Houston Matters

Conference Helps Would-Be Filmmakers Understand the Business

Posted on · The SWAMP Business of Film Conference is now in its 11th year. The Houston-based conference, put on by the Southwest Alternate Media Project, helps filmmakers understand the business side of the film biz better and connect with the right people to produce and distribute films. We learn more from Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director for the Houston […]

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Adrian Garcia Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 8, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. He spent 23 years as an officer in the Houston Police Department before being tapped to serve […]

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How Do You Convince Film Producers to Shoot in Houston?

Posted on · When film producers decide to shoot a movie in a certain location, it can be a boon for that area’s economy. The production team needs crew members, hotels, food, office equipment — you name it. So how do you convince movie makers to shoot their films in Greater Houston? We discuss efforts to attract film […]

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Year Round School, Films, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 30, 2014

Posted on · School is still a few weeks away for most Texas students, but classes have already begun for some in the state. That includes in El Paso, where students within Socorro ISD started attending class on Monday. They’re in what’s commonly referred to as “year-round” education. Instead of a long summer break – students get shorter […]