Second Wave of Programming Announced!

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

DATE: May 21, 2012
CONTACT:  Brandy Fons, Publicist
PHONE:   (310) 809-8882
E-MAIL: brandy@fonspr.com

ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF PROGRAMMING
First Year Television Festival Confirms Additional Programming and Special Guests

Austin, TX- Monday, May 21, 2012– ATX Television Festival is pleased to announce additional confirmed programming and special guests.

New Confirmed Programming:

PANEL FEATURING THE CASTS OF “CHILDRENS HOSPITAL” & “NTSF:SD:SUV::” with cast and crew in attendance.

Saturday, June 2nd – 12:30PM- State Theater

This will not be your typical panel. For an idea of what you’re in store for check out UGO’s coverage of the Childrens Hospital Comic-Con panel here.  Confirmed panelists include Jonathan Stern (executive producer, Children’s Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::), Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::/Childrens Hospital), Curtis Gwinn (NTSF:SD:SUV::), June Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV::), Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital) & Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital).

ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL & THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE PRESENT THE ULTIMATE “CHILDRENS HOSPITAL” MARATHON SCREENING with cast & crew in attendance.

Saturday, June 2nd– 3:00PM- Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, ticketed event.

All three seasons of the bizarre and hilarious series will be screened back-to-back with stars Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes, and executive producer Jonathan Stern in attendance, plus all sorts of special extras and secret drop-in guests!  This will be a ticketed event ($65) which will include an original, limited edition, Mondo poster (the famed collectible art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse) by artist GrahamErwin.  Following the marathon, ticket holders are invited to attend an exclusive after-party at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: return with new episodes on Adult Swim this August.

***Tickets ($65) to this event are exclusively available for ATX Television Festival badge holders to purchase for 24 hours before going on sale to the general public.  All festival attendees will be sent a link to purchase immediately following this announcement.

PANEL FEATURING BILL LAWRENCE AND FRIENDS

Saturday, June 2nd – 2:30PM- State Theater

Bill Lawrence reunites with cast and crew of his series: Spin City, Scrubs, and most recently Cougar Town.  Join them for some laughs, war stories, and who knows what else during ATX Television Festival.  Confirmed panelists include Kevin Biegel (co-creator Cougar Town), Ian Gomez (Courgar Town), Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town) & Neil Flynn (Scrubs).  More special guests to be announced closer to the panel.

SNEAK PEEK SCREENING OF TBS’ “SULLIVAN AND SON” PILOT EPISODE with Cast & Crew In Attendance

Saturday, June 2nd 12:00PM- Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

ATX Television Festival badge holders will have the first opportunity to check out this comedy before the series premieres on TBS in July.  Executive producer Peter Billingsley, comedian/actor Ahmed Ahmed, and series creator/comedian/actor Steve Byrne will be in attendance.

THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS “ON STORY” SCREENING WITH Q&A

Saturday, June 2nd 1:15PM- Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

ATX Television Festival & KLRU-TV (PBS) are teaming up to screen episode 2 of the upcoming second season of, The Austin Film Festival Presents On Story followed by a Q&A with executive producer Barbara Morgan and producer Maya Perez.  The episode being screened features Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and BRIDESMAIDS director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig.  Austin Film Festival Presents On Story, which is KLRU’s fastest growing series, offers a look behind-the-scenes at the creative process with some of the film industry’s most prolific writers, directors, and producers, as well as a showcase of short films from the nation’s most promising filmmakers.  Two lucky ATX Television Festival badge holders will also receive tickets to a live ACLtaping on 5/29 courtesy of Austin City Limits.

 

New Confirmed Special Guests:

 

  • Scott Wolf (Saturday, 6/2- Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters World Premiere)*
  • Louanne Stephens (Saturday, 6/2- Friday Night Lights)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Saturday, 6/2- Friday Night Lights, Sunday, 6/3 Parenthood)
  • Dax Shepard (Sunday, 6/3- Parenthood)
  • Mae Whitman (Sunday, 6/3– Parenthood)
  • Landon Pigg (Sunday, 6/3- Music for Parenthood)

 

*For More information on the world premiere of Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters with Scott Wolf in attendance please download the official press release here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/QlVqZXR5Tk1YSHpIRHRVag

 

The ATX Television Festival Schedule of screenings and events is available via the link below:

http://www.atxfestival.com/schedule

 

***Please note schedules are subject to change, and additional information will be added as the festival nears.  

 

Tickets to ATX Television Festival are available for purchase here.  Weekend Badges are $180 and Screening Badges are $120.  ATX Television Festival is still accepting volunteer applications.  Interested volunteers can apply here: http://atxfestival.com/volunteer

 

To apply for press credentials please email Brandy Fons, brandy@fonspr.com and Dacyl Armendariz, dacyl@fonspr.com.

 

For the latest developments visit the ATX Television Festival Facebook & Twitter.

 

AboutATXTelevisionFestival

Our focus is on the celebration of the television medium: looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed.  Our weekend will consist of events where attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite series 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 will focus on episode screenings with Q&A’s from the cast and creators; panels focused on industry related topics like streaming and innovative outlets to continue production outside of the network/studio system; and will include parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events, and “super secret happy hours.”  Ultimately, ATX has the goal of serving both the community and industry professionals equally by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.

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