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Houston Filmmaker Greg Carter on Making Movies in the Bayou City

Posted on · The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) is holding its annual Business of Film Conference Friday and Saturday (Sept. 16-17, 2016) at Rice University. The keynote speaker is filmmaker Greg Carter, a Houston native who’s directed a number of films, including several shot here in Houston. Carter tells Michael Hagerty about the challenges and opportunities inherent in […]

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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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Building Sturdy Structures on Houston’s Swampy Foundation

Posted on · There’s a Bible verse that says famously, the foolish man builds his house upon the sand and the wise man builds his house upon a rock. But what if all you’ve got to work with is swampy, sinking clay? Paige Phelps was curious how Houston rose up from the swamp and managed to build shiny […]