Last week was spent taking in the delights of the 8th annual Austin Television Festival. There were so many great moments including (and this was really just the tip of the iceberg) a screening and discussion panel of HBO's Los Espookys , a screening and discussion with Arturo Castro of Alternatino, and a showing and discussion around the rebooted One Day at a Time. If you're noticing a pattern (a glorious glorious pattern) these are ALL shows that present a variety of Latinx characters and stories. There is still much more work to be done para la gente but we're hoping going in a progressive direction. ¡Eso!
There were truly so many other amazing panels with discussion topics like representing aging on TV, changing the narrative of crime/justice on Television, female friendships, writing for stage vs screen and so on and so on. I encourage anyone who is curious about their programing to check out the podcasts from the event: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-tv-campfire
The festival was quite a filling and inspiring time and I am still floating from all the good vibrations felt under that big ole Tejas Sun.
Lastly, coming up very soon...a particularly special announcement :)