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


Highlights Include Nexflix’s “American Vandal,”
And Season Two Premiere Screenings of EPIX’s “Get Shorty” and TNT’s “Claws”

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 also include a panel conversation with the creative team behind Netflix’s original, “American Vandal,” featuring co-creator/EP Dan Perrault, co-creator/EP/director Tony Yacenda, showrunner/EP Dan Lagana, and Funny or Die’s VP of Longform Content/EP, Joe Farrell. The panel, titled “American Vandal: Orchestrating the Perfect (Un)True Crime,” will feature an in-depth look at the series from pitch, to development, to surprise hit, as well as a discussion of the “true crime” influences and elements that shaped the series’ satirical take on the genre.

EPIX will host a screening of the season two premiere of their series “Get Shorty,” followed by a panel with creator Davey Holmes, producing director Adam Arkin, and cast members Chris O’Dowd and Lidia Porto.

ATX will also feature a sneak peek at the season two premiere of TNT’s dramedy “Claws,” followed by a discussion with series creator/EP Eliot Laurence, showrunner/EP Janine Sherman Barrois, and stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, and Dean Norris.

In addition, previously announced first-time panelists Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher will screen an episode from season two of their Seeso original comedy, “Take My Wife,” followed by a Q&A discussion with the two creators/stars. Seasons 1 and 2 of “Take My Wife” are now available for purchase on iTunes.

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These panels join the previously announced Opening Night screening of HBO’s upcoming limited series “Sharp Objects;” a conversation with Robert and Michelle King; a “Storytelling with Tenacity” panel presented by Showtime with Frankie Shaw, Sarah Treem, and Emmy Rossum; a conversation with Blown Deadline producing partners David Simon and Nina K. Noble, celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking HBO series together; a “Better Call Saul” origin story panel with Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk; a “Nash Bridges” writers room reunion with Carlton Cuse, Glen Mazzara, John Wirth, Shawn Ryan, Pam Veasey, and Jed Seidel; 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 season two finale screening of IFC’s “Brockmire;” 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 a season two screening of the original Seeso comedy “Take My Wife,” with first-time panelists Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher.

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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