SCAD TVfest facts

Now in its 12th year, SCAD TVfest has hosted and honored the brightest stars and most groundbreaking shows in this golden era of TV and streaming. Learn more about SCAD, the success of its entertainment arts programs, the history of the festival, and honorees past and present.

  • SCAD TVfest has hosted top shows like Accused, Yellowstone, Killing It, Reservation Dogs, Harlem, Yellowjackets, Hacks, Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, This Is Us, Bel-Air, Archer, Bosch, The Goldbergs, New Amsterdam, American Dad!, For All Mankind, Resident Alien, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more.
  • Past festival honorees include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Craig Robinson, Wes Bentley, Judy Greer, Ed Helms, Randall Park, Milo Ventimiglia, Kim Cattrall, Justin Hartley, Eric McCormack, Ellie Kemper, Alan Cumming, Zach Braff, Connie Britton, Matt Czuchry, Jenna Elfman, Christina Ricci, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Cynthia Erivo, Kenan Thompson, and more.
  • SCAD TVfest has generated nearly 6 billion media impressions, a 2,000% increase since 2017.
  • Top entertainment industry media outlets cover the festival, including Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, Variety, IndieWire, and others.
  • SCAD has prepared talented students for professional careers in the entertainment industry for more than 45 years.
  • SCAD has more than 5,000 students enrolled in entertainment-related disciplines.
  • SCAD alumni have worked on TV shows such as Manhunt, The Underground Railroad, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Stranger Things, Veep, Modern Family, Atlanta, Saturday Night Live, Ozark, Power, and Dear White People.
  • In March of 2018, the Southeast Emmy Chapter awarded SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace a special honor for her advocacy of education in the entertainment arts.
  • SCAD has won more than 30 Student Emmy Awards over the past three competition cycles, including a record 14 in 2021.
  • Actor and SCAD alum Kayli Carter (B.F.A., performing arts, 2015) received the SCAD40 Prize in 2018, honoring impactful alumni from the university's first 40 years. Carter had appeared in the Emmy Award-winning series Godless and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Private Life. She has since starred in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mrs. America, and I'll Be Right There.
  • More than 150 SCAD alums worked on 18 films nominated for Academy Awards in 2023, including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Batman, and The Whale.
  • At the 2023 Academy Awards, SCAD alumni contributed to all five films nominated for Best Animated Feature: Turning Red, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, The Sea Beast, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
  • SCAD has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 10 Costume Design Programs, Top 25 Drama Schools, Top 25 Film Schools, Top 10 Visual Effects Schools, and Top 10 Hollywood Production Design Programs.
  • The SCAD School of Film and Acting has been featured in Variety's Stellar Film Schools, and School of Film and Acting dean Andra Reeve-Rabb was named to its Best Teachers in Entertainment Education list.
  • SCAD is the only university with a professionally run casting office, now with locations in Atlanta and Savannah.
  • The SCAD Casting Office has helped more than 1,000 SCAD students and alumni to obtain roles in front of the camera and behind the scenes on film and TV productions around the world, including May December, Juror #2, Fear the Walking Dead, The Politician, Origin, The Color Purple, and The Menu.
  • In recent years, SCAD-produced situation comedy The Buzz and drama Our Side have won Emmy Awards for Best Scripted Series from the Television Academy Foundation's College Television Awards.
  • SCAD students explore every aspect of film and television production process in Atlanta, the megahub of a state entertainment industry topping $10 billion per year, or Savannah, MovieMaker magazine's top-ranked small city for filmmaking.
  • SCAD has nearly one million square feet dedicated to the production of film, television, and other forms of entertainment.
  • SCAD operates Savannah Film Studios, the largest university film studio complex in the U.S., which encompasses a 22,000-square-foot studio space, a 5,500-square-foot, leading-edge LED volume stage co-designed by alumni-owned firm MEPTIK, and a backlot with streetscapes evoking Savannah streets, a suburban town square, a city hospital, and more.
  • At SCAD Atlanta, the 60,000-square-foot SCAD Digital Media Center houses real-world studio environments and equipment to create experimental, immersive, and interactive content, including the university's second LED volume stage. 
  • SCAD LED volume stages in Atlanta and Savannah, the largest at any academic institution in the U.S., combine precise camera tracking and real-time rendering powered by Unreal Engine to display otherworldly backgrounds and environments for student films and TV shows. 
  • SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, the only museum in the Southeast dedicated to fashion and film, serves as a teaching museum and creative resource for students of all ages and a wellspring of inspiration for visitors.

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