Outside the Box [Office] presents: OH BABY!

March 22, 2009, 5:00PM

SCA 112, George Lucas Building, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The School of Cinematic Arts, Hollywood Story Films
and Continuity productions

invite you to a special preview screening of

OH BABY!



5:00PM on Sunday, March 22nd


SCA 112, George Lucas Building
(in the new School of Cinematic Arts complex)
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Followed by a Q&A with writer/director/producer Steven Rothblatt
and members of the cast and crew.


FREE TO ALL USC STUDENTS, STAFF & ALUMNI

MAKE A RESERVATION


ABOUT
OH BABY!

Oh Baby! is the funny tale of David, a young teacher who dreams of having a baby, but finds the girl of his dreams with unexpected consequences. Conflicts are resolved in surprising, sometimes musical ways. The city of Los Angeles is a sympathetic backdrop to this modern love story, shot in and around Silverlake.

This film is not yet rated. Running time: 85 minutes.

To view the trailer, click here.

ABOUT THE GUESTS

Steven Rothblatt (Writer, Director, Producer)

Steven's short films have screened across the country at FilmForum (at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), the Denver International Film Festival, Breckenridge Festival of Film (award winner), the Suffolk County Film & Video Festival in NY (Certificate of Merit), the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, as well as on a number of PBS channels, including KCET in Los Angeles. His film How to Prepare for a High School Reunion showed at The Heritage Film Festival in 2008. Steven has written four original feature screenplays, one which has been optioned and Oh Baby!, which he has just directed and produced.He received his B.A. in Motion Picture - Television from UCLA and his M.F.A. in Theater Arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. 

Bob Morones (Casting Director)


His casting director credits include the Academy Award-winning Platoon (for which he received the Casting Society of America Artios Award for “Outstanding Feature Casting”), and Academy Award-nominated films Salvador and El Norte.  He also cast American Me (Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe), Romero (starring Raul Julia), the NBC mini-series Kingpin and the independent film David & Fatima (which won the Film Prize for Peace and Cultural Understanding at the 2008 Wine Country Film Festival). Mr. Morones has cast over twenty feature films and began his career twenty six years ago co-casting the principals on Scarface. Oh Baby! is the most recent film to be released that he has cast.

Laura Cerón (Actress, stars as Betty, David’s good friend)


Born in Mexico City, Laura Cerón moved to Elgin, Illinois, a small city about 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, at the age of 10. She is the third oldest of two brothers and three sisters. In junior high school, she became involved with theater, mostly behind the scenes, but soon discovered her passion for acting. She joined the Latino Chicago Theater Company after high school and went on to become one of their top actresses. She performed in dozens of plays, including Each Day Dies With Sleep, Heroes and Saints, and Federico García Lorca's Once Five Years Pass.

Laura's first film appearance was in the 1992 movie The Public Eye, starring Joe Pesci. This was followed by a small part in the 1995 movie Losing Isaiah. After playing the recurring role of Anita Marrón on the short-lived 1994 ABC drama Missing Persons, Laura joined the supporting cast of the NBC drama ER in 1995, near the end of its first season. As of 2009, she continues to appear on the show, now in it's fifteenth and final season. In the last decade, she also guest starred on CBS's Touched by an Angel and Judging Amy, as well as Lifetime's Strong Medicine. For her portrayal of Nurse Chuny Marquez on the television series ER, Laura Cerón was nominated four times for an ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Award: twice in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1998 and 1999), and twice in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (2000 and 2001). She won the award in 2000.

Paul Lieber (Actor, stars as David’s father) 

Paul Lieber is an American stage, television, and film actor. He recently guest starred on an episode of Californication. A few of his other recent TV shows include Monk, The Unit and Dexter. He was recently seen as Doug in the feature, King of California with Evan Rachel Wood and Michael Douglas. He may be best known for playing Eric Dorsey in the television series Barney Miller. He also appeared in other television series including St. Elsewhere, Night Court, Hill Street Blues, Saturday Night with Connie Chung (as Abbie Hoffman), Tales from the Crypt, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order, The X Files, Judging Amy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NYPD Blue.

Paul is a published poet and produces and hosts Why Poetry on KPFK, Pacifica radio. He is the winner of 5 Dramalogue Awards and 1 LA Weekly Award for Acting.

Jeremy Lucas (Choreographer/Actor AEA/SAG/AFTRA/AGMA)


Jeremy has recently been hired as a Cultural Envoy for American Musical Theatre by the US Embassy and is directing and choreographing West Side Story in Azerbaijan this April! He is a 2008 LA Ovation Award Nominee for Best Choreographer for his production of Chicago (Producer/Director/Choreographer) and recently produced the critically acclaimed LA Premiere of The Life. Jeremy is the Artistic Director and founder of Jaxx Theatricals and Jaxx Educational Theatre School. On stage-Broadway Tour: Chicago (Aaron/Amos-u/s), Regional: West Side Story (Action-5th Avenue Theatre, FCLO, Central City Opera), Cabaret (Emcee- McCadden Theatre), Three Sisters (Rohde- Gene Bua Theatre), Balm in Gilead (Tig- Gardner Stages). In Feature Film: Foodfight! starring Hilary Duff (Lions Gate), Long-Term Relationship (Here! Films), Big Chuck, Little Chuck (Echelon Entertainment), Back Soon (TLA). On TV: Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, Nip/Tuck, Port Charles, 30 Seconds to Fame. www.jeremylucas.net

Vo D’ Balm (Actress, plays Lupe, one of Alexis’s friends)

Originally from Puerto Rico, but with ancestry both Italian and Spanish, actress Vo D’Balm lives in New York and Los Angeles. She’s currently focused on breaking into the mainstream entertainment industry as a transgender woman. A worldwide starlet in the adult industry (2 AVN awards), she loves acting, writing, reading and modeling. She’s appeared in a few Hollywood films as an extra and can now be seen in the independent film Oh Baby!, where she plays Lupe (one of Alexis’s friends). Vo is 29 years old.

Francisco Martinez (Cinematographer)

A native of Simi Valley, CA, Francisco has a B.A. in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California (USC) and a MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute (AFI). He also is a Member of IATSE Local 728, Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians. Over the years Francisco has distinguished himself as an award-winning cinematographer/videographer, having shot numerous shorts, documentaries, industrials, reality, music videos, commercials, and the feature Oh Baby!. He also works as a Lighting Technician/electrician, working on all levels from studio features and network television shows to independent features. Francisco Martinez is always looking for a good story and a good director to work with.

Chris Boscardin (Editor)

Christopher Boscardin has worked as an editor on numerous short films and television commercials. He has over twenty feature films to his credit including Nightingale in a Music Box, Call it Democracy, Analyze This and The Fugitive. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he studied Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University.

ABOUT OUTSIDE THE BOX [OFFICE]

Outside the Box [Office] is a new showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday nights in the new George Lucas Building, Screening Room 112, although there will be occasional weekend events and added screenings depending on filmmaker availability. Most screenings will not be followed by a Q&A, given the lack of available guests. Because SCA 112 is an all-digital venue, films will be screened from a variety of digital formats.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

ABOUT CHECK-IN & RESERVATIONS

This screening is free of charge and open to all USC students, faculty, staff and alumni. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP list will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon making an RSVP through this website. Doors open at 4:30PM.

ABOUT PARKING

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along W. Jefferson Boulevard.
Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.2330