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Do you enjoy exploring geography and cityscapes? Would you like to discover the filming potential of interesting locations in your area? Do you enjoy meeting and working with all kinds of people?

Perhaps you are a locations professional at heart.

United Way of Palo Pinto County is hosting a Texas Film Commission Locations Scout Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday at Best Western Club House Inn & Suites, 4410 U.S. Highway 180 East. Taught by experienced industry professionals, the workshop gives participants an overview of a production locations department.

This workshop is rescheduled from its original date of Dec. 5.

In this entry-level workshop, attendees will learn how to:

• Find and photograph a location.

• Stitch digital photos and manage files.

• Work with property owners and local officials.

• Present location research to filmmakers.

• Work with contracts and permits.

• Be prepared for on-set responsibilities.

• Wrap up the location after a shoot.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive a Locations Scout Certification from the Texas Film Commission, which may be included on a resumé and fulfills a requirement to register with the Texas Production Directory.

The seminar will be led by director Bob Hudgins, Hudgins joined the Texas Film Commission in December 2005 after eight years as deputy director of the Illinois Film Office, where his projects included “Road to Perdition,” “Spiderman 2,” “Batman Begins” and season one of the Fox TV series “Prison Break.”

Space is limited to 25 participants. The cost to attend the workshop is $45, and registration is not complete without payment. Participants can register online at After completing the online registration form, attendees will receive a follow up e-mail with payment instructions.

Promoting education and financial independence is a cornerstone of United Way’s national mission, so this seminar fits right in with the local United Way’s work, which also includes a popular financial literacy class this fall.

For additional information about the workshop, please call Kate Cadenhead, film commission Workforce Training Administrator, at (512) 463-9200. For a schedule of other workshops, visit the film commission online at

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