Day 5 in ATX TV Festival Season 10 was amazing! After the emotions of day 4, it was time to discover new shows, new ways of doing television and how magic was created behind the cameras so that it reaches our screens and we can enjoy. We review top moments of ATX TV Festival day 5.
The Republic of Sarah (The CW)
I was really looking forward to this panel and it was even better than I thought. You already know that CW is not my favorite network but this show, I don’t know, fit me from the moment I saw the synopsis.
When I saw the cast and crew speech… they only had me from that very moment. They talked about how this idea was designed at first for another network but it didn’t work, so they remade things, they raised the ideas differently … and CW was the one who got the project in the end.
They also commented on the challenge of filming this show and what differentiates these characters and this story from the rest, why they decided to embark on this adventure.
There was time for them to tell us a little about what awaited their characters this first Season, that is, to define their journey. The words “find out who he/she is” were in everyone’s responses in one way or another. Can’t wait to discover more about this story!
Essential Stories: Medical Series Approach a Real – Life Pandemic (Hollywood, Health and Society)
This conversation was one of the ones that surprised me the most. I had always wanted to know how the medical shows were assessed in a way that the stories that appear are accurate. This panel tried to put a face to those invisible consultant who make everything work, but it also tried to understand how they had worked through the pandemic, how they had reflected what happened on screen.
It was not easy at all. The pandemic was a handicap for the whole world, it meant losses, pain, longing and for health workers it was even worse because they were and continue to be on the front line … and it was not easy to reflect that on the screen without falling into the trap of showing only one side of the story.
All the medical shows did it, they treated it differently, but they all wanted to show reality and that includes pain, loss, anger, frustration, longing, fear … and hope, applause, the vaccine … and inequalities.
It was… it was really great to see how they worked to bring these stories to our screen and, at certain moments, their voices almost broken because they never forgot that they were telling a true story, a story of thousands of people who are no longer with us and a story of thousands of others who are.
In Treatment (HBO)
A really special panel from a show considered for the Emmys. Its creators chatted about the new season and what it was like to shoot in the pandemic. I didn’t know about this show but it definitely comes on my list from now on. It’s a different show, daring, different, that hooks you from the first minute and if this conversation is any indication, season 2 will be the best of the show so far.
L.A Confidential: Unaired Pilot
In the conversation, the creators told us what it was like to shoot this pilot, the curiosities behind the camera and the vicissitudes that an idea must go through until it becomes a reality. Also, the complexity of developing an idea, the way in which each one is involved. This panel was a master class in the process from when someone comes up with a brilliant idea until that idea takes shape and reaches our screens.
And these are the top moments from day 5 of ATX TV Festival Season 10. Stay tuned tomorrow to review the top moments from day 6.
What was your favorite moment? Do you enjoy the day? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!
ATX TV Festival will run from June 11 to June 20 virtually.