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  7.       
Meeting Date: 03/18/2020  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon The Woodlands Film Commission program and application; 
BACKGROUND:
In 2009, The Woodlands Film Commission was created to encourage film production in The Woodlands.
 
This industry has brought more than $1.2 billion dollars to Texas in the past ten years and the goal is to bring film production dollars to The Woodlands. Film makers look for the same amenities that travel planners value including our proximity to a major airport, first class hotels, dining and entertainment opportunities, in addition to a wide variety of potential filming locations. The Woodlands is already a desired location for major commercial productions. Just this past weekend the Ford Motor Company chose Bear Branch Park to shoot a large-scale production. The Woodlands Township worked with the Ford Motor Company production team to secure the location and logistics. March 3, 2020, Administrative Analyst, Sonia Guerrero, attended the "Film Friendly Texas Workshop" in Galveston. This workshop educates destinations on the best ways to work with the State of Texas Film Commission, latest best practices and is part of a three step process to acquire the Texas Film Friendly Designation.
 
The Woodlands Area Film Commission has been a joint project of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township, and managed by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce until January 2020. However, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce has discontinued management of the Film Commission and staff of Visit The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township feel the need to continue the initiative and increase the awareness to generate new business under the management of Visit The Woodlands. An updated application and list of Frequently Asked Questions was prepared and presented for your review and approval. The application and FAQs sheet align with the Texas Film Commission Guidelines and have been reviewed by our attorney of record, The Strong Firm.

 
RECOMMENDATION
Approve application as presented and allow Visit The Woodlands staff to attain the Texas Film Friendly Designation for The Woodlands Township. 

Attachments
2020 Commercial Filming Application
2020 Commercial Filming FAQs


    

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