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Organizers of the Atx Television Festival confirm to TVLine exclusively that 9 additional castmembers — including MVPs Jared Padalecki (Dean), Scott Patterson (Luke) and Kelly Bishop (Emily) — will join Graham, Bledel and series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on the show’s reunion panel at the annual TV jamboree, which takes place June 4-7 in Austin, TX.
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The 2015 Atx Television Festival (June 4-7) is beefing up its schedule with eight new panels, including a farewell to FX’s long-running drama Justified and an in-depth conversation with Friends creator Marta Kauffman.
The Justified panel will find series creator Graham Yost discussing his experiences during the FX drama’s six-season run — the series finale airs April 14 — alongside still-to-be-announced producers and cast members.
“Justified” will get its final farewell at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, this summer.
The annual fest has added more programming to the previously announced “Gilmore Girls,” “Queer As Folk,” “Journeyman” and “Dawson’s Creek” reunions, including panels for FX’s “Justified,” Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” Fox’s upcoming “Wayward Pines,” USA’s “Playing House,”Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a premiere screening of Starz’s “Power,” and a discussion with the creator of “Friends.”
“Justified” creator and exec producer Graham Yost will take an in-depth look back on his series, which stars Timothy Olyphant (pictured) and wraps this April. Cast members and additional producers are yet to be announced, though in a statement, Yost expressed his excitement “to mark the end of the series [with] the whole cast of ‘Justified'” at Atx this June.
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- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Hollywood’s lack of diversity has been a hot topic in recent weeks after Oscar voters snubbed female directors such as “Selma’s” Ava DuVernay and “Unbroken’s” Angelina Jolie, depriving them of nominations.
Amidst the ongoing debate about how to crack the entertainment industry’s glass ceiling, film and television students at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts are planning to gather to celebrate emerging female talent behind the camera and to hear from women who have succeeded in a business that remains male-dominated.
This year marks the thirteenth edition of the Fusion Film Festival, one of the only student-run gatherings providing a platform specifically for women creators in film, TV, and new media. The purpose is to elevate, not exclude, according to students involved in the program.
“It’s not that I’m for having fewer men telling stories, we need everyone’s voices,” said Lucy Ross, »
- Brent Lang
Now in its 13th year, Nyu Tisch School of the Arts' Fusion Film Festival celebrates women in film, television and new media. The upcoming festival, which runs from February 26-28, will feature events with TV legends Amy Sherman-Palladino ("Gilmore Girls") and Janet Tamaro ("Rizzoli and Isles"), "American Psycho" director Mary Harron in conversation with Mary Lambert ("Pet Sematary") and cinematographer Reed Morano, Fusion's "Woman of the Year." Among on-the-rise DPs, few are as impressive or as downright tenacious as Reed Moran, the youngest member to ever be admitted to the prestigious Asc. Following her breakout work on the award-winning "Frozen River," she's repeatedly proved her mettle, shooting indies such as "The Skeleton Twins" and "Kill Your Darlings" as well as HBO's critically acclaimed series "Looking." Leading up to this year's Fusion Film Festival, Morano »
- Reed Morano
In the wake of Herrmann’s death on Wednesday from brain cancer, Sherman-Palladino shared with TVLine the surprising story that led to Herrmann’s against-all-odds casting, and the moment she came face-to-face with Richard Gilmore.
[Fyi: When an actor “reads” for a role, he is essentially auditioning.]
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