If you don't think there is anything you can do to help the victims of the devastating tornado that recently swept though Oklahoma, come by Borders Books and Music in Fort Worth. The store is accepting donations of canned, non-perishable food, baby supplies, water, and clothes for the next few weeks. The donations will be forwarded to the chain's Oklahoma City store, where the Red Cross will distribute them to the victims. We know we have a reputation for being cynical (understatement?), but seriously, this is the best kind of cause. Drop donations by the Fort Worth Borders location, 4613 S. Hulen, or call (817) 370-9473.
The topic of discussion for the latest meeting of Women in Film-Dallas doesn't leave much room for error: "We Can Make You a Star." Guess that's better than "We Will Make You a Star." If the organization is so confident about its claim, it may be worth checking out. On hand will be several Hollywood casting directors, including Kevin Howard, Shannon Pinkston Metcalf, Lynn Ambrose, Carla James, and Mike Daniel. Come out on Tuesday and call the group's bluff. The meeting happens at the Stoneleigh Hotel, 2927 Maple, and begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and networking, continuing at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion. Admission is free for Women in Film members, $5 for non-members. Call (214) 954-4488.
Why fight it? Star Wars: The Phantom Menace opens today at various locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the UA Galaxy in Garland, located at I-635 and Jupiter Road. Call (972) 444-FILM for a theater near you. If you get in line as soon as you read this, you might have a shot at seeing it on opening day. By the way, we already saw it.