Governor Abbott Announces Texas Film Designation for Town of Bowie | Texas Governor’s Office

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September 29, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the town of Bowie, after completing the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission has helped grow jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as a premier destination for film, television, advertising, animation, effects visuals, video games and extended reality (XR).

“I congratulate the City of Bowie for achieving the Film Friendly Texas designation and for joining more than 160 other communities across Texas that have received this recognition,” Governor Abbott said. “The Lone Star State is full of promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to succeed. Through the Film training and certification process Friendly Texas, communities large and small are ready to help local businesses meet production-related needs, create jobs for Texas-based team members and local residents, and boost on-site spending at local small businesses I am proud of all that the Texas Film Commission has done to help communities like Bowie market their unique appeal and support local job creation through the production of media.

“Congratulations to the City of Bowie on being designated Film Friendly Texas by the Texas Film Commission,” said Rep. David Spiller. “Bowie is an exceptional community, and this designation will only enhance the town’s unique charm and economic growth.

“Bowie has worked hard to be a city where all businesses and all dreams can thrive,” said Sen. Drew Springer. “This Film Friendly Texas certification adds another tool in the toolbox.”

“Being Film Friendly Texas certified is a wonderful achievement for the Bowie community,” said Cindy Roller, Bowie/PIO’s Executive Director of Community Development. “We are very excited to begin this partnership with the Texas Film Commission and all the offerings it can bring to our corner of Texas. We look forward to this endeavor and moving our city forward in this new platform. We appreciate the help the Texas Film Commission has provided to make this happen for Bowie.

The town of Bowie in North Texas joins more than 160 Film Friendly Texas communities across the state who receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission on media industry standards, best practices and how to effectively adapt on-location filming activity in their community.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism’s Texas Film Commission attracted $1.95 billion in local spending and created more than 183,000 production jobs statewide from 2007 to 2022.

To explore all that Film Friendly Texas communities offer, visit: https://gov.texas.gov/film/page/fftx_overview.

For job opportunities in cast, crew, and digital media in Texas, visit: https://gov.texas.gov/film/hotline.

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