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GREAT NEWS Script Reading

GREAT NEWS Script Reading

ATX TV Festival invites you to revisit Great News with a special live script reading featuring original and guest cast!

From Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock, Saved by the Bell), and executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock, The Mayor), Great News follows up-and-coming news producer Katie Wendelsohn (Briga Heelan), who finds herself dealing with a new intern: her mother, Carol (Andrea Martin).

Wigfield will be joined by original cast members Briga Heelan (Love, Cougar Town) and John Michael Higgins (Saved by the Bell, Pitch Perfect, A Mighty Wind), guest actor Jake Lacy (The White Lotus), and more surprise cast for a live script reading of a favorite episode, and a look back at this canceled-too-soon favorite.

Panelists:

  • Tracey Wigfield (Creator/Showrunner/EP)
  • Briga Heelan (Cast)
  • John Michael Higgins (Cast)
  • Jake Lacy (Guest Cast)
  • Additional Panelists TBA
MONARCH: First Look Conversation

MONARCH: First Look Conversation

Get a first-look at FOX’s upcoming original series Monarch, a multigenerational country music drama created by Melissa London Hilfers and starring Anna Friel, Trace Adkins, Susan Sarandon, Beth Ditto and Joshua Sasse.

Ahead of the series’ Fall premiere, Monarch Creator/Executive Producer Melissa London Hilfers, executive music producer Adam Anders (Glee, The Prom), and cast member and singer-songwriter Beth Ditto (On Becoming a God in Central Florida) will dive into the creative process of bringing the series’ original music to life.

Panelists:

  • Melissa London Hilfers (Creator/EP)
  • Adam Anders (Executive Music Producer)
  • Beth Ditto (Cast, Singer-Songwriter)
QUEER FOR FEAR presented by SHUDDER

QUEER FOR FEAR presented by SHUDDER

Shudder will present a first-look panel for the upcoming original docuseries Queer for Fear, which centers on the history of Queer people in the thriller/horror genre. From its literary origins with authors Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to the pansy craze of the 1920s that inspired Universal Monsters and Hitchcock, through the “lavender scare” alien invasion films of the mid-20th century, and the AIDS-obsessed bloodletting of 80s vampire films, Queer For Fear explores the role the LGBTQ+ community played in front of and behind the camera.

Panelists:

  • Bryan Fuller (Hannibal)
  • Additional Panelists TBA
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL Screening + NAKED LUNCH Live Podcast with Phil Rosenthal and David Wild

SOMEBODY FEED PHIL Screening + NAKED LUNCH Live Podcast with Phil Rosenthal and David Wild

Join one of our FAVORITE multi hyphenates…the Emmy Award-winning Creator, Showrunner, Writer, Producer, Author, and Host Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) for a special screening of his critically-acclaimed food & travel docuseries Somebody Feed Phil, featuring an episode on Madrid from the series’ upcoming fifth season!

Following the screening, Rosenthal will be joined by Rolling Stone journalist David Wild for a live recording of their Naked Lunch Podcast to discuss the episode, their shared love of good food and great conversation, and more. Who’s ready to be hungry?

New episodes of Somebody Feed Phil premiere May 25 on Netflix. The first episode of Naked Lunch will be available on Stitcher and all major podcast platforms on May 12. Somebody Feed Phil: The Book – available for pre-order now – will be released on October 18 via Simon & Schuster.

Panelist:

  • Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil)

Moderator:

  • David Wild (Rolling Stone)
BARON AND TOLUCA

BARON AND TOLUCA

Premiere Screening of Baron and Toluca, an independent pilot from Roswell co-stars Majandra Delfino and Brendan Fehr, which was crowdfunded via IndieGogo and produced during the pandemic. Described as a “spiritual successor” to Roswell, the series follows exes Jake Baron (Fehr) and Toluca Mendez (Delfino), who find themselves reunited in a familiar part of New Mexico – much to the delight of one and the horror of the other. Forced together by unforeseen circumstances, they must remain there together, to try and unravel a paranormal mystery threatening to kill them both. That is, if they don’t kill each other first.

