SCA Network Screening and Q&A: Guardians of the Galaxy

July 30, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The SCA Network, L.A. Live and Marvel Studios, invite you and a guest to a special 3D preview screening of

Guardians of the Galaxy

 
 
 
 
Directed by James Gunn
Produced by SCA Alumnus Kevin Feige
Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

 
Followed by a Q&A with Kevin Feige and James Gunn
 
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live
1000 West Olympic, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 

 

 

OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO CURRENT AND ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE SCA NETWORK
 

Opens Nationwide on Friday, August 1, 2014

About Guardians of the Galaxy

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: 121 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://www.marvel.com/guardians
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                                                                     © 2014 MARVEL

About the Guests

Kevin Feige (Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Serving as producer and President of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all creative aspects of the company's feature film ventures and has played an instrumental role in a string of blockbuster releases adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books since joining Marvel in 2000.

Under Feige's leadership, Marvel Studios released Captain American: The Winter Soldier on April 4th which earned the top spot in the domestic box office with $95 million its opening weekend, setting the record for the biggest opening weekend in April. He also recently produced Thor: The Dark World, and Iron Man 3 which became the second-largest box office debut in Hollywood history behind the critically acclaimed Marvel's The Avengers, which set the all-time, three day weekend box office record at $207.4 million when it was released in May 2012. Marvel's The Avengers, which Feige also produced, shattered box office records and became Walt Disney Studios' highest-grossing domestic release of all time. His upcoming projects include Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Feige began his entertainment career working for Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at the Warner Bros.-based production company. During his time there, he worked on such films as the action-adventure Volcano and the hit romantic comedy You've Got Mail. Transitioning into a development position, Feige earned his first producer credit on X-Men, the film that is credited with revitalizing the comic book genre.

James Gunn (Director)

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies.

Gunn dropped out of college to pursue a rock and roll career. His band, "the Icons", released one album, "Mom, We Like It Here on Earth". He earned very little money doing this and so during this time, he also worked as an orderly in Tucson, Arizona, upon which many of the situations in his first novel, "The Toy Collector", are based. He also wrote and drew comic strips for underground and college newspapers.

Gunn eventually returned to school and received his B.A. at Saint Louis University. He immediately thereafter moved to New York where he received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, which he today thinks may have been a wonderfully expensive waste of time.

While finishing his MFA, Gunn started writing "The Toy Collector" and began working for "Troma Studios", America's leading B-Movie production company. While there he wrote and produced the cult classic Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and, with Lloyd Kaufman, he wrote the book, "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger".

Gunn had a spiritual awakening in Cannes France in 1997. At that time, he quit Troma and moved from New York to Los Angeles. He wrote and acted in the film The Specials (2000) with Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Thomas J. Churchill and his brother Sean Gunn. He wrote two scripts for Warner Brothers live action movies: Spy vs. Spy (1985) and Scooby-Doo (2002). In 1999, after almost five years, he finished "The Toy Collector".

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, facilities.

Information on the SCA Network as well as a list of levels and benefits can be found online.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open exclusively to CURRENT SCA NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY. This screening is NOT OPEN to the GENERAL PUBLIC. Please bring a photo 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. This screening will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and no seating is guaranteed based solely on your reservations. You must arrive early to ensure a good spot in the check-in line. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will stop admitting guests, regardless of RSVP list status.

Parking

Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live is located at 1000 West Olympic, Los Angeles, CA 90015. When attending a movie at Regal Cinemas, it is strongly recommended to park to Lot 4* located on the north side of Olympic Boulevard at Francisco Street. Regal Cinemas will validate parking for ticketed guests. One validation per vehicle is allowed.

If Lot 4 is full, please use the West Garage (Lot W) Gates E and F only. More information on parking can be found on the L.A. Live website.

 

 

Contact Information

Name: Sabrina Warren
Email: alumni@cinema.usc.edu