TX May See More Lights, Camera, Action!

Film incentive bill passes in Texas legislature

Texas lawmakers have passed a measure to use more financial incentives to lure movie and television producers back to the state.

The proposal, which passed the Senate on Friday on a 27-1 vote, now heads to the office of Gov. Rick Perry. Currently, the governor's Texas Film Commission can award grants for the lesser of 5 percent of a production's in-state spending or a specified amount, depending on the type of project.

The new legislation would give the film office power to establish a maximum amount of a grant and would change some qualifications that a production company would have to meet.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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