PopFest lineup: Nick Jonas, Happy Endings, more
Nick Jonas, the cast of Happy Endings, Jodie Foster, James Corden, Ryan Murphy, and an anniversary celebration of Scream are among the big highlights at EW PopFest, presented by Entertainment Weekly in Los Angeles this coming October.
The event, held at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, will include a performance by Jonas, special appearances from Corden, Foster, and Murphy (who will bring along cast members from his various television projects), and a live-reading of a never-before-seen Happy Endings episode from the cast of the beloved cult series.
Other highlights: first-look footage and special guests from Sony’s Dark Tower, the cast of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend performing their musical mashups live, and a conversation between husband-and-wife YA superstars Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children).
The weekend will conclude with a 20th anniversary Scream celebration, including a Wes Craven tribute, followed by an outdoor screening of the film. Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks.
“EW PopFest is the latest example of the exciting brand extensions taking place at Entertainment Weekly,” said Rich Battista, President of the Time Inc. Entertainment & Sports Group and Video, in a statement. “These live events build and expand on the brand’s pillars of TV, movies, music and books, offering consumers and marketing partners dynamic interactive experiences from the most trusted source in entertainment and further accelerates Time Inc.’s goal of becoming a globally recognized force in live media.”
EW PopFest will take place from Oct. 29-30. A detailed schedule of events along with additional confirmed talent will follow. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: http://ewpopfest.com/