John Ary From The ATX Television Festival!!
John Ary here with a look at the first ever ATX Television Festival held over the weekend in Austin, TX. The convention brought in an impressive array of writers, producers, and actors from all genres of TV and I had the opportunity to bring my camera to several of the panels.
Let's start first with the TBS very funny discussion with creative team members from Cougar Town and the new show Sullivan & Son. The first clip explains Cougar Town's awful name and how it originally started off as a joke between Scrubs writers.
Later Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel explained how Cougar Town worked together with Dan Harmon and the writers of Community to place Abed in the background of the ABC show.
Moving on to science fiction and fantasy, some of the genre's most prolific and influencial writers and producers came together to discuss how the landscape of television has changed. In this clip they talk about pros and cons of low budgets and Jane Espenson reveals what happened top the missing episode of Caprica.
Later on the show Game of Thrones was brought up. The panelists discuss the advantages of producing a television show based on a series of novels and working with HBO.
Finally, Scott Wolf brought his new animated cartoon Kaijudo to the festival. I had the opportunity to sit down with him to ask about the new action/adventure, his career and his experience working on Double Dragon.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
June 5, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST
If they are not talking about Breaking Bad, then what is the point. All Hail the King.
June 5, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST
I totally would have gone otherwise. No ads?
June 5, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST
Would have been fun to attend. Not as interesting to listen to a workshop when not in attendance. Lots of useless statements.
- First look at footage from Genndy Tartakovsky's POPEYE! -- 129 total posts 29 posts
- Josh Trank's FANTASTIC FOUR gets pushed back nearly two months, and knocks ASSASSIN'S CREED off the calendar! -- 101 total posts 10 posts
- Guy Ritchie brings a mermaid onto land to play his Guinevere in KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR! -- 66 total posts 10 posts
- Rejoice! DEADPOOL: THE MOVIE comin' to you in February 2016!! -- 147 total posts 10 posts
- Another New (And Rather Cool) INTERSTELLAR Poster!! -- 200 total posts 5 posts
- Here’s A Video Of STAR WARS EPISODE VII’s Millennium Falcon, Highlighting One Little Detail… -- 416 total posts 5 posts
- This Poster For INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 Is Creepy And Requires Reading!! -- 63 total posts 3 posts
- "Welcome to the show!" says the red-band trailer for V/H/S:VIRAL!! -- 31 total posts 3 posts
- Fox, Home Of GOTHAM, Makes Pilot Commitment To Project Based On DC Comics’ LUCIFER!! -- 111 total posts 2 posts
- Muldoon Happily Gets Lost in THE MAZE RUNNER! -- 30 total posts 2 posts