Texas Film Commission Denies Incentives for Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’

Posted on 09 December 2010 by Christian

The Texas Film Commission has denied incentives for “Machete,” the controversial immigration-related feature film from Robert Rodriguez’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.

In a brief, formal letter dated Dec. 1 and released Wednesday by Katherine Cesinger , a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission cited part of a state code that says requests for film incentives can be denied “because of inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.”

The letter was signed by Carol Pirie , deputy director of the commission, and dated one day after former commission director Bob Hudgins resigned amid government findings that he sexually harassed female employees

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