The Deauville Festival of American Film this year will add a TV component for the first time.

Under the moniker: Deauville Season 1, the festival will organise master classes with Sopranos creator David Chase, Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips and a roundtable attended by French TV writers and guests including Richard Levine of Nip/Tuck and Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler of the Glenn Close series Damages. Previously unaired episodes of new US series including Modern Family and The Good Wife will also be screened.

In the main feature competition, Leland Orser’s Morning has been added. The film is the actor’s first as director and stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, Elliot Gould and Orser himself. Talent now expected to attend the festival includes Diego Luna, John C. Reilly, Jay Duplass, Debra Granik, Jennifer Lawrence, Annette Benning, America Ferrera – and, in a last minute get, Zac Efron will also attend for the screening of Charlie St. Cloud.     

Deauville will also pay tribute to Terry Gilliam, showing his entire body of work throughout the ten-day event.