Actors, executives and industry experts from the world of television descend upon Atlanta, GA for SCAD aTVfest 2020.
This year marks the 8th annual SCAD aTVfest, which occurs February 27 – 29 at the Atlanta campus of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).
SCAD aTVfest positions itself uniquely as the only festival in Atlanta dedicated solely to television. The college welcomes guests from a large array of disciplines involved in television production. Attendees are treated to insights in front of the camera, behind the lens, inside writers rooms and much more over the course of three days.
So Many Shows holds the SCAD aTVfest in high regard as an incredible opportunity to celebrate our shared interest in the ever evolving television medium. Just recently we had the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Cady who is a cinematographer for Bosch on Amazon Prime, which was one of the series invited to last year’s SCAD aTVfest.
Take a look at what you can expect from SCAD aTVfest 2020.
The Savannah College of Art and Design has an international presence across its four physical campus locations in addition to online enrollment opportunities. With over 40 majors in the arts industry, SCAD is known as “The University for Creative Careers”. SCAD offers students unique opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines in their project-based format.
SCAD aTVfest brings together an enormously comprehensive group of professionals in the television industry. Look for events dedicated to casting, writing, performance, costume design and so much more. The festival also provides opportunities to highlight women’s work in the industry with its “Wonder Women” series of panels.
SCAD aTVfest 2020 includes cast and producers for returning favorites like New Amsterdam, Prodigal Son and Vida in addition to an impressive list of new series like The Beauty and The Baker, For Life, Deputy and many more. More than 20 shows are on the event schedule!
- A special panel dedicated to representation by managers and agents takes place Thursday, February 27th.
- New series Council of Dads is scheduled to bring actors Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael O’Neill, J. August Richards, Clive Standen and Michele Weaver. Creators and showrunners Joan Rater and Tony Phelan are also scheduled to be on hand for the screening and panel starting at 7:30 on Friday, February 28th.
- Malcolm-Jamal Warner is one of the guests participating in the more intimate setting of the “In Conversation” panel series on Saturday, February 29th.
Panels, screenings and the special “In Conversation” and “Wonder Women” series make up a robust schedule of events.
Screenings typically include a moderated Q&A session with actors, producers and show runners after the viewing. The moderator sometimes fields questions from the audience as well. The screening material often includes episodes or content not yet released to the public.
SCAD aTVfest also has a long history of honoring actors and ensembles who have significantly impacted the television industry in specific ways. This year’s honorees include Tom Payne, Kim Cattrall, Eric McCormack and Hunter Schafer in addition to the cast of new series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
A complete schedule of events is available online at atvfest.com.
The entire festival takes place in Midtown Atlanta. Attendees enjoy cinema-style screenings in SCAD’s very own SCADshow theater. Some offerings will take place in panel rooms elsewhere on the SCAD campus.
Scheduled events may start as early as 9:00 a.m. or as late as 9:00 p.m.
Festival and Day passes became available for purchase on February 3rd. Purchase individual event tickets beginning February 21st. Some events do sell out, so be sure to make your selections in a timely manner.
Purchase tickets at tickets.scadshow.com.
Join the excitement at SCAD aTVfest 2020 in Atlanta and stay tuned for coverage of this exciting and educational event.