THE 32ND ANNUAL PALEYFEST WILL RETURN TO THE DOLBY THEATRE AT HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND MARCH 6-13, 2015
SCANDAL, THE GOOD WIFE, ARROW, AND THE FLASH ARE THE FIRST HONOREES REVEALED FOR THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF OUTSTANDING TELEVISION
Yahoo to be Official Media Sponsor and Exclusively Live Stream All Panel Sessions on Yahoo Screen;
Citi Returns as the Official Card
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, JANUARY 7, 2015 - The Paley Center for Media today announced ABC's Scandal, CBS's The Good Wife, and The CW/Warner Bros. Television's Arrow and The Flash as the first honorees for PALEYFEST, the 32nd annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which will return to the iconic Dolby Theatre March 6-13, 2015. The annual Festival will feature premiere screenings and exclusive conversations with the stars and creative teams responsible for today's most acclaimed television series. As previously announced, premier digital platform Yahoo will be the Festival's Official Media Sponsor, as part of the Company's larger multi-event sponsorship that will run throughout 2015. The PALEYFEST lineup will be announced on Tuesday, January 20.
Yahoo Screen will exclusively live stream the interactive panel sessions in addition to offering video on demand (VOD) content following each event. Live streaming on Yahoo can also be accessed through the Paley App and Yahoo Screen App.
"PALEYFEST has grown exponentially over the last thirty-two years, and we are looking forward to working with Yahoo to create a compelling and engaging content experience for TV fans around the country to enjoy the Festival together," said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "Our move last year to the Dolby Theatre was a huge success and we are excited to return to this iconic Los Angeles location in 2015 and produce our best PALEYFEST yet."
Citi returns as the Official Card for the premier television Festival. Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members and Citi cardmembers can enjoy a presale for PALEYFEST Showrunner and Studio Passes on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21. PALEYFEST Showrunner and Studio Passes will be available for purchase to Paley Center General Members on Thursday, January 22, and to the general public beginning Friday, January 23. Individual event tickets will be available for presale to Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members and Citi cardmembers beginning Saturday, January 24, and to Paley Center General Members on Monday, January 26. Individual event tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 27. Passes and tickets can be purchased through paleyfest.org beginning 9:00am PT on January 20.
The Paley App and the website are the destinations for ongoing PALEYFEST announcements, and the portals to ticket sales and content, including photos and video clips from Festival events. Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events, and to join in the conversation with #PaleyFest. For more information on tickets, live streaming on Yahoo, and to download the Paley App, please visit paleyfest.org.
Over the past thirty-two years, The Paley Center for Media's PALEYFEST has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans who gather each year to connect with the talent, from the stars to the creative teams of the shows, during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. The Festival benefits the Paley Center's preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to one of the world's foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, over 160,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media, including the U.S. Olympic Archive, presented by Gordon Crawford, an extensive sports collection from ESPN, and an LGBT media collection chronicling the history of LGBT images in the medium.
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.