Following the premiere screening, Delfino and Fehr will be joined by fellow cast members for a conversation about reuniting for a new project, their experience producing an independent pilot, and their future plans for Baron and Toluca’s story.

Panelists:

  • Majandra Delfino (Co-Creator/Cast)
  • Brendan Fehr (Co-Creator/Cast)
  • Arthur Martinez (Cast)
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Cast)
  • Micah Fowler (Cast)
  • David Walton (Cast)
TOM SWIFT presented by The CW

TOM SWIFT presented by The CW

The CW presents a screening and conversation for Tom Swift, the upcoming Nancy Drew spin-off from Co-Creators / Executive Producers Melinda Hsu Taylor, Noga Landau, and Cameron Johnson!

The series follows brilliant inventor Tom Swift (Tian Richards), whose world is shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena.

The screening will feature an advance look at Episode 2, followed by a conversation with cast and creatives. Tom Swift premieres May 31 on The CW.

STATION ELEVEN: How to Make an Episode presented by Paramount Television Studios and HBO Max

STATION ELEVEN: How to Make an Episode presented by Paramount Television Studios and HBO Max

A conversation with the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed series Station Eleven, based on the best-selling novel by Emily St. John Mandel, which will dive into the creative and logistical process of bringing an episode to life, from pre-production to post-production to screen.

Panelists:

  • Patrick Somerville (Creator/Showrunner/EP)
  • Ruth Ammon (Production Designer)
  • Jeanie Bacharach (Casting Director)
  • Liza Richardson (Music Supervisor)
  • Helen Huang (Costume Designer)
  • Steve Cosens (Cinematographer)
  • David Eisenberg (Editor)
EVIL

EVIL

Hail George! Season 3 of Evil is nigh, and you’re invited to join us for an early look at the season premiere, followed by a Q&A with stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter and Aasif Mandvi.

Evil, an original series from prolific Creators and Showrunners, Robert and Michelle King, is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Paramount+.

Panelists:

  • Katja Herbers (Cast)
  • Mike Colter (Cast)
  • Aasif Mandvi (Cast)
DARK WINDS presented by AMC Networks

DARK WINDS presented by AMC Networks

AMC Networks will headline ATX TV Festival’s Opening Night on Thursday, June 2, with a World Premiere screening of AMC’s Dark Winds, a new psychological thriller from creator/executive producer Graham Roland based on the iconic Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman.

Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon, The Son, Westworld, Fargo) of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordon, The Red Road, Roswell, New Mexico). Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Dark Winds is an AMC Studios production, and will premiere June 12 on AMC and AMC+. Executive producers also include George R.R. Martin, Robert Redford, Tina Elmo, and Vince Gerardis.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Panelists:

  • Graham Roland (Creator/EP)
  • Vince Calandra (Showrunner/EP)
  • Chris Eyre (Director/EP)
  • Zahn McClarnon (EP/Cast)
  • Kiowa Gordon (Cast)
  • Jessica Matten (Cast)
  • Deanna Allison (Cast)
I LOVE THAT FOR YOU presented by SHOWTIME®

I LOVE THAT FOR YOU presented by SHOWTIME®

SHOWTIME® presents screening and panel conversation for freshman comedy I Love That For You from co-creators Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live). Inspired by Bayer’s own story of overcoming childhood leukemia, I Love That For You centers on Joanna Gold, who dreams of becoming a host at a home-shopping channel.

Following an advance screening of a new episode (Episode 7), Co-Creator/Star Vanessa Bayer and Showrunner/Executive Producer Jessi Klein will join for a Q&A conversation to dive into the comedy (and drama) of the first season, the true events that inspired it, and more.

I Love That For You is streaming now on SHOWTIME®.
 
Panelists:

  • Vanessa Bayer (Co-Creator and Cast)
  • Jessi Klein (Showrunner)