ATX Television Festival Season 10
Virtual for the second consecutive year, the ATX Television Festival expands its programming from one weekend to 10 days, with panels, discussions, reunions, retrospectives, and screenings scheduled to run from June 11-20. The festival opens June 11 with the Degrassi: The Next Generation 20th anniversary panel and presents its closing night world premiere screening and conversation of Mike White’s new HBO Max show The White Lotus on June 19. The festival will spotlight the new and upcoming shows The Big Leap, Blindspotting, Hacks, Housebroken, Kevin Can F Himself, The Republic of Sarah, Sex/Life, Surreal/Estate, UFO, Ultra City Smiths, We Are Lady Parts, Ziwe, and HBO’s In Treatment reboot as well as the current shows The Amazing Race, The Bold Type, Central Park, David Makes Man, The Good Fight, Home Before Dark, Mythic Quest, Selena The Series, Speech and Debate, Titans, Walker, Work in Progress, andYounger. The festival also will stream the unaired pilots of L.A. Confidential and History of Them. Director Steve McQueen will discuss his Small Axe series of films. The Oz: A Retrospective panel includes creator Tom Fontana and stars Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters, Harold Perrineau, and Kirk Acevedo. The festival will honor Family Ties and Spin Citystar Michael J. Fox with the ATX Award in Television eXcellence and bestow Pose and American Horror Story’s Angelica Ross with the ATX Breakthrough Award. There also will be panels devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, LGBTQ stories, animation, horror, and new voices in television. In celebration of its 10thseason, the ATX Television Festival will also include TBA programming devoted the TV series that continues to mean so much to organizers and attendances, the Austin-shot Friday Night Lights. The ATX Television Festival will prepare its audience for this year’s virtual experience with its Royal Pains Zoom reunion “Housecall,” which will stream live 6 p.m. June 6 and will be available for on-demand viewing from June 7-13.
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