Baldwin, well known from his role as Detective Beau Felton on the popular NBC series Homicide: Life on the Streets, currently lives in south central Texas, near Canyon Lake.Originally from Massapequa, New York, Baldwin says he loves Texas’ laid-back lifestyle. I have two little kids, it’s a great quality of life.Baldwin, now a local, is interested in resurrecting the film industry in south central Texas, noting that increased filming benefits the economy in multiple ways.First, there are the jobs created for crew and behind the scenes personnel.With the rise of all these APIs and the browser race to implement them, you’d think that currently we can do pretty much everything in Java Script and even if we currently can’t due to browser support issues, we will once the specs are implemented. There are still things we can’t do, and there’s no specification to address them at the time of this writing and no way to do them with the APIs we already have (or if there is a way, it’s unreasonably complicated).Before rushing to tell me “no, we can”, keep reading.But also, if a production is being filmed in Austin, Texas, Baldwin explains, the wardrobe is not going to be flown in at extra baggage cost.Instead, stylists will head to Austin boutiques and buy their wardrobe, crew members will nosh on lunch at local eateries, and actors will rest at local hotel rooms. Scenes from unlikely films such as Hope Floats, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Friday Night Lights, and Michael were shot in Austin, though many would not know it.
“The title of this movie is the third stanza of the Serenity Prayer: ‘Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference,’” Baldwin tells us.Neighboring states, such as Louisiana and New Mexico, are offering incentive programs Texas is not willing to offer.