Filming In Texas

Texas is the Lone Star state. It is the second largest in the U.S., and is home to many incredible locations. With a diversified landscape, consisting of deserts, prairies, forests, coastline swamps and mountains, there are vast opportunities to find the perfect location for a film production. The state hosts a robust and talented film community and production infrastructure. 

When shooting in Texas you should get in contact with one of the many film offices. The main office is the Texas Film Commission. They will help and guide you through the process of shooting in the state of Texas. For more information about their services, visit their websites.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of

Workers’ compensation insurance is not mandatory for employers in Texas. However, should an injured employee file a negligence suit, employers that do not carry such insurance lose certain common-law defenses.

You also must have production insurance in the amount required by the desired locations that names the State of Texas as an additionally insured.

We recommend holding: 

Certificate(s) of Insurance (COI) as evidence of General Liability coverage in the amount not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence.

A separate additional insured endorsement for the COI with the following wording: “the State of Texas, including its officers, agents and employees is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on Texas state owned or operated property.”

Texas Film Commission

(512) 463-9200

1100 San Jacinto, Suite 3.410

Austin, TX 78701

Disclaimer: The encapsulated production information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production requirements change often. The best source for details is the film office itself.

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