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Brockmire
Join IFC for a screening of an upcoming episode of Brockmire, along with a panel featuring Hank Azaria (star, exec producer), Tyrel Jackson Williams (star), and Joel Church-Cooper (exec producer, writer). Brockmire follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a publicly disgraced baseball announcer trying to work his way back to the major leagues. In Season 2 Brockmire is still vying for career redemption, but his addictive personality keeps getting in the way, especially in the hedonistic backdrop of the Big Easy.
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The Casting Process: Both Sides presented by CSA
What conditions set the stage for a break-out performance, or the perfect ensemble? In some cases, it may be a spark - or familiarity - between performer and casting director, each experiencing the casting process from two different points of view, with the same goal in mind: to bring a character to life. In this conversation, we look at the art of casting from both perspectives, as renowned casting directors and their actors come together to discuss what, exactly, makes someone right for the role -- and how to know "it" when you see it.
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Castle Rock presented by Hulu
Hulu presents a first look at footage from the highly-anticipated upcoming psychological horror series set in the Stephen King universe, followed by a panel discussion with series creators and showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason.
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Claws
Season 2 Premiere. Desna (Niecy Nash) and the girls struggle to keep their hope alive while still working under the thumb of the new Russian regime, spearheaded by Riva. A blissful Desna remains in the dark about her gangster/gyno boyfriend, Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis). Virginia (Karrueche Tran) tells Dean (Harold Perrineau) that she’s pregnant with his baby. A newly domesticated Polly (Carrie Preston) is jubilant when tasked with being a madam for an all-male dance troupe. Meanwhile, a depressed Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris), still reeling from the loss of his beloved Juanda, has been stripped of his Dixie Mafia kingdom and is forced to do menial jobs for the Russians. The power dynamic shifts once again when Riva’s sister, Zlata (Franka Potente), arrives to change the game.
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Commentary, Community and Going Unscripted presented by KIND
In an increasingly divided culture, these unscripted series are making the case that we’re more alike than we think. From food & travel, to the pervasive opioid crisis, to communities at odds, unscripted and docu-series storytellers are reaching beyond the politics of the moment to spread empathy by focusing on humanity rather than headlines. Join us for a conversation with the producers & creatives behind TV’s most compelling unscripted episodics to discuss the responsibility of truth in storytelling, and the challenge to find common ground in uncommon and often uncomfortable places.
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Condor presented by AT&T and Audience Network
Joe Turner has always been conflicted about his work for the CIA. But when something he’s discovered gets his entire office killed, leaving Joe as the only survivor and forcing him to go on the run, the theoretical reservations he’s always harbored turn into all-too-real moral dilemmas. Under life or death pressure, Joe will be forced to redefine who he is and what he’s capable of in order to discover who’s behind this far-reaching conspiracy, and stop them from completing their deadly objective that threatens the lives of millions.
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A Conversation with Ray Liotta
He may be best known as one of Scorsese’s Goodfellas, but Ray Liotta’s small screen career looms just as large as his big screen personas. From soap operas, to the The Simpsons, to an Emmy-winning stint on ER, Liotta’s ability to transition from guest star to leading man has made him one of television’s most versatile performers -- and earned him a lifetime’s worth of stories & industry experience in the process. Get to know the man behind Shades of Blue’s Lieutenant Wozniak in this retrospective conversation with one of the medium’s most enigmatic actors.
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A Conversation with Robert & Michelle King
From the opening moments of CBS’ prestige courtroom procedural THE GOOD WIFE, it was clear that Robert & Michelle King had arrived on network TV ready to jolt viewers awake with razor-sharp dissections of political, judicial, and media institutions. For seven 22-episode seasons, the series’ acclaimed writing, production, and performances pushed the boundaries of broadcast expectations, and their next endeavor -- sing-songy, aliens-invade-Capitol-Hill dramedy BRAINDEAD — only further cemented the Kings as one of TV’s most inventive and prescient writing duos (giving new extraterrestrial life to ‘80s earworm ‘You Might Think’ in the process). Now, in the midst of Season 2 of CBS ALL ACCESS flagship drama THE GOOD FIGHT (with a Showtime series on the way), join these writer/producer/showrunners for a discussion on what this current moment in news/politics means for creatives, and what makes their singular brand of political observation and dark humor more timely than ever.
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Critics Throwdown
As these critics can tell you, part of the fun of watching TV (particularly in the digital age) are the discussions and inevitable debates surrounding it. What is the perfect length for an episode, or season? Are time jumps an effective tool, or a hollow plot device? Does a limit exist when it comes to our threshold for subscription services and viewing platforms? Join the experts for an old-school Critics Throwdown as they step away from the tweet-machine to debate the intricacies & future of Peak TV one-on-one.
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Directors: Full Season
While TV has long been considered a writer’s medium, a growing number of directors are discovering ways to put their distinct stamp on the the small screen by sticking around for an entire season. Join these full season directors for a discussion on turning episodics into long form investments; the challenges of transitioning from features or single episode gigs; and how they're using their lens to innnovate and push TV forward - one season at time.
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Don't Take That Tone with Me
Dark, Gritty, Broad Comedy, Dire, Light-hearted. Every TV show has a tone, the overall mood or emotional response it expects to elicit from viewers. Despite many stories being about the same subject matter, how each series tackles those subjects sets them apart from one another giving each show a distinct voice. How does a writer convey a specific tone in his/her script? Then how is that tone conveyed to the actors, writing staff, and department heads? These writers, all known for series with unique tones, discuss how they were able to first capture it on the page and then onto the screen.
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