Wed. Dec 1st, 2021
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“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. ”

The virtual ATX TV Festival — which is celebrating its 10th anniversary — kicked off Friday night appropriately with a “Friday Night Lights” panel, a tribute to the first year of the event.

Cast from the famed football series, which was set in Texas and filmed at Austin, where ATX takes place, have reunited in the festival virtually every year since its inception.

“We’ve had plenty of adventures with this cast and the creative team behind it. They have become the true essence of the ATX family over the last ten years, festival co-founder Emily Gipson told viewers during the virtual panel.

Co-founder Caitlin McFarland added, “This cast, these people, they set the tone behind the scenes, in front of the scenes, the entire thing. ”

Louanne Stephens (Mrs. Saracen), Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity), Scott Porter (Jason Street), Stacey Oristano (Mindy Collette) and Derek Phillips (Billy Riggins) all participated in the live kick-off occasion over Zoom.

The throw relived memories from previous festivals and festivals about the show ’s lasting popularity.

The festival is set to operate for 10 days and will feature a “Degrassi” 20th-anniversary reunion, in addition to a 20th-anniversary panel for CBS’ “The Amazing Race. ”

Other highlights include panels for Netflixs Selena: The Series, MTVs Faking It, Younger the Bold Type L.A. Confidential and much more. Michael J. Fox is setting to obtain the festivals Award in Television eXcellence, while Pose star Angelica Ross will receive the Breakthrough Award. ”

ATX TV Festival is expected to resume in-person in 2022.

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