Welcome!

News Feed Item

SCAD Announces Programming Line-Up For 2nd Annual aTVfest

Festival to Welcome TV Actors and Industry Executives; Featured Series to Include Archer, CeeLo Green's The Good Life, Dallas, Looking, Orange is the New Black, The Red Road, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead

ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the return of aTVfest: a Digital Media Experience, taking place Feb. 6-8, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.  Now in its second year, the event celebrates design, creativity and innovation in television and media production. This year's festival showcases the best work in each field including broadcast, cable, Web, social media, music videos and advertising. Award-winning producers, directors, writers and industry executives will participate in a series of informative and entertaining panels, discussions and workshops. 

"We're excited to present a very diverse program of topics and panelists for the second year of aTVfest," said Christina Routhier, Director of Programming and Operations, aTVfest.  "Our enriching programming aims to further equip SCAD students with the tools to develop sophisticated visual aesthetics and advanced narrative components in an unparalleled collaborative and immersive atmosphere."

Panel and Q&A discussion participants include CeeLo Green (CeeLo Green's The Good Life); Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, and Matt McGorry(Orange is the New Black); Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy); Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo, and O.T. Fagbenele (Looking); Colin Ferguson (Eureka); Sarah Condon (Executive Producer, The Red Road and Looking); Tim Gibbons (Executive Producer, Curb Your Enthusiasm); Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon, and Tamara Tunie (The Red Road); Keahu Kahuanui (Teen Wolf); Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead); and many others.

The festival will also welcome prominent producers, directors and industry representatives from ABC Entertainment, AMC Networks, Cartoon Network, Definition 6, Discovery Channel, Freemantle Media, The Gersh Agency, HGTV, National Geographic Television, Nickelodeon, TBS, TNT, UP! Network and The Weather Channel.  Panels will include topics on the second screen model, virtual and augmented reality, co-production deals, web series, reality and lifestyle television, pitching and the development process, branding and promotions, acting and casting.

Daily highlights include the following:

Thursday, February 6
Panel discussion topics include "Beyond Passive Entertainment: The Second Screen Experience," and "That's Not Real! Virtual Augmented Reality with (n+1) Design Studio" will lean our attention toward immersive virtual sets and real-time augmented reality graphics and the increase of on-demand programming.  Festival attendees will also participate in panel discussions focused on "Deconstructing the Co-Production Deal," and "The Rise of the Webseries."  Award Winning Producer Tim Gibbons (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will participate in an in-depth discussion followed by insight into the "World of the Cartoon Network" along with a special Q&A session with Animator, Producer and Network Creator Fred Seibert, Channel Frederator.

Friday, February 7
The second day of aTVfest programming begins with a panel discussion aimed at "Demystifying the Development Process".  Other conversation topics include "It's Unscripted! Reality TV Today," "Inside Acting – Acting for TV," "Sci-Fi on TV," the lighthearted "Instant Classics: Lifestyle Television Series We'll Never Forget," and the practically minded "Big Vision Empty Wallet: Strategies to Get Your Foot in the Door Without Breaking the Bank."  CeeLo Green will answer audience questions about his new reality breakout show CeeLo Green's The Good Life chronicling Green and his three childhood friends.  Primetime Series screenings include Sundance Channel presents The Red Road and HBO presents Looking.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Saturday panel discussions include "Promoting the Product," "The Pitch," "Casting for TV," "Network Branding in the Age of Digital Media" and a panel discussion with cast and crew from Orange is the New Black. Nickelodeon presents: What's Your Big Idea! with Emmy Award winning creator and producer, Eric Robles. In addition to screenings of CW's The Vampire Diaries and AMC's The Walking Dead, other Primetime Series screening include TNT's Dallas (Season 3 Premiere), and HBO Presents Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman and One Last Hug (…and a few smooches) Three Days at Grief Camp.

aTVfest Event Details
Open to the general public and industry leaders, the 2014 aTVfest will take place at the SCAD-Atlanta campus, the recently acquired 14th Street Playhouse, the Digital Media Center (DMC) and other midtown Atlanta venues.  To purchase advanced tickets and for a complete list of programming please visit: www.atvfest.com

The inaugural year of aTVfest was attended by more than 3,000 people and honored Phylicia Rashad, who received the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award from SCAD, Bravo senior producer John Hill, executive director of the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship Karen Kirkland, CEO of FreemantleMedia Thom Beers and "BONES" executive producer Stephen Nathan.

About SCAD Atlanta
At SCAD Atlanta, students have access to industry standard production and postproduction equipment. With access to SCAD Atlanta's 60,000-square-foot Digital Media Center, a multi-use theater, and a high-definition TV studio, graduate film and television students create music videos, commercials, branded entertainment, Web series, talk shows, sitcoms and other content for their studio projects.

Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, students are afforded immediate access to industry contacts, field assignments and events such as aTVfest that supplement their coursework and enrich their educational experience.

In addition, SCAD Atlanta's M.F.A. and M.A. film and television programs provide students access to complementary programs like motion media design, advertising, animation and visual effects. Top careers in the industry include positions such as documentary filmmaker, editor, post-production supervisor, director of photography, production designer, location manager, art director, producer and more. Learn more about SCAD's comprehensive film and television program.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu.

SOURCE SCAD

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.