• ATXPanel - Norman Lear Awardee

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Venue: Paramount Theatre

    Panelist: Norman Lear
    Moderator: Jerrod Carmichael

  • ATXPanel - The OC Writers Room

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Nine years after the series’ end, we sit down with the creatives behind one of TV’s most essential teen dramas to discuss all things Newport — from casting, to writing, to the show’s iconic soundtrack, and the lasting imprint of The O.C. in the pop culture and television canon. California, here we come… again. Following this in depth discussion, we will host a script reading of the THE O.C. Pilot featuring special guest cast.

    Panelists: Josh Schwartz (Creator), Stephanie Savage, Leila Gerstein, Alexandra Patsavas (Music Supervisor)
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  • Series - The Shield

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Panelists: Shawn Ryan (Creator/EP), Glen Mazzara (Writer/EP), Scott Rosenbaum (Writer/EP), Sarah Fain (Writer/Producer), Kurt Sutter (Writer/EP)
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  • ATXPanel - Beau & Noah

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Venue: Google Fiber Space

    Panelists: Noah Hawley (Fargo), Beau Willimon (House of Cards)

  • ATXPanel - Conversation with David Simon and Tom Fontana

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Panelists: Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street), David Simon (The Wire, Treme)
    Moderator: Beau Willimon (House of Cards)

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    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Script reading of the never-picked-up pilot “Big,” presented by creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce — featuring a surprise guest cast!

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    Historically, most character breakdowns are intrinsically tied to age, gender, race, and ethnicity — which can make casting extremely specific when it comes to finding the actor to embody that character. But times they are a changin’. The concept of “blind casting” comes when a creator has shaped a character in his or her mind, but has not set the physicality of that part (from race and ethnicity to age and gender). Listen as these creators, executive producers, and casting directors discuss this new process, how it both can be freeing and hindering, and the way it is changing the television industry.

    Panelists: Jennifer Euston (Orange Is the New Black), Tracy Lilienfield (Grace and Frankie), Justin Spitzer (Superstore), and TBA NBCUniversal Casting Executive
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    “Breaking story” is a term heard frequently when writers and showrunners discuss the process of planning and plotting a season — but what does it mean? Come find out as we attempt to demystify this process.

    Panelists: Anna Fricke (Being Human), Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected), Hart Hanson (Bones), Kyle Killen (Awake), Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - Casual

    Date: Friday, 6/10
    Time: 10 AM
    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Zander Lehmann (Creator/EP), Liz Tigelaar (EP), Helen Estabrook (EP), Jason Reitman (Director/EP), Cast: Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Thursday, 6/9
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    From superheroes to villains, cops to criminals, zombies to post-apocalyptic survivors — TV’s most memorable action scenes have at least one thing in common: a stunt performer who has choreographed and calculated the impact of every car chased, gun fired, and punch thrown. Hear from the coordinators & actors who bring these sequences to life as they discuss & demonstrate the intense process behind getting that once-in-a-lifetime take, all the way from training and choreography to small-screen execution.

    Panelists: Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights), Nick Benseman (K.C. Undercover), Nikki Tomlinson (The Walking Dead), Torrey Vogel (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
    Moderator: Stacey Oristano

  • Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Even in the age of ‘Peak TV,’ explorations of religion and spirituality remain scarce — but comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether it’s reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in religion, or questioning a long-standing ideology. How does a series navigate what role a character’s faith will play in his or her story, or the show as a whole? These creatives discuss how they navigate questions of God and church within their own series, and the role of religion in an ever-expanding landscape of content.

    Panelists: Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Brenda Lilly & Hollis Rich (State of Grace), Glen Mazzara (Damien)
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    The age of Twitter and intense social im(media)cy has granted TV lovers a peek into the nitty gritty details of series from start to finish. Arguably the most entertaining is the live discourse among the community of television critics that has emerged over the last decade. With direct and instant engagement with their favorite writers, balancing live viewing discussions, a bounty of showrunner post-mortem interviews, bi-annual TCA press tours, plus the addition of fans voraciously consuming endless amounts of content – how are TV’s most thoughtful, overworked, underpaid, opinionated, loudmouth critics supposed to keep an impartial balance? Listen to them discuss the joys and struggles that come with navigating the immediate and rapid-response world of social media all while keep their personal perspectives ultimately theirs.

