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RESCHEDULED TO 6/23- THE BLACK PHONE: Special SCA Network Advance Screening and Q+A with Alumnus and Writer/Director/Producer Scott Derrickson '95

June 23, 2022, 7:00 P.M. PST

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

The SCA Network and Universal Pictures invite you and a guest to attend

An Exclusive Advance Screening of


Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumnus and
Writer/Director/Producer Scott Derrickson '95. Moderated by Tim Dowling  '96.


7:00 P.M. PDT on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

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

Priority Registration and Check-In for
SCA Network Members and a Guest



In Theaters Nationwide June 24, 2022

About The Black Phone


The phone is dead. And it’s ringing. 

Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. 

Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Directed by SCA Alumnus Scott Derrickson. Screenplay by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.
Produced by Jason Blum, C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson.

Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 102 minutes.

About Scott Derrickson

SCOTT DERRICKSON '95 is an award-winning director, producer, screenwriter and co-founder of Crooked Highway. Derrickson directed and co-wrote such films as The Exorcism of Emily RoseSinister, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and The Black Phone. Derrickson has also been announced as the director of the sequel to the 1986 film Labyrinth

About the SCA Network

The SCA Network is a social 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, and facilities.

Membership to the SCA Network begins at $25 per year. Information on the SCA Network as well as a list of levels and benefits can be found online at

Look out for our new slate of programming beginning this summer, and welcome to The Network!

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is Free and Open to the Public. Members of the SCA Network have priority registration and check-in for this event. 

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. 

Check-in will begin at 6:15 P.M. for SCA Network members and their guests. General RSVPs will begin check-in at 6:45 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.


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