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Sandra Bernhard ♥ America
Sandra Bernhard returns to Austin for We're Still Queer Honey!
"...AC: I understand you're a huge Friday Night Lights fan. How did that happen?..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature by Cindy Widner

Abandoning the Nest
Hurt by the state's inadequate incentives program, Texas film crews take flight
"...Life in Smithville, and Platinum Dunes is lensing a Friday the 13th reimagining in Central Texas. But Rector believes..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Beth Sepko brings home an Emmy, plus things are about to get horrific here
"...Emmy-winning casting director for handling Austin casting for NBC's Friday Night Lights. In other words, she got major props..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Big 'Lights,' small screen; the Pod squad; and congrats and condolences
"...Take Me to the Pilot Peter Berg's TV pilot Friday Night Lights is set to shoot in Austin in..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Huckleberry Minh: A Walk Through Dreamland
" ethos of casual sex, which means orgies every night, even with the gross boy down the dorm hall...."

May 28, 1999 Books Review

Fear the Walking Dead Casts Its Shadow Over Austin
The AMC spin-off smash brings the dead to Texas
"...Austin's hosted its fair share of TV production (Friday Night Lights, From Dusk Till Dawn) and it's not..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Casting Director Toni Brock on 30-Plus Years of Putting Texans Onscreen
The role of a lifetime
"" outside of Sepko-Lindsey's Emmy Award-winning work on the Friday Night Lights series), Brock still considers her experience casting..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

From Screen to Stage … Seriously?
Surveying the unlikeliest candidates for Broadway adaptation
"...Friday Night Lights..."

April 10, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

ATX Television Festival: 'Boy Meets World' Meets Austin
TV fest adds lost Linklater pilot, genre faves, and more
"...change in Austin's wall-to-wall film festival calendar, with panel highlights like Cougar Town/Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence at the Stateside...."

March 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Film News
Watchdog group Texans for Public Justice has a bone to pick with the guv and his new film incentives proposal
"...according to TPJ's own figures? The Austin-shot TV series Friday Night Lights, the formerly Dallas-shot series Prison Break (they..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Solid reporting and decent rumors
"...of extras-casting calls around town for the NBC series Friday Night Lights, call 707-7934, or e-mail to learn..."

July 28, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Austin Film Studios during Cheer Up..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Page Two: Coming Down Fast
Barreling toward SXSW 2011
"...On Friday, March 11 – in just a little over week..."

March 4, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Weathering the Storm
The Austin Lightning look to gain a foothold in Austin as soccer is primed for the national spotlight
"...withstand anything. But when the rains came this past Friday, they knocked out power to the field and forced..."

June 22, 2007 Sports Feature by Joe O'Connell

Gigi & Nate
Saccharine story of a man and his assistance monkey
"...even flashes of his better work. Lumpenly scripted by Friday Night Lights writer/producer David Hudgins, it's a baffling disappointment,..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Yellow Rose
The real New Country in this very Austin story of musical roots
"...outlaw coaxing Rose to pursue her music aspirations, and Friday Night Lights’ Villari exudes comfort like an iced sweet..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

Ultraviolent Fantastic Fest throwback makes its vengeance-filled return
"...Begos among the latter and VFW is his VHStastic nightmare, an unrelenting throwback to a gleefully caustic view of..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Brooklyn Decker to be Honored at Texas Film Awards
Support the Girls star to take home Rising Star Award
"...recipients of the Rising Star award include Amber Heard (Friday Night Lights, Pineapple Express, Aquaman), Tye Sheridan (Mud, Joe),..."

Dec. 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Need to Flip a Car or Burn a Building Down? Call EB3 Effects.
How brothers Everett and Craig Byrom went from building maintenance to making movies
"...When the Dillon Panthers played in a downpour on Friday Night Lights, it was them that sent the rain...."

Aug. 24, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Not much glitters in this uneven film
"...mostly in television, including a notable run writing for Friday Night Lights) have transposed the events into an American..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

They Shoot Movies, Don't They?
Heather Page on the state of the Texas Film Commission
"...including The Green Mile, Armageddon, and 46 episodes of Friday Night Lights. In 2012, then-Gov. Rick Perry asked her..."

April 22, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

2016 Texas Film Awards
"...Adrianne Palicki introducing the Rising Star Award to her Friday Night Lights castmate and friend Jesse Plemons..."

March 11, 2016 Photo Gallery

Black Mass
Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger
"...old boss. He’s played by Jesse Plemons, continuing his post-Friday Night Lights ascendancy into one of his generation’s slyest..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

10th Annual Nobelity Project Feed the Peace Awards
"...Turk Pipkin, Kathryn Chandler, Sawyer Chandler, Sydney Chandler, Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler, and Christy Pipkin..."

Feb. 16, 2015 Photo Gallery

Film Flam
Casting news, festival coups, and more
"...Kirsten Dunst joins Midnight Special, Tim League throws down, and more festival news..."

Aug. 14, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The To Do List
The twist in this raunchy loss-of-virginity comedy starring Aubrey Plaza is that it comes from a teenage girls' perspective.
"...the possibilities of sex. As beach-blond doof Rusty Waters (Friday Night Lights’ Porter) strums an acoustic version of Def..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fruitvale Station
This hot-button film creates a sad portrait of a young black man unjustly shot down.
"...Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights) delivers a brilliant, sensitive performance as Oscar..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Perry's melodrama centers an ambitious, married woman's dalliance with a handsome billionaire.
"...saw about filmmaking being a collaborative art. In Temptation, Friday Night Lights’ Smollett-Bell plays Judith, a good Southern Christian..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nick Offerman
The audience came seeking cult icon Ron Swanson, and that's who Nick Offerman gave them
"...a surprisingly straightlaced folk music act (that also featured Friday Night Lights' Stephanie Hunt on harmony vocals) and then..."

May 4, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

John Carter
Old-school "Gosh, wow!" sense-of-wonder filmmaking is in short supply these days, but now John Carter has arrived to fill the void.
"...we are on Mars with the titular John Carter (Friday Night Lights’ Kitsch), a former cavalry hero of the..."

March 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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