Written by Phil Cerroni
Muller Film & Television Education Foundation, an Irving-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth about the film industry, will host a Back-to-School social gathering at The Studios at Las Colinas on Aug. 25 from 7 - 10 p.m.
“In addition to being a fun and festive way to kick-off the school year, this party is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to come and experience the inside of a film studio and see firsthand how a television production is filmed,“ said Justin K. Muller, president of Muller Film & Television Education Foundation.
Dubbed “Nightmare Before School Begins,” the social will have a Halloween theme, because the event will be incorporated into the pilot episode of Who Runs This Show?, an original television series produced in Texas starring an all-youth cast that will air on the Youtoo TV channel in October. The comedic variety show is the first project of the Company Program, a new initiative of the Foundation that empowers Dallas area youth ages 8-25 to collaborate on professional-grade film projects.
“North Texas is rich in film and production resources, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to educate tomorrow’s industry leaders about the art of filmmaking,” said Muller. “Our new Company Program provides a unique opportunity for these talented kids to not only act in front of the camera, but also play key roles in writing, production and more.”
Those who attend the “Nightmare Before School Begins” social event will view a sneak preview of the television show, meet the cast of Who Runs This Show? and have the opportunity to be an extra in the pilot episode, which will be filming during the event. Party goers are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes, preferably no logos or licensed characters. A prize will be awarded for best costume.
The Studios at Las Colinas are located at 6301 Riverside Drive, Irving, Texas 75039. The social event is open to the public with an admission fee of $10 in advance via the Foundation’s website, or $15 at the door. For more information or to register, go to filmtveducation.org.
Source: Muller Film & Television Education Foundation