Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission Records at the Texas State Archives, 1996-2015, bulk 2000-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records
Dates: 1996-2015
Dates (Bulk): bulk 2000-2014
Abstract: Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Records include correspondence, organizational charts, articles, presentations, speeches, handouts/informational documents, locations images, and databases. Dates range from 1996 to 2015, bulk 2000 to 2014. The records consist exclusively of electronic files, and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Quantity: 9.71 GB (3,396 files)
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons upon the recommendation of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 2014 there were 277.4 full-time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling and Advance; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning, and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

The Texas Film Commission (TFC) originated as a part of the Office of the Governor when it was created by Governor Preston Smith in 1971 (Executive Order, 62nd Texas Legislature). It was originally intended to "encourage the development of the film-communication industry" in the state, and continues its original mandate by supporting and promoting media industries in Texas. It offers an array of resources and incentives, and has expanded to serve the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries. In 1987, it joined the Texas Economic Development Commission under the Texas Department of Commerce. Along with the Texas Music Office, the TFC was returned to the Office of the Governor after Ann Richards became governor in 1991. In 2007, the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program was created, giving the TFC the ability to award grants to films, television, commercials, and video games being produced in the state (House Bill 1634, 80th Legislature). The same bill also created the Workforce Training Program and the Texas Moving Image Archive program, both under the supervision of the TFC. The TFC also administers the Film Friendly Texas program and the Temporary Use of State Property program, publishes the Texas Production Directory, and runs a job hotline listing cast, crew, and video game/animation positions.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor Workforce Summary, accessed on May 5, 2016; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the TRAIL Web Archive on May 5, 2016; various versions of the Texas Film Commission's website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the TRAIL Web Archive on May 5, 2016; and the records themselves.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950 in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1990. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1990 to 1998. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the Executive Committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was elected governor of Texas first on November 5, 2002 and then reelected on November 7, 2006 and November 2, 2010.

As governor, he focused primarily on issues of economy, education, and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. Throughout his governorship, Perry espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives. In the field of healthcare, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. In 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine. The order was overturned by the State Legislature the following August. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. Perry was officially cleared of all charges in February 2016.

On December 14, 2016, Perry was named as United States Secretary of Energy nominee by President-elect Donald Trump. Following confirmation by the United States Senate on March 2, 2017, Perry was confirmed. In April 2017, Perry ordered a study of the national electric grid, with a focus on coal power.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, dated November 17, 2014; Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, "Perry to End Bid for Presidency," New York Times, January 19, 2012, accessed on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race," CNN, September 11, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin, "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury," MSNBC, August 12, 2014, accessed on August 17, 2014; Eugene Scott, "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry," CNN, July 24, 2015, accessed on July 26, 2015; and Carrie Dann, "Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry," NBC News, February 24, 2016, accessed on April 8, 2016.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Records include correspondence, organizational charts, articles, presentations, speeches, handouts/informational documents, locations images, and databases. Dates range from 1996 to 2015, bulk 2000 to 2014. The records consist exclusively of electronic files.

The Administrative correspondence series includes the correspondence, attachments, memos, and related notes of TFC directors Tom Copeland, Bob Hudgins, and Evan E. Fitzmaurice, and assistant/interim director Carol Pirie, dating from 1997 to 2012. The Legislation files series documents the TFC's role in advocating for key TFC programs, primarily the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the use of state properties in media productions. Records include email correspondence, notes, summaries, slide presentations, handouts, and web pages dating 2007 to 2014. The Organizational charts series contains organizational charts showing the structure of the office in 2004 under director Tom Copeland; in 2005 under interim director Carol Pirie; in 2010 under director Bob Hudgins; and in 2011 under director Evan Fitzmaurice. The Outside publications series includes articles, drafts, images, email exchanges, and editorial guidelines from publishers related to the appearance of the TFC in various publications. Dates range from 2000 to 2013. The Presentations and speeches series documents outreach and informational activities of the TFC, and contains slide presentations and notes or outlines for speeches. Records date from 2000 to 2015, bulk 2007 to 2014. The Production files series highlights the TFC's role in providing resources to support media production in the state, and include email correspondence, lists, and images. Records date from 1996 to 2014, bulk 1996 to 2001. The Publication development files series contains components of the publication of the Texas Production Directory/Texas Production Manual (TPD/TPM), and includes databases, application forms and material, planning material, and formatting/presentation information for the TPD. Records date from 1998 to 2015, bulk 2001 to 2008. Original file and folder naming has been retained throughout the records, but acronyms or abbreviations in folder names have been replaced with complete words or phrases when possible.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files, spreadsheets, photographs and graphic images, databases, slide presentations, email messages, web pages, project management files, desktop publishing files, system files, and technical files for the formatting and display of documents, databases, web pages, or publications. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents and slide presentations, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .eml for email messages, and .html for web pages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

The electronic records described in the finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive.


