The Capital City is getting some new moviemaking digs.
“Dazed And Confused” may be Austin’s claim to movie fame, but that doesn’t mean filmmaking in the Capital City peaked in the ‘90s.
Central Texas will become home to three new studios, signaling the city’s growing popularity among filmmakers. Austin’s sunny weather and creative scene are part of what make the region a desirable location for moviemaking, but the Capital City also already has a strong film culture.
This is supported in part by the Austin Film Society which was founded in 1985 by director Richard Linklater. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production complex that houses several local production companies and vendors.
And, as Austinites are well aware, movies and television shows are filmed there all the time — but the city doesn’t exactly have the studio space to support it. Crews (including for HBO’s recent “Love & Death” series) often work out of unused warehouse space.
Cue: three new Austin-area film studios. These include:
Stray Vista Studios | Dripping Springs
Opened in February
Stray Vista Studios operates the biggest “Volume” soundstage in the state.
Hill Country Studios | San Marcos
Groundbreaking in 2023
$267 million project
This studio is expected to have a 15 acre-backlot, 12 stages and 310,000 sqft of offices.
Former Netflix executive Kevin Bar was tapped last fall as the studio’s Chief Operations Officer.