An Evening with ABC's CASTLE

November 4, 2012, 6:00 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 SCA Alumni Screening Series and ABC Studios invite you  a guest to attend:

An Evening with ABC's Castle


Created by SCA Alumnus Andrew W. Marlowe
 
Followed by a Q&A with Andrew W. Marlowe
and Actress Stana Katic
 
6:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 4th, 2012
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
The event will include the screening of an episode from Season 5, "Probable Cause".

Season 5 Premieres on Monday, September 24th at 10|9c on ABC

About Castle

When viewers first met Richard Castle -- a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother -- he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle's writer intuition and Beckett's creative detective work.

Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they”, Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings towards each other in the much anticipated season finale. The season five premiere episode picks up the morning after with Castle & Beckett facing new questions about their relationship. Was this a onetime thing? Are they a couple? Will this change their professional relationship? And how much can they afford to reveal to their NYPD co-workers? The fun and conflict escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their relationship.

Castle is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show's creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.

ABOUT EPISODE 506 -- "Probable Cause"

While investigating a shocking ritualistic murder, Beckett and her team uncover surprising evidence linking Castle to the killing. As the evidence against him mounts, loyalties are tested. And when surprising revelations come to light, Beckett begins to wonder how well she really knows her new lover and partner of four years

Provided courtesy of ABC Studios.

To learn more about the show and to watch full episodes, click here

Visit the Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Castle

 

About the Guests

ANDREW W. MARLOWE -- Creator, Executive Producer, SCA Alumnus

A native of Silver Spring, MD, Andrew W. Marlowe received his B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University and his MFA in screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 1992 he received the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Marlowe's first produced screenplay was the action blockbuster "Air Force One", starring Harrison Ford and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Other credits include the Arnold Schwarzenegger millennial thriller "End of Days" and the sci-fi thriller "Hollow Man."

A member of the Motion Picture Academy, Marlowe has served as chair of the Academy’s Academic and Institutional Grants Committee. He was the founding chair of the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Alumni Development Council, and serves on the board of the Writers Guild Foundation.

Marlowe is the creator and Executive Producer of the TV series "CASTLE", which is in its fifth season on ABC.

STANA KATIC -- Actress, "Kate Beckett"

Stana currently stars in ABC’s hit show Castle playing intense NYPD Detective ‘Kate Beckett,’ who becomes the muse for a crime thriller novelist. The show’s fifth season begins airing this Fall 2012.  Stana also recently wrapped production on the feature film CBGB, which will present an inside look at New York City’s famed punk rock nightclub by the same name. She plays ‘Genya Ravan,’ a music producer and former lead singer of the 1960s rock band Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and will star alongside Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, and Joel David Moore.

Stana’s feature film work includes the upcoming film Big Sur, which is about writer Jack Kerouac’s life after he wrote On the Road. In the film, Stana portrays real-life legend ‘Lenore Kandel’ -- a San Francisco poet who played a pivotal role in the cultural revolution of the late 1960s by writing a graphic poem about love from a woman’s point of view.  She was recently seen in the Polish Brothers’ film For Lovers Only, released in Summer 2011. The film featured Stana in a love story set in Paris and was shot in the spirit of French New Wave. Also in 2011 she was seen in The Double, playing ‘Amber,’ a prostitute who leads Richard Gere deep into the Machiavellian world of Washington politics.  

Her other feature film credits include roles opposite several major motion picture stars, including Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace), Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear (Feast of Love), and Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendez (The Spirit).   

 As a natural athlete, she plays multiple sports and often performs her own stunts.  She also sings so well thatproducers have used her alto-mezzo soprano voice for the theme song in the third and final film of The Librarian cable trilogy, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, in which she also starred.  She recently voiced the character of Talia al Ghul in the video game Batman: Arkham City.  In 2008, she established her own production company, Sine Timore Films, which in Latin means “without fear.” The film company is currently in development on two features. 

In 2010, Stana started a campaign called The Alternative Travel Project (www.alternativetravelproject.com) in an effort to improve the environment, create a greater sense of community in Los Angeles, and “to make Los Angeles its better self.”  This project encourages everyone, everywhere – but especially in car-centric Los Angeles – to go car-free for just one day.  The campaign has beenextremely successful, causing people from around the globe to write, tweet, and blog about it.  

Stana Katic currently resides in Los Angeles, speaks five languages, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.

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 5:30 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 $10.00 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