The fifth annual Deadline Contenders Television is set to take place Sunday, June 7, but this time with a difference. For the first time in the history of any of our Contenders events, whether in Oscar season or Emmy season, it will all be done virtually, with a livestream beginning at 8 AM PT and continuing all day as we gather the best and brightest of TV all in one place, and all in the comfort of your own home.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced all elements of the industry, including television in its many forms, to rethink how to best serve viewers, and Deadline with its hugely popular The Contenders events is doing the same thing. We are pleased to report the response to this event from the television industry — from networks to studios to creatives to stars — has been phenomenal. In fact, we are announcing today a record number of participants for any Contenders event in the decade we have been doing them. A total of 22 networks and studios from 44 different shows will be on board, providing an opportunity for members of the Television Academy, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, DGA, PGA, BAFTA, HFPA the CCA, and other key guilds and awards groups to spend a day being immersed in many of the shows they will be voting on this year. Call it one-stop shopping and, for those who want to stay informed and on top of it all, a Sunday you will not want to miss.
Scheduled to participate are ABC Entertainment, Amazon Prime Video, AMC Networks, Apple TV+, Wiip, CBS All Access, CBS Television Studios, Comedy Central, Disney+, Disney Television Studios, Fox Entertainment, Freeform, FX, HBO, Hulu, Lifetime, Nat Geo, Netflix, Pop TV, Showtime, Sony Pictures Television and Starz.
Actors, showrunners, writers, directors and more will take part in panels moderated by Deadline staffers including myself, Dominic Patten, Peter White, Antonia Blyth, Dino-Ray Ramos, Anthony D’Alessandro, Amanda N’Duka and Joe Utichi.
Sponsors and partners include Eyepetizer, Michter’s, Crop Organic Vodka and The Four Seasons Maui.
To make sure you are on the exclusive list to experience this unique television season event, register here, where you can also see the current list of shows. You will receive a confirmation email with your unique link to view the live stream June 7. Please save or bookmark it as you will need it to access the event portal.
If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is now open.
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