A Toast to Texas Film: Honoring Glen Powell • Troublemaker Studios • May 16, 2024

A Toast to Texas Film

Honoring Glen Powell

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM | Troublemaker Studios

Tables and tickets to this event are currently sold out! To be added to our waitlist, contact development@austinfilm.org.

Important Times

  • Doors will open at 6:30 PM for cocktail hour
  • The event will begin at 7:30 PM
  • The festivities will conclude by 10 PM


  • Please plan to dress in cocktail attire. For examples of what people have worn in the past to dinners, click here.

Tables and tickets are currently sold out! Contact development@austinfilm.org to be added to the waitlist.

It’s official: Glen Powell is a bona fide Texas film star, having appeared in Oscar® noms, box office smash hits, and collaborations with prominent directors such as our own Richard Linklater, whose highly anticipated new film, HIT MAN, stars Powell and Adria Arjona.

The Austin Film Society will induct Glen Powell into the Texas Film Hall of Fame at the official Netflix premiere of HIT MAN, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, AFS invites you to help us honor him  — and his already-huge career — at this year’s fundraising gala, A Toast to Texas Film, on May 16 at Troublemaker Studios.

This will be an unforgettable night complete with a red carpet, cocktail reception, seated dinner, and toasts to Glen from special guests, all at the famed Troublemaker Studios. Your support provides essential funding for our programs — including the AFS Grant and Creative Careers, our workforce development program — which help nurture emerging Texas filmmakers. On top of that, all dinner guests will receive a special invitation, courtesy of Netflix and AFS, to the Austin premiere of HIT MAN taking place the evening of May 15.

If you cannot join us, please consider donating to support Texas film.


For sponsorship and other information, please reach out to development@austinfilm.org


Named one of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” in 2019, Glen Powell is an award-winning actor and producer whose work includes standout roles in EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, HIDDEN FIGURES (for which he won a SAG award), SET IT UP, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, DEVOTION, ANYONE BUT YOU, and Richard Linklater’s animated sci-fi film APOLLO 10 ½ for Netflix, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival in 2022. He will next star alongside Adria Arjona in Richard Linklater’s latest film, HIT MAN, which he also produced and co-wrote, on Netflix June 7 and will also co-star in TWISTERS, in theaters July 19. In addition, he’s a co-producer on the upcoming IMAX BLUE ANGELS documentary for Amazon Prime.


Tracy LaQuey Parker & Heather Wagner Reed