On November 7, 2009, Academy Award-winning Producer Michael Hausman was honored with a lifetime achievement award at WJCT Studios in downtown Jacksonville. The accommodations provided by WJCT set a sophisticated tone for the evening, and the crowd came dressed to please. The atmosphere is one that could only have been maintained by a mature cast of experienced movie enthusiasts.
October 15th the inside of PRI Productions was transformed into an incredible party full of fabulous props and populated by a veritable “Who’s who” of Jacksonville’s film production industry (they even rolled out a red carpet). The occasion was the 9th Annual Jacksonville Film Production Industry Reception at which Don Barton, creator of the famous 1972 horror flick Zaat! was honored. Mr. Barton’s movie has accumulated a national cult following and was recently aired on Turner Classic Movies on Halloween.