Panels / Season 5

Bury Your Tropes presented by GLAAD (2016)

Bury Your Tropes presented by GLAAD (2016)

For as long as LGBTQIA viewers have seen themselves on screen, their stories have been subject to any number of damaging and stereotypical tropes — and while there are more and more series leading the charge to break stereotypes and push representation forward, the recent LGBT Fans Deserve Better movement has made it clear these […]

Truth & Dare & Fear (2016)

Truth & Dare & Fear (2016)

An interactive, improvised conversation between the audience and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon about the creative process, outside-the-box thinking, the blank page, risk-taking and brutal honesty. All are welcome. Bring your truths and fears and daring. Panelist: Beau Willimon www.atxfestival.com Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 www.artsandlabor.co

The West Wing Administration (2016)

The West Wing Administration (2016)

Aaron Sorkin created an alternate reality that we all wished was real, where President Bartlet and his WEST WING staffers did everything they could to change their world, and in the process, left a lasting impact on ours – and the world of TV. In a rare conversation with Mr. Sorkin, director Thomas Schlamme, and […]

Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal: A Television Discourse (2016)

Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal: A Television Discourse (2016)

Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal sit down to discuss what it’s like to create on both sides of the camera — from writing, developing, and casting a series, to inhabiting and shaping the inner workings of a character brought to life. Writer meets Actor in this in-depth exploration into collaborative creative process. Panelists: Kurt Sutter, […]

A Conversation with Tom Fontana and David Simon (2016)

A Conversation with Tom Fontana and David Simon (2016)

After more than a decade of reporting crime from the streets of Baltimore, how did a career journalist like David Simon learn to navigate a TV writers’ room? The outcome was in no small part due to the indispensable guidance of veteran TV producer Tom Fontana. Together, they brought Simon’s realistic characterization of the BPD’s […]

A Conversation with ATX Awardee Norman Lear (2016)

A Conversation with ATX Awardee Norman Lear (2016)

Join Achievement in Television eXcellence awardee Norman Lear for an in-depth conversation with Katey Sagal about his career in TV, the state of the medium today, and how important it is to contributing to real and impactful change. Panelists: Norman Lear Moderator: Katey Sagal ATX TV Festival Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 www.atxfestival.com www.artsandlabor.com

Power(ful) TV: The Ultimate Medium for Social Change (2016)

Power(ful) TV: The Ultimate Medium for Social Change (2016)

Through its innate intimacy and week-to-week stories, television is arguably our most impactful medium, having the power to literally change hearts and minds. Hear creators, EPs, and executives discuss how their series have surpassed diversity trends and token characters by organically weaving in storylines of race, religion, the foster care system, immigration, abortion, health care, […]