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The Dallas Examiner | 6/16/2014, 8:58 a.m.
Compton has earned a number of honors and awards as well. She is the recipient of the Helping Hands Award; received the Heritage Award from the Dallas County Heritage Society; was named to the DFW Minority Business Development Council and Minority Business News; and received the Women Who Mean Business Award from the Minority Business News.
The new board chair has served in a number of community roles. Past service includes: member of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and its Commerce, Convention and Tourism Advisory Committee; president of the Kimball United Neighborhood Association; parliamentarian for the Southwest Dallas Neighborhood Association; member of the board of directors for the Dallas County Heritage Society; and member of the Diversity Committee for the Association of American Community College Trustees.
Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, organized a “Film Incentive Workshop” for Dallas-Fort Worth area film industry professionals on the afternoon of May 19 at the South Dallas Cultural Center. This workshop, led by Texas Film Commission employees Stephanie Whallon and Alicia Downard provided a step-by-step overview of the “Texas Moving Image Incentive Program.” Additionally, TFC provided an overview of the services their office provides to the film community, as well as their involvement with the production industry throughout Texas.
Giddings is a longtime supporter of the arts in Texas, especially local artists. Giddings explained, “I want the members of the film community to know that the state of Texas supports their artistic efforts and dedication. Perhaps more importantly, the incentive programs provides jobs. I wanted to do something to help support Texas filmmakers who truly want to make film projects within our state, and help them understand what incentive programs the state has to offer.”
There were over 65 film industry professionals in attendance at the workshop. Attendees were encouraged to ask questions, obtain clarification about aspects of the incentive program, and meet other members in their industry.
Additionally, Giddings is working with the Dallas Film Commission to inform the local film community.