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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

The TV Campfire ATX Television Festival

    • 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

    "TV Mixtape: Original Songs" (Season 10)

    "TV Mixtape: Original Songs" (Season 10)

    When it comes to TV soundtracks, finding and securing the perfect song out of millions of options is hard enough. But creating the perfect song and turning it into a legitimate earworm? Even harder. Join us for an inside look at the unique process of constructing TV’s catchiest, funniest, and most moving original songs, with the geniuses behind them.




    This panel originally aired on June 14, 2021, as part of ATX TV Festival Season 10.




    PANELISTS:Loren Bouchard (Creator/Showrunner/EP, Central Park, Bob's Burgers)Nida Manzoor (Showrunner/EP, We Are Lady Parts)Chris Kelly (Showrunner/EP, The Other Two)Sarah Schneider (Showrunner/EP, The Other Two)Jeff Richmond (Composer/EP, Girls5Eva)Siddhartha Khosla (Composer, This Is Us)


    MODERATOR: Daniel Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)




    SUBSCRIBE to our ATX TV YouTube Channel for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    FOLLOW ATX TV at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com

    • 51 min
    "Advancing the Narrative: Abortion on TV" presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (Season 10)

    "Advancing the Narrative: Abortion on TV" presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (Season 10)

    Abortion storylines are becoming more commonplace, but many still aren’t reflective of the real-life circumstances of most abortion patients in the U.S. - from representation of race and class, to access and parental status. This panel will explore how TV can further improve depictions of abortion onscreen, and how by creating awareness and lowering the disparities between fictional representation and real-world statistics, the industry can use its power on and off screen to encourage proactiveness around reproductive health.




    This panel originally aired as part of ATX TV Festival Season 10.




    For more information about USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center's Hollywood, Health and Society, and the resources they provide, please visit: hollywoodhealthandsociety.org




    PANELISTS:Carina Adly MacKenzie (Creator, Roswell, New Mexico)Merritt Tierce (Writer, Orange is the New Black)Linda Schuyler (Co-Creator/EP, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi: Next Class)Jacey Heldrich (Writer, The Handmaid's Tale)Janine Sherman Barrois (Showrunner/EP, Claws)


    SUBSCRIBE to our ATX TV YouTube Channel for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    FOLLOW ATX TV at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com

    • 53 min
    "Buying & Selling with 2020 Hindsight" (Season 10)

    "Buying & Selling with 2020 Hindsight" (Season 10)

    Heading in to 2020, the TV business was already facing seismic shifts brought on by multiple factors such as new direct-to-consumer streaming services entering the marketplace, declining ratings for ad-driven outlets, a changing international market, and a reckoning on agency packaging fees, to name a few. Add in an unprecedented global pandemic that halted production on 200 shows overnight, and you’ve got the makings of a disruption that could change TV economics forever. What does the business look like as we emerge from this pandemic and what lies ahead? Hear from studio, network, streamer, and production company executives as they reflect on 2020 and predict the future state of buying and selling a TV show in 2021.




    This panel originally aired June 13, 2021, as part of ATX Television Festival Season 10.




    PANELISTS:Bryan Seabury (EVP Drama Development, Broadcast and Cable Programming, CBS Studios)Kathleen McCaffrey (SVP Programming, HBO)Ali Krug (Vice President, Television, Annapurna TV)Amanda Burrell (President, Team Downey)


    MODERATOR: Daniel Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)




    SUBSCRIBE to our ATX TV YouTube Channel for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    FOLLOW ATX TV at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com

    • 47 min
    "The Queer Gaze" (Season 10)

    "The Queer Gaze" (Season 10)

    An in-depth conversation with creators, writers and directors about producing authentically Queer stories, pushing TV beyond the lens of heteronormativity, and the urgency of creating a more inclusive Queer canon for modern LGBTQ+ audiences.




    This panel originally aired June 13, 2021 as part of ATX Television Festival Season 10.




    PANELISTS:Josh Feldman (Showrunner/EP/Actor, This Close)Silas Howard (Director, Dickinson)Brian Tanen (Showrunner/EP, Love, Victor)Lisa France (Director, Queen Sugar)Tanya Saracho (Showrunner/EP/Director, Vida)


    Moderator: Jim Halterman (TV Guide Magazine)

    Interpreter: Robbie Sutton




    SUBSCRIBE to our ATX TV YouTube Channel for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    FOLLOW ATX TV at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com.

    • 46 min
    "Guess Who's Laughing Now" presented with GLAAD (Season 10)

    "Guess Who's Laughing Now" presented with GLAAD (Season 10)

    From ELLEN to WILL & GRACE to MODERN FAMILY, some of the most culturally significant shows have featured queer characters stealing scenes in sitcoms, and hearts as they do. Trans characters, however, have more often than not been the target of punchlines, or made into the joke altogether. The tide is turning thanks to a new wave of trans creators, writers, and performers who are bringing their comedic voice to the forefront. Presented by GLAAD and The Syndication Project, join us for a conversation about comedic boundaries (or lack thereof), writing for the 2021 viewer (whoever that is), and being really f*cking funny (why the hell not, we deserve).




    This panel originally aired on June 13, 2021, as part of ATX TV Festival Season 10.




    PANELISTS:

    Jesse Leigh (Actor, RUTHERFORD FALLS)

    Nava Mau (Actor, GENERA+ION)

    Armand Fields (Actor, WORK IN PROGRESS)

    Rain Valdez (Creator/EP/Actor, RAZOR TONGUE)




    Alex Schmider (Associate Director of Transgender Representation, GLAAD)




    SUBSCRIBE to  @ATX TV  for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    Follow ATX TV:

    @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram




    Follow GLAAD:

    @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com

    • 47 min
    Channel Changers: A Conversation with TV's Leaders (Season 10)

    Channel Changers: A Conversation with TV's Leaders (Season 10)

    An industry-forward conversation with top network, studio, and streamer executives about the state of the industry, the personal and professional philosophies they bring to their individual brands, and why inclusivity at all levels remains imperative to producing bigger and better storytelling.




    This panel originally aired on June 20, 2021, as part of ATX TV Festival Season 10.




    PANELISTS:

    Sarah Aubrey (Head of Original Content, HBO Max)

    Lisa Katz (President, Entertainment Scripted Content, NBCU Television and Streaming)

    Tina Perry (President, OWN)

    Karey Burke (President, 20th Television)

    Christina Davis (former President, Original Programming, Starz)

    Jana Winograde (President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.)




    MODERATOR: Jessica Radloff (Glamour’s West Coast Editor)




    SUBSCRIBE to our ATX TV YouTube Channel for more panels, conversations & events with your favorite TV creatives and casts.




    FOLLOW ATX TV at @ATXFestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




    For more information on ATX TV Festival, visit: atxfestival.com

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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111 Ratings

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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!!!

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