October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
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 Netflix invite you and a guest to a special screening of
Written & Directed by SCA alum Eli Craig
Produced by SCA alumni Jason Michael Berman and Nicholas Nesbitt
Starring Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly
Followed by a Q&A with Eli Craig, Jason Michael Berman, and Nicholas Nesbitt
7:00 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
About Little Evil
From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Rec) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5-year-old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.
Provided courtesy of Netflix. Runtime: 95 minutes. Rated TV-MA. English.
About the Guests
ELI CRAIG (Writer, Director, Alum)
Eli Craig is an American/Canadian screenwriter and director who has written screenplays for most of the major studios, including Walt Disney, Universal, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. He co-wrote and directed the film TUCKER & DALE vs. EVIL, which premiered at The Sundance film festival and went on to win the SXSW Audience Award. After a targeted theatrical release by Magnolia, it was acquired by Netflix and went on to become Netflix’s most-watched horror-comedy and is in many of the all-time best horror-comedy film lists. Craig recently wrote and directed the Netflix financed and distributed horror-comedy LITTLE EVIL which starred Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, and Clancy Brown. The film was in the top 10 most watched Netflix movies worldwide the week it was released.
Craig also directed Amazon’s Zombieland pilot written by Wernick & Reese (Zombieland, Deadpool), several episodes of ABC’s Brother’s & Sisters, and his award-winning short film The Tao of Pong. Previous to writing & directing, Craig worked as an actor and credits his experience working with Clint Eastwood as inspiring him to direct. He is currently in development on an action-adventure-comedy-horror TV show with Blumhouse and Red Hour producing. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, worked for several years as an Outward Bound instructor, and has climbed many of the world’s highest peaks just for fun… He enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach, and being outraged by the inanity of our culture.
JASON MICHAEL BERMAN (Producer, Alum)
Jason Michael Berman is the Executive Vice President of Mandalay Pictures, where he is responsible for producing Mandalay's slate of films. Berman has produced feature films that have debuted at premier film festivals around the globe, including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Berlinale, and Edinburgh. Berman was named in the 2016 Variety Dealmakers Impact Report, in Variety in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch, and by Deadline Hollywood in 2012 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch at Sundance.
Berman recently produced The Birth of a Nation about the true story of the Nat Turner slave rebellion. It premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the U.S. Dramatic Jury Award and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. The film was purchased by Fox Searchlight for a record-breaking $17.5 million. Berman recently premiered Gerard McMurray's Burning Sands starring Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris and Trevante Rhodes, in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Burning Sands was released by Netflix. Berman is also in post production on Ryan Koo's directorial debut Amateur, Eli Craig's Little Evil, and Jonathan Helpert's IO.
Berman recently produced Mark Elijah Rosenberg's Ad Inexplorata, Jonas Carpignano's Mediterranea, Andrew Renzi's The Benefactor, and Sara Colangelo's Little Accidents, all of which have been supported by the Sundance Institute Labs or Fellowship/Granting programs. Berman’s past producing credits also include The Dry Land, Jess + Moss, Seven Days in Utopia, Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, LUV, Struck By Lightning, Kilimanjaro, and X/Y. Prior to producing, Berman worked at William Morris Agency, MGM Studios, and for writer/director Gary Ross.
Berman is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, where he is now an adjunct professor. Berman helped to develop and start the Catalyst Initiative at the Sundance Institute. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and is originally from Baltimore, Maryland.
NICHOLAS NESBITT (Producer, Alum)
Nicholas Nesbitt grew up in Los Angeles and attended USC Film School. Out of college, he was accepted into the Warner Bros. Executive Training Program in the Feature Film Department. Upon completion of the program, he left for CAA, and worked in both the Film Finance Group and the Motion Picture Literary Department. Nicholas then made the transition into feature development and production, taking a job with Scott Stuber at Bluegrass Films where he helped oversee: TED, TED 2 and IDENTITY THIEF. Later as Executive Vice President at Bluegrass, Nicholas was responsible for generating and producing a diverse film slate for the company, including PATRIOTS DAY and LITTLE EVIL. In 2017, Nicholas transitioned to Netflix as a Director in their Original Film and Content Acquisition department, helping to expand their global film initiative.
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 2017. 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.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or proof 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.
Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Accommodations Request -- LITTLE EVIL."
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 the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.
For a map of campus, visit: https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/map.pdf
Name: Matthew Meier