10 YEARS OF MARVEL Presents: IRON MAN (2008) with Director Jon Favreau and Producer Kevin Feige

May 17, 2018, 7:30 P.M.

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

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Movies We Love, Marvel Studios, and Paramount Pictures,
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of


Iron Man (2008) followed by a Q&A with
Director Jon Favreau and Producer Kevin Feige

Directed by Jon Favreau
Screenplay by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby,
Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway
Produced by SCA Alumnus Kevin Feige

Followed by a Q&A with Jon Favreau and Kevin Feige
Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

7:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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


About Iron Man

2008's Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.

Starring: Jon Favreau, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Leslie Bibb, Robert Downey Jr., Shaun Toub, and Faran Tahir.

Provided courtesy of Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: 126 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: https://marvel.com/movies/movie/19/iron_man
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ironman



About the Guests

JON FAVREAU (Director)

Jon Favreau began his career in the industry as an actor in the inspiring sports film “Rudy.” He then went on to establish himself as a writer with the acclaimed hipster comedy “Swingers.” Since then, he has continued to challenge himself as a filmmaker with an eclectic variety of projects.

Favreau directed and produced 2016’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” which garnered widespread acclaim as a marvel of technology-driven cinematic storytelling honoring the original 1967 animated classic. Among the epic adventure’s many accolades, Favreau’s team won an Oscar® and the BAFTA Award for best achievement in visual effects, five VES Awards and an Annie Award for outstanding achievement in character animation in a live-action production. Featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken, with newcomer Neel Sethi starring as Mowgli, the film’s only human character, “The Jungle Book” was a global blockbuster, earning $965.8 million worldwide.

An integral part of the formation and expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Favreau directed the blockbuster hits “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” which grossed a combined $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. He served as executive producer on “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which grossed a combined $2.9 billion worldwide. He will also serve as executive producer on the yet-to-be-titled “Avengers” movie to be released in 2019.

Favreau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the 2014 indie hit “Chef,” which also starred Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo and Robert Downey Jr. Among its accolades, “Chef” was honored with the Tribeca Audience Award for best narrative film.

In 2011, Favreau directed and produced “Cowboys & Aliens,” starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Before directing the first two installments of the “Iron Man” franchise, Favreau directed “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” a children’s film starring Tim Robbins, for Radar Pictures and Sony Entertainment. In 2003, Favreau directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau made his feature-film directorial debut with “Made,” in 2001, a script he wrote and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs.

In front of the camera, Favreau was seen in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Identity Thief” and “People Like Us.” His other film credits, as an actor, include “Couples Retreat,” “I Love You, Man,” “Four Christmases,” “The Break-Up,” “Wimbledon,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Daredevil,” “Love & Sex,” “The Replacements,” “Very Bad Things” and “Deep Impact.” He also portrayed legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in the MGM biopic “Rocky Marciano.” Favreau also starred opposite his “Swingers” co-star Vince Vaughn in “Term Life.” Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Favreau portrays Happy Hogan, a character who appears in the “Iron Man” movies and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as security head and personal chauffeur to Iron Man alter ego Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.).

Favreau’s television credits include a recurring role on “Friends” and a special appearance on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” playing himself. Favreau also added the title of showrunner to his multi-hyphenate list of credits as the creator, producer and host of the critically acclaimed and Emmy®-nominated IFC series “Dinner for Five.” He also executive produced the TV series “Revolution” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”Among his honors, Favreau received the Visual Effects Society’s lifetime achievement award during the 16th annual VES Awards in 2018. In 2016, he was inducted into Variety’s Home Entertainment & Digital Hall of Fame, recognizing his role as a creative trailblazer and innovator in the world of content creation.

Currently, Favreau is directing and producing an all-new take on Disney’s 1994 classic “The Lion King” to include stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, “The Lion King” is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019, and will feature the talents of Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Kani, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Upcoming, Lucasfilm has announced Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the “Star Wars” galaxy, having played roles in both the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated series and in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Recently, Favreau created the “Gnomes & Goblins” virtual reality experience with Wevr and Reality One.

