February 5, 2014, 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
Outside the Box [Office] and EPIX invite you to attend a special preview screening of
Produced by Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson,
and Ken Plume
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The EPIX Original Documentary, Milius, examines the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his legendary work on films such as Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Conan The Barbarian, Dirty Harry and Red Dawn to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behavior.
The film includes in depth interviews with Milius himself and others such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Michael Mann, Robert Zemeckis, Oliver Stone, Bryan Singer, Charlie Sheen, Matthew Weiner and more.
Provided courtesy of EPIX. Rated TV-PG. Running time: 103 minutes.
About the Guests
JOEY FIGUEROA (Director/Producer)
Joey Figueroa is a native of southern California. He made the short trip from Orange County to Los Angeles with the aspiration of making a mark in the film industry. Joey, and long time friend and collaborator Zak Knutson built a career producing and directing behind the scenes documentaries for writer/director Kevin Smith, and for companies such as Miramax. Disney, and Sony, and Epix.
Documentaries were not his first choice as a filmmaker, but in 2003, a unique opportunity presented itself, and in a competitive town, you never pass on those moments. So documentaries it was. Milius is his first independent project, and a labor of love that spanned 5 years to complete.
I say, If it ain’t broke, break it, then fix it. Now you know how it works.
ZAK KNUTSON (Director/Producer)
Zak Knutson decided to be a filmmaker at the age of four when his mother said he couldn't be The Six Million Dollar Man because "only movie people get to do that."
Bypassing film school, Zak worked on various productions around Los Angeles until 2000 when he landed an assistant job with Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier at View Askew. In 2005, with encouragement from Scott and Kevin, Zak formed Chop Shop Entertainment with his friend from the old neighborhood, Joey Figueroa. Under the Chop Shop banner, Zak specialized in creating, shooting and cutting award winning promotional materials, webisodes, DVD extra features and live events for clients including Miramax, Sony, Disney and EPIX. His original documentary feature Milius, about rebel filmmaker John Milius, was an audience favorite at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, and London Film Festival. Milius premiered on EPIX in January 2014.
Zak lives in beautiful downtown Burbank, California with his wife, Molly, and their dog, Raleigh.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free 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.
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 Lot M at 34th & Watt Way, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
Name: Alessandro Ago