SCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 aTVfest In Atlanta

Festival to Highlight Shows from A&E, ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, HGTV, Hulu, Lifetime, NBC and more

Jan 15, 2016, 10:02 ET from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today its lineup for the fourth annual aTVfest, drawing in industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD venues in Atlanta's thriving midtown.

The festival celebrates preeminent television and media productions and will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 7 at several SCAD Atlanta locations, including the SCADshow Theater, the Digital Media Center and the main SCAD Atlanta campus at 1600 Peachtree St.

SCAD is hosting premiere screenings and panels covering iconic television comedies, dramas and animation features including A&E's "Bates Motel;" ABC's "American Crime," "The Catch," "Grey's Anatomy" and "How To Get Away With Murder;" Cinemax's "Banshee;" Comedy Central's "Futurama;" FOX's "Family Guy," "Gotham," "Lucifer" and "Sleepy Hollow;" HBO documentaries "Class Divide" and "Mavis;" HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge;" Hulu's "The Path;" Lifetime's "Devious Maids," NBC's "Grimm;"  and Nickelodeon's "The Loud House." Mindy Kaling of Hulu's "The Mindy Project" will once again return with her writing team. Kaling will screen an episode of her show and will participate in an insightful panel discussion immediately following.

Industry discussions aim to offer valuable insight into the world of agents, managers, casting, comedy, integration, pitches, production partnership, programming placement, reality television, postproduction, visual effects and the convergence of digital media and television.

An integral part of aTVfest is premiering SCAD student work alongside their professional counterparts. A juried showcase will include dramas, comedies, web productions and more from SCAD's school of digital media.

The current line-up is available at www.atvfest.com.

About aTVfest
Hosted by SCAD, aTVfest is an international event where attendees discover the latest in design, creativity and innovation in television and media production. Join working professionals from all spheres of content production for exclusive panel discussions and workshops. Delve into the latest trends in broadcast, cable, Web, social media and advertising, with the best work showcased for review. Connect and network with the brightest stars in television at award presentations, screenings, premieres and exclusive receptions.

Last year's aTVfest was attended by more than 6,000 people and honored Terrence Howard with the Spotlight Award; Timothy Hutton with the Icon Award and the students of How To Get Away with Murder with the Rising Star Award.

Visit atvfest.com for a complete list of films and screening locations or follow the festival on facebook.com/atvfest and on Twitter @atvfest and use the hashtag #aTVfest.

About SCAD
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines. With 32,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation.

At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of more than 12,000 students, from across the United States and over 100 countries. SCAD's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources. Curricular collaborations with companies and organizations including Google and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) affirm the professional currency SCAD champions in its degree programs.

The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including four consecutive years of No. 1 rankings for the undergraduate interior design program by DesignIntelligence, recognition as one of the 2014 Red Dot Design Rankings' top 10 universities in the Americas and Europe, and the No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. as determined by Business of Fashion — recently cited by Fast Company as one of the world's top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in media. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog or scad.edu. 

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