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Two major Hollywood film studios, HBO and Netflix, have reportedly signed separate short-term leases in Central Texas for parts of this year, ahead of upcoming projects in Central Texas.

According to a report by Austin Business Journal, HBO leased about 110,000 square feet for a year in Kyle Crossing, 1980 Kohlers Crossing in Kyle, about 20 minutes South of Austin. Netflix has leased 20,000 square feet in East Austin, 2008 Alexander Ave, for between 12-18 months.

HBO will film a true-crime series in Lockhart and use the leased space for storage. Netflix will use its space for production but has yet to reveal more details of the shoot.

It is unclear how many people will be stationed at each location—no Austin jobs were posted by the companies as of Monday.

This isn't Austin's first experience in the glamorous world of film; around 400 Central Texans were hired for the AMC production of "Fear of the Walking Dead;" and the CW's "Walker," a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, hired Austin actors.

Additionally, Hollywood film production company Line 204 Studios announced in June plans to plant a 546-acre film studio and movie-making facility in Bastrop.


(Bob Daemmrich)

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