SAVANNAH, Ga. — Jan. 11, 2018 — The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced that Entertainment Weekly (EW) will serve as the first ever Official Media Partner for the 2019 SCAD aTVfest in Atlanta. Now in its seventh year, the university’s annual signature event celebrating the television industry will be held at SCADshow in Atlanta February 7-9, 2019.
As the Official Media Partner for SCAD aTVfest, EW will help program and moderate select talent panels, along with hosting a photo and video studio where talent will create exclusive content to run across EW’s print, digital and social platforms.
“SCAD is proud to partner once again with industry leader Entertainment Weekly to share the best of television and highlight its future at SCAD aTVfest,” said SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace. “SCAD degree programs prepare the brightest and best, and SCAD alumni are working as directors, writers, actors, motion media artists, and in every other aspect of television.”
“Entertainment Weekly has been admiring SCAD aTVfest for years in our role as press, moderator, and fan, but this year we are incredibly excited to be involved as the official media partner,” said Henry Goldblatt, Editor in Chief of Entertainment Weekly. “With EW’s connections in the TV industry and aTVfest’s commitment to presenting an unparalleled experience for fans and talent alike, I hope we can stage what will become the preeminent TV festival in the country.”
SCAD’s premier School of Entertainment Arts program creates world-class, industry-ready talent that not only fills a need in Georgia, but the industry nationwide, through top ranked film and television degree programs. The university’s president and founder, Paula Wallace, was recently honored with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter “President’s Award”, recognizing exemplary achievement within the TV and Digital Media industries.
More than 8,100 SCAD students and alumni work in the fields of animation, entertainment, motion pictures, media production, writing, editing, broadcast media and performing arts, with over 2,800 in Georgia alone. The program’s unique project-based approach to film, TV and performing arts provides SCAD students a distinct advantage before they graduate with unparalleled access to industry tools, experts and life-changing opportunities—from cross-disciplinary collaborations that mirror major film and TV productions to acclaimed Academy- and Oscar-award winning faculty, including D.W. Moffett, Craig Anton and Geoffrey Fletcher, among others. Last year, more than 70 SCAD alumni worked on Oscar-nominated films as production designers, sound designers, graphic designers, producers, actors and more. In fact, nearly one dozen SCAD graduates worked on one of the year’s top blockbusters, Black Panther.
About SCAD aTVfest
SCAD aTVfest is Atlanta’s only TV festival attracting industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD’s award-winning campus in Midtown Atlanta. This international television festival, in its seventh year, is focused on design, creativity and innovation in television and media production. The festival brings together professionals from all aspects of content production, including broadcast, cable, Web, social media, and advertising to discuss the current industry trends and showcase the best work in the field from Feb. 7-9, 2019. Past honorees include Zach Braff, Connie Britton, Alan Cumming, Jenna Elfman, Angie Harmon, Terrence Howard, Timothy Hutton, Jennifer Morrison, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, as well as the casts of Gotham, How to Get Away with Murder, Walking Dead, Black Lightning and many more acclaimed shows.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners.
In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 university in the U.S. and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. According to a recent study, 99 percent of Spring 2017 SCADgraduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
About Entertainment Weekly
Meredith Corporation’s Entertainment Weekly (EW) is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 28 million loyal, engaged fans. Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of featured stories, news articles, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. EW is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.