TV Upfronts: THR's Guide to Presentations and Parties
Here's a list of the festivities for networks and talent agencies at the annual event for ad buyers in New York.
It's that time of year: The annual television network upfronts for Madison Avenue ad buyers. New York will play host to dozens of parties and presentations from May 13-16. Here is THR's list of the major events thrown by networks and agencies during this year's festivities.
NETWORK PRESENTATIONS (all times Eastern)
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave.; 11 a.m., Monday, May 13
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway; 4 p.m., Monday, May 13
Post-show party following the presentation set for Wollman Rink in Central Park.
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway (at 44th Street); 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 14
Neil Everett and Stan Verrett will host the breakfast and presentation, which again will feature ESPN personalities.
New Amsterdam Theater, 214 West 42nd St.; 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14
Discovery U.S. Hispanic
Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (at 36th Street); 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 14
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 W. 65th St.; 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 14
In keeping with tradition, Jimmy Kimmel will roast his network -- among others.
Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall at Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th Street; 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.
After-party to follow immediately at the same location.
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St.; 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15
Lunch reception to follow, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Del Posto, 85 10th Ave.
Fox Hispanic Media
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway; Noon, Wednesday, May 15.
NCM Media Networks
AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway (between 67th and 68th Street); 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15
Guest speaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim). Lunch from Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke. Transit from Turner's Hammerstein Ballroom provided.
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave.; 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 15
Reception to follow at the Tent at Lincoln Center.
J. Urban Theater at the Hearst Tower, 300 W. 57th St.; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 (Invitation only)
Edison Ballroom, 240 W. 47th St.; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15
Presentation to feature executive partner Jennifer Lopez.
Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd St. (between Broadway and 8th Avenue); 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 15
Performance by Kanye West.
New York City Center, 131 West 55th St.; 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16
Pier 36, 299 South St.; 4 p.m., Thursday, May 16.
After-party to follow at same venue with a performance by Passion Pit.
(Casual lunch for working press with Graceland cast before the presentation at the Fat Radish, 17 Orchard St., 1 p.m.)
Marquee, 289 10th Ave., 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 12
The agency kicks off the upfront week with a Sunday night bash attended by a few hundred actors, writers, producers, agents and execs.
The Arlington Club, 1032 Lexington Ave.; Sunday, May 12
Peter Luger, 178 Broadway; 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14
Empire Hotel Roof Deck, 44 W. 63rd St. (at Columbus Avenue); 9 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday, May 14
Catch Roof, 21 9th Ave., 9-11 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.
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