"FREEFORM SUMMIT" SET FOR JANUARY 18 IN LOS ANGELES
NETWORK KICKS OFF 2018 WITH FIRST EVER SUMMIT EVENT LED BY PIONEERS OF CHANGE IN TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT
Event Will Feature The Leading Voices at The Forefront of
Freeform's 2018 Programming Slate and Beyond
Freeform, Disney's young adult television network, today announced the "Freeform Summit," a network-wide event that will feature a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important cultural issues defining modern youth culture today. The panelists and speakers will include talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series spotlighting the brand new 2018 programming lineup including, but not limited to, "grown-ish," "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," "Siren" and "Alone Together," as well as fan-favorite shows including "The Bold Type," "The Fosters" and more. The Freeform Summit will also feature key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who are embracing and effecting cultural change through storytelling, mentorship and engagement.
The format of the summit is guided by Freeform's identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility and inclusivity of youth culture - stories that are bold, sophisticated, inspirational, culturally significant and most importantly, on the pulse of young adult life.
Freeform's slate of new scripted original series for 2018 includes highly anticipated new comedies "grown-ish" and "Alone Together," the much-buzzed-about mermaid thriller, "Siren," and the eagerly awaited drama, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger." The network's current slate includes 2017 breakout hit, "The Bold Type," paranormal thriller "Beyond," "Famous In Love" starring Bella Thorne, critically acclaimed "The Fosters," supernatural phenomenon "Shadowhunters" and fan favorite comedy "Young & Hungry."
Panels, moderators and participants to be announced at a later date.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.