    Panelists: Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter), Dan Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter), Todd VanDerWerff (Vox)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - Dead of Summer

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Adam Horowitz (Writer/Creator/EP), Edward Kitsis (Writer/Creator/EP), Ian Goldberg (Writer/Creator/EP)
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    We’ve heard creators talk about (bemoan, complain, and at times, compliment) getting “notes” from the studio and network, but there’s not much known about who these phantom note givers are and what their role entails. Meet the Development Executives. These studio and network gurus will explain their role in the process of getting an episode from pilot script to production to ready for air. Hear their POV and goals, the factors viewers might never have considered, as they give us an inside look at creating shows from the “business” side of “show business.”

    Panelists: Joanna Klein (The CW), Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Grant Gish (Fox), Bryan Seabury (CBS)
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  • Panel - Fargo

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
    Time: 12 PM
    Venue: SFA Ballroom

    The musical tone of a TV series is created not by an individual, but by an entire team dedicated to balancing story and character with the use of original and licensed music. Following the sophomore season of the FX Emmy award winning series Fargo, join their music team of creator, composer, and music supervisor as they discuss their collaboration on the series’ musical landscape — including their goals and intentions to specific scenes + the overall series, touching on both the creative and the necessary, in addition to how the music contributed to the immersive world that is Fargo Year Two.

    Panelists: Noah Hawley (Creator/Showrunner), Maggie Phillips (Supervisor), Jeff Russo (Composer)
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  • Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    The creative voices behind some of TV’s most buzz-worthy new shows discuss the process of creating and/or running their own show for the first time, and learning to juggle all that having a new series entails, from pitching, to writing and producing a pilot, having their series picked up, organizing a writers room, and being paired with seasoned showrunners (or learning to become one themselves).

    Panelist: Ryan Condal (Colony), Zander Lehmann (Casual), Sarah Shapiro (unREAL), Jason Rothenberg (The 100)
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    Who doesn’t love a good love story? The beautiful anxiety of a love triangle? Rooting for one “team’ or another? But how long can a “will they, won’t they” story sustain a TV series? Hear from writers whose TV series centered around a romantic through line, what pitfalls that can bring, and how to keep an audience caring through the third, fourth, and fifth break ups…or even more, after the central couple commits for the long haul, or worse decides to leave the show.

    Panelists: Hart Hanson (Bones), Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin), Leila Gerstein (Hart of Dixie), TBA panelists to follow
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  • Series - Kingdom

    Date: Thursday, 6/9
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Byron Balasco (Writer/Director/Creator/EP); Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Matt Lauria, Joanna Going
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  • Panel - Kurt & Katey

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Panelists: Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter

  • Series - Outsiders

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Panelists: Peter Mattei (Writer/Creator/EP), Peter Tolan (Writer/EP)
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  • Series - Preacher

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

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    Comic books have been the subject of film and TV adaptations for decades, but the last 10-15 years have seen a boom in quantity and quality as more and more of these stories appear on the small screen, bringing iconic characters and shared universes to life. But how does a storyteller infuse their own voice into an often stylized and specific world, while still satisfying a pre-existing (and passionate) fan base? The writers and EPs of comic adaptations past, present, and future discuss the the unique challenges of adapting one highly visual format to another, and what makes TV such an appealing medium for exploring these fantastical series.

