New York Television Festival Lineup Includes Zachary Quinto, ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Faking It’ Cast-Members

Highlights include conversations with “The Strain,” “Girls” and “House of Cards” showrunners, and the U.S. premiere of BBC spy drama “The Game”

Last Updated: October 2, 2014 @ 2:16 AM

The line-up for the 10th annual New York Television Festival was unveiled Wednesday.

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The highlights of the Oct. 20-25 event include conversations with top showrunners Carlton Cuse (“The Strain”), Jenni Konner (“Girls”) and Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) as well as the U.S. premiere of “The Game,” which is an upcoming BBC spy drama about America’s involvement in the Cold War.

Other festival events include a pilot competition, screenings of over 60 different shows, and celebrity guests such as Zachary Quinto (from Starz’ “The Chair”) and cast-members from MTV’s “Faking It” and “Teen Wolf.”

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Below is the complete New York Television Festival Lineup:

Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Independent Pilot Competition Screenings
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street
See Festival guide for information about the sixty-two projects screening in the annual competition.

Tuesday, October 21
6:00 PM: “TV For Everyone: Let’s Talk About Diversity in Television”
Panel Discussion, presented in partnership with BET
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street

7:00 PM: “Teenage Wasteland: Navigating High School with the Next MTV Generation”
A Special Panel Event Presented in Partnership with MTV
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

From the network that wrote the book on teenage angst — from the unruly outsiders of Daria and Beevis and Butthead to the cool kids of Laguna Beach, MTV has documented generations of high school horrors and delights. In a special event as part of the 10th Annual New York Television Festival, join stars and creatives behind some of your new favorite MTV high school comedies and dramas, Faking It, Finding Carter, and Teen Wolf for an exclusive panel event celebrating what it means to navigate those hallowed halls in 2014. #cantmiss

7:30 PM: NYTVF Creative Keynote featuring Carlton Cuse
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

The NYTVF is honored to welcome visionary storyteller Carlton Cuse to kick off its Creative Keynote Series in 2014. Cuse, the creative force behind some of TV’s biggest hits, including Bates’ Motel, The Strain, and Lost, will join The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz for an intimate discussion of television writing and producing, offering TV lovers and fans unique access and insight to the art of creating and guiding some of television’s best dramas. Conversation presented with the generous support of A&E.

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 PM: BBC AMERICA Premiere of THE GAME and Talk-Back with Series Creator, Toby Whithouse
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

In the secret world of espionage, the players are set and the fight to save Britain begins.
Catch the U.S. premiere of BBC AMERICA’s hotly anticipated new drama, The Game, a suspenseful six-part, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride set in Cold War London. Event includes premiere screening followed by an exclusive talk-back with creator Toby Whithouse (Being Human, Doctor Who).

8:00 PM: Starz Presents: “Contemplating the Creative Process”
An Inside Look at the Original Filmmaking Experiment, THE CHAIR
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

First-time NYTVF partner Starz is bringing its new original filmmaking series The Chair to the Festival for an exclusive sneak peek of upcoming episodes. Creator and Executive Producer Chris Moore, featured filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, and series mentor Zachary Quinto will be on-hand for a discussion about the series following the screening.

Thursday, October 23
6:30 PM: NYTVF Creative Keynote featuring Jenni Konner
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

The NYTVF welcomes Jenni Konner, the Girls executive producer, writer, and co-showrunner to the 2014 Creative Keynote Series. The Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner will sit for an interview with Slate’s Willa Paskin.

7:30 PM: BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum: Catch the Future of British Comedy
9:00 PM: Networking Drinks
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the NYTVF are re-teaming to present this unique night of comedy featuring debut readings of original sitcoms – penned by some of the UK’s most promising comedy television writers – with creative insight and feedback from the event’s Industry Chair, producer and director Stephanie Laing (Veep, Eastbound and Down).

The selected scripts were identified following a UK-wide competition hosted by BAFTA and the Rocliffe New Writing Forum. The event, which includes a post-event networking event at 9:00 pm, will feature staged reading excerpts of the three selected entries with expert commentary on each.

Friday, October 24
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM:
NYTVF Digital Day Panel Series
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street

NYTVF’s seventh annual Digital Day panel series welcomes buyers, creators, distributors, and thought-leaders from across the content landscape for a day of no-holds-barred discussions and insights on all facets of new media, from both creative and business perspectives.

Digital Day Panel Discussions:
“Project (Digital) Greenlight: How a Show Gets Made”
“Incubate This: The Next Generation of Digital Content Development”
“Supply and Demand: Why Indie TV will be the New Independent Film”

4:00 PM: NYTVF Digital Day Case Study: Launching a Digital Division with t¡ny riot!, a FremantleMedia Company
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street

The NYTVF is proud to present this Digital Day special event in partnership with Festival Development Partner t¡ny riot!, a FremantleMedia North America company. Join FMNA and t¡ny riot! leaders Thom Beers and Gayle Gilman for a special premiere of the latest episode of “Soul Food”, a MUNCHIES original digital series. Stemming from the partnership between t¡ny riot! and VICE Media, this new episode of “Soul Food” will give an inside look at unique content designed to live in the digital world, as well as background on delicious Halal food.

5:00 PM: Tiny Riot! Hosts: NYTVF Digital Day Happy Hour
The Varick Room at Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street

In celebration of the premiere of a new episode of “Soul Food,” join FremantleMedia’s t¡ny riot! for this NYTVF Digital Day Happy Hour event, featuring catering by New York’s renowned The Halal Guys.

8:00 PM: CW Seed Second Season Premiere of P.E.T. SQUAD FILES
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street

NYTVF returning partner CW Seed presents a Season 2 sneak peek of their digital hit P.E.T. Squad Files from Executive Producer Milo Ventimiglia. Event includes screening and talk-back with show writers.

Saturday, October 25
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: NYTVF Development Day
Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street
NYTVF Development Day offers aspiring creators and TV fans alike a day of free panels and events providing both educational and inspirational insight into the creation of television.

Development Day Panel Discussions and Events:
“Hot Packets: Landing a Late Night Writing Gig”
“Creative Editing for Comedy”
“Writing and Producing TV Dramas”
“Setting the Scene: Design Pros”
“$1K Challenge: Making Your Pilot Presentation on a Budget”
Development Day Screening and Panel: “The Untitled Web Series That Morgan Evans is Doing for MTV”

6:30 PM: NYTVF Creative Keynote featuring Beau Willimon

SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street
The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated showrunner of Netflix’s revolutionary hit, House of Cards, Beau Willimon, will be on-hand for the Festival’s final Creative Keynote conversation on Saturday, October 25.

7:30 PM: NYTVF Awards
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street
The Festival’s Awards Show will recognize outstanding entries and individual achievement in the 2014 Independent Pilot Competition as well as the winners of the NYTVF Critics Award and Development Awards from NYTVF’s twenty development partners.