An Evening with FX's THE LEAGUE

October 10, 2012, 7:00 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 School of Cinematic Arts and FX invite you and a guest to attend:

An Evening with FX's THE LEAGUE

 
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 10th
 
Beginning with a NEW episode from Season 4

Followed by a Q&A with Co-Creators/Writers/Directors Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer and cast members, TBA

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New episodes of The League premiere on FX on Thursday, October 11th at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

About FX's The League

To be a fan of The League on FX, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football, or sports at all. You just need to have friends that you hate. FX’s ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable.

The League was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) and Jackie Marcus Schaffer (Disturbia, Eurotrip) who serve as executive producers and directors. The series is produced by FX Productions.

The League features an ensemble cast of rising actors/comedians. Mark Duplass (Humpday) plays “Pete,” the perennial league champ who is struggling to become an adult. Stephen Rannazzisi (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) is “Kevin,” a happily married father and commissioner of the league. Nick Kroll (Get Him to the Greek) plays “Ruxin,” who believes he is the smartest of the group but can’t figure out how exactly the other guys are screwing him over. “Andre,” played by Paul Scheer (Human Giant), has continued to be the punching bag of the group ever since their high school days – a fact that hasn’t changed despite the fact that he is now a successful plastic surgeon. Jon Lajoie is “Taco,” Kevin’s little brother, a part-time musician and full-time stone with little interest in fantasy other than hanging out with his buddies (whom he struggles to remember). Katie Aselton (The Freebie) plays “Jenny,” Kevin’s wife and his better half – especially when it comes to fantasy football.

To visit the show's Official Site, click here.

 

About the Guests

JEFF SCHAFFER
Co-creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director

Jeff Schaffer doesn’t want to talk about all the work he’s done. Don’t get him wrong, he wants you to know about it. He wants adulation like a dog wants to stick his nose in your aunt’s crotch. But he doesn’t want to tell you himself. That’s like paying for sex, which Jeff would also like to take the opportunity to tell you he rarely does. And never in this country.

He would love you to know that he’s spent many years working with Alec Baldwin and his TV highlights include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and four years of writing and producing Seinfeld, which they eventually helped run until the show was cruelly canceled.

He’s dying to hear how much you love his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm. He, Alex Berg and Dave Mandel have written the last four seasons with Larry and for the last three seasons they’ve been executive producers and directed half the season’s episodes. They were even nominated for an Emmy and a DGA award this year. But he can’t tell you any of this. How cheesy do you think he is?

He’s also been busy working on movies that he would love to be commended for, including Eurotrip (which was his first feature directing credit) and recently traveling around the world with Sacha Baron Cohen writing and producing Bruno and The Dictator.

These are the highlights. Lowlights are available upon request.

And now, thanks to his wife and creative partner Jackie, he had finally founda show that combines his greatest passions – football, spending time with his wife, and offending pretty much everyone. Working with her and this amazing cast and crew has been one of the craziest, and most fun things he’s ever done.

Though his schedule has been hectic, Jeff has still found the time to regret this bio. He thinks the third person angle is bullshit and he sounds a bit full of himself.

JACKIE MARCUS SCHAFFER
Co-creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director

Jackie Marcus Shaffer’s parents wanted her to become a lawyer and they were confused when after graduating from Georgetown University, she worked as an assistant at New Line Cinema.

They were mildly amused when she was hired as a Creative Executive at Warner Bros. in Theatrical Production. They were less than thrilled when she became Vice President of Development and Production at Working Title Films during the making of High Fidelity, Bridget Jones’ Diary and O Brother, Where Art Thou? They hoped it was a phase when as a producer, she acquired and developed feature films including Old School, Eurotrip, Disturbia and Up in the Air – as well as television pilots for CBS and FOX. They have no idea that Jackie’s husband encouraged her to write a television pilot when she thought his devotion to four separate fantasy football leagues was a good idea for a show.

In fact, her parents do not know that Jeff is a writer/director and her creative partner on The League. They think Jeff is a doctor. Jackie hasn’t had the heart to tell them where she’s been while working long hours on The League. They think she’s finally taking her LSATs – so please don’t say anything.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. 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.

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