PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: PALEYFEST 2014: PALEYFEST ICON AWARD: JUDD APATOW {LONG VERSION}

Summary

One in a series of seminars presented as part of The Paley Center for Media’s 31st William S. Paley Television Festival in Los Angeles. The festival celebrates the excellence and diversity of American television and is dedicated to television’s creative community. This PALEYFEST 2014 seminar honors filmmaker and television producer Judd Apatow, honoring him with the 2014 Paley Icon Award. Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, The Paley Center for Media) offers opening remarks before introducing Roseanne Barr (actress, writer, activist). Barr presents comments of her own. Moderator Dan Snierson (senior writer, Entertainment Weekly) conducts an interview with Apatow. They touch on such topics including: his television work with Barr and her ex-husband Tom Arnold; some of Apatow’s unlikely comedic influences; his early collaborations with comedian Garry Shandling, who says a few words from the audience, as well as a script he wrote for “The Simpsons” years ago which is currently being produced; his professional association with Ben Stiller; Apatow’s work on Paul Feig’s short-lived show “Freaks and Geeks,” which garnered a cult following despite its sudden cancellation; his semi-follow-up to “Freaks and Geeks,” the sitcom “Undeclared,” and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his networks; how his film career influenced his return to television with the HBO show “Girls”; and his thoughts on the current television landscape. Clips are interspersed throughout, including: a selection from the 1996 episode “Ellen, or Isn’t She?” from “The Larry Sanders Show”; an excerpt from “The Ben Stiller Show,” featuring Stiller, Arnold, Barr, and Shandling; several clips from various episodes of “Freaks and Geeks”; excerpts from “Undeclared”; and a selection from “Girls.” Mitchell concludes by presenting Apatow with the Paley Icon Award, and Apatow gives some parting remarks.

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  • DATE: March 10, 2014
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:27:23
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 113869
  • GENRE: Paley Gala/Prize
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CREDITS

    • Pat Mitchell … Host
    • Dan Snierson … Moderator
    • Roseanne Barr … Guest
    • Judd Apatow … Guest
    • Garry Shandling … Guest
    • Tom Arnold
    • Paul Feig
    • Ben Stiller