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
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
Though cloud is the future of enterprise computing, a smooth transition of legacy applications and systems is critical for seamless business operations. IT professionals are eager to start leveraging the cost, scale and other benefits of cloud, but with massive investments already in place in existing infrastructure and a number of compliance and resource hurdles, it can be challenging to move to a cloud-based infrastructure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbui...
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with lega...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere Systems was created by file systems experts determined to reinvent storage by changing the way enterprises thought about and bought storage resources. With decades of experience behind the company’s founders, Avere got its ...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...