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The Source: San Antonio On The Screen, But Filmed Elsewhere

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Television shows like NBC's "The Night Shift" are set in San Antonio, but filmed in New Mexico.

The new NBC drama "The Night Shift" starts tonight and is set in San Antonio, but the show itself is filmed in Albuquerque. A new movie, "The Texas Way," stars Reese Witherspoon as a San Antonio Police officer. It was filmed in New Orleans. 

Like the middle child of Texas, San Antonio welcomes the attention, but why are we watching those productions, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have come along with them, walk out the door? 

Is San Antonio and Texas doing enough to capture the film industry? Or have the tax-incentive game of production become a race to the bottom?

Guests:

  • Drew Mayer-Oakes, film commissioner for city of San Antonio
  • Luis Munoz, producer and director for Bauhaus Media Group

*This is the third segment in the May 27 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. 

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