Ellie Kemper, Taye Diggs and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are coming to the 7th annual aTV Fest February 7 to 9, 2019. CREDIT: Getty Images

Ellie Kemper, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Mark-Paul Gosselaar at SCAD’s 7th annual aTVfest Feb. 7-9, 2019

Originally posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

SCAD’s seventh annual aTVfest focused on television will feature celebrities such as Ellie Kemper, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Kemper, who stars in Netflix’s comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is being honored with the Spotlight Award. 

The cast of NBC’s medical drama “New Amsterdam” is also receiving a cast award. 

There will be panels and cast members from Atlanta-produced shows such as Fox’s “The Passage,” “The Resident” and “The Gifted” and TBS’s “Miracle Workers.”

Other shows include the CW’s “All American,” Starz’ “American Gods,” Amazon Prime’s “Bosch,” NBC’s upcoming “The Enemy Within,” truTV’s “I’m Sorry,” Sony Crackle’s “The Oath,” Hulu’s “Pen15,” ABC’s “Schooled” and CBS’s “SEAL Team.” 

There will also be panel discussions on storytelling, writing, post production, costume design, casting and TV management from executives of HGTV, Tyler Perry Studios and OWN. Atlanta’s Payne Lindsey will talk about turning a podcast into a TV series. The showrunner of HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation” will be on hand. 

Entertainment Weekly is a sponsor and helped curate the screenings and panels. 

The schedule is available here. Events will be located at four different SCAD buildings in Atlanta. 

Passes and individual tickets go on sale February 1 here

Day passes for all events before 5 p.m are $25 each day. 

A festival pass, providing access to all panels and screenings, cost $200.

A platinum pass, which includes everything in the festival pass plus receptions, are $300 each. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.