Netflix to serve as a sponsor and will host daily panels at the annual TV event held in Austin from June 5-8
Hollywood returns to Austin in June for this year's ATX Television Festival and TheWrap has the exclusive first details on the festival's lineup.
Taking place from Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, the TV festival will honor veteran actor and producer Henry Winkler's career with the first ever Achievement in Television Excellence Award.
Additionally, Netflix will serve as a festival sponsor and will host daily panels highlighting top talent in the TV community and give fans first-hand insight into their favorite shows.
“Each year we strive to surpass previous year's expectations in terms of showcasing programming from fan-favorite and premiere series,” ATX Festival co-founders Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland told TheWrap in a joint statement.
They continued, “This year we are excited to add new networks like SundanceTV and BBC America, as well as continuing our partnership with Netflix, to appeal to a wide variety of audiences.”
Festival highlights include producers and castmembers from BBC America's “Orphan Black,” ABC's “Revenge” and A&E's “Bates Motel.” “Orphan Black” co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett will attend with a new episode from Season 2.
Also “Men of a Certain Age” creator Mike Royce and star/co-creator Ray Romano will showcase their cancelled-too-soon series. And Comedy Central will feature its hit show “Review” with Director/Writer/Producer Jeffrey Blitz and star Andy Daly coming to the festival.
Badges to ATX Television Festival are available for purchase at the festival website. Weekend Badges are now available for $175 for a limited time, then will increase to $225.
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The ATX Television Festival kicked off in 2012 and quickly became a destination for television fans, reporters and critics. Big companies and networks like Netflix and Southwest Airlines — a featured sponsor this year — took notice, as well. Aside from highlighting the Austin community, the festival also brings attention to Texas's long history in TV production, with strong roots in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
Here's the current list of participating shows, individuals and networks:
Amy Sherman Palladino, Creator/Writer: Gilmore Girls, Bunheads
Graham Yost, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Raines, Boomtown, Justified, Hey Dude
Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Lost
Kerry Ehrin, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting
Ben Blacker, Nerdist Writers Panel
Kyle Killen, Creator/Writer: Lone Star, Awake, Mind Games
Liz Tigelaar, Creator/Writer: Bates Motel, Life Unexpected, Nashville
Julie Plec, Creator/Writer: The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People
Richard Hatem, Writer: Grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Andrew Miller, Creator/Writer: The Secret Circle
David Hudgins, Executive Producer/Writer: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Everwood
Bryan Seabury, VP of Drama Development at CBS
Paul Scheer, Creator/Writer/Actor: The League, NTSF:SD:SUV
Tim Doyle, Executive Producer/Writer: Last Man Standing, Roseanne, Ellen
Arielle Kebbel, Actor: The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls
Scott Porter, Actor: Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights
David Semel, Director/Producer: Hemlock Grove, Homeland, Intelligence, American Dreams, Dawson's Creek
Graeme Manson, Creator: Orphan Black
John Fawcett, Creator: Orphan Black
Ray Romano, Actor: Parenthood, Men of Certain Age
Mike Royce, Creator: Men of Certain Age
Derek Phillips, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Stacey Oristano, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Bunheads
Louanne Stephens, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Actor: Friday Night Lights
Abigail Spencer, Actor: Rectify
Mark Johnson, Executive Producer: Rectify
Noah Hawley, Writer/Producer: Fargo, My Generation
Christine Taylor, Actor: Hey Dude
Andy Daly, Actor: Review
Jeffrey Blitz, Director/Writer/Producer: Review
Dana Stevens, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Reckless
Anna Wood, Actor: Reckless
Cam Gigandet, Actor: Reckless
Orphan Black from BBC America – Recently added
Reckless from CBS – Recently added
Review from Comedy Central – Recently added
Sullivan & Son from TBS – Recently added
Men of A Certain Age from TNT – Recently added
My Generation from ABC – Recently added
Revenge from ABC – Recently Added
Bates Motel from A&E
Rectify from SundanceTV
Including Programming from participating Network/Studios: