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CLOSING NIGHT: City On A Hill presented by Showtime & The Hollywood Reporter
Set in early 1990s Boston, rife with criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, City on a Hill stars Kevin Bacon (The Following), Aldis Hodge (Underground), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong), Kevin Chapman (Brotherhood), and Jere Shea (Passion), with Kevin Dunn (Veep) and Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) recurring.
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David Makes Man
David Makes Man is a one-hour lyrical drama from Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) that centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the lyrical drama, inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, explores the inherent trauma sustained in the fight for survival.
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Drunk History
A Drunk History event with creator, host, and actor Derek Waters, plus special guests!
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Everyone Is Doing Great
Seth and Jeremy enjoyed relative success from ‘Eternal’, a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they struggle to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.
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Fact, Fiction and Criminal Justice presented by the ACLU
How authentic do plotlines about police need to be? Criminal justice plotlines and police procedurals have been a staple of both current and past TV programming. Shows today however, have the opportunity--and some say the obligation-- to explore the nuances and the contradictions inherent in real-life characterizations of police, the criminal legal system they work in, and the communities they affect. These writers and producers, along with a criminal law expert from the ACLU, discuss the importance and power of story, how they work together to ensure authentic representations of current issues, as well as the impact it has on viewer opinions on such issues as police practices, racial profiling, and the inequitable cash bail system—all in the name of fighting crime.
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The Female Gaze
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 will explore the “female gaze” with 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.
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Game On: A Look at How Competition Series Get Made
The dramatic backstories. The elaborate productions. The showmanship. Get an inside look at the creative & technical process behind your favorite competition shows, and the ways in which they continue to defy “peak TV”.
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The Good Place: The Podcast
ATX is hosting a deep-dive into “The Good Place: The Podcast,” the official companion podcast of NBC's “The Good Place,” featuring a conversation with host/actor Marc Evan Jackson and star D'Arcy Carden. The podcast, which launched in 2018, features weekly episodes with cast & creatives from the series discussing behind-the-scenes stories, episode insights, and anecdotes.
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Good Trouble presented by Freeform
Hailing from creators Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige, and Bradley Bredeweg, Good Trouble follows the Adams Foster siblings, Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez), as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles.
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Grand Hotel
PILOT SCREENING: Based on the Spanish series of the same name, Grand Hotel is a provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach, following owner Santiago Mendoza (Demián Bichir), his glamorous second wife, Gigi (Roselyn Sánchez), their adult children, and the hotel’s loyal staff in a contemporary fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story.
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