HBO TO BRING THE LEFTOVERS, GIRLS AND ROOM 104 TO 2017 ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH

Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming Will Appear As A Panelist

The HBO series THE LEFTOVERS, GIRLS and ROOM 104 are confirmed for panels at the 2017 ATX Television Festival, which returns for its sixth year June 8–11 in Austin, Tex. In addition, Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming, will appear on the panel “The Presidents of the State of TV.”

Below is information on the four panels.

Thursday, June 8

THE LEFTOVERS: “The Leftovers: The End”

Photo: Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux (Credit: Van Redin/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Location: SFA Ballroom
Time: 1:45–2:45 p.m.
Panelists: Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, co-creators, writers and executive producers, and Mimi Leder, director and executive producer. The moderator will be Maureen Ryan (Variety).

Following the June 4 debut of the series finale, panelists will discuss the creative collaboration that led to the show’s final season.

Friday, June 9

“The Presidents of the State of TV”

Location: SFA Ballroom
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Panelists: Casey Bloys (president, HBO programming), Jennifer Salke (president, NBC Entertainment), Nick Grad (president, original programming, FX), Craig Erwich (SVP, head of content, Hulu) and Gary Levine (president of programming, Showtime). The moderator will be Debra Birnbaum (Variety).

These “powers that be” will discuss such topics as the mounting pressures of defining their brands while maintaining and growing their audiences, the changing models of picking up and distributing series, and creating content that pushes the medium forward in an ever-diversifying landscape.

GIRLS: “Hannah’s Squad: Sometimes It Takes a Girls Village”

Photo: Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham. (Credit: Mark Schafer/HBO).

Location: Trinity Hall
Time: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Panelists: Cast members Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Desi Harperin) and Jon Glaser (Laird Schlesinger), director Richard Shepard, casting director Jen Euston, and Kathleen McCaffrey, vice president, HBO programming. The moderator will be Debra Birnbaum (Variety).

The panel celebrates the recently completed final season.

Saturday, June 10

ROOM 104

Photo: Credit: Jordin Althaus/HBO. Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Location: Alamo Ritz 1
Time: 4:15–5:15 p.m.
Panelists: Mark Duplass, creator and executive producer, Sydney Fleischmann, producer, and music supervisor Maggie Phillips. The moderator will be Ben Travers (IndieWire).

The panel will provide a sneak peek screening of the new HBO anthology series, which debuts July 28.


THE LEFTOVERS fans can follow @TheLeftoversHBO and use #TheLeftoversHBO.

GIRLS fans can follow @girlsHBO and use #GirlsHBO.

ROOM 104 fans can use #Room104.

For co-promotion, please link to @ATXFestival and use #ATXTVs6.

PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.


ABOUT ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL

ATX’s focus is the celebration of the television medium — looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Our weekend consists of events in which attendees can interact with actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival — spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series. In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&As with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, social media events and “super-secret happy hours.” ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.

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