Why Houston

Why Film Here?

The Houston area's long established reputation for diverse locations has been enhanced by numerous revitalization projects, urban and suburban development, and high-rise additions to the skyline. These new components combined with the small towns and farmland to the west, the piney woods to the north and east, and historic Galveston and the Gulf of  Mexico to the south, make for the perfect filming location.

Houston is proud of our many accomplishments and the people and services that contribute to them.  We invite you to take advantage of our expertise.

The facts:
  • When filming in the Houston area your project may be eligible for up to a 2.5% addition to the standard Texas Production Incentive
  • With 2.3 million residents, Houston is the most populous city in the southern US and covers more than 634 square miles.
  • The western face of the Houston skyline is one of the most iconic in the US.
  • Eighty-three languages are spoken in Houston.
  • Houston has 50,632 acres of total park space.
  • The Greater Houston area has 14 major institutions of higher learning.
  • Texas Medical Center (TMC) with 49 member institutions-including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the No. 1 cancer hospital in the country-is the largest medical complex in the world.
  • Houston has 5 professional sports teams and four major sports venues.