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PaleyFest 2010 Is Upon Us

Terry O'Quinn & Michael Emerson at the PaleyFest "Lost" panel on 2/27/10. Photo by Jodi

I’m a little late in getting this post up, considering the 27th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival (PaleyFest) has already started. You’ve only missed three events, Modern Family and Lost, which were both fantastic and NCIS, which I didn’t attend. There are 10 nights left highlighting such acclaimed shows as Breaking Bad and Dexter. The only one aside from Lost that is sold-out so far is Glee.

This is the 9th year I’ve attended PaleyFest, the ever-changing and growing celebration of television programming and its creation. It is hands-down one of my favorite annual L.A. events. For the past two years, it was held in the Cinerama Dome at the ArcLight Hollywood, a much bigger venue than the previous theater at the Directors Guild. As the festival continues to grow, it has once again moved and is being held at The Saban Theatre (formerly The Wilshire Theatre) in Beverly Hills, which can hold 1900 people.

The full programming schedule can be found here. Ticket prices are tiered based on seating section and Paley Center membership status. Seats are not assigned, just the section. Check for more information on ticket availability for the remaining shows on this site.

The Saban Theatre is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, 90211. The surrounding neighborhoods all have permit street parking, so be prepared to pay $10 to park in one of two designated lots.

Let us know if you plan to attend any of the events. I’ll report back on my experience at the end of the fest.

2009 Paley Festival-Member Tickets Update

If you are trying to get tickets, go directly to TicketWeb as the Paley Center site is not handling the influx of hits. Passes, packages, and the Swingtown event are sold out, but it looks like there are still tickets for all of theĀ other shows as of right now.

The 26th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival is coming to the Cinerama Dome at Arclight Hollywood April 10-24, 2009. Paley Fest is an event that celebrates current, past, and even future TV shows. Attendees are treated to an episode and/or clips viewing followed by a panel discussion with cast members and the creative forces behind their favorite programs. There are opportunities for the audience to ask questions and on certain nights even get autographs and photos with willing guests of honor.

Katee Sackhoff @ PaleyFest06 by Jodi
Katee Sackhoff @ PaleyFest06 by Jodi

Ticket packages and a premium pass are already on sale. Tomorrow morning, Thursday February 26th, individual tickets go on sale to members of the Paley Center for Media at 9am PT. Popular shows do often sell out to members. Otherwise, tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, March 1st at 9am PT.