Sunday, May 31, 2009

Don't Mess with Texas

State: Film on Waco tragedy messes with Texas' image | Front page | - Houston Chronicle: "Movie producer Emilio Ferrari vowed last week to move ahead with his $30 million screen depiction of the deadly 1993 clash between federal agents and Branch Davidian cultists, even though the Texas Film Commission says the project could taint Texas’ image and is unworthy of taxpayer support.
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The Texas Film Commission’s director, Bob Hudgins, said the movie would not be eligible for a state rebate of up to 15 percent on in-state production costs because the movie doesn’t “accurately portray Texans.” In language creating the stipend, lawmakers specified that Film Commission grants should be denied movies that distort facts to make Texas look bad."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Texas embraces the Branch Davidians? And wants to sustain their reputation?

I wish Texas would secede.