Organization of the Records

The records are organized into seven series:
Administrative correspondence, 1997-2012, 3.42 MB (27 files)
Legislation files, 2007-2014, 11.17 MB (83 files)
Organizational charts, 2004-2011, 188.50 KB (6 files)
Outside publications, 2000-2013, 236.00 MB (142 files)
Presentations and speeches, 2000-2015, bulk 2007-2014, 1.71 GB (193 files)
Production files, 1996-2014, bulk 1996-2001, 4.19 MB (121 files)
Publication development files, 1998-2015, bulk 2001-2008, 7.75 GB (2,824 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, including but not limited to personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); personal mailing addresses and personal phone numbers that the TFC may have indicated would be kept private, and personal financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Records series in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to each of them. The terms of access are found following the series description.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Certain electronic files in the records may require specific software to access. Technical requirements will be specified in series description.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Film Commission.
Subjects (Persons):
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Motion picture industry--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Articles--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Databases--Texas.
Digital file formats--Texas.
Digital images--Texas.
Directories--Texas.
Organizational charts--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.
Speeches (documents)--Texas.
Functions:
Promoting the motion picture, television, and other media industries.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Governor George W. Bush Texas Film Commission records, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1999-2000, 0.8 cubic ft. [These records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.]
Texas Department of Commerce, Executive Office records, 1985-1991, bulk 1988-1991, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Film Commission, Photographic media of Texas film locations, 1970-2000, 80 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 2013/101-1 thru 76 and 2014/079-1 thru 4.]
Texas House of Representatives Cultural and Historical Resources Committee, 1978-1991, 10 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1994/043-1 thru 10.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor on January 29th, 2015; an addendum was received on April 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Caitlin Burhans, May 2017

Appraisal Information

The following series in the Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records were appraised by Archives staff: Itineraries, Presentations and speeches, and Publication development files. Itineraries were determined to be not archival, as they contain routine travel information that does not serve to document the main functions of the Film Commission. Presentations and speeches were determined to be archival, as they are the product of high level staff and serve as evidence of the outreach/informational activities of the office. Publication development files, including database files and website files, were partially retained as archival. Primarily, database files that contributed to the creation of the Texas Production Directory following its transition to an online-only model in 2008 were retained as the only known records of the annual publication from those years.

Further description of appraisal decisions can be found with the Presentations and speeches and Publication development files series. A copy of the full appraisal report for the above series is available in the Archives reading room in the Appraisal Reports binder, as well as on the Texas State Library and Archives website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/govperrytxfilm.html.


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

Administrative correspondence, 1997-2012,
3.42 MB (27 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Administrative correspondence includes the correspondence, attachments, memos, and related notes of TFC directors Tom Copeland, Bob Hudgins, and Evan E. Fitzmaurice, and assistant/interim director Carol Pirie, dating from 1997 to 2012. Correspondents include Speaker of the House Joe Straus, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, other legislators, colleagues, and industry professionals. Records primarily relate to legislation and Texas Government Code affecting the TFC, with a particular focus on planning for and reporting on the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files and email messages. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents, and .eml for email messages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records, particularly personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Correspondence, 2009
[338.00 KB (2 files)]
Rules- Legislative, 2009
[338.00 KB (2 files)]
Correspondence-administrative, 2003-2012
[1.06 MB (10 files)]
Proposed Legislative Correspondence, 1997-2009
[2.03 MB (15 files)]



Legislation files, 2007-2014,
11.17 MB (83 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Legislation files document the TFC's role in advocating for key TFC programs, primarily the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the use of state properties in media productions. Records include email correspondence, notes, summaries, slide presentations, handouts, and web pages dating 2007 to 2014. Records appear to be communication with/about, preparation for, or components of presentations to Texas state legislative bodies or committees, including the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee and the Subcommittee on Economic Development.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or text files, slide presentations, email messages, and web pages. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents and slide presentations, .eml for email messages, and .html for web pages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislation files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records, particularly personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 HB 374 - State Properties, 2011
[56.99 KB (2 files)]
Archive, 2011
[56.99 KB (2 files)]
Incentive Program, 2007-2014
[10.98 MB (77 files)]
Dallas Workshop 2014, 2014
[493.43 KB (1 file)]
Hearing - Culture, Recreation & Tourism, 2010
[51.95 KB (1 file)]
Power Point Reference Materials, 2013
[1.44 MB (1 file)]
Rules, 2007-2014
[7.54 MB (72 files)]
Webinar Notes - 2013-09, 2013
[1.47 MB (2 files)]
Legislative, 2012-2014
[137.09 KB (4 files)]
2013 Session _83rd, 2012-2013
[56.00 KB (2 files)]
2015 Session_84th, 2014
[81.09 KB (2 files)]



