“Friday Night Lights” Filming Scheduled at The University of Texas at Austin Friday, June 4
June 4, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — The filming of scenes at The University of Texas at Austin for an episode of the award-winning "Friday Night Lights" television series is scheduled from 4-10 p.m., Friday, June 4 at two locations on campus.
The filming project will involve parking of some production vehicles near Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and Gregory Gym but no disruption to permit parking spaces is anticipated.
The "Friday Night Lights" series centers on life in a small Texas town where high school football plays a significant role in the lives of people in the community. The drama series has been honored two years in a row (2006 and 2007) as an American Film Institute Television Program of the Year. It also received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2006 and won an Emmy Award for outstanding casting for a drama series in 2007. The episode of "Friday Night Lights" being filmed on campus is directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.
For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.