ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

May 1, 2019

ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING:

“THE LEAGUE” REUNION WITH CREATORS & CAST,
SHOWTIME’S “CITY ON A HILL” ADDS CREATIVES & CAST,
HULU’S “VERONICA MARS” ANNOUNCES PANELISTS

ATX Television Festival continues to announce major programming for season eight, which will take place June 6-9, 2019, in Austin, Texas.  

Season 8 will feature a reunion of FX’s semi-improvised comedy, “The League,” which centers on a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another — so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. The panel will include creators/directors/executive producers Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, as well as stars Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi, and Jason Mantzoukas. The reunion marks ten years since the series premiere.

The SHOWTIME® new one-hour drama series, “City on a Hill,” which is the festival’s Closing Night screening on June 8, will feature a Q&A panel conversation with executive producer/showrunner Tom Fontana, creator/executive producer Chuck MacLean, executive producer Jennifer Todd, co-executive producer/star Kevin Bacon, and cast members Aldis Hodge, Mark O’Brien, and Jill Hennessy. Set in early ‘90s Boston, where racism is endemic and crime is widespread, the series follows an unlikely – and obligatory – alliance between renowned FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge). “City on a Hill” will premiere Sunday, June 16 at 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

ATX’s previously announced panel for Hulu’s upcoming “Veronica Mars” revival will include creator/executive producer Rob Thomas, and stars Enrico Colantoni and Jason Dohring, who also starred in the original series. The highly-anticipated fourth season picks up after the events of the crowd-funded film continuation. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

Previously announced programming includes:

  • “Presidents of the Guilds” panel, featuring Gabrielle Carteris, president, SAG-AFTRA, David A. Goodman, president, WGAW, and Thomas Schlamme, president, DGA
  • ABC Family series “Greek” reunion
  • Hulu’s “Veronica Mars” revival
  • Screening and Conversation with “One Day at a Time” Creatives & Cast
  • Hulu and Blumhouse Television’s “Into the Dark: Culture Shock”
  • “Letterkenny” screening and Q&A
  • An interactive conversation with Beau Willimon
  • “A Playwright Walks Into a Writers Room…” panel conversation with playwrights turned TV writers
  • “The House that Horror Built: Inside Blumhouse Television”
  • “Inside the Writers Room” panel with Starz’s critically-acclaimed series “Vida”
  • Closing Night Screening of Showtime’s “City on a Hill”
  • A panel exploring the “Power of Female Partnerships”
  • “Cancelled Too Soon” panel with “Men In Trees”
  • Freeform’s “Good Trouble”
  • “Let’s Talk about Sex (Scenes),” an honest discussion about empowering both writers and actors, and improving safe “sex” practices behind the camera
  • A panel presented by the Casting Society of America, featuring some of TV’s top casting directors
  • A one-on-one conversation titled “Scene Partners & Roommates,” with actors Margo Martindale and Shane McRae
  • “Everyone Is Doing Great” screening and Q&A
  • Netflix’s series “Atypical” panel
  • EPIX’s new series “Perpetual Grace, LTD” panel
  • An inside look at the “Tremors” pilot
  • IFC’s musical variety comedy “Sherman’s Showcase”
  • Comedy Central’s new sketch series “Alternatino with Arturo Castro”
  • Opening Night Screening of HBO’s”Euphoria”
  • Freeform’s “grown-ish”
  • A screening and conversation with cast & creatives from ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • A one-time-only screening of FXX comedy “Archer”
  • Individual panelists Beatrice Springborn, Vice President, Content Development, Hulu; Jessica Rhoades, EP, “Sharp Objects,” “The Affair,” and Principal, Pacesetter; ATX Advisory Board member Kyle Killen, EP/showrunner of Showtime’s upcoming “Halo” series; and Mauricio Mota and Katie Elmore Mota, EPs, “East Los High,” and Co-Presidents of Wise Entertainment.  

For the latest developments and information on how to attend, visit the ATX Television Festival official site www.atxfestival.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

For co-promotion, please link to @ATXFestival #ATXTVs8 on Twitter.

About ATX Television Festival
ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed.  Our weekend consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen.  We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series.  In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&As with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super-secret happy hours.”  ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.

ATX’s podcast The TV Campfire features one-on-one conversations with some of TV’s top creatives, and panel conversations recorded live at the festival.  All episodes can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and atvxp.com/podcasts.

About The Syndication Project
The Syndication Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was created to promote the use of storytelling by individuals and communities to create awareness, bring tolerance, and expand community, thereby fostering understanding and compassion. It was founded by ATX Television Festival’s co-founders and executive directors, Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland, with a focus on advocacy through storytelling, including a programming track at the annual ATX Festival centered around social issues in television, year round conversations that pair TV storylines with causes that lead to specific calls to action, family friendly community events, and service days that give the ATX community a chance to give back together.  

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