|(a) Feature Films and Television Programs designated
by the Texas Film Commission (Commission) as a Texas Heritage Project
may receive an additional 2.5% of total in-state spending.
(b) When evaluating a project as a Texas Heritage Project,
the Commission will consider:
(1) The current and likely future effect on the promotion
of Texas' historic, cultural, natural or man-made resources;
(2) The current and likely future economic impact on
Texas communities through direct production spending and tourism;
(3) The significant involvement in the project, as
determined by the Commission, by Texas residents in positions of significant
creative or economic influence, such as producer, director, or investor;
(4) The portrayal of Texas and Texans in a positive
fashion, as determined by the Commission.
(c) Designation as a Texas Heritage Project is discretionary
and is made by sole determination of the Commission. Only a select
few projects will qualify for this designation. The Commission is
not required to make this designation for any project and may decline
to do so for any reason.
(d) Up to $2,500,000 of Texas Moving Image Industry
Incentive Program funds may be used during each biennium for awarding
the additional grant to designated Texas Heritage Projects.