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Council to get update on major changes proposed to film commission

San Antonio Film Commission refocusing efforts 30 years after establishment

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SAN ANTONIO – The City Council will be briefed on proposed changes to the San Antonio Film Commission Wednesday during a city planning session.

The commission was established in 1985 and works to promote the Alamo City to filmmakers. The organization helps with permitting and cast calls, and functions as a liaison.

Changes made during the state’s 84th legislative session cut the state’s budget to lure new movie productions and similar projects by two-thirds.

Earlier this year, leaders of film media began meeting and coming with new ways to revive the industry locally.

Notable films shot in San Antonio include: “Miss Congeniality,” “Selena” and “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”    

The City Council will take up the full issue this fall.