Marc Maron Update (EMCF, Bell House and NYTVF)

Marc Maron at Union Hall (09/21/08)
Marc Maron
Photo: D. Caplan

Hey folks, if you’re looking to get your regular dose of “live” Marc Maron this month you’ve got a couple of options. In case you didn’t notice, he’s going to be on the bill tonight (Sep 18) at The Bell House as part of the Pretty Good Friends grand finale at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. He’ll also be hosting another Live WTF on Monday night (Sep 19) also at The Bell House, and last but not least, on Tuesday (Sep 20) he’ll be at the New York Television Festival where the world premiere of his WTF pilot will be screening. After the show, Marc and executive producers Jim Serpico and Olivia Wingate will be participating in a Q & A.

More upcoming Marc Maron tour dates and schedule highlights from this year’s New York Television Festival (which also has a keynote from Damon Lindelhof) after the jump.

Marc Maron Live Dates
Sep 18 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival @ Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Sep 19 WTF Live @ Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Sep 20 WTF Pilot Screening and Q&A @ SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY
Sep 22 – 25 Improv – 6 Shows Louisville, KY
Oct 25 WTF Live @ Steve Allen Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 02 – 05 San Francisco Punchline San Francisco, CA
Nov 25 Neptune Theather Seattle, WA
Dec 02 – 03 Arlington Cinema & Draft House Arlington, VA

2011 NYTVF Highlights
(Detailed schedule available at

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 PM: FOX Red-Carpet Premiere of Allen Gregory
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

Fox Broadcasting Company and the NYTVF are partnering to present the world premiere of Allen Gregory, the new animated sitcom from co-creator, executive producer and star Jonah Hill. The red-carpet screening will include the debut of the series pilot as well as a Q&A with Hill along with co-creators and executive producers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, and executive producer and showrunner David A. Goodman.

Premiering Sunday, October 30 at 8:30 pm ET/PT on FOX, Allen Gregory tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill, Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, RICHARD (French Stewart, Private Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun). The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, JEREMY (Nat Faxon, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, Reno 911!), for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with JULIE (Joy Osmanski, Grey’s Anatomy), Allen Gregory’s adopted sister. Although Allen Gregory has allegedly composed operas, written novels and dated Chloë Sevigny, he’s about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

9:00 PM: World Premiere of Marc Maron and Apostle-Produced ‘WTF’ Pilot
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

The NYTVF opening night comedy extravaganza will conclude with the world premiere screening of comedian Marc Maron’s independent pilot, produced in partnership with New York-based Apostle Productions, helmed by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico. The pilot, based on Maron’s ‘WTF’ podcast, will premiere at the Festival, followed by a Q&A featuring Maron, along with executive producers Jim Serpico and Olivia Wingate.

Wednesday, September 21

7:00 PM: Premiere Screening of NBC’s Prime Suspect
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

The NYTVF is honored to partner with NBC for an exclusive screening of the new primetime drama, Prime Suspect, starring Maria Bello.

From Emmy Award-nominated producers Peter Berg (NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives) comes the crime drama Prime Suspect, that takes a look inside a New York City homicide department. The series stars Maria Bello (A History of Violence) as tough-as-nails NYPD homicide Detective Jane Timoney, an outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her. Jane is confident and focused – and also rude, abrupt and occasionally reckless. She has her vices, and rumors of a questionable past follow her everywhere – but at the end of the day she’s an instinctively brilliant cop who can’t be distracted from the only important thing: the prime suspect.

Also starring are Aidan Quinn (Unknown) as Lt. Kevin Sweeney, Brían F. O’Byrne (Flash Forward) as Det. Reg Duffy, Tim Griffin (Star Trek) as Det. Augie Blando, Kirk Acevedo (Fringe) as Det. Luisito Calderon, Damon Gupton (The Last Airbender) as Det. Evrard Velerio and Peter Gerety (Blue Bloods) as Jane’s father, Desmond Timoney.

Based on the critically-acclaimed British television series of the same name, Prime Suspect has been redeveloped for American audiences by Cunningham and Berg. Prime Suspect is produced by Universal Media Studios, ITV Studios America and Film 44. Cunningham is the executive producer/writer along with executive producer/director Berg and executive producers Sarah Aubrey, Julie Meldal-Johnson, Paul Buccieri, Lynda LaPlante and John McNamara.

7:00 PM: Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Event
Tribeca Cinemas, the Varick Room: 54 Varick Street

The NYTVF is proud to partner with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this private event to announce upcoming opportunities for New York City producers.

7:30 PM: NBCUniversal’s “Short Cuts” Screening Event
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

For the sixth consecutive year, NBCUniversal joins the NYTVF to co-present the “Short Cuts” diversity showcase. This year’s screening event will be hosted by comedian/actor JB Smoove.

NBCUniversal’s Short Cuts Festival was founded by actor/writer/comedian Wil Sylvince to display and celebrate diversity within the entertainment industry. It is a festival to showcase independent short films made with a culturally diverse production, cast or theme. The best shorts submitted by filmmakers from across the country will be on display for the public at this free screening. Top finalist participants will be granted an NBCUniversal Talent Holding deal for Best Actor, a pilot script deal with Universal Media Studios and executive meetings with NBC Comedy and Drama development teams.

9:00 PM: Logo Red-Carpet Premiere of The A-List: Dallas
SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street

First-time Festival sponsor Logo will premiere The A-List: Dallas, the hotly anticipated Texas cousin of its hit docu-reality show, The A-List: New York, from the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The series’ wild, young, and sure-to-be-household-names cast members will be on hand for this world premiere red-carpet screening and Q&A event.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this cast of socialite, scene-making men and woman are out to prove their New York counterparts have not cornered the market on having big dreams and bigger dramas. Dallas has recently surged to the forefront as the next, up-and-coming destination for food, fashion and all things fabulous. Expect this new, now, next locale and its top-tier natives to bring a whole new level of southern decadence to The A-List. The 11-episode, one-hour season of The A-List: Dallas premieres Monday, October 3rd at 10/9c on Logo.

