June 6, 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 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

Black Panther (2018), followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director/SCA Alumnus Ryan Coogler and more!

Directed by Ryan Coogler
Screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Produced by SCA Alumnus Kevin Feige

Followed by a Q&A with Ryan Coogler, Kevin Feige, Executive Producer Victoria Alonso, Production Designer Hannah Beachler, Editors Debbie Berman and Michael Shawver, Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, and Director of Photography Rachel Morrison
Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Limited RSVPs now available to the General Public.


About Black Panther (2018)

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Provided courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: 134 minutes.

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About the Guests

RYAN COOGLER (Screenwriter, Director, SCA Alumnus)

Ryan Coogler is a filmmaker from the East Bay Area, California. In 2011, his student short film Fig, which followed a young street prostitute’s fight to keep her daughter safe, won the Director’s Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, as well as the 2011 HBO Short Filmmaker Award. Fig was broadcast on HBO. Coogler also recently directed Creed, starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.

His feature length screenplay Fruitvale, based on the 2009 BART police shooting of Oscar Grant, was selected for the 2012 Sundance January Screenwriter’s Lab. In 2013, he directed his own screenplay in the newly titled, critically acclaimed film, Fruitvale Station. He earned his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in May 2011.

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.

VICTORIA ALONSO (Executive Producer)

Victoria Alonso is the Executive Vice President of Physical Production for Marvel Studios and currently executive producing Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Untitled. In her executive role, she oversees post-production and visual effects for the studio slate. She recently executive produced Avengers: Infinity War. Her other executive producer credits include Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: HomecomingThor: RagnarokDoctor StrangeCaptain America: Civil WarAnt-Man, Avengers: Age of UltronGuardians of the GalaxyCaptain America: The Winter SoldierThor: The Dark WorldIron Man 3, and Marvel’s The Avengers. She co-produced Iron Man and Iron Man 2Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Alonso’s career began at the nascency of the visual effects industry, when she served as a commercial VFX producer. From there, she VFX-produced numerous feature films, working with such directors as Ridley Scott, Tim Burton and Andrew Adamson, to name a few. 

HANNAH BEACHLER (Production Designer)

Hannah Beachler is a prolific production designer with an affinity for evocative designs and visuals. She crafts unique emotional landscapes for every story. Most recently, Beachler designed Marvel’s Black Panther for director Ryan Coogler, which just became the 9th-highest grossing film of all time. She previously collaborated with Coogler on: Creed, the spinoff from the Rocky film series starring Sylvester Stallone; and Fruitvale Station, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival breakout film and winner of the Prix de L’Avenir in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Beachler also collaborated with director Barry Jenkins on the 2017 Best Picture Oscar-winning film, Moonlight, a coming-of-age tale that transcends traditional genre boundaries. The film was named one of the top 25 movies of the 21st century by the New York Times. In 2016, Beachler designed Beyoncé’s stunning visual concept album Lemonade and took home the 2017 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for Awards or Event Special and earned a 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Nonfiction Event Or Award Special.

Current collaborators include: Academy Award-nominated director Dee Rees, Grammy and Emmy-nominated director Khalil Joseph, Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison, prolific cinematographers Maryse Alberti and Malik Sayeed, and legendary Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood.


Debbie began her career in South Africa and has worked on films and television shows such as: Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Invictus, Space Chimps, The Final Girls, Timeless, Mad Dogs, The Jesuit and The United. She is currently co-editing Captain Marvel.

RUTH E. CARTER (Costume Designer)

Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered two Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Steven Spielberg’s AMISTAD (1998) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Working with Spike Lee on over ten films beginning with SCHOOL DAZE and including DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X and OLD BOY.

Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER and Ava Duvernay’s, SELMA, she proudly presents: BLACK PANTHER, her recent work directed by Ryan Coogler, which premiered in February 2018, and MARSHALL, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on Season 1 of YELLOWSTONE, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan. She is currently working on DOLEMITE, starring Eddie Murphy, and Season 2 of YELLOWSTONE.

RACHEL MORRISON (Director of Photography)

Bio coming soon.


Originally from Rhode Island, Michael Shawver developed an early working relationship with director Ryan Coogler during their time together at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Shawver initially edited Coogler’s 546 short film, Fig, and later went on to cut his feature debut, Fruitvale Station, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film garnered two of Sundance's top prizes, the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize, and went onto receive numerous awards and nominations at film festivals worldwide. Shawver also edited Grass Stains, a debut feature film by director Kyle Wilamowski, Warren, by director Alex Beh, Tell for director J.M.R. Luna and Fourth Man Out for Andrew Nackman. Shawver's next collaboration with Ryan Coogler was the highly regarded film Creed, garnering him a nomination for Best Editing in the Independent Critics Poll.

Following his work on Black Panther, Shawver spent a few months as an additional editor on Godzilla: King of the Monsters and is currently deciding on his next project.

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 6th.

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

Limited RSVPs now available to the General 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 $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