Texas film in focus: "Alita" is state"s latest blockbuster but withering incentives worry industry

Film incentives are again a hot topic at the Texas Capitol. What does the program actually pay for, and what do those in the industry think about their impact?.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 11th, 2019

Atlanta"s Marvel movie that got away soars at box office

Success for Marvel Entertainment most always means a plus for Atlanta's film industry. But that's not the case for Marvel's latest blockbuster. In its first weekend, "Captain Marvel" soared to $153 million in the United States, exceeding analysts.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 11th, 2019

Texas legislature to debate ending all film incentives

A new bill seeks to end subsidies for Texas's film industry. The Austin Business Journal reports Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, plans to introduce such a bill in the next legislative session. The incentives are put on the chopping block for scrutiny.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2018

You"ll never guess how much Texas is ponying up for Apple"s $1 billion campus in Austin

Texas once again opened the checkbook to win an economic development prize from California. In the latest foray from the Lone Star State, Williamson County leaders have approved incentives for the large campus that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

SA pushes back against call to end state film incentives

Critics of the state funding claim it's not creating enough jobs or economic impact, but Alamo City officials disagree......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 28th, 2019

Texas controller: Airbnb is blacklisted

San Francisco-based Airbnb Inc. is the latest company blacklisted by the State of Texas over its stance in the Israeli-Palestinian debate — a move that could benefit Austin-based HomeAway, Airbnb's competitor.  University of Texas employees, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 27th, 2019

Texas comptroller: Airbnb is blacklisted

San Francisco-based Airbnb Inc. is the latest company blacklisted by the State of Texas over its stance in the Israeli-Palestinian debate — a move that could benefit Austin-based HomeAway, Airbnb's competitor.  University of Texas employees, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2019

Journal Profile: Mindy Raymond has her finger on the pulse of the Texas film industry

Mindy Raymond has received expert advice from Academy-Award winning actress Melissa Leo and promoted a new film at the Sundance Film Festival. Here's how a life in the entertainment industry has shaped the president of New Republic Studios......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 22nd, 2019

Texas could legalize breweries to sell beer-to-go as rare alliance takes shape at State Capitol

This session is shaping up to be a busy one for the Texas alcohol industry......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 19th, 2019

Digital Media Bloodbath Continues: New Vice CEO Cuts 10% Of Staff, Shifts Focus To Film, TV

The digital publishing industry, which expanded rapidly during the online video boom but has since been struggling to deliver on the lofty promises sold to its VC and corporate backers, just can't catch a break. Following mass layoffs a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 1st, 2019

Dallas mayoral race now at 10 candidates.Here"s the latest one to join

The crowded field of Dallas mayoral candidates has grown to 10. State Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) announced Tuesday that he was joining the race ahead of the May 4 election.  Johnson – who represents Texas House District 100, including parts of s.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 24th, 2019

NASH Space in Focus in 2019 as Firms Look to Diversify

NASH is a highly lucrative market with blockbuster potential. Hence, we take a look at some of the companies in this space. Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 11th, 2019

How the mission of the Houston Automotive Dealers Association drives the local economy and industry

Houston is a city on wheels. The sale, service and financing of new and used vehicles are major contributors to the local and state economy. The 1,309 franchised new car and truck dealerships in Texas employ 100,550 employees and contribute more t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 31st, 2018

Texas lawmakers to again debate subsidies for film, video games in 2019

Texas' subsidies for producers of films, television shows and video games are again at risk of being eliminated. Every two years when the Legislature meets, the incentives are put on the chopping block for lawmakers to scrutinize. At worst, no mone.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2018

Hospitals, state senator condemn ACA ruling

Friday’s  that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional drew swift condemnation from several local health industry leaders. The ruling, in Texas v. U.S., found that the entire health law was... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 18th, 2018

Apple"s $1 billion Austin campus is the latest big investment from top tier firms: Texas governor

"Texas is the Alabama when it comes to recruiting in college football. We get to pick the 5-star recruit companies that are coming to the Lone Star State," Abbott says......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcDec 14th, 2018

Film Commission introduces hyperlocal incentive/workforce development pilots

Even as Tennessee is ramping up efforts to lure Hollywood TV productions to the state, Memphis is focusing on local filmmakers to better nurture the industry it already has. The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission introduced two p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2018

See North Texas" highest-ranked luxury hotels

Each year, U.S. News & World Report's Travel site ranks the best luxury hotels across the country based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. U.S. News also looks at the top hotels in each state, awarding "Gold" sta.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

Herb Weitzman shares insight on malls, e-commerce, state of retail

Herb Weitzman isn't worried about the retail industry in Texas......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

Bay Area exodus raises alarm in Texas

Texas is the most popular state for Californians leaving the Golden State. Some in the Lone Star State worry that Texas will eventually become more like California......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2018

Exclusive: City, state Film Commissions recruit new feature film to Memphis

Even as new incentives were introduced this fall by the state to better lure TV series productions to Tennessee, it's the long-established incentives that have netted Memphis its next starring screen role. The feature-length film "Uncorked" will b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 3rd, 2018