    Panelists: Noah Hawley (Legion), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), TBA panelists to follow
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - Queen of the South

    OPENING NIGHT SCREENING
    Date: Thursday, 6/9
    Time: 7 PM
    Venue: Paramount Theatre

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  • Series - Rescue Me

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Panelists: Peter Tolan (Writer/Creator/EP); Cast: Denis Leary (Writer/Creator/EP), Callie Thorne, Andrea Roth, Michael Lombardi, Larenz Tate, James McCaffrey, Lenny Clarke, Adam Ferrara
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - Search Party

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Sarah Violet-Bliss (Writer/Director/EP), Charles Rogers (Writer/Director/EP); Cast: Alia Shawkat
    Moderator: TBA

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    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Denis Leary (EP/Actor) Cast: Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Bobby Kelly, John Ales
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    TV has the power to be reflective, contemplative – and at times, eerily prescient. The aftermath of 9/11 signaled a fundamental shift in storytelling, heightening the sensitivity in themes of suspicion, terrorism, and pro or anti-American mentalities. The creators of series that focus on these subjects (24, The West Wing, Colony, and Rescue Me) discuss the practical impact of 9/11 on long-form storytelling, the evolution of it over the past 15 years, and with the current power of television, what level of social responsibility there should be in writing a story that could contribute to stereotyping or invoke fear-mongering towards different cultures and social groups throughout the world.

    Panelists: Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Ryan Condal (Colony), Melissa Fitzgerald (The West Wing), Howard Gordon (Homeland)
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    It’s a heartbreaking fact of life (and TV): sometimes we want more than we get. Single seasons are at times planned (ie limited, mini or event series), but more often are due to cancellation — whether they have fallen victim to misguided branding, timing, creative struggles, or unforeseen circumstances within an ever-evolving industry. Come hear from those closest to these dearly departed, single-season series — as they discuss the lessons they have learned, constantly-changing definitions of success without compromising creative vision, and how these short-lived series have shaped their ongoing careers.

    Panelists: Hart Hanson (Backstrom), Graham Yost (Boomtown), Kyle Killen (Awake), Ted Griffin (Terriers)

  • Series - State of Grace

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Brenda Lilly (Creator), Hollis Rich (Creator); Cast: Mae Whitman, Alia Shawkat
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  • Series - Superstore

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Justin Spitzer (Writer/Creator/EP); Cast: America Ferrera (Producer), Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom
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  • Series - Survivor's Remorse

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Panelists: Mike O’Malley (Writer/Creator/EP), Ali LeRoi (Director); Cast: RonReaco Lee, Jessie Usher, Teyonah Parris, Tichina Arnold
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  • Series - Terriers

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Ted Griffin (Creator), Shawn Ryan (EP), Tim Minear (Writer/EP); Cast: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James

  • Date: Friday, 6/10
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    With the definition of what it means to be a traditional always evolving, TV has become a powerful place to educate and showcase the changing world we live in — in particular, what happens inside homes. Hear creators of half-hour comedies discuss the TV families they grew up watching, the affect their families have on their shows, and for better or for worse, how they view today’s TV family unity — because from Dick Van Dyke and I Love Lucy, to Archie Bunker and the Jeffersons, to today’s Fresh Off the Boat and The Carmichael Show — one thing everyone can relate to is family.

    Panelists: Nahnatchka Kahn (Fresh Off the Boat), Casey Johnson & David Windsor (The Real O’Neals), Norman Lear (All In the Family), TBA panelists to follow
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    We’re frequently told that TV is a writer’s medium — so how important is the role of a “non-writing producer”? Extremely. These gladiators have helped shepherd some of our favorite shows to the small screen. Whether they have partnered in a production company with an uber-creator like Shonda Rhimes, or taken on a variety of large and small projects with multiple writers — these mega-producers shed light on their many responsibilities, from being the conduit between the showrunner and the studio, balancing being a creative force in their own rite, and being the through line of the series to keep the production afloat.

    Panelists: Julie Weitz (Game of Silence), Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy), Melissa Bernstein & Mark Johnson (Rectify)
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    In a medium that ostensibly belongs to writers, what creative input does the TV director get, have, or fight for? Outside of the clear task of running the physical production and shooting an episode on site — what contribution does s/he get to inpart on the storytelling process? From producing directors to weekly “guests” of the production, hear what goes into balancing a show’s pre-established voice while leaving a mark in a medium driven by the script and narrative of its writers. With directors who have effortlessly slipped in and out of the stark realism of corrupt Baltimore, to the ambitious world of pro basketball in Atlanta, to the rapid-fire banter of the White House, we explore the evolving abilities of the TV director and discuss the balance between individuality and service to the larger story.

