Panels / Season 5

Crisis of Faith: Religion & Spirituality on TV (2016)

Crisis of Faith: Religion & Spirituality on TV (2016)

Even in the age of ‘Peak TV,’ explorations of religion and spirituality remain scarce — but comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether it’s reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in religion, or questioning a long-standing ideology. How does a series navigate what role a character’s faith will […]

Development Executives: Business Meets Creative (2016)

Development Executives: Business Meets Creative (2016)

We’ve heard creators talk about (bemoan, complain, and at times, compliment) getting “notes” from the studio and network, but there’s not much known about who these phantom note givers are and what their role entails. Meet the Development Executives. These studio and network gurus will explain their role in the process of getting an episode […]

The O.C. Creatives (2016)

The O.C. Creatives (2016)

Nine years after the series’ end, we sit down with the creatives behind one of TV’s most essential teen dramas to discuss all things Newport — from casting, to writing, to the show’s iconic soundtrack, and the lasting imprint of The O.C. in the pop culture and television canon. California, here we come… again. Panelists: […]

The O.C. Script Reading (2016)

The O.C. Script Reading (2016)

Cast: Arielle Kebbel, Ashley Williams, Anson Mount, Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria, Patrick J. Adams, Nick Wechsler, Tate Donovan, Stacey Oristano, Nick Benseman, Katherine Willis Moderator: Josh Schwartz ATX TV Festival Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 www.atxfestival.com www.artsandlabor.co

3 Rounds with Betsy Beers: A Look Inside ShondaLand (2016)

3 Rounds with Betsy Beers: A Look Inside ShondaLand (2016)

Shondaland is place filled with drama, love, secrets, lies, heartbreak, hope, and life-threatening circumstances. Its residents are gladiators, politicians, interns, doctors, lawyers, and even presidents. While this “land” is obviously presided over by a woman named “Shonda” the train is kept on the tracks by a woman named Betsy. Join Ms. Beers for a live […]

Keeping the Romance Alive: Falling in Love on TV (2016)

Keeping the Romance Alive: Falling in Love on TV (2016)

Who doesn’t love a good love story? The beautiful anxiety of a love triangle? Rooting for one “team’ or another? But how long can a “will they, won’t they” story sustain a TV series? Hear from writers whose TV series centered around a romantic through line, what pitfalls that can bring, and how to keep an […]

Drama on Demand: An Afternoon with Amazon Studios (2016)

Drama on Demand: An Afternoon with Amazon Studios (2016)

Join Amazon Studios’ Head of Drama Development Morgan Wandell and the executive producers of Sneaky Pete, Hand of God, and Trial as they give an exclusive inside look at each of their original series launching this fall; as well as discuss what makes Amazon Prime Video a perfect fit for these individual stories and unique […]

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having… for Breakfast! (2016)

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having… for Breakfast! (2016)

Phil Rosenthal may have created Everybody Loves Raymond, but his heart is in his stomach, and he’s taken his love for food to the small screen with his James Beard Award winning series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” 5 Words that won’t steer you wrong. Join us and Phil for the ultimate Austin meal, the […]

BIG Script Reading presented with Dead Pilots Society (2016)

BIG Script Reading presented with Dead Pilots Society (2016)

Script reading of the never-picked-up pilot “Big,” presented by creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce — with a stellar cast from ATX featured series!! Panelists: Ana Ortiz, Ben Feldman, Mae Whitman, Patrick J. Adams, Angelique Cabral, Michael Ian Black, Colton Dunn Moderator: Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce www.atxfestival.com Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 www.artsandlabor.co

The Peak TV Effect (2016)

The Peak TV Effect (2016)

In an age of “too much TV” and “not enough time,” networks and studios face the undeniable need to define their brand. Ironically, this means that while viewers may have an embarrassment of riches in terms of content and platforms to choose from, networks/studios choices become more limited as their brand becomes more specific. Hear […]

The Shield Writers Room Reunion (2016)

The Shield Writers Room Reunion (2016)

In 2002, FX’s original series The Shield – an unblinking, unapologetic take on the cop-procedural – sent a shockwave through television, due largely in part to creator Shawn Ryan and his equally unblinking writing team. While these writers have gone on to create, show-run, and produce a prolific amount of excellent television, we’re bringing them […]