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‘The Deuce,’ ‘Search Party,’ ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Set For New York Television Festival

The official lineup also includes CBS's "S.W.A.T." and IFC's "Stan Against Evil," as well as the festival's annual Independent Pilot Competition.

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The line-up for the 13th Annual New York Television Festival has been officially revealed for a choice week of screenings, educational panels, fan events, and red carpets premieres. This year, truTV will present a screening of “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” while Amy Sedaris herself makes an appearance to celebrate and discuss the launch of her new comedy series.

In addition, “The Deuce” executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, executive producer Nina Kostoff-Noble, and VP of programming Kathleen McCaffrey will discuss the HBO’s series depiction of the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. Executive producer and talent Dana Gould, producer and talent John C. McGinley, and talent Janet Varney will also offer fans a behind-the-scenes look into thse second season of IFC’s comedy-horror series “Stan Against Evil.”

Other standout screenings include the Season 2 premiere of TBS’s “Search Party,” where festival-goers can catch a panel with stars John Early and Meredith Hagner, along with executive producers Charles Rogers and Lilly Burns. Plus, CBS and Sony Pictures Television will be premiering the pilot of their newest original drama, “S.W.A.T.,” along with a post-screening a talk-back from star Shemar Moore.

Beginning on Monday, October 23 through Saturday, October 28, those who purchase either a Festival Pass or Industry Pass can access all of the exclusive content, while those who prefer to buy tickets to individual events can do so as well.

Additionally, the Festival will continue running its Independent Pilot Competition at the end of every night, with selections up for potential network development deals. As it does each fall, the NYTVF invites independent writers, producers, and other creators to showcase their work while industry attendees come to discover, network, and in some cases, sign deals with new talent.

Check out full details on the line-up below.

Monday, October 23, 2017

NYTVF 2017 Artist and Industry Kick-Off Celebration

  • Industry Keynote Conversation with Brett Weitz, TBS Executive Vice President of Original Programming, interviewed by NYTVF Founder/Executive Director Terence Gray.
  • How Digital, Audio and Television Content are Converging – and the Impact on How We Create and Consume – A panel discussion led by Loeb & Loeb, LLP.
  • “From Intros to Pitch Meetings to Follow-Ups: Everything You Always Wanted to Know, but were Afraid to Ask…” – A guide to making the most of first impressions, with exec insights from Back Roads Entertainment, CAA, Left/Right, and truTV.

truTV Presents “At Home With Amy Sedaris”

Creator and star Amy Sedaris cordially invites fans to celebrate the launch of her new truTV comedy series – in which she shows off diverse but necessary homemaking skills – with a screening and talk-back ahead of the show’s network premiere on October 24.

TBS Presents the Season Two Premiere of “Search Party”

An exclusive first look at the highly anticipated return of the critically-acclaimed TBS series will feature a screening of the first episode of season two and a panel with stars John Early, Meredith Hagner, and John Reynolds, as well as executive producers Charles Rogers and Lilly Burns.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“The State of TV Comedy: What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next?” 

Comedy production company Project 10 is teaming with the NYTVF to present this state-of-the-union panel, with insights from Angel Annussek (truTV), Sarah Babineau (Comedy Central), Ayala Cohen(ICM), Jonathan Gabay (FOX), and Christine Lubrano (IFC), and moderated by Project 10’s Andrew Barnsley.

Sony Pictures Television World Premiere of Original Drama “S.W.A.T.”

First-time Festival partner Sony Pictures Television brings one of the fall’s most buzzed about new dramas, “S.W.A.T.,” to the NYTVF for an exclusive first look screening before its November 2 premiere on CBS. Fans will enjoy an early look at the series pilot, followed by a talk-back featuring star Shemar Moore and executive producers Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.

NYTVF Connect Keynote Conversation: Shawn Ryan creator of “The Shield”

Fifteen years after the debut of “The Shield,” the prolific writer, producer, and show runner will sit for a conversation about his career and current projects, including the NBC drama “Timeless” and CBS drama “S.W.A.T.,”  offering advice for independent television creators.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

STARZ World Premiere of Original Documentary “Nude”

The new, feature-length documentary from “The Chair” producers Anthony B. Sacco and Josh Shader, which explores perceptions of nudity in art by chronicling the creative process of fashion photographer David Bellemere, will debut, followed by a conversation with Sacco and Shader.

SundanceTV Presents: “Rosehaven”: Meet the Creators

An exclusive screening of the season two premiere and creator talk-back with real-life best mates and comedians Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor – the creators and stars of the quirky small-town comedy series from SundanceTV.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

NYTVF Creative Keynote: A Conversation with “The Deuce”

Presented in partnership with HBO, the 2017 Creative Keynote will cast the female gaze upon “The Deuce” and its candid depiction of the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. Series executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, executive producer Nina Kostoff-Noble, and Vice President of HBO Programming Kathleen McCaffrey are among the confirmed panelists.

Industry Keynote Conversation with Amy Emmerich

Refinery29 Chief Content Officer, interviewed by NYTVF Founder/Executive Director Terence Gray.

IFC Fan Panel: “Stan Against Evil”

Before the November 1st return of IFC’s hit comedy-horror series, fans are invited to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes panel featuring creator, executive producer, writer and star Dana Gould, producer and star John C. McGinley, and star Janet Varney – who will offer an inside look at the second season with more monsters, deadlier demons, and the same ol’ Stan.

Topic Presents: “She’s The Ticket”

Topic, the new entertainment studio and digital storytelling platform from First Look Media, presents “She’s the Ticket,” an original documentary series produced in partnership with Left/Right Productions that captures the stories of five pioneering female candidates running for office in 2017 and 2018. Topic’s SVP of Editorial, Anna Holmes, will lead a discussion with members of the creative team on the production, its subjects and the groundswell of women interested in entering politics following the election of Donald Trump in 2016.

Asian-American Television & Film Alliance Conference

The NYTVF is teaming with the Asian-American Television & Film Alliance for a collaborative conference and networking event, with panel discussions designed to explore co-production opportunities between American and Chinese creators and decision- makers, and educate producers on the Chinese marketplace. Speakers include representatives from Alibaba Pictures, Tencent, and the creator of China’s top TV drama of 2017, “The First Half of My Life.”

Friday, October 27, 2017

NYTVF Alumni Keynote Conversation: Jordan Klepper and Laura Grey

The host and series correspondent for Comedy Central’s new “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” will headline the Writers Room line-up, in conversation with NYTVF Founder Terence Gray. Both Klepper and Grey are also multi-year alums of the NTYVF.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

NYTVF Development Day

The ninth annual NYTVF Development Day wraps up the Festival with the Pro Workshop, featuring a slate of panels and events geared toward emerging and aspiring TV creators and professionals, this year with a specific focus on job opportunities in TV. From pre-production specialties in casting, and locations, to physical production pros across design, lighting, sound and camera, and finally to post-production, the NYTVF Development Day: Pro Workshop will offer insights and advice from industry vets on getting in, moving up, and getting the TV job of your dreams.

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