Fest News! Paley, Comic-Con & SXSW

Full Lineup of Honorees for PaleyFest 2012

Beverly Hills, CA, January 10, 2012 – The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of honorees for the upcoming PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival, with the latest additions including freshman series New Girl and Revenge, as well as returning favorites The Office, Castle, The Vampire Diaries and Community. These series will join previously announced honorees Two and a Half Men, Sons of Anarchy, Once Upon a Time, Mad Men, Modern Family, and American Horror Story, which will each take part in the Center’s annual two-week celebration of great television at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills March 2 – 14, 2012.

The full schedule is as follows:

3/02/12 Opening Night Presentation: American Horror Story (7:00 pm)
3/03/12 Community (7:00 pm)
3/04/12 Once Upon a Time (1:00 pm matinee presentation)
3/05/12 New Girl (7:00 pm)
3/06/12 The Office (7:00 pm)
3/07/12 Sons of Anarchy (7:00 pm)
3/09/12 Castle (7:00 pm)
3/10/12 The Vampire Diaries (7:00 pm)
3/11/12 Revenge (1:00 pm matinee presentation)
3/12/12 Two and a Half Men (7:00 pm)
3/13/12 Mad Men (7:00 pm)
3/14/12 Closing Night Presentation: Modern Family (7:00 pm)

Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center members beginning Jan. 13, 2012 and to the general public on Jan. 15, 2012. Premium Festival Passes and Premium Packages, including tickets to multiple events are currently on sale via the festival’s official website http://www.paleyfest.org and via its ticket provider http://www.ticketweb.com

San Diego Comic-Con Requires Pre-Registration

Anyone planning on attending the mother of all conventions, which will take place a bit earlier this year – July 12-15 – should now sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. This does not guarantee you a badge when they go on sale (a date has yet to be announced but four day with preview night sold out at Comic-Con 2011) but you will need to have a member ID to purchase one.

Basically, they’re forcing you to register for their site to buy a badge and you must do so early. All the links and instructions are below.

The direct link to sign up for one of these ID’s is here but there are some additional instructions, especially for press and professionals, along with FAQ’s and more by clicking here.

Comic-Con isn’t coming out and saying this but doing this serves one major purpose. It should, in theory, cut down on the huge amount of traffic once online badge sales begin. Every badge will be linked to an ID so people trying to buy more than one (unless it’s for a child, that’s okay) will be hampered. Plus, by instituing this policy a good six months before the event, it should weed out people who are on the fence about attending.

 

The Cabin in the Woods Opens SXSW

Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods is finally getting the premiere it deserves. The long-delayed horror film is set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival from March 9-18 this year.

What is even better is that Joss Whedon, who co-wrote and produced the film, will be in attendance for a Q&A panel. Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford lead this horror film.

The full press release is below.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is pleased to announce the world premiere of Lionsgate’s The Cabin in the Woods as the 2012 Opening Night Film. In addition to premiering the film, Whedon will participate in a key Conversation panel at the SXSW Film Conference on Saturday, March 10.

Produced and co-written by iconic genre storyteller Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods marks Emmy®-nominated writer Drew Goddard’s (Cloverfield, Lost, Alias) first foray into directing. This mind-blowing horror film starts typically enough, as we join five young adults embarking on a weekend of debauchery at an abandoned cabin in the woods.  But as layer after layer of the film’s truly kaleidoscopic world is revealed, everything we know about horror is deconstructed, and everything we love is reconstructed before our eyes. The film stars Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford, and will be in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2012.  For more information about the film please visit:www.discoverthecabininthewoods.com/.

Register for a Film, Gold or Platinum Badge today at www.sxsw.com/attend, and join us March 9-17, 2012 for unparalleled access to these energetic panels, exceptional films, exciting parties, the SXSW Trade Show and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver. Register by January 13 and save up to 20% off the walk-up rate

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