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March 11, 2008

PaleyFest08's First Live Web Event - "Gossip Girl"

The Paley Center for Media Presents Gossip Girl LIVE! via paleycenter.org from the Twenty-Fifth Annual William S. Paley

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) will present its first live! streaming PaleyFest web event, Gossip Girl, on Saturday, March 22, at 7 pm PT from this year's twenty-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest08). The one-time-only live online presentation can be accessed at www.paleycenter.org, and will include screening highlights from the show's first season, a moderated panel discussion with the cast and creative team, followed by a Q&A with the theater audience. For more information, please go to www.paleycenter.org.

 
Scheduled to appear: Penn Badgley ("Dan Humphrey"), Chace Crawford ("Nate Archibald"), Amy Kaufman (Producer), Bob Levy (Executive Producer), Blake Lively ("Serena van der Woodsen"), Leighton Meester ("Blair Waldorf"), Taylor Momsen ("Jenny Humphrey"), Kelly Rutherford ("Lily van der Woodsen"), Stephanie Savage (Executive Producer), Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer), Matthew Settle ("Rufus Humphrey"), Jessica Szhor ("Vanessa Abrams"), Ed Westwick ("Chuck Bass"), and  Cecily von Ziegesar (Author). Please note that events/participants are subject to change. 

Another first for the twenty-five-year-old PaleyFest, fans can submit questions for the panelists at askpaleyfest@paleycenter.org by 5 pm PST the day before the intended event. Then those who attended can also talk about the event with fellow fans at the PaleyFest blog at paleyfest08.wordpress.com, with video highlights and photos posted the following morning.

PaleyFest08 will be held from March 14 to 27, 2008, at its new location at the historic Cinerama Dome at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. As previously announced, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion with the creative team and cast members, a 40th anniversary salute to Elvis '68 Comeback Special with Priscilla Presley, a preview of this summer's eagerly anticipated release of the X-Files movie sequel with creator Chris Carter, the acclaimed producer/writer Judd Apatow, along with Chuck, Damages, Dancing with the Stars, Dirty Sexy Money, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, and Pushing Daisies, will be presented at the upcoming PaleyFest08. Please note that events/participants are subject to change. Additional details and the complete schedule are available at www.paleycenter.org. Tickets are still available for most PaleyFest08 events at www.ticketweb.com or 866.468.3399.

Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, the annual pop-culture event celebrates television's rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium for the last twenty-five years. During each evening, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work and has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and creative team or the individual involved in its production. 

Bank of America is a Signature Sponsor of the twenty-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival. The Paley Center also thanks its Platinum Media Partner, the Los Angeles Times, and its Travel Partner, American Airlines, for their generous support of PaleyFest08. 


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

 

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