Programming



  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    CBS’ 1996 procedural dramedy Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as San Francisco’s finest (and often dysfunctional) buddy-cop detectives, was not only a ratings and critical success — but also boasted a powerhouse room of writers that would go on to create, write, and show-run some of TV’s most influential series. Join us for a conversation with prolific creator Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, Jack Ryan), and the writers that went on to create and/or run The Shield, Timeless, Walking Dead, CSI:NY, Hell on Wheels, and Damien (to name a few) for a look back at the series’ 122-episode run, and what they learned from their time in that room.

    Panelists: Carlton Cuse (Creator/EP), Shawn Ryan (Writer/Co-Producer), Glen Mazzara (Writer), John Wirth (Writer/EP), Pam Veasey (Writer), Jed Seidel (Writer/Supervising Producer)
    Moderator: Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Prior to a television landscape that favors realism over idyllic life, where major characters face the risk of “being killed off,” and daily life is portrayed somewhat accurately, thirtysomething did all that and more. The show that was an early experiment that quickly became a phenomenon, rewriting the rules for dramatic series in more ways than one. Helmed by creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, thirtysomething not only drew viewers into the lives of its characters and tested the boundaries of conventional storytelling, it thrived with a multi-hyphenate cast, many of whom stepped into the role of director during the series run — then stayed there for the next 30 years. ATX reunites these dynamic creatives as they look back at the series that re-wrote the book on TV dramas, and paved the way for a new direction in their careers.

    Panelists: Marshall Herskovitz (Creator), Edward Zwick (Creator), Cast: Ken Olin (Director), Patricia Wettig (Director), Melanie Mayron (Director), Timothy Busfield (Director), Peter Horton (Director), David Clennon, Polly Draper
    Moderator: Bill Keith (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    What does it take to build a creative and influential empire? Blown Deadline Productions has been a pivotal component of changing the TV landscape for the last 20 years. Unafraid to make the personal political, producing partners David Simon and Nina K. Noble have incorporated TV’s most diverse casts as its content dares to expose this country’s institutional dysfunction from Baltimore to New Orleans to New York. This panel will include cast, producers, writers, and directors to take a closer look at the groundbreaking HBO series, “The Wire, ” “The Deuce,” “Treme,” “Generation Kill,” “Show Me a Hero,” and “The Corner” and celebrate 20 years of revolutionary television.

    Panelists: David Simon (Creator/Writer/EP), Nina K. Noble (Executive Producer),Anthony Hemingway (Director/Producer), Alexa L. Fogel (Casting Director), Kary Antholis (President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming) Clarke Peters (Cast), Dominique Fishback (Cast)
    Moderator: Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    He may be best known as one of Scorsese’s Goodfellas, but Ray Liotta’s small screen career looms just as large as his big screen personas. From soap operas, to the The Simpsons, to an Emmy-winning stint on ER, Liotta’s ability to transition from guest star to leading man has made him one of television’s most versatile performers — and earned him a lifetime’s worth of stories & industry experience in the process. Get to know the man behind Shades of Blue’s Lieutenant Wozniak in this retrospective conversation with one of the medium’s most enigmatic actors.

    Panelist: Ray Liotta (Shades of Blue)
    Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    From the opening moments of CBS’ prestige courtroom procedural The Good Wife, it was clear that Robert & Michelle King had arrived on network TV ready to jolt viewers awake with razor-sharp dissections of political, judicial, and media institutions. For seven 22-episode seasons, the series’ acclaimed writing, production, and performances pushed the boundaries of broadcast expectations, and their next endeavor — sing-songy, aliens-invade-Capitol-Hill dramedy Braindead — only further cemented the Kings as one of TV’s most inventive and prescient writing duos (giving new extraterrestrial life to ‘80s earworm ‘You Might Think’ in the process). Now, in the midst of Season 2 of CBS ALL ACCESS flagship drama The Good Fight (with a Showtime series on the way), join these writer/producer/showrunners for a discussion on what this current moment in news/politics means for creatives, and what makes their singular brand of political observation and dark humor more timely than ever.

