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ATX Television Festival has a reputation we’re pretty proud of: “TV Camp for grown ups." 
Each June, showrunners actors, producers, all of the TV industry and the most incredible fans come together for one of a kind screenings, in-depth panel conversations, and...breakfast tacos...BBQ...margaritas. You get the picture. 
Now we're bottling that TV magic as a podcast! Our inaugural podcast series, showcased conversations with some of our favorite people in TV, each one exploring a different TV topic. From creating the sound of a show (TV Mixtapes), to the complexities and importance of representation (Complex, Not Complicated), to the mysteries of little-known TV jobs, like showrunning (A Showrunner Defined). These episodes are 1-6 and co-produced by Madica Productions.
Following the original 6 episodes are ATX Festival panels and programming recorded LIVE at ATX Festival ranging from Industry to Fan topics, show specific to more broad television issues.
In addition, in May of 2019 we released a special series entitled, "Inside ATX" that takes a behind the scenes look at how this festival comes together with our co-founders (Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland), staff, advisory board, panelists, and more. These episodes are co-produced by AJ Meyers and FiveOhm Productions.
Visit atxfestival.com/attend

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 111 Ratings

ATX Television Festival has a reputation we’re pretty proud of: “TV Camp for grown ups." 
Each June, showrunners actors, producers, all of the TV industry and the most incredible fans come together for one of a kind screenings, in-depth panel conversations, and...breakfast tacos...BBQ...margaritas. You get the picture. 
Now we're bottling that TV magic as a podcast! Our inaugural podcast series, showcased conversations with some of our favorite people in TV, each one exploring a different TV topic. From creating the sound of a show (TV Mixtapes), to the complexities and importance of representation (Complex, Not Complicated), to the mysteries of little-known TV jobs, like showrunning (A Showrunner Defined). These episodes are 1-6 and co-produced by Madica Productions.
Following the original 6 episodes are ATX Festival panels and programming recorded LIVE at ATX Festival ranging from Industry to Fan topics, show specific to more broad television issues.
In addition, in May of 2019 we released a special series entitled, "Inside ATX" that takes a behind the scenes look at how this festival comes together with our co-founders (Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland), staff, advisory board, panelists, and more. These episodes are co-produced by AJ Meyers and FiveOhm Productions.
Visit atxfestival.com/attend

    That's a Wrap! But Wait...There's More!

    That's a Wrap! But Wait...There's More!

    Can you believe it’s already been a week since ATX TV..from the Couch! kicked off? Caitlin and Emily come back to close out the season with a look back at the weekend and everything that led up to it. They discuss the last minute changes, the difficult conversations to decide whether or not to continue on, and the in-front-of and behind-the-scenes moments that were full of much needed laughter and some equally needed tears. Also, there might be references to Reeses’ Eggs. Maybe. Tune in to find out. 

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast! More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com for info on ATX TV...from the Couch! Summer Series! 


    Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com  

    • 43 min
    Female Gaze: From Festival to TV Screen

    Female Gaze: From Festival to TV Screen

    Tomorrow starts the first ever ATX TV...from the Couch! Caitlin and Emily discuss the power of story and why they decided to continue to hold the virtual festival this weekend. They share their beliefs on television being a powerful platform and tool for change, and the need to not shy away from difficult conversations but rather to lean into and amplify them. They also highlight the stories being told during the festival that are needed now as much (if not more) than ever before. 

    Then we release our Female Gaze panel recorded January 2020 out of LA’s YouTube Spaces! The male gaze,” largely acknowledged as “the act of depicting women and the world from a masculine, heterosexual perspective that represents women as sexual objects,” has been the dominant viewpoint since the beginning of art and culture -- but what happens when women become the subject instead of the object? This conversation explores the “female gaze” with actors, writers & directors who are reclaiming female agency by (figuratively and literally) shifting viewers’ perspectives, and telling stories that unapologetically place women and their world view at the center.

    Panelists: Krista Vernoff (Showrunner / Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy & Station 19)Gloria Calderon Kellett (Showrunner / Executive Producer / Director / Actor, One Day at a Time)Abigail Spencer (Actor, Reprisal)Tina Mabry (Director, Queen Sugar)Moderator: Philiana Ng (Entertainment Tonight)

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast!  More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com/attend/atxseason9update/ for info on our upcoming virtual festival, ATX TV...From the Couch! (June 5-7, 2020)Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Calling all BFFs: Creating Friendships on and through TV

    Calling all BFFs: Creating Friendships on and through TV

    We’re just one week away (or 7 days as Emily would say) from ATX TV...From the Couch! In this week’s episode of The TV Campfire, Caitlin & Emily discuss 9 years of working through Memorial Day, and watching other people kick into Summer gear as they’re full on sprinting towards the festival (taking a few food breaks along the way).  

    Then we release a 2017 panel all about friendships (something we need more than ever right now).  We all know love is complicated, but not every great relationship arc exists in the dramatic surroundings of romance and family. Some of the most compelling storylines on television are anchored in the loyalties and complexities of friendship and brother/sisterhood. The writers and actors behind some of TV's most indelible friendships discuss the rare mix of chemistry, great writing, and (we assume) a tiny bit of witchcraft that goes into earning (and maintaining) viewers' trust in these platonic soulmate relationships. 

