The Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD, will honor Sarah Michelle Gellar with the Icon Award at this year’s SCAD TVfest next month in Atlanta.
Gellar got her big break as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which quickly became Warner Bros. Television’s first bonafide hit series. She quickly followed it up with I Know What You Did Last Summer, which grossed over $100 million dollars at the box office and stayed #1 for three consecutive weeks. She has since starred as Daphne Blake in the live-action Scooby-Doo films, Scream 2 as Cici Cooper, Angel, and most recently, Netflix’s Do Revenge.
“Sarah Michelle Gellar is a trailblazer in the field of television. An actor who speaks to many generations, she epitomizes what it means to be a television icon,” says Christina Routhier, executive director of SCAD TVfest. “At SCAD TVfest, we work to feature amazing women in the industry throughout all of our programming. We are so excited to welcome Sarah to receive the Icon Award as we return to an in-person festival in Atlanta this year.”
The festival will also screen an episode of Wolf Pack, the Paramount+ series Gellar stars in as Kristin Ramsey, and executive produces alongside Jeff Davis.
Based on the Edo van Belkom novel series, Wolf Pack follows park ranger Garrett Briggs (Rodrigo Santoro), who stumbles upon a litter of wolves — including fraternal twins Harlan (Tyler Lawrence Gray) and Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) — after a mysterious wildfire. It’s later revealed they aren’t just ordinary wolves. They become drawn to Everett and Blake, played by Armani Jackson and Bella Shepard, whose lives were also forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature.
SCAD TVfest will take place February 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Passes go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online or by calling the Savannah Box Office at 912.525.5050 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more on SCAD TVfest, visit their website.