Texas Motion Picture Alliance stages debut awards show

Chris Zylka in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
Chris Zylka in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Columbia Pictures

The Texas Motion Picture Alliance, an advocacy group representing film, TV, commercial and video game interests in Texas, is sponsoring its first TXMPA Impact Awards Sunday night at the Live Oak in Fort Worth.

The idea is to stage a “celebration for those in our industry who have made special contributions to Texas communities through production in television, film, commercial and video games.” Those being honored include the video game “Triseum,” director Angelo Pizzo (the Texas football film My All American), actor Chris Zylka (The Leftovers, The Amazing Spider-Man), producers of the reality show Texas Flip and Move, Fort Worth-based Red Productions President Red Sanders, and filmmaker James Johnston who is accepting an award for Dallas director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon).

The event is open to the public. A silent auction takes place at 6:30 p.m. with the awards starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60. For more information go to

The Live Oak is located at 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth.