Skarren, Warren E 1973-06-04

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Warren Skarren, executive director of the Texas Film Commission, discusses his early association with Preston Smith and then describes the inception and success of the commission.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Warren E. Skarren

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 04, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives autobiographical sketch, Invited to join Preston Smith administration by Ed Powers, Outlines early positions and duties, Establishment of the Texas Film Commission, Explains development of film commission idea, Governor Smith’s role in the development of the commission, Describes appointment of original commission members, Early funding problems recalled, Outlines work and definitions, with specific examples, Cites several successful movies made in Texas.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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