ATX Television Festival Expands Its Season 7 Programming Slate With Additional Panels, Screenings And Panelists, Taking Place June 7-10, 2018, In Austin, Tx


Highlights Include a Conversation with Robert and Michelle King,
A “Storytelling with Tenacity” Panel Presented by Showtime,
And Screening of the Season Two Finale of IFC’s “Brockmire,” Among Others

ATX Television Festival announces additional panels and programming for year seven of the festival, which will take place June 7-10, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

This year’s festival will feature an in-depth conversation with first-time panelists Robert and Michelle King, creators/showrunners of CBS’ “The Good Wife” and “BrainDead,” and the CBS All Access original series “The Good Fight,” which premiered its second season on Sunday, March 4th, as they discuss their creative partnership and collaboration on all three of their series. The pair will also participate in additional panel conversations throughout the festival, which will be announced at a later date.

Showtime will present a panel titled “Storytelling with Tenacity,” featuring powerhouse women both in front of and behind the camera, with Frankie Shaw, creator, director, executive producer and star of “SMILF,” which received multiple Golden Globe® nominations and was recently renewed for a second season; Sarah Treem, creator and executive producer of the Golden Globe award-winning drama “The Affair,” which returns for a fourth season on June 17th; and Emmy Rossum, who has directed and stars in the long-running, critically-acclaimed comedy series “Shameless,” which will go into production on its ninth season later this year. These creative forces will discuss a variety of topics, including taking on multiple roles on their respective series, and the ways in which they are working to move the industry forward.

IFC will screen the season two finale of their original comedy “Brockmire,” based on the character created by star/executive producer Hank Azaria, followed by a Q&A with Azaria, writer/executive producer Joel Church-Cooper, and cast member Tyrel Jackson

The previously announced screening for OWN’s hit series “Queen Sugar” will include a Q&A with executive producer/showrunner Kat Candler, and cast members Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe. A screening of the network’s upcoming hour-long dramedy “Love Is___” will also be followed by a discussion with creators/executive producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, and stars Will Catlett and Michele Weaver.

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These panels join the previously announced Opening Night screening of HBO’s upcoming limited series “Sharp Objects;” a conversation with Blown Deadline producing partners David Simon and Nina K. Noble, celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking HBO series together; a “Nash Bridges” writers room reunion with Carlton Cuse, Glen Mazzara, John Wirth, Shawn Ryan, and Pam Veasey; a “thirtysomething” reunion with creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, and cast members Ken Olin, Tim Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, and David Clennon; screenings and Q&A’s of OWN’s original series “Queen Sugar” and “Love Is __;” a screening and Q&A of Paramount Network’s upcoming new series “American Woman” with cast members Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Bartels, and co-executive producer Kyle Richards; a Freeform panel on the “Evolution of Millennial Programming,” and the season two premiere screening of “The Bold Type;” a panel with Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a screening and Q&A of AT&T Audience Network’s new spy thriller “Condor;” a screening of the independent pilot “Everyone is Doing Great;” and first-time panelists Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher from the original Seeso comedy “Take My Wife.

About ATX Television Festival

ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our weekend consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows 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 feature episode screenings with Q&A’s with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super-secret happy hours.” ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.


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