And I’m even more excited to be covering this festival than I was before. Comic genius abounds, as well as a couple of my favs from Parenthood, Mae Whitman and Dax Shepard. Look for my coverage of the ATX Television Festival June 1-3 and beyond and follow me on Twitter (@CatEdison) to get up to the minute updates on panels and screenings and maybe even a few chance meetings!
First Year Television Festival Confirms Additional Programming and Special Guests
Austin, TX- Monday, May 21, 2012- ATX Television Festival is pleased to announce additional confirmed programming and special guests.
New Confirmed Programming:
Saturday, June 2nd – 12:30PM- State Theater
This will not be your typical panel. For an idea of what you’re in store for check out UGO’s coverage of the Childrens Hospital Comic-Con panel here. Confirmed panelists include Jonathan Stern (executive producer, Children’s Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::), Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::/Childrens Hospital), Curtis Gwinn (NTSF:SD:SUV::), June Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV::), Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital) & Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital).
ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL & THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE PRESENT THE ULTIMATE “CHILDRENS HOSPITAL” MARATHON SCREENING with cast & crew in attendance.
Saturday, June 2nd- 3:00PM- Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, ticketed event.
All three seasons of the bizarre and hilarious series will be screened back-to-back with stars Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes, and executive producer Jonathan Stern in attendance, plus all sorts of special extras and secret drop-in guests! This will be a ticketed event ($65) which will include an original, limited edition, Mondo poster (the famed collectible art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse) by artist GrahamErwin. Following the marathon, ticket holders are invited to attend an exclusive after-party at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: return with new episodes on Adult Swim this August.
***Tickets ($65) to this event are exclusively available for ATX Television Festival badge holders to purchase for 24 hours before going on sale to the general public. All festival attendees will be sent a link to purchase immediately following this announcement.
PANEL FEATURING BILL LAWRENCE AND FRIENDS
Saturday, June 2nd – 2:30PM- State Theater
Bill Lawrence reunites with cast and crew of his series: Spin City, Scrubs, and most recently Cougar Town. Join them for some laughs, war stories, and who knows what else during ATX Television Festival. Confirmed panelists include Kevin Biegel (co-creator Cougar Town), Ian Gomez (Courgar Town), Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town) & Neil Flynn (Scrubs). More special guests to be announced closer to the panel.
SNEAK PEEK SCREENING OF TBS’ “SULLIVAN AND SON” PILOT EPISODE with Cast & Crew In Attendance
Saturday, June 2nd -12:00PM- Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
ATX Television Festival badge holders will have the first opportunity to check out this comedy before the series premieres on TBS in July. Executive producer Peter Billingsley, comedian/actor Ahmed Ahmed, and series creator/comedian/actor Steve Byrne will be in attendance.
THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS “ON STORY” SCREENING WITH Q&A
Saturday, June 2nd -1:15PM- Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
ATX Television Festival & KLRU-TV (PBS) are teaming up to screen episode 2 of the upcoming second season of, The Austin Film Festival Presents On Story followed by a Q&A with executive producer Barbara Morgan and producer Maya Perez. The episode being screened features Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and BRIDESMAIDS director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig. The Austin Film Festival Presents On Story, which is KLRU’s fastest growing series, offers a look behind-the-scenes at the creative process with some of the film industry’s most prolific writers, directors, and producers, as well as a showcase of short films from the nation’s most promising filmmakers. Two lucky ATX Television Festival badge holders will also receive tickets to a live ACL Taping on 5/29 courtesy of Austin City Limits.
New Confirmed Special Guests:
Scott Wolf (Saturday, 6/2- Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters World Premiere)*
Louanne Stephens (Saturday, 6/2- Friday Night Lights)
Michael B. Jordan (Saturday, 6/2- Friday Night Lights, Sunday, 6/3 Parenthood)
Dax Shepard (Sunday, 6/3 – Parenthood)
Mae Whitman (Sunday, 6/3- Parenthood)
Landon Pigg (Sunday, 6/3-Music for Parenthood)