ATX Television Festival Red Carpet with Old Friends and New

The second annual ATX Television Festival opened with a heavy hitting partner in Netflix, as well as a star studded red carpet that brought memories of grunge and teen angst rushing back at the sight of some of my favorite talent from the nineties.   Boy Meets World, My So-Called Life and Party of Five were well represented.  There were a few familiar faces from shows like Arrested Development, New Girl, NTSF:SD:SUV, The Mindy Project, Raising Hope and Friday Night Lights as well!

Netflix programming opened with two Arrested Development episodes and an intimate Q&A with two of our favorite ladies from the show, Alia Shawkat (Maeby Fünke) and Mae Whitman (Her, A.K.A. Ann Veal).  The two women talked about coming back to the show so many years later and how easy it was to slip right back in to their characters.  Alia and Mae represented the AD team beautifully and hilariously.

Check out opening night photos from the red carpet.  Photo Credit Jack Plunkett.

Photo Credit: Jack Plunkett

Stay tuned for more from the 2013 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas!  There is much more fun to come!  To learn more about the festival and it’s future read our interview with the founders here.   To learn more about the ATX Television Festival, or to take part check out their website.  Find the schedule of free community events HERE. Follow my coverage on the Screen Invasion site and on Twitter @ScreenInvasion or @CatEdison and check us out on Facebook!


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Cat is an Austinite once removed with an affinity for film, TV, comics, graphic novels, and really anything she can read or watch. She gets emotionally invested in movie, television and literary characters, to an unhealthy degree. Cat has always had a passion for writing and there is little she loves more. Hopeful cynic and funny lady.