Comedy@SCA Presents: FOX's new animated series ALLEN GREGORY

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October 23, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

   

Comedy@SCA and FOX Television invite you to a special advance screening of the ALLEN GREGORY pilot, followed by a Q&A with Jonah Hill and the cast of Allen Gregory!

Allen Gregory is the new animated comedy joining FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination lineup this fall. Created by and featuring the voice of Jonah Hill, Allen Gregory is the story of an extremely pretentious 7-year-old about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: leaving the safety of homeschooling and attending elementary school with children his own age.

                                 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

                               Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

Followed by a Q&A with Jonah Hill and the cast of Allen Gregory, moderated by SCA Professor Barnet Kellman

Series Premiere SUN, Oct 30 8:30pm ET/PT

About Allen Gregory

When he looks in the mirror, ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill) doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic. Of course, these are characteristics he inherited from his doting - and comically malevolent – dad RICHARD (French Stewart). The pair shares an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, JEREMY (Nat Faxon), for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with JULIE (Joy Osmanski), Allen Gregory’s adopted sister.
 
Although Allen Gregory has allegedly composed operas, written novels and dated Chloe? Sevigny, he’s about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age. His journey will be a struggle, not only with the other kids at school, but with the faculty as well. Whether it’s the all-out rivalry with his by-the-book second grade teacher GINA WINTHROP (guest voice Leslie Mann); his unique relationship with 68-year-old principal JUDITH GOTTLIEB (guest voice Rene?e Taylor); or his desperate desire to be best friends with the school’s popular stud JOEL ZADAK (guest voice Jake Johnson), Allen Gregory has his work cut out for him. With the help of his trusty friend and assistant, PATRICK VANDERWEEL (Cristina Pucelli), and the support of SUPERINTENDENT STEWART ROSSMYRE (Will Forte), who believes the De Longpres are a tremendous asset to the school, Allen Gregory won’t have to get his hands too dirty.

ALLEN GREGORY is about an outsider. And while he may put on a tough exterior, deep down, all Allen Gregory wants is to fit in. Well, that, and for Julie to run away and never be seen or heard from again. And Jeremy too.
 
Allen Gregory is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created by Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel (Yes Man) and Jarrad Paul (Yes Man). David A. Goodman (Family Guy) serves as showrunner. Hill, Mogel, Paul, Goodman, Peter Chernin (Terra Nova) and Katherine Pope (Terra Nova) are executive producers on the series.

Official Website: http://www.fox.com/allen-gregory/

"Like" ALLEN GREGORY on Facebook: http://bit.ly/AllenGregory_FB

Follow ALLEN GREGORY on Twitter: http://bit.ly/AllenGregory_Twitter

Watch the ALLEN GREGORY Trailer: http://bit.ly/lu3RDR

About the Guests

JONAH HILL
(Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Voice of Allen Gregory on ALLEN GREGORY)
 
Jonah Hill has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after comedic talents, due in part to his starring role in Judd Apatow’s “Superbad.” Since then, Hill has become a mainstay in the Apatow clan, starring in “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Funny People” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
 
In 2010, Hill broke free from typecast comedy characters and took on a more serious role as the title character in Jay and Mark Duplass’ “Cyrus.” His other credits include “Click,” “10 Items or Less,” “Evan Almighty,” “Accepted,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” and “The Invention of Lying.” He can now be seen in “Moneyball” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brad Pitt, as well as the forthcoming comedy, “The Sitter.”
 
The 27-year-old began his career performing one-scene plays that he wrote at the gritty Black & White bar in New York City. His career took off after landing a role in David O’Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees” with Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin. An accomplished voice actor, Hill has also been featured in the animated films “Megamind,” “Horton Hears a Who!” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”
 
Hill continues to confirm his place among a new generation of comedy writers and actors with his work on “The Adventurer’s Handbook” with Jason Segel, the big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series “21 Jump Street,” the Apatow-produced comedy “The Middle Child” and the romantic comedy “Pure Imagination.” In addition, he served as associate producer on “Bruno.” 

About the Moderator

BARNET KELLMAN directed the feature film comedies Straight Talk (Disney), Key Exchange (Fox) and Stinkers (Sony). His highly regarded work on television includes the directing the pilots of the network series Murphy Brown, Mad About You, Suddenly Susan, Something Wilder, The George Lopez Show and My Boys. His work on television has been recognized with two Emmys Awards and seven Emmy nominations, a Directors' Guild Award and three nominations, and a Monitor Award. He has directed twenty-one pilots that became on-air series, and continued with many of them as Executive Producer/Director. In addition he has directed episodes of the award winning series Alias, Ally McBeal, Once and Again, Felicity and E.R. Most recently Kellman has directed episodes of Mr. Sunshine, and the current ABC hit comedy The Middle.

About Comedy@SCA

Comedy@SCA is the School of Cinematic Art’s initiative to become the destination institution for students who are serious about Comedy. We intend to fill a gap in University Education with instruction in the writing, directing, editing, shooting and producing of Comedy. Our unique curriculum will allow students to focus their film studies toward the Comedy genre. In addition to our distinguished faculty of comedy professionals, we work to create interaction between students and the leading comedy talent of our day. It is our goal to foster a greater appreciation of the difficult art of comedy, and to recognize, preserve and pass on the legacies of great figures in Film, Television and future media of Comedy.

    

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

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. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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