    Panelist: Robert & Michelle King (Creators/Writers/EP)
    Moderator: Debra Birnbaum (Variety)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Last fall, in the midst of pop culture’s ongoing obsession with all things “true crime,” Netflix’s American Vandal arrived just in time to set social media ablaze with one tantalizing question: Who drew the dicks? Like amateur documentarians Peter and Sam, viewers found themselves enamored not only by the show’s central mystery (uncovering the perpetrator of a costly, phallic prank), but the precision with which the series had satirized the genre itself. In this case study, join the creative team behind Vandal for a detailed look at the series from pitch, to development, to bonafide hit, as they discuss their own influences and fascination with the “true crime” genre.

    Panelist: Dan Perrault (Co-Creator/EP), Tony Yacenda (Co-Creator/EP/Director), Dan Lagana (Showrunner/EP), Joe Farrell (VP of Longform Content, Funny or Die/EP)
    Moderator: Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel)

     

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    From story editor, to comedy executive, to production mogul, Marcy Carsey has spent more than 35 years shaping the television sitcom, and by extension the television industry. As co-founder of The Carsey-Werner Company, she has produced nearly 2,000 episodes of TV’s most iconic comedies over three decades (including Roseanne, The Cosby Show, A Different World, That 70’s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and more). She has contributed to a shift in the paradigm for independent production companies by constantly owning their content, which has given her company the power to tell the stories they want, and partner with the networks they choose. In this one-on-one conversation, go behind the screen with one of TV’s most influential minds as Carsey reflects on her career, creative legacy, and what it truly means to achieve television excellence.

    Panelist: Marcy Carsey (Executive Producer, Co-Founder of The Carsey-Werner Company)
    Moderator: Kathleen McCaffrey (SVP Programming at HBO)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    When it comes to comedy, contemporary British series are offering as much in the way of human frailty as they are laughter with authored originals such as Fleabag, Us, Maxxx and GameFace. With an increasing portfolio of critically recognised contemporary comedy, all3media international is at the forefront of this rise, and on this panel you will hear from one of their key producers, Ben Farrell, who discusses the hilarious and personal series, that are starting to use comedy to dissect the insecurities of modern life, without losing their sense of humour in the process.  

    Panelist: Ben Farrell (Producer)
    Moderator:TBA

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    A “bottle episode,” by most definitions, includes 1) a single story, 2) limited cast, and is 3) confined to a single set. However, while these episodes may have begun as a practical way to save time and money (or get writers out of a bind), they’ve since become a creative experiment, forcing shows (and viewers) to challenge how they engage with the established world by breaking form. From live performances, to tense showdowns and dramatic game-changers, join us as we pop the top on some of TV’s most inventive and memorable bottle episodes, with the writers & producers behind them.

    Panelist: Anthony Hemingway(Underground) Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World), John Wirth (Hell on Wheels), Kevin Falls (The West Wing)
    Moderator: Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Closing Night Screening

    Great Television comes from great characters, and as proven by both Breaking Bad‘s Walter White and Better Call Saul‘s Saul Goodman (aka Slippin’ Jimmy), Vince Gilligan is nothing short of a genius when it comes to creating the unlikely hero. Coupled with an acute sense of tone and timing, it’s no wonder that the rise and demise of these characters lend themselves to some of television’s greatest success. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Breaking Bad and the highly anticipated season four premiere of Better Call Saul, TV Camp revisits the episode that sparked the spin-off prequel – Breaking Bad season two’s “Better Call Saul” – followed by a conversation with executive producer Vince Gilligan and star Bob Odenkirk as they discuss collaboration, character inception, and their creative journey across the two series.

    Panelists: Vince Gilligan (Creator/EP); Cast: Bob Odenkirk
    Moderator: Sarah Rodman (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    For LGBTQIA viewers, TV has long been a medium of binaries — gay or straight; male or female; cisgender or transgender — but the past few years have seen a swell of characters who aren’t so easily defined. From teen soaps to cable dramedies, the spectrum of visibility has grown to include bisexual+ and non-binary characters who are more in tune with the viewers they represent, and less the product of tropes and stereotypes. Hear from the creators & creatives behind these series as they discuss what this visibility means for LGBTQIA audiences, and why breaking down the binary is an essential part of moving representation forward.

    Panelist: Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife), Nico Tortorella (Younger), Bradley Bredeweg (The Fosters)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Season 2 Finale

    Panelist: Hank Azaria (Actor/EP), Joel Church-Cooper (Writer/EP), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Actor)
    Moderator: Sarah Rodman (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Hulu presents a first look at footage from the highly-anticipated upcoming psychological horror series set in the Stephen King universe, followed by a panel discussion with series creators and showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.

