Austin, Texas has a long history of being the capital of entertainment in the US. From its rich music scene to its thriving film industry, Austin is one of the most creative places on earth. But what if we tell you that Austin could soon be recognized as “the next Hollywood”?
In recent years, many studios have been opening up in the city and more big-name celebrities are moving there too! From Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios, Sandra Bullock purchasing her own home in Austin, and the region’s history of movie production where films such as “Miss Congeniality” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and more independents films to award-winning silver-screens that are part of Austin’s pop culture.
As Austin continues to grow in popularity, it’s important to know how the city is preparing for an influx of celebrities and productions. According to Austin Business Journal, popular streaming service and production company Netflix reportedly leased 20,000 square feet in East Austin for more than a year while HBO has leased 110,000 square feet for a year in Kyle Crossing — about 20 minutes South of Austin.
HBO will utilize their Kyle Crossing space as their storage while filming Lockhart and Netflix is reportedly casting Austin-based individuals for a reality show Roaring Twenties, but it is unclear whether the space Netflix leased for will be used for the said production. Earlier this year, Netflix’s franchise series Queer Eye returned to Austin for the show’s sixth season.
We are also seeing Wall Street firms migrate to Austin as well as large tech corporations that will have a major impact on the region’s economy and housing market. It shows that an expansion is expected in the upcoming years notably in various employment sectors in the region.