Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bob Hudgins to resign as Texas film commissioner

Bob Hudgins, Texas film commissioner for the last five years, will resign at the end of this month, he confirmed to me today. (This link is to an early blog post as the story was shaking out.)

He says he's basically burned out from the road and looking to perhaps get back into the film biz, but there is also a harassment investigation which he says he requested after allegations were made. He denies anything happened, but says he can't offer more specifics now.

Hudgins was a longtime locations scout prior to joining the Illinois Film Commission. In Texas he helped jump-start the industry by leading the way for a film incentives program. More from me on this in tomorrow's Dallas Morning News.

Here is my final article that appeared in the Morning News and includes discussion of the harassment investigation involving Hudgins.


Anonymous said...

looks like you missed the bigger story... i.e. the investigation into Hudgins by the governor's office because of alleged unscrupulous activities

Joe M. O'Connell said...

That was an early blog. The complete story ran in the Dallas Morning News: