AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FROM DUSK TILL DAWN CAST INCLUDING DANNY TREJO, TOM SAVINI, FRED WILLIAMSON AND GREG NICOTERO TO JOIN ROBERT RODRIGUEZ IN ACCEPTING THE STAR OF TEXAS AWARD AT THE 2014 TEXAS FILM AWARDS

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THE AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FROM DUSK TILL DAWN CAST INCLUDING DANNY TREJO, TOM SAVINI, FRED WILLIAMSON AND GREG NICOTERO TO JOIN ROBERT RODRIGUEZ IN ACCEPTING THE STAR OF TEXAS AWARD AT THE 2014 TEXAS FILM AWARDS

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BILLY BOB THORNTON
TO PRESENT RISING STAR AWARD TO AMBER HEARD

VARIETY TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE PRESS CONFERENCE ON MARCH 6 FEATURING: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, RICHARD LINKLATER, AMBER HEARD, FRED WILLIAMSON, LUKE WILSON AND TEXAS FILM AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER LOUIS BLACK.  MODERATED BY VARIETY EXECUTIVE EDITOR STEVEN GAYDOS

Full list of 2014 Texas Film Awards honorees, presenters and guests:
Luke Wilson, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Priscilla Presley, Mac Davis, Richard Linklater, Louis Black, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, Greg Nicotero and Robert Rodriguez

WHAT | FROM DUSK TILL DAWN Star of Texas Award Special Screening featuring Robert Rodriguez, Fred Williamson, and Tom Savini
 WHERE | AFS at the Marchesa (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)
WHEN | Wed, March 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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WHAT | Variety’s Hosted Texas Film Awards Press Conference
WHERE | Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd)
WHEN | Thurs, March 6, 2014
Press-Check-in: 10:30 AM / Press Conference: 11:00 AM
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WHAT | 2014 Texas Film Awards
WHERE | Austin Studios, Stage 7 (1901 East 51 Street)
WHEN | Thurs, March 6, 2014
Press-Check-in: 4:30 PM / Red Carpet Arrivals: 6:00 PM / Awards Show: 7:30 PM

WEB | www.austinfilm.org/tfa
www.austinfilm.org/fromdusktilldawn

MEDIA CONTACT | FRANK PR | 646.861.0843
Stephanie Davidson | [email protected]

2/26/14

AUSTIN, TEXAS– The Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards announced the exciting addition of Texas’ most beloved stars to join the line up for the 2014 Texas Film Awards.  Actors Danny Trejo and Fred Williamson, and special effects makeup gurus and actors Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero will be among the cast from the 1996 genre hit FROM DUSK TILL DAWN to join writer/director Robert Rodriguez in accepting the 2014 Star of Texas Award.  The Star of Texas Award is presented each year to an iconic Texas Film, and has previously been awarded to films such as DAZED AND CONFUSED, RIO BRAVO and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, among others.  This year, the Award will go to Rodriguez’s 1996 film, in the days leading up to the SxSW premiere of the television show adaptation of the same name created by Rodriguez for his new network, El Rey. 

A special Texas Film Awards screening of the film FROM DUSK TILL DAWN will take place on Wednesday, March 5th at 9PM at the Marchesa Hall and Theater.  Prior to the screening, legendary actor, director and producer Fred Williamson (M.A.S.H) will be featured in an hour-long Movie Maker Dialogue discussion about his career.  Tickets for the conversation are available on the AFS website. 

Also joining the 2014 Texas Film Awards line up is Academy Award Winning writer and director/ actor Billy Bob Thornton, who will be presenting Amber Heard with a Rising Star Award. Thornton, a part-time Texas resident, will star alongside Heard in the film, LONDON FIELDS, which will be released in late 2014. 

Variety also announced an exclusive press conference to take on the morning of Thursday, March 6th.  The first time panel-style discussion will feature many of the award honorees and presenters from this years’ Awards, and will be moderated by Variety Executive Editor Steven Gaydos.  The subject of the panel will focus on the overall landscape of Texas film and filmmaking in the state, in addition to other current topics taking place in the movie business.  The conference will feature Texas Film Awards talent: Luke Wilson, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, Amber Heard, Fred Williamson and SxSW and Austin Chronicle co-founder Louis Black, who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s event.  The conference will take place at the Four Season Hotel in Austin.

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