What: Film Texas Reception at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Where: AFCI Beyond Cinema Studio; Park City, Utah.
The scoop: Lone Star spirits were high as the Texas Film Commission, along with film commissions from Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, co-hosted a rockin' reception to tout the Texas film community and network with filmmakers from across the U.S. and the world during the Sundance Film Festival. Guests jammed the two-story space in a festive atmosphere that left plenty of opportunities for networking and catching up with friends.
Who: Spotted in the throng were Texas Film Commission president Heather Page, Houston Film Commission deputy director Alfred Cervantes, Dallas location coordinator Dwight Craver, San Antonio Film Commission director Galia Farber, Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau director of public relations and film marketing Jessica Christopherson and Mitch Witten, vice president of marketing at the Fort Worth CVB.
Other notables included Austin Film Society executive director Rebecca Campbell, AFS studio director Katy Daiger Dial, Victor Moyers, president of production at Broad Green Pictures, producer Katie Mustard, Houston Latino Film Festival director David Cortez, producer Seth Kaplan, whose film, The First Girl I Loved, is showing at the festival's Next competition, Houston filmmaker Ben DeSoto, Anthony Fennell, Michelle Mower and Deborah Grotfeldt.