New Era
Martin Jones leads the Austin Film Society-run facility into the next decade
"...If you make films in Austin, and you don't know Martin Jones, don't..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Makes Moviemaker's List of Best Places for Filmmakers
But where in the rankings did it land?
"...Ask anyone in the film industry, and they'll tell you that Austin is a..."

Jan. 26, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Makes the MovieMaker Magazine List of Best Cities for Filmmakers
Even in the pandemic, the city stays a home for filmmakers
"...Well, MovieMaker Magazine just confirmed what everyone knows already: Austin is one of the best places in America to..."

Jan. 25, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5
Local DIY videos mingle with the big leagues, Austin Music Commission forecasts 2020, and Federico Pacheco leads KOOP into its next quarter-century
"...decade ago, Anthony Erickson and Jeremy Roye launched the Austin Music Video Festival as a multi-day gathering to highlight..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Primer on the Texas Guidelines for Film Production in a Pandemic
The ABCs of lockdown filmmaking
"...Austin Film Commission: The commission is connecting producers with industry..."

July 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Studio Brings the Technology Behind The Mandalorian to Austin
Co-Production House brings science to the set
"...Kirchhoff was in the same situation as every other filmmaker, struggling to put some work together in the middle..."

March 5, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Breaking Ground: What Three New Studios Mean for the Texas Film Industry
Three new studios in the Austin area could mean space for the film industry to expand
"...The Mandalorian or any of a host of other films and TV shows shot on a Volume stage. Ranks..."

March 17, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Film, TV, and Gaming Industries Call on Legislators to Keep Texas Stories in Texas
Industries look for a massive bump in the state's production rebate program
"...Image Industry Incen­t­ive Program, the state's initiative to attract film, TV, and game production, has been a political kickball..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News: Good News for Texas’ Film and Game Incentives
"...Industry Incentive Program, better (if incorrectly) known as the film incentives. The program – which actually covers TV, film,..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News
Emmys, gen:LOCK cast, plus a good omen for film incentives
"...Emmys for Austin: Huge congratulations to two sets of Austin documentary filmmakers,..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

How The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Helped Shape Austin Filmmaking
The saw remains the same for Mike Blizzard
"...It's been said that there would be no Austin filmmaking scene without The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Industry Advocates Women in Animation Open Austin Chapter
Rooster Teeth, Powerhouse pledge to support women's careers
"...In the current coronavirus lockdown, pretty much all film and TV production has come to a grinding halt...."

April 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Film Incentives to Pay Off
Film Commission director Bob Hudgins talks about proposed reforms to the incentive program
"...Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, scored a big victory last session by finally getting..."

Feb. 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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