The A-List: Dallas is produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and David Stefanou serving as Executive Producers. Christopher Willey serves as Executive Producer for Logo.

Thursday, September 22

6:00 PM: BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum – “Importing the Funny: A Transatlantic Comedy Event”
5:30 PM: Networking Drinks
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the NYTVF team up to present this unique night of comedy featuring debut readings of original sitcoms – penned by three of the UK’s most promising comedy television writers – with industry insight and feedback from sitcom impresario, Phil Rosenthal (creator, Everybody Loves Raymond), who will be on-hand as the chair of the event.

The selected scripts were identified following a UK-wide competition hosted by BAFTA and the Rocliffe New Writing Forum. The event, which includes networking drinks at 5:30 for attendees, will feature staged reading excerpts of the three selected entries with commentary on each from Rosenthal, who will also participate in a brief Q&A.

8:00 PM: Hollywood Radio and Television Society Young Executives Networking Event
Tribeca Cinemas, the Varick Room: 54 Varick Street

Bringing together the emerging artists participating in the NYTVF with the rising stars of the television industry’s executive ranks, this exclusive networking event, hosted by the NYTVF’s Next Generation Committee and the junior division of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (JHRTS) is open exclusively to NYTVF Artists, Passholders and HRTS members.

8:30 PM: Damon Lindelof – NYTVF Creative Keynote Conversation
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

The NYTVF welcomes visionary storyteller Damon Lindelof as the 2011 Creative Keynote. The co-creator and executive producer of Lost, Lindelof will participate in this intimate discussion of television writing and producing, offering TV lovers and Lost fans unique access and insight into the process of creating one of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about shows in the history of the art form.

9:30 PM: “Long Day’s Journey into Late Night,” Special Event Panel Discussion hosted by Jason Sudeikis
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

Back by popular demand, this late night writing panel hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis and featuring the comic forces behind New York’s late night institutions, focuses on the process of creating topical humor straight from the 24-hour news cycle. Writers from a variety of shows share their experiences and provide their take on the current state of the genre.

Friday, September 23

1:00 PM – 7:30 PM: NYTVF Digital Day, Presented by MSN
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

The new frontier of web distribution has provided content creators, distributors and brands with seemingly limitless opportunities for connection with viewers, consumers and fans – but what’s really working, who’s watching and, most importantly, where’s the money? MSN’s annual Digital Day panel series welcomes some of the digital landscape’s most influential thought-leaders for a day of no-holds-barred discussions and insights on all facets of new media, from both creative and business perspectives.

Confirmed panelists include Jordan Levin (CEO, Generate), Rick Feldman (CEO, National Association of Television Production Executives – NATPE), Paul Kontonis (Chairman of Board of Directors at International Academy of Web Television; VP, Group Director, Brand Content US, The Third Act at Digitas), Rob Barnett (Founder/CEO, My Damn Channel), Yancey Strickler (Co-Founder, Kickstarter), Marc Chamlin (Partner and Chair, Television Practice Group, Loeb & Loeb, LLP), Andy Marks (General Manager, Matter), Chris Jacquemin (William Morris Endeavor Digital Group), Niko Chauls (Director of Original Programming MSN and Bing Video), Jahn Wolland (Sr. Director – National Sales, Online Video & Advanced TV, Microsoft), Woodie Thompson (President, EyeBoogie) and Joshua Cohen (Co-Founder, Tubefilter).

7:00 PM: International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV): Digital Day Creators Mixer
Tribeca Cinemas, the Varick Room: 54 Varick Street

Content creators and web enthusiasts are invited to this exclusive networking mixer to kick off the Digital After Dark celebration at Tribeca Cinemas. IAWTV representatives will be on-hand to discuss exciting developments and the Academy’s inaugural awards celebration slated for CES 2012.

8:30 PM: Channel 101: New York Screening Event
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

The NYTVF is pleased to bring back Channel 101: NY’s monthly screening for the fourth year running. This monthly gathering of creators, originally founded by Community’s Dan Harmon, features a slate of five-minute TV shows screened for a live audience in New York City. Attendees will join the fun by voting for their favorite selections to return the following month. TV enthusiasts – let your voices be heard!

Saturday, September 24

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM: NYTVF Development Day, Presented by ION Television
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

NYTVF Development Day, presented with the generous support of ION Television offers aspiring creators and TV fans alike a day of free panels and events offering both educational and inspirational insight into the creation of television.

2011 Development Day will provide attendees with two tracks – the first is NYTVF Classroom, presented in association with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. NYTVF Classroom is a series of hands-on, insightful 30-minute discussions with established professionals across many facets of the television industry – from sketch comedy, nonscripted and drama, to production and pitching. These free panels are geared toward aspiring and emerging TV creators and will provide attendees with practical tools to advance their careers in television as well as information on the inner-workings of the day-to-day business of development and production.

Development Day Main Stage is an extension of NYTVF Primetime, with all-star panels and screenings geared toward fans and TV enthusiasts.

7:30 PM: NYTVF Awards
92YTribeca: 200 Hudson Street

The Festival’s Awards Show will recognize outstanding entries from the 2011 Independent Pilot Competition as well as the winners of the inaugural NYTVF Critics Award and the competition’s sponsored development awards from FX, IFC and MTV. Additional winners will be announced in the FOX Comedy Script Contest and NYTVF Pitch along with the five finalists named in the A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline.

To register for tickets or passes to these or any Festival events, visit and click on “Box Office.”