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The Ultimate TV Fan Festival: October 5–18

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October 21

Insider Secrets: How to Break Into Acting on Television

1:00 to 5:00 pm ET

As part of this year’s PaleyFest NY, The Paley Center for Media is planning a special collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). A dynamic, interactive, and unique event that will allow aspiring NY actors to learn insider secrets. Casting directors, agents, and managers, many from Made in NY shows, will share their expert advice on how to get that big break into the business. Plus, legendary NY casting director Mark Saks, CSA, will conduct mock auditions with ten aspiring New York actors in front of a live audience.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Meet the Pros: Agents, Managers + Casting Directors

A group of top NY agents, managers, and casting directors will share their expertise with you in a unique format.

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Reception

A time for more informal conversation between the actors, agents, managers, and casting directors with snacks and drinks.

3:00 – 4:30 pm

The Casting Session: Mark Saks, CSA

New York’s legendary casting director Mark Saks, CSA, whose credits include Made In New York shows such as Madam Secretary (89 episodes), Elementary (118 episodes), Instinct (12 episodes), and all 7 seasons of The Good Wife (154 episodes), among many other series—will conduct mock auditions with ten aspiring actors in front of a live audience.

A special thanks to the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) for their assistance on this program.

 

October 5

Outlander

7:00 pm

In Person: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis

Moderator: Julie KosinHarper’s Bazaar

 

October 6

The Walking Dead

3:00 pm

In Person: Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Angela Kang

Moderator: Dalton Ross, EW

The screening will be the premiere episode of Season 9.

Main theater sold out; second viewing space available.

The Second Viewing Space Experience
$50 tickets in the main theater with the panelists have sold out. But $10 tickets to experience PaleyFest in a second theater, with a large-screen video feed of the event screening and the panelists, are available. We invite you to join your fellow fans to experience this communal viewing of your favorite show.

October 8

Drunk History

6:30 pm

In Person: Derek WatersBob Odenkirk, Amber Ruffin
Additional panelists to be announced.

Moderator: Jack McBrayer

 

October 9

David Tennant

6:30 pm

In Person: David Tennant Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Much More

Moderator: Joe McGovern

Main theater sold out; second viewing space available.

The Second Viewing Space Experience
$50 tickets in the main theater with the panelists have sold out. But $10 tickets to experience PaleyFest in a second theater, with a large-screen video feed of the event screening and the panelists, are available. We invite you to join your fellow fans to experience this communal viewing of your favorite show. 

October 10

Documentary Now!

8:00 pm

In Person: Natasha Lyonne, John Mulaney, Rhys Thomas, Alexander Buono

Moderator: Morgan Neville

 

October 11

Sunday Morning

6:30 pm

In Person: Martha Teichner, David Pogue, Conor Knighton, Nancy Giles, Rand Morrison, Jay Kernis

Unfortunately, Jane Pauley has canceled due to illness.

Moderator: Faith Salie

 

October 13

Murphy Brown

7:00 pm

A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English

Moderator: Chris Witherspoon

Main theater sold out; second viewing space available.

The Second Viewing Space Experience
$50 tickets in the main theater with the panelists have sold out. But $10 tickets to experience PaleyFest in a second theater, with a large-screen video feed of the event screening and the panelists, are available. We invite you to join your fellow fans to experience this communal viewing of your favorite show.

October 14

Shark Tank

6:00 pm

In Person: Mark Cuban, Matt Higgins, Kevin O’Leary, Bethenny Frankel

Moderator: Sunny Hostin

Main theater sold out; second viewing space available.

The Second Viewing Space Experience
$50 tickets in the main theater with the panelists have sold out. But $10 tickets to experience PaleyFest in a second theater, with a large-screen video feed of the event screening and the panelists, are available. We invite you to join your fellow fans to experience this communal viewing of your favorite show.

Photo: ABC/Patrick Ecclesine. © 2016 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

October 15

The Good Fight

7:00 pm

In Person: Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Cush Jumbo, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Sarah Steele, Michelle King, Robert King

Moderator: Kristen Baldwin, EW

October 16

The Conners

7:45 pm

In Person: John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Tom Werner, Maya Lynne Robinson 

Moderator: Julie JordanPeople

The screening will be the premiere episode of the new series.

Photo: © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

October 18

Top Chef

6:30 pm

In Person: Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Graham Elliot, Joe Flamm, Stephanie Izard, Dan Cutforth

Moderator: Linda Holmes, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour

To attend a private reception with the panelists after the public program, join the Paley Patron Circle or call 212.621.6780.

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What Is PaleyFest?

See TV’s Hottest Stars in Person: Norman Reedus, Candice Bergen, Christine Baranski, David Tennant, Mark Cuban, Audra McDonald, Natasha Lyonne, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and more!

Named for William S. Paley, founder of CBS and The Paley Center for Media, PaleyFest is a must-see pop cultural event produced by the Paley Center that brings fans together with the stars and creators of their favorite shows for panel discussions with audience Q&A. PaleyFest takes place both in LA & NY. The next PaleyFest LA takes place spring 2019.

New York Venue

25 West 52 Street New York, NY 10019 NYC Subway: E or M to Fifth Avenue and 53 Street; N or R to 49 Street and Seventh Avenue; 1 to 50 Street and Broadway; B, D, F, or M to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center.

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