    Panelists: Sam Shaw (Co-Creator/EP), Dustin Thomason (Co-Creator/EP)
    Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Season 2 Premiere

    Panelists: Eliot Laurence (Creator/EP), Janine Sherman
    Barrois (Showrunner/EP), Cast: Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, and Dean Norris
    Moderator: Patrick Gomez (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    In an increasingly divided culture, these unscripted series are making the case that we’re more alike than we think. From food & travel, to the pervasive opioid crisis, to communities at odds, unscripted and docu-series storytellers are reaching beyond the politics of the moment to spread empathy by focusing on humanity rather than headlines. Join us for a conversation with the producers & creatives behind TV’s most compelling unscripted episodics to discuss the responsibility of truth in storytelling, and the challenge to find common ground in uncommon and often uncomfortable places.

    Panelist: Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil), Andrew Wang (Head of TV, JuVee Productions),  James Younger (EVP Factual Productions, Revelation)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Pilot Screening

    Panelists: Lawrence Trilling (Director/EP); Cast: Katherine Cunningham, Kristen Hager, Kristoffer Polaha, Mira Sorvino 
    Moderator: Debra Birnbaum (Variety)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    A two-part conversation with the the hilarious minds behind HBO’s hit comedies Crashing & High Maintenance.

    Panelist: Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance), Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance), Russell Gregory (High Maintenance), Pete Holmes (Crashing)
    Moderator: Miriam Shor (Younger), Derek Waters (Drunk History)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    As these critics can tell you, part of the fun of watching TV (particularly in the digital age) are the discussions and inevitable debates, surrounding it. What is the perfect length for an episode, or season? Are time jumps an effective tool, or a hollow plot device? Does the limit exist when it comes to our threshold for subscription services and viewing platforms? Join the experts for an old-school Critics Throwdown as they step away from the tweet-machine to debate the intricacies & future of Peak TV one-on-one.

    Panelists: Maureen Ryan, Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter), Sarah Rodman (Entertainment Weekly), Tara Ariano (Previously.TV)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    While TV has long been considered a writer’s medium, a growing number of directors are discovering ways to put their distinct stamp on the the small screen by sticking around for an entire season. Join these full season directors for a discussion on turning episodics into long form investments; the challenges of transitioning from features or single episode gigs; and how they’re using their lens to innovate and push TV forward – one season at time.

    Panelist: Jean-Marc Vallée (Sharp Objects),Tony Yacenda (American Vandal), Sara St. Onge (You Me Her), Pamela Fryman (How I Met Your Mother)
    Moderator: Dan Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Dark, Gritty, Broad Comedy, Dire, Light-hearted. Every TV show has a tone, the overall mood or emotional response it expects to elicit from viewers. Despite many stories being about the same subject matter, how each series tackles those subjects sets them apart from one another giving each show a distinct voice. How does a writer convey a specific tone in his/her script? Then how is that tone conveyed to the actors, writing staff, and department heads? These writers, all known for series with unique tones, discuss how they were able to first capture it on the page and then onto the screen.

    Panelists: Robert & Michelle King (The Good Fight), Davey Holmes (Get Shorty), Melanie Mayron (Thirtysomething)
    Moderator: Danielle Turchiano (Variety)

  • Date: Friday, June 8
    Panelists: Derek Waters (Creator/Actor/EP) & Special Guests
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    With Peak TV infinitely expanding the options for networks and platforms, the “”backend”” of television is shifting more than ever towards the importance of “”content ownership.”” Historically, there have been major independent studios (Sony, Warner Brothers), and network-based studios (20th Century Fox, ABC Studios), but now there are emerging studios acting as a hybrid between traditional studio and production company, wearing many different hats in creating content that ends up on traditional broadcast, cable, and platforms. Come hear from both sides as these executives discuss the current state of how TV is ending up on your screens, and where it could end up next year.

    Panelist: Marci Wiseman (Co-President of Television, Blumhouse), Ali Krug (VP of Television, Annapurna), Lauren Whitney (President of Television, Miramax), Pancho Mansfield (President of Global Scripted Programming, Television, eOne)
    Moderator: Bryn Sandberg (The Hollywood Reporter)

     

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    Seth and Jeremy enjoyed relative success from ‘Eternal’, a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they struggle to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.

