November 29, 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

Women In Showbiz Everywhere (WISE), Outside the Box [Office],
and DECAL Releasing invite you and a guest to attend


A Special Theatrical Screening of


Directed by Shruti Ganguly
Written by Cristina Catanzaro and Carrie Shaw
Produced by Linda Evans and Nina Warren

Followed by a Q&A with Shruti Ganguly

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

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



About Tripped Up

Aspiring chef Lizzy sets off with her three best friends in tow to compete in the prestigious Saucy Food Festival. What begins as a calculated career move quickly turns into a madcap misadventure full of food, fun and female bonding, where the girls learn that struggle can be the secret ingredient to success.

About the Guest


Shruti Ganguly is a prominent filmmaker and writer based in New York City and Oslo. She has an impressive portfolio, having directed and produced films such as "H." and "INITIALS SG," both premiering at major film festivals. Shruti recently directed "TRIPPED UP," featuring Leah Lewis, Ariel Winter, and Vanessa Williams, set for distribution by Decal and Universal Pictures.

In addition to her film work, Shruti has sold projects like "DEATHSPA" to Sony International and is currently writing "SECRET DAUGHTER" for Amazon Studios, starring Priyanka Chopra and Sienna Miller. She's also developing "PRIYA, AT 12," a coming-of-age comedy, with producers Nikki Silver and Meena Harris’ Phenomenal Media.

Apart from her filmmaking ventures, Shruti is an accomplished writer, contributing to publications like Vogue UK, Vogue India, and Harper’s Bazaar India. She co-founded the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective using music and joy as an act of resistance, and serves on the boards of New York Women in Film and TV, Neutrogena Studios, and Commit2Change. Shruti holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and completed NYU's dual MFA (Tisch Grad Film) and MBA (Stern) program. Originally from India, she has a diverse international background, including time spent in Oman.

About WISE (Women In Showbiz Everywhere)

At Women In Showbiz Everywhere (WISE), our mission is to harness the transformative power of culture to shape a more inclusive and diverse society. We are dedicated to increasing the representation and influence of women in the entertainment industry, breaking down barriers, and providing opportunities for women to thrive and leave a lasting impact. Through our wide range of initiatives, strategic collaborations, and passionate advocacy, we aim to elevate the voices, stories, and perspectives of women in entertainment, with a special focus on the underrepresented communities. By doing so, we contribute to a cultural landscape that embraces the richness and diversity of our global community. Together, we empower women, promote gender equality, and actively shape culture for a more inclusive and equitable future.

At WISE, our mission is clear: to redefine the entertainment industry by spotlighting emerging women talent both on and off the camera. Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of creativity, laughter, and inspiration! Our groundbreaking panels, immersive labs in producing, writing, directing, and comedy, along with eye-opening podcasts, offer unparalleled insights into the industry. We're also pioneering a unique fellowship for global South Asian writers, nurturing diverse voices and stories.

But that's not all – get ready for exclusive film showcases, entertaining fundraiser events, and much more! Follow us on our socials to get the latest scoop and check out our website for past and upcoming programs to stay updated.

Stay tuned year-round for opportunities to be empowered, entertained, and uplifted. Join us in celebrating the brilliance of women in showbiz. Your extraordinary journey begins with WISE!

Twitter: @wise_womensorg
Instagram: @wise_womensorg
Facebook: @wise_womeninshowbizeverywhere

*WISE stands as a distinguished 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Los Angeles. It was founded by acclaimed filmmaker Vineesha Arora-Sarin and is powered by a dedicated team of diverse industry professionals who are deeply passionate about their mission.*

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. The series draws 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. 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.


On-campus parking at the University of Southern California is limited, and it is best to visit the USC Transportation Website for the most up-to-date information if you plan to drive and park on campus:

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago