Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tomorrow on Kitchen Chat: Dallas Jenkins!

Dallas JenkinsJoin me on Friday as I chat with the ever fascinating Dallas Jenkins from Jenkins Entertainment!
Jenkins Entertainment was formed by Jerry B. Jenkins and his son Dallas in February of 2000. Within a year, they had completed shooting on their first feature, the $2 million independent film, Hometown Legend. After a limited theatrical run, the film was distributed to VHS/DVD by Warner Brothers in August of 2002 and has thus far sold over 300,000 units. After a brief run on Country Music Television, it recently aired as the Sunday Night Feature on ABC Family and is being distributed all over the world. It was named by Movieguide as one of the Top Ten Family Films of 2002.

In 2004 and 2005, Jenkins Entertainment completed two short films: Cliché (in which every line, scene, and character is a movie cliché), and Midnight Clear (based on Jerry’s short story), both of which Jerry executive produced and Dallas directed. In 2007 they produced, and Dallas directed, the feature film Midnight Clear, based on the short. It won several festival awards and was released by Lionsgate in December 2007. They recently completed their latest feature, What If…, scheduled to be released in fall 2010.


Dallas Jenkins produced the independent feature Hometown Legend at the age of 25 and supervised every aspect of the production, from completion of the script to distribution by Warner Brothers. Dallas made his directing debut with the short film Cliché, which called “Fast and funny...ingenious,” and his next short film, Midnight Clear, starring Stephen Baldwin, won a Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival and was the opening night selection of the San Diego Film Festival. He is the co-executive producer of Though None Go With Me, a Hallmark Channel feature that aired in April 2006. In 2007 he directed and produced Midnight Clear, based on the short, which won awards in festivals all over the country, including the Cinequest Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for “Best First Feature,” and the “Audience Favorite” award at the Kansas Int’l Film Festival,. It was released by Lionsgate in December 2007. He recently completed directing his latest feature What If…, scheduled for release in fall of 2010.
Dallas shares his foolproof steak recipe with us! YUM!
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