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The Carolyn Jackson Collection, no. 6 - The Texas Film Commission

Carolyn Jackson

Sound | 1981

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  •  Carolyn switches things up and is interviewed by Mark Hannah 
  •  The beginnings of the Texas Film Commission 
  •  Jackson outlines her role in the commercial division of the Commission 
  •  What's next for the Texas Film Commission 
  •  Carolyn discusses casting and the Film Texas newsletter 
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In a departure from her normal role as interviewer, Carolyn Jackson is interviewed by fellow Austin television personality Mark Hanna about the Texas Film Commission. Jackson provides an overview of the film commission and discusses her personal involvement with the organization. Created in 1971 by Governor Preston Smith, the Texas Film Commission focused on promoting the production of new television, film, and other multimedia in Texas. Jackson was employed in the commercial division, working to bring advertisement production to Texas. The discussion includes a list of films in production or recently produced in Texas at the time: The Long Summer of George Adams, Southern Comfort, The Border, Back Roads, Raggedy Man and Barbarosa . Also mentioned is the then-pending state of production for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Carolyn Jackson was on the air in Austin as a daytime lifestyle show host during the late 1960s and 1970s. She began her broadcast career when she joined KTBC in 1968 as the host of Women's World, which was later renamed The Carolyn Jackson Show. In the late 1970s, Jackson moved the show to KTVV (now NBC affiliate KXAN.)

These excerpts represent a small sample of Jackson's work. The bulk of her collection is made up of interviews with Texas personalities or from Hollywood film release press junkets, but the collection also includes feature stories, outtakes, and behind the scenes clips.