“Benavides Born” Scenes to be Filmed at The University of Texas at Austin

April 7, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The filming of scenes for a feature film, "Benavides Born," in John W. Hargis Hall near Red River Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard on Saturday, April, 10, will involve temporary closing of university parking lot No. 118 for the filming production.

Lot No. 118, which surrounds John W. Hargis Hall, will be used throughout the day for film production and crew vehicles, which are scheduled to vacate the lot by 6 p.m., Saturday so it could be used by guests with disabilities attending a concert later in the evening at the nearby Frank Erwin Center. The filming is not expected to affect the traffic flow on streets surrounding the parking lot.

"Benavides Born," produced by Daniel Meisel for SDB, LLC, and starring Corina Calderon of Austin, is being filmed primarily in the South Texas towns of Benavides and San Diego in Duval County. Meisel and his wife, Amy Wendel of New York, wrote the script about a bright high school power lifter from the rural South Texas town of Benavides who faces personal, financial and other obstacles in her dream of attending The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.