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“Galveston Island” wins 2012 Bronze Telly Award

The 33rd Annual Telly Awards named Texas Foundation for the Arts a bronze winner in the documentary film category for its program titled Galveston Island.  Executive Producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins. Post Production by Fast Cut Films. This is the second national award for the 60-minute documentary program, which has also been honored with a Gold AVA Award. Galveston Island premiered on HoustonPBS and has subsequently been broadcast on PBS stations throughout Texas. Production began just weeks before Hurricane Ike devastated the island. In the aftermath of the storm, the filmmakers captured the resiliency of the islanders during their struggle to rebuild, a scenario that mirrored the determination of the island residents after the devastating storm that struck the island in 1900. … [Read more...]

Fast Cut Films Begins Production on Asia Society Texas Center Documentary

Fast Cut Films started production on the third episode of Houston Arts Television featuring the new Asia Society Texas Center building designed by renowned Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi.  The film will give the viewer a behind the scene view of the beauty,  planning and meticulous design of the building. A program of  Texas Foundation for the Arts, www.texarts.org. Executive producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins.  The film is slated to air later this year. Please check back for updates and announcements. … [Read more...]

The Art of Architecture

Fast Cut Films is currently in production on the second episode of Houston Arts Television series titled "The Art of Architecture."  In this installment of the TV series, the artistry and enduring legacy of Houston’s architectural treasures come to life as we shine a camera lens on both the aesthetics and the historical, geographical, political, religious, economic forces that shaped them. A project of Texas Foundation for the Arts. Underwriters include Architecture Center Houston, AIA Houston, Houston Arts Alliance. For more information please contact Kim Lykins, Executive Director, Texas Foundation for the Arts. www.texarts.org           … [Read more...]

Galveston Island to air March 2, 2011 on HoustonPBS

"Galveston Island" will air March 2, 2011 on HoustonPBS, Channel 8 at 9:30 p.m.                 … [Read more...]

Galveston Island Documentary to air in Dallas and San Antonio

(From Texas Foundation for the Arts  www.texarts.org ) KERA-TV in Dallas will broadcast “Galveston Island” this Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m., and KLRN-TV in San Antonio will broadcast the program at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.  We hope you will tune in to see our Ava award-winning program that has also been broadcast in Houston and Austin this month. Texas Foundation for the Arts’ “Galveston Island” provides a compelling glimpse into the rich history and culture of one of Texas’ oldest and most treasured cities. Known as the “City of Firsts,” Galveston was the first city in Texas to have electric lighting, the first telephone, and one of the state’s first newspapers.  Also known as “Sin City of the Gulf” the 1930s and 40s ushered in popular nightclubs, such as the renowned … [Read more...]

Houston Arts TV receives 2010 WorldFest Remi Award

  Houston Arts Television took home a Remi at the 43rd annual Houston International Film Festival in the Arts/Cultural category. Many congrats to the team! A production of  Texas Foundation for the Arts Executive Producers: Kimberly Bjork Lykins & James Bailey Producer: Mark Susman Editor: Mike Snow Post Production: Fast Cut Films   … [Read more...]

“Houston Arts Television – Episode 1”

Houston Arts Television showcases Houston's arts scene in a magazine-style format. The first episode features The Menil Collection; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The City of Houston art collection administered by Houston Arts Alliance's Civic Art + Design; Houston Children's Chorus and student who attends Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Executive Producers: Kim Bjork Lykins and Jim Bailey Producer: Mark Susman Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]

Leon Jaworski Biography – “Uncommon Law”

Leon Jaworski found himself at the forefront of the major social and political issues of 20th century America. Details of his extraordinary life, from his humble beginnings in Waco, Texas and his becoming the youngest lawyer ever admitted to the State Bar of Texas, to the Nuremberg trials of World War II, to his service as special prosecutor for the Watergate hearings in 1974 are explored in this documentary. The film premiered on HoustonPBS in 2007. Produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts with Sunset Productions Written by James Bailey and Kimberly Bjork Lykins Director of Photography: Mark Susman Post Production: Fast Cut Films Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]

“The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses – Volume 3”

Volume 3 of a documentary series that highlights one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the United States: meticulously restored late 1800s and early 1900s Texas county courthouses. The film illustrates the importance of preserving the irreplaceable landmarks. The film premiered on HoustonPBS in April 2004. A Texas Foundation for the Arts production Produced by James Bailey Director of Photography: Mark Susman Post Production: Fast Cut Films Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]

“Brushstrokes of South Texas: The Murals of Daniel Léchon”

This documentary provides an up-close and behind-the-scenes glimpse of master painter Daniel Léchon as he creates a series of murals that depict 500 years of South Texas history for the Kenedy Ranch museum of South Texas. Viewers are taken on a complete tour from conceptualization to installation of the murals, which were commissioned by the museum, located in Sarita, Texas. The film premiered on HoustonPBS in September 2005. Produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts with Sunset Productions Director of Photography: Mark Susman Post Production: Fast Cut Films Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]