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San Marcos is a "Film Friendly Community" listed by the Texas Film Commission-and we welcome your project! Our iconic historical buildings and the pristine San Marcos River make our community a natural choice for television and film projects.

Past Projects


San Marcos has hosted movies such as Boyhood, Tiramisu For Two, Everybody Wants Some, The Getaway, Courage Under Fire, The War At Home, Race With The Devil, The Ringer, and The Tree of Life.

The award-winning documentary Yakona was filmed exclusively in San Marcos and in the pristine San Marcos River.

The television series Friday Night Lights filmed many of its scenes at Texas State University, and American Crime, which won an Emmy in 2015, filmed downtown.

The PBS series Texas Music Café won a "Telly Award" for the show's 2009 debut episode, " Cheatham Street Warehouse Class of '87," featuring James McMurtry, Bruce Robison, Hal Ketchum, Terri Hendrix, Todd Snider, John Arthur Martinez, and several other nationally acclaimed artists who started their musical careers in the local music hall.