Houston Film Commission

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW: A Tale Of Two Cities

    ​Monday night, as SXSW Interactive was beginning to wind down, Rocks Off headed to Republic Live for the HoustonTXSW meet-up. Often at SXSW one is spoiled for choice, and the abundance of options when it comes to which panels to attend, where to score free food and what bands to see can be par ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Ring Toss

    Fratboy fracas has Aggies on edge.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    TV & Film Production: Why Are Dallas And Austin Kicking Houston's Ass?

    Action!! (In Austin or Dallas)​Yesterday we spoke with Bob Hudgins, the head of the Texas Film Commission, about the mini-brouhaha over the movie Machete and possible Texas tax breaks.We then moved on to another subject: Why is Dallas getting all the film and TV work these days?Currently five majo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    The Development of Independent Filmmaking

    Get the story straight from the people who were there

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Should Houston Increase Its SXSW Footprint?​ What can the City of Houston do to promote H-town as a musical, cultural and artsy-fartsy tourist destination to the thousands of people who attend SXSW in Austin each year? That's the question posed by Jim Moran, a multi-decade veteran of the music/film/interactive fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    A Not-That-Unpredictable Delay For The Sean Penn-Brad Pitt Movie Shot Partly In Houston

    ​In news that is as shocking as finding out that the sun rose in the east once again, reports have emerged that the new Terence Malick film starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt -- shot partly in Houston -- won't be released as expected this year.Malick, of course, is the gifted auteur of Days of Heave ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    The Open Road

    Web Exclusive

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Italian Filmmaker Just Loves Our Jails

    Hot on the heels of winning the Special Jury Prize for best short film at the Houston International Film Festival, Roberto Minervini is working on a feature film that will be shot in Houston and Marfa.MarfaRed, which Minervini tells Hair Balls is "as much as road trip movie as it is an inner journey ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    Drive-Thru Prayer

    Jesus is a convenient guy

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Local Film Commissions Hoping To Catch up To Louisiana

    The legislative session is only a month away, and Rick Ferguson knows exactly what he wants out of it -- a plan to help Texas, and Houston especially, catch up to the movie-making boom going on in Louisiana.Texas has fallen behind states like Louisiana and Michigan when it comes to offering financia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Indie Filmmaking: From Texas to Los Angeles and Back

    Chris Eska leads a workshop for potential filmmakers and screens a preview of his first feature-length release

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    He Wouldn't Want to Be Part of Any Club That Would Accept Him

    Upon reading Ken Hoffman's column about the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau looking for "cool" people to help pimp the Bayou City, we were salivating over just who was on the list. After all, Hoffman described the group thusly: [The] list also contained people I've never heard of, s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Picture Perfect

    Want some Foto? Check out "Photography"

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Stud Next Door

    It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Buggin' Out

    That next smash hit from Hollywood may be the work of Houston's own roach wrangler

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Shooting Star

    Houstons busiest filmmaker relies on Zen calm and guerrilla tactics

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Law? What Law?

    City Council proposed; City Hall didn't dispose

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    FOB Story

    Sunil Thakkar's a plenty cool Indian-American. But he wants his socially pathetic Fresh-Off-the-Boat past to work mainstream cinema magic.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2001

    Risky Business

    ROI Films is aiming for the big screen

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Real Life

    When He Was King: The city that convicted Muhammad Ali now hosts a film about the boxing legend

  • Film

    January 15, 1998