    Panelists: James Lafferty (Writer/Director/Actor), Stephen Colletti (Writer/Actor)
    Moderator: Leanne Aguilera (Entertainment Tonight)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    Dear Sally: Can you believe it’s been 20 years? ATX, Entertainment Weekly, and Hulu invite you to a special reunion celebrating 20 years since the premiere of the college-angst classic Felicity, from creators JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves. Join cast and creatives as we revisit the series that launched a generation of college grads, from the hair, to the loft, to the 4 season love triangle, and even some time travel. Moderated by super fan Lennon Parham (Playing House), we’ll look back at your favorite moments, and uncover what it felt like from inside the iconic series.

    Panelists: Lawrence Trilling (Director/Producer); Cast: Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Ian Gomez, Greg Grunberg
    Moderator: Lennon Parham (Playing House)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Capturing the coveted 18-34 age demographic is no easy task for programmers, advertisers and creators. What makes that task even more difficult is that it encompasses two generations — Millenials and Generation Z, which engage with, shape and distribute media in very different ways. Millennials had instant messenger, Gen Z has Instagram; Millennials have DVRs, Gen Z consumes content exclusively on their phone. Millennials seek to be a part of the group while Gen Z seek uniqueness in everything, including the television they watch and the brands they buy. As these two generations seek out new content, Freeform has evolved into a network and platform that represents a combination of the two with series like “The Bold Type,” “The Fosters,” “grown-ish,” “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger,” and more. Join Freeform’s programming executives and series creators for a discussion on navigating the generational divide, and harnessing the power of Gen Z viewers with narratives that are inclusive, diverse, raw, powerful, and smart.

    Panelists: Bradley Bredeweg (The Fosters), Marlene King (Famous In Love), Amanda Lasher (The Bold Type), Eric Wald (Siren), Karey Burke (EVP, Freeform Programming & Development), Tom Aschiem (President of Freeform)
    Moderator:
    TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8th

    Pitching a TV show can be an intimidating process, but these creators have the added level of having to sell “funny.” What do the does and don’ts of a comedy pitch? What’s the balance between humor and story? And what happens with the network/studio doesn’t “get the joke”? These creators rehash their process for creating the perfect pitch, what happened in the room, and how their series evolved into what we see on our screens today.

    Panelist: Joel Church-Cooper (Brockmire), Kate Lambert (Teachers), Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error)
    Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    From the title sequence to the end credits, and everything in between, composers have an indelible impact on the emotional lens through which we view a story. How do you create a sound that captures the essence of a character, or elevates an already-great scrip to the next level? In this conversation, go behind the score with some of TV’s most dynamic composer/creator pairs as they discuss how the two roles come together to shape a characters story, and how a show’s themes can deepen our connection to the characters we love.

    Panelist:  W.G. Snuffy Walden (Friday Night Lights), Marshall Herskovitz (thirtysomething), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Germaine Franco (Vida)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    All aboard the U.S.S. Planet Express Ship as the Futurama crew jets to Austin for a special reunion table-read, followed by a panel discussion with co-creator David X. Cohen and cast!

    Panelists: David X Cohen (creator/showrunner); Cast: Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, and David Herman
    Moderator: Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    Season 2 Premiere

    Panelists: Davey Holmes (Creator/EP), Adam Arkin (Producer/Director); Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Lidia Porto
    Moderator: Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter)

     

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    In the 45 years since Norman Lear faced off with standards & practices over Maude’s “dilemma” (a first for the small screen), creatives have been fighting to de-stigmatize the female body, and by extension, the right to choose by including birth control and abortion in more than just a “special episode.” Primetime and cable have seen major characters faced with decisions about sex and pregnancy, unplanned motherhood, and even onscreen abortions. While the topic remains a cultural, social and political pressure point, women are slowly seeing their experiences reflected back with urgency and empathy. Join creatives behind these stories as they discuss the challenges of tackling women’s reproductive health onscreen, the challenges and successes they experience, and why realistic depictions of choice are still so hard to come by.

