This year, our Film Commission had the opportunity to spend a week in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Film Festival. We had an incredible time and a very successful booth. Our main event featured Jackie Siegel, better known as the Queen of Versailles. Star of the 2012 Sundance Festival award winning movie, Ms.Siegel hosted a Texas Tea. Hundreds of people in attendance flocked to our booth to get autographs and photos taken by the Queen herself.
A successful SXSW!
As the days went by, we were able to connect and meet with industry leaders including President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and recent Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer. As always we were working hard to shine a light on our great filming locations on the Emerald Coast. Next we will head out to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. It’s sure to be another exciting event.