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PaleyFest 2011 Full list of Panelist Attendees


Paley Center posted the listing of all the scheduled attendees for PaleyFest 2011: (use code FESTFAN to purchase tickets  but act fast–for the True Blood panel the tickets are almost sold out!)

The Walking Dead
March 4, 2011
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Panel:
• Frank Darabont: Writer / Director / Executive Producer
• Gale Ann Hurd: Executive Producer
• Robert Kirkman: Executive Producer/Creator of comic book
• Andrew Lincoln: “Rick Grimes”
• Sarah Wayne Callies: “Lori Grimes”
• Jon Bernthal: “Shane Walsh”
• Laurie Holden: “Andrea“
• Jeffrey DeMunn:  “Dale”
• Steven Yeun: “Glenn”
• Emma Bell: “Amy”

True Blood
March 5, 2011
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Panel:
• Kevin Alejandro, “Jesus Velasquez”
• Marshall Allman, “ Tommy Mickens”
• Alan Ball, Creator / Executive Producer
• Chris Bauer, “Andy Bellefleur“
• Kristin Bauer van Straten, “Pam De Beaufort“
• Nelsan Ellis, “Lafayette Reynolds”
• Ryan Kwanten, “Jason Stackhouse”
• Todd Lowe, “Terry Bellefleur”
• Joe Manganiello, “Alcide Herveaux”
• Stephen Moyer, “Bill Compton”
• Anna Paquin, “Sookie Stackhouse”
• Jim Parrack, “Hoyt Fortenberry”
• Carrie Preston, “Arlene Fowler”
• Alexander Skarsgard, “Eric Northman”
• Sam Trammell, “Sam Merlotte”
• Rutina Wesley, “Tara Thornton”
• Deborah Ann Woll, “Jessica Hamby”

White Collar
March 7, 2011
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Panel:
• Matt Bomer, “Neal Caffrey”
• Tim DeKay, “Peter Burke”
• Willie Garson, “Mozzie”
• Tiffani Thiessen, “Elizabeth Burke”
• Marsha Thomason, “Diana Barrigan”
• Sharif Atkins, “Clinton Jones”
• Jeff Eastin, Creator / Executive Producer
• Jeff King, Co-Executive Producer
• Marc Goffman, Co-Executive Producer

Hot in Cleveland
March 8, 2011
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Panel:
• Valerie Bertinelli, “Melanie Moretti”
• Jane Leeves, “Joy Scroggs”
• Wendie Malick, “Victoria Chase”
• Betty White, “Elka Ostrovsky”
• Sean Hayes, Executive Producer
• Suzanne Martin, Executive Producer / Creator

Parks and Recreation
March 9, 2011
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Panel:
• Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”
• Rashida Jones, “Anne Perkins”
• Aziz Ansari, “Tom Haverford”
• Nick Offerman, “Ron Swanson”
• Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”
• Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”
• Rob Lowe “Chris Traeger”
• Adam Scott “Ben Wyatt”
• Jim O’Heir, “Jerry Gergich”
• Retta, “Donna Meagle”
• Greg Daniels, Executive Producer
• Michael Schur, Executive Producer

Eastbound & Down
March 10, 2011
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Panel:
• Danny McBride, “Kenny Powers”/Writer/Executive Producer
• Steve Little, “Stevie Janowski”
• Jody Hill, Writer/Director/Executive Producer
• Adam McKay, Executive Producer
• Ana de la Reguera: “Vida”
• Katy Mixon: “April Buchanon”
• Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

An Evening with Jimmy Fallon
March 11, 2011
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Freaks and Geeks / Undeclared Reunion
March 12, 2011
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Panel:
• Judd Apatow , Executive Producer Freaks & Geeks  ; Creator / Executive Producer Undeclared
• Paul Feig, Creator / Executive Producer Freaks & Geeks / Director, Undeclared
• Linda Cardellini, “Lindsay Weir” Freaks & Geeks
• John Francis Daley, “Sam Weir” Freaks & Geeks
• Martin Starr, “Bill Haverchuck” Freaks & Geeks
• Samm Levine, “Neil Schweiber” Freaks & Geeks
• Seth Rogen, “Ken Miller” Freaks & Geeks / “Ron Garner” Undeclared
• Busy Philipps, “Kim Kelly”, Freaks & Geeks
• Jason Segel, “Nick Andopolis” Freaks & Geeks /  “Eric” Undeclared
• Joe Flaherty “Harold Weir” Freaks & Geeks
• Jake Kasdan, Director / Consulting Producer Freaks & Geeks
• Jay Baruchel, “Steven Karp” Undeclared
• Monica Keena, “Rachel Lindquist” Undeclared
• Carla Gallo, “Lizzie Exley” Undeclared
• Timm Sharp, “Marshall Nesbitt” Undeclared
• Christina Payano, “Tina Ellroy” Undeclared
• Jarrett Grode, “Perry” Undeclared
• Kevin Rankin, “Lucien” Undeclared
• Plus additional members of the casts & creative teams

Supernatural
March 13, 2011
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Panel:
• Jared Padalecki, “Sam Winchester”
• Jensen Ackles, “Dean Winchester”
• Misha Collins, “Castiel”
• Jim Beaver, “Bobby Singer”
• Eric Kripke, Executive Producer
• Sera Gamble, Executive Producer

American Idol
March 14, 2011
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Panel to be announced.

Community
March 15, 2011
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Panel:
• Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
• Chevy Chase, “Pierce Hawthorne”
• Gillian Jacobs, “Britta Perry”
• Danny Pudi, “Abed Nadir”
• Donald Glover, “Troy Barnes”
• Yvette Nicole Brown, “Shirley Bennett”
• Alison Brie, “Annie Edison”
• Ken Jeong, “Senor Chang”
• Dan Harmon – Creator / Executive Producer
• Joe Russo – Executive Producer
• Anthony Russo – Executive Producer
• Neil Goldman – Executive Producer
• Garrett Donovan – Executive Producer
• Russ Krasnoff – Executive Producer

Glee
March 16, 2011
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Panel:
• Ryan Murphy, Co-Creator / Executive Producer
• Dianna Agron, “Quinn Fabray”
• Chris Colfer, “Kurt Hummel”
• Jessalyn Gilsig, “Terri Schuester“
• Jane Lynch, “Sue Sylvester”
• Jayma Mays, “Emma Pillsbury”
• Kevin McHale, “Artie Abrams”
• Lea Michele, “Rachel Berry”
• Cory Monteith, “Finn Hudson”
• Heather Morris, “Brittany Pierce”
• Matthew Morrison, “Will Schuester”
• Mike O’Malley, “Burt Hummel”
• Amber Riley, “Mercedes Jones”
• Naya Rivera, “Santana Lopez”
• Mark Salling, “Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman”
• Jenna Ushkowitz, “Tina Cohen-Chang”
• Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

Raising Hope
March 17, 2011
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Panel:
• Greg Garcia, Creator / Executive Producer (schedule permitting)
• Lucas Neff, “Jimmy Chance”
• Martha Plimpton, “Virginia Chance”
• Garret Dillahunt, “Burt Chance” (schedule permitting)
• Shannon Woodward, “Sabrina”
• Plus additional members of the cast & creative team

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PaleyFest 2011 Guide For Fans Part 1

PaleyFest will soon be here! Seems like yesterday when they announced that True Blood will once again take part in the William Paley S. Paley Festival. (ok it wasn’t yesterday but actually announced on 12/15/10). True Blood fans may remember that the show was previously featured at PaleyFest in 2009. (4/13/09).

What is PaleyFest?

Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, the annual William S. Paley Television Festival celebrates television programming and the creative process behind the medium. The Festival has been held for the last 27 years. Paley Fest is a two-week event that features various television shows with different panel every evening. The panels include members of the show’s cast and creative team (producer, writers). The  line up of shows has been announced but as of this writing the actual cast and attendees have not been released. So far only the Walking Dead panel attendees has been released. For True Blood the only confirmed attendees are:
Sam Trammell
Kristin Bauer
Alexander Skarsgard
(he was the first one confirmed)

UPDATE 2/17/11 Just released: The following will also be attending:

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer!

When is PaleyFest 2011?
Paley Fest 2011 is set for March 4-18, 2011 (The True Blood PaleyFest Panel is being held on Saturday March 5th)

Where will it be held?

All of the panels will be held at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Saban Theater website link here: The theater was formerly called “Wilshire Beverly Hills Theater” and it is located at:
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

The seats are by section. There is no assigned seating (just a section is listed on the ticket). So this means that seating is on a first come first serve basis within seating area designated on the ticket.. Only premium ticket holdera are allowed in the “Pit” section closest to the stage. (there are only 44 seats in this section believe me well worth the price of the ticket!).

