In its fourth “season,” the ATX Television Festival is a celebration of television. It looks back at the past, where it is now and participants even get a glimpse at where it is headed. The jam-packed weekend gives guests a chance to meet with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives from some of their favorite shows (past and present).
This year is no different. Gilmore Girls was one of the first shows to be announced for year’s fest and will be the closing night event. The reunion will include Amy Sherman-Palladino (Writer/EP), Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Liza Weil, Keiko Agena, Danny Strong, Jared Padalecki, Matt Czuchry, Jackson Douglas, Sean Gunn, Todd Lowe, Liz Torres, Yanic Truesdale and John Cabrera. The fest will also bring Fox’s hit series “Empire,” with its special conversation on how writers and producers broker stereotypes and why they think the show is so popular.
Television icon James L. Brooks will receive the second annual Achievement in Television Excellence Award. Brooks is best known for The Simpsons. H’s receveid 47 Emmy nominations, winning 20 of them. Last year, the inaugural award went to Henry Winkler, from Happy Days.
Some of the other panels and series include: “Boomtown;” “Boy Meets Girl Meets World;” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine;” “Bunheads;” the world premiere of USA’s “Complications” on Opening Night; a “Dawson’s Creek” writers room reunion, along with a first-ever “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading presented by creator Kevin Williamson; “Dream On;” “Drunk History’s History;” “The Fosters;” “Hannibal;” “Journeyman;” “Justified;” “Playing House;” “Power;” “Queer as Folk;” “The Simpsons; “Suits;” and “Wayward Pines.”
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WHEN: June 4 – 7, 2015
WHERE: All over downtown Austin.
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