Attention TXMPA Central Region members, potential members and friends. Do you care about the moving image industry in Texas?
Our legislative rallying cry/ kickoff mixer & information session will be Monday, January 26 from 6-9 at:
214 E. 6th St, Austin 78701
512 479 0474
just a couple of doors down from the Alamo Ritz.
Bob Hudgins, Texas Film Commissioner
Brandon Aghamalian, TXMPA lobbyist with Hillco Partners
Come early for networking Happy Hour (till 7) with great food & drink
This is a very important meeting for all of us.
WE HAVE A BILL. WE HAVE BILL SPONSORS IN HOUSE & SENATE.
We have a new speaker of the house. The legislature is in full swing, and we will know who all the power players are- committee chairs, etc. The past few months have been about raising money & membership numbers (which we do still need.) Now we turn our focus to action. At this meeting we will talk about what to do when to whom. Brandon & Bob can answer questions about our legislation, and best tactics for getting it passed & funded. We’ll talk about lobby day. Bring ideas you have for how to make our message heard. We’ll have volunteer assignments, letters to sign, etc. As most of you know, there has been a lot of bad press lately regarding incentives.
Now more than ever, WE NEED EVERYONE TO COME TOGETHER. We’ll have special guests & plenty of networking time, so we promise it will be fun as well as informative. If you are concerned about the state of the moving image industry in Texas, COME TO THIS MEETING! NOW IS OUR MOMENT! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
WHAT YOU CAN DO THIS WEEK & NEXT.
1. Recruit 5 new people. An antique dealer, a film buff, an aunt, your neighbor, or anyone else you can get to care. If you can get them to join, great. If not, at least get their emails, go to website, & add them to email list. 20 seconds total. We need to build outreach so when it’s time for letter avalanche we reach as many people as possible.
2. FIND OUT WHO REPRESENTS YOU. WRITE THEM.
Go to this link to find your legislators. http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us Scroll down to your Texas State Senator & Representative. Then, write them.
It can literally be done in 2 minutes. You just check email, fill in your information, and then enter a brief message. Please support the Moving Image Industry Incentives. Add a brief personal comment like “Thanks for your support. I’m an actor. We need this legislation! Our jobs have left the state. We have families too.” You get the picture.
If you are concerned about the state of the moving image industry in Texas, COME TO THIS MEETING! NOW IS OUR MOMENT!
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!