    Panelists: 

    Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane)

    Jessica St. Clair (Playing House, Space Force) 

    Lennon Parham (Playing House, Bless This Mess) 

    Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Sweet/Vicious) 

    Kevin Falls (Pitch, Franklin & Bash)

    Moderator: Jarett Wieselman (BuzzFeed)

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast!  More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com/attend/atxseason9update/ for info on our upcoming virtual festival, ATX TV...From the Couch! (June 5-7, 2020)Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Countdown Continues with a Marta Kauffman Conversation

    The Countdown Continues with a Marta Kauffman Conversation

    ATX TV...from the Couch! gets closer and closer as Caitlin and Emily continue to share programming, festival details, and stories of sleepless nights, FaceTime breakfast dates, and of course, more takeout and binge watching. 

    Following that is our ATX Season 4 (2015) conversation with Marta Kauffman in an intimate discussion she looks back at a career which includes creating one of HBO’s first scripted series (Dream On), co-creating one of the highest rated (and most beloved) TV series of all time (Friends), and now the move into creating the best of the best in streaming content (Grace & Frankie). 

    Fun fact: Marta is also confirmed for ATX TV...from the Couch!  So more TV goodness to come! 

    Panelists: Marta Kauffman (Friends, Grace & Frankie) Moderator: Ben Blacker (Writers Panel)

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast!  More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com/attend/atxseason9update/ for info on our upcoming virtual festival, ATX TV...From the Couch! (June 5-7, 2020)Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    To Adapt is to Evolve: Transitioning Stories to the Small Screen

    To Adapt is to Evolve: Transitioning Stories to the Small Screen

    Now, more than ever, we are working hard to adapt our lifestyles to a new normal with the hope that we evolve into some better ways of life -- whether that is reimagining our business, new ways to share a meal with friends, or even how we record this podcast. Adaptation in media is also an evolution -- with many of our favorite TV series transitioning to the small screen from books and movies. The hope in starting with these source materials is that the stories and characters can expand, exploring something new and different. 

    In this episode, Caitlin and Emily continue to also explore more great TV in their Quarantine Queues and of course...all the food. This week their adventures include the trend of Quarantine bread making! 

    But most importantly they announce ATX TV...from the Couch! Programming!  

    Following that is our Season 4 panel “To Adapt is to Evolve” with Graham Yost, Bryan Fuller and Noah Hawley. Adaptations are hard enough on their own -- honoring an original vision, satisfying a fan base, and translating characters from one medium (written word and film) to another (episodic television). What if in addition to that, you also had to balance tone, voices, and rhythm, and a lot of very passionate opinions about the original material?

    Hear the conversation between three powerhouse creators, who have managed to do something beyond adaptation. They have been able to respect the original distinctive worlds and characters, while also creating something uniquely their own. 

    Panelists: Graham Yost (Justified) Noah Hawley (Fargo)Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) Moderator: James Hibberd (Entertainment Weekly)

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast! More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com/attend/atxseason9update/ for info on our upcoming virtual festival, ATX TV...From the Couch! (June 5-7, 2020)


    Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com 

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Westerns: Then & Now ... From On Screen to the Real Life Wild West of Quarantine

    Westerns: Then & Now ... From On Screen to the Real Life Wild West of Quarantine

    Caitlin + Emily (ATX Festival co-founders) continue to navigate through the wild west of Quarantine life.  They’ve been “at home” for 56 days here in Austin, and have 28 days to go until ATX TV...from the Couch! And they continue to have no idea what day of the week today is. This week they discuss launching registration (which is free!) and announced virtual programming, as well continuing through their quarantine queues and how they’re working their way through Austin’s takeout! 

    Then they introduce Season 5’s panel Westerns: Then & Now and discuss how it came to have the first ever look at Westworld...plus, how they met Graham Yost! 

    Original panel description:  In 1959, twenty-six series in prime time television were traditional Westerns featuring stories of cowboys, gunslingers, outlaws, and an overall sense of a hero vs. a villain. Over 50 years later, the same themes of this mid-century genre still exist, though on a much broader spectrum. From traditional representations like “Hell on Wheels” to more modern thematic series like “Justified” and the fantastical viewpoint of HBO’s upcoming “Westworld,” there is something uniquely American that remains compelling and timeless to TV viewers. Hear writers and actors discuss carrying on this rich tradition of iconic characters, and the stories of rags to riches, revenge, duels, outlaws, lawmen, and the communities they protect.

    Panelists: Graham Yost (Justified)Jonathan Tucker (Justified) Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels)John Wirth (Hell on Wheels)Jonathan Nolan (Westworld)Lisa Joy (Westworld) Moderator: Ben Blacker

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    WHERE TO FIND USFOLLOW us at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and let us know your thoughts on this episode (or any episode!) using #TheTVCampfire #TVTogether!SUBSCRIBE to this podcast!  More episodes coming your way each week!STAY UP TO DATE at http://atxfestival.com/attend/atxseason9update/ for info on our upcoming virtual festival, ATX TV...From the Couch! (June 5-7, 2020)


    Episode produced by: ATX Television Festival, AJ Meyers, and Anthony Luciani.

    ATXFestival.com

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

ScötleyCrüe ,

Amazing!

One of my favorite podcasts! And while I’ve always enjoyed the panels, I’ve especially enjoyed the behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce the festival. More of that please!!!

Luch138 ,

Love the behind Scenes!

Loving this behind the scenes stuff! Love hearing Cait and Em tell the story of putting on the festival! Keep it up!!

egh79 ,

Festival in your ears!

Love that I get to hear the ATX festival panels! This is such a fun podcast!!!

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