The 3rd Annual Texas Motion Picture Alliance Impact Awards will shine the spotlight on Texas film and television productions Saturday at Southfork Ranch in Parker during an awards ceremony that will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark TV series “Dallas.”
The Impact Awards honor “Texas productions, businesses and individuals that have a positive and unique impact on their communities through television, film, commercial and video gaming production,” according to its website. Among the award winners are several Dallas Fort Worth-associated names.
Dallas native Liz Cardenas will be accepting the Independent Film award for Never Goin’ Back. Along with this film, Cardenas is known for her other recent work in A Ghost Story and Jules of Light and Dark.
Flip or Flop Fort Worth, starring husband-and-wife team Andy and Ashley Williams, will be accepting the Unscripted TV award.
Dallas-based communications company AMS Pictures will receive the Small Business award. Founder and CEO Andy Streitfeld, originally from Bedford, will be accepting the award.
The Commercial award will go to The Richards Group, which is headquartered in Dallas.
Playful Corp. will accept the Video Game/Animation award. The video game developing company is based in McKinney.
The Impact Person award is going to Texas native Dennis Bishop.
What’s missing from this list except for Dallas itself? Actress Charlene Tilton, who portrayed Lucy Ewing from 1978 to 1990 on the “Dallas” TV show will be accepting the Legacy Award on behalf of the show.
Founded in 2006, TXMPA is the industry advocate before legislative, regulatory and judicial bodies in Texas, representing professionals seeking economic and creative incentives for media work in Texas.
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