We make easy to shoot in Houston. Because each project is different, give a call regarding your production requirements so we can best assist you, 1-800-4-HOUSTON or 713-437-5251.
Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program - Projects shooting in the greater Houston area are eligible for a state incentive of between 7.5% - 22.5% of eligible Texas spending. This incentive is in addition the state sales tax exemptions on essential production items and hotel occupancy tax exemption for 30-day or more consecutive stay. For complete information on current state incentives please visit the Texas Film Commission Incentives Overview page at this link: http://governor.state.tx.us/film/incentives/overview
Registration Form - Download from our website HERE or on right column or contact us and we will email/fax a Registration Form for your project. When completed, return via email/fax and it will be given an application number and emailed/faxed back to you. Keep a copy of this numbered and signed Registration Form in your production kit while filming in Houston.
Certificate of Insurance - The use of public property requires that the production company supply the City of Houston with a liability insurance certificate in the aggregate amount of one million dollars per incident. The certificate can be emailed/faxed to us directly from the agent or carrier and can arrive seperately from the Registration Form. The Registration Form and Certificate of Insurance should be on file with us prior to filming.
Houston Police Department - If your shoot requires traffic control or pedestrian control or the blocking of a lane or street, you will need to hire Houston police officers. Please contact our office for information on hiring a film cop for your project.
Houston Fire Department - For the use of squibs and pyrotechnics, a Fire Marshall will be required to be on set. Additional special effects and chemical use may also require this.Please contact our office for information on hiring a fire marshall for your project.
Sound Ordinance - You can obtain permit for excessive noise for productions requiring amplified playback. Please contact our office for information on securing a sound permit for your project.
Parks & Recreation - A permit is required for filming in City of Houston parks.Please contact our office for information on securing a park permit for your project.
Again, as each project is different, please call us regarding your production requirements so we can best assist you, 713-437-5251.