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06/27/08 -- Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches Becomes "Film Friendly"

By Mystic Matthews

Get ready to see some film crews in Nacogdoches.

The town was designated as "film friendly" at a chamber luncheon Friday, by Carol Pirie with the Texas Film Commission.

"What that means is you've got a city that's taken the time to get educated about on-location filming, to open the doors to film makers and generally and make sure the path is smooth for folks that want to film in Nacogdoches or the region," says Pirie.

Chamber President Bruce Partain hopes Hollywood will soon come knocking on Nac's door.

"They may not come here tomorrow, but we are set up.  The city commission passed guidelines that say we'll do certain things when film makers come to town to make sure it goes smoothly in Nacogdoches when film crews arrive," says Partain.

Amanda Anderson is with HPC, a local production company who is currently shooting an independent film in East Texas.  They are also excited about the new designation.

"East Texas is a great place to shoot film. We have a beautiful backdrop here, from the tall pine trees to the lakes.  We just have variety, plus there's a lot of talent in East Texas and we want to use our resources," says Anderson.

Chamber and film commission officials are excited to offer Nac as a location on the map, because it will bring a new world of business to East Texas.

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