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Report: HBO, Netflix lease space in Austin ahead of Central Texas projects

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Austin is already the Live Music Capital of the World and a major tech hub, but is Tinseltown the next stop for ATX?


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.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway