Panels

Directors & Showrunners: A Collaboration (2017)

Directors & Showrunners: A Collaboration (2017)

You’ve heard it before, “Film is a director’s medium,” clearly implying TV belongs to the writer. While that statement can easily be debated, it is undoubtedly true that the showrunner is at the helm, and an episodic director must follow his or her lead. As different directors tackle single episodes or an entire series, a […]

MTV’s Evolution of Reality (2017)

MTV’s Evolution of Reality (2017)

Whether you see reality TV as an intriguing, ever-evolving art form, or a never-ending disrupter, there is simply no denying MTV’s legacy as the birthplace of the modern genre. From the early days of The Real World and Road Rules, which set the stage for conflict resolution and drama queens; to the highly stylized worlds […]

Suits: Script Reading (2017)

Suits: Script Reading (2017)

After six seasons of smooth-talking, case-closing twists & turns, we’re going back to where it all began: Pearson Hardman. Join the cast & creator of USA’s hit series Suits for with a special, live script-reading of the original Pilot in celebration of 100 episodes (and counting). Panelists: Aaron Korsh, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina […]

Battlestar Galactica Reunion (2017)

Battlestar Galactica Reunion (2017)

ATX, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and SYFY invite you to join us for a look back at the critically-acclaimed, Peabody-award winning, landmark sci-fi series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, with Creator/Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and stars Edward James Olmos, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, and Michael Trucco. Panelists: Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, […]

The Revival of the Socially-Conscious Sitcom (2017)

The Revival of the Socially-Conscious Sitcom (2017)

When it comes to comedy, most viewers simply ask “is this funny?”. Sitcoms are meant to entertain, bring audiences in on the joke, and be an escape from “real life.” In today’s climate, tides are turning as the children of Norman Lear take his lead by seamlessly incorporating issues and debates that are meant to […]

Television in a Trumped Up America (2017)

Television in a Trumped Up America (2017)

After an election that resulted in riveting and addictive TV-viewing, much of the world has come out the other side feeling a spectrum of emotions: from fear to anger to confusion and perhaps, motivation. We’re often faced during this time of change with the question, “Where do we go from here?” Join creatives as they […]

The Comeback (2017)

The Comeback (2017)

In 2005, perhaps no show arrived at a more appropriate time or place in the television zeitgeist as HBO’s landmark cult-sensation comedy, The Comeback. A wildly quirky combination of the era’s most innovative formats (mockumentary, reality TV, “autobiographical fiction”), Lisa Kudrow’s fully realized performance as Valerie Cherish skewered many of the best and worst aspects […]

The Leftovers: The End (2017)

The Leftovers: The End (2017)

From book, to series, to Miracle and Down Under — HBO’s The Leftovers served as an emotional (and often spiritual) departure from convention, defying expectation by fully embracing the unknown, and urging viewers to “let the mystery be.” Join the creators & executive producers for the first discussion following the series finale on the creative […]

Complex Not Complicated: A Look at a Woman’s Character (2017)

Complex Not Complicated: A Look at a Woman’s Character (2017)

Now more than ever, television is home to a range of increasingly complex female characters: ones that are bold, funny, fierce, sensitive, loyal, fragile, complicated, and kick ass (sometimes all in the same moment). Prepare to be awestruck as these powerhouse creatives and actors discuss the legacy of female characters before them, the necessity of […]

From Actor to ‘Action!’ (2017)

From Actor to ‘Action!’ (2017)

The transition from “in front of” to “behind” the camera is simultaneously a natural, yet complicated move. An actor’s primary focus is on a performance and character, while a director collaborates with a multitude of departments to craft the entire episode. Join some of your favorite TV faces as they discuss what drove them to […]

Coffee with Amy (Sherman-Palladino) (2015)

Coffee with Amy (Sherman-Palladino) (2015)

“Coffee, coffee, coffee!” What would a conversation with Amy be like without it? Courtesy of Jo’s (Austin’s own version of Luke’s), you can grab a cup and sit down with the woman that created Stars Hollow. Known for her dialogue, witty banter, and idyllic (yet at times flawed) characters, join the one and only Amy […]

Ugly Betty Reunion (2016)

Ugly Betty Reunion (2016)

ATX Festival and Entertainment Weekly invite you to an evening at Mode for the 10-Year reunion of the Ugly Betty cast! Panelists: Silvio Horta, America Ferrera, Michael Urie, Tony Plana, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams, Mark Indelicato, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen, Judith Light Moderator: Jessica Shaw (Entertainment Weekly) www.atxfestival.com Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 […]