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New York Television Festival is for TV Lovers, Media Geeks, and You

The NYTVF launched in 2005 with the goal of “connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.” Every fall, artists and industry leaders gather in Manhattan for a range of exciting celeb-studded premieres, screenings, panel discussions, and events.

Lacking industry credentials but love TV? Worry not – the festival organizers have also included ticketing options that offer everyday fans access to these insider-y gatherings. 

Here are just a few of the events happening during the festival:

October 23, 7pm

OPENING NIGHT EVENT: truTV Presents AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS

Creator and star, Amy Sedariscordially invites fans to celebrate the launch of her new truTV comedy series — in which she shows off diverse, but necessary, homemaking skills — with a screening and talk-back alongside guest star, Cole Escola, and writer/producer, Jodi Lennon, ahead of the show’s network premiere.

October 24, 7:30pm 

NYTVF PRIMETIME WORLD PREMIERE: Sony Pictures Television Presents S.W.A.T.

One of the fall’s most buzzed about dramas, S.W.A.T., will debut at the NYTVF before its November 2 premiere on CBS. Fans will enjoy an exclusive premiere screening of the pilot episode followed by a talk-back featuring stars; Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, and Lina Esco, along with executive producers; Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.

October 26, 7pm 

NYTVF Creative Keynote: A Conversation with THE DEUCE 

Presented in partnership with HBO, the 2017 Creative Keynote will cast the female gaze upon THE DEUCE and its candid depiction of the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. Series producer and star, Maggie Gyllenhaal; executive producer and director, Michelle MacLaren; executive producer, Nina Kostoff-Noble; and Vice President of HBO Programming, Kathleen McCaffrey, sit for a talkback.

October 26, 8:30pm 

IFC Fan Panel: STAN AGAINST EVIL 

Before the November 1 return of IFC’s hit comedy-horror series, fans are invited to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes panel featuring creator, executive producer, writer, and star Dana Gould; producer/star, John C. McGinley; and star, Janet Varney — who will offer an inside look at the second season with more monsters, deadlier demons, and the same Stan.

NYTVF runs October 23 through the 28th, and non-industry attendees have two ticketing options. Splurge for a Festival Pass ($350) and you get these perks: priority access to all Independent Pilot Competition Screenings, NYTVF Primetime Events, Community/Creator Panels, Artist + Industry Happy Hours, NYTVF Writers Room, and select NYTVF Connect keynote conversations and special events. Can’t commit to a pass? Pick and choose from NYTVF Primetime events and Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) screenings when you opt for the Single Ticket (free, but they come with a $4.50 handling charge per online order).

Purchase tickets online by calling 718-350-8519 or emailing boxoffice2017@nytvf.cm.