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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TALENT AND MODERATORS FOR PALEYFEST LA

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Judd Apatow, Nicole Beharie, Arden Cho, Sophia Di Martino, Mark Duplass, Mimi Leder, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, Melissa Peterman, Karen Pittman, Kara Swisher, Owen Wilson and More Join the Star-Studded PaleyFest LA Lineup

2024 Festival Selections Include: The Morning Show, Loki, Young Sheldon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, a 25th Anniversary Celebration of Family Guy, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

PaleyFest LA Is Made Possible by Official Sponsor Citi®, and Founding Benefactor the William S. Paley Foundation

Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 2024 - The Paley Center for Media today announced additional talent and moderators for PaleyFest LA, taking place from Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 20, at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood. The nation's premier television festival celebrating creative excellence, PaleyFest LA brings audiences together with television's brightest stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows.

Joining The Morning Show on opening night, Friday, April 12, joining the previously announced  Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are Mark Duplass (Charlie “Chip” Black); Karen Pittman (Mia Jordan); Nicole Beharie (Christina Hunter); Tig Notaro (Amanda Mandel); Charlotte Stoudt, Showrunner & Executive Producer, Michael Ellenberg, Executive Producer; and Mimi Leder, Executive Producer & Director. Acclaimed journalist Kara Swisher will serve as moderator.

Owen Wilson (Mobius); Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie); Writer & Executive Producer Eric Martin; Directors & Executive Producers Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, will join the previously announced Tom Hiddleson as participants for the Saturday, April 13 Loki event.

Actress Melissa Peterman will moderate Young Sheldon on Sunday April 14th and later that day Arden Cho joins Avatar: The Last Airbender with Perri Nemiroff, Senior Producer, Collider, moderating.

Director, producer, and Emmy Award-winning writer Judd Apatow will moderate Curb Your Enthusiasm on Thursday, April 18.

Previously announced panelists Rich Appel (Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner) and Alec Sulkin (Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner and additional voices) will moderate the Q&A conversation for Family Guy 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 19.     

Actor and Emmy Award-winning writer Patton Oswalt will moderate The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Saturday, April 20.

“We are so excited to welcome these incredible additions to this year’s PaleyFest LA and look forward to welcoming television fans to the DOLBY THEATRE starting April 12,” said the Paley Center’s President & CEO Maureen J. Reidy. “We extend our tremendous thanks to Citi and the William S. Paley Foundation for their generous and continued support of PaleyFest LA.” 

There is a limited number of tickets left for select programs. Paley Members can take advantage of discounted tickets to each PaleyFest LA event. For more information on the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us    

Since its inception in 1984, PaleyFest LA has celebrated the most acclaimed and impactful shows and stars including Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, George Lucas, Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, and the casts and creative teams behind iconic shows such as The West Wing, Stranger Things, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Mad Men, Mary Tyler Moore, Parks and Recreation, Will & Grace, The Walking Dead, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Outlander, and countless more.     

While television fans eagerly await the start of PaleyFest LA, they have the opportunity to relive some of the festival’s best moments on the Paley Center's YouTube channel. Some memorable highlights include conversations with the casts from Suits, Modern Family, black-ish, Lost, The Golden Girls, The Big Bang Theory, The Mandalorian, and many more.   
 

PaleyFest LA supports the Paley Center’s many education initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the PaleyImpact series featuring programs centered on today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring more than 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs, as well as television commercials. 

 

PaleyFest LA 2024 Lineup and Participating Talent and Moderators*:

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm: The Morning Show - Opening Night Selection

Screening & Conversation with the Stars Featuring: Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy), Executive Producer; Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson), Executive Producer; Mark Duplass (Charlie “Chip” Black); Karen Pittman (Mia Jordan); Nicole Behaire (Christina Hunter); Tig Notaro (Amanda Mandle); Charlotte Stoudt, Showrunner & Executive Producer, and Mimi Leder, Executive Producer & Director.

Moderator: Kara Swisher

Saturday, April 13 at 7:00 pm: Loki - The Critically Acclaimed Marvel Studios Series

Screening & Conversation with the Stars Featuring: Tom Hiddleston (Executive Producer, Loki);

Owen Wilson (Mobius); Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie); Eric Martin, Executive Producer, Writer;  Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Executive Producers, Directors.

 

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm: Young Sheldon - Share in the Memories at This Farewell Salute to the Acclaimed Hit! 

Screening & Conversation with the Stars Featuring: Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper); Zoe Perry (Mary Cooper); Lance Barber (George Cooper); Annie Potts (Meemaw); Montana Jordan (Georgie Cooper); Raegan Revord (Missy Cooper); Emily Osment (Mandy McAllister); Steven Molaro, Executive Producer; Steve Holland, Executive Producer; and Chuck Lorre, Executive Producer. 

Moderator: Melissa Peterman

 

Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 pm: Avatar: The Last Airbender - Highly Anticipated Series Makes Its PaleyFest Debut!

Screening & Conversation with the Stars Featuring: Albert Kim, Showrunner, Executive Producer, and Writer; Jabbar Raisani, Executive Producer and Director; Gordon Cormier (Aang); Kiawentiio (Katara); Ian Ousley (Sokka); Dallas Liu (Zuko); Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Uncle Iroh); Arden Cho (June); and Elizabeth Yu (Azula).

Moderator: Perri Nemiroff, Senior Producer, Collider

 

Monday, April 15 at 7:30 pm: Late Night with Seth Meyers - A 10th Anniversary Salute to a Late Night Icon! 

Featuring: Seth Meyers, Host & Writer in conversation with Andy Samberg

 

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Laugh-Filled Final Season Celebration- Screening & Cast Conversation! 

Featuring: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove, and Jeff Schaffer, Executive Producer.

Moderator: Judd Apatow

 

Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm: Family Guy 25th Anniversary Celebration - Live Table Read with the Stars, Musical Performances led by composer Walter Murphy, and More Surprises! 

A Table Read Featuring: Seth MacFarlane, Creator, Executive Producer (Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, and additional voices); Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin and additional voices); Mila Kunis, (Meg Griffin); Seth Green (Chris Griffin).

Moderators: Rich Appel, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner; Alec Sulkin, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner and additional voices

 

Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – A Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Featuring: Stephen Colbert, Host & Executive Producer in Conversation with Patton Oswalt

 

*Events & Participants Subject to Change. Talent Appear Schedule Permitting.

 

For more updates on the complete list of programming for PaleyFest LA, please visit paleyfest.org, our Facebook page and follow @PaleyCenter on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn.     
  

Media Contacts:

Teresa Brady, Director of Communications, The Paley Center for Media

tbrady@paleycenter.org – 212 621-6757

 

Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis

paleycenter@ssmandl.com

 

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About The Paley Center for Media: 

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has celebrated the cultural, creative, and social significance of media and its impact on society for almost 50 years and owns and operates the iconic Paley Museum in NYC. Through its respected programming, the Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the talent, and the leaders who are shaping media. The public can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, The Paley Archive, often referred to as a national treasure, containing over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. 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 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information about The Paley Center for Media, and to learn about the Paley Center’s acclaimed programming, please visit paleycenter.org.