The Texas Film Commission has declared Alpine a film-friendly city. What does that mean?
“Besides the Texas cities that support full-time film commissions, other Texas communities can now show the world that they’re film-friendly and ready for production. Through the Film Friendly Texas certification program, Texas communities learn about the production process and how to effectively work with filming requests. Certified communities have attended a day-long training workshop; passed a film policy approved by the Texas Film Commission; and sent location photos for inclusion in TexScout, the Texas Film Commission’s on-line location database. We’re proud of these cities for taking this initiative, and we encourage you to see what they have to offer.”
Check it out at the official TFC site.
Here’s their partial Alpine Filmography: COWBOY U; AMERICA BROWN; TEXAS: THE BIG PICTURE; GRAND CHAMPION; DIRT; HORIZON STAR; STREETS OF LAREDO; DEAD MAN’S WALK; THE GOOD OLD BOYS; STRONG ROOM ZURICH; SYLVESTER; MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS; TEXAS RANCH HOUSE
Don’t worry… Marfa is one too: Marfa Filmography: THERE WILL BE BLOOD; NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; COWBOY U; AMERICA BROWN; GRAND CHAMPION; DIRT; THE STARS FELL ON HENRIETTA; FLESH AND BONE; SYLVESTER; EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE; HIGH LONESOME; GIANT
I know there will be some Californians who will deny either town film-friendly status. After all, you can’t get sushi at all or a cafe breve after 9pm in Alpine or Marfa.