ABC and Freeform Take an Unprecedented Number of Series to SCAD's aTVfest in Atlanta

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This February 2-4, both ABC and FreeForm take the stage at SCAD's (Savannah College of Art and Design) aTVfest, an international event where attendees discover the latest in design creativity and innovation and media production, with ten series.

Thursday, February 2:

4:30 PM "Once Upon a Time" screening of episode 611, "Tougher Than the Rest," followed by a panel with creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) and Colin O'Donoghue (Captain Hook). Moderated by TV Guide's West Coast Bureau Chief Jim Halterman.

Friday, February 3:

NOON "Switched at Birth" screening of episode 5002 "This Has to Do With Me." The panelists will include executive producer Lizzy Weiss, D.W. Moffett (John Kennish), Lea Thompson (Kathryn Kennish) and guest star Sharon Pierre-Louis (Iris). Moderated by TV Guide's West Coast Bureau Chief Jim Halterman.

2:30 PM "American Crime" screening of episode 301, "Season Three: Episode One," followed by a Q&A session with executive producer Michael McDonald and cast members Mickaëlle X. Bizet (Gabrielle Durand), Richard Cabral (Isaac Castillo), Connor Jessup (Coy Henson), Benito Martinez (Luis Salazar) and Ana Mulvoy-Ten (Shae Reese). Debra Birnbaum (Variety Executive Editor) to moderate.

4:30 PM "Beyond" screening of episode 107, "The Hour of the Wolf." The panelists will include executive producer Adam Nussdorf and cast members Burkely Duffield (Holden Matthews), Jonathan Whitesell (Luke Matthews), Romy Rosemont (Diane Matthews) and recurring guest star Eden Brolin (Charlie). Damian Holbrook (TV Guide editor) to moderate.

4:30 PM "Imaginary Mary" screening of episode 100, "Pilot," and episode 101, "The Mom Seal," followed by a Q&A session with executive producers David Guarascio and Patrick Osborne and cast members Jenna Elfman (Alice) and Stephen Schneider (Ben). Kim Roots (TV Line) to moderate.

7:00 PM "Scandal" screening of episode 603, "Fates Worse than Death," followed by a Q&A session with cast members Joshua Malina (David Rosen), Joe Morton (Eli Pope), Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene) and Cornelius Smith Jr. (Marcus Walker). Damian Holbrook (TV Guide editor) to moderate.

8:30 PM "When We Rise" screening of Part I followed by a Q&A session with actors Jonathan Majors (Young Ken Jones) and Emily Skeggs (Young Roma Guy). Moderated by TV Guide's West Coast Bureau Chief Jim Halterman.

Saturday, February 4

3:30 PM "Shadowhunters" screening of episode 206, "Iron Sisters." The panelists will include executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer and Katherine McNamara (Clary Fray), and recurring guest star Alisha Wainwright (Maia Roberts). Damian Holbrook (TV Guide editor) to moderate.

5:30 PM "Quantico" screening of episode 211, "ZRTORCH," followed by a Q&A session with actors Johanna Braddy (Shelby Wyatt), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Will Olsen), David Lim (Sebastian Chen) and Pearl Thusi (Dayana Mampasi). Debra Birnbaum (Variety Executive Editor) to moderate.

6:00 PM "The Catch" screening of episode 201, "The New Deal," followed by a Q&A session with executive producer Allan Heinberg and actors Mireille Enos (Alice Vaughan), Jay Hayden (Danny Yoon), Rose Rollins (Valerie Anderson), Gina Torres (Agent Justine Diaz) and Sonya Walger (Margot Bishop). Moderated by TV Guide's West Coast Bureau Chief Jim Halterman.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with current hits including groundbreaking dramas "American Crime," "Designated Survivor," "Quantico," "Scandal" "How to Get Away with Murder," "The Catch," "Grey's Anatomy," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Once Upon a Time" and "Secrets and Lies." The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "Last Man Standing," "Dr. Ken," "The Middle," "Speechless" and "The Real O'Neals"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," the iconic "Bachelor" franchise and long-running hit "Dancing with the Stars"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show "The Chew"; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars®," "The CMA Awards," "The American Music Awards" and "The Billboard Music Awards."

About Freeform

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, FreeForm connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The FreeForm app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.

About aTVfest

aTVfest takes place at several SCAD Atlanta locations, including the SCADshow Theater, the Digital Media Center and the main SCAD Atlanta campus at 1600 Peachtree St. Visit atvfest.com for a complete list of panels and screening locations or follow the festival on facebook.com/atvfest and on Twitter @atvfest and use the hashtag #aTVfest.

Image courtesy of ABC.



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