Here is the seating chart for The Saban Theater:

The seating capacity of the theater is a total of 1898 seats broken out below by sections. There will be Paley Volunteers to help fans get to their seats and figure out where they need to go if needed (plus also to keep fans from trying to sneak into a section not on the ticket they hold)

By section/Row#/number of seats:
Pit: rows AA-BB: 42 seats (rows 1 and 2) NOTE: These rows have been removed for Paley (to make room for the stage)
OrchestraFront: rows:CC-FF :120 seats(rows 3-6)
Orchestra:  rows GG-E:264 seats (rows 7-13)
Orchestra Rear: F-S :491 seats (rows 14-25)

Mezzanine AA-EE (overhangs orchestra row K) 197 Seats
Balcony Front: A-L 400 Seats
Balcony Rear: M-V: 384 seats

What will fans see at PaleyFest?
First let me state-Paley is not as insane as ComicCon. I spent over 12 hours in the same ballroom just to keep my seat in order to see the True Blood panel. (no assigned seating or areas at ComicCon and not super organized!).
Line ups for the 2009 True Blood panel I remember started very very early (some fans were on line by 9 am).
The Saban Theater is larger than the Arclight theater where PaleyFest 2009 was held  (The Saban  holds over 1800 seats double the ArcLight capacity) There will be large monitor behind the panel to help with viewing even if the seats are not close to the stage. Here is an image from PaleyFest 2010 that show the large screen behind the panel:

Panels start with an introduction from the panel moderator. Then there will be either a screening of the show or a highlight reel. For the 2009 True Blood panel, fans saw a snippet of Season 2 featuring Sookie and the first glimpse into the Maenad. After the screening, the moderator will ask the panel questions followed by a brief fan Q&A session.

Will fans be able to get autographs?

At the end of the panel, the cast/writers usually stay around for 10 minutes to sign items and or take photos with fans. There is no guarantee that they will stay at all to sign things but they have in the past. Make sure if you want an autograph-bring something for them to sign. (or you can have them sign your PaleyFest program they most likely won’t have time to personalize the autograph ) Decide who you want to have sign your item. You may ponly have time to get a couple of signatures.  Please DON”T RUN TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE when the panel is over! Walk , be polite, don’t shove or push other fans just to worm your way up their. I know the opposite of this has already been posted on other sites but for everyone’s safety-Don’ RUN! I was stuck in a crush of fans in 2009 and it was definitely scary. I was seated in the second row center at the Arclight and was unable to get to the front of the stage. (I did not want to risk damage to my camera) I got the heck out of the way and went to the side and wound up with amazing photos of the cast signing autographs instead. You need to be polite and not super pushy or belligerent  when asking for autographs! If the security guards see any safety risks or issues for the attendees they will rush them off the stage. I found a cool online site that has an extensive selection of TV posters and cast photos. I would recommend a smaller sized poster ie the 11X17 size instead of a huge one. The smaller size is easier to travel with and may not get damaged dealing with the crowds. The Walking Dead posters and True Blood poster and cast photos are pretty cool. The image below has a link to their site:

The photo below is one of my favorite photos from that night. I was able to get some great shots of Alexander Skarsgard signing items for his fans. He was last one to leave the stage.

Photo Credit: ©2009 B.Henderson

Mishmash blog  has a great write-up and timeline of the 2010 PaleyFest panel for Cougar Town. The photos there also give you an idea of how crowded it can get around the stage. Mishmash write up and photo gallery link found here:

Here are some great write-ups and links from the True Blood panel at PaleyFest held in 2009.

PaleyFest 2009 Video of True Blood panel at Paley site

LaIst write up:

LAist.com write up of the True Blood Panel (great blog to follow on Twitter :@TheTVJunkie)

Futoncritic write up of True Blood panel from PaleyFest 2009

Fear.net write up of PaleyFest 2009 True Blood panel (they also had a camera crew for the panel and got some great footage of the fans lined up for the True Blood panel

I wound up taking a photo of this fan with her friend in the theater before the panel started. She wrote about her experience for TrueBlood.net at the True Blood panel. Here is a link to her write-ups. (the first link has the photo I took of them)

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I hope this helps answer any questions you may have for PaleyFest 2011. If not please leave your question in the comments section and I’ll get an answer for it posted. Stay tuned for Part 2 of PaleyFest 2011 Guide where I will cover how to plan and make sure you can get some great photos at the event . Just a reminder–NO FLASH is allowed when taking photos during the event. Also NO VIDEO IS ALLOWED. Yes I know there will be tons of fans taping but taping is against Paley rules. Paley is a non-profit organization and they do tape the panels and release DVD’s for sale. The 2009 True Blood panel at PaleyFest was offered as a package with Season 2 DVD set sold at Target.

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PaleyFest 2011 Full Lineup: True Blood panel March 5

PaleyFest 2011 full schedule has finally been announced!

March 4th: The Walking Dead
March 5th: True Blood
March 7th: White Collar
March 8th: Hot in Cleveland
March 9th: Parks and Recreation
March 10th: Eastbound and Down
March 11th: An Evening with Jimmy Fallon
March 12th: Freaks and Geeks/Undecared Reunion
March 13th: Supernatural
March 14th: American Idol
March 15th: Community
March 17th: Raising Hope

Source: PaleyCenter for media

The full press release is shown below:

The Paley Center for Media Announces PaleyFest2011:

Twenty-Eighth Annual William S. Paley Television Festival

Festival to honor the Casts and Creators of Community, Eastbound & Down,

Hot in Cleveland, Parks & Recreation, Supernatural, Raising Hope,

True Blood, The Walking Dead, and White Collar

Also special evening celebrations with Jimmy Fallon and American Idol: Ten Seasons, plus a Freaks &Geeks and Undeclared reunion event

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media will present the twenty-eighth annual PaleyFest: William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest2011) from March 4 to

17, 2011, returning to the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. PaleyFest2011 is an extraordinary interactive pop culture event, connecting fans with the casts and creators of their favorite series as well as the icons who have changed or are changing the face of media. Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, PaleyFest continues its twenty-eight year tradition of celebrating the collaborative creativity behind making great entertainment content—from the genesis of an idea to that vital connection with audiences the world over. During each PaleyFest evening, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work followed by a panel discussion with the cast and creative team and then has the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in its production.

“From zombies to vampires, from high school geeks to singing sensations, PaleyFest continues to celebrate the breadth of pop culture influencing our lives today. At this ultimate TV fanfest in the heart of the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles, we offer television enthusiasts an unrivaled connection with the casts and crews of their favorite series as well as the opportunity to honor media icons and innovators,” said Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media.

During the Festival, PaleyFest panels from the last twenty-seven years will be screened at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. Previously recorded discussions with the cast and creative teams will be shown including True BloodThe Big Bang TheoryBuffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, Modern Family, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Angel, Alias, Battlestar Galatica, Pushing Daisies, and many others. This screening series will run from March 2 to March 20, 2011. Numerous PaleyFest events are also available at amazon.com.

Since the first Festival in 1984, the Paley Center has honored nearly three hundred programs, including 24, 90210AliasBeverly Hills 90210The Big Bang TheoryBuffy the Vampire SlayerCheersCurb Your EnthusiasmThe Daily Show with Jon StewartDexter, Entourage, Family GuyFriends, Glee, The Golden Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners, House, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Lost, Mad Men, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, NCIS, The Office, Roots, Route 66, Sábado Gigante, SeinfeldThe Simpsons,Six Feet UnderSouth Parkthirtysomething, Ugly Betty, The Untouchables, The West Wing, and The X-Files, along with such personalities as Judd Apatow, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, John Frankenheimer, Jim Henson, Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon, Mary Martin, Seth McFarlane, Carl Reiner, Garry Shandling, Flip Wilson, Jonathan Winters, and many others. PaleyFest panels are recorded and are available for viewing at the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles.

The PaleyFest2011 schedule is as follows— please note that events/participants are subject to change:

Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.                           The Walking Dead Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.                     True Blood Evening Sponsor: Netflix

Monday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.                        White Collar

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.                      Hot in Cleveland

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.               Parks and Recreation

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.                 Eastbound & Down

Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. An Evening with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. PaleyFest Reunion: Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared Evening Sponsor: Microsoft Zune

*Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m.                     Supernatural

*different event start time

Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.                     American Idol: Celebrating Ten Seasons

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.                    Community

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. DARK

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.                Raising Hope

TICKETS

PaleyFest2011 Festival Pass ($1200 for one ticket to each night plus more) and three PaleyFest2010 Premium Ticket Packages ($750 for two tickets for four shows plus more per package) are on sale now at ticketweb.com.

Individual tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 21, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. Individual tickets will become available to the general public beginning the following Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. PT. For Paley Center Members, ticket prices are $60/$35/$25/$15 per event. For the general public, tickets are $75/$45/$35/$25 per event. All PaleyFest2011 tickets are available only via TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 (service charges apply).

If you are not already a Paley Center Member and would like to qualify for the Member discount, you may purchase Memberships when buying PaleyFest2011 tickets via TicketWeb (service charges apply to phone and Internet sales) now through the end of Festival.

Please note: There is a four-ticket limit per person per event. For sold-out evenings, tickets may become available at the Saban Theatre box office at showtime. There are no refunds or exchanges on memberships or tickets. There are no on-site tickets sales at the Paley Center. Events and participants are subject to change.

FESTIVAL HOTLINE

Information about PaleyFest2011 is available through the recorded Festival hotline: 310.786.1010 as well as at www.paleycenter.org.

SPECIAL THANKS

PaleyFest2011 is made possible in part by a grant from the William S. Paley Foundation. PaleyFest2011 is sponsored in part by Microsoft Zune and Netflix. The Los Angeles Times is the Festival’s Platinum Media Partner. KROQ Los Angeles, LA Weekly, TV Guide Magazine, and Vulture are Media Partners.

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