Blumhouse Television, ‘Vida,’ Guild Presidents Panel Among 2019 ATX Television Festival Lineup

A conversation with entertainment industry guild presidents, an inside look at Blumhouse Television and a discussion about on-set safety and sex scenes are among the programming for the 2019 ATX Television Festival, the organization announced Thursday.

“Presidents of the Guild” will be a panel discussion with Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA; David A. Goodman, president of WGAW; and Thomas Schlamme, president of DGA. These leaders will talk about what goes into shaping the forward-movement of the industry, as well as evolving safety standards across all of entertainment and the importance of fostering a creative culture.

Blumhouse Television co-presidents Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold will take part in a conversation titled “The House that Horror Built: Inside Blumhouse Television.” This is being designed as a “unique case study” of the company’s journey from producing low-budget horror films to becoming a multi-genre studio with a growing presence in television. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

“Let’s Talk about Sex (Scenes)” will be a discussion about empowering writers and actors during production of sensitive material and improving safe practices behind the camera. The panel will be moderated by ATX advisory board member Glen Mazzara, with “Vida” creator Tanya Saracho and actor Nicki Micheaux participating in the discussion. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

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