Film, Gaming and Production Studio Relocates to Pflugerville Industrial Park
- BullTiger to move into 130 Commerce Center in Pflugerville mid-November.
- BullTiger will employ at least 100 gaming and film professionals within three years.
- BullTiger selected Pflugerville because of available land for future expansion, proximity to Austin and airports, and immediate highway access.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced that BullTiger Productions LLC will relocate to 130 Commerce Center at the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street this fall. The company was previously located at a small office complex in Austin, but most employees worked remotely. The new location will allow the team to consolidate and launch its new game, graphic novel and film next year.
The film, gaming and production studio, considered a transmedia company in the industry, will initially move into the final 12,000-square-foot of available space in Building 1 at Pecan 130 Business Park—a six-building project within the mixed-use 130 Commerce Center development. Once construction is complete on Building 2 in April 2014, BullTiger will relocate to 30,000 square feet of space there. BullTiger’s offices at Building 2 will include five sound stages, two with green screens and an underwater tank, Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR)/motion-capture and stunt-training facilities, and programming, art and designs studios.
“Pflugerville has a several decade-long track record of welcoming television and movie crews, most recently with Transformers 4,” said PCDC Executive Director Floyd Akers. “In addition to providing high-paying jobs to at least 100 people, BullTiger also brings Pflugerville a full-fledged AAA film studio where companies like Disney, Legendary, Lion’s Gate, Pixar and Sony can produce movies.”
Bulltiger Productions is developing a transmedia project that involves a video game, film and graphic novel series.
The PCDC works to attract companies like BullTiger that provide great jobs for local residents. As part of an economic development agreement that was approved by the PCDC Board of Directors and the Pflugerville City Council in October, BullTiger has committed to providing at least 100 jobs with medical benefits within the next three years.
BullTiger was founded in the Austin area by Stephen Brent Jenkins and Adam Rodriguez. Since 2011 when the company became a limited liability company (LLC), the team has focused on laying a foundation for a successful launch and execution of the corresponding game, graphic novel and film set to launch next year. Now, with venture capital funding secured, industry relationships established, and acting contracts initiated, the company can hit the ground running at its new offices in Pflugerville. BullTiger plans to release an expansion update to the video game and feature film every two years.
“We are on the front of the bubble with regards to how media is changing, and this location in Pflugerville is absolutely perfect for us,” said Stephen Brent Jenkins, co-founder executive producer and creative director of BullTiger Productions. “Austin is the new tech and transmedia industry hub. Our new offices will be just a few miles down the road from downtown Austin and minutes from the Austin Executive Airport and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. We anticipate significant growth for our company here in Pflugerville.”
BullTiger will have 35 employees, most of which are computer programmers, on the ground in Pflugerville immediately upon moving in to Building 1 in late November/early December. The company plans to hire at least 65 more computer artists and animators, programmers, writers, audio engineers, film production talent and motion capture artists next year. Jobs will be posted on www.bulltigerproductions.com.
About BullTiger Productions
BullTiger Productions is a dynamic young media company that produces film and gaming projects out of Central Texas. The company is organized around merging with the ancient storytelling traditions, cutting-edge technology, and creating immersive worlds for our audiences. As an organization, we are committed to providing opportunities for our team members to explore their creativity and exploit their varied talents and knowledge bases. We believe that the happiest employees are those who are recognized for their abilities and contribute to the grouop effort, and this is evident in the quality of work we produce. Additionally, we believe that a company is nurtured by the city in which it lives, and we return that favor by seeking out ways to be active members of our community. For more information about our company and job opportunities, please visit www.bulltigerproductions.com.
About 130 Commerce Center
130 Commerce Center is a 160-acre, master-planned, mixed-use development located at the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street in Pflugerville. The PCDC bought the 160 acres to develop the site as a mixed-use development in 2008. Commercial real estate firm Don Quick and Associates was later hired by the PCDC to help market and sell the land at 130 Commerce Center. A developer of the Pecan 130 Business Park, which broke ground in November 2012, also hired Don Quick and Associates to help secure lease agreements for the six 100,000-square-foot light industrial buildings located within 130 Commerce Center.
TrackingPoint, Inc., moved into Pecan 130 Business Park this fall and was the first occupant at 130 Commerce Center. Community Impact Newspaper is also constructing new corporate headquarters at 130 Commerce Center, with anticipated completed construction in the fall and move in by the end of the year. Thin-nology expects to complete construction on its new offices in April 2014. For more information on 130 Commerce Center, call 1-877-970-7232 (PCDC), visit www.130commercecenter.com or www.donquick.com.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate. The organization also supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in Central Texas. New state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 all offer direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.