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I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Cartoon Network burst into my life. The first all animated channel and it’s still going strong with new series and reboots of beloved favorites! If you are a fan of CN that this is the best holiday season EVER! The Paley Center in NYC and LA welcomes CN with an exhibition that has panels, screenings, fun experiences for kids and people who love the art form. See below details for schedule of panels with CN artists who created and worked on popular series.
Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity
FREE Exhibit and Screenings
Los Angeles: October 14 to November 19, 2017
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
New York: This exhibit ran at the Paley Center in New York: September 16 to October 8, 2017.
Twenty-five years ago, the way we enjoyed cartoons changed forever when Cartoon Network launched as the very first twenty-four-hour network dedicated to animation.
Join us at the Paley Center to celebrate twenty-five years of drawing on creativity! Visitors will experience the creative process from sketch to screen and beyond with an in-depth look at Steven Universe, enjoy special exhibits including stop-motion sets from Adventure Time, and have photo ops with sculptures from The Powerpuff Girls and Cartoon Network’s newest hit OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!
Let the celebration begin!
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In Los Angeles:
Free Drop-In Animation Activities for Kids
Saturday, October 14, 2017; noon to 3:30 pm
You be the animator! Through arts and crafts projects from the Paley Education Department, children (ages 5-15) and families will have the opportunity to try out simple animation techniques and gain a better understanding of process behind some of their most beloved Cartoon Network programs.
Storyboarding (ages 5-7)
Using blank storyboard templates, children will be able to map out a scene of their own design. This activity will give children a chance to try their hand at drawing their favorite Cartoon Network characters and then using their creativity, imagination, and literacy skills to fill in the dialogue and action boxes for a complete scene.
Flip Books, Thaumatropes, and Phenakistoscopes (ages 8-15)
One of the best ways of understanding how animation comes to life is to do it yourself. Children will be given the opportunity to create their own simple animation toys like flip books, thaumatropes, and phenakistoscopes that show how small changes over multiple images make for exciting results!
Cartoon Network on the Big Screen
LA: Weekends, October 14 to November 19, 2017
Starting at 12:15 and 2:15 pm
NY: Weekends, September 16 to October 8, 2017
Join us in the theater to enjoy a taste of the Cartoon Network programming that is featured in the exhibit.
Cartoon Network Sampler: One hour screening of episodes featured in our exhibit including Ben 10, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!, and The Powerpuff Girls.
Steven Universe: One hour screening focusing on Steven Universe, including episodes, behind-the-scenes clips, music videos, other special Steven Universe content.
CARTOON NETWORK ON THE BIG SCREEN
Weekends: Oct. 14 to Nov. 19
12:15 pm & 2:15 pm
In Los Angeles:
Panel: Cartoon Network Presents: The Creator’s Journey
Saturday, October 21, 2017; 12:00 pm
Our Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with a special free panel event, The Creator’s Journey. Join creators Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, and Julia Pott for a behind-the-scenes look at Cartoon Network’s hit series Steven Universe, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, and the upcoming Summer Camp Island.
RSVP for FREE!
Rebecca Sugar, Creator, Steven Universe
Ian Jones-Quartey, Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
Julia Pott, Creator, Summer Camp Island
Moderator: Michael Schneider, Executive Editor, IndieWire; Editor At Large, Variety
In New York:
Panel: Art of the Hero
Saturday, October 7, 2017; 11:00 am
Join creators and artists from Cartoon Network’s most heroic shows to talk about how they have the most epic jobs on the planet! Learn how they got into animation, what advice they have for young artists, and maybe a few secrets about your favorite heroes. In person: Ian Jones-Quartey (Creator, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes!) and John Fang (Producer, Ben 10). FREE!
Fun Facts about Cartoon Network
An entire cable channel devoted to cartoons? Twenty-five years ago, the concept was revolutionary, yet here we are celebrating the anniversary of the October 1, 1992, launch of Cartoon Network, an industry titan that has played a crucial role in redefining children’s television, entertaining and inspiring generations of youths and animators. Like Samurai Jack, Cartoon Network has traveled far and wide in twenty-five years, finding a magical place to fulfill its destiny.
Initially, Cartoon Network provided its parent company, Turner Broadcasting, with a platform to leverage a formidable library of classic animation, including programming from Hanna-Barbera, MGM, UA, and Fleischer Studios—so, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo Where Are You!, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, and numerous other iconic shows. But the following year CN began offering original programming—The Moxy Show was first, followed by Space Ghost Coast to Coast (combining old and new footage) and an incubator initiative, spearheaded by John Kricfalusi and Fred Seibert, that produced such shows as Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. In no time at all, Cartoon had demonstrated its commitment to experimentation and innovation, nurturing independent up-and-comers like Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, and Van Partible.
Turner’s 1996 merger with Time Warner opened new doors, resulting in the arrival of animated adaptations of such Warner properties as Justice League, Teen Titans, Acquaman, and the many permutations of Batman. In 1997 Cartoon launched Sean Atkins and Jason DeMarco’s Toonami, a programming block showcasing action anime.
The list of successful CN shows over the last twenty-five years is way too long to present here, but just to whet your appetite: Adventure Time; Steven Universe; The Amazing World of Gumball; Ben 10; Ed, Edd, and Eddy; Samurai Jack; Grim & Evil; The Grim Adventures of Bill & Mandy; Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends; Regular Show; and, from 2003–05, three seasons of Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars—perhaps you’ve heard of some of them?
What do the next twenty-five years hold in store for Cartoon Network? “Everything ahead of us is totally unknown,” says Jake, Jr., in Adventure Time, one of CN’s most beloved shows. But like Old Tart Toter says in the same show, we’ll “still be here tomorrow to high five you yesterday.”
-David Bushman, Curator, Television
The Paley Center for Media
Have you made a date for the 2017 Paley Fest Previews from September 6 – 16 at the Paley Center for Media Los Angeles? This year they are welcoming new and returning series from comedy to drama to standup. What new series are you fanning for already or are curious to learn more about? If you didn’t purchase your tickets already some of the most popular panels have already sold out BUT if your a Paley Member (or want to join) you can purchase the ‘must see’ panels.
My must see panel is the Mindy Project (it’s the final season AND they have a exhibition of costumes from the series), Future Man, the Orville, Ghosted, Mayor, Big Mouth, the Comedy Get Down and as a 80s kid must see the reboot of Dynasty (with a very sexy young cast … it is on the CW).
I’m a TV Fan in general so love to attend the Paley Fest where I’ve seen previews of series that I may have missed that I enjoyed so make sure you venture beyond your usual ‘type’ and try something new!
Leave a comment below on the panel you’d love to see or what show will be the first for a full season order!
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* Adam Scott * Nick Kroll * John Larroquette
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About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
The Paley Center for Media Selects An Evening with One Day at a Time on May 4
2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season
The Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills One Day at a Time Program will Feature a Special Screening of the Series, a Panel Conversation and Audience Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team as part of the PaleyLive LA Spring Season of events including the CW’s Riverdale (April 27th), Speechless (May 9th) and the Dirty Dancing Musical (May 18th).
Buy tickets and spend an evening with the cast and team behind the Netflix series ‘One Day at a Time’ a reboot of the original 70s series from the creative sitcom genius Norman Lear. This modern update keeps the basic story of a divorced woman juggling career, being catholic, an opinionated mother, kids and being a divorcee but with a modern twist. Added in the mix is the reality of dealing with the bureaucracy of service as a former soldier, immigration and sexual orientation
I am very excited to cover and attend the panel to learn why Mr. Lear decided to reboot the series on Netflix, hear about the casting of the series and the new spin with the hispanic family in the new gentrified Los Angeles. We can look forward to new stories with Season 2 on Netflix but before that happens leave a comment below of what I should ask the cast and production team.
Justina Machado, “Penelope”; Rita Moreno, “Lydia”; Isabella Gomez, “Elena”; Marcel Ruiz, “Alex”; Norman Lear, Executive Producer; Gloria Calderon Kellett, Showrunner & Executive Producer; Mike Royce, Showrunner & Executive Producer; and Brent Miller, Co-Executive Producer, are scheduled to participate, with additional panelists to be announced.