    Panelist: Mauricio Mota (East Los High), Rina Mimoun (Mistresses), Paul Sciarrotta (Jane the Virgin)
    Moderator: Kate Langrall Folb (Program Director, Hollywood Health & Society)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Pilot Screening

    Panelist: David Bartis (EP); Cast: Maddie Hasson, Missi Pyle
    Moderator: Emily Longeretta (Us Weekly)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    The writer’s room is known for being a sacred space that strives for creative freedom, protecting those inside its walls with a sense of safety and respect. Yet, it is also a place where different levels of superiority can make this type of vulnerability difficult to navigate. Join us for a glimpse into the power dynamics that take place within the walls of a TV writers room, the struggles that come with them, and the ways they are changing in the current climate.

    Panelist: Liz Tigelaar (Little Fires Everywhere), Christopher C. Rogers (Halt & Catch Fire), Shawn Ryan (Timeless) Rina Mimoun (Red Band Society), Patrick Sean Smith (Greek)
    Moderator: Glen Mazzara (Damien)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    This Moment in entertainment has brought to light an undeniable abundance of wrongs. From sexual harassment to misogyny, sexism and racism to lack of inclusion, it is all wrapped up in a single word: Power. The TV industry has been host to a litany of these issues, showcasing what happens when power is imbalanced, and the repercussions that follow when it goes unchecked. So who has the Power? How are they keeping and using it? Are things getting easier (and safer) for those historically at risk when they speak out? Most importantly, where do we go from here? Join executives and creatives to discuss their own experiences with Power (both having it or being victim to it), the new strides towards inclusion, and answering the question of where they see this Moment going next.

    Panelists: Jessica Rhoades (Sharp Objects), Kathleen McCaffrey (VP, HBO Programming), Pam Veasey (Nash Bridges), Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing)
    Moderator: Maureen Ryan

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    Series Premiere

    Panelist: Peter Ocko (EP), Dan Carey (EP); Cast: Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings
    Moderator:  TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Premiere screening

    Panelists: Mara Brock Akil (creator/EP), Salim Akil (EP), Cast: Michele Weaver, Will Catlett
    Moderator: Sarah Rodman (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series. The first season begins in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes — fresh out of prison — is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp. Join the creatives and cast for an exclusive world premiere clip from the upcoming series, followed by a Q&A discussion!

    Panelist: Kurt Sutter (Writer/Creator), Elgin James (Writer/Creator), Norberto Barba (EP/Director), TBA cast members
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    What defines TV “fandom” in 2018? Depending on your proximity to Twitter, cosplay, or fanfic — the answer to that question may differ wildly. From fan conventions to activism, the visibility of fandom has increased in every way due to the accessibility provided by social media. With the unavoidable loudness of Twitter, how indicative is the show’s fandom to the average viewer or its overall success? How does the decision to engage affect those who create or produce a series? Hear from the writers and actors who are taking fandom along for the ride, and what that engagement means to them on a business, creative, and personal level.

    Panelist: James Lafferty (Everyone is Doing Great), Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp), Miles McKenna (All Night), Carina MacKenzie (Roswell, New Mexico)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    This past and current season of TV has seen multiple series capture what life is like while serving in the military. The creators/showrunners of these series work closely with military consultants, including hiring veterans on their crews and writing staffs, to ensure accuracy. These writers and consultants discuss their working partnerships, their objectives in trying to portray active military life and military culture, and the challenges they face when recreating service and reintegration storylines for mainstream audiences.

    Panelist: Mikko Alanne (The Long Road Home), Tyler Grey (SEAL Team), Graham Yost (The Pacific, Band of Brothers), Eric Bourquin (Consultant, The Long Road Home); Anna Fricke (Valor), David Broyles (Six)
    Moderator: Jared Lyon (President of SVA)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Netflix’s critically-acclaimed “One Day at a Time” will present a panel conversation with co-creator and executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett, and cast members Justina Machado, Rita Moreno and Isabella Gomez discussing the importance of representation and how their series showcases women across generations. The series, from Calderon Kellett and co-creator/executive producer Mike Royce, as well as executive producer Norman Lear, was recently renewed for a third season.

    Panelist: Gloria Calderon Kellett (Co-Creator/EP), Pamela Fryman (Director); Cast: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez
    Moderator: Maureen Ryan

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    The second season of Nat Geo’s acclaimed series GENIUS follows the complicated life and art of Pablo Picasso — but who are the artists behind the man (and series)? Take a closer look at the details of this visually stunning series with the award-winning creative team behind PICASSO.

