ATX Television Festival Further Expands Its Season 7 Programming Slatewith Additional Panels, Screenings And Panelists, Taking Place June 7-10, 2018, In Austin, Tx
ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL FURTHER EXPANDS ITS SEASON 7 PROGRAMMING SLATEWITH ADDITIONAL PANELS, SCREENINGS AND PANELISTS, TAKING PLACE JUNE 7-10, 2018, IN AUSTIN, TX
Highlights Include a “Felicity” Reunion, A Panel and Exclusive Sneak Peek Clip From FX’s New Series “Mayans MC,” A “TGIHulu!” Panel, An HBO Comedy Block A Panel and Exclusive Clip From Season Three of SYFY’s “Wynonna Earp” And This Year’s ATX Award for Television Excellence Recipient, Marcy Carsey
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 a reunion of “Felicity,” co-presented by Entertainment Weekly and Hulu, celebrating 20 years since the series premiere. Cast members Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson, and Ian Gomez are confirmed to participate, along with director/producer Lawrence Trilling. Additional panelists to be announced at a later date.
ATX will host the world premiere sneak peek of an exclusive clip from FX’s highly anticipated “Mayans MC” on Friday, June 8 th , with co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, executive producer/director Norberto Barba, and cast members of the upcoming drama series, who will kick off the festivities at the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally in downtown Austin. This not-to- be-missed event will culminate in the screening of an exclusive “Mayans MC” clip and Q&A panel for ATX attendees and VIP guests of the rally at the historic Paramount Theatre that evening.
This year’s festival will also feature a look at HBO’s acclaimed comedies “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” with conversations featuring “High Maintenance” co-creator Katja Blichfeld, co- creator/star Ben Sinclair, and executive producer Russell Gregory, as well as “Crashing” creator and star Pete Holmes. Both series have been renewed for a third season, and have recently wrapped their second seasons, which are currently available to stream now on HBOGo and HBONow.
Hulu will present a special “TGIHulu!” panel celebrating their library programming from the iconic ‘90s “TGIF” comedy block. The panel will feature creatives and cast from fan-favorite series, including Ben Savage (“Boy Meets World”), Michael Jacobs (“Boy Meets World”), Bronson Pinchot (“Perfect Strangers”), William Bickley (“Family Matters,” “Step By Step”), Kellie Shangyne Williams (“Family Matters”), and Nell Scovell (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”), who will discuss what it was like to be at the center of a pop-culture phenomenon, the enduring popularity of the “TGIF” brand, and what it means to have an entirely new generation of viewers tuning in more than 20 years later.
SYFY and IDW Entertainment will present a “Wynonna Earp” panel, featuring creator/showrunner Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, and Katherine Barrell. Andras and cast will reveal a first look at the cult hit’s third season which returns this summer, followed by a discussion of how the series has impacted the genre with its portrayal of powerful leading heroines, championed the importance of fandom and positive LBGTQ representation, and assembled one of TV’s most compelling band of misfits.
Marcy Carsey will receive this year’s ATX Award in Television Excellence, joining past honorees Henry Winkler, James L. Brooks, and Norman Lear. Carsey who is co-founder of the independent production company The Carsey-Werner Company, along with fellow producer Tom Werner, and has executive produced iconic comedies for more than 35 years, including “Roseanne,” “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and “That 70’s Show,” will take part in a conversation spanning her career.
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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; “The Americans” panel with Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, along with cast members Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys; a season two premiere screening and panel of TNT’s “Claws;” a “Nash Bridges” writers room reunion with Carlton Cuse, Glen Mazzara, John Wirth, Shawn Ryan, Jed Seidel, 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; a panel with the creative team behind Netflix’s “American Vandal;” screenings and Q&A’s of OWN’s original series “Queen Sugar” and “Love Is __;” a “Futurama” table read and Q&A; 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 season two premiere screening and panel for EPIX’s “Get Shorty,” 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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