The Dallas Producers Association is a professional organization providing promotion, advocacy, education and networking for our membership. Membership in DPA is open to any company or individual of high standing, based in North Texas, that has managerial, budgetary or creative control for the production of moving visual media.
- Producer category of membership is open to companies or individuals who are actively engaged in the production business as a producer.
- Associate category of membership is open to individuals and companies who offer support services to the video/film/digital media production industry.
The DPA was founded in 1978 by a group of six Dallas-based independent producers. The goals of the DPA have withstood the test of time and are as valuable today as they were three decades ago.
- to promote the membership throughout our industry and to organizations of companies which use our services.
- to advocate for our members in legal, business and political forums affecting our livelihood.
- to deliver on-going professional development to our members as producers, businesspeople and citizens.
- to build a network of resources and foster friendly competition.
Historically, the DPA has been an organization for the benefit of independent producers. Over the years, its membership has expanded to include facility providers, equipment rental companies, talent agencies, writers and other producer service providers. In today’s DPA, producers and service providers work together to promote the welfare of the DFW film and video community and exchange a wide range of ideas and information.
Join DPA at www.dallasproducers.org
DPA’s History with TXMPA
Early in 2006, it was an established fact that the state of Texas was losing out on far too many production opportunities and the attendant revenue because of financial incentives being offered to producers to bring work to other states. The Legislative Committee of the DPA recognized the urgent need to remedy this situation and sprang into action. In a relatively short period of time, consisting of intense planning activity, meetings with members of the state legislature, past and present, while working closely with the office of the State Film Commission, the underpinnings of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance were established.
In June of that same year, approximately 160 professionals, representing every facet of the moving image industry from all over Texas, gathered in an auditorium in the state capitol building in Austin and the Texas Motion Picture Alliance was born. The Dallas Producers Association not only was instrumental in creating the Alliance, but many of its members actively served as officers and board members of the newly established organization. That fact remains to this day.
The upshot of this is that there are meaningful production incentives in place not only for out-of state producers but equally important and beneficial for producers within the entire state of Texas. Again, a shining example of how the Dallas Producers Association serves as the leader in providing for and protecting the interests of independent producers and associated businesses of the production industry.
The Texas Motion Picture Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization which advocates for the film, video, commercial, interactive and digital media production industries in the Lone Star State. TXMPA is committed to building a strong community of industry professionals. It is charged with creating competitive economic incentives to present to the state legislature during sessions. TXMPA is also committed to educating the general public about media industry businesses and how they impact lives by pumping millions of dollars into the economy.
Join TXMPA at www.txmpa.org
Proceeds from It Came From Dallas support DPA’s efforts to build a strong and vibrant production community in North Texas including our continued Signature Sponsorship of TXMPA.