Hulu senior VP Peter Naylor, Shondaland head of comedy and drama Alison Eakle and Freeform VP of current programming Kelly Garrett are among the executives slated to speak at the fifth annual aTVfest in Atlanta Feb. 2-4. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosts the festival.
Screenings include Fox’s 24: Legacy, ABC’s When We Rise, WGN America’s Underground, CBS’ Superior Donuts, HBO’s Animals and Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything.
SCAD is honoring Jenna Elfman from ABC’s Imaginary Mary and Jennifer Morrison from ABC’s Once Upon a Time with Spotlight Awards. Christina Ricci from Z: The Beginning of Everything gets the Vanguard Award while the cast from WGN America’s Underground will receive the Cast Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television.
Panels and discussions cover pitches, post-production, VR, agents, casting, writers rooms and a host of other TV topics.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.