‘Queer as Folk’ Reunion Confirmed at ATX Television Festival 2015
That’s right folks (yeah I said it), Michael Scott’s favorite show Queer as Folk will be celebrating their tenth reunion at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas this summer! Earlier the ATX crew shared the news in the below press release.
“We’re extremely proud to bring QUEER AS FOLK to the Festival this year. We strive for diverse and revolutionary programming, and this groundbreaking series changed the game for cable television in 2000, marking a high point not only for the LGBT community, but for socially important storytelling. Along with THE GILMORE GIRLS reunion, THE DAWSON’S CREEK writers room reunion, and much more programming still to be announced, this year’s festival will offer a balance of critically acclaimed series and fan favorites.” – ATX Television Festival Co-Executive Directors and Co-founders Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson.
QUEER AS FOLK, the GLAAD Media Award-winner for Outstanding Drama, follows the lives of a group of gay friends and their relationships, careers, loves and ambitions. Creators Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman will be in attendance, along with cast members Gale Harold (Brian Kinney), Peter Paige (Emmitt Honeycutt), Robert Gant (Professor Ben Bruckner), Scott Lowell (Ted Schmidt), Michelle Clunie (Melanie Marcus), and Thea Gill (Lindsay Peterson).
“We are delighted that ATX Television Festival has chosen to honor QUEER AS FOLK and that we have the opportunity to be reunited with our remarkable cast. Writing and producing a groundbreaking, and often controversial, show like QAF was challenging, but also a rewarding and transformative experience for all of us. We look forward to sharing to our stories and memories.” – QUEER AS FOLK creators Daniel Lipman and Ron Cowen.
“I’m so excited for the QUEER AS FOLK reunion at the 2015 ATX TV Fest. We truly are a family, and any chance we have to be in the same room, catching up, sharing in each other’s lives, is wonderful. And the fact that ATX is a place to really celebrate Dan and Ron (our creators) is such a bonus – they are far too often overlooked!” – Cast member Peter Paige.
The festival also announces the addition of Jenny Bicks (THE BIG C, MEN IN TREES, SEX AND THE CITY) to our Pitch Competition judges, who joins previously announced judges Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington and Keith Redmon. Additional judges will be announced at a later date, and submissions are open now until January 16, 2015. For more information on the one-of-a-kind competition, please visit:www.atxfestival.com/pitch.
The previously announced GILMORE GIRLS Reunion will take place at the Paramount Theater between June 5-7, and that there will be a limited number of SINGLE tickets sold at $85/each. These tickets will be released in early May, and will be accessible to individuals who do not want to attend the entire festival’s programming.
In addition, the festival is thrilled to continue its partnerships and panel presentations with The Casting Society of America (CSA) and GLAAD. These two panel presenters allow for the festival to provide current conversations pertinent to the issues of both organizations, in addition to industry members and consumers.
For the latest developments, tickets and badges visit the ATX Television Festival official site www.atxfestival.com.
Reunions have become a cornerstone of this very young festival and seems to attract more and more TV alums each year. With Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek and Queer as Folk featured for ATX Television Fest 2015, it looks like this year is going to be a great one for the festival. This makes me very happy as a fan of the fest itself, as well as the founders of the event. I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s fest and can’t wait to see what else they have in store. After all, it’s still pretty early in the year and there’s plenty of time for lots more big announcements! Stay tuned to Screen Invasion for more news about the fest as it is released.
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