The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced its initial lineup for the 2021 SCAD aTVfest Friday, according to a release from the university.
According to the university, the aTVfest celebrates all things television and streaming and will be taking place virtually from Feb. 4 – 6, 2021.
“SCAD aTVfest 2021 — our inaugural virtual edition, streaming worldwide—marks another SCAD first,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “This dramatic digital debut extends the festival’s preeminent reputation, built over the past eight years, to a global audience. SCAD aTVfest showcases the finest content, freshest experiences, and most fabulous stars in dozens of screenings, masterclasses, and panels with industry insiders — Cynthia Erivo, Chrissy Metz, Bryan Cranston, and more. Exclusive. Live. Commercial-free. Enjoy!
“I think we can all agree that this past year has presented us with many challenges, but television has continued to provide us steady comfort to get us through each day,” said SCAD aTVfest Executive Director Christina Routhier. “I have seen so many outstanding programs and performances over the last year, and we are beyond excited to feature some of the best at this year’s SCAD aTVfest. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate these amazing shows and talented industry professionals. We sincerely thank our network and streaming partners for their continued support in helping us to showcase the best in the industry for our SCAD students and audience.
SCAD said the following honorees are set to receive awards:
- Bryan Cranston (Your Honor): Icon Award
- Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha): Spotlight Award
- Javicia Leslie (Batwoman): Rising Star Award
- Chrissy Metz (This Is Us): Vanguard Award
- Jurnee Smollet (Lovecraft Country): Distinguished Performance Award
- Kenan Thompson (Kenan): Virtuoso Award
- Good Girls cast (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman): Maverick Cast Award
SCAD said honorees are scheduled to attend virtual screenings and participate in conversations regarding their performances and careers.
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