Dr. Farouk Shami, long-time friend and business partner with John McCall, proudly sponsored the award ceremony hosted by the Austin Film Societybenefiting cultural and educational programs.

John McCall, partner and friend to Farouk Systems, Inc. and former owner of Armstrong McCall (AMCO) was recently inducted into the Austin Film Society’s, Texas Film Hall of Fame. This prestigious award was founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001 honoring those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film industry. To view the video from the event, please click here!

John McCall has not only helped the professional salon industry but he also worked to establish the Texas film industry by his generous support of the arts. His dedication to both has helped talent be nurtured and thrive. The Austin Film Society because of his generosity has grown into an internationally significant film organization. Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower the community to make, watch, and love film and creative media.

Dr. Farouk Shami generously supported this recognition by sponsoring the evenings award ceremony. All proceeds benefit Austin Film Society’s cultural and educational programs.

I am so thankful to the Austin Film Society for honoring John and recognizing his years of support. John and I have been friends and business partners for over 30 years. Together, our support of each other has joined the industries we love and mentoring the future of artists everywhere,” says Dr. Farouk Shami.