Writing Presents... ARE YOU HERE with SCA Alumnus Matthew Weiner

November 4, 2014, 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


Writing Presents... and Millennium Entertainment invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Are You Here

 
Written & Directed by Matthew Weiner
Produced by Matthew Weiner, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, and Scott Hornbacher
 
Followed by a Q&A with
SCA Alumnus Matthew Weiner

Moderated by SCA Professor Howard A. Rodman
 
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

About Are You Here

When Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-­the-­grid best friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home to discover Ben has inherited the family fortune leaving the ill-­equipped duo to battle Ben's formidable sister (Amy Poehler) and deal with his father's gorgeous 25-­year-­old widow (Laura Ramsey).

Featuring complex performances from iconic comedic actors Wilson, Galifianakis and Poehler, Are You Here is an unexpected story about family, friendship, and the people who keep us afloat while facing the compromises of life.

Provided courtesy of Millennium Entertainment. Rated R. Running time: 113 minutes.

Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AreYouHere

 

About the Guest

MATTHEW WEINER (Writer/Director/Producer/SCA Alumnus)

Matthew Weiner serves as creator, Executive Producer, writer and director on the critically acclaimed drama “Mad Men.”  Since the series premiere in 2007, “Mad Men” has become one of television’s most honored shows joining an elite group in 2011 when it became only the fourth drama to be awarded four consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.  Additional honors for the series include: three Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and being named six years running to AFI’s Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs.  

Weiner has been nominated for a total of 11 Emmy’s for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.  He won the award for the series pilot, as well as for the Second Season episode, “Meditations in an Emergency,” with Kater Gordon, and for the Third Season episode, “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.” with Erin Levy.  Most recently, Weiner won the WGA award for Best Episodic for the Season Five episode, “The Other Woman,” with Semi Chellas.

Weiner has also received Directors Guild nominations for his efforts behind the camera on “Meditations in an Emergency” in Season Two and the Season Three finale, “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.”  In 2012, Weiner was awarded the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, which is given annually to television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming.

Weiner’s additional credits include serving as an Executive Producer and writer on “The Sopranos,” and writer on various television comedy series including “The Naked Truth,” “Becker,” and “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.”

In addition to his television credits, Weiner wrote and directed the feature film, “Are You Here,” featuring complex performances from iconic comedic actors Owen Wilson, Zack Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.  “Are You Here” is an unexpected story about family, friendship and the people who keep us afloat while facing the compromises of life.

Born in Los Angeles, Weiner studied Philosophy, Literature, and History at Wesleyan University.  He also earned his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television.  Weiner currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, architect Linda Brettler, and their four sons.

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 #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Writing Division
Email: writing@cinema.usc.edu