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2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference

By Yenis Monterrey

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The Texas Film Award Press conference took place the morning of Thursday, March 12th, 2015 and was moderated by Variety’s Steven Gaydos at Gibson Showroom which is a delightful and legendary venue where the walls are covered with the original custom Gibson Guitars. The press conference was well catered with drinks and delicious appetizers.

2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Photo by Kenneth Black

The conference was distinguished with the presence of the most iconic personalities from the film industry such as Richard Linklater (film director and screenwriter) “Boyhood (2014),”  “Before Midnight (2013),”   “Dazed and Confused (1993),”  and Guillermo del Toro (screenwriter, producer, novelist, director) " Pacific Rim (2013), "Hellboy (2004)," " Pan's Labyrinth (2006). "Tommy Lee Jones (actor, writer and director) who has received four Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive attended the conference as well as Patricia Arquette, the actress in “Boyhood” from 2002 to 2014, for which she received Best Supporting Actress the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and SAG Award.  Also at the conference was Bonnie Curtis who is a recognizable film producer whose credits include “Saving Private Ryan”, “A.I.”, “Minority Report”, and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” directed by Steven Spielberg.  Finally in attendance was Louis Black who is an influential personality and exemplar figure in the culture of Austin, TX since he is the co-founder of The Austin Chronicle and SXSW.

2015 Texas Film Award Press Conference. Guillermo del Toro. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Tommy Lee Jones. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Patricia Arquette. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Award Press Conference. Bonnie Curtis. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Award Press Conference. Louis Black. Photo by Kenneth Black

Later in the evening The 15th (Crystal Anniversary) Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards took place on March 12, 2015 and the event  raised over $800,000 honored  with the creative community of Texas.

Bonnie Curtis received the LALIQUE trophy, Tommy Lee Jones was the recipient of the H-E-B Texas Legend award, and Luke Wilson of “BOYHOOD” was the recipient of the Variety Creative Impact in Cinema award.   Posthumous awards were given to L.M. Kit Carson and Christopher Evan Welch.

About Austin Film Society

The Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch, and love film and creative media. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in the year 2000 through a lease with the City of Austin, AFS attracts film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Awards raise funds and awareness of the impact of film on economy and community. Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America.

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2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Photo by Kenneth Black

2015 Texas Film Awards Press Conference. Photo by Kenneth Black

 

 

Published on Mar 31, 2015

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