TAMMP proudly announces its new 2014- 2015 Board
President - Misti Fields
Please contact your board and give them your ideas and questions for improving our website and growing our organization.
NEW WEBSITE TO GO LIVE SOON
In the next week, the old website will go down for no more than 24 hours. We plan to do this at night, but the transfer may take longer. If you go to www.TAMMP.com and it is not there, it is because we are transferring the old data to the new site.
COME AND CELEBRATE 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS
The new board is making preparations for the big OCT 4, 2014 CELEBRATION honoring Kerry Rike. Tickets can be purchased on the TAMMP website beginning September 1, 2014. Tickets on line: $15.00 Tickets at the door: $20.00
The venue is the VFW Post 6796 located at 9179 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218.
Parking is free. Overflow parking is next door.
CASH BAR MUSIC FOOD FREE PARKING COME AND CELEBRATE!
Please purchase your tickets early. This gives us a headcount for food.
Sponsorships are welcomed for this event.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP
1. How do you get found for work? One job and you are in the profit zone.
2. If you are in the union, how do you get found for non-union jobs? How do you get hired when the long term job is over and you have been out of the market for 7 months?
3. TAMMP is a tax deduction.
4. Your membership supports our film incentives. The TAMMP on line directory is a tool for showing the depth and strength of the film industry in Texas. Our 40 year history proves to legislators that there is a viable film industry in the state that has great economic impact.
5. TAMMP is now doing workshops and training sessions to further educate and improve our incoming crew.
6. TAMMP promotes venues and companies who support the film industry, as well as, crew.
The 2015 Legislative session is less than 6 months away.
The film industry has lost some of our champions. This could have a huge impact on the the current film incentives program. Our bill’s Senate Sponsor, Bob Deuell is gone. The new governor has no knowledge for our film incentive program and his new lieutenant governor is a declared opponent of government incentives. At this time it is crucial to band together, stay tuned and stay in touch.
Please JOIN TAMMP Please renew your annual membership if you are already a member.
Texas State Representative Helen Giddings, The Texas Film Commission, and the South Dallas Cultural Center Present:
The "How-To" on Applying for State Film Incentives
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm with reception to follow in the main lobby
Location: South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas, TX 75210
RSVP: by phone at 1-888-359-5742
Or by email to email@example.com
PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, May 14th by 3:00pm
Summary of event: Members from the Texas Film Commission will be presenting a workshop for all who are interested in the Texas Film Industry, those making a film in Texas, and the Texas Film Commission Incentive Program. This will be approximately a four (4) hour workshop that will take you step-by-step through the application process. Participants will be able to ask questions, take notes, and speak directly with Texas Film Commission representatives. This is a great way for you to learn about the incentive programs that the Texas Film Commission has to offer! Please RSVP today!
Special Guests and Thanks include: Texas State Representative Helen Giddings (D-Dallas); Mr. David Small of the Texas Black Film Festival; Ms. Heather Page of the Texas Film Commission; Ms. Stephanie Whallon of the Texas Film Commission; Ms. Kim LeBlanc of the Texas Film Commission; Ms. Vicki Meek of the South Dallas Cultural Center; and Ms. Janis Burklund of the Dallas Film Commission.
TAMMP GOES TO THE TEXAS PRODUCTION ROUND UP MAY 7!
The Texas Production Round Up - set up on May 6, show May 7.
Grapevine Convention Center - 9 to 5
1209 South Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: 817- 410 - 3459
Send the office your business cards, demo DVDs, CD's and swag:
Bring your electronic recyclables.
TAMMP is promoting all our members. If you bring it, we will distribute it!
Calling all filmmakers!
The 21st Annual CineSol Film Festival is launching its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works.
Films made after January 1, 2012 are now being accepted for consideration.
CineSol Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox's internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There's no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
Click here to submit your film!
Our Regular Deadline is June 30th.
Our Late Deadline is July 15th.
Our Withoutabox extended deadline is July 31st.
TAMMP IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014- 2015 BOARD
Please send your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is ok to nominate yourself! All nominations must have a contact phone number to verify your acceptance. All Nominees must be paid in full TAMMP members.
PLEASE JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW.
If you need to know your expiration date: email@example.com
I will reply with the date. It is easy to renew. Go to www.tammp.com and hit JOIN - Pay one of 3 membership levels. If you are joining this website for the first time,
FILL OUT ALL CONTACT INFORMATION IN ORDER TO SHOW UP.
TAMMP CONGRATULATES THE USA FILM FESTIVAL ON 44 YEARS OF GREAT FILMS!
TAMMP NEWS LETTER - MARCH 17, 2014
NEWS FROM THE STATE FILM COMMISSIONER
The TAMMP office has received several inquiries about paper work that free lancers fill out at the top of every job to prove they are TEXAS residents. Due to the lack of manpower, this paperwork must be filled out every time, much like a 1099 form. The state cannot keep up with expired TX Driver's licenses and passport information, so the form is given out for almost every project that is shooting a commercial or series of commercials in TEXAS.
