Originally posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.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.