PALEYFEST: THE WILLIAM S. PALEY TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF GREAT TV TO RETURN
MARCH 1-15 AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS
INITIAL HONOREES REVEALED ARE "THE NEWSROOM", "REVOLUTION" &
"ONCE UPON A TIME"
SELECT PALEYFEST PANELS AND SHORT FORM CONTENT TO STREAM
EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU AND HULU PLUS
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, DECEMBER 5, 2012 - PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival, The Paley Center for Media's annual two-week celebration of great television, has scheduled its 30th anniversary event for March 1-15, 2013, returning to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Additionally, Hulu, who first partnered with PaleyFest for its spring 2012 event, expands its relationship with the Festival, and has been named Premier Sponsor for PaleyFest 2013.
PaleyFest also proudly announces that The Newsroom, Revolution and Once Upon A Time are the first three series to be revealed from the extensive roster of programs to be honored at the 30th anniversary Festival. Additional talent appearances, screenings, and panels will be announced within the coming months, and the full slate of Festival honorees will be revealed on Wednesday, January 9. PaleyFest is a cavalcade of interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings that connects the worldwide community of television fans and industry insiders alike with the casts and creators of their favorite TV series, and the icons that are changing the face of media.
As part of its Premier Sponsorship, Hulu will stream a selection of full-length panel content and short form clips, exclusively on-demand from each PaleyFest panel on the free ad-supported Hulu.com, and the Hulu Plus subscription service. Hulu is the premier online video streaming service offering current season TV shows, classic series and acclaimed movies from more than 430 content partners, including five of the six major broadcast networks.
PaleyFest.org, the Festival's official website, will continue to serve as the official destination for ongoing PaleyFest announcements, content including photos and video clips from Festival events both current and classic, Festival merchandise, and ticket sales. New PaleyFest Showrunner Passes, including admission to each Festival event at the Saban Theatre, are now on sale, and the new Studio Pass will be available to Paley Center Members on Wednesday, January 9, and to the general public on Thursday, January 10. Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 11, and to the general public on Sunday, January 13 via www.paleyfest.org and the Festival's ticket provider: www.ticketweb.com.
Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events. PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival benefits The Paley Center for Media's preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center for Media is home to one of the world's foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio and new media content, nearly 150,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media. In addition to its facilities in Los Angeles and New York, a selection of Paley Center public events have been made digitally available to libraries and universities across the United States via the educational resource, Proquest.
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.