Panels

ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition (2016)

ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition (2016)

Judges for 2016 include: Betsy Beers (Executive Producer/Partner, Shondaland) David Hudgins (Executive Producer/Creator) Kyle Killen (Executive Producer/ Creator) Graham Yost (Executive Producer/Creator) Noreen O’Toole (Co-Producer, Bad Robot) Ryan Andolina (VP of Production, Amazon Studios) Kate Lambert (VP Series Development, FX) Bryan Seabury (VP Drama Development, CBS) Franklin Leonard (Founder of The Black List) More information […]

The Leftovers: A Conversation (2015)

The Leftovers: A Conversation (2015)

Damon Lindelof (Creator/Showrunner/Writer), Mimi Leder (Executive Producer/Director), and cast members Chris Eccleston, Carrie Coon, and Ann Down discuss the acclaimed first season of HBO’s The Leftovers, and the elements that went into creating the series.

What’s Your Pitch? (2015)

What’s Your Pitch? (2015)

Ever wonder how your favorite series was pitched in the room? How’d they get a studio/network on board with the show that eventually made it to your small screen? Do you think it morphed along the way into something else or did they always know? Hear directly from showrunners/creators how they pitched their original series […]

Boy Meets Girl Meets World (2015)

Boy Meets Girl Meets World (2015)

A look at tween series from 1990s (before we were using the word “tween”) to the 2010’s, how Michael Jacobs sees the genre changing, looking at a male best friends vs. female best friends, and the landscape of TV in general. Moderator: Robyn Ross (TV Guide). www.atxfestival.com.

Dawson’s Creek Writers’ Room Reunion (2015)

Dawson’s Creek Writers’ Room Reunion (2015)

ATX’s first writers’ room reunion, featuring some of TV’s most prolific and influential creative forces as they discuss the inner workings and emotions of the writers’ room, and what they learned during their time spent working on one of the most iconic teen dramas of our time. Panelists: Kevin Williamson, Paul Stupin, Rob Thomas, Jenny […]

Justified: The Series (2015)

Justified: The Series (2015)

It ended. The final showdown has come and gone. But is it ever really over? Don’t you know they are always waiting for you to live and relive at any moment with the click of a button — JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE FINAL SEASON is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: including […]

Dawson’s Creek Pilot Script Reading (2015)

Dawson’s Creek Pilot Script Reading (2015)

Writer/Creator Kevin Williamson leads a surprise guest cast in a reading of the Dawson’s Creek pilot script on the final day of ATX Festival Season 4. Cast: Mae Whitman: Dawson Patrick J. Adams: Joey Abigail Spencer: Pacey Kerr Smith: Jen Louanne Stephens: Grams Derek Phillips: Mr. Leery Stacey Oristano: Mrs. Leery Arielle Kebbel: Tamara Kristian […]

A Conversation with Marta Kauffman (2015)

A Conversation with Marta Kauffman (2015)

Moderator Ben Blacker (Nerdist Writers Panel) leads an intimate discussion with Marta Kauffman, as she looks back at a career which includes creating one of HBO first scripted series (Dream On), co-creating one of the highest rated (and most beloved) TV series of all time (Friends), and now the move into creating streaming content (Grace […]

A Kiss is Just a Kiss presented by GLAAD (2015)

A Kiss is Just a Kiss presented by GLAAD (2015)

Fifteen years ago shows like DAWSON’S CREEK (which aired TV’s first prime-time gay kiss), and QUEER AS FOLK and THE L WORD (which for the first time focused on groups of queer friends while making no concession to the straight viewer) proved that gay characters could be seen as more than just caricatures and side-kicks. […]

To Adapt Is To Evolve (2015)

To Adapt Is To Evolve (2015)

Adaptations are hard enough — honoring an original vision, satisfying a fan base, and translating characters from one medium (written word and film) to another (episodic television). What if in addition to that, you also had to balance tone, voices, and rhythm? Hear the conversation between three unique, powerhouse creators, who have managed to do […]

Beyond Bullying presented by GLAAD (2014)

Beyond Bullying presented by GLAAD (2014)

Thanks to the pioneering programs like “My So Called Life” and “Degrassi,” shows like “Glee” are able to not only depict LGBT teens, but celebrate them. Now a new generation of TV is taking characters beyond bullying storylines to sometimes challenging, sometimes hilarious, but definitely exciting places. Hear FAKING IT creator Carter Covington and actor […]