Louis Black - Principal, Senior Consultant
Louis Black co-founded The Austin Chronicle, where he is editor, South by Southwest, where he is a director, and was a founding Board Member of the Austin Film Society. He has written extensively on film, music and politics. Executive producer of Be Here to Love Me, A Film About Townes Van Zandt, he was a producer on the Peabody Award Winning The Order of Myths. Having produced documentaries and reissues of classic Texas films (Eagle Pennell's The Whole Shootin' Match and Tobe Hooper's Eggshells) he is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films.
Joe Dishner - Principal, Senior Consultant
Joe Dishner has worked in the film industry for over 30 years as a Producer, Line Producer, and Unit Production Manager. He has had a diverse career, comprising feature films, TV series, documentaries, and TV commercials. His producing credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), and 22 episodes of the CBS series “The Ghost Whisperer.” His UPM credits include A Simple Plan, Road Trip, The Mothman Prophecies, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, The Evening Star, The Big Green, Houseguest, the first two seasons of the TNT series “Dallas,” 22 episodes of the Fox series “The Good Guys,” and the PBS documentaries “The Fort Worth Watergarden” and “Gimble’s Swing.” He was a founding co-publisher of The Austin Chronicle. He currently serves on the project committee for the Filmanthopy Fund of the Dallas Foundation and Media Productions Development Zone Advisory Committee for the State of Texas. He is a long time member of The Directors Guild of America and Sam’s Club.
Sandy Boone - Principal, Senior Consultant
Sandy K. Boone began making films in Austin in the 1980s with her late husband, filmmaker David Boone, whose Texas cult classic INVASION OF THE ALUMINUM PEOPLE was presented by director Jonathan Demme at the Collective for Living Cinema in 1981 in New York. Three decades later, Boone produced a restoration of the film as part of JONATHAN DEMME: MADE IN TEXAS - SIX FILMS FROM AUSTIN, which premiered at SXSW in 2015. Most recently, Boone was the Associate Producer of RICHARD LINKLATER: DREAM IS DESTINY and a reissue of Eagle Pennell's LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO, which premiered at Sundance and SXSW, respectively, in 2016. She is also a partner and co-founder of Production for Use, an Austin-based production company and indie film consultancy.