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March 21, 2023, 7:00 P.M.

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

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Hulu, and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES),
invite you and a guest to attend


A Special Theatrical Screening of

The True Story of the LA Lakers

Episodes 1 & 2

Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Written by Steven Leckart
Executive Produced by Jeanie Buss, Antoine Fuqua,
Kevin Mann, Michael Mann, Brendan Bragg, Jeffrey Soros,
Simon Horsman, Linda Rambis, and Steven Leckart

Followed by a Q&A with Antoine Fuqua, Jeanie Buss,
Kevin Mann, Michael Mann, Editor Jake Pushinsky,
and Gregory Maratea, Director of Client Solutions,
Iron Mountain Entertainment Services

Moderated by USC Professor Ted Braun,
Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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




Presented as part of the IMES Spotlight Screening Series

About Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10-part documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it. When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.

Episodes 1 & 2 combined running time: 120 minutes.

About the Guests

ANTOINE FUQUA (Director, Executive Producer)

Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen, Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur and Emancipation. He directed and executive produced the documentary American Dream/American Knightmare on the legendary Marion “Suge” Knight and directed the blues documentary, Lightning in a Bottle, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Fuqua currently serves as executive producer on the FOX medical drama The Resident. Most recently, he directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, for HBO, which was a winner at the 2020 PGA Awards in the Outstanding Sports Program category and the 2020 Sports Emmys in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category. In 2021, his HBO sports documentary The Day Sports Stood Still also received a Critics Choice Documentary Award nomination. His company also produced Quibi’s movie in chapter #FreeRayshawn, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James, which won two Emmy awards. The series also won a 2021 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama.” Recent projects include Netflix’s The Guilty, Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown,” Hulu docuseries, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” and Amazon’s “The Terminal List.” Upcoming projects include Mike Tyson film, “Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation” series and The Equalizer 3, among others. Most recently he was nominated for 2023 NAACP Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture on behalf of Emancipation.

JEANIE BUSS (Executive Producer, Lakers CEO & Controlling Owner)

Bio coming soon.

KEVIN MANN (Executive Producer)

Kevin Mann is the founder and owner of management and production company, Haven Entertainment. Haven has gained recognition by producing award-winning documentaries, narrative feature films and television, and by representing top writers, directors, actors, and comedians. Mann was raised in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1998, where he was a member of the Big East Champion swim team in 1996.

Most recently, Kevin was the executive producer on LEGACY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE LA LAKERS, the 10-part docuseries released by Hulu in 2022. Mann has produced several documentaries including MORE THAN A GAME, a nominee for the People’s Choice Award at TIFF; UNDER THE ELECTRIC SKY, which premiered at Sundance; MILIUS, which premiered at Telluride; A BAND CALLED DEATH, which premiered at SXSW; and AUTONOMY, in collaboration with Malcolm Gladwell which also premiered at SXSW.

Currently, Kevin is producing the motion picture GOODRICH by writer director Hallie Meyers-Shyer, starring Michael Keaton. Previously, Mann produced the pilot HABATA (Apple/Annapurna) starring Jake Johnson, and the feature film TOGETHER TOGETHER, starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison which premiered at Sundance. Kevin has produced several series in collaboration with Complex, among them SNEAKERHEADS, which premiered on Netflix in 2020. Most notably, HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Sally Field, won the audience award at SXSW and the Piaget Producers Award at the Spirit Awards.

MICHAEL MANN (Executive Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Michael Mann (unfortunately, no, not that one) is a writer and producer from Maryland.  He moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California and graduated in 2008 with a BA in History and a minor from the School of Cinematic Arts. Since 2016, Michael has worked alongside his brother Kevin at Haven Entertainment as a producer and creative executive.

Most recently, Michael served as co-producer and lead researcher on Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers, a 10-part docu-series for Hulu. On the documentary side, Michael has worked on the EDC concert film Under the Electric Sky as a story editor and as a co-producer on Autonomy - an examination of the political, social, and cultural issues surrounding driverless cars produced by Malcolm Gladwell. On the narrative side, Michael was on the production team for Together, Together starring Patti Harrison and Ed Helms and Hello My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field, directed by Michael Showalter which won the audience award at SXSW.


Jake Pushinsky is an Emmy-award-winning producer and ACE Eddie-award-winning editor in both the narrative and documentary space with nearly two decades of experience. Most recently Jake worked alongside director Antoine Fuqua as the supervising editor and co-producer of the 10-part doc-series, LEGACY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE LA LAKERS. Other projects include the Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, directed by Academy Award-winners, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the Emmy-winning HBO documentary, WHAT’S MY NAME: MUHAMMAD ALI, and the Hulu series, WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA.

GREGORY MARATEA (Director of Client Solutions, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services)

Gregory Maratea came to Iron Mountain Entertainment Services in 2015 from a career in post production where he specialized in producing DI/ Finishing, as well as film remastering and digital restoration. With this deep understanding of post production workflow and processes, Greg leads the IMES Technology team to create client solutions ranging from the migration of end-of-life media assets, to integration with the latest cloud technologies, to looking forward to wide-scale virtualization of systems and software. Over the 18 years of his tenure at IMES, Greg and the IMES team have successfully migrated over 1.5PB of physical assets to files, resulting in otherwise inactive content being transformed, preserved, and monetized.

About the Moderator

TED BRAUN (SCA Professor, Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics, Moderator)

Writer-Director Ted Braun’s feature documentary, ¡Viva Maestro!, about conductor Gustavo Dudamel, premiered in 2022 and is a WGA nominee for best feature documentary screenplay.  It is his second film with Participant which co-financed Darfur Now. Darfur Now was named one of 2007’s top five documentaries by the National Board of Review, won the International Documentary Association’s Emerging Filmmaker Award and the NAACP Image Award. His docu-thriller Betting On Zero received a WGA nomination for best feature documentary of 2017. Braun teaches screenwriting at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and is the Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair in Cinematic Ethics. In 2018 Variety named him one of the world’s Top Ten Teachers in Film and TV.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. A reservation confirmation 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.


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Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago