October 18, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Universal Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of


Directed by David Gordon Green
Screenplay by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride,
and David Gordon Green
Produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, and Bill Block

Followed by a Q&A with Malek Akkad

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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



Opens Nationwide on Friday, October 19th, 2018.

About Halloween (2018)

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 109 minutes.

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About the Guest

MALEK AKKAD, p.g.a. (Producer)

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Malek Akkad is a 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry. Under his guidance, Trancas International Films has evolved into a diverse entertainment company, involved in production, distribution, management, music publishing and merchandising.

Akkad produced the last five installments of the successful Halloween franchise. Some other producing credits include Walking After Midnight, Psychic Murders, Made in Brooklyn, Free Fall and the documentary Halloween: 25 Years of Terror.

Akkad produced the remake of the classic horror film Halloween and the sequel Halloween II with writer/director Rob Zombie. The remake was No. 1 opening weekend and holds the record for the highest grossing Labor Day opening in history. It has gone on to gross over $80 worldwide. 

As a director, Akkad has numerous commercials and music videos to his credit, including clients such as Coca-Cola, Nike, McDonald’s, and artists like Quincy Jones, RedOne, Lo-Ball, Simon Shaheen and Kazem. He also directed the feature film Psychic Murders, which starred James Russo, Henry Rollins and Terry Farrell. In 2014, he directed and produced the feature film Free Fall, which starred Malcolm McDowell and D.B. Sweeney for Anchor Bay Films. He is currently in production on a documentary focusing on the production of his late father’s epic feature film The Message (1977), covering its controversial release and its cultural impact. The documentary will be titled The Messenger and will be released in early 2019.

Akkad’s company, Trancas, also manages a vibrant film library, including titles such as Halloween, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5, Hell Night and Lion of the Desert. It also runs a merchandising department and the music publishing company, Jack-O-Lantern Music. Trancas has recently opened television and management divisions, with several projects in development and a roster of recognizable talent.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

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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.


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