The DPA was founded in 1978 by a group of six Dallas-based independent producers. The goals of the DPA have withstood the test of time and are as valuable today as they were three decades ago.
Historically, the DPA has been an organization for the benefit of independent producers. Over the years, its membership has expanded to include facility providers, equipment rental companies, talent, writers and other producer service providers. In today’s DPA, producers and service providers work together to promote the welfare of the DFW film and video community and exchange a wide range of ideas and information. DPA has a history of championing the rights of independent producers against unfair legislation and unfair labor practices and serves as a legal “watchdog” for producer interests.