VIDEO: Actor lobbies to make red state new ‘film capital of the world’ over California

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Actor Dennis Quaid is working on turning Texas into a replacement for Hollywood in the film-making industry.

Quaid, whose hometown is Houston, appeared on Fox News’s Jesse Watters Primetime on Friday to lobby for more funding towards film projects in his home state. The actor, along with other native Texan actors, took part in an ad to encourage support for funding to the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program.

According to Quaid, Texas is “more business friendly” and has the potential to become “the film capital of the world.”

He said, “I can’t remember the last time I made a film in California, to tell you the truth. You know, they still do their game shows there and talk shows and stuff that everybody films in Georgia or Oklahoma or whatever, because it doesn’t matter where it’s supposed to take place cause it’s cheaper. You know, they’re getting 30%, up to 40% of their money back, you know, through tax credits there. And we want Texas to compete with that.”

Jesse Watters tweeted Friday, “Dennis Quaid tells Primetime why he, Matthew McConaughey, Owen Wilson and other actors are teaming up to ditch Hollywood to make Texas the movie capital of the world.”


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