PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: FALL TV PREVIEW PARTIES 2009: CW {PUBLIC SHORT VERSION}

Summary

One in a series of evenings and special screenings presented by The Paley Center for Media. This evening is part of the Fall 2009 Preview Parties for the CW, celebrating “The Vampire Diaries” and “Melrose Place.” Craig Hitchcock (executive director, The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles) offers opening remarks before introducing the evenings’ moderator, “TV Guide Magazine” senior editor and columnist Will Keck. Keck introduces the panelists: “Vampire Diaries” executive producer and creator Kevin Williamson; “Vampire Diaries” executive producer Julie Plec; “Melrose Place” executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer; “Melrose Place” cast members Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (Violet Foster); Colin Egglesfield (Auggie Kirkpatrick); Katie Cassidy (Ella Simms); Michael Rady (Jonah Miller); Jessica Lucas (Riley Richmond); and Stephanie Jacobsen (Lauren Yung). Topics of discussion include: the popularity of vampires in modern mainstream media; how “Vampire Diaries” avoids spoilers; shooting locations for “Vampire Diaries”; the “Vampire Diaries” casting process; the soap-opera elements of “Vampire Diaries”; the murder mystery plot of “Melrose Place” and the casts’ conjectures about the identity of the killer; future “Melrose Place” episodes involving cast member Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews); the “Melrose Place” cast members’ previous jobs before they became actors; Egglesfields’ guest role on the television series “All My Children”; the swimming pool used in “Melrose Place”; Jacobsen on the “dichotomy” of her character; Jacobsen on a recurring character played by Kelly Carlson (Wendi Mattison); Rady on an important establishing moment for his character in the pilot; Lucas on her characters’ evolution; Slavkin on casting members of the original 1992 “Melrose Place” television series into the 2009 version; the various relationships between the “Melrose Place” characters; what the CW expects in its programming; and hints of what’s to come for “Vampire Diaries” and “Melrose Place.”


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  • DATE: September 14, 2009 6:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:39:16
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 100404
  • GENRE: Seminars
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Credits

  • Craig Hitchcock … Host
  • Will Keck … Moderator
  • Julie Plec … Panelist
  • Kevin Williamson … Panelist
  • Todd Slavkin … Panelist
  • Darren Swimmer … Panelist
  • Ashlee Simpson-Wentz … Panelist
  • Colin Egglesfield … Panelist
  • Katie Cassidy … Panelist
  • Michael Rady … Panelist
  • Jessica Lucas … Panelist
  • Stephanie Jacobsen … Panelist
  • Kelly Carlson
  • Laura Leighton