Emmys: Amazon Takes Over Hollywood Athletic Club for Big FYC Events (Exclusive)
The streaming service is lining up screenings, panels, sneak peeks, live performances and immersive experiences for eight nights spanning April 18-28.
The Emmy race kicks off Monday night when Showtime hosts the first For-Your-Consideration event of the season for TV Academy members, sparking months of competition among dozens of networks to one-up each other and, in so doing, stand apart from the pack. Meanwhile, another major player in the TV world, Amazon, may not be first out of the gate this cycle, but it has lined up an FYC event of its own, for later in April, that will be unlike any other before it.
The streaming service will be transforming numerous rooms within the historic Hollywood Athletic Club — located at the corner of Sunset and Schrader, right by the Arclight — for an FYC event that will encompass eight nights spanning April 18-28. It will include sneak previews, live performances, immersive experiences and panels with EPs and talent representing the majority of its slate.
Sneak peeks are scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 (season 3 of Bosch, followed by a conversation with EPs Eric Overmyer and Michael Connelly and stars Titus Welliver, Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector); Wednesday, April 19 (season one of I Love Dick, followed by a conversation with EPs Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins and stars Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Bacon, Griffin Dunne and Roberta Colindrez); and Thursday, April 20 (season 3 of Catastrophe, followed by a conversation with EPs and stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan).
Live performances will happen on Saturday, April 22 (a surprise performance following a screening of an episode from season 3 of Transparent, followed by a conversation with EP Jill Soloway and stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Alexandra Billings and Trace Lysette); and Sunday, April 23 (music from Patriot performed by Michael Dorman alongside a screening of an episode of the show, followed by a conversation with EP Steve Conrad and stars Dorman, Terry O’Quinn, Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chermus).
And immersive experiences — recreations of a show’s sets and props by the production and costume designers who originally made them — will be part of the program on Wednesday, April 26 (alongside a screening of an episode of Sneaky Pete, followed by a conversation with EPs Graham Yost and Bryan Cranston and stars Giovanni Ribisi and Margo Martindale); Thursday, April 27 (alongside a screening of an episode of Z: The Beginning of Everything, followed by a converstion with EPs Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin and stars Christina Ricci, David Hoflin and David Strahairn); and Friday, April 28 (alongside a screening of an episode of The Man in the High Castle, followed by a conversation with EPs David Zucker and Isa Hackett, DP James Hawkinson, costume designer JR Hawbaker, production designer Drew Boughton and stars Rufus Sewell and Stephen Root).
Other Amazon shows — including the Golden Globe-winning Goliath and Mozart in the Jungle, as well as Amazon Studios’ first original special An American Girl — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win — will be highlighted in featured rooms/environments.