Your Property In Films
The Texas Film Commission maintains a digital library of locations throughout Texas available for use in films, television shows, commercials, music videos and still photo shoots. We receive requests for all types of locations including mansions, gas stations, courthouses, riverfront homes, restaurants, dancehalls, farms, ranches, resorts and more. We welcome your submission for inclusion in to our library.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PROPERTY
To add your property to our library, send a CD or flash drive with high resolution digital images (at least 4x6, 300 dpi) that provides a tour of the location. Our Digital Photography Help Sheet contains information on recommended digital camera settings. We do not accept hard copy photographs or 35mm negatives.
- Filmmakers like to see the ‘big picture,’ so think wide. Include exterior and interior images of all structures on the property.
- For exteriors, take multiple angles of the structures / buildings including views from the street, front, side and back.
- Include at least one shot of every room on the interior. It is helpful to stand in the corner of a room with the lens adjusted to the widest angle setting.
- Do not include close-up or detail shots of fixtures (door knobs, fans, etc.), it’s best to get a feel for what the room looks like as a whole.
- Include the property address and contact information (name, email address and phone number) for the owner and / or manager. For rural properties, please include basic directions such as ‘iron gate entrance 8 miles east of Loop 180.’
- Send the package to:
Texas Film Commission
Attn: Ali Stintzi
P.O. Box 13246
Austin, TX 78711
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will add the photos to our library and contact you if more information is needed. We will show your photos (along with similar locations) to producers, but you will not be contacted unless the production wants to schedule a visit for a more detailed look at the property. Such a visit does not obligate either party, it’s simply to see if the location might work for the particular project. We cannot guarantee that your property will generate interest from filmmakers, but we will share the information when we receive a suitable request.
IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SELECTED FOR FILMING
We provide services to a wide range of projects—from student projects to studio features. There is no industry standard for location fees and every project has a different budget for locations. The production company will make an offer for compensation based on how long they need your property and how much they have allocated to spend. Items on a location agreement may be negotiable.
Many folks are not familiar with on-location filming, so the Texas Film Commission staff is here to help with any questions you may have. Please contact our office at 512-463-9200 or and ask to speak with someone in the production department.