One of our favorite yearly events is making a comeback this year: IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas Producers Association’s fundraiser. It is coming up quickly on Feb 23. This is a showcase of films that you will be utterly surprised were made in Dallas.
Dallas Producers Association’s fund-raiser:
IT CAME FROM DALLAS 10 returns Thursday, Feb 23 at Alamo Richardson
After a year’s hiatus, the Dallas Producers Association’s premier fund-raising and showcase event, “It Came From Dallas,” returns with the promise of a fun-filled and exciting evening of entertainment and nostalgia. http://itcamefromdallas.com/
“It Came From Dallas 10” is the Dallas Producers Association’s 10th celebratory gesture towards filmmaking and filmmakers in North Texas. If you’ve never experienced it, you’ll walk away from the evening’s showcase, scratching your head and asking, “Did someone actually get to produce those things?”. The Presenting Sponsor is Replicopy (www.replicopy.com) and the show will roll on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson.
The event is free to the public – although voluntary donations are suggested at the door. It Came From Dallas was created to not only honor the trailblazers of the Dallas film industry, but also to serve as an annual Dallas Producers Association fundraiser that helps benefit the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (http://www.txmpa.org/), a group founded by DPA, which has been integral in supporting the Texas Moving Image Industry Rebate Program. Over the years, it has been responsible for bringing film and television production jobs to Texas, as well a benefitting in-state producers, too and encouraging them to keep the work at home.
Included in the program’s segments will be interviews with a variety of local filmmaking professionals and celebrities introducing clips from films made in DFW and across Texas throughout the years. There will also be interesting anecdotes along with several “behind-the-scenes” stories about their experiences working on films, television, commercials, radio, documentary and corporate films.
Film historian Gordon K. Smith will be back with “Gordon’s Vault”, an always-impressive collection of fun trailers and clips from cult classic and lesser-known films made in the Dallas area or around the state of Texas.
The event kicked off in 2005 with a look back at Dallas’ glorious B-movie past including hysterical clips and trailers from films such as The Giant Gila Monster, Rock Baby Rock It, The Killer Shrews and Don’t Look in the Basement. Shows in subsequent years have included clips from commercials and documentaries produced in Dallas and put the spotlight on many of the more prestigious motion pictures to film in North Texas.
For this latest version of It Came From Dallas, the show’s producers have compiled a jam-packed retrospective featuring “The Best Of” It Came From Dallas’ nine previous incarnations.
DPA’s Film Pioneer Award
In addition, a traditional highlight of the evening’s proceedings will continue with the presentation of the Dallas Producers Association’s Film Pioneer Award. The recipients of this prestigious award will be Kathy Tyner of the KD Conservatory and Robert G. Redd (posthumously). http://dallasproducers.org/
It Came From Dallas 10
Richardson Heights Village
100 South Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Suggested Donation: $10
Cash Bar & Food For Purchase
Plan on early arrival to assure a seat.
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The evening will be topped off with a raffle drawing for a spectacular assortment of prizes for goods and services.
A good time for all is guaranteed when you come to realize that It Came From Dallas. Seriously!
About the Dallas Producers Association
The Dallas Producers Association (dallasproducers.org) was founded in 1978 and services the needs of independent producers, facility providers, equipment rental companies, talent, writers and other producer service providers. Its constant purpose is to promote the welfare of the total DFW film and video community while exchanging and providing a wide range of ideas and information to its members.