Split Screens Festival 2017: Panelists Discuss How “Hannibal” Inspired Them to Create

Split Screens Festival ended its first year with a screening of Hannibal’s final episode: ‘The Wrath of the Lamb.’ Right after the screening Matt Zoller Seitz was joined on stage by a whole host of panelists either directly or peripherally involved with Hannibal. The theater was packed with flower crowned “fannibals” and […]

Split Screens Festival 2017: ‘The Get Down’ Panel Was Just What We Needed to Soothe the Cancellation Heartbreak

I had the pleasure of attending the The Get Down panel at the first annual Split Screens Festival. The Get Down is a series created by multi-talented Baz Luhrmann, and an amazing team of collaborators including Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, the legendary MC Nas, the incomparable Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and hip-hop historian Nelson […]

Split Screens Festival 2017: The “New Platforms, New Voices” Panel Celebrates the New Frontier of Television

The inaugural Split Screens Festival in New York City spent nearly an entire week celebrating television. Television has entered a golden age where content is practically limitless and goes far beyond the cable box. Recognizing that, the festival put together a panel of creators who have worked in alternative mediums to […]