I am in a similar position now. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film production, and have been living in wasteland-Wilmington, NC for the past year. I'm looking to move, and have been contemplating Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, and New York. At the moment, I am most drawn to Austin. I know Atlanta's film industry is booming, but I'm not a fan of the city and want to start my advent west. Have you stumbled upon any further information about whether or not Austin is a sound move for a filmmaker? I'm a director/screenwriter, but I want to start building my network and experience in production. More than anything, I want out of the restaurant industry - is Austin a good place to begin a career?