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iW NEWS | Texas Film Hall of Fame to Fete Winger, Church and Mansfield

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 9, 2007 at 1:54AM

Debra Winger will be honored at the Texas Film Hall of Fame awards to be held March 7 in Austin, TX. Winger will accept the Tiffany & Co. Star of Texas Award on behalf of the cast and crew of "Urban Cowboy," which was set and shot in Texas. El Paso, TX native Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways") will also be inducted in addition to the late Jayne Mansfield whose daughter Mariska Hargitay will accept in her honor. The annual event is organized by the Austin Film Society which "promotes the appreciation of film and supports creative filmmaking by screening rarely seen films, giving grants and other support to emerging filmmakers, and providing access and education about film to youth and the public." [Brian Brooks]
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Debra Winger will be honored at the Texas Film Hall of Fame awards to be held March 7 in Austin, TX. Winger will accept the Tiffany & Co. Star of Texas Award on behalf of the cast and crew of "Urban Cowboy," which was set and shot in Texas. El Paso, TX native Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways") will also be inducted in addition to the late Jayne Mansfield whose daughter Mariska Hargitay will accept in her honor. The annual event is organized by the Austin Film Society which "promotes the appreciation of film and supports creative filmmaking by screening rarely seen films, giving grants and other support to emerging filmmakers, and providing access and education about film to youth and the public." [Brian Brooks]







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