    Panelist: Ken Biller (Showrunner/EP/Director), Davina LaMont (H&MU Department Head), Sonu Mishra (Costumes Department Head), Mathias Herndl (Director of Photography/Director), Arv Greywal (Production Designer)
    Moderator: Michael Schneider (IndieWire)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    As society has changed, so has the role of storytelling on TV. In the current political climate, what is the obligation of series creators and writers to showcase divisive social issues, diverse cultures and ethnicities, and opposing opinions on an array of ‘hot topics’? These creators have already excelled at including storylines that have expanded awareness on these issues, and they now discuss what they feel is the responsibility of TV in not only entertaining, but pushing the norm, challenging beliefs, and ultimately moving the social needle by presenting audiences with different points of view.

    Panelists: Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Mikko Alanne (The Long Road Home)
    Moderator: Lindsay Scola (The Television Academy)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9
    Panelists: Kat Candler (Director/EP), Cast: Rutina Wesley, Dawn Lyen-Gardner, Kofi Siriboe
    Moderator: Amanda N’Duka (Deadline)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Penultimates (a.k.a second to last, a.k.a the one before the end) are often beautiful works of episodic TV that are favored over the finale by critics and fans alike. Is it a fair fight though? A penultimate has all of the advantages of a finale – fully formed storylines, character development, complicated relationships – yet, none of the added pressure or immense expectation of tying up lose ends, creating closure, and assuring the final moment is both earned and satisfying. Join creators, executives, and critics as they debate the pros and cons of penultimates vs. finales, including some of their all time favorites.

    Panelist: Christopher C. Rogers (Halt and Catch Fire), Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), Sarah Treem (The Affair), Dustin Thomason (Castle Rock), Sam Shaw (Castle Rock)
    Moderator: Daniel Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    OPENING NIGHT SCREENING

    Based on the book by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

    Panelists: Amy Adams (EP/Actor), Jean-Marc Vallée (Director/EP), Marti Noxon (Showrunner/EP), Gillian Flynn (Author/EP/Writer), Jason Blum (EP/Founder/CEO, Blumhouse Productions), Pancho Mansfield (EP/President of Global Scripted Programming, Television eOne), David Levine (EVP, HBO Programming)
    Moderator: Bill Keith (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Flawed characters can often blur the line between endearing and infuriating. How many times have you wanted to yell at your TV about a choice one of your favorite characters is currently (or continuously) making? Or cheered when they overcame personal battle? This discussion dives into the delicate balance of creating and portraying character imperfections that are realistic while also leading the audience to a better understanding of a character’s motivations and actions, whether they be right, wrong, or somewhere on the large spectrum in between.

    Panelist: Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected), Christopher C. Rogers (Halt and Catch Fire), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Kat Candler (Queen Sugar)
    Moderator: Danielle Turchiano (Variety)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    TV creator & food-enthusiast Phil Rosenthal is back with more delicious adventures in his Netflix original series Somebody Feed Phil. Join us a for a screening and conversation with Phil — with tasty treats provided by Netflix!

    Panelists: Phil Rosenthal (Host/EP)
    Moderator: Michael Schneider (IndieWire)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    Premiere Screening

    Panelists: Stacey McKee (Creator/EP), Linda Lowy (Casting Director); Cast: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George
    Moderator: Debra Birnbaum (Variety)

  • Date: Saturday, 6/9

    In recent months, immigration storylines have become central plots for a number of TV shows. These writers and producers, along with a representative from the ACLU, discuss the importance and power of story, how they work together to ensure authentic representations of current issues, the impact it has on viewer’s opinions on DACA, refugees, and deportation, as well as the actions they hope audiences are inspired to take by these characters and storylines.

    Panelist: Mauricio Mota (East Los High), Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), Paul Sciarrotta (Jane the Virgin), Tanya Saracho (Vida)
    Moderator: Lorella Praeli (ACLU immigration advocacy leader)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    Panelist: Mark Heyman (Creator), David DiGilio (EP), David Lowery (Director); Cast: Rupert Friend, Jack Reynor
    Moderator:  TBA

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    A look at Take My Wife season 2, followed by a Q&A with creators and stars Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher!

