AUSTIN, Texas — Showbusiness is alive and well in the Lone Star State. Austin, Houston and San Antonio made MovieMaker Magazine’s list of “Best places to live and work as a filmmaker.

The magazine ranked Austin at number nine, citing its iconic festivals like Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and SXSW. Austin has also played hosts to movies like "Alita: Battle Angel," "The Iron Orchard," "Support the Girls" and the iconic "Dazed and Confused."

Houston was ranked 15 due its history of films like "Urban Cowboy," "Reality Bites," "Rushmore," and Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood." The city also offers incentives and program grants, with local incentives offered on a project-by-project basis.

The magazine names San Antonio as an “on the cusp” film city, citing its efforts to develop its film scene, a 7.5 percent film incentive, and vibrant locations like the Riverwalk, as featured in "Miss Congeniality."

The full list of cities includes:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Austin, Texas
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Houston, Texas
  • Miami, Florida
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Antonio, Texas