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SeriesFest: Season 5 is back in Denver from June 21-26 with multiple star-studded events. Homebase for the festival is the Sie FilmCenter where details on the panels, events and talents attending can be found. The Fest present unique conversations, screenings and events about the current state of television and all its changes in the public landscape. Opening night includes a talk with two top industry executives -- Netflix COO Ted Sarandos and Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries who will discuss the evolving national and international television marketplace and how they lead their companies to be on the forefront in changing the way we access and consume content around the world.
Among the many events scheduled is the world premiere of NBC’s newest drama "Bluff City Law," with cast in attendance including Jimmy Smits (Dexter, NYPD Blue), Caitlin McGee (I’m Dying Up Here), Barry Sloane (Revenge), Michael Luwoye (‘Hamilton’ on Broadway, The Gifted), MaameYaa Boafo (Chicago Med), Stony Blyden (Edge of Seventeen) and Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards); as well as a collection thrilling original virtual reality events.In partnership with Liberty Global, SeriesFest continues to celebrate storytellers from across the world with an International Spotlight, featuring six original works from Germany, the UK, Brazil and Pakistan which will make their US or world debut during the festival. A curated panel, “Think Global: Series Beyond the US,” comprised of Louise Pedersen, CEO, all3media international; Gustavo Gontijo, Content Development Manager, Globo TV International; and Rafael Parente, executive producer and showrunner of 8 DAYS will elevate the conversation around the global television landscape and trends.
Additionally, Liberty Global and SeriesFest will present the inaugural ‘International Innovator’ award to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, creator of Fundamental, alongside Global Fund for Women. A lively discussion with Global Fund for Women and the Biennial of Americas will follow a screening of Obaid-Chinoy’s film series, focused on “Women’s Rights. No Exception.” “At Global Fund for Women, we believe that standing in solidarity with those on frontlines is the best way to achieve change. We are thrilled to receive this award because it recognizes that those closest to the issues have the best ideas for solutions. Thank you for helping us amplify the voices and actions of women and girls in these films,” Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women. “We’re excited to share these extraordinary international series with the SeriesFest community,” commented Randi Kleiner, Founder & CEO, SeriesFest. “This selection of contemporary series expresses original ideas and demands the audience to see episodic storytelling in a different light. To elevate the International Spotlight section at the 5th edition of this festival, we are including a panel conversation with international delegates to discuss market trends and the global landscape of series." Bob Leighton, SVP, Programming, Liberty Global added, “Liberty Global naturally is particularly pleased to continue to help showcase outstanding tv series from around the globe, and to broaden the conversation to include the role of international creative and business players” SeriesFest will also showcase three original, award-winning VR programs including a SYFY presentation of Eleven Eleven, Dreams of The Jaguar’s Daughter and The Tide. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience these interactive stories throughout the six days.
For more information and tickets go to: https://www.seriesfest.com
SeriesFest: Season 5June 21-26
The Sie FilmCenter2510 East Colfax Ave.Denver, CO 80206
Celebrating both New York’s rich television history, and helping emerging artists, the New York Television Festival, running October 24 to the 29th at locations throughout NYC, brings together top industry pros and up-and-comers alike in a screening of new pilots and panel discussions.
“First and foremost, the NYTVF exists as a platform to showcase outstanding storytellers. Be it TV or digital, narrative or unscripted, traditional or short-form – if you have a story to share, this is the place to share it” says Terence Gray, founder of NYTVF.
Panels include discussions on virtual reality’s role in the future of television, pilot screenings, improv sessions to create the perfect pilot, and writer development workshops.
To learn more, go to: http://www.nytvf.com/
New York Television FestivalOctober 24 - 29, 2016
The Paley Center for Media (located at 25 W 52nd St, New York, NY) will be celebrating television made in NYC with their upcoming Paleyfest: Made in New York. Running October 6 - 19, and is part of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary campaign. Paleyfest brings together staff, actors, writers, and directors from some of today’s hit shows for panel discussions and audience Q&A’s. Show’s represented at the festival include:
Based in New York and Los Angeles, the non-profit Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley with the intent of preserving America’s history of television and radio broadcasts, and now expanding to internet videos, mobile platforms, and podcasting.
For more information, go to: www.paleyfest.org
PlayefestOctober 6 - 19, 2016
Paley Center for Media 25 West 52nd St.New York, NY 10019
Examining the growing possibilities for video games to teach, rehabilitate, and enlighten, the 13th Annual Games for Change Festival is looking towards a bright future for video gaming. Running from June 23 to 24 at the Parsons School of Design (66 5th Ave, New York, NY) the festival encompasses three subjects: Civics & Social Impact, Neurogaming & Health, and Games for Learning. Programs include initiatives to teach high schoolers to create games based around issues affecting their lives and communities, game design competitions, and a public arcade where visitors can try new games from Festival participants.
Sid Meier, creator of the long running Civilization series of simulation games, and Susana Pollack, the President of Games for Change, will be part of the keynote discussions on games for good, along with a wide range of panels that include discussion on the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in games, games used for early learning, teaching code, and more.
To learn more, go to: http://www.gamesforchange.org/
Games for Change FestivalJune 23 - 24, 2016
Parsons School of Design66 5th AveNew York, NY 10011
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