SCAD Presents 3rd Annual aTVfest Honors Terrence Howard

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Terrence Howard attends SCAD Presents aTVfest - Awards Presentation & ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" on February 7, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Catrina Maxwell/Getty Images for SCAD) *** Local Caption *** Terrence Howard

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced its lineup for the third annual aTVfest, drawing in the global talents of producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD venues in Atlanta’s thriving midtown.

The festival celebrates preeminent television and media productions. SCAD honored top names from television including Terrence Howard from FOX’s “Empire,” who received the Spotlight Award. Timothy Hutton – starring in ABC’s new series from Oscar winner John Ridley – “American Crime” will received the Icon Award. Several cast members from ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” including Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber and Liza Weil, received the Rising Star Award. Mindy Kaling of FOX’s “The Mindy Project” was also in attendance with her writing team. Kaling screened her show and participated in an insightful panel discussion immediately following.

SCAD hosted premiere screenings and panels covering iconic television comedies, dramas and animation features including ABC’s “American Crime,” TBS’ “American Dad,” FX’s “Archer,” FOX’s “Backstrom,” BET’s “Book of Negroes,” HGTV’s “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” FOX’s “Empire,” FOX’s “The Following,” PIVOT’s “Fortitude,” HBO’s “Girls,” ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” FOX’s “The Mindy Project,” HBO’s “Packed in a Truck,” WGN’s “Salem,” HBO’s “Tales of a Grim Sleeper,” and FOX’s “Weird Loners.”

An integral part of aTVfest is premiering SCAD student work alongside their professional counterparts. A juried showcase will included dramas, comedies, web productions and more from SCAD’s school of digital media.


About aTVfest

Open to the general public and industry leaders, the 2015 aTVfest will take place at the SCAD Atlanta campus, the SCADshow theater, the SCAD Digital Media Center and other midtown Atlanta venues. To purchase advanced tickets, to get directions to SCAD venues, to learn more about shuttle service and for a complete list of programming please visit:

Last year’s aTVfest was attended by more than 6,000 people and honored Connie Britton with the Icon Award, Angie Harmon with the Spotlight Award and Megan Boone with the Rising Star Award.


About SCAD Atlanta

At SCAD Atlanta, students have access to industry standard production and postproduction equipment. With access to SCAD Atlanta’s 60,000-square-foot Digital Media Center, a multi-use theater and a high-definition TV studio, graduate film and television students create music videos, commercials, branded entertainment, web series, talk shows, sitcoms and other content for their studio projects.

Conveniently located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, students are afforded immediate access to industry contacts, field assignments and events such as aTVfest that supplement their coursework and enrich their educational experience.

In addition, SCAD Atlanta’s M.F.A. and M.A. film and television programs provide students access to complementary programs like motion media design, advertising, animation and visual effects. Top careers in the industry include positions such as documentary filmmaker, editor, post-production supervisor, director of photography, production designer, location manager, art director, producer and more.


SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 60 disciplines. With over 29,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation.

At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of nearly 12,000 students, from across the United States and more than 100 countries. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources. The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including TimeVogue Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.



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