TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN

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March 4, 2012, 4:30 P.M.

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

 

The SCA Alumni Screening Series and Manley Productions, LLC invite you and a guest to a special screening of

To Whom Much is Given

 
Directed by SCA Alumnus Cory Lutz
Produced by Dr. Andrew Manley
 
Followed by a Q&A with Cory Lutz
and Dr. Andrew Manley
 
4:30 P.M. on Sunday, March 4th, 2012

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

About To Whom Much is Given

To Whom Much is Given documents the journey of one man and his students as they struggle to change their futures from being locked up or dead in the street. Located in South Central LA, New West Tech Academy is a non-public, special education school that provides a more restrictive environment for kids who have been removed from public school. Aside from learning disabilities, these kids deal with drugs, gangs, and broken homes.

Provided courtesy of Manley Productions, LLC. Not rated. Running time: 95 minutes.

To learn more about the film, click here.

 

About the Guests

CORY LUTZ (Director, SCA Alumnus '08)

After teaming up with Manley Productions in 2011, Cory began developing his first feature film, To Whom Much is Given. This project brought together two of his passions: filmmaking and social issues.  Cory spent over a year at, New West Tech Academy, a non-public school in South Central Los Angeles, filming the students, staff and teachers. Gaining the trust of the students allowed him to see them for what they were, just kids. Currently, Cory and his producing partner are developing a docu-series based off the film. He is also finishing up post-production on his second feature film, which he wrote and directed.

Cory Lutz always had a love and appreciation of film. After graduating high school, he attended Santa Rosa Junior College, where he majored in theatre arts. After moving to Los Angeles, he studied at some of the best acting schools, including Stella Adler theatre and Lee Strasberg Institute. He auditioned for the Actor's Studio and apprenticed on a show directed by his teacher, Cathy Leslie. After co-writing a feature script, Cory found new possibilities behind the camera.

In the fall of 2006, he started his film production classes at the University of Southern California's Cinematic Arts program. For the next two years, he developed his style and knowledge of filmmaking, and discovered a new passion for directing. In 2008, Cory was the first in his family graduate from college.

DR. ANDREW MANLEY (Producer)

Dr. Andrew Manley is the founder and principal of New West Technical Academy, a state-commissioned and accredited special educational school for at-risk in South Central Los Angeles. Prior to this academic-business achievement, Dr. Manley was president and founder of AmeriCola Beverage Company, an entrepreneurial that successfully competed with major soft drink companies and was a sponsor of the former United States Football League (USFL). Dr. Manley was also the owner of the North American Beverage Corporation and previously served in a key management role at General Mills.

In 2011, Manley Productions, LLC was founded. Dr. Andrew Manley will be the first to say that he was a complete “neophyte” in the filmmaking world when To Whom Much is Given began production. But despite his lack of experience in film, he made up for it in life experience. Finding success in business and the management of those resources, gave him the groundwork for a great producer. He loves everything he does and enjoys bringing people together. Dr. Manley hopes to produce a docu-series based on To Whom Much is Given. He was also a producer on Cory Lutz’s second feature film.

An ordained Minister, Dr. Manley is a devoted community leader-having served as Council Deputy for Los Angeles City 8th district and special Assistant to Councilman Robert Farrell. In recognition of his services, Dr. Manley received the Councilman Gilbert Lindsay Award for Outstanding Community Service and the City of Los Angeles Mayoral Award for Outstanding Community Service.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2012 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the SCA Alumni Screening Series, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid 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 4:15 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