Panels

The (Un)scribe: A Conversation with Non-Writing Producers (2016)

The (Un)scribe: A Conversation with Non-Writing Producers (2016)

We’re frequently told that TV is a writer’s medium — so how important is the role of a “non-writing producer”? Extremely. These gladiators have helped shepherd some of our favorite shows to the small screen. Whether they have partnered in a production company with an uber-creator like Shonda Rhimes, or taken on a variety of […]

Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling (2016)

Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling (2016)

TV has the power to be reflective, contemplative – and at times, eerily prescient. The aftermath of 9/11 signaled a fundamental shift in storytelling, heightening the sensitivity in themes of suspicion, terrorism, and pro or anti-American mentalities. The creators of series that focus on these subjects (24, The West Wing, Colony, and Rescue Me) discuss […]

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 […]