Organizational charts, 2004-2011,
188.50 KB (6 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Organizational charts are graphic representations of the internal structure of the office and relationships between personnel and document changes in the administration of the office over time. Records date from 2004 to 2011, and include organizational charts showing the structure of the office in 2004 under director Tom Copeland; in 2005 under interim director Carol Pirie; in 2010 under director Bob Hudgins; and in 2011 under director Evan Fitzmaurice.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Organizational charts, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Administration, 2004-2011
[188.50 KB (6 files)]
Personnel, 2004-2011
[188.50 KB (6 files)]



Outside publications, 2000-2013,
236.00 MB (142 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Outside publications include articles, drafts, images, email exchanges, and editorial guidelines from publishers related the appearance of the TFC in various publications. Records cover articles advertising TFC programs and services, articles authored by TFC directors but not directly related to the functions of the TFC, and general interest articles related to media production in Texas. Dates range from 2000 to 2013. The Advertising folder relates to TFC appearances in print publications advertising its functions and services, including articles on the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program in the magazines P3 Update and ShootOnline, general agency information in the London-based locations directory The Location Guide, and an article spotlighting the office in Markee 2.0 magazine. The Media folder includes Screen magazine articles and possibly other magazine articles written by Director Bob Hudgins, select email correspondence regarding media coverage of the agency, and location images. The Publications (Outside) folder contains an article by Director Tom Copeland for POV magazine regarding media production in Austin, Texas; a series of articles for the Rio Grande Valley newspaper the Valley Morning Star regarding film production in the area; and articles or drafts of articles on the functions of the agency, location services, the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive program and media production for various other publications.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files, photographs and graphic images, email messages, and web pages. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .eml for email messages, and .html for web pages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Outside publications, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records, particularly personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Advertising, 2009-2013
[42.16 MB (16 files)]
Directory Listings (industry guides), 2009-2013
[42.16 MB (16 files)]
Media, 2005-2012
[192.96 MB (103 files)]
Magazines, 2005-2012
[192.96 MB (103 files)]
Publications (Outside), 2000-2007
[901.50 KB (23 files)]
POV, 2003
[30.00 KB (1 file)]
Valley Morning Star - Film Series, 2006
[445.50 KB (8 files)]
Loose files, 2000-2007
[426.00 KB (14 files)]



Presentations and speeches, 2000-2015, bulk 2007-2014,
1.71 GB (193 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Presentations and speeches document outreach and informational activities of the TFC, and contains slide presentations and notes or outlines for speeches. Records date from 2000 to 2015. Presentations and speeches are directed toward a wide range of audiences; most presentations appear to have been geared toward the general public, schools, or individuals interested in becoming part of the media industry. While some presentations cover specific topics such as the video game industry in Texas or the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, the majority of the presentations and speeches contain the same basic information on the function and activities of the agency, with a few additional slides customized to the event or speaker. Several additional slide presentations on the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program can be found in the Legislation files series.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or text files, photographs, and slide presentations. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents or slide presentations, and .jpg for photographic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Presentations and speeches, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Appraisal Information
The Presentations and speeches series was appraised and determined to be archival. The content of the presentations and speeches included in the series is in large part duplicated across the files with small changes or additions based on the particular audience addressed. However, they are the product of high level staff and serve as valuable evidence of the outreach/informational activities of the office.
A copy of the full appraisal report for these series is available in the Archives reading room in the Appraisal Reports binder, as well as on the Texas State Library and Archives website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/govperrytxfilm.html.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Events, 2009-2011
[449.50 KB (2 files)]
DIFF, 2009
[445.50 KB (1 file)]
Game On Texas Education Summit, 2011
[24.00 KB (1 file)]
Game Industry, 2009
[19.27 MB (1 file)]
Career Information, 2009
[19.27 MB (1 file)]
PowerPoint- Speeches, 2000-2015
[1.59 GB (165 files)]
Carol's PowerPoints, 2000-2015
[1.43 GB (124 files)]
City of Irving (Bob), 2008
[1.01 MB (1 file)]
Digital Media Council Presentations, 2007
[4.28 MB (1 file)]
Evan E. Fitzmaurice Leadership PowerPoints, 2011-2012
[54.74 MB (13 files)]
Film Expo Texas, 2007
[7.52 MB (1 file)]
Incentives, 2007-2014
[18.19 MB (8 files)]
Katie Kelly United Methodist Church Questor Class PowerPoint, 2013
[10.67 MB (1 file)]
Lago Vista Elementary School Career Day, 2008
[3.93 MB (1 file)]
Leadership Speech PowerPoints, 2013
[2.86 MB (1 file)]
Session Hearing Testimony Speeches, 2011-2012
[50.65 KB (3 files)]
Show Business (D), 2006
[18.25 MB (1 file)]
UT Austin Portugal Initiative 2010 Speech, 2010
[6.33 MB (4 files)]
Loose files, 2008-2014
[35.01 MB (6 files)]
PowerPoint- Speeches (addendum), 2004-2014
[103.20 MB (25 files)]
~old, 2004-2014
[33.79 MB (20 files)]
~source, 2004
[69.41 MB (5 files)]



