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Fitzmaurice Quits Texas Film Commission
UPDATE: TXMPA president praises exiting TFC executive director
"...The Texas Motion Picture Alliance holds its annual meeting in Austin..."

July 6, 2012 Screens Post 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..."

Dec. 18, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Dec. 10, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Luke Wilson, Tommy Lee Jones to Recieve Texas Film Awards
Hollywood heavyweights, indie icons, and an honorary Texan lauded
"...With their 15th outing being the crystal anniversary, the Texas Film Awards winners' list gets ever more sparkling, with..."

Jan. 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Future May Finally Be Brightening for Texas Film Incentives
The sequel to film rebates?
"...The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP for not overly..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Screens Feature 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

ATX Film News: Good News for TexasFilm and Game Incentives
"...jinx it, but things are looking up in the Texas Legislature for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program,..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Movies or Medicaid: A False Choice at the Texas Legislature
Another tug o’ war over funding for Texasfilm, TV, and gaming industry rebate program
"...from Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Dallas, as funding for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program took its traditional biennial..."

April 12, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Troublemaker Wants No Trouble in Texas vs. 'Machete Kills'
Director Robert Rodriguez distances himself from incentives suit
"...Do the rules for Texasfilm production incentives violate the US constitution? That’s what..."

March 19, 2014 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

Getting Film Incentives to Pay Off
Film Commission director Bob Hudgins talks about proposed reforms to the incentive program
"...victory last session by finally getting cash for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (aka the film incentives.)..."

Feb. 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Film Flam
Movies being made and movies being shown
"...break from all the news flying in about local films and film festivals. Dudes: I'm typing as fast as..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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

Film News
Despite a forlorn fall, Austin racked up its second best film year ever in 2004, and, cross your fingers, 2005 is starting off strong
"...Despite a forlorn fall, Austin racked up its second-best film year ever in 2004, and, cross your fingers, 2005..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Dukes Moves to Boost Film Incentives
"...off on $22 million in funds for the new Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program. For the next biennium,..."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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 2005 numbers from the Texas Film Commission? Not bad. Gary Busey coming to town? Scary. Plus, Rhiannon Elizabeth Rodriguez-Avellán, Susan Youssef, and Tracie Laymon.
"...Bad, Can't Complain That's the verdict on the Austin film industry in 2005. Could have been better, has been..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
The Texas Film Commission copes with big departure; plus, Kat Candler, shooting updates, and casting calls
"...• Coping Without Tom: After 22 years with the Texas Film Commission, the last 10 as director, Tom Copeland..."

July 8, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Lege Lines: "Texas Plan" Hits Home
School finance heads to the House floor
"...School district officials across Texas got their first look at how House Bill 3..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Film News Top 10 of 2006
The top Texas stories of 2006
"...1) Save our film industry The biggest news for the Texas film industry..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...American Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May, the Austin director's new film Call..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column 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..."

April 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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
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
There's life in it yet: The ailing Texas film industry is looking awfully sparky these days. We like.
"...Positive signs abound as film folks lobby lege..."

Feb. 27, 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
Incentives in the Senate: Does Steve Ogden want to censor filmmakers shooting in Texas?
"...The chances of a statewide film-incentives bill becoming a reality are good, but now comes..."

May 11, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
TV to the rescue, 'Madman' Robert Rodriguez, and more news
"...TV saved the 2006 film star The boob tube saved the Texas film industry..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

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

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