    Panelists: Cameron Esposito (Creator/EP/Actor), Rhea Butcher (Creator/EP/Actor/Director)
    Moderator: Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    The long-awaited return of ABC’s iconic 90’s comedy block is FINALLY here, thanks to Hulu! Join the conversation with the creators and cast behind fan favorite series Boy Meets World, Family Matters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Perfect Strangers as we revisit the catchphrases, the larger-than-life characters, and discover how the pop-culture phenomenon that brought laughter to families every Friday night for over a decade was created. It’s TGIF!

    Panelist: Ben Savage (Boy Meets World), Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World), Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), William Bickley (Family Matters, Step By Step), Kellie Shanygne Williams (Family Matters), Nell Scovell (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
    Moderator: Leanne Aguilera (Entertainment Tonight)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Season 4 Premiere

    Panelists: Sarah Treem (EP/Writer), Jessica Rhoades (EP); Cast: Maura Tierney
    Moderator: Debra Birnbaum (Variety)

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    From the moment we first met Philip and Elizabeth Jennings five years ago, we have gone through countless twists and turns, numerous marriage ups and downs, a few tortures (remember that scene with the tooth?), and more wigs than we can count. Now that the final mission has come and gone, The Americans’ cast and creators come together one last time to debrief on how the groundbreaking series came to a close, how this series has impacted their lives along with audiences around the world, and what they believe happens next to the Jennings’ family and friends.

    Panelists: Joe Weisberg (Showrunner/EP), Joel Fields (Showrunner/EP), Chris Long (EP/Director); Cast: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellatti, Brandon J. Dirden
    Moderator: Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    ATX and The Black List present a live script reading of Elizabeth Stamp’s pilot “Classified” and Paula Sorge Moynihan’s pilot “You Bet,” with special guest casts!

    Panelists: Elizabeth Stamp (Classified), Paula Sorge Moynihan (You Bet); Cast: Matt Lauria (Kingdom), Taylor Dearden (Search & Destroy), James Lafferty (Every is Doing Great), Nick Wechsler (Revenge)
    Moderator: Franklin Leonard (The Black List)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    Season 2 Premiere

    Panelists: Amanda Lasher (Showrunner)
    Moderator: Leanne Aguilera (Entertainment Tonight)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    What conditions set the stage for a break-out performance, or the perfect ensemble? In some cases, it may be a spark – or familiarity – between performer and casting director, each experiencing the casting process from two different points of view, with the same goal in mind: to bring a character to life. In this conversation, we look at the art of casting from both perspectives, as renowned casting directors and their actors come together to discuss what, exactly, makes someone right for the role — and how to know “it” when you see it.

    Panelists: Alexa L. Fogel & Clarke Peters (The Wire), Jennifer Euston & Taylor Dearden (Search & Destroy)
    Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    The Pitch Finals have arrived! After narrowing down from hundreds of applicants, the judges are aching to hear our finalists pitch live, and name a winner! Join us as our ten finalists each get 3 minutes to give their best pitch. The winner will receive a development meeting with one of our judges and a chance to pitch to our network partners. Y’all never know, one of these series could be on your TV (or computer) next year!

    Judges: Anna Fricke (Valor), Franklin Leonard (Founder, The Black List), Bryan Seabury (SVP Drama Development, CBS), Katy Rozelle (SVP Creative Development, Paramount) Julie DeJoie (VP Development & Production, Shoe Money), Dina Hillier (VP of Comedy Development, Paramount TV)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    As real world political issues continue to be a relentless barrage on our Twitter feeds and real lives, filling the role of “reality is stranger than fiction,” TV’s “imaginary” landscape can be difficult to view through an escapist lens. Creatives almost have no choice but to incorporate true political issues into their narratives through fictional worlds and characters. From local activism, to racial tension, to education, to incarceration, series are grounding their politics in issues that incorporate our true cultural climate and hit close to home. The goal becomes to educate and empower viewers without sacrificing entertainment in the process. Join this live episode of ATX’s original podcast series “The TV Campfire” to discuss this shift in focus with some of TV’s boldest storytellers, and what they think it means for creatives & viewers alike

    Panelist: Robert King (The Good Fight), Michelle King (The Good Fight), David Simon (The Deuce),
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    Season 2 Premiere

    Panelists: Jeff Astrof (Creator/EP/Writer); Cast: Kristin Chenoweth, Nicholas D’Agosto
    Moderator: Danielle Turchiano (Variety)

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    There is no straight path in Hollywood. Every career trajectory is different, full of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, twists and turns, and hopefully some great surprises along the way. This group of panelists give candid insight into the crazy world of making TV, how they got to where they are, including the best (and worst) parts of their careers, and what they think the future of TV (and their jobs) looks like.

