June 1, 2017, 7:30 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

Outside the Box [Office], USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts, USC Women of Cinematic Arts Network, and Columbia Pictures, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Rough Night

Directed by Lucia Aniello
Written by Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs
Produced by Matt Tolmach, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Dave Becky

Followed by a Q&A with Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jillian Bell

7:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


In Theaters on Friday, June 16th, 2017

About Rough Night

In Rough Night, an edgy R-rated comedy, five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

Provided courtesy of Columbia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: TBD.

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About the Guests

LUCIA ANIELLO (Writer, Director, Producer)

Lucia Aniello is a writer, director and performer and one half of the comedy team Paulilu with her partner Paul W. Downs. Aniello serves as a writer and co-executive producer on Comedy Central's Broad City and has also directed episodes. Previously, Aniello, along with Downs and Glazer, created and wrote the Comedy Central miniseries Time Traveling Bong which aired in April 2016. Aniello also directed the miniseries.

PAUL W. DOWNS (Writer, Producer, Actor)

Paul W. Downs is a comedian, writer, and actor. He is one half of the comedy team Paulilu with his partner, Lucia Aniello. Downs plays Trey Pucker, Abbi’s boss and romantic interest on Comedy Central’s Broad City. Behind the camera, he serves as a writer and co-executive producer of the show, which has been renewed for a fifth season. Downs starred in the Comedy Central miniseries Time Traveling Bong alongside Ilana Glazer, and in his own half hour special of Netflix's The Characters.

JILLIAN BELL (Actress, Writer)

Jillian Bell was most recently seen in the New Line Cinema feature Fist Fight opposite Charlie Day, Ice Cube and Christina Hendricks. Additionally, Bell was heard in the Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie.
In television, seen in the second season of Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter, starring as ‘Gene Russell,’ a wealthy woman-child who is placed on house arrest in her dad’s mansion and requires an adult babysitter, ‘Billie Brown,’ played by Charlotte Newhouse. Bell and Newhouse not only star in the show, but also created and produced the series, which began as a Comedy Central web series in 2014. 
On the big screen, she co-starred with Jack Black in Sony’s live-action adaptation of R.L. Stein’s hit children’s books, Goosebumps and Columbia Pictures’ The Night Before, in which she stars alongside Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.
Bell’s breakout film role was in Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 22 Jump Street starring opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. She played villain ‘Mercedes,’ the mastermind behind the drug WHYPHY.
Bell’s other television credits include office manager ‘Jillian Belk,’ in 6 seasons of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics,” and as “Dixie” in 8 episodes of HBO’s “Eastbound & Down.”  Television guest credits include “Portlandia,”, “Partners,” “Bro-Dependent,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Franklin and Bash”and “Worst Week.” Bell also lent her writing skills to Saturday Night Live’s 35th season in 2010.
Bell began her career as a member of the Groundlings Main Company, where she met her current comedy partner, Charlotte Newhouse. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly 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.

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About USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts

In 2010 USC became the first university in the nation to offer a program dedicated to training filmmakers in the art of comedy. USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts offers instruction in the writing, directing, production as well as the history and theory of comedy. Students work with a distinguished, award-winning faculty of comedy professionals to discover and develop their comedic voices, while getting unrivaled access to the field through workshops, internships, demonstrations and screenings and festivals.

USC Comedy boasts an award-winning faculty that includes Jack Epps Jr. (The Secret of My Success, Legal Eagles, Top Gun), Barnet Kellman (Murphy Brown, Mad About You, George Lopez), David Isaacs (Cheers, Frasier, M*A*S*H*), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), John Bowman (Saturday Night Live, In Living Color), Dave Goetch (The Big Bang Theory), Russ Woody (Drew Carrey), Mary Lou Belli (Girlfriends), and Tim Marx (Baby Daddy), to name just a few.

Our students benefit from the expertise and participation of SCA Comedy Alumni such as Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents), Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy), Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Get Smart), Tim Story (Barber Shop, Ride Along), Gabe Sachs (Freaks and Geeks), Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), and Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off The Boat), among many other luminaries and industry professionals.

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The Women of Cinematic Arts Network is a community of alumnae and students of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Through live and digital exchange, we promote collaboration and professional development with the mindset that working together is the best way to create the industry we want to live in, where women have increased opportunities to tell their own stories.

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Check-In & Reservations


Please bring a valid USC 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 7:00 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.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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