The 20th anniversary of the hilarious comedy Office Space came to Austin’s Paramount Theater with the cast and crew including Mike Judge, Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naidu (2019 Office Space Star of Texas Award Honorees), Richard Linklater (AFS Founder & Artistic Director); Rebecca Campbell (AFS CEO); Holly Herrick (AFS Head of Film & Creative Media). Moderated by Variety’s Steven Gaydos.
Thursday night was the annual Austin Film Society Texas Film Awards held at AFS in Austin to honor several people: 2019 Honorees Brooklyn Decker (Rising Star Award); John Lee Hancock; Mike Judge, Gary Cole, David Herman & Ajay Naidu (Star of Texas Award – 20th Anniversary of Office Space); Kathy Bates & June Diane Raphael (Presenters); Marc Maron & Lynn Shelton (MC’s); Richard Linklater (AFS Founder & Artistic Director); Rebecca Campbell (AFS CEO); Holly Herrick (AFS Head of Film & Creative Media); Janet Pierson, Jackson Rathbone, Yen Tan, Kat Candler.
photos Tina Berard
About Austin Film Society
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international, and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. To learn more about the AFS Cinema or about Austin Film Society’s mission visit http://www.austinfilm.org style.
About the Texas Film Awards
The Texas Film Hall of Fame—founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001—honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film and creative media industry. Now in its 19th year, the Texas Film Awards brings together legends of cinema and television and inducts industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the unforgettable evening benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. 2019 event sponsors include The Line Hotel Austin, H-E-B, SXSW, Echelon, Richard’s Rainwater, Panacea Collective, and Brandi Cowley. Media sponsors include Texas Monthly and The Austin Chronicle.