• A Conversation with Achievement in Television eXcellence Awardee Lesli Linka Glatter presented by Texas Monthly

    ATX TV Festival is honored to 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.

    Join us on Saturday, June 4th for an intimate, in-depth conversation with Glatter presented by Texas Monthly as we celebrate 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.


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  • A Conversation with Breakthrough Awardee Sydney Sweeney

    ATX TV Festival is proud to present our second annual “Breakthrough Award” to Euphoria and The White Lotus star Sydney Sweeney! The Breakthrough Award recognizes an individual whose creative voice has made a substantial and unique imprint on the current moment in TV, and whose work exemplifies the emotional, entertaining, and artistic possibilities of the medium.

    Join Sweeney for a featured one-on-one conversation about her breakthrough performances on two separate HBO original series over the last year, her career thus far, and her creative goals for the future.


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  • ANGELYNE: A Conversation with Emmy Rossum and Allison Miller

    We’re diving into Peacock’s highly anticipated, dripping-in-pink limited series Angelyne about the glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe and LA’s original billboard icon from the 80’s starring Emmy Rossum!

    Join Showrunner/Executive Producer Allison Miller (Spartacus) and Executive Producer/Star Emmy Rossum (Shameless) for a discussion about collaboration, bringing the story of the Los Angeles icon and “self-proclaimed Rorschach test” Angelyne to life, how the series has shaped or changed their own perception of fame and identity, and the future of TV storytelling as shaped by women.

    Panelists: 

    • Allison Miller (Showrunner/EP)
    • Emmy Rossum (EP/Cast)

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  • 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)

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  • CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS Podcast: Live Episode

    Friday Night Lights and ATX TV Festival favorites Stacey Oristano (“Mindy Collette-Riggins”) and Derek Phillips (“Billy Riggins”) are bringing their rewatch podcast Clear Eyes, Full Hearts to Season 11 for a special live recording! Join them live and in person for a bonus episode featuring special guests from FNL, stories from behind the scenes, and a question and answer segment with the festival audience.

    Panelists: 

    • Derek Phillips (Co-Host)
    • Stacey Oristano (Co-Host)
    • Additional Panelists TBA

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  • Comedy Showrunners

    Season 11 will include a panel conversation about Comedy Showrunners where 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. 

    Panelists:

    • Phil Augusta Jackson (Creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, Grand Crew)
    • Robin Thede (Creator/Showrunner/Writer/EP/Cast, A Black Lady Sketch Show)
    • Sierra Teller Ornelas (Co-Creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, Rutherford Falls)
    • Tracey Wigfield (Creator/Showrunner/EP/Writer, Saved by the Bell)
    • Additional Panelists TBA

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  • Dangerous Women

    While male characters have long been afforded opportunities to push the boundaries of TV storytelling, it feels like women are finally getting the opportunity to do the same. This conversation will explore our favorite “dangerous” women – the complicated villains, unconventional heroes, rule-breakers, and everything in between – who dare to challenge the status quo and redefine who/what a leading woman can be.

    Panelists:

    • Lesli Linka Glatter (Director/EP, Love and Death)
    • Valerie Armstrong (Creator/EP, Kevin Can F**k Himself)
    • Additional Panelists TBA

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN presented by Lifetime

    Lifetime and ATX TV Festival invite you to join us for the World Premiere screening of the limited series Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, followed by a panel conversation with the series creatives and cast!

    Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, is based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel Garden of Shadows, the prequel to V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic series. The series tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield (Jemima Rooper), her relationship with one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons), and her desperate attempts to keep her family safe, leading to her inevitable—and notorious—decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic.

    Flowers in the Attic: The Origin premieres July 9 on Lifetime.

    Panelists: 

    • Paul Sciarrotta (EP)
    • Jennie Snyder Urman (EP)
    • Jemima Rooper (Cast)
    • Kelsey Grammer (Cast)
    • Alana Boden (Cast)
    • Hannah Dodd (Cast)
    • Additional Panelists TBA

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  • Funny AF presented by Universal Studio Group

    Universal Studio Group will present “Funny AF,” a panel conversation featuring the stars and creatives behind the studio’s slate of critically acclaimed comedies.


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  • 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

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  • 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)

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  • JUSTIFIED Creatives Reunion presented by FX

    FX and ATX TV Festival invite you to return to Harlan County with the creative team behind the acclaimed modern western and FX original series Justified, based on the works of Elmore Leonard.

    Seven years after the finale, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer Graham Yost (Slow Horses) and the prolific Writers, Producers, and Directors that made the modern western so unique will reunite for a conversation about the room’s collaborative process, the enduring creative partnerships that resulted, and their careers following the series.

    All episodes of Justified are streaming now on Hulu.

    Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

    Panelists: 

    • Graham Yost (Creator/EP)
    • Michael Dinner (EP/Director)
    • Sarah Timberman (EP)
    • Taylor Elmore (Writer/Producer)
    • Dave Andron (Writer/Producer)
    • Chris Provenzano (Writer/Producer)
    • Benjamin Cavell (Writer/Producer)
    • Ingrid Escajeda (Writer/Producer)
    • VJ Boyd (Writer/Producer)
    • Wendy Calhoun (Writer/Producer)

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  • 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)

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  • PARENTHOOD Family Reunion

    ATX TV Festival invites you to a Braverman Family Reunion. Join us as we revisit the beloved family dramedy Parenthood, from Creator/Showrunner Jason Katims, with a special cast and creatives reunion live in Austin, TX! Get the mood now by playing “forever young” and streaming Parenthood on Hulu now!

    Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

    Panelists: 

    • Jason Katims (Creator/Showrunner)
    • Lawrence Trilling (EP/Director)
    • Dax Shepard (Cast)
    • Erika Christensen (Cast)
    • Joy Bryant (Cast)
    • Craig T. Nelson (Cast)
    • Monica Potter (Cast)
    • Peter Krause (Cast)
    • Additional Panelists TBA

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  • Powerful TV presented by TV Academy

    The Television Academy, a long-time partner of the festival, will present “Powerful TV,” a panel conversation with showrunners, writers, and actors about TV’s unique ability to expand understanding, empathy, and community through powerful narratives around gender, race, religion, aging, immigration, health care, and many more.


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  • 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

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  • Reinventing The Watercooler (or How to Get and Keep an Audience)

    All at once? Week to week? Somewhere in between? Sundays or Tuesdays? 7pm or 7am?  The way we watch and discover new TV shows almost feels like a personality test at this point (“Which Binge Model Are You?”) –  but what effect do these various release models have on the long term success of a show, and how audiences engage with it? With more ways and places to watch TV than ever before, the answers to these questions feel more subjective than ever. Join executives and creatives for this discussion on strategy, trial and error, and the reinvention of the “watercooler” show.


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  • RUTHERFORD FALLS

    Join the creatives and cast of Rutherford Falls for a sneak peek at the Season 2 premiere, followed by a conversation with the amazing people responsible for this gem of a series!

    In Season 2 of Peacock’s hit-comedy Rutherford Falls, life-long best buds Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) help each other tackle work, romance, and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, initiated by Tribal Casino C.E.O. Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes).

    Rutherford Falls Season One is streaming now on Peacock.

    Panelists: 

    • Sierra Teller Ornelas (Co-Creator/Showrunner/Writer/EP)
    • Ed Helms (Co-Creator/EP/Cast)
    • Jana Schmieding (Writer/Cast)
    • Michael Greyeyes (Cast)
    • Jesse Leigh (Cast)
    • Dustin Milligan (Cast)

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  • SCRUBS Reunion presented by Hulu

    ATX TV and Hulu are bringing the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital back together! Join us for a look back on the legacy of Scrubs with Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director Bill Lawrence and the stars of the beloved medical comedy that medical professionals often claim is THE MOST ACCURATE medical TV series of all time.

    All seasons of Scrubs are available now on Hulu.

    Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

    Panelists: 

    • Bill Lawrence (Creator/Showrunner/EP/Director)
    • Zach Braff (Cast)
    • Donald Faison (Cast)
    • Sarah Chalke (Cast)
    • John C. McGinley (Cast)
    • Judy Reyes (Cast)
    • Neil Flynn (Cast)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • The Last Note

    An episode ends, credits roll, and one final music cue hits. What song is playing? Does it break the tension, or hold you in it as you transition out of one world and back into real life? Credit sequences tend to get short shrift in a time where we’re constantly being shuffled along to the next episode, but a great song can give us time (and reason) to pause and appreciate what we’ve just seen, or introduce us to a new song altogether. Join us as we go inside the process of choosing the final cue with the music supervisors who have made it an art form.

    Panelists:

    • Maggie Phillips (Music Supervisor: The Dropout, The Great)
    • Jen Malone (Music Supervisor: Euphoria, Yellowjackets)
    • Liza Richardson (Music Supervisor: Station Eleven, Watchmen)

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  • 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.


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  • What is Popular Culture?

    A conversation exploring TV’s relationship to “pop culture,” and what “popular” actually means in this moment. How do we measure popularity in a post-monoculture era? What kinds of art are able to break through in a way that not only defines a moment in culture, but changes the culture itself? From Shakespeare and superheroes, to the medium of TV itself, we’ll dig into the ever-evolving concept of pop culture and how it sustains us.


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**Panelist appearances/schedules are based on availability and are not guaranteed. All Programming and Events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.**