Film awards presented to Lonestar artists

March 2, 2014 by  

For the 14th year, the best of the state’s artists will be showcased in the 2014 Texas Film Awards show in a few days.

Actor Luke Wilson is slated to be the emcee for the gala, which is being held at Austin Studios. Unlike the Academy Awards, the Texas Film Award winners are announced ahead of the ceremony, which is scheduled for March 6, 2014.

Actress Amber Heard will receive the Rising Star Award for her work in ‘Machete Kills’. Robert Rodriguez, who directed ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’, will be awarded the Star of Texas award, and the director of ‘Pineapple Express’, award-winning David Gordon Green, will also be honored. A Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to the founder of the SXSW Film Festival and Austin Chronicle, Louis Black.

The glamorous red carpet gala is more than a way for the industry to pat each other on the back; money raised by the event goes into the Austin Film Society’s grant fund used to help emerging filmmakers. The film and television industry is good for both the Austin and Texas economy and, in 2013, the state legislature voted $95m to provide incentives for bringing TV and film productions here.

For ceremonies such as this one, a banner printing order can work well for building excitement in the time leading up to the event.