The State Fair of Texas is heading for Lithuania! The U.S. State Department is sending Allen Mondell’s and Cynthia Salzman Mondell’s film, A Fair to Remember, to Lithuania in September 2009 to represent our country as part of the 2009 American Documentary Showcase. Filmmaker Allen Mondell has been tapped as the cultural ambassador to accompany the documentary – the film’s tour is a major “coup” for the City of Dallas, the State of Texas, the State Fair of Texas and the film industry here in North Texas!
Media Projects, Inc. is thrilled to announce that their colorful historical documentary about the State Fair of Texas, A Fair To Remember, has been honored with the 2008 Lone Star EMMY for “Best Texas Heritage Program / Special” at the 6TH Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards ceremony, hosted by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), in Houston this past weekend. Expanding its influence within the Lone Star State’s popular culture with all the force of a Texas tornado, the film was directed and produced by Allen Mondell and Cynthia Salzman Mondell and co-produced by Phillip Allen.
Films in Progress
"Every Shoe has a story. Every woman has both." SOLE SISTERS will be a documentary film about women's lives seen through personal stories about their shoes. Anchored by the film, Media Projects will develop a multi-media platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the web, theater and publishing opportunities.
The Battle For Our Neighborhood
Tells the human impact of development over the past 15 years in a Dallas neighborhood. Its story can be repeated in other cities around the country.
JOHN KIZELL: A Slave Fights Slavery
Recounts the heroic life of John Kizell - seized from his African village and brought to Charles Town, S.C. as a slave in 1773. Eventually, he returned to Africa as a free man to fight the slave trade.