City Becomes ‘Film Friendly Texas Community’

Film Friendly designation | Image by Gov. Greg Abbott/Twitter

Forney has been designated a “Film Friendly Texas Community” by the Texas Film Commission, making it the 22nd city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to share that distinction.

“We are grateful to the Texas Film Commission for designating the City of Forney as a Film Friendly Texas Certified Community,” city manager Charles Daniels said in a news release. “This recognition provides an excellent chance to introduce our community to a broader audience, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunities this designation will bring.”

Gov. Greg Abbott congratulated Forney on the designation. More than 175 other cities across the state have received the same designation.

“Texas is brimming with promise, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our communities to ensure they have the knowledge and tools needed to succeed,” Abbott said.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, some of the most memorable titles have been filmed in North Texas, including Bonnie and Clyde, Armageddon, Dallas, Walker, Texas Ranger, and The Chosen.

To become certified as a Film Friendly Texas Community, applicants must attend a workshop hosted by the Texas Film Commission, pass filming guidelines, and submit at least five photos of filming locations.

According to the governor’s website, $2 billion has been spent, and 183,000 production jobs have been created in Texas since 2007 through the Texas Film Commission’s work.

Other recognizable titles filmed in Texas include Office Space, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Selena, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Hope Floats, and Dazed and Confused.

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