SCA Network Screening: BABY DRIVER

June 12, 2017, 7:00 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 Network, The Summer Program at the School of Cinematic Arts, Outside the Box [Office], and TriStar Pictures, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Baby Driver

Written & Directed by Edgar Wright
Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner

Followed by a Q&A with Edgar Wright

7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 12th, 2017

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


Winner: Audience Award (Headliners), SXSW 2017.

In Theaters on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.

About Baby Driver

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Provided courtesy of TriStar Pictures. Not yet rated. Running time: 113 minutes.

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About the Guest

EDGAR WRIGHT (Writer, Director)

Edgar Wright’s passion for cinema is reflected in everything he works on. His latest film, Baby Driver, takes audiences on a dramatically charged ride fueled by car chases, young love, and a high octane soundtrack spanning era and genre. Set for a June 28 release from Working Title and Sony/Tri-Star, the film brings together a stellar cast including Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Lily James.

Wright began his journey as a filmmaker in his hometown of Somerset, England where he made short films with a Super 8 camera as a young teenager. He soon after entered one of his animated short films, I Want to Get into the Movies, an allegory about wheelchair access, into a Comic Relief contest and won a Video 8 camera.

With this prize, Wright continued to immerse himself in filmmaking. At age 20, he directed A Fistful of Fingers, a no-budget feature film starring school and college friends that was shot on 16mm. The unlikely British Western was put into limited theatrical release and paved the way for his foray into television with the Paramount Comedy Channel. While there, Wright directed the sketch show Mash and Peas with future Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams and the sitcom Asylum, for which he joined forces with future collaborators Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes. During this time he would direct several comedy shows for the BBC including Merry-Go-Round, Is It Bill Bailey?, Murder Most Horrid, Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes, and French and Saunders.

Wright's talent gained notice in the U.K. when he directed the entire two seasons of Spaced for Channel 4. The series, starring and written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, won two British Comedy Awards and was nominated for BAFTA Awards and an International Emmy Award. Over the years, the show built up an international cult following and in 2008 the trio toured the U.S. in honor of the DVD release.

The series served as a launching pad for the 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead, which Wright directed and co-wrote with Simon Pegg, who starred with Spaced alumnus Nick Frost. The “rom zom com” was a sleeper box office success, was nominated for two BAFTA Awards, including Outstanding British Film of the Year, and won the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Screenplay. Cited by Time Magazine as one of the Top 25 Horror Films of all time, the movie also earned an Empire Award for Best British Film and a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. Original zombie master George Romero went so far as to proclaim it his “favorite zombie film.”

It was followed by the action comedy Hot Fuzz, which Wright again directed and co-wrote with Simon Pegg, who reteamed with Nick Frost to play the lead roles. The Working Title movie topped the U.K. box office charts for three weeks and grossed $90 million worldwide. The film won a National Movie Award and an Empire Award, both for Best Comedy.

Wright's next undertaking was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, based on the famous graphic novel. Wright co-wrote, produced and directed the film. The result was a visually groundbreaking film that became a favorite of both critics and fans, and went on to receive many nominations and honors including a Bradbury Award nomination for its screenplay from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Empire Award for Best Director, a Comedy Central Comedy Award for Best Director, two Scream Awards, a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film – Wide Release, and two Satellite Awards including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.

In 2013, Wright, Pegg, and Frost reunited once more for The World's End, which would go on to win the Empire Award for Best British Film, and officially brought the Cornetto Trilogy to a close. Together, all three films have grossed over $150 million worldwide at the box office.

Wright's love of film has also led to his collaboration with other great filmmakers, including directing the faux trailer Don’t for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s epic Grindhouse and co-writing The Adventures of Tintin for producer Peter Jackson and director Steven Spielberg. A big supporter of rising filmmakers, he’s served as executive producer on Joe Cornish’s feature directorial debut Attack the Block and Ben Wheatley’s acclaimed Sightseers, starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.

Wright was a member of the Dramatic Jury at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and a judge for the 2011 & 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. In his spare time he has programmed film series at the New Beverly Cinema in LA, the Bloor Cinema in Toronto and at the Prince Charles Cinema and Picturehouse Central in London.

Instagram: @edgar_wright
Twitter: @edgarwright

About the SCA Network

The SCA Network is a philanthropic organization open exclusively to alumni and students of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Designed as a fun way to stay in touch and connect with fellow SCA Trojans, members have access to special preview screenings and events throughout the year. Funds raised through support of the SCA Network provide for current needs of the School including equipment, student support, and facilities.

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Summer Program classes are taught by leading industry professionals during two separate six-week sessions. Spend time on our state of-the-art campus taking classes focused on feature filmmaking, editing, animation, writing, computer graphics, interactive game design, and the business of the industry, among many others. Besides having access to the School's unparalleled facilities and equipment, Summer Program students will have many unique opportunities. Several classes take place on major studio lots such as Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios.

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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 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.


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.

Contact Information

Name: Sabrina Espinoza