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Exclusive: Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Announces Screenings And Panels

The first-ever North Fork TV Festival will take place later this month with a handful of screenings, panels and discussions featuring high-profile indie TV projects.



The first-ever North Fork TV Festival has announced it will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Greenport, New York. Presented alongside SeriesFest, the festival will highlight upcoming indie television projects and aim to elevate and draw attention to the innovative minds of television executives, directors, writers and actors from around the globe. The festival is open to the public.

READ MORE: SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

“New York is the center of so much of what we watch on TV these days, and we want New York to be the area that celebrates the independent producers who are creating much of that content,” said festival founder Noah Doyle in an official statement. “Each year more and more independent TV pilots are finding their way into our homes and into our lives. The North Fork TV Festival aims to bring that independently produced content to the greater New York media market.”

In addition to the film’s event date, North Fork has also revealed an official slate full of panels, screenings and discussions. All screenings and events will take place at the Greenport Theatre. You can visit the official festival website to purchase tickets. Check out the official slate below:

International Pilot Screening Block Presented by SeriesFest

1:30pm – 3:15pm
Creator: Aidan Largey
Cast: Shaun Blaney, Ian Beattie, Stephanie Donaghue, Lynn O’Neil, Patrick Buchanon, Gary Crossan, Patrick Molloy
Q&A with Creator Aiden Largey to follow

“Riftworld Chronicles”
1:30pm – 3:15pm
Creator: Jonathan Williams
Cast: Tahmoh Penikett, Erin Karpluk, Munro Chambers
Q&A with Producer Andrew McCann Smith to follow

Actors Panel
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Panelists: Mircea Monroe (Actress, “Episodes” and “Impastor”), Scott Cohen (Actor, “Allegiance,” “Gilmore Girls” and “Billions”) and Ian Kahn (Actor, “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and “Bull and the Unusuals”)
Moderator: Bill Persky (Writer/Director)

New York Pilot Screening Block Presented by SeriesFest

“The Come Up”
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Creators: Ben Snyder & Ari Issler
Cast: Andre Holland, Greg Keller, Michael K. Williams
Q&A with Creators Ben Snyder & Ari Issler to follow

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Creator: Rachel Carey
Cast: Ian Bell, Nate Dobson, Kelley Gates, Morgan McGuire, Adam Santos-Coy, Alexandra Renzo
Q&A with Creator Rachel Carey to follow

Special Screening of Spike TV’s “I AM JFK Jr.”
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Directors: Steve Burgess and Derik Murray
Producer: Derik Murray
Q&A with RoseMarie Terenzio, former Chief of Staff to John F. Kennedy  Jr., to follow

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