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Brian is Director of the Austin Film Commission (part of Visit Austin). The Austin Film Commission works to bring film, television and commercial productions to Austin while advocating for production on a local level. Brian was born in Ireland and grew up in Boston and Milwaukee before relocating to Austin. Brian has explored his passion for film, working on numerous Austin-shot film productions and working as a location scout for the Texas Film Commission. Before coming to the Visit Austin, Brian spent three years as a design and video coordinator with PBE as they built two exhibit halls for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

ATX Television Festival

ATX Television Festival kicks off Season 5 this year, June 9-12. To celebrate the milestone, the festival has some very special programming, including: killer reunions ("Rescue Me," "The Shield,"…

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2015 Austin Film Festival

The Austin Film Festival , October 29 - November 5, is unlike any other film festival as it is the first of its kind to celebrate the writer. In it's 22nd year, the Austin Film Festival showcases the…

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Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest is the Alamo Drafthouse's annual genre film festival featuring the horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult films from around the world. The fest, September 24-October…

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Austin Film Year in Review

To say 2014 was a phenomenal year for Austin film is an understatement. The Austin Film Commission launched our NEW Production Directory , Austin Studios ' renovation and expansion started, the City of…

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