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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..."

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

Film Incentives Pass House
Lawmakers unanimously approve Travis Co. bill: Author Dukes expects quick passage
"...state bill, and it is House Bill 873, the film incentives," she said...."

March 25, 2009 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Future May Finally Be Brightening for Texas Film Incentives
The sequel to film rebates?
"...it 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

Getting Film Incentives to Pay Off
Film Commission director Bob Hudgins talks about proposed reforms to the incentive program
"...the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (aka the film incentives.) The general feeling with the program's first two..."

Feb. 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hudgins: Film Incentives Really Game Incentives
Texas Film Commission boss delivers report on successes of his agency, and what's worked in film incentives
"...Texas Film Commission Director Bob Hudgins told the House Culture, Recreation..."

March 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Gov. Perry Signs Film Incentives Bill Into Law
Troublemaker Studios plays host to supporters of HB 873
"...Grindhouse met statehouse when lawmakers and filmmakers gathered at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in East Austin..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Needs Film Incentives
"...excellent story about the need for Texas to offer incentives to get filmmakers back into Texas [“Abandoning the Nest,”..."

May 22, 2008 Postmarks

Dukes Moves to Boost Film Incentives
"...According to the Texas Film Commission, about 150 TV, film, and computer-game productions have..."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Feds Insert Film 'Pork"; Louisiana Pushes Pricey Incentives 'Button'
"...Film incentives are rightfully the buzz around Texas right now..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Joe O'Connell

Is That a Wrap for Incentives?
Amid economic woes and a race-baiting controversy, the future of TV, video game, and film funding in Texas looks shaky
"...state needs to find an extra $27 billion, and filmmakers, TV producers, and game developers in Texas are scratching..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Incentives and R-Rated Entertainment
Amid bigger scandals, lawmaker plays the movie morality card again
"...Are state incentives to private business moral? That's a complicated question, and..."

Jan. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fitzmaurice Quits Texas Film Commission
UPDATE: TXMPA president praises exiting TFC executive director
"...stepped down as interim executive director of the Texas Film Commission...."

July 6, 2012 Screens Post 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

ATX Film News
Emmys, gen:LOCK cast, plus a good omen for film incentives
"...Austin: Huge congratulations to two sets of Austin documentary filmmakers, who had to clear room in the trophy cabinet..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Texans Protest Film Incentive Cut
Change.org petition demands special session to save program
"...they've become commonplace. But as the Texas Legislature slashes film incentives, there's a call for Gov. Greg Abbott to..."

May 29, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program
Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs
"...Don't call them film incentives. For nearly a decade, the creative industries have..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Film News
Watchdog group Texans for Public Justice has a bone to pick with the guv and his new film incentives proposal
"...Perry Pushes Extra Film Bucks; Watchdog Group Barks..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Finally, something louder than a whisper for incentives, but it'll take a roar; plus, Bill Plympton, Texas on TV, and Dinesh Potluri
"...The news Texas film folk had been awaiting came quietly last week, but..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Incentives update, Linklater's baseball film, and what Tom Copeland's been up to
"...Coming Soon: Film Incentives, Linklater Shoot..."

April 24, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
It's raining cash for film in Texas ... but not a drop leftover for Waco
"...Open the Film Floodgates?..."

June 5, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
The latest incentives push shows promise; Swingtown seeks extras
"...Incentives push gets a bill (or two) The Texas film-incentives..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Save the Texas film industry with a Spaghetti Western fundraiser with the stars and under the stars at Star Hill Ranch
"...Spaghetti Western takes aim at incentives battle..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

TX Film Commission Axes 'Machete's Incentives Bid
Pesky provision claims another victim
"...juice in the water cooler over at the Texas Film Commission?..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
'Film News' explains what the new film incentives bill means; plus news from Rick Linklater, Andrew Bujalski, and Owen Egerton
"...The Facts Behind New Film Incentives..."

May 8, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Is the Texas film scene resuscitating itself?
"...SXSW, Fantastic Fest and Incentives: A Hunka Hunka Filmic Love Brewing..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Wrapping up the Austin Film Festival
"...Hudgins Talks of Incentives, Missed Opportunities at AFF..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
It would behoove you to read this and read it quickly
"...frequent question I get is how to become a film/TV extra. The interest right now revolves around the second..."

July 27, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Austinite Chris Eska's August Evening wins big at LAFF, a year after locals Gretchen and Chalk did
"...red-hot, snaring a distribution deal and scoring the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

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