“Upon its premiere, One Day at A Time proved to be one of the smartest and freshest new shows to enter the television landscape,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “PaleyLive programs are praised for presenting the best of what television has to offer and this event is no exception. We’re so proud to add An Evening with One Day at a Time to the incredible lineup of shows featured at the Paley Center this spring.”
One Day at a Time, Netflix and Sony Pictures Television’s inspired update of the classic 70’s-era sitcom, has received well-deserved praise from audiences and critics alike. Featuring an incredible ensemble of actors and a brilliant creative team led by Executive Producer Norman Lear and Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, the series is at once timeless and decidedly of the moment. The series introduces the Alvarez family including single mom “Penelope” (Justina Machado), a nurse and Afghanistan veteran; daughter “Elena” (Isabella Gomez); son “Alex” (Marcel Ruiz); and Penelope’s mother “Lydia” (Rita Moreno), along with their building superintendent, “Schneider” (Todd Grinnell). Together they bring to life one of the most heartfelt and consistently funny series on television today.
PaleyLive programs are known for offering television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive events held at the Paley Center’s New York and Beverly Hills locations. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.
For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paley.me/oneday.
Archie fans let’s make a date on April 27th to see the CW’s Riverdale Premier Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media
Alas if you did not buy tickets they are sold out but you may be able to screen it partially on Hulu or at the Paley Center archives. Of course the best way to avoid missing out on these great events is to join the Paley Center as a member with the benefits of early member only sales, events and supporting the museum in NYC/LA.
This series is turning the Archie comic book we grew up watching in a new direction and I LOVE it! I had a chance to chat with some of the cast and producers at Wondercon where we chatted about the process to bringing the comic book to network TV, that the show is based on the rebooted comic book series and that the hardest part was finding the perfect actors for the roles. Any fan who’s watching has to agree the chemistry and strong acting coupled with the writing has fans tuning in every week!
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Josie are the core of the series but the entire cast from parents to the supporting cast has created a Riverdale that feels so real … I mean real where everyone is GORGEOUS it is on the CW <guffaw> so it’s still the dream hometown of America but with a naughty twist of teachers dating students, a HS getting pregnant, family rivalry, catty mothers, jerk dads and high school where EVERYONE feels out of place.
The PaleyLive event is one of many Paley Center year-round public programs that offer TV fans the opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive and intimate events. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only to expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.
|WHO:||KJ Apa, “Archie Andrews”
Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper”
Camila Mendes, “Veronica Lodge”
Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones”
Marisol Nichols, “Hermione Lodge”
Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom”
Ashleigh Murray, “Josie McCoy”
|Casey Cott, “Kevin Keller”
with Mӓdchen Amick, “Alice Cooper”
and Luke Perry, “Fred Andrews”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer
Moderator: Dominic Patten, Senior Editor, Deadline
|The event is sold out. For additional information and panel updates, please visit: https://www.paleycenter.org/2017-riverdale|
|About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
About RIVERDALE: Based on the Archie Comics characters, Riverdale stars KJ Apa (The Cul de Sac), Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack), Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (24), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Appearances: Younger, The Following), with Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210). Riverdale is produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, and the series airs Thursdays (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on The CW.
Am so excited to hear that the Paley Center for Media is welcoming Prison Break, Riverdale, Speechless, and the New ABC Musical Event, Dirty Dancing for the 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season! <scream> so many great programs that my head is spinning!
“The programs selected for our PaleyLive events represent the best television has to offer and tackle today’s most compelling themes and issues,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “The programs in our PaleyLive Spring Season run the gamut from thriller to mystery, from romance to the challenges facing a special needs family. Each one promises to spark the entertaining and informative conversations that have made PaleyLive programs the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals.”
PaleyLive LA this Spring selection of programs, feature screening, premier episodes, panel talks AND the opportunity for the audience to ask questions! I just found out about these new panels and if you are a member you can buy tickets before the general public!
