Rick Ferguson

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Real Life

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