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Film Friendly Texas Forum

May 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Texas Film Commission is excited to welcome Texas community representatives to the Film Friendly Texas Forum taking place at Southfork Ranch – home of the iconic TV series Dallas.

This two-day event will provide existing Film Friendly Texas certified communities with curriculum that furthers their participation within the program and will serve as an invitation for statewide communities to deepen their knowledge of the media production industries in Texas and begin the Film Friendly Texas certification process.

The Film Friendly Texas Forum offers professional development, mentorship opportunities, workshops, and panel discussions with Texas Film Commission staff and media industry panelists including:

  • Film Tourism in Texas
  • How to Become a Film Friendly Texas Certified Community
  • Producing in the Lone Star State
  • Making Your Community Digital Media Friendly
  • Film Friendly Texas Community Partner Mentorship Sessions
  • How to Start & Grow a Film Festival
  • Community Day: Live music, food trucks, tours of Southfork, and more!

Click here to view the full agenda for the Film Friendly Texas Forum this May. Online registration is open, so be sure to secure your tickets today!

The registration fee for the Film Friendly Texas Forum is $125 (per person, plus Eventbrite fees) and includes: admission to the two-day Forum, breakfast and lunch on May 19, breakfast on May 20, and a complimentary tour of Southfork Ranch.

The target audience for this event is community leaders who are employed by local government entities and will go on to serve as the designated Film Friendly Texas liaison for facilitating media production inquiries; media industry professionals are also welcome to attend.

Thank you for your interest in the Film Friendly Texas Forum! Please contact Kim LeBlanc with the Texas Film Commission at (512) 463-9200 (or at: kim.leblanc@gov.texas.gov) with any additional questions.

The Film Friendly Texas Forum is being held in partnership with Title Sponsor, Dallas Film & Creative Industries Office and Media Sponsor, AMP Creative.

The Texas Film Commission’s Film Friendly Texas program launched in 2007 and now includes more than 160 Film Friendly Texas certified communities that are focused on developing the media production industries in Texas to encourage job creation and economic growth.

To learn more about the Film Friendly Texas program, visit: https://gov.texas.gov/film/page/fftx_overview

For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Office has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality (XR) production. TFC has attracted $1.74 billion in local spending and created more than 162,000 production jobs across the state from 2007 to 2021. For more: gov.texas.gov/film


May 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am
May 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Drive
Parker, Texas 75002
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