Monday, July 18, 2011
Celebrate (and Support) Texas Film Production with TXMPA This Week.
You do know that “The Alamo” is not the only movie ever filmed in
? We’ve got all kinds of movies in production here, plus commercials, industrial films, interactive and digital projects. You name it, we do it right here. Don’t you want to keep on doing it? I sure do. Texas
A lot of the industry people who make this happen will be in Houston starting tomorrow, lining up for the annual meeting of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance on July 23rd.
This TXMPA is an advocacy group that supports our film, video, interactive and digital media. It lobbies the Lege in
. It’s been pretty successful in getting incentives passed by state legislators that’ll bring even more production to Austin , including funding for the Texas Moving Image Incentive Program. Texas
Why’s this get-together important enough to warrant a Signalwriter blog post? Not to mention events and parties here in the
all week long? Because video media production means work. That counts my own. Bayou City
Working for and with Locke Bryan Productions I have had the chance to do video and TV projects like this. I’ve worked on client audio projects with Audio Bob. I’ve worked with Zephyr Salvo on website creation and content development. Participants in the TXMPA are an integral part of my work-life.
When colleagues like Locke Bryan, Bob Vance and John Phillippe (among others) tell me they’re hosting a party for the industry and TXMPA attendees on Friday, July 22, I’d kinda like to be there to say “I appreciate your work.”
Becci Himes, Executive Director of the British-American Business Council Houston, also sent the TXMPA schedule over – she wants me to attend the luau the following evening, after the membership meeting. She noted, “Richard, I see a new Hawaiian shirt in your future!”
I’ll start by wearing an extra-loud one to this Margarita Madness lash-up on Friday. I’ll try to drop some memorable lines like, “You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me,
is not the place you wanna get caught.” Texas
That’s from “Thelma and Louise,” 1991. Not filmed here. Maybe one of those TXMPA-ers will be able to use it in marketing.