PaleyFest 2013 Announces 30th Anniversary Celebration of Great TV

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The Paley Center for Media (formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio) will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their annual William S. Paley Television Festival – otherwise known as the PaleyFest – from March 1 to March 15, 2013 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. This annual event is a two-week celebration of great television that has quickly become a staple for avarice TV viewers across the country (and even around the globe).

Among the first three series to be revealed from the extensive roster of programs to be honored at the 30th Anniversary PaleyFest include the HBO drama The Newsroom, the new hit NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution and a returning favorite, the ABC fairytale drama Once Upon a Time. Additional talent appearances, screenings, and panels will be announced within the coming months with the full slate of Festival honorees being revealed on Wednesday, January 9.

For those unfamiliar with the annual PaleyFest, this event is a cavalcade of interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings that connects the worldwide community of TV fans and industry insiders along with the casts and creators of their favorite TV series.

The Festival’s official website will serve as the official destination for ongoing PaleyFest announcements, content including photos and video clips from Festival events both current and classic, Festival merchandise, and ticket sales. New PaleyFest Showrunner Passes, including admission to each Festival event at the Saban Theatre, are now on sale, and the new Studio Pass will be available to Paley Center Members on Wednesday, January 9 and to the general public on Thursday, January 10. Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Friday, January 11 and to the general public on Sunday, January 13 via PaleyFest and the Festival’s ticket provider: TicketWeb

For those of you who will be unable to attend PaleyFest 2013, Hulu, the PaleyFest’s new Premier Sponsor, will stream a selection of full-length panel content and short form clips, exclusively on-demand from each PaleyFest panel on the free ad-supported Hulu.com, and the Hulu Plus subscription service.

Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events.

PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival benefits The Paley Center for Media’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center for Media is home to one of the world’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio and new media content, nearly 150,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media. In addition to its facilities in Los Angeles and New York, a selection of Paley Center public events have been made digitally available to libraries and universities across the United States via the educational resource, Proquest. For more information on the Center, please visit Paley Center for Media.

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Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies twice a month (if not more), listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and "plays" on the internet every chance she can.