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Industry News 06/27/2015

HOTEL INDUSTRY QUESTIONS THE GAMING INDUSTRY.
 
This article contributed to TAMMP by Yasir Salah who was following up with Deborah Fleck from the Dallas Morning News
The article below was shared with her.
 
"And that's where the tension comes in. The Texas Hotel and Lodging Association has argued that the gaming industry doesn't fill their rooms like the more itinerant film business does, and wanted the program split in two. The Enter­tain­ment Software Association and the Texas Motion Picture Alliance were in broad agreement, but couldn't agree on how the division should be handled. Punishing both, budget builders cut the fund to a sliver of what it was, and now Texas will have an even tougher time keeping productions from moving out of state.” - Read More
 
Yasir..
 
MEMORIAL FOR MIKE PATTILLO
 Where: Mobile Production Services   MPS
 When: July 12, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Please volunteer to bring a covered dish or donate funds to help cover food costs.
 Donate by going to: www.tammp.com  
 There is a donation button on the right hand side of the home page. 
 Please type a note that your donation is for Mike’s Memorial.
 
Sign up to bring food by sending a note to info@tammp.com    Name your dish:
We already have the following items covered:
 
Dogs, Burgers, Buns, Charcoal, Lighter fluid, Brisket, Brownies, Broccoli Salad, Potato Salad, Water Melon, Soft Drinks, Beer, Plates, Napkins, Cups, Coffee and Coffee Condiments, Plastic Ware, Table Clothes. 
 
We could still use: Corn on the cob, more desserts, more casserole type dishes, baked beans, condiments for dogs and burgers, ICE! Fresh flowers from your garden. 
MPS has a fully functional kitchen that is at our disposal. 
 
We are trying to keep costs to a minimum. Please send the office an email with your food item pledge. 
 
MEMBERS PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR NEW BOARD
By now, all PAID IN FULL members should have received a ballot to vote for the new 2015 – 2016 board.  If you did not receive an email ballot, please contact the office at: info@tammp.com
One will be sent to you right away:  Ballots must be returned to the office via email no later than midnight, June 30, 2015. The new board will take office on July 1, 2015 and a STATE meeting will be announced soon after. The STATE meeting will take place during the first quarter of this year. Please stand by for more information. 
 
TAMMP’s Community Partner, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, is seeking volunteers for its 14th annual festival!
 
An informational volunteer meeting will be held on Monday, June 29 at 7pm. 
Location: The Angelika Film Center Dallas at Mockingbird and North Central Expressway. 
Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
 
About the Festival
 
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.
 
Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema. Over the last fourteen years, the festival has provided opportunities for over 400 Asian and Asian American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas. The films have also allowed festival  goers a chance to experience other lives and cultures without leaving their seats.
 
This year, AFFD is proud to celebrate its 14th annual film festival, July 16 - 23, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.  As we do every year, we will be featuring films from across the world, including films from Asian filmmakers right here in the USA.
 
**Perks for volunteering include film festival vouchers and a free festival tee.
 
For more information on volunteering, please contact:
Thomas Schubert, Volunteer Coordinator
 
TEX FEST and USA Film Festival
 
TAMMP is taking submissions for the TEX FEST Film Series that is hosted by the USA Film Festival. 
We are searching for at least 2 to 3 features to show at this event. 
 
New technology is demanding. In order for your film to show, there is now a fee involved in getting it transferred to the correct format. Please Note: BLU RAY is not a reliable format any more. 
 
For more information on technical advice or to submit, contact TAMMP – info@tammp.com

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MIKE PATTILLO – JULY 12, 2015

A memorial service for Mike Pattillo will be held on July 12, 2015 at MPS located at 141 Regal Row, Dallas, TX 75247. 
TIME: 3:00 p.m.  -  6:00 p.m. 

This is an informal get together at the request of Anne Essley. 
Please come and celebrate Mike’s life. We are doing a pot  luck affair. Please sign up below and send your information to info@tammp.com

If you cannot do a dish and wish to contribute funds to pay for food and drink, go www.tammp.com and look for the DONATIONS SECTION on the right hand side of the home page. You may contribute any amount you wish. Please send a note with your donation specifying its intention for the Memorial Service. 

