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San Antonio’s film industry is making headlines. Check out the recent news about the local film scene and projects below!

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April 2019

San Antonio Express-News, April 15, 2019, "HBO to Film An Episode of Stand-Up Comedy Series 'Entre Nos' in San Antonio 

February 2019

Rivard Report, February 20, 2019, "SA Black International Film Festival to Debut Saturday with Slate of Local Films"

January 2019

KTSA Radio, January 16, 2019, "San Antonio Has Been Named a Film Friendly City"

Spectrum News, January 16, 2019, "San Antonio Named A Top Film-Friendly City"

MovieMaker Magazine, January 16, 2019, "The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2019: Big Cities"

December 2018

San Antonio Current, December 6, 2018, "Four Local Directors Grab Grants from the San Antonio Film Commission"

Spectrum News, December 6, 2018, "City Awards Grants to 4 San Antonio Filmmakers"

Out in SA, December 7, 2018, "SA Film Commission Grants Include Two Directors with LGBT-Related Films"

July 2018

Rivard Report, July 30, 2018, "Jesse Borrego to Receive Legacy Award at San Antonio Film Festival"

May 2018

San Antonio Current, May 18, 2018, "Made in SA Film Series Closes with Screening of Go Down Death at Sunset Station"

Variety, May 11, 2018, "San Antonio Offers Film Incentive on Top of Texas Cash Grant"

San Antonio Express-News, May 8, 2018, "Watch the Selena Movie in One of the San Antonio Spots Where It Was Filmed"

San Antonio Magazine, May 2018, "Things To Do In San Antonio: May 2018"

March 2018

TPR, March 7, 2018, "Is San Antonio Film Friendly?"

February 2018

KENS5, February 26, 2018, "City To Screen Six Movies Filmed in San Antonio"

January 2018

CultureMap San Antonio, January 19, 2018, "Alamo City Co-Stars Among Top Film-Friendly Places in the U.S."

Spectrum News Austin, January 19, 2018, "Three Texas Cities Top Film-Friendly List"

MovieMaker Magazine, January 16, 2018, "Best Places to Live and Work as a MovieMaker

November 2017

BisNow, November 29, 2017, "Duel to the Death - And Beyond - For Central Texas Film Locations"

San Antonio Business Journal, November 22, 2017, "SA Pitches for TV Sitcom As Area Snares Movie Project From Austin"

SHOOT, November 13, 2017, "LocationEXPO at AFM Draws Traffic, Favorable Feedback"

San Antonio Current, November 2, 2017, "San Antonio Teen Filmmaker Wins International Competition"

August 2017

Rivard Report, August 6, 2017, “Local Industry Takes Center Stage at 2017 SA Film Festival Awards

June 2017

Variety Magazine, June 23, 2017, “San Antonio Tax Rebate Can Be Added to Texas Cash Grant for Incentive Boost

KENS5, June 19, 2017, “Film and TV Production Boost San Antonio Economy Following Ninja Warrior Success

May 2017

WOAI, May 23, 2017, “Student Filmmakers Sought for New Contest Celebrating San Antonio

April 2017

Shoot Online, April 9, 2017, “ROI at AFCI; Incentives A Hot Topic at Locations and Global Production & Finance Confab

March 2017, March 14, 2017, “SA Filmmakers / Fans Hang Out at SXSW

TPR, March 14, 2017, “San Antonio Showcases Itself A Cozier New Locale at SXSW

San Antonio Current, March 13, 2017, “American Ninja Warrior Filming Brings Street Closures to Downtown

KENS5, March 13, 2017, “Downtown Roads to Close for American Ninja Warrior

San Antonio Express-News, March 13, 2017, “SA’s Ninja Warrior TV Shoot

Spectrum News, March 12, “American Ninja Warrior Coming to Texas

WOAI – 1200 News Radio, March 11, 2017, Ninjas Will Rule in Downtown San Antonio Later This Month, March 10, 2017, “Street Closures: American Ninja Warrior to Film Episodes in Downtown San Antonio

WOAI, March 10, “Street Closures: American Ninja Warrior to Film Episodes in Downtown San Antonio

KTSA, March 9, 2017, “City Council to Vote on Film Festival Funding

Spectrum News, March 5, 2017, “City Council Week Ahead: Property Taxes, San Antonio Film Festivals

San Antonio Magazine, March 2017 Issue, “The Big Picture: San Antonio’s Film Industry

December 2016, December 27, 2016, “American Ninja Warrior Set to Film in San Antonio”

KXAN, December 27, 2016, “American Ninja Warrior Making a Stop in Texas

MovieMaker Magazine, Winter 2017 Issue, “Swing States: With the Ups and Downs of Tax Incentives Across America, Lives and Movies Hang in the Balance