Hollywood has long been considered the leader of film production in the United States. However, there is a strong case to be made for relocating that title to Texas, which offers plenty of benefits for film companies.

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I was recently reading an article from My San Antonio where actor Dennis Quaid is pushing for Texas to become the United States' new film production capital. You can tell a shift has begun, with many actors and production companies already moving to the Lone Star State. I'm all for it, and here are some reasons why.

LOOK: 5 REASONS WHY TEXAS SHOULD BE THE NEW FILM CAPITAL

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Picture Perfect Landscapes

You've got to admit that Texas has some beautiful terrain. From the lush hill country to arid deserts to gorgeous coastlines, there are plenty of backdrops to choose from for any film genre.


 

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Photo: Chase Edmondson
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Less Expensive Production

Filmmaking in Texas is more cost-effective than in other states. Affordable locations and lower costs of living greatly reduce production costs, which film companies love.


 

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Photo: Chase Edmondson
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Great Talent Pool

With cities like Austin, Dallas, and Houston growing as talent hotspots, Texas is serious about filmmakers, actors, and technicians. Plus, film festivals like SXSW and the Austin Film Festival attract experts from all over the world.


 

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Photo: Chase Edmondson
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Plenty of Support

Many Texas communities are supportive of the arts and stand ready to take in the film industry with open arms. This provides local talent and resources that could benefit film production.


 

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Tax Incentives

Great perk. Texas offers a range of financial incentives to filmmakers, including grants and tax credits. Sometimes it all comes down to money.

Texas holds huge potential to be the new film capital of the U.S. Its landscapes, cost-effective opportunities, beneficial tax incentives, and more, create the perfect environment for filmmakers. I say it’s high time the red carpet be rolled out for Texas.

Big names in the film business are already making the move. Dennis Quaid is just one actor who has settled in nicely to the Lone Star State. Check out pictures of a home he once owned in Austin.

Dennis Quaid's Former Austin, Texas Home

Here is a look inside the house that used to be owned by actor Dennis Quaid in Austin, Texas

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