×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

GLAAD Presenting TV Tropes Panel at ATX Television Festival

The fifth annual ATX Television Festival has rounded out its fest programming with the addition of more panels, screenings and discussions, including a “Bury Your Tropes” panel, presented by GLAAD, which will cover the recent discussion surrounding stereotypical portrayals of LGBTQ characters on television.

“Bury Your Tropes” will take on the recent uproar over television storylines, specifically surrounding the many deaths of lesbian characters, plus the larger conversation about the importance of inclusion and positive representation on TV. Panelists are Bradley Bredeweg (“The Fosters”), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“Lost,” “The 100”), Krista Vernoff (“Shameless,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Carter Covington (“Faking It”) and GLAAD’s entertainment media strategist Megan Townsend.

ATX has also added events for Hulu’s “The Path,” the final season of USA’s “Royal Pains,” Freeform’s new series “Guilt,” a sit-down with Shondaland’s Betsy Beers, a master class with Howard Gordon and “Power(ful) TV,” a panel discussing TV as an agent of positive social change.

“The Path” will head down to Austin, Texas, for a screening and panel with creator Jessica Goldberg and exec producer Jason Katims. This year marks Goldberg’s first time at ATX as a panelist. Katims will also be in town for the previously announced “Friday Night Lights” reunion.

Celebrating the final season of “Royal Pains,” ATX will host a special screening and panel with cast members Mark Feuerstein, Henry Winkler, Paulo Costanzo, Brooke D’Orsay, Reshma Shetty and Ben Shenkman, along with creator Andrew Lenchewski and exec producer Michael Rauch.

“Guilt,” Freeform’s upcoming summer crime mystery series, will have a screening and panel with co-creator Kathryn Price, exec producer/writer Todd Slavkin and a yet-to-be-announced cast member.

Shondaland’s Beers will sit down for a discussion during which she will talk about the inner workings of Shondaland and hits “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away with Murder.”

Gordon of “24” and “Homeland” fame will hold a master class at ATX, reflecting on his career successes and failures, mentors and protégés over the years. Previously announced, Gordon will also be on the fest’s “Tyrant” panel.

“Power(ful) TV” is being presented by the Television Academy. The panel will focus on TV’s ability to influence social change, covering topics including race, religion, the foster care system, immigration, abortion and health care. The panel will be led by the Television Academy’s president and COO Maury McIntyre with panelists Jason Katims (“The Path,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”), Bradley Bredeweg (“The Fosters”), Jennie Snyder Urman (“Jane the Virgin”), Mike Royce (“Men of a Certain Age”) and Jack Amiel (“The Knick”).

ATX will also ahve a panel with Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, co-founders of the studio Rooster Teeth, who will discuss the company’s new shows “Day 5” and “Crunch Time.”

All of these events join previously announced ATX programming including “The West Wing” panel, which will be moderated by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, an “Ugly Betty” reunion, TVLand’s “Younger,” Lifetime’s “UnReal” and more. ATX hits Austin, Texas, from June 9-12.

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • Billy Porter ABC Disney FX Party

    Emmys 2019: Inside the Post-Show Parties

    After the final awards were presented at the 71st Emmys, televisions biggest stars and execs headed off for final toasts to this year’s festivities. Things kicked off at the Governors Ball but didn’t end until the wee hours at parties throughout Los Angeles. Here, Variety gives you the inside details on all the hottest after-parties… [...]

  • Batwoman CW

    'Batwoman': CW Drama Tops New Fall Shows in Two TV Awareness Studies (EXCLUSIVE)

    If awareness of a new show were directly correlated to viewership, then The CW”s “Batwoman” would be the biggest hit of the new fall TV season. According to two new studies, both exclusively obtained by Variety, “Batwoman” leads this fall’s crop of freshman broadcast series in terms of both viewers “aware” of a show, and [...]

  • Andre Previn Dead

    Emmys' In Memoriam Shows Photo of Living Composer Instead of Andre Previn

    Any “In Memoriam” segment on an awards show results in immediate viewer furor over which recently deceased figures got left out. In the case of Sunday’s Emmy Awards, it was more about who got included: the very much still-with-us composer Leonard Slatkin — or at least his photographic representation, as he was misidentified as Andre [...]

  • Supernatural -- "The Rising Son" --

    'Walker, Texas Ranger' Reboot Starring Jared Padalecki in Development

    “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki could soon be starring in a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” Variety has confirmed. CBS Television Studios is currently developing a new version of the classic Chuck Norris-led series with Padalecki in the title role. No network is currently attached. The series would focus on Walker as he returns from years undercover. [...]

  • This is Us

    What to Watch on TV This Week: 'The Politician,' 'This Is Us' Season 4 Premiere

    Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” drops on Netflix, and “This Is Us” season 4 [...]

  • UMC-Marriage-Boot-Camp-Hip-Hop-Edition-WE-tv

    WE tv, UMC Reteam on Bonus Content for 'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition' Season 2

    AMC Networks is touting the benefits of cross-pollinating content and promos across its TV and streaming properties. In the latest bit of synergy, the programmer’s WE tv announced the continuation of its partnership with sister company UMC (Urban Movie Channel) to produce a second season of “confessional” episodes for WE tv reality series “Marriage Boot [...]

  • BLUFF CITY LAW -- "Pilot" Episode

    TV Review: 'Bluff City Law'

    As a legal procedural emanating from outside the imaginings of Dick Wolf, “Bluff City Law” at least represents something novel for NBC. But its understanding of the workings of the legal profession is frustratingly limited in a familiar way — not merely because it falls so nearly into timeworn cliché but also because it seems [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content