This was posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
SCAD’s fifth annual aTVFest in early February will honor three actresses: Jenna Elfman, Christina Ricci and Jennifer Morrison.
The festival, which covers February 2 through February 4, includes panels targeting students trying to break into the business as well as screenings of TV shows with cast and producers. Shows shot in Atlanta that will be featured include Fox’s “24: Legacy” and “Star,” CBS’s “MacGyver” and OWN’s ‘Greenleaf.”
Other shows that will be highlighted include ABC’s “Scandal” and “Quantico,” Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” and “Beyond” and NBC’s ‘Taken.” HBO and HGTV will also have shows represented.
Buy tickets here, which include day passes ($25 but does not include evening screenings), festival passes ($200) and platinum passes ($300 which includes receptions).
Elfman, best known for her starring role on the ABC sitcom “Dharma & Greg” from 1997 to 2002, is back on ABC this spring with a new show “Imaginary Mary,” which debuts March 29. She receives something called the Spotlight Award. Morrison, who stars in ABC’s Sunday drama “Once Upon a Time,” will also receive a Spotlight Award.
Ricci, who is better known for her film work such as “The Addams Family,” “The Ice Storm” and “Sleepy Hollow,” is starring in a new Amazon Prime drama “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” which debuts January 27. She is receiving the Vanguard Award.
The cast from WGN’s ‘Underground,” which is shot in Savannah, will receive a cast award for outstanding achievement in television on Saturday, Feb. 4.
All attendees are scheduled to appear at screenings of their respective television shows.
The press release noted that “of the nearly 12,000 SCAD alumni from entertainment and digital media disciplines, more than 1,600 work in the Georgia film industry, now a multi-billion-dollar driver for the Atlanta economy.”