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Austin Film industry expected to grow

Sunday marks the halfway point of the 20th annual Austin Film Festival and some big names are in town.

It’s no accident — state lawmakers have laid out the red carpet, hoping to lure more movie-makers here and it’s working.

The line at The State Theater downtown was wrapped around the block with fans all waiting to see Hollywood hot shots like Vince Gilligan, the mastermind behind the hit TV sensation “Breaking Bad.”

“The reaction this weekend is sort of like having a magic hot fudge sundae that taste just as delicious on the 100th bite as the first and the bowl never seems to empty,” said Gilligan.

On Sunday, the Austin Film Festival held a script reading of Gilligan’s dark comedy “Two Face” featuring celebrities like Will Ferrell and Thomas Haden Church. Gilligran wrote the piece back in 1990, but it sat on the shelf.

“It’s been around town and it’s been this undiscovered gem,” said Hollywood Director, Rian Johnson.

At the festival one gem that is quickly being discovered amongst Hollywood’s finest is the City of Austin itself.

Just last session lawmakers approved several new incentive programs to bring film makers to Texas.

In Texas, filmmakers can receive cash grants based on how much money the project spends in the state.
Now filmmakers have an extra reason to focus on The Lone Star State.

“We did a quick rewrite when the state of Texas proved to be more amenable to our production being based here rather than Virginia,” said Gilligan referring to one of his previous films shot in Bastrop.

In this past legislative session, lawmakers voted to triple the incentive funding program for filmmakers from $32 million to $95 million.

With more filming here actors and actresses are also moving.

“Home for me is Austin since about July,” said Giancarlo Esposito, star of hit shows “Breaking Bad” and “Revolution.” “I gave up my Connecticut place and moved here.”

That’s the sort of story state leaders like to see — preferably with a sequel.

“I would love to come back to Austin it’s my favorite city to shoot in,” said Hollywood Producer, Mark Johnson.

The Austin Film Fest wraps up this Halloween.

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Headline, Industry News

Austin Film industry expected to grow

Sunday marks the halfway point of the 20th annual Austin Film Festival and some big names are in town.

It’s no accident — state lawmakers have laid out the red carpet, hoping to lure more movie-makers here and it’s working.

The line at The State Theater downtown was wrapped around the block with fans all waiting to see Hollywood hot shots like Vince Gilligan, the mastermind behind the hit TV sensation “Breaking Bad.”

“The reaction this weekend is sort of like having a magic hot fudge sundae that taste just as delicious on the 100th bite as the first and the bowl never seems to empty,” said Gilligan.

On Sunday, the Austin Film Festival held a script reading of Gilligan’s dark comedy “Two Face” featuring celebrities like Will Ferrell and Thomas Haden Church. Gilligran wrote the piece back in 1990, but it sat on the shelf.

“It’s been around town and it’s been this undiscovered gem,” said Hollywood Director, Rian Johnson.

At the festival one gem that is quickly being discovered amongst Hollywood’s finest is the City of Austin itself.

Just last session lawmakers approved several new incentive programs to bring film makers to Texas.

In Texas, filmmakers can receive cash grants based on how much money the project spends in the state.
Now filmmakers have an extra reason to focus on The Lone Star State.

“We did a quick rewrite when the state of Texas proved to be more amenable to our production being based here rather than Virginia,” said Gilligan referring to one of his previous films shot in Bastrop.

In this past legislative session, lawmakers voted to triple the incentive funding program for filmmakers from $32 million to $95 million.

With more filming here actors and actresses are also moving.

“Home for me is Austin since about July,” said Giancarlo Esposito, star of hit shows “Breaking Bad” and “Revolution.” “I gave up my Connecticut place and moved here.”

That’s the sort of story state leaders like to see — preferably with a sequel.

“I would love to come back to Austin it’s my favorite city to shoot in,” said Hollywood Producer, Mark Johnson.

The Austin Film Fest wraps up this Halloween.

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Headline, Industry News

Austin Film industry expected to grow

Sunday marks the halfway point of the 20th annual Austin Film Festival and some big names are in town.

It’s no accident — state lawmakers have laid out the red carpet, hoping to lure more movie-makers here and it’s working.

The line at The State Theater downtown was wrapped around the block with fans all waiting to see Hollywood hot shots like Vince Gilligan, the mastermind behind the hit TV sensation “Breaking Bad.”

“The reaction this weekend is sort of like having a magic hot fudge sundae that taste just as delicious on the 100th bite as the first and the bowl never seems to empty,” said Gilligan.

On Sunday, the Austin Film Festival held a script reading of Gilligan’s dark comedy “Two Face” featuring celebrities like Will Ferrell and Thomas Haden Church. Gilligran wrote the piece back in 1990, but it sat on the shelf.

“It’s been around town and it’s been this undiscovered gem,” said Hollywood Director, Rian Johnson.

At the festival one gem that is quickly being discovered amongst Hollywood’s finest is the City of Austin itself.

Just last session lawmakers approved several new incentive programs to bring film makers to Texas.

In Texas, filmmakers can receive cash grants based on how much money the project spends in the state.
Now filmmakers have an extra reason to focus on The Lone Star State.

“We did a quick rewrite when the state of Texas proved to be more amenable to our production being based here rather than Virginia,” said Gilligan referring to one of his previous films shot in Bastrop.

In this past legislative session, lawmakers voted to triple the incentive funding program for filmmakers from $32 million to $95 million.

With more filming here actors and actresses are also moving.

“Home for me is Austin since about July,” said Giancarlo Esposito, star of hit shows “Breaking Bad” and “Revolution.” “I gave up my Connecticut place and moved here.”

That’s the sort of story state leaders like to see — preferably with a sequel.

“I would love to come back to Austin it’s my favorite city to shoot in,” said Hollywood Producer, Mark Johnson.

The Austin Film Fest wraps up this Halloween.

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