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ATX fest to honor Henry Winkler Lineup includes ‘Orphan Black’, ‘Revenge’

LOS ANGELES, March 29, (RTRS): Hollywood returns to Austin in June for this year’s ATX Television Festival and TheWrap has the exclusive first details on the festival’s lineup. Taking place from Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, the TV festival will honor veteran actor and producer Henry Winkler’s career with the first ever Achievement in Television Excellence Award. Additionally, Netflix will serve as a festival sponsor and will host daily panels highlighting top talent in the TV community and give fans first-hand insight into their favorite shows. “Each year we strive to surpass previous year’s expectations in terms of showcasing programming from fan-favorite and premiere series,” ATX Festival co-founders Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland told TheWrap in a joint statement.

They continued, “This year we are excited to add new networks like SundanceTV and BBC America, as well as continuing our partnership with Netflix, to appeal to a wide variety of audiences.” Festival highlights include producers and castmembers from BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” ABC’s “Revenge” and A&E’s “Bates Motel.” “Orphan Black” co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett will attend with a new episode from Season 2. Also “Men of a Certain Age” creator Mike Royce and star/co-creator Ray Romano will showcase their cancelled-too-soon series. And Comedy Central will feature its hit show “Review” with Director/Writer/ Producer Jeffrey Blitz and star Andy Daly coming to the festival.

Badges to ATX Television Festival are available for purchase at the festival website. Weekend Badges are now available for $175 for a limited time, then will increase to $225. For the latest developments, tickets and badges visit the ATX Television Festival official site and follow the fest on Facebook and Twitter. The ATX Television Festival kicked off in 2012 and quickly became a destination for television fans, reporters and critics. Big companies and networks like Netflix and Southwest Airlines — a featured sponsor this year — took notice, as well. Aside from highlighting the Austin community, the festival also brings attention to Texas’s long history in TV production, with strong roots in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Here’s the current list of participating shows, individuals and networks:

Confirmed Guests:
Amy Sherman Palladino, Creator/Writer: Gilmore Girls, Bunheads Graham Yost, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Raines, Boomtown, Justified, Hey Dude Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Lost Kerry Ehrin, Executive Producer/Writer: Bates Motel, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting Ben Blacker, Nerdist Writers Panel Kyle Killen, Creator/Writer: Lone Star, Awake, Mind Games Liz Tigelaar, Creator/Writer: Bates Motel, Life Unexpected, Nashville Julie Plec, Creator/Writer: The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People Richard Hatem, Writer: Grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Andrew Miller, Creator/Writer: The Secret Circle David Hudgins, Executive Producer/Writer: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Everwood Bryan Seabury, VP of Drama Development at CBS Paul Scheer, Creator/Writer/Actor: The League, NTSF:SD:SUV Tim Doyle, Executive Producer/Writer: Last Man Standing, Roseanne, Ellen Arielle Kebbel, Actor: The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls Scott Porter, Actor: Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights David Semel, Director/Producer: Hemlock Grove, Homeland, Intelligence, American Dreams, Dawson’s Creek Graeme Manson, Creator: Orphan Black John Fawcett, Creator: Orphan Black Ray Romano, Actor: Parenthood, Men of Certain Age Mike Royce, Creator: Men of Certain Age Derek Phillips, Actor: Friday Night Lights Stacey Oristano, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Bunheads Louanne Stephens, Actor: Friday Night Lights Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Actor: Friday Night Lights Abigail Spencer, Actor: Rectify Mark Johnson, Executive Producer: Rectify Noah Hawley, Writer/Producer: Fargo, My Generation Christine Taylor, Actor: Hey Dude Andy Daly, Actor: Review Jeffrey Blitz, Director/Writer/Producer: Review Dana Stevens, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer: Reckless Anna Wood, Actor: Reckless Cam Gigandet, Actor: Reckless

Confirmed Series:
Orphan Black from BBC America - Recently added Reckless from CBS — Recently added Review from Comedy Central — Recently added Sullivan & Son from TBS — Recently added Men of A Certain Age from TNT — Recently added My Generation from ABC - Recently added Revenge from ABC — Recently Added Bates Motel from A&E Rectify from SundanceTV Everwood Hey Dude Justified
Including Programming from participating Network/Studios: ABC, A&E, Adult Swim, AMC, BBC America, CBS, Comedy Central, FOX, FX, Hasbro Studios, Netflix, SundanceTV, TBS, TNT.

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