Both Dollhouse and Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will be featured in panels at the 26th Annual William S. Paley Festival this year. This will make Joss Whedon a very busy man!
The Paley Festival will run from April 10 – 24, 2009, The Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
The Doctor Horrible Panel will be featured on April 14th, and thus far Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, and Zack Whedon will be present. The Dollhouse Panel will be on April 15th with Joss, Eliza Dushku, Enver Gjoka (Victor), Fran Krantz (Topher), Dichen Lackman (Sierra), Harry Lennix (Boyd Langton), Tahmoh Penikett (Paul Ballard) and Olivia Williams (Adele DeWitt) all scheduled to attend.
So the question I had when I first read about the Paley Festival last year when a panel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was announced, was; Who is William S. Paley? Well, if anyone else wants to know, William S. Paley developed the CBS radio and television networks. Wow, who knew? Obviously, not me. He ran the pair for more than a half century and had “an unfailing sense for popular taste and a resultant flair for programming,” according to a William S. Paley dedication site. Paley’s insights helped to define commercial network operations still in place today. You can read more about William S. Paley here.
If you want to attend the Paley Festival and specifically these panels, go to the Paley Official Site for tickets. But be prepared to take pictures and notes! We want all the scoop!
Other panels of note: True Blood is scheduled for April 13th, BSG for April 20th, and Fringe for April 23rd.