Art Institute of Austin shuttering Round Rock campus in 2020, relocating to Bastrop

The Art Institute of Austin will move to Bastrop in 2020. The institute, which offers degrees in design, media arts, culinary arts and fashion, will be a sprawling campus in Bastrop County with two facilities with classrooms in downtown Bastrop and one near Elgin at New Republic Studios, a creative campus where film, TV, commercials, new media, AR/VR and immersive media is shot and produced.

August 8, 2019

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Bastrop County is now officially the ‘Film Hospitality Capital of Texas’

Watch out, Hollywood! Bastrop County is now officially the “Film Hospitality Capital of Texas.”

July 19, 2019

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Presents New Republic Studios

In a headline, Austin Chronicle asks “Can New Republic Studios be a Game Changer for Austin?” The answer, “of course!” Learn more about New Republic Studios, located in Bastrop County, in this video.

July 17, 2019

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Lawmakers set aside $50M in funding for Texas film incentives program

Legislators appropriated $50 million for the Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, which provides productions the chance to get a cash grant based on how much they spend in Texas, including eligible wages paid to the state’s residents.

June 16, 2019

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LIFE ON HER LOT: Mindy Raymond Celebrates Hollywood Pioneer

Meet Mindy Raymond, President of New Republic Studios, who is pioneering innovative progress in Texas’s film industry. Raymond celebrates the legacy of Lois Weber as her career inspiration, who pioneered Early Hollywood during the silent film era.

June 10, 2019

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Texas Top 50 Women To Watch: Mindy Raymond of New Republic Studios

For Mindy Raymond of New Republic Studios, the old adage if you build it, they will come is the truth when it relates to the development and expansion of this creative campus in Bastrop County.

January 19, 2019

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A Call For Film Incentives

New Republic Studios President Mindy Raymond explains why the Texas film incentive program matters more than ever.

January 18, 2019

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New Republic Studios sends first film to 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Central Texas’ mega film studio reached a milestone in November when one of its passion projects, the independent film “Sister Aimee,” was selected to premier in the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

January 18, 2019

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Film & television boom in Central Texas

The film and television industry is booming in Central Texas and New Republic Studios in Elgin is one of those leading the charge. FOX 7 Austin’s Jane Lonsdale gets a behind the scenes look.

July 31, 2018

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With New Republic Studios, John Robison aims to roll out the red carpet in Central Texas

Tank-owning tech millionaire tries to turn Austin into the next Hollywood

April 12, 2018

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