A Hollywood movie producer who is a Hallsville High School graduate will host a free networking event this week for Longview-area film fans.
Attendees can meet other film fans and watch a new comedy/heist movie at the 5:30 p.m. Tuesday party at The Reserve, 7725 U.S. 259 N., Longview.
The event is hosted by Micah Lyons, who filmed “The Runners” and other movies in East Texas through his production company, Breath of Life Productions.
“We will be giving away T-shirts, DVDs, gift cards and more,” Lyons said on a post about the event. “We will also be discussing the state of independent film in Texas and sharing big news about the future of Breath of Life Productions in Texas and how we can all hopefully work together.”
Anyone interested in film, including actors, directors, producers and community members, are invited to the event that also will include refreshments and drinks.
The age limit is 17 and older unless accompanied by an adult, because the film that will be screened rated R for language and some violence.
All attendees also are asked to bring at least two fully charged video-viewing devices — such as cellphones, tablets or laptops — with charging cables. The attendee to bring the most devices with charging cables will get a prize, Lyons said.
Lyons recently got a distribution deal to have “The Runners” released next year in the U.S.
He plans to return to East Texas in 2020 to film “Off the Grid” with co-producer Chris Routhe of Routhe Productions.
Reservations are requested at Facebook’s events page for Dec. 17.