Tuesday, December 17, 2013

31st Annual William S. Paley Television Festival Moves to the Dolby Theatre March 13-28, 2014

The Paley Center for Media will honor TV's best at the iconic Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland for the 31st annual PaleyFest from March 13 to 28, 2014. PaleyFest's robust schedule of programs will include exclusive screenings, interactive panel conversations, live table reads, series reunions, and more. The first three honorees to be revealed for 2014 are Veronica Mars, which will open the festival with a cast reunion the day prior to the nationwide release of the VERONICA MARS movie, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, and AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, which will serve as the PaleyFest 2014 closing night presentation; with the full lineup to be revealed January 8.

PaleyFest is an interactive pop-culture event that connects fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV series, and delivers a unique look at the icons that are changing the face of media. For over two weeks, more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media descend upon PaleyFest, delighting fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop and breaking news stories on their favorite shows.

"Moving PaleyFest to the landmark Dolby Theatre is an extraordinary testament to the festival's growth over the years," commented Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "Hosting PaleyFest at the prestigious home of the Academy Awards is also an acknowledgement of the caliber of programs we showcase and of the wonderful support we've received from our network & studio partners, sponsors, and the amazing creative talents PaleyFest celebrates year after year."

PaleyFest will kick off with the second annual PaleyFest Icon Award celebration. The award, which will be presented at a gala celebration at the Paley Center's Beverly Hills location, is named for William S. Paley, the pioneering media titan and founder of The Paley Center for Media, and recognizes individual creative achievements in television. The award recipient and event date will be announced in the coming weeks.

PALEYFEST Showrunner Passes, including admission to each event, and 4-event Studio Passes will be available to Paley Center Members on January 11 and to the general public on January 13. Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members, beginning January 16 and to the general public on January 19.

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