Published on April 8th, 2019 | by gareth0
AMC Networks Summit Stream
lots of good sruff.
Wanted to share a viewing link to the second annual AMC Networks Summit, where you can stream the panels held earlier today at the Public Hotel in New York City. Below is a rundown of today’s events, followed by notable pull quotes. Additionally, the announcements released today are re-attached for your reference.
During the event, talent from AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV, came together for conversations under the “Story Matters” banner, tackling how the storytelling gatekeepers in Hollywood can ensure that voices in front of and behind the camera are a representation of the world we live in; how headline-making social issues and impactful themes are addressed through genre; what connection do we feel to content that explores our natural world; what is the power of levity when addressing dark and serious themes and how far is too far – how can humor be used responsibly in today’s conflicted world.
All panels featured creatives from in front of and behind the camera and President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group, Sarah Barnett, ended the summit by sharing news that BBC America renewed “Killing Eve” for a third season.
The panels featured a number of special moments – The Walking Dead star Melissa McBride being moved to tears when speaking about the growth of her character Carol on screen; Sherman’s Showcase, EP and star Bashir Salahuddin who revealed upcoming guest stars in his new musical variety sketch comedy series include the show’s executive producer John Legend (on the July 31 premiere) along with singer/songwriter Neyo and actor/comedian King Bach; and EP, writer and showrunner Ian Goldberg who shared that as referenced in the new trailer of Fear the Walking Dead, that the plane seen by viewers is “emblematic of the lengths the group will go to, to help people out in the world. But the plane will also draw people in — some living, some walkers. And that one walker in particular…will open a universe of possibilities.” And the always iconic George Takei who shared the power of the work of Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek and how his current project, The Terror: Infamy, also “makes a profound commentary, grave commentary, on our present society. “