Circuit of the Americas
"...It had been heading in that direction for a long time; Austin is or has been home to a large group of expatriate industry writers who work for Hollywood/New York businesses but live here -- Bill Witliff, Bud Shrake, Bill Broyles, Sarah Bird, Gary Cartwright, Emily Haas, Larry Wright, Stephen Harrigan, and the late Warren Skaaren. Austin has a reputation for interesting independent films including the Tobe Hooper-directed/Kim Henkel-written Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bill Witliff's Red Headed Stranger, and Eagle Pennell's Whole Shooting Match..."
"...Also on display are Bill Witliff's photos from the Lonesome Dove television series. While they merit recognition (and are undoubtedly a big draw for the gallery), their placement along the floor of the main showroom is somewhat distracting, and Witliff's cowboys tend to fight with Carter's swans...."
"...And of course Bill Witliff, Bud Shrake, Sarah Bird, Stephen Harrington, and Bill Broyles; along with Tobe Hooper, Eagle Pennell, Doug Holloway, Steve Swartz, Kevin Reynolds, David Schmoeller, Lin Sutherland, Richard Kooris, Wayne Bell, and Kim Henkel before Austin was a gleam in Linklater's eye...."
"...A classic that probably won't be seen outside Pro-Jex by anyone except the photographer, the band members, and some agitated parents who pre-paid for their kid's pictures. Like a lot of photos that have been on the walls at Pro-Jex, it will not become as familiar as James Evans' swimming Indian kids or fetch the $1,000 prices of Bill Witliff's stills from the production of Lonesome Dove..."
"...Crucial to Austin's success as a film center is that it is a multi-generational community. Austin has long had a community of writers noted for their talent and integrity including the established generation of screenwriters -- Bill Witliff, Bill Broyles, Bud Shrake, Gary Cartwright, and Stephen Harrigan among others (even that list is mingling generations)..."
"...Bill Witliff's portrait of John Graves and Blue, like Laura Wilson's cow dogs, speaks volumes about the traditional relationship between man and his best friend. Robin Schwartz's Bozo & Jackie highlights the role of dog as protector -- little Jackie shows up a dim second to Bozo..."
"...When most screenwriters still lived in L.A., Austin was home to two Renaissance talents: Shrake is also a novelist, biographer, and sports reporter; Witliff is a photographer, publisher, curator, and collector...."