    Panelists: Anthony Hemingway (The People vs O.J. Simpson), Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Ali LeRoi (Survivor’s Remorse)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - Jim Gaffigan Show

    Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    Panelists: Jim Gaffigan (Writer/Creator/EP), Jeannie Gaffigan (Writer/EP), Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black
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  • Series - The Night Shift

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    In a conversation highlighting TV’s ability to not only shift perceptions but shed a positive light on social issues, the creators and cast of NBC’s The Night Shift discuss the complexities of maintaining a realistic and honest portrayal of veterans in a fictional world — an endeavor that earned them the distinction of being one of the first ‘6 Certified’ TV series and garnered support (and guest appearances) from Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.

    Panelists: Gabe Sachs (Writer/Creator/EP); Cast: Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr, Scott Wolf, JR Lemon
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  • Spon - Final Draft

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    Venue: TBA

    Panelists: Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy), Kyle Killen (Awake), Graham Yost (Justified), Noreen O’Toole (Bad Robot), Ryan Andolina (Amazon), Kate Lambert (FX), Bryan Seabury (CBS), Henry Goldblatt (Entertainment Weekly)
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - The West Wing

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
    Time: 11:30 AM
    Venue: Paramount Theatre

    Panelists: Aaron Sorkin (Writer/Creator/EP), Thomas Schlamme (Director/EP); Cast: Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff
    Moderator: TBA

  • TYRANT - Key Art. CR: FX

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Howard Gordon (Writer/EP), Chris Keyser (Writer/EP)
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  • Series - Ugly Betty

    CLOSING NIGHT EVENT
    Date: Saturday, 6/11
    Time: 7 PM
    Venue: Paramount Theatre

    Panelists: America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Ashley Jensen, Rebecca Romijn
    Moderator: TBA

  • Series - UnReal

    Date: Saturday, 6/11
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  • Date: Sunday, 6/12
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    With the advent of cable and streaming services and the natural evolution of pushing boundaries, the FCC’s rulings on what is “too violent for television” and the audience’s threshold overall has drastically changed. Certain subject matter and storylines cannot be told as effectively without a higher level of visual violence than some viewers deem appropriate. Walking the border between allusion and visual, and utilizing the viewer’s imagination or leaving no room for questions — creators, producers, and directors known for pushing the envelope discuss when and to what extent the violence shown in their series is needed and appropriate to authentically tell their story, what they believe is their right and responsibility as storytellers, and answer if they believe there is such a thing as “too far.”

    Panelists: Jason Rothenberg (The 100), Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), TBA panelists to follow
    Moderator: TBA

  • Date: Saturday, 6/11
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    In 1959, twenty-six series in prime time television were traditional Westerns featuring stories of cowboys, gunslingers, outlaws, and an overall sense of a hero vs. a villain. Over 50 years later, the same themes of this mid-century genre still exist, though on a much broader spectrum. From traditional representations like “Hell on Wheels” to more modern thematic series like “Justified” and the fantastical viewpoint of HBO’s upcoming “Westworld,” there is something uniquely American that remains compelling and timeless to TV viewers. Hear writers and actors discuss carrying on this rich tradition of iconic characters, and the stories of rags to riches, revenge, duels, outlaws, lawmen, and the communities they protect.

    Panelists: Graham Yost (Justified), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), John Wirth (Hell on Wheels), Tim Minear (Firefly)
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    Young adult novels are not classified by reading level, but rather by the point of view of the main character. Does this same rule apply to YA TV? Some of the creators of the most seminal “teen centered” TV shows discuss what they believe classifies a show as YA, what storylines they will and will not broach when it comes to this age range, and how they have mastered writing from the teenage perspective while garnering audiences of all ages.

    Panelists: Anna Fricke (Being Human), Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected), Jason Rothenberg (The 100), Josh Schwartz (The O.C.)
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  • Series - Younger

    Date: Friday, 6/10
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    Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

    Panelists: Darren Star (Creator/Writer/EP); Cast: Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Molly Bernard, Peter Hermann, Dan Amboyer
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*** All individuals/artists' schedules are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed.