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Texas has a long history of film and television production and continues to maintain its reputation as a premier destination to make all types of projects. With more than 210 production companies based in Texas, we have a top-tier, hard-working community that attracts U.S. and international filmmakers.

On the Big Screen

Recent feature film productions include the Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated film, Boyhood, Results, Transformers: Age of Extinction, True Grit and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.

TV in Texas

The Emmy nominated television series, American Crime, The Leftovers, From Dusk Til Dawn, The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Dallas, and Friday Night Lights also filmed in the Lone Star State.

Texas Film Trails

Texas has a rich and fascinating film history that spans over 100 years, with iconic features films and TV shows produced in every corner of our great state. To recognize the communities that have supported Texas’ place in filmmaking history while also creating a fun new way to enjoy your favorite films, the Texas Film Commission is launching a curated series of self-guided Texas Film Trails to explore and experience destinations that have been seen through the lens of celebrated Texas films. The inaugural film trail features acclaimed Texas filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Plan your Richard Linklater Film Trail today!