Production files, 1996-2014, bulk 1996-2001,
4.19 MB (121 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Production files highlight the TFC's role in providing resources to support media production in the state. Records include email correspondence regarding Texas license plates for use in films and television, and the use of an online video featuring Governor Perry. They also contain numerous lists of location images grouped by region, paired with images locating each region in the state. Records date from 1996 to 2014, bulk 1996 to 2001.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files, graphic images, and email messages. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents, .jpg for graphic images, and .eml for email messages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Production files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Production, 1996-2014
[4.19 MB (121 files)]
License_Plates, 2009
[150.00 KB (5 files)]
Photo_Library, 1996-2001
[3.97 MB (115 files)]
Loose file, 2014
[79.50 KB (1 file)]



Publication development files, 1998-2015, bulk 2001-2008,
7.75 GB (2,824 files)

Under Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission (TFC) served the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, and video games industries in the state, offering an array of resources and incentives. The TFC's main functions included administering the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and the Film Friendly Texas program; publishing the annual Texas Production Directory/Manual; maintaining a job hotline for cast, crew, and video game/animation positions; and providing resources and information to facilitate media production in the state. Publication development files contain components of the publication of the Texas Production Directory/Texas Production Manual (TPD/TPM), a resource created by the TFC providing general listings of freelancers, companies, and associations involved with media production in Texas. The manual was printed through 2006, and has been available online through the agency's website since 2008. The term "manual" was favored for the printed version of the document, while the online version is now referred to as a "directory." Records include versions of the full TPD database as well as databases of distinct sets of data within the main database. Also present are application forms and material, planning material, and formatting/presentation information for the TPD. Microsoft Access copies of the TPM database were likely used on the back end of the TFC website to display the TPD online. Records date from 1998 to 2015, bulk 2001 to 2008.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files, spreadsheets, photographs and graphic images, databases, slide presentations, email messages, web pages, project management files, desktop publishing files, system files, and technical files for the formatting and display of documents, databases, web pages, or publications. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .pdf for text documents or slide presentations, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .eml for email messages, and .html for web pages. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the creating agency, but were grouped intellectually into the series appearing in this finding aid.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Publication development files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Texas Film Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Appraisal Information
The Publication development files series includes both database files (copies of TPD/TPM back-end databases and related publication/planning components) and website files (web content created for the TFC website and the Office of the Governor website, as well as a number of supporting technical files, files related to the design and development of web content, and other files related to web content). This series was appraised and partially retained as archival. In the appraisal report, the database files and website files were appraised separately as Databases and Information Systems and State Publications/Publication Development Files respectively. However, the Databases and Information Systems series follows the retention requirements for the underlying data the databases contain. Due to their relationship with the publication of the TPD/TPM, the database files were best categorized as Publication Development Files. As a result, the Publication development files series includes both website files and database files.
The database files were partially retained as archival; database files that contributed to the creation of the TPD following its transition to an online-only model in 2008 were retained as the only known records of the annual publication from those years. The website files were appraised as not archival, with the exception of a number of TPD database files used to display the directory on the TFC website. These database files fall into the same category as the other databases that were retained. It was determined that since the TFC website was being routinely captured on TRAIL, the copies of web pages and technical elements of those pages were not archival. In theory, individual components of a website (PDFs, images, other documents) that are unique records (not existing elsewhere in the agency’s records), and that can also be classified under a series with an archival requirement, would be considered archival. However, no such records were identified here, and it was impractical to review every website file and compare it against all other TFC records. Ultimately, all of the website files were determined to be not archival.
A copy of the full appraisal report for these series is available in the Archives reading room in the Appraisal Reports binder, as well as on the Texas State Library and Archives website at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/govperrytxfilm.html.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, including but not limited to personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137), personal mailing addresses and personal phone numbers that the TFC may have indicated would be kept private, and personal financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Databases, some proprietary formats, and various system files and technical elements included in the records will not display through the Texas Digital Archive user interface. In some cases, proprietary software is required for access. Contact Archives staff for further information and to request access to these files.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 TPD, 1998-2014
[6.82 GB (2,472 files)]
myriadpro, 2000
[3.21 MB (13 files)]
planted, 2001
[5.86 MB (4 files)]
TFC-Template, 2006-2007
[114.97 KB (19 files)]
Loose files, 1998-2014
[6.81 GB (2,436 files)]
TPD (addendum), 2001-2008
[354.32 MB (262 files)]
Website, 2002-2015
[599.55 MB (90 files)]