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Lights, Camera, Action! Gov. Abbott announces College Station 'Film Friendly' community

Film productions in the area would help grow local jobs and the economy.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — College Station is ready for it's movie debut! The city is joining more than 140 Film Friendly communities across Texas; hoping to entice film productions to the area to grow local jobs and the economy.

Governor Abbott announced the City of College Station as "Film Friendly" on Thursday, after the city complete the Texas Film Commission's multi-step training and certification process about media industry standards, best practices, and how to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity in the community. 

"Through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are readied to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents as well as spurring on-site spending at local small businesses. And I am proud of all that the Texas Film Commission has accomplished in helping communities like College Station begin to open their economy," said Abbott in a release.

Since 2007, The Texas Film Commission in the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division has attracted more than 154,000 production jobs across the state, bringing in around $1.5 billion in local spending.

The Texas Film Round-Up, our preservation program presented in partnership with the Outreach Award. The award recognizes the 2019 Round-Up held in partnership with the Texas Film Commission, is the 2020 recipient of the Texas Digital Library's ... Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, the Webb County Heritage Foundation in Laredo and Dallas Film and the Veterans Institute for Film and Media in Plano.