Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Once" to be at PaleyFest 2013

If you were following us last spring, you may recall that actors and creators of "Once Upon a Time" revealed a great deal about their experiences during PaleyFest.

Fortunately, "Once" will again be on the panel this coming spring (I know, we're already talking about the spring!).   HBO’s The Newsroom, NBC’s Revolution, and ABC’s Once Upon A Time were the first panels announced for 2013. Most of the cast as well as the showrunners for each program will likely be in attendance. The panels be moderated by someone highly placed in the entertainment industry. Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions, which is an extremely rare opportunity for true fans of the show. You will be sitting in the same auditorium as the people who write and act in the show.  A very rare chance to mingle!

The event will be held March 1 to 15 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Typically, the actors, writers and some support staff attend.  Information invariably is leaked about future plot twists and how the actors felt about particular episodes. The cast shares personal anecdotes and insights into the creative process.

Now, all this interaction with the show's creators doesn't come cheap. Tickets can be purchased at the Paley Center web site. A Showrunner Pass costs $1499.  It offers full access to all 15 Los Angeles PaleyFest 2013 events. You will be invited to attend a PaleyFest Icon party and get access to the Showrunner’s Lounge. Priority entry to each of the panels is included, and much more. If money is no object, this is the best choice.

If you are looking for a cheaper option (you piker!), a Studio Pass costs $499.  It provides one guaranteed ticket to four of the panels. It’s the better option if you don’t intend to attend most of the panels (some of the shows you may never have seen). The panels can be long and intense and get into minutiae that only a real fan might find fascinating. Unless you are truly interested in maximizing every second of your waking hours on whatever shows happen to attend, the Studio Pass makes a lot of sense.

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