ATX TV Fest 2016: What is YA TV?

Panelists from left to right: Liz Tigelaar, Carter Covington, Rebecca Serle, and Anna Fricke. / Photo by ChinLin Pan

Panelists from left to right: Liz Tigelaar, Carter Covington, Rebecca Serle, and Anna Fricke. / Photo by ChinLin Pan

The young adult genre expands across mediums such as books, television, and film. With so much material out there, where do the classifications, the storylines, and the audiences of young adult novels and young adult television start and end? ATX TV Festival explores these questions through its “What is YA TV? Exploring the Difference between Subject and Audience” panel on Friday June 10 at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel.

Recap and photos by ChinLin Pan

The moderators were Carina MacKenzie and Jarett Wieselman. The panelists included writer/producer Anna Fricke (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” and “Men in Trees”), writer/producer Liz Tigelaar (“Life Unexpected” and “Casual”), writer/producer Carter Covington (“Faking It” and “Greek”), and producer Rebecca Serle (“Famous in Love”).

Being a young adult and representing it on television

Writing and audience

Social media

What books would you adapt to television?

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