SCA Network Screening: Marvel's ANT-MAN

July 16, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Frank Sinatra Hall at Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Network and Marvel Studios invite you & a guest to a 3D advance screening of

Marvel's Ant-Man

 
Directed by Peyton Reed
Screenplay by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish
and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd

Produced by SCA Alumnus Kevin Feige
 
Followed by a Q&A with Kevin Feige, moderated by Mike Fink, Kortschak Family Endowed Division Chair in Film and Television Production
 
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Frank Sinatra Hall @ Norris Cinema Theatre
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. RSVPs REQUIRED.

Priority RSVPs will be accepted from SCA Network Members ONLY from Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th. RSVPs will open to the wider USC Community at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, July 10th.

How to RSVP as an SCA Network Member

The SCA Network is open exclusively to SCA students and alumni and all SCA Network accounts require an annual minimum donation of $25.00 to remain active. For information about the SCA Network, please visit cinema.usc.edu/network. To check on your SCA Network status, please visit scacommunity.usc.edu

New or renewal donations must be made by noon on Thursday, July 2nd in order to be eligible to RSVP on July 6th. RSVPs for all other SCA Network members will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis as follows.

To renew or create your SCA Network Membership by donating now, CLICK HERE

Priority RSVPs will be accepted from SCA Network Members ONLY from Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th. RSVPs will open to the wider USC Community at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, July 10th.

About Marvel's Ant-Man

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his innerhero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Provided courtesy of Marvel Studios. Not yet rated. Running time: 117 minutes.

In Theaters on Friday, July 17th, 2015

Visit the Official Website: http://www.marvel.com/AntMan
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AntMan
Visit the Twitter Page: https://www.twitter.com/AntMan
#AntMan

 

About the Guests

KEVIN FEIGE, p.g.a. (Producer/SCA Alumnus)

Over the past decade Kevin Feige has played an instrumental role in a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books. In his current role as producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all creative aspects of the company’s feature film activities. Feige is currently producing “Ant-Man” scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.

Feige most recently produced Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” the top grossing domestic film of 2014 with $333.2 million and $772.8 millionworldwide making it the third highest-grossing Marvel film. Also in 2014, Feige produced “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which broke the opening record for an April release, earning $95 million in its first weekend. The film went on to gross more than $711 million worldwide since its release on April 1, 2014.

In 2013, Feige produced the megahits Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” and Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.” The two films have earned over $644 million and $1.2 billion worldwide, respectively, since their openings. In 2012, Feige produced the critically acclaimed Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic three-day weekend box-office record at $207.4 million. The film went on to gross over $1.5 billion worldwide, becoming Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time.

In 2011, Feige produced and successfully launched two Marvel film franchises, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, and “Thor,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth. Both films opened at No. 1 and have combined to gross over $800 million worldwide. In 2010, Feige produced Marvel’s “Iron Man 2,” directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, which was No. 1 in its first weekend of release and to date has earned over $620 million worldwide.

In summer 2008, Feige produced the blockbusters “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk,” which were the first fully developed and financed films from the new Marvel Studios. “Iron Man,” directed by Jon Favreau, maintained the No. 1 box-office position for two consecutive weeks and grossed over $571 million worldwide. “The Incredible Hulk,” directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Edward Norton, William Hurt, Tim Roth and Liv Tyler, also opened in first place and grossed over $250 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

Feige previously served as executive producer on the second and third “Spider-Man” films, which took in combined worldwide box-office receipts of well over $1.5 billion. Feige also co-produced “X-Men 2,” the second instalment of the popular “X-Men” franchise, and executive produced “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Together, the two films, starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen, totalled $866 million in ticket sales worldwide.

Since joining Marvel in 2000, Feige has been involved in key capacities for all of the company’s theatrical film productions. His credits include executive producing “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “The Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which together grossed over $600 million worldwide. He also was the executive producer of Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly; “Elektra,” starring Jennifer Garner; and “The Punisher,” starring Thomas Jane. Additionally, Feige co-produced the 2003 hit “Daredevil,” starring Ben Affleck.

After graduating from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Feige worked for Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at their Warner Bros.–based production company. During his tenure there, Feige worked on 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,” a film that is credited with revitalizing the comic book genre.

In 2003, Feige appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Next Gen list of 35 top young executives poised to become leaders in the entertainment industry.

MICHAEL FINK (Moderator/Kortschak Family Endowed Division Chair in Film and Television Production)

Michael has earned degrees from California State University Northridge, San Francisco Art Institute, and California Institute of the Arts, in an attempt to leave behind a checkered past that included stints as an Army officer, a money manager and a studio artist and photographer.

Michael started his career on the film The China Syndrome, followed shortly by films such as Star Trek – The Motion Picture and Blade Runner. Michael received his first Effects Supervisor credit on War Games in 1982. During the very early years of digital animation and visual effects, on films such as Buckaroo Banzai and Project X, Michael innovated novel ways to integrate computer graphics with live action and traditional visual effects.

In 1988, Michael saw Kirk Gibson hit the game winning home run in the first game of the World Series between the Dodgers and the Oakland A's.

Michael produced and directed for Sony a live action and animation short which was the first demonstration of real-time integration of computer graphics with high definition video in 1989 (Symbolics and Sony HDTV).

Michael received an Academy Award nomination for Batman Returns in 1993. In that film he supervised the creation of the first photo-real computer graphic creatures in a feature film that faithfully replicated existing, living, beings (penguins and bats).

In 1993, Michael directed the first Coca-Cola "Polar Bear" spot, which may be the first public showing of a computer graphic creature with three-dimensional fur.

Michael was honored in October 2001 at the Premio Imaggine in Milan, Italy for his contribution to the art and science of digital filmmaking.

In 2008, Michael received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects for the film The Golden Compass. The film combined live action, animation and visual effects in nearly every cut.

From 2008 to 2011 Michael headed the North American visual effects group of Prime Focus, and guided the development of a global visual effects pipeline between North America, the U.K., and India. He supervised visual effects and animation on a number of films, including the dinosaurs in Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life.

Michael was happy to contribute to the Academy Award winning film Life of Pi in 2012, working with BUF Compagnie on a 1½ minute sequence known as Tiger Vision, which was often cited in reviews of the film as a seminal moment in the story, establishing the strong bond between Pi and Richard Parker, the tiger.

Michael is a Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, and continues to supervise and consult on visual effects, animation, and 3D projects. He serves as Chair of the Division of Film & Television Production, and holds the George Méliès Endowed Chair in Visual Effects, and the Kortschak Family Endowed Division Chair in Film and Television Production.  He is on the Executive Committee of the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is a founding member, Board member, and 1st Vice-Chairman of the Visual Effects Society.  Michael and his wife Melissa Bachrach live in Los Angeles.

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 open EXCLUSIVELY to USC Students and Current Members of the SCA Network. Priority RSVPs will be accepted from SCA Network Members ONLY from Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th. RSVPs will open to the wider USC Community at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, July 10th. 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 6:15 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 Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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