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#1 RD Milhollin

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:04 AM

Fort Worth will no longer be the only major Texas city without its own film commission:

 

http://www.star-tele...le37280163.html

 

Up to now the Dallas Film Commission represented Fort Worth to movie, TV and video game producers. 



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:10 AM

Last weekend's Lone Star Film Festival seems to have hit a great mark, with well-known local artists Betty Buckley, Bill Paxton, and T-Bone Burnett in the spotlight as well as Brit Malcolm "Little Alex" McDowell. 

 

Wouldn't it be great if Burnett would consider fronting a club in downtown ("T-Bone's - Not the Steakhouse") where he could make occasional appearances with some of the many music makers he has collaborated with, and the long line of other music makers who would love to collaborate with him. Burnett has a wide range of song-writing ability, and maybe the rule for performers there is that each one would choose a T-Bone song to perform during their time on-stage. No need to look back at Caravan Days (sigh...) this could be a focus for looking into the future of music coming out of Fort Worth.

 

Come on T-Bone!

 

FYI his next project: http://www.star-tele...le44095488.html



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:18 AM

Fort Worth will no longer be the only major Texas city without its own film commission:

 

http://www.star-tele...le37280163.html

 

Up to now the Dallas Film Commission represented Fort Worth to movie, TV and video game producers. 

 

And not a minute too soon!  How does this feel? -----

 

http://www.dallasfil...arfilmfestival/



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:24 AM

Fort Worth:  The Unexpected City

 

A promotional film from the 1970s


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 11:45 AM

Wow, what a find. That's really cool.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:38 PM

It was a very interesting video.  Bob Ray Sanders looked so young, and Steve Murrin had dark hair.  Tandy Tower I was under construction and the CNB clock was still revolving.



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:43 PM

Fort Worth:  The Unexpected City

 

A promotional film from the 1970s

 

Wow...


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:24 PM

Although Fort Worth is a very different city, a lot of what's in that video still applies.  It's still a big small city or a small big city.  It's a nice niche, really.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

Fort Worths Bill Paxton died ? Even Wiki already put his death on his bio. I am in shock !


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

It was the first thing I read when I picked up my phone this morning.  Terrible news.  He's done a lot less high profile work in recent years, but he had a great run of big roles in some of the biggest popcorn flicks of the 90s, including one that was a best picture winner.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

And he just started a new TV series that premiered month . That just makes it even more surreal.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

Fort Worth's 15 minutes of fame; Lets turn it into a long running serial.  This is both a step in the right direction and an encouraging turn of events :)

 

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http://www.fortworth...3cb0e5b87a.html



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

The Film Commission has been a great addition. 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

I've been told some filmmakers are scared to film in Texas because state incentives can change with each legislative session, and the state refused to deliver promised incentives to a "questionable" film years ago.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

I've been told some filmmakers are scared to film in Texas because state incentives can change with each legislative session, and the state refused to deliver promised incentives to a "questionable" film years ago.

 

8 of 10 best schools in the nation are in Southern California. With #11 UT other local film colleges and institutions plus the state office for the Texas Film Commission there, Austin, Texas has grabbed up the majority of film and advertisement business in the state.

 

TCU has a film department but the bulk of film departments in North Texas are to be found "you no know where"!  More often then not, local scenes of NT are of areas not in Fort Worth.  Its so ironic since Fort Worth is home to some of the best Texas-esqe sites and street-scapes around; and I want to be in the movies. :swg:

 

Texas Film Commission -

https://gov.texas.gov/film



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:04 AM

Yep. Far more production takes place in Big D than here.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:33 AM

The thing about "Walker Texas Ranger" Back in the 90's. Yes many scenes were shot in Fort Worth. Tarrant County Courthouse Stockyards.and such. But the fictional police department was a "Dallas" police department !  :mad:






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