SUGGESTED DISHES TO SIGN UP FOR: 

1. Vegetable dish or casserole
2. Potato salad
3. Salad or Cole Slaw
4. Baked beans
5. Chips and dips
6. Ice Tea 
7.Burgers, Dogs, Chicken to grill 
8. Corn on the Cob 
9 Fresh flowers from your garden 

A grill and charcoal will be provided 

Soft Drinks and Beer Provided

Sandy B., Rae Moore and Lynne Moon are in charge of the food:

Please sign up for any of the above items. If you have a special dish you would like to bring, let us know what that is. If anyone can help on the set up and tear down, send an email to info@tammp.com and label it VOLUNTEER

TAMMP and MPS are doing this in a concerted effort to keep costs down and to give all a chance to meet Mike’s family and join in a day   of celebration. 

If you have any photos of Mike that you can contribute for the slide show, please send them to Anne Essley at:

arockinP@verizon.net  or text them to: 972-533- 4767


MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MIKE PATTILLO – JULY 12, 2015

A memorial service for Mike Pattillo will be held on July 12, 2015 at MPS located at 141 Regal Row, Dallas, TX 75247. 
TIME: 3:00 p.m.  -  6:00 p.m. 

This is an informal get together at the request of Anne Essley. 
Please come and celebrate Mike’s life. We are doing a pot  luck affair. Please sign up below and send your information to info@tammp.com

If you cannot do a dish and wish to contribute funds to pay for food and drink, go www.tammp.com and look for the DONATIONS SECTION on the right hand side of the home page. You may contribute any amount you wish. Please send a note with your donation specifying its intention for the Memorial Service. 

SUGGESTED DISHES TO SIGN UP FOR: 

1. Vegetable dish or casserole
2. Potato salad
3. Salad or Cole Slaw
4. Baked beans
5. Chips and dips
6. Ice Tea 
7.Burgers, Dogs, Chicken to grill 
8. Corn on the Cob 
9 Fresh flowers from your garden 

A grill and charcoal will be provided 

Soft Drinks and Beer Provided

Sandy B., Rae Moore and Lynne Moon are in charge of the food:

Please sign up for any of the above items. If you have a special dish you would like to bring, let us know what that is. If anyone can help on the set up and tear down, send an email to info@tammp.com and label it VOLUNTEER

TAMMP and MPS are doing this in a concerted effort to keep costs down and to give all a chance to meet Mike’s family and join in a day   of celebration. 

If you have any photos of Mike that you can contribute for the slide show, please send them to Anne Essley at:

arockinP@verizon.net  or text them to: 972-533- 4767


TAMMP SUMMER KICK OFF COOK OUT – GRAND OPENING CHI STUDIO

 

 

TAMMP will host a summer cook out on June 13, 2015 at Chi Studio

Located at 807 Fletcher St. Dallas, TX 75223 - Click here for Google Map

Bring your burgers and hot dogs! Chi Film Studio will provide the venue, grill. LIVE MUSIC!

TAMMP will provide condiments, ice, drinks, buns, potato salad, slaw, chips, dips and MORE CAKE!

The party starts at 4:00 p.m. and will go until we are done. All are welcome. Music provided by Duke Macboagin & the Chilla Tenders.

Come and see the new and improved studio. Mix and mingle. Bring the kids! Eat CAKE! Catch up with industry professionals old and new.

FILM INCENTIVE PETITION. PLEASE SIGN!

TEXAS Legislations voted to slash our Film Incentives. Please take a moment to sign the petition to keep our incentives in place so we can keep working !

Texas jobs are at stake
Governor Abbott asked the State Legislature to renew the $95 Million film incentive program for the next two years. The legislature denied the Governor and only allocated $32 Million in the 2 year state budget.
An underfunded film incentive program will result in productions going to Louisiana and Georgia. Both have well funded incentives. Thousands of Texans who rely on these productions for work will suffer as a result. All the Texas business that support the industry will also lose revenue.

A program with real value
The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program supports the film and television industry by providing production companies 5%-20% rebate on the money they spend paying Texas crew members and vendors. 

According to the Texas Film Commission, as a direct result of the program, production companies have spent over $1 Billion in Texas since the incentive programs inception. With the local economic impact exponentially higher.

Since 2009, when the state began granting film incentives, the Film Commission has paid $126 million in 687 awards, nearly half of that spent on television productions, according to the Legislative Budget Board.

