Variety is happy to announce programming for its second annual TV Fest on June 8-10. Keynote conversations embrace a “New Girl” tenth Anniversary reunion, a dialog with Netflix’s Global Head of TV Bela Bajaria, plus Queen Latifah and producer Debra Martin Chase.
“New Girl” creator Elizabeth Meriwether and stars Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone will reunite to share tales about their work on the show and focus on its continued affect on in the present day’s comedy collection.
Queen Latifah can be joined by producer Debra Martin Chase to discuss their collaboration on the CBS hit drama, “The Equalizer.”
Bajaria will communicate to how she and her group lead, develop, produce and purchase Netflix programming worldwide.
A “Supporting Actor Roundtable” will characteristic Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton”), Michael Ok. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”), Anthony Ramos (“In Treatment”), Rosie Perez (“The Flight Attendant”) and Courtney B. Vance (“Genius”).
Other highlights embrace a dialog with philanthropist, entrepreneur, writer and producer Bethenny Frankel and a “TV Origin Story: From Page to Screen” panel, that includes authors Kristin Hannah (“Firefly Lane”); Jenny Han (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”); Julia Quinn (“Bridgerton”); Lindy West (“Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman”); and Natalie Baszile (“Queen Sugar”).
Additionally, Variety will honor Bonnie Hammer, vice chairman at NBCUniversal with the TV Fest Legacy Award. The award can be preceded by a panel dialog that includes Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman, Universal Studio Group; Susan Rovner, chairman, leisure content material, NBCUniversal tv and streaming; and Frances Berwick, chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal tv and streaming.
Variety‘s standard tentpole, “A Night In The Writers’ Room”, would be the night programming of the TV Fest and options panels with this yr’s Emmy-contending writers in drama, comedy and restricted collection/film classes.
The digital expertise is free to attend with registration however availability is proscribed. Guests might work together in a collection of “rooms” together with a foyer, exhibition corridor, exhibitor cubicles and theater.
A Night within the Writer’s Room lineup and extra panels can be introduced shortly.
To safe your spot to attend, register here.