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Old 01-16-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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I really have nothing to add except for a moment of silence for "The Good Guys." Man, I loved that show...
Me too!!! It was fun and kitchy.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Well I think Atlanta is a beautiful place but beauty didn't have nothing to do with Hollywood picking Atlanta for lots of filming. I think it was the big tax incentive that they hold for filming in Georgia. Which Texas should do also.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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Me too!!! It was fun and kitchy.
Loved it, we could frequently see them filming on our street,in our neighborhood or down the street form the theatre I was son the executive artistic team of. The whole series is on Nteflix streaming now.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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Loved it, we could frequently see them filming on our street,in our neighborhood or down the street form the theatre I was son the executive artistic team of. The whole series is on Nteflix streaming now.
It was a fun show! I remember jogging down Tremont while they were filming something there and having the DPD try to detour me to Victor. I chose not to comply and shoot the caca with the cops to watch the filming. Fun times.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Well I think Atlanta is a beautiful place but beauty didn't have nothing to do with Hollywood picking Atlanta for lots of filming. I think it was the big tax incentive that they hold for filming in Georgia. Which Texas should do also.
Texas does offer incentives for the filming of film/TV/videogame projects:

Texas Film Commission, Office of the Governor Rick Perry - Production Incentives Overview
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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Texas does offer incentives for the filming of film/TV/videogame projects:

Texas Film Commission, Office of the Governor Rick Perry - Production Incentives Overview
The Texas film commission is kind of a joke though. The entire 2 year budget for it is $51 million, this does not allow us to compete with the film commissions in other states, and leaves us very little money to have a presence at industry events, or to advertise the way other states do. We also do not have a great history of management. The last director resigned facing sexual harassment scandals. We are also just about the only state to have a "content clause" meaning that if the executive branch (Read Gov. Perry) finds the film's content objectionable, they don't get any incentives or tax breaks. This has lost us several major films, including Texas Native Robert Rodreguiz's next film.
This content clause which bans "inappropriate content" or "content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion," was initially promised to be used only on fact based shows or movies, but under direction from the Gov's office is now applied to ALL projects. This means that after you have started pre-production work based on the standard Texas incentives, weeks before you get the final ok and would start production there is a subjective component that can cost you all the promised breaks. This makes production companies wary of planning shoots here.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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"When your in Texas look behind you"
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Porn stars in Los Angeles will be legally required to wear condoms during film shoots after the city council voted on Tuesday to mandate their use, despite a threat by skin flick producers to leave town over the requirement.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/18/us-porn-stars-condoms-idUSTRE80H1JT20120118
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Here's the opportunity Dallas has been looking for, because if you give the Hollywood Porn crowd the OK to shoot their flics "unprotected" here you might land some business that'll put you on the show biz map ?
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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I was a little boy in Hawaii when the original "Hawaii 5-O" series was recorded. When that show aired, no one did anything else but watch it. That is, the public supported the arts.

I visited Hawaii a few years ago, shooting photos everywhere. You just expect people to shoot photos in Hawaii. You don't get run off for doing it.

Texans hate photography, and Texas will never amount to much in the photographic world as a result. Does saying that offend you? Too bad; it's the truth. Texans play at photography, but even the Texas wanna-be photographers are parsimonious about the craft.

This week, I went to the Galleria Dallas and asked the management if I could shoot photos of the city skyline from some elevation on their property. I was told that to shoot out a window, or even shoot from the roof of the parking garage, I would need to pre-arrange my visit with management, show proof of insurance and be escorted by a building engineer. I asked about the rules for shooting photos inside Galleria Dallas, and was told that would be OK for a photo of my own family in front of the Christmas tree, but security probably would stop me if I tried anything else. One receptionist said that management has to draw the line somewhere, or else just anyone might shoot photos. OK, Texans hate photography.

It isn't just Galleria Dallas that has this sort of policy. I have encountered it all over Dallas and outlying areas. Texans consider photography as a strange thing, something that makes them uncomfortable and maybe is immoral, if not creepy.

Texans don't deserve a film or photo industry with the way they treat photographers.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I was a little boy in Hawaii when the original "Hawaii 5-O" series was recorded. When that show aired, no one did anything else but watch it. That is, the public supported the arts.

I visited Hawaii a few years ago, shooting photos everywhere. You just expect people to shoot photos in Hawaii. You don't get run off for doing it.

Texans hate photography, and Texas will never amount to much in the photographic world as a result. Does saying that offend you? Too bad; it's the truth. Texans play at photography, but even the Texas wanna-be photographers are parsimonious about the craft.

This week, I went to the Galleria Dallas and asked the management if I could shoot photos of the city skyline from some elevation on their property. I was told that to shoot out a window, or even shoot from the roof of the parking garage, I would need to pre-arrange my visit with management, show proof of insurance and be escorted by a building engineer. I asked about the rules for shooting photos inside Galleria Dallas, and was told that would be OK for a photo of my own family in front of the Christmas tree, but security probably would stop me if I tried anything else. One receptionist said that management has to draw the line somewhere, or else just anyone might shoot photos. OK, Texans hate photography.

It isn't just Galleria Dallas that has this sort of policy. I have encountered it all over Dallas and outlying areas. Texans consider photography as a strange thing, something that makes them uncomfortable and maybe is immoral, if not creepy.

Texans don't deserve a film or photo industry with the way they treat photographers.
Wow.... So the whole state should just break off & sink into the Gulf I guess? Maybe it's just the influence of being near the South, but otherwise I do know that retailers are very wary of photography on their premises in general, not just in Texas.
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