Fort Worth is one of the best cities for moviemakers

We made MovieMaker Magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” for 2023.

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Behind the scenes of the filming of “1883.”

It should come as no surprise that Fort Worth was named one of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” in MovieMaker Magazine. The magazine lauded our film culture (think: the Lone Star Film Festival) and how easy it is to snag a filming permit.

What can we say? The camera loves Fort Worth’s big blue sky.

No wonder so many films and television shows have been shot here, including:

  • “1883" | The prequel to “Yellowstone” stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and a number of Fort Worth locations.
  • “Logan’s Run” | This sci-fi flick used Fort Worth Water Gardens’ active pool for scenes.
  • “Bottle Rocket” | Wes Anderson’s first feature film was shot entirely in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Hillsboro.

Creator of “Yellowstone” and Fort Worthian, Taylor Sheridan is also filming a show about Bass Reeves here. Catch it on Paramount+ when it premieres (hopefully by the end of 2023). Don’t want to fork over the $4.99 per month? We challenge you to binge all five seasons of “Yellowstone” using the free 30-day trial.

Do you have a favorite film set in Fort Worth? Let us know.

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