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Do you remember Robinson Film Center's epic Backlot Gala in 2012? Been wishing you could relive that night?
Did you miss that epic party (seriously, watch this video)? Been kicking yourself ever since?
Stop fretting and start picking out your party attire, because we're doing it again. This year's Backlot: Festival of Festivals will be bigger and better, and this time you can have your red carpet and eat your burrito too.
Buy your tickets now and experience the world's greatest film festivals in downtown Shreveport on May 10. Red carpets, cocktails, and fantastic food (did we mention Chipotle, Twine, John Cariere's, 4J's Java, Abby Singer's, and more?) ... in the style of Venice, Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca.
Tickets on sale now: $150 each
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Backlot gala goes global, plans festive takeover of downtown!
Fundraiser provides crucial support for nonprofit theater, education programs
SHREVEPORT – The world’s best moviegoers, a.k.a. supporters of the Robinson Film Center (RFC), will toast the world’s best festivals at a gala fundraiser on May 10, 2014.
For its second Backlot fundraiser called Festival of Festivals, RFC will transform the 600 and 700 blocks of Texas Street into a series of vibrant film-themed party stops.
“This is going to be one big, bold and fabulous experience,” said RFC board president Waynette Ballengee. “We had so much fun in 2012 at Millennium Studios. This time, we are bringing this cutting-edge experience to the streets. The night will dazzle everyone. We’re so excited to celebrate RFC with the community!”
The multi-sensory progressive party will journey through Cannes (RFC and grand outdoor tent), Tribeca (Abby Singer’s Bistro at RFC), Sundance, Venice (Southern University) and the Afterglow late-night dance party (artspace). Each stop will showcase food, drinks and entertainment from around the world.
Board members are busy planning the celebration and lining up sponsors.
“Backlot is a chance for us to recognize our supporters and show them what a key role they have played in making the Robinson Film Center thrive in downtown Shreveport,” said RFC board member and gala co-chair Teri Kerr. “We work with so many dedicated staff, community leaders, board members and volunteers. They are committed to the challenge of keeping RFC a vibrant part of our community, and this gala will honor their passion.”
The party will include red carpet arrivals, a multimedia dance party with DJ MTK, food by Chipotle Mexican Grill and other caterers, and some fun perks for sponsors. At $5,000 or more, for instance, a sponsor group will get its own personal assistant for the night.
“Our guests will be treated like celebrities for the entire spectacular event,” said Melva Williams, RFC board member, gala co-chair and executive associate to the chancellor at Southern University at Shreveport. Southern University is donating use of its downtown campus lobby for the gala. “We are thrilled to have the support of our neighbors in the downtown Shreveport area to make Backlot possible.”
Backlot guests can also expect to be entertained through the night:
- RFC will host the red carpet arrivals on the Texas Street French Riviera, where guests can pose for the paparazzi or sip chic cocktails in the Cannes-style guest tent.
- Southern University will soothe the inner Italian by serving fine wines and serving savory foods from Venetian gondoliers.
- One of the venues in the 600 block of Texas will be transformed into a Sundance-style Wild West with beer flights and dance lessons by Sandy’s Dance.
- And Travel Crafter, LLC, is cosponsoring an exclusive Live Auction: World Festivals experience, where guests can bid on extravagant trips to the world’s greatest film festivals!
- Artspace will morph into Afterglow where DJ MTK will host an interactive, high-energy dance party. Yes, there will be breakfast burritos to go.
Sponsorships are available for $1,500 to $15,000 each. RFC’s board aims to net $200,000 from the gala to secure the nonprofit’s future in downtown Shreveport.
“The more who celebrate us, the bigger the benefit,” said Alexandyr Kent, executive director at RFC. “This is our opportunity to offer a delighted, very big thank you to our supporters, and we want everybody to come and help empower RFC to be the best arts nonprofit it can be.”
Tickets for the gala, $150 each, are on sale now.
Mission of the Robinson Film Center
The Robinson Film Center’s mission is to educate, enrich and entertain through the power of film. RFC is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit arts organization located at 617 Texas Street in Shreveport, La.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Angela Cason, RFC Multimedia Designer
(318) 459-4121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandyr Kent, RFC Executive Director
(318) 459-4123, email@example.com
Teri Kerr, Gala Co-Chair, RFC Board Member(323) 828-2209, firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION SHREVEPORT – BOSSIER!
FOOD NETWORKS FOOD COURT WARS TASTING WILL BE SHOOTING at The Pierre Bossier Mall on Saturday, January 25th, 2014!
COME ON DOW TO PIERRE BOSSIER MALL ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH AND BE A PART OF THE FOOD COURT WARS, HOSTED BY TYLER FLORENCE.
WE NEED FOR YOU TO:
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 5:00 PM.
there will be light blue signs at every mall entrance directing you to our check-in location. You may show up after 5:00 PM but please keep in mind it is first come, first serve.
PLEASE REPORT TO OUR HOLDING ROOM LOCATED IN THE DILLARD’S WING. IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT DILLARD’S IT WILL BE THE EMPTY STORE FRONT TO THE RIGHT OF DILLARD’S.
Follow the signs to check in with production.
YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN A PERSONAL RELEASE TO BE ON CAMERA
It gives us permission to film you and use the footage we shoot on the show. You will sign this release upon arrival to the holding area.
*** If you are UNDER 18 years old, you will need to bring your parent/legal guardian to sign for you. Otherwise you cannot participate.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING LOGOS
We do not have the right to show sport teams and clothing brand names on camera. This includes college logos, band shirts, etc. Please think solid colors and no crazy patterns.
BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
This event is open and free to everyone and we will serve as many of you as our schedule allows.
PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SPEND A FEW HOURS WITH US
Making a TV episode takes time. Bring a book or something to entertain yourself!