WGN America Presents Hit Series ‘Underground’ and ‘Outsiders’ At New York Television Festival, October 24 – 29, 2016

WGN America Presents Hit Series ‘Underground’ and ‘Outsiders’ At New York Television Festival, October 24 – 29, 2016

October 14, 2016 – Creators and stars of WGN America’s hit series “Underground” and “Outsiders” will appear this month at New York Television Festival (NYTVF), the television industry’s premier event that brings together top artists and decision makers.  NYTVF’s Opening Night Creative Keynote Panel will feature “Underground’s” Emmy Award-winning Anthony Hemingway, Director and Executive Producer, and series’ star Amirah Vann on Monday, October 24.  “Outsiders” takes the stage in a panel on the creative process with creator Peter Mattei, Emmy Award-wining executive producer Peter Tolan and star David Morse on Saturday, October 29.

More information on NYTVF events featuring “Underground” and “Outsiders” follows:

Monday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the SVA Theatre
Opening Night Creative Keynote Panel
“Getting In, Moving Up, and Building a Career to Last”
Anthony Hemingway, Director and Executive Producer, “Underground” (“People V. O.J. Simpson,” “Treme”), “Underground” star Amirah Vann (“Girls,” And So It Goes) join M. Blair Breard, and Jorge Zamacona.  From early years of writing packets, first pitch meetings, and open auditions, to finding an artistic voice, bringing great characters to life, and telling a story that is uniquely singular, TV luminaries from in-front-of and behind the camera will share insights and advice in this opening night NYTVF Primetime panel featuring some of today’s top producers, writers, showrunners, and performers. The discussion will be moderated by Margaret Lyons of The New York Times.

Saturday, October 29 at 3:45 p.m. at the Helen Mills Theater
World Building, Character Crafting, and Creating a 21st Century Dram: Behind the Scenes of WGN America’s “Outsiders”
“Outsiders” showrunners Peter Mattei and Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” Analyze This), and star David Morse (Concussion,” “Treme,” Hurt Locker) will take aspiring TV creators and fans through the development and production of this prestige drama, from the writers room to on-location production, with insights on creating a modern episodic drama. The breakout series returns for its second season on Tuesday, January 24 on WGN America.

“Underground” and “Outsiders” are produced by Sony Pictures Television.

For More Information: http://www.nytvf.com/

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WGN America and Tribune Studios
WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series “Outsiders,” “Underground” and “Salem.” The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies.  Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide.  Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica.  For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Dawn Lach
WGN America and Tribune Studios
424.278.6383
dlach@tribunemedia.com

Rita Cooper Lee
WGN America and Tribune Studios
424.702.4448
rcooperlee@tribunemedia.com

OUTSIDERS CONTACT:
Erin Mahon Santucci
FerenComm for WGN America
212.983.9898
erinm@ferencomm.com

UNDERGROUND CONTACT:
Krista Curry
FerenComm for WGN America
212.983.9898
kristac@ferencomm.com