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THE HOUSEWIVES and OFF DUTY: Script Readings
Writer/actors June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League) present a special back-to-back script reading of two never-aired pilots (The Housewives, co-written by Raphael & Casey Wilson; and buddy-cop comedy Off Duty, written by Mantzoukas) with a little help from some special guests and familiar faces. Followed by a Q&A led by - who else? - special moderator Paul Scheer, as we collectively wonder: how in all-that-is-good-and-holy did these NOT get made?
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I'll Have What Phil's Having... for Breakfast!
Phil Rosenthal may have created Everybody Loves Raymond, but his heart is in his stomach, and he’s taken his love for food to the small screen with his James Beard Award winning series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” 5 Words that won’t steer you wrong. Join us and Phil for a bite as we talk about the two things every ATX-er loves: TV and food!
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I'm Sorry
Created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People), the half-hour scripted series follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Joining Savage in this 10-episode first season order are series regulars Tom Everett Scott (Southland) as Andrea’s more straitlaced husband Mike and newcomer Olive Petrucci as Andrea and Mike’s inquisitive daughter Amelia.
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An (Independent) Pilot Showcase with Paul Scheer
Join Paul Scheer for a compilation screening of rarely (if ever) seen, never-picked-up-pilots that he’s both starred in (alongside some very familiar faces) and produced, including PLAYDATES, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival (2017). Following the screening, Paul will host a conversation about both the traditional and independent pilot process, discussing the intricacies, decisions, pains and triumphs inherent in departing from the “pitch, pilot, pick up” model.
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Instinct
A former CIA operative is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a gifted professor, living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to university students But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham asks him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan's first book as a tutorial, he comes out of retirement and taps into his old skill set.
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The Leftovers: The End
From book, to series, to Miracle and down under -- HBO’s The Leftovers served as an emotional (and often spiritual) departure from convention, defying expectation by fully embracing the unknown, and urging viewers to “let the mystery be.” Join the creators & executive producers for the first discussion following the series finale on the creative collaboration that shaped three incredibly distinct seasons, a departure from the book, and a look back at their favorite moments from the final episode.
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Life After (TV) High School
High school settings have been a staple of popular TV for decades, but lately these “teenage dramas” are disappearing. With many characters graduating, and new series being developed or revamped to focus on the college, why has television abandoned these young formative years? Creators and showrunners who are immersed in the world discuss the NA (“new adult”) genre, why it has taken the place of YA, and the fun (yet challenging) parts of storytelling from this new (older) age bracket.
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Lived In: a Look at the Family Drama
While it may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the concept of ’family' is undeniably universal — which is why it so often finds itself central to many of TV's most compelling and emotional series. The creatives behind some of the most memorable modern family dramas discuss the process of shaping these familial relationships, how they are inherently complicated, and why they believe week after week (or all at once) audiences invest in the struggles, successes, and tragedies of these fictional families.
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Loudermilk
Under threat of losing his weekly meeting space, surly substance abuse counselor Sam Loudermilk must try to make a connection with a young addict.
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