HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) — Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the city of Huntsville has been designated a movie-friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. The city had to go through a multi-step training and certification process to receive the title.
The designation helps grow jobs and local economies by promoting Texas as “the premier destination for film, television, advertising, animation, visual effects and video game production,” according to the governor.
“I congratulate the city of Huntsville on achieving the Film Friendly Texas designation,” Abbott said. “As our goal is to safely and strategically reopen and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State – work, school, entertainment and culture – Texas is committed to working alongside our communities to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and tools Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are ready to help local businesses meet production needs, create jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents, as well as driving on-site spending in local small businesses. . And I’m proud of all that the Texas Film Commission has done to help communities like Huntsville to start opening up their economy.
There are more than 140 Film Friendly Texas communities, and they receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission on media industry standards, best practices, and how to effectively host on-location filming activities. in their community.
The Texas Film Commission of the Governor’s Office Economic Development and Tourism Division attracted $1.5 billion in local spending and created more than 154,000 production jobs statewide from 2007 to 2019.
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