    Panelist: Liz Tigelaar (Creator/EP/Writer), Anna Fricke (EP), Bryan Seabury (Senior Vice President, Drama Development, CBS)
    Moderator: Emily Moss Wilson

  • Date: Thursday, June 7

    From production, to distribution, to ditching the cable box, it’s undeniable that digital creators & platforms are reshaping what it means to watch TV — but new audiences are shaping them, too. Anyone with a phone & internet connection is a potential creator, viewer, fan, or critic. Content is both impossibly cheap and more expensive than ever to produce. Live TV, library content, and original content are all competing for eyeballs – and fighting to keep them. So… what does it mean to throw your hat in the ring, when the ring is internet-shaped? Hear from the folks behind the content, platforms & devices that keep you connected in this discussion of all things digital.

    Panelists: Dwayne Benefield (Head of Playstation Vue), Joe Farrell (Funny or Die), Lisa Holme (VP of Content Acquisitions, Hulu), Rob Holmes (Head of Programming, Roku), Peter Girardi (Blue Ribbon Content), Jon Wax (Head of Drama and Scripted Programming, Youtube Red)
    Moderator: Michael Schneider (IndieWire)

  • Date: Thursday, June 8

    The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.

    Panelist: Drew Dowdle (Creator/Writer), John Erick Dowdle (Creator/Writer); Cast: Taylor Kitsch
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Saturday, 6/9

    We often ask ourselves, would “Friends” or “Seinfeld” be made in 2018, as stories that followed 4-6 white, heterosexual characters. Every year executives strive to expand representation behind and in front of the camera to include a wider range of races, religions, sexual orientations, and cultures. These key decision makers discuss why such changes are essential, what strides their companies are making to be more inclusive of all types of people, and how (if at all) they believe this evolving television landscape is impacting society.   

    Panelist: Sarah Aubrey (EVP Original Programming, TNT), Carolyn Newman (SVP Scripted Programming, Television, eOne), Lauren Whitney (President of Television, Miramax)Karey Burke (EVP, Freeform Programming & Development)
    Moderator: Lesley Goldberg  (The Hollywood Reporter)

     

  • Date: Saturday, June 9

    From showrunners to showstoppers, these women are at the forefront of bringing empowered, vulnerable, complex heroines (and antiheroines) to the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. As a more inclusive fan culture emerges in today’s evolving landscape, their stories take on a new significance and timeliness. Hear from these bold creators, actors and passionate sci-fi lovers on defying expectations, the evolution of genre storytelling and female representation in the industry today.

    Panelist: Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp), Sera Gamble (The Magicians), Carina MacKenzie (Roswell, New Mexico)
    Moderator: Cher Martinetti (SYFY Wire’s Fangrrls)

  • Date: Friday, June 8

    SYFY and IDW Entertainment present a “Wynonna Earp” panel featuring panelists which include creator/showrunner Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon and Katherine Barrell at ATX. The cult hit has been highly praised by critics and fans alike for its impactful female characters, positive LGBTQ representation and badass performances. Deemed as one of Variety’s “20 Best TV Shows of 2017,” “Wynonna Earp” continues to blaze new trails as it heads into its third season, premiering this summer. Creator and cast will reveal a first look at Season 3, followed by a discussion on how the series has amplified voices, the importance of fandom and the secrets to creating a big-hearted, diverse and enjoyably fun show.

    Panel: Emily Andras (Creator/Showrunner), Melanie Scrofano (Cast), Tim Rozon (Cast)  Katherine Barrell (Cast)
    Moderator: Maureen Ryan

  • Date: Sunday, June 10

    Sneak peak at Season 5, episode 2.

    Panelist: Cast: Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Charles Michael Davis
    Moderator: Robyn Ross (Entertainment Weekly)

** All individuals/artists' schedules are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed. **