ATX TV FESTIVAL SEASON 11 TO SCREEN “I LOVE THAT FOR YOU,” FOLLOWED BY A PANEL FEATURING VANESSA BAYER AND ADDITIONAL CREATIVES FROM THE SERIES PRESENTED BY SHOWTIME®

April 18, 2022

ATX TV FESTIVAL SEASON 11 TO SCREEN “I LOVE THAT FOR YOU,”
FOLLOWED BY A PANEL FEATURING VANESSA BAYER
AND ADDITIONAL CREATIVES FROM THE SERIES
PRESENTED BY SHOWTIME® 

Festival to Spotlight Comedy Showrunners
in a Conversation with Creatives
from
“A Black Lady Sketch Show,”
“Saved by the Bell,
“Grand Crew,” and “Rutherford Falls”

Acclaimed Music Supervisors
from “The Dropout,” “Euphoria,” and
“Station Eleven” join “The Last Note” Music Panel

Director/Producer and Directors Guild of America President
Lesli Linka Glatter to accept “Award in Television eXcellence”
and appear for Career-Spanning Conversation

 

Austin, TX April 15, 2022 – ATX TV Festival announced additional programming and awardees this week for its 11th Season, which will take place June 2-5, 2022, in Austin, TX. 

SHOWTIME® will present a 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 look at a new episode, a panel conversation with Bayer, Beiler, and showrunner Jessi Klein will dive into the comedy (and drama) of the first season, the true events that inspired it, and more. Additional panelists are still to be announced. “I Love That For You” premieres April 29th on streaming and on demand for SHOWTIME subscribers, before its on-air debut Sunday, May 1 at 8:30pm ET/PT.  

Season 11 will include a spotlight on Comedy Showrunners, featuring a panel conversation with Phil Augusta Jackson, creator, showrunner, and executive producer, and writer of NBC’s “Grand Crew”; Robin Thede, creator, showrunner, writer, executive producer, and star of HBO’s Emmy award-winning sketch comedy series “A Black Lady Sketch Show”; Sierra Teller Ornelas, co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer of Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls”; and Tracey Wigfield, creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer of Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell.” Panelists will discuss the state of TV comedies, the art of running (and in sometimes starring in) the show, and how they’ve managed to break through the noise of too-much-TV. Additional panelists will be announced soon. 

Also joining the festival’s line-up is “The Last Note,” a conversation with acclaimed music supervisors Maggie Phillips (“The Dropout,” “The Great”), Jen Malone (“Euphoria,” “Yellowjackets”), and Liza Richardson (“Station Eleven,” “Watchmen,”) about the precarious art of choosing the final musical cue of an episode, and their work in crafting some of the most memorable soundtracks and needle drops of the past year in TV.

Announced earlier this week, ATX TV Festival will present the annual “Award in Television eXcellence” to Emmy-nominated Director/Producer and current President of the Director’s Guild of America, Lesli Linka Glatter. First presented in 2014, the award seeks to recognize individuals whose career reflects the very best of television, through work that is thought-provoking, genuine, expansive, and entertaining.

As part of the award presentation, Glatter will appear at the festival this June for an intimate, in-depth conversation about her exceptional career as a producing director and creative, spanning more than 20 years of iconic TV series such as  “Homeland,” “Mad Men,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” “Twin Peaks,” and more. Glatter most recently served as director and executive producer on the upcoming HBO Max limited series “Love and Death,” and Amazon Studios, “The Banker’s Wife.”  She is the first director to receive the festival’s career achievement award, and joins previous honorees Henry Winkler, James L. Brooks, Norman Lear,  Marcy Carsey, Phylicia Rashad, and Michael J. Fox.

Glatter is also confirmed to join a panel conversation on TV’s “Dangerous Women,” which will explore the complicated villains, unconventional heroes, rule-breakers, and everything in between who continue to push the boundaries of TV storytelling and redefine who/what a leading woman can be. The panel will also feature “Kevin Can F**k Himself” creator/writer/executive producer Valerie Armstrong, with additional panelists to be announced soon. 

Previously announced programming includes a reunion for “Scrubs” with cast members Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller in attendance. Additionally, the festival will feature “Parenthood” and “Justified,” panels all of which were postponed from the 2020 festival. 

Additional announced panels and participants include:

  • The world premiere screening of Lifetime’s limited series “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin,” which will then be followed by a panel conversation with executive producers Paul Sciarrotta and Jennie Snyder Urman, and cast members Jemima Rooper, Kelsey Grammer, Alana Boden, and Hannah Dodd, with more to be announced.
  • A special live episode of the “Friday Night Lights” rewatch podcast “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,” hosted by co-stars and friends Derek Phillips (Billy Riggins) and Stacey Oristano (Mindy Collette-Riggins). The live recording will feature special guests from “Friday Night Lights”, stories from behind the scenes, and a question and answer segment with the festival audience. 
  • The Season 2 Premiere Screening of Peacock’s original comedy “Rutherford Falls,” followed by a panel conversation with co-creator/showrunner/writer/executive producer Sierra Teller Ornelas, co-creator/executive producer/star Ed Helms, writer/star Jana Schmieding, and cast members Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh and Dustin Milligan.
  • A panel discussion of “Angelyne” with Showrunner/Executive Producer Allison Miller and Executive Producer/Star Emmy Rossum. 

Virtual Festival Badges and Day Passes for Season 11 are available now. To purchase a Badge, Pass, or learn more, visit atxfestival.com/attend.

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ABOUT ATX TV FESTIVAL
ATX TV Festival is an annual event produced by ATX TV, taking place every June in Austin, TX. As the leading television festival, it brings together fans and industry to celebrate the television medium by looking at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed.The festival consists of screenings followed by Q&As, panels, and events (parties, live music, meet-ups, super-secret happy hours, etc) and is known for reunions of both classic shows and cult hits.  Screenings showcase never-aired pilots, canceled too soon series, and current favorites, as well as world premieres of new series. Panels span from industry deep dives, to fan-focused conversations, along with discussions on representation (in front of and behind the camera) and responsibility in storytelling. The ATX TV audience is comprised equally of consumers and industry professionals, and ATX Television Festival is the only place they come together as one community to discuss and celebrate all aspects of #TVTogether.