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March 30, 2023, 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 Hero Films invite you and a guest to attend

A Special Theatrical Screening of


Directed by Timothy Scott Bogart
Screenplay by Timothy Scott Bogart

Followed by a Q&A with Timothy Scott Bogart
Moderated by SCA MFA Student John Say

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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



Only in Theaters Friday, March 31st, 2023

About Spinning Gold

Spinning Gold is the larger-than-life, untold tale of the man who discovered music superstars Donna Summer (Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Bad Girls, On The Radio), Gladys Knight,(Midnight Train To Georgia), The Isley Brothers (It’s Your Thing!, Fight The Power), Bill Withers (Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone) and KISS (Rock ‘n Roll All Night, Shout It Out Loud, Beth)… yes, KISS.

It is the true story behind Casablanca Records - the most successful independent record label of all time – and its creator Neil Bogart who was the ultimate hustler, gambler, dreamer and visionary, and who brought the world some of the most iconic music of a generation.

Spinning Gold takes you behind the creation of some of the most iconic songs of our time including Gladys Knight writing “Midnight Train to Georgia”, the creation of Donna Summer’s hit “Love to Love You, Baby” and the inspiration behind Kiss’s “Beth”.

Rated R. Running time: 137 minutes.

About Timothy Scott Bogart

Timothy Scott Bogart began his professional career directing theater at Harvard’s A.R.T.

His first outing as an independent producer was a live-action version of the Kipling classic The Jungle Book for Fox Kid’s Network, serving as creator, executive producer, writer and director. He followed it up with the Columbia/Tri-Star Series, Born Free, which he wrote and directed for nearly half of the first season’s 26 episodes. 

Bogart produced the feature film, Love and Sex, starring Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before being distributed theatrically by Lionsgate. Other feature film writing credits include the adaptation of Dimension Films The I Inside, starring Ryan Phillipe and Paramount’s Extreme Ops.

Bogart made his television film directorial debut with Touched, which he produced/adapted from his original play, and starred Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Jenna Elfman. The film was chosen as the Opening Night Film of the Boston Film Festival and as the Premiere Opening Screening at the Hollywood Film Festival. He also wrote and executive produced The Extreme Team, the dramatic action television feature for ABC starring newly discovered Chris Pratt.

Additionally, Bogart created, and executive produced the Bravo reality competition series, Platinum Hit, as well as executive producing the music reality competition series Majors & Minors for The Hub TV Network. Other credits include Life Flight for Lifetime Television, and TLC’s reality series, Outdaughtered.

More recently, Bogart produced the Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions film The Last Full Measure, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, and Ed Harris.

He has just completed his career-long effort writing and directing Spinning Gold about Bogart’s father, Neil Bogart, the music icon behind Casablanca Records and its iconic roster of artists Donna Summer, KISS, Parliament, The Village People, and more. Bogart produced the picture along with producing partner, Jessica Martins (Forsaken, Kiss And Cry, The Last Full Measure) and Oscar-Nominated and Golden Globe Winning Producer, Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, Dreamgirls, As Good As It Gets, The Greatest Showman).

Next up for Bogart is directing his original Pop Musical trilogy, Verona, about one of the greatest love stories of all time, set to the Pop Music of our time.  Bogart’s Writing and Producing, along with Writing & Directing the Biopic about the founding VJ’s who created MTV and launched a cultural revolution along the way.

Bogart is also Producing North Star, a new film by Oscar-winning Director, Jim Sheridan.

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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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