The William S. Paley Television Festival returned to the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Friday March 2nd for the 29th Annual PaleyFest. The festival will run through March 14, 2012. Among the television series selected as honorees for the 2012 event was AMERICAN HORROR STORY, which was featured at the PaleyFest gala opening. Also honored were Mad Men, which returns to PaleyFest after initially being honored during its debut season; and Modern Family, which will close out the two-week celebration of great television.
The festival kicked off with an extensive roster of programs, talent appearances, screenings and panels. PaleyFest has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans who gather each year to connect with the stars and creators of their favorite series during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. The festival underscores The Paley Center for Media's ongoing commitment to its educational efforts to increase the public's understanding of media and its growing significance in our lives through its various public and industry programs, exhibitions and media preservation initiatives.
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
View photos of cast members of AMERICAN HORROR STORY at the opening of PaleyFest 2012 below!
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