Of the applicants who apply and receive film incentive monies for Commercials:
Texas based companies like American Airlines, SW Airlines, Air Tran and US Air are eligible to be used when applying for film incentive money. If you fly crew or talent in from anywhere on one of these airlines, that money counts toward your incentive rebate because these companies are TEXAS based.
The State Film Commission is doing a survey to find ALL the stages through out TEXAS. If you manage, own or operate a facility that can be used for filming, please get listed in the TAMMP on line directory. This could help increase the amount of work coming in to the state.
The more crew and vendors we can list, the more viable TEXAS looks as a film destination. TAMMP is and always has been statewide.
NEXT QUARTERLY TAMMP STATE MEETING:
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Meet and greet from 3p.m. - 4p.m.
Meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Chi Studio - Hosted by Noble Productions
807 Fletcher St.
Dallas, TX 75223
Fair Park Area
Refreshments and drinks provided. Come one, come all.
Web Improvements, 40th Anniversary Celebration
Legal issues and our Non - profit Status.
TAMMP DOES TEXAS PRODUCTION ROUNDUP MAY 7, 2014.
You can send your business cards and brochures to the office at 9629 Carnegie Dr. Dallas, TX 75228. Or, you can come by on May 6, and deliver to our booth.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST - YEAR 1976
Researched and compiled by Lynne Moon
In 1976, several free lance crew members sat down and decided to put together an organization that could provide a a directory of names and numbers. At that time it was decided this was the best and most efficient way for freelancers to market themselves effectively. This was the only way to advertise your abilities behind the camera and build the industry while benefiting the community. There was no internet. Everything was done by phone and word of mouth. In the summer of 1977 the first pocket size directory went to print. In 1978, the membership almost doubled.
The idea was to form an organization with a directory that could provide crew for non -union film production. The original Board members were as follows:
|Jim Ferguson, President
Bob Horne, VP/Secretary
Jim Etheridge, Legal Chair
Mike Taylor, Public Relations
The Okowitas - Karen and Michael , Directory Chairs.
The 1977 The cover illustration: "MARQUEE' By THE CIRCUS & CO. Michael and Karen Okowita owned and operated this company and were crucial developers in the organization's initial branding. Later a second branding logo was designed by Arthur Sanchez and Michael Okowita. It was the cowboy on the bucking horse.
The first directory was paid for by Victor Duncan, Inc. Our first office was at 4228 Central Expressway, Suite 102 Dallas, TX 75206. Jane Sibley was the office manager and continued in that position for 17 years.
TAF/TP - The Texas Association of Film/Tape Professionals had a simple mission statement: It read as follows:
"The Texas Association of Film/Tape Professionals is a state wide organization of the people who work in the motion picture and video tape industry, in the state of Texas. It's membership is made up of technicians and producers alike. Its goal is simple: To promote the industry, and the people who derive their income from it in the state of Texas."
While this may not be the the most beautifully constructed sentence, its meaning is clear and simple. Our mission is still the same. It makes no difference if you are union, non-union or something in between.
TAF/TP was a major presence in the industry BEFORE any regional or state film commission ever existed. The organization provided the first printed directory and paved the way for many successful film, commercial and corporate video productions. This organization outdates the Dallas Producers Association and Women in Film/Dallas, founded by Betty Buckley, a long time TAF/TP member. For over 18 years, the TAF/TP booth that graced South by Southwest, touted all the regional film commissions across the state. We have always been there! So, if you think we are obsolete and no longer relevant, THINK AGAIN! Much of our industry across the state is here as a result of this organization. TAF/TP donated over $25,000.00 to help our lobbying efforts for film incentives. If you have worked on a network TV series in the last 10 years, you can thank this organization for helping to bring that project in.
The business has changed radically in the past 40 years and we are changing with it. The rule of thumb in marketing is 3. If your name is seen 3 times, it is remembered. Let the new Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals help promote your off camera talents. Get listed today. WWW.TAMMP.COM
TAMMP HONORS LONG TIME MEMBER KERRY RIKE
This Summer we are throwing a huge anniversary party to celebrate 40 years. We will be honoring Kerry Rike who first appeared in the directory in 1979. Come and help us honor one of our own. Stay tuned for more information.
Please check out our FACE BOOK Page : WWW.TAMMP.COM then hit the FB icon in the upper right hand corner.
If you cannot find yourself on the website, it is because you are no longer a paid in full member or because you neglected to put all your contact information in the designated fields when you first purchased your membership. Only you can put that information up. Only you can set your own user name and password. Only you know your credits and contact information.
TO JOIN OR RE-JOIN
To renew: www.tammp.com/membership-products
To join for the first time: www.tammp.com Hit the JOIN button and follow the prompts.
To pay by check: TAMMP 9629 Carnegie Dr. Dallas, TX 75228 You will be sent a TEMPORARY USER NAME AND PASSWORD that will allow you to put up all your contact information.
PLEASE NOTE: The TAMMP office is run on a strictly VOLUNTEER basis. Please email your questions and concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org