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Perry Signs Texas Law to Lure Movie

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry has signed legislation to help Texas lure more moviemakers to the state. Texas already had a film and television incentive law. But Rep. Dawnna Dukes, the sponsor of the new law, said Thursday the new measure gives the Texas Film Commission more leeway in the size of grants it can award to production companies. Perry signed the bill as a crowd cheered him at filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Texas has been losing out to other states that offer more lucrative incentives. Rodriguez's ``Spy Kids'' movies were filmed in Texas, and he says now he'll get to film even more in the state.

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