NCM Fathom Events and The
Paley Center for Media Present “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead’”
on Thursday, March 7 and “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory’” on
Wednesday, March 13 in Select Movie Theaters Nationwide
For the first time ever, the stars and producers of the phenomenally
successful “The Walking Dead” and No. 1 comedy series “The Big Bang
Theory” are coming to theaters nationwide as part of the ultimate TV fan
festival – PaleyFest (The William S. Paley Television Festival).
Presented by NCM® Fathom Events and The Paley Center for
Media in celebration of PaleyFest’s 30th anniversary, “PaleyFest”
will feature a lively panel discussion from these sold-out events,
giving audiences an exclusive look inside these TV hits. “PaleyFest
Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” the festival’s opening
night presentation, pre-recorded March 1 featuring appearances by the
cast and creative team, will be broadcast to select U.S. movie theaters
on Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time.“PaleyFest
Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory,’” broadcast LIVE from the
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00
p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT, will feature a
live and uncensored Q&A with the cast and producers of TV’s most-watched
comedy. Movie theater audiences will have the opportunity to submit
questions to “The Big Bang Theory” panel LIVE via Twitter.
Tickets for “PaleyFest” cinema events will be available to
purchase on Friday, Feb. 8 at participating theater box offices and
online at www.FathomEvents.com.
For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM
Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The events will be broadcast to more than 525 select movie theaters
across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital
Confirmed panelists for “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’”
moderated by Chris Hardwick, host of “The Talking Dead,” include Andrew
Lincoln (Rick Grimes), David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira
(Michonne), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Steven
Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel
Greene), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) as well as executive producers
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.
“For the first time, fans will be able to join in the excitement as we
bring the ultimate TV fan festival experience to theaters across the
country,” said Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell.
“Partnering with NCM Fathom Events as part of PaleyFest’s landmark 30th
Anniversary allows fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’
to see their favorite television actors and creators, and highlights the
Paley Center’s continuing effort to bring the fun and excitement of
PaleyFest to more and more people. We are grateful for the participation
of the cast, creative teams, along with AMC and Warner Bros., for their
continuing support and enthusiasm for these special PaleyFest evenings.”
Confirmed panelists for “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Big Bang Theory’” include
Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper),
Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Raj
Koothrappali), Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler), Melissa Rauch
(Bernadette Rostenkowski) as well as creators and executive producers
Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steven Molaro.
PaleyFest celebrates the best of television during the two-week annual
event which features hit television shows and the teams behind their
success, providing an exclusive interaction between the shows and their
fans for the last 30 years. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on March 1 will
kick off the festival, which runs through March 15 at the Saban Theatre.
“PaleyFest is the ultimate TV fan festival that until now, only fans
lucky enough to score tickets to the L.A. event could enjoy,” said
Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Thanks
to the Paley Center, now all fans of these popular TV shows can enjoy
the festival from their local movie theater as the cast of each show
takes part in a live, uncensored and no-holds-barred audience Q&A.”
“The Walking Dead”
AMC's "The Walking Dead," the No. 1 drama series in basic cable history
for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, returns for the second half of its
third season on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the comic book
series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of
the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a
group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in
search of a safe and secure home. The series, which garnered a 2010
Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama
and won the 2011 and 2012 Emmy® Award for Outstanding
Prosthetic Make-Up, stars the aforementioned Andrew Lincoln, Laurie
Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Lauren
Cohan, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.
“The Big Bang Theory”
Warner Bros. Television’s critically acclaimed hit series “The Big Bang
Theory” (Thursdays at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. on CBS, five nights a week in
syndication) has been called “TV’s funniest sitcom” by USA Today.
The New York Daily News has proclaimed that the show “…has just
hit that magical, elusive sweet spot nailed by only a handful of
sitcoms, the rarefied likes of I Love Lucy, M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show
and Seinfeld.” TV’s most-watched comedy stars the aforementioned
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar,
Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Now in its sixth season, “The Big Bang
Theory” was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, who serve as
executive producers of the series, alongside showrunner Steven Molaro.
About National CineMedia (NCM)
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Cinema Network and NCM
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advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top
50) and includes over 19,300 screens (over 18,400 digital). During 2011,
approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended
movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema
advertising agreements in place. The NCM
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over 720 locations in 170 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the
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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the
present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the
nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio and Internet
programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the
public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative
community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and
share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the
Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our
lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a
pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.
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