Welcome to our May Newsletter! Catch up on all the latest Dallas film and creative industry news from film festivals, Fan Expo, premieres and more!
The Dallas area is home to some of the top animation, video games, visual effects (VFX), and extended reality (XR) companies. With companies such as Reel FX, Flight School, Gear Box, Funimation and Bethesda Game Studios, Dallas is full of local talent.
Congratulations to Janis Burklund on a successful career at the Dallas Film and Creative Industries Office and official retirement. Janis has used her expertise to serve the Dallas film and television production market since 1982. Read more about her in this LinkedIn post.
Welcome to the team, Andrew!
We have a new member of the DFCIO team! Please welcome our Project Specialist, Andrew Vela! Andrew first started at Visit Dallas in 2019 as the Digital Content Resource Specialist on the marketing team. Read more about him in this LinkedIn post.
Introducing the NEW Dallas Hotel Rebate Incentive
If your TV, film, music video, commercial, still photography or interactive project will be filming in Dallas and you are booking at least 15 Dallas hotel room nights, you could qualify for this incentive.
Meet Joshua Ray Walker
The Recording Academy sat down to discuss Joshua Ray Walker and his rise to fame. “With character-driven songs and an anti-Nashville look, Joshua Ray Walker has been winning hearts and ears since his debut in 2019 by fearlessly breaking the country music bold.” Read more in the Recording Academy’s article.
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Catch up on the latest events in Dallas and stay up-to-date using our calendar.
Pegasus Film Festival
Taking place at the Angelika Film Center, the USA Film Festival has presented thousands of studio and independent feature films as well as short experimental, animated, documentary and dramatic films. Reserve your tickets to the fest by calling 214-821-6300 and meet some of the filmmakers during the festival’s shorts program!
The DOC Premieres at Tribeca
Director Dave Caplan’s directorial debut will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is a love letter and inspirational hip hop archive about Dallas Native The DOC, a master of the art who is more than likely your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. Read more about the film and its premiere here.
Camp Hoblitzelle Film Conservatory
Registration is now open for youths to attend this exciting film camp! Attendees will receive hands-on experience in cinematography, producing and directing, design, and acting from industry-leading professionals on a working film production site.
Oak Cliff Film Festival
The Oak Cliff Film Festival has just released their full lineup! Now in its 11th year, the OCFF has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. This year’s festival will include panels, screenings, DJ sets, Q&As and more. Badges are on sale now!
Pistol – FX’s Pistol is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution, available exclusively on Hulu. The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution are the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Keep an eye out for the Longhorn Ballroom and shots of Dallas on screen.
Alien Endgame – Dallas-based host and executive producers have developed a new show for Discovery+ titled, Alien Endgame. The show follows former members of the U.S. military as they break their silence about the massive cover-up of their terrifying UFO close encounters.