An Evening with Speechless
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm
I’m a huge fan of ABC Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Television’s Speechless it’s a show that represents the challenge of a family struggling to live in a neighborhood to offer the best to their kids. The portrayal of JJ DiMeo by Micah Fowler that shows a HS kid living his life and not allowing anyone to stand in front of his wheels! Out of the entire family I must admit I want to hang with JJ and not just to cut in line <guffaw>. The Paley Center will host Minnie Driver (Maya DiMeo); John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo); Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo); Micah Fowler (JJ DiMeo); Kyla Kenedy(Dylan DiMeo); Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth); Scott Silveri, Creator & Executive Producer; Melvin Mar, Executive Producer; and Jake Kasdan, Executive Producer; for a premiere screening and conversation.
Prison Break: Premiere Screening & Conversation
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
I’m ready for a new adventure with Prison Break and the new nine part event series with original series stars reuniting for an all-new adventure that has the thrills and cliff-hangers of the Golden Globe Nominated original series when it aired on FOX (2005-2009). The Paley Center welcomes back members of the cast & creative team including Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield); Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows); Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi); Robert Knepper (T-Bag); Paul T. Scheuring, Creator & Executive Producer; Vaun Wilmott, Executive Producer; and Executive Producer, Michael Horowitz, who last appeared on the Paley stage in 2008; for this special screening and conversation in advance of the broadcast premiere on April 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
Riverdale: Screening & Conversation
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s newest series has turned Archie and the gang into a modern teen soap series heavy on the mystery! Archie Comics has always stayed relevant over the decades but this new story has introduced them to not only old but new fans! The show has captured the CW viewers and has already been renewed for Season 2! Archie, Betty Veronica, Jughead and Josie are living a small town life with big city dreams and murder simmering under Pop’s shop as the teens sip milkshakes and exchange very simmering glances! The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation including: KJ Apa (Archie Andrews); Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper); Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge); Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom); Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge); Mӓdchen Amick (Alice Cooper); Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy); Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; and additional guests to be announced.
Dirty Dancing: The New ABC Musical Event
Premiere Screening & Conversation
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
No fan of the 1987 movie classic can miss the 30th anniversary musical premiering this year on ABC! Paley Center is offering a first look AND talk with the talent and team behind the upcoming three hour filmed musical event that will be produced by Lionsgate and Allison Shearmur Productions. We get to see the romance of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle during a summer vacation in the Catskills that I think will have all of us singing the songs from the original movie and era. Those lucky enough to score tickets to the premier screening will have a chance to hear from Abigail Breslin, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, and Katey Sagal just before the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. So don’t put baby back in the corner instead have a Dirty Dancing Party at PaleyLive: Los Angeles!
As part of the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting March 7. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on March 8, and to the general public on March 9. To learn more about other benefits of Paley Center Membership, which includes the opportunity to experience more intimate events with today’s most famous television stars and other noteworthy personalities, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us.
For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org.
About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.
In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.
Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)
NY & LA:
February 5 and February 12
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)
NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)
Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)
In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture.
Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.
Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change. In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older.
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Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities
February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.
The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.
The season 2 of WGN America’s Outsiders will premier on January 24th. Lucky Los Angeles fans of the series can see a screening & panel on January 10th with cast, creator and executive producers. It should be a fascinating talk as this is the third original series from WGN. I watched the first season and found it to be a great family drama that pushes the boundaries of what you’d expect about a ‘mountain’ people series. It has stories that span from class, education to interracial relations. Leave a comment below what’s been your favorite episode and what you’d like to ask during the panel.
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS A PALEYLIVE LA SEASON TWO PREMIERE EVENT OF WGN AMERICA’S OUTSIDERS
The Series Cast, Creator and Executive Producers Will Celebrate with a Screening and Panel Conversation on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills
The Paley Center for Media will present a PaleyLive LA premiere event: Outsiders: Season Two Premiere Screening & Conversation on Tuesday, January 10th. The event is open to the public and features the series cast and creatives for an intimate panel discussion and audience Q&A following the screening. Tickets for the event are currently on sale to Paley Supporting and Patron Members. Tickets go on sale to Paley Individual Members Tuesday, December 20, at 9:00 a.m. and to the General Public on Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00 am.
From Executive Producers Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti, Outsiders explores the epic struggle of the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their battle to defend their land and way of life from the town below. The WGN America hit original drama series returns for a highly anticipated season two on January 24, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Participants are subject to change. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org.
|**Panelists to appear schedule permitting.
|Outsiders: Season Two Premiere Screening & Conversation**
|The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
Fan’s of New Edition have a date with the cast of the BET miniseries at the Paley Center!
