The Fourth of July came early to downtown Fort Worth. June 1 The Dream Vision Co. put on what may be one of the biggest fireworks shows of the century near the convention center, shooting from the heart of the Fort Worth Water Gardens. We were at The Omni Residences and had spectacular front row seats. This was to celebrate the soon-to-be 80,000-square-foot studio and office facility of Dream Vision, relocating its 30-employee strong headquarters here from Orlando.
The Florida company, whose roster includes former Walt Disney Co. executives, says it will also unveil plans to develop family-oriented entertainment, including films, amusement parks and resorts, and music. All this right in and around Cow Town!
Head honcho, Rick Silanskas, Dream Vision’s CEO and founder, says “the company will return to a clear picture of family entertainment” with inspirational and “hope-based” themes.
Does this mean fewer more sicko, blood and guts-laden movies at the cinema? One can only hope.
Thus far, Dream Vision has kept a mighty low profile in Fort Worth, but that will be short-lived. Silanskas revealed the company has developed a proprietary animation technique that he calls “the next level” of computer-generated imagery, or CGI. And that has brought out the investors, this time right from Fort Worth. You may recall that one of the principal investors in Glenn Close’s “The Secret Life of Alpert Nobbs” also came from Fort Worth, Crescent Real Estate Equities CEO John Goff and his darling wife, Cami.
Speaking of fireworks, sales of high rise luxury condos at the Omni are also heating up, with all the spacious penthouse units on floors 29 through 33 now snapped up. The units have state-of-the-art kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, spacious balconies and spectacular views from expansive windows. Homeowners enjoy all the amenities of the adjacent Omni Fort Worth Hotel–including 4 restaurants, the Mokara Spa, 24-hour room service, spacious parking, and an on-site business center. This 3300 square foot plus unit on the 32nd floor has two bedrooms, and three and a half baths for a selling price of $1,750,000. Listing agents, Allison Hayden & Margot Bentsen, Allie Beth Allman & Associates.