Billions are at stake
Even Texas based production companies that are determined to keep their productions in the state are lured away to Florida, Louisiana and Georgia to take advantage of the bigger incentives.

To make matters worse for Texas film workers. California realized the necessity of these incentives and tripled their funding from $100M to $330M per year to secure more production work for California crews.
Georgia also knows how important incentives are to their booming production industry. In 2014 the Georgia film incentive program generated $1.4 Billion in spending by production companies with an estimated economic impact of over $5 Billion.

Why a special session needed
The Texas legislature is limited and its regular session ends June 1st. The only way for the legislature to revisit this issue is to call a special session. In Texas only the governor may call the Legislature into special sessions and he also sets the agenda for the session he calls.  
Without a fully funded incentive program Texans lose.

Please click on this link to sign the petition. Your signature is valued. Please do this today and pass the link to all your film connections.

TAMMP ON THE BIG SCREEN IN UP COMING FILM FESTIVALS

TAMMP will be sponsoring the Oak Cliff Film Festival as well as the Asian Film Festival in that is coming in July.

STATE MEETING TO BE HELD IN JULY- STAY TUNED FOR ELECTION RESULTS.


TAMMP NEEDS YOUR SWAG – TEXAS PRODUCTION ROUND UP

TAMMP NEEDS YOUR SWAG – TEXAS PRODUCTION ROUND UP!
TAMMP IS MORE THAN A DIRECTORY
TAMMP IS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN! 


TAMMP NEEDS YOUR SWAG – TEXAS PRODUCTION ROUND UP!

The TAMMP office is still collecting demo reels and SWAG from members to give out at our booth at the Texas Production Round Up 
 hosted by community partner, the Dallas Producers Association. 

Please send in your business cards, flyers, demo reels, and SWAG. 
The booth will set up on Wed. May 20, and the show will start at 9 :00 a.m. on May 21st, at the Grapevine Convention Center, located at 1209 Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.  Phone: 817-410-3459.

Please deliver to the TAMMP booth on May 20th or send your information to the office at 9629 Carnegie Dr. Dallas, TX 75228.


TAMMP IS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN!

 The 45th Annual USA Film Festival ended on a high note with record attendance in spite of the tornados and storms! A full page ad appeared in the 5,000 copies of the USAFF newspaper. The 4  day event went off without a hitch. TAMMP was proud to be a sponsor.

The organization has shown up on the big screen at several other film festivals in the community:

The South Asian Film Festival gave out 400 bags of swag stuffed with TAMMP stickers, post cards and business cards.  Our logo appeared on the big screen as a Community Partner. 

DIFF – 500 SWAG BAGS included TAMMP stickers, post cards and business cards. Our Logo appeared on the big screen as a Community Partner

USA Film Festival – TAMMP Logo filled the big screen as a Sponsor in addition to the 5,000 full page newspaper ads. Our logo is on every screening that USAFF has for the year 2015. They are long time members of our organization and we are proud to be a sponsor.  

Wildcatter’s Exchange held in FT. Worth in March – hundreds of Post cards and logo stickers given out. 

Dallas Video Fest – will receive all TAMMP SWAG for their festival that is coming up. Stay tuned. 

Asian Film Festival – has requested TAMMP SWAG and sponsorship for their upcoming festival.  We are happy to comply!

Cinesol Film Festival – Rio Grand Valley – coming in November, TAMMP will be there!


TAMMP IS MORE THAN A DIRECTORY:

It seems that the office is always notified when there is a need within the film community. Recently, the email list has received 2 notices requesting help for Mike Pattillo. Jerry Patin, long time grip/ electric staff member at MPS, has been heading up the relief committee to aid Mike and his family during this difficult time. Checks or money orders made out to Mike may be sent to MPS, 141 Regal Row, Dallas TX 75247.

I would like to thank all for your inquiries and your donations up to this point. Your thoughts, prayers and financial assistance is much appreciated by all concerned. 

If you wish to make a donation on line, please go to this link:

http://www.gofundme.com/HelpMikeP


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TAMMP is growing stronger by the week. Please get your listing set up.

A year’s membership is as low as $75.00. That is ½ of what is used to be.

Help TAMMP Promote you! The more crew and vendors listed with the on line directory, the stronger our industry looks for incoming and local projects. 


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