The Paley Center is premiering the BET’s New Edition mini series and welcoming the Jessie Collins (Executive Producer) and stars Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith and Woody McClain to talk about singing and dancing in the footsteps of a band that still influences boy/girl bands to this day (Boyz II Men, NSYNC, One Direction, Fifth Harmony and more).
BET going back to the 80’s with the rise and fall of the 80’s boy band that launched the careers of Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. They were the fresh face kids that graced the wall of many a teenage girl and boy with great songs and the dances steps that EVERYONE tried to replicate at school dances!
The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 on BET.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 pm PT
Scheduled to appear:
Elijah Kelley, “Ricky Bell”
Algee Smith, “Ralph Tresvant”
Luke James, “Johnny Gill”
Woody McClain, “Bobby Brown”
Keith Powers, “Ronnie Devoe”
Bryshere Y. Gray, “Michael Bivins”
Jesse Collins, Executive Producer
The Paley Center for Media proudly presents the World Premiere of BET’s ambitious three-part miniseries The New Edition Story. R&B supergroup New Edition helped establish the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from group members Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Johnny Gill. After three decades, the group’s stellar tenure in entertainment is celebrated in a three-part miniseries which follows them from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global megastardom—weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the often high cost of fame. Executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) in conjunction with Bell, Bivins, DeVoe, Gill, Tresvant, and Brown, The New Edition Story will air as a six-hour, three-night event on January 24 to 26, 2017, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on BET.
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I must admit I wasn’t too sure how the CW would take such a good film as Frequency and turn it into a weekly show but when I saw the cast I was curious. I mean they have Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List and Riley Smith actors I’ve ‘known’ for years from TV and film who are able to disappear in a role. So I was not surprised that the preview I saw at the Paley Center 2016 Fall TV Preview was not just a solid effort but (pardon my language) DAMNED GOOD!
The premier episodes set up the story with a nod to the source material (the 2000 film with Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel but with updates since the series is in 2016. The biggest change is that Peyton Smith is gender sapped with Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) a woman who’s grown up with a long shadow over her life. The shadow of her father’s death Police Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) who died in the line of duty as a dirty cop. She grew up with her mother and a chip on her shoulder that makes her want to be the officer her father wasn’t. One day during her daughter’s bday an old transistor of her dads in the shed gets fixed by her boyfriend and it somehow connects with her father. This is the solid core of the series as Raimy gets to know her father through the radio and changes the course of all their lives. She begins to question what she knows and believes and begins to talk with his old partner Satch DeLeon (Mekhi Phifer) who is now her Captain that might not be as honest about her father as she believes.
What makes the series work is that it has such great meaty story with a mix of police procedural, mystery, family drama and a relatable emotional core. Fans of the film will tune in for the first episode and will not be disappointed with the fast pace, acting, story and mystery. It has a strong lead with Peyton List who’s able to be tough and emotional.
This series won’t get lost with all the other time-travel series this is one where it’s more alternative reality where the future is changed by the past. It has a moral quandary of ‘when you make a change to better YOUR family’ what are the unforeseen consequences? Is it right to or wrong and who decides what person should live or die.
I was hooked by the first episode and NOT just because I fangirled after interviewing Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List and Riley Smith all of who have been on shows I loved! It’s just a good solid mystery show that hits my nerd sweetspot! Tune into the premier and check out my interviews at cherrylosangeles @youtube
THE CAST | Peyton List (The Tomorrow People), Riley Smith (The Messengers), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Devin Kelley (Resurrection), Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee), Daniel Bonjour (The Walking Dead) and Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie)
Frequency: Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has followed in her father’s footsteps becoming a NYPD officer working with his former partner/friend Captain Satch DeLeon (Mekhi Phifer). She lives with the shame that Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) died as a corrupt undercover Officer over 20 years ago. Was he a corrupt cop? In Frequency she gets a second chance to get to know her father and learn the truth with an old ham radio able to transmit from 1996. Raimy begins to question what she was told and tells Frank about his murder causing a chain of events that will rewrite history and may destroy her future.