KEVIN FEIGE (Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Kevin Feige has been the driving creative force behind several billion-dollar franchises and an unprecedented number of blockbuster feature films, all connected to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In his current role as producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige is a hands-on producer and oversees Marvel Studios’ feature film productions, whose 18 films released all have opened No. 1 at the box office and collectively grossed over $13 billion worldwide.

Most recently, Feige produced “Black Panther,” which continued Marvel’s unprecedented success. The blockbuster film recorded the fifth biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is on track to become the highest grossing super hero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide to date.

In 2017, Feige produced “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was released on November 3 in the U.S. and grossed $121 million domestically in its opening weekend, in addition to $306 million internationally; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which opened on May 5 with $145 million and has grossed over $863.5 million worldwide; and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which opened on July 7 and has garnered over $879 million worldwide to date. Feige is currently producing “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel” and the untitled fourth installment of the “Avengers” series.

In 2016, Feige launched another franchise with “Doctor Strange,” which continued the streak of No. 1 openings, and produced “Captain America: Civil War,” the highest-grossing film of 2016 worldwide. In 2015 he launched another successful franchise with “Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd, and earlier that year he produced “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the fourth-largest domestic opening weekend of all time. In 2014, Feige produced “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, which grossed over $773 million worldwide, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which broke the opening record for an April release.

In 2013, Feige produced the megahits “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3.” In 2012, Feige produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set an all-time domestic three-day weekend box-office record. The film went on to become Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release at the 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. In 2010, Feige produced “Iron Man 2,” directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.

In summer 2008, Feige produced the first fully developed and financed films from the new Marvel Studios, including the blockbusters “Iron Man,” directed by Jon Favreau, and “The Incredible Hulk,” directed by Louis Leterrier.

Feige joined Marvel in 2000 and 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 installment of the popular “X-Men” franchise, and executive produced “X-Men: The Last Stand,” among many other Marvel-branded films.

A graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Feige first worked for Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at their Warner Bros.–based production company, which released the action-adventure “Volcano” and the hit romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail.” Feige earned his first producer credit on “X-Men,” a film that is credited with revitalizing the comic book genre.

TIMOTHY DOWLING (Moderator, USC Alumnus)

Timothy Dowling is a graduate of the School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. As an actor he was in the films: The Beautician and the Beast, Dr. Benny, and Terminator 3. As a screenwriter he was named one of Variety's Ten Writers to Watch, Fade In Magazine’s Top 100 People In Hollywood and had two scripts listed on the prestigious Black List. He co-wrote the award winning short film: George Lucas in Love, which is still the best selling short film of all time. He has since co-written the feature films: Role Models, Just Go With It, This Means War, Office Christmas Party and Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus. Role Models was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy of the Year in 2008 and Just Go With It was the most rented Red Box movie in America and in the world in 2011. Timothy also wrote the forthcoming Another Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and the Disney action comedy Dashing Through the Snow starring Kevin Hart. Timothy is on the Board of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and in 2012 proudly donated a Urinal to the School that bears his name. He has since donated a bathroom stall in the Lucas Building and a urinal in the Norris Theatre. His mother is very proud.

About 10 Years of Marvel

Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of Avengers: Infinity War and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months.

To celebrate the anniversary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will host 4 screenings of classic Marvel titles, beginning with Iron Man on May 17th, and continuing with The Avengers on May 24th, Guardians of the Galaxy on May 31st, and Black Panther on June 7th.

About Movies We Love -- A message from Timothy Dowling, USC Alum, Screenwriter, and SCA Representative on the USC Board of Governors

One of the my favorite things about going to USC was in film classes occasionally you’d see a movie that you’d never seen before or one you’d never seen on the big screen and then it would become one of your favorite movies for the rest of your life.

One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is that occasionally we get to see great movies up on the big screen and occasionally have those that made the films come and speak. This is something really unique to our city and doesn’t really happen anywhere else in the world.

So when the Cinema School asked me to represent them on the Alumni Board of Governors, the first thing I wanted to do was start a program at the school where we show great movies that we love and get people that worked on them to come to campus and speak about them.

It’s called MOVIES WE LOVE. And the hope is to just show you movies that we love that maybe you love also or have never seen or never seen on the big screen.

Hope to see you there. And FIGHT ON,

Timothy Dowling

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. RSVPs must be made through this website.

Please bring a valid USC or State/Government 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 $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu