Update: Just found out that Paquin was seen in a purple robe and quite blonde so good, that will make her look more like a Dallas woman!

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Real estate agent Todd Terry, son of Ellen, is also an actor, as I think we may have mentioned to you here a couple times. And he snagged a role in that ABC pilot produced by Reese Witherspoon that filmed here last week, “Broken”, a show that centers on a ruthless Dallas divorce attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces. (Did anyone go to Hockaday? HPHS?) Long hidden family secrets are uncloaked and dug up. The character, played by brunette Anna Paquin, apparently has some skeletons in her very large master closet. (No wonder they were filming at Champ D’Or!) She also has made a fortune off “the heartbreak of wealthy Texans”.

Well, Todd plays Leo Cline. The writers won’t let him tell us much more than that, but I think he’s going to kill it: this script sounds like a hit. Except that I think Paquin’s character should be a Dallas blonde, obviously. Get some bleach.4001-Turtle-Creek-ext-575x373 (more…)

Brookcove exteriorRemember the Lakewood Home Festival? One of the coolest homes on the tour belonged to Shannon Kincaid and Allen Stringer, she being the artist whose paintings have been snapped up by Oprah Winfrey, among others. Her husband, Allen, is an ObGyn at Baylor. We told you how much we loved that home back when we did this Q&A with Shannon last November.

Well, turns out their home has provided the inspiration, and really is the nucleus of, a new film that is being shot in Dallas this month and next. The film is called Occupy Texas. It was written by Gene Gallerano, a Dallas native who studied at the great Booker T. Washington School for the Performing Arts, and is now a New York City actor and screenwriter. I have had the pleasure of reading the script and it rocks. It’s the story of a young man, Beau Baker, with the Occupy Wall Street movement who is snapped out of his social altruism (and sleeping on the streets of NYC) to return to Dallas, Texas because his parents, both successful, hard-hitting professionals, have been killed in a car wreck. He needs to “man up” and take care of his younger sisters, but he’s a wreck himself! The film traces his evolution, inner search, and self-growth as he deals with his loss, grief and the family drama that crippled him. (Or did it?) He barely knows his little sister. The film ends with a great twist on how well prepared Beau actually is to handle it all. The movie will star Peri Gilpin, Janine Turner, and Lorelei Linklater (daughter of filmmaker Richard), among others. The film will be completed this fall and start playing at film festivals and theaters next spring/summer!

Occupy Texas will also star 7130 Brookcove! That would be the Kincaid/Stringer’ Italian villa-inspired home. (more…)