SCA Non-Major Open House and Sneak Preview of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

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December 9, 2011, 6:30 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Warner Bros. Pictures invite ALL USC STUDENTS NOT CURRENTLY MAJORING IN CINEMATIC ARTS to an Information Session on SCA Minor Programs and Spring 2012 Course Offerings for Non-SCA Majors, followed by a special Sneak Preview of

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Directed by Guy Ritchie
Written by Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney
Produced by SCA Alumna Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver & Lionel Wigram
 
Followed by a Q&A with Susan Downey

6:30 P.M. on Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO USC STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MAJORING IN CINEMATIC ARTS.
 
NOT OPEN TO USC STAFF, FACULTY, SCA MAJOR STUDENTS, USC ALUMNI OR THE PUBLIC.
 
Beginning at 6:30 P.M., there will be a presentation about our SCA minor programs and about our Spring 2012 classes that are open to all campuswide students who are not currently majoring in Cinematic Arts. You must participate in this presentation in order to watch the film, which will begin at 7:00 P.M. Check-in for the presentation and screening will open at 6:00 P.M.
 

About Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now.  There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes and Watson out of London and across Europe, to France, Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Running time: 129 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.

 

Opens Nationwide on Wednesday, December 16th, 2011

About the Guest

SUSAN DOWNEY (Producer) is a principal partner of Team Downey, the production company she formed with her husband, Robert Downey Jr. A prolific film producer, she has collaborated with some of the industry’s most noted talents on films ranging from actioners to dramas to comedies to horror thrillers.

Team Downey is currently developing a broad range of films, including the crime thriller “Perry Mason,” based on the original mystery stories by Erle Stanley Gardner, set in Los Angeles in the 1930s; “Yucatan,” an action thriller based on an original story by the late Steve McQueen; and an as-yet-untitled historical drama that tells the true story of Hunter Scott, the young man who led the campaign to clear the name of the captain of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis.

Downey most recently served as an executive producer on three very diverse projects: Jaume Collet-Serra’s thriller “Unknown,” starring Liam Neeson; Todd Phillips’ hit comedy “Due Date,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis; and the blockbuster “Iron Man 2,” directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson. She also produced 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law under the direction of Guy Ritchie. The film was a smash hit, taking in more than $518 million globally.

Previously, Downey held the dual posts of Co-President of Dark Castle Entertainment and Executive Vice President of Production at Silver Pictures.  Joining Silver Pictures in 1999, she oversaw the development and production of feature films released under both banners, including “Thir13en Ghosts” and “Swordfish.”

In 2002, she made her producing debut as a co-producer on “Ghost Ship” and then co-produced the 2003 release “Cradle 2 the Grave.” Downey went on to produce the features “Gothika” and “House of Wax,” and also served as an executive producer on the critically acclaimed comedic thriller “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.”

Downey later produced Neil Jordan’s acclaimed psychological drama “The Brave One,” starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard; Guy Ritchie’s widely praised crime comedy “RocknRolla,” starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba, Chris Bridges and Jeremy Piven; the horror thriller “Orphan,” starring Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard; and the thriller “Whiteout,” starring Kate Beckinsale. She was also an executive producer on the Hughes brothers’ post-apocalyptic drama “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman.

Prior to her tenure at Dark Castle and Silver Pictures, Downey worked on the hit films “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.”

Downey is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.

Check-In & Reservations

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO USC STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MAJORING IN CINEMATIC ARTS. NOT OPEN TO USC STAFF, FACULTY, SCA MAJOR STUDENTS, USC ALUMNI OR 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 6:00 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. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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