We are all aware that Austin has a plethora of amazing film and music festivals. In June, this fabulous city will host an exclusive television festival, which is unlike any festival Austin has ever seen. TV is having a renaissance of sorts. Huge Hollywood types are making the transition from the big screen to the small screen. Think Martin Scorsese with Boardwalk Empire and Aaron Sorkin with The Newsroom. So, what better way to celebrate this burst of creativity and bold programming by hosting a festival that celebrates the past, present, and exciting future of television! The first annual ATX Television Festival is doing just that.
The ATX Television Festival will have panels, screenings, cast and crew Q/A’s, parties, live music, and much more! This is truly an innovative event for entertainment and will benefit both fans and those working in the industry. Badge holders will be able to interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives, allowing attendees to see the process of bringing a story to life on the small screen.
The ATX Television Festival will take place June 1-3 2012. True Blood, New Girl, The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and many more have already confirmed! There will also be premieres of new series and screenings of cult classics. Screenings will take place at Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar and panels will be held at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel and The Highball. It’s about time TV had a proper festival and you won’t want to miss out! Click here to buy a badge in advance.