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ATX Television Festival Unveils a Lineup That Includes 'Orphan Black,' 'Review' and 'Revenge'

By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire March 28, 2014 at 2:53PM

With quality television on the rise and creating some tough competition for cinema, it comes as no surprise that TV shows are now getting their own festivals. One of the more prominent ones is undoubtedly the ATX Television Festival, which will take place in Austin, TX from June 5-8.
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ATX Television Festival

With quality television on the rise and creating some tough competition for cinema, it comes as no surprise that TV shows are now getting their own festivals. One of the more prominent ones is undoubtedly the ATX Television Festival, which will take place in Austin, TX from June 5-8 to bring together small screen creators and innovators to discuss and celebrate the medium and both its place and development in the industry.

"Each year we strive to surpass previous year's expectations in terms of showcasing programming from fan-favorite and premiere series.  This year we are excited to add new networks like SundanceTV and BBC America, as well as continuing our partnership with Netflix, to appeal to a wide variety of audiences." said ATX Festival co-founders Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland.

Highlights of the festival this year include the screening of a new episode of BBC America's "Orphan Black" presented by co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett; Comedy Central's "Review" with director/writer/producer Jeffrey Blitz and star Andy Daly; and Mike Royce and Ray Romano's cancelled-too-soon series "Men of a Certain Age." The festival will also be giving its first ever Achievement in Television Excellence Award to Henry Winkler, who most memorably starred as the iconic teen Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on "Happy Days."

Below you can get a full list of the festival's programming, along with a video depicting some of the great features for which ATX Television Festival has become known: 

Confirmed Guests:

Amy Sherman Palladino, Creator/Writer: Gilmore Girls, Bunheads
Graham Yost, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Raines, Boomtown, Justified, Hey Dude
Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Lost
Kerry Ehrin, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting
Ben Blacker, Nerdist Writers Panel
Kyle Killen, Creator/Writer: Lone Star, Awake, Mind Games
Liz Tigelaar, Creator/Writer: Bates Motel, Life Unexpected, Nashville
Julie Plec, Creator/Writer: The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People
Richard Hatem, Writer: Grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Andrew Miller, Creator/Writer: The Secret Circle
David Hudgins, Executive Producer/Writer: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Everwood
Bryan Seabury, VP of Drama Development at CBS
Paul Scheer, Creator/Writer/Actor: The League, NTSF:SD:SUV
Tim Doyle, Executive Producer/Writer: Last Man Standing, Roseanne, Ellen
Arielle Kebbel, Actor: The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls
Scott Porter, Actor: Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights
David Semel, Director/Producer: Hemlock Grove, Homeland, Intelligence, American Dreams, Dawson's Creek
 
Just Added:
 
Graeme Manson, Creator: Orphan Black
John Fawcett, Creator: Orphan Black
Ray Romano, Actor: Parenthood, Men of Certain Age
Mike Royce, Creator: Men of Certain Age
Derek Phillips, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Stacey Oristano, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Bunheads
Louanne Stephens, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Abigail Spencer, Actor: Rectify
Mark Johnson, Executive Producer: Rectify
Noah Hawley, Writer/Producer: Fargo, My Generation
Christine Taylor, Actor: Hey Dude
Andy Daly, Actor: Review
Jeffrey Blitz, Director/Writer/Producer: Review
Dana Stevens, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Reckless
Anna Wood, Actor: Reckless
Cam Gigandet, Actor: Reckless
 
Confirmed Series:
Orphan Black from BBC America - Recently added
Reckless from CBS - Recently added
Review from Comedy Central - Recently added
Sullivan & Son from TBS - Recently added
Men of A Certain Age from TNT - Recently added
My Generation from ABC - Recently added
Revenge from ABC - Recently Added
Bates Motel from A&E
Rectify from SundanceTV
Everwood
Hey Dude
Justified


This article is related to: ATX Television Festival, Video, Television, Festivals, Henry Winkler, TV News





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