Clare Sidoti Managing Editor
It is one of THE most anticipated events in the television calendar; one that fans look forward to with relish, eager to hear what’s in store for their favourite shows. Previously it was limited to the City of Angels, but as of next month, PaleyFest is hitting up the Big Apple.
Presented by the Paley Center for Media, “PaleyFest: Made in NY” will be held at the Paley Center from October 2-6. Like its LA counterpart, the NY PaleyFest will host a number of panel events including the cast and creators of some of your favourite hit shows.
Panels already confirmed include Orange is the New Black, Elementary, The Americans, Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian, Boardwalk Empire, and the web series: The Outs.
Fans of these series who don’t live in New York or can’t get tickets for the sought after event, don’t fear. As with the LA PaleyFest, PaleyFest Made in NY panels will all be streamed live globally at paleycenter.org/live. Viewers will also be able to submit their own questions for the panels via Twitter at @paleycenter using the hashtag #PaleyFest.
In the announcement for the New York Festival, Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media said:
“Bringing PaleyFest to New York City after 30 incredibly successful years in LA is a dream realized for the Paley Center and we could find no better partner than the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment to highlight the amazing breadth of media produced in the City.”
In talking about the aim of the Festival and why they are bringing it to New York, he added: “The Paley Center’s mission to lead and curate the discussion about the importance of media will bring television fans unparalleled access to the hottest, most talked about shows on the air and foster a greater understanding of how these shows are created, cast, and delivered.”
While New York is primarily known as a Theatre Town, more and more primetime episodic series are being filmed in and around the city and that needs to be celebrated. The PaleyFest: Made in NY series is the perfect vehicle for that. Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, agrees, stating: “Working with the Paley Center to celebrate the ‘Made in NY’ series that call New York City home is the perfect way to kick off a season of new dramas and comedies and highlight the thousands of New Yorkers who make their living working in the local film and television industry.”
Like PaleyFest LA tickets for these panels are sure to go quickly. Paley Center members have first dibs starting September 4 with tickets available to the general public on Friday, September 6.