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Upcoming Events

Virtual SCA Graduate Information Session
March 16, 2020 - June 1, 2021, Varies
Online - Access Information Sent Via Email

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an online information session to learn more about applying to the SCA graduate programs for the Fall 2022 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, financial aid, Q&A with staff and more!

This session is for prospective graduate applicants only.  Please note that the Zoom link to the online session will be sent via email the morning of the session you register for. 

USC Trojan Vision Presents The Future of Television: A Panel Discussion with Entertainment Industry Professionals
April 15, 2021, 6:30 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

You are invited to attend a panel discussion and live webinar Q&A session with entertainment industry professionals. Hear their thoughts on the future of television with the rise of streaming and the disruption of the pandemic.

LATIFAM DE USC Presents: A Conversation with Writer/Producer Ligiah Villalobos
April 17, 2021, 2:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

Ligiah Villalobos is a Writer, Producer, Consultant, and Lecturer. She is best known for the independent feature film Under the Same Moon, (La Misma Luna), which she wrote and executive produced. The film was released by Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company in 2008 after it was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival, where it became the highest sale for a Spanish-language film in the history of Sundance. Made for under $2M, the film earned over $23M worldwide. More recently, Villalobos was a Cultural Consultant on the Academy Award-winning Pixar movie, Coco, which has become the highest grossing movie of all time in Mexico (and highest grossing Pixar movie in China). She is also the recipient of the Humanitas Prize, for writing the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Firelight, produced by Alicia Keys and Mary Martin, which aired on ABC in 2013.

New ART/EMIS Web Series: Screening and Talkback
April 17, 2021, 6:30 P.M. PST
Live Online Webinar

The ART/EMIS Creative Community is hosting an event to celebrate the release of the first episode of our new series “Be Honest.” The event will feature a screening of Episode 1 and a talkback with our production team and actors from the episode. We hope to see you there!

LATIFAM DE USC Presents: GARIFUNA IN PERIL and Convo with Co-Directors and Co-Producers Alí Allié and Reuben Reyes
April 17, 2021, Watch Party begins @ 10:00 A.M. PDT | Conversation begins @ 12:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

LatiFAM will host a Watch Party on Amazon Prime. A link will be sent to those that would like to participate on Saturday, April 16th 10 am PST. If you currently don't have a Prime account, consider signing up with your .edu email and receive a 6 month free trial. Garifuna in Peril (2012) is also accessible and FREE on Tubi (https://tubitv.com/movies/341514/garifuna-in-peril). Run time: 98 mins.

Upcoming Council on Diversity & Inclusion Meeting
April 19, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM
Virtual

We hope to see you all at the last SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion meeting of the semester on Monday, April 19th at 1:30 pm. This meeting is open to the SCA community and we highly encourage SCA students, staff, and faculty to attend. The first part of the meeting will focus on business and information about Council initiatives, followed by Q&A discussion.  To ensure the safest possible space for meetings and discussion we will use the webinar format.
Please email diversity@cinema.usc.edu if you would like to add an agenda item. Thank you for your continued support!

LA SKINS FEST Presents: A Live Q&A about the Peacock Original RUTHERFORD FALLS
April 19, 2021, 7:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

A comedy about two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call. From co-creators and executive producers, Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place), Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore).

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ
April 26, 2021, 6:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in director-co-writer Burhan Qurbani's (We Are Young. We Are Strong.) audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel. After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany-- without papers, without a nationality, and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold (Albrecht Schuch), Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control.

WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT: A Live Screening and Q&A with Director/Producer Brad Lichtenstein and Producer/SCA Alumnus Steven Cantor
April 27, 2021, 6:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

This unscripted feature follows five years in the life of Claude Motley as he tries to recover mentally and physically from being shot in the face by carjacker Nathan King, a 15 year-old boy at the time. Diverted from his legal career, Claude must persist through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills and stress on his family while remaining engaged in the criminal justice journey determining his shooter's fate. Torn between punishment and the injustice of mass incarceration of young black men, Claude reflects on his own life and it's similarity to Nathan's. As he struggles to heal, mentally and physically, he ultimately discovers that the path to recovery leads to forgiveness.

USC Comedy Presents: A Live Q&A with Bobo Touch, discussing their web comedy series, BOBO TOUCH HELPLINE
April 29, 2021, 6:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

Brian Bonz and Mike Rizzo are lifelong friends born and raised in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. From a young age they developed a brand of comedy of their own. Growing up in the grunge era, they emulated bands like Nirvana, Deftones, Bjork, and somehow found themselves making Limp Bizkit parody music videos. Bonz was heckled for looking like one of the Hanson brothers, and Rizzo was elongated and had a weird skateboarding stance. They had a man crush on Brandon Lee and did a shot-for-shot remake of “The Crow” at age 12, though the tapes are still missing somewhere in Tall Timbers New Jersey. Through Bonz’s extensive music writing and Rizzo’s vast film sensibilities, they started shooting odd ball comedic shorts and making music. Rizzo played drums on Bonz’s album “From Sumi to Japan”. They were known to everybody in their building as “the kids with cameras and guitars.”

THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT: A Conversation with John Stankey, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Inc.
May 3, 2021, 1:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar

John Stankey assumed the role of CEO in July 2020 after previously serving as president and chief operating officer. With more than $170 billion in 2020 revenues, AT&T is one of the world’s largest companies in technology, media and telecom. Between 2016 and 2020, AT&T invested more than $110 billion in its network, including capital investments and acquisitions of spectrum and operations. Over that same period, the company invested more in the U.S. than any other public company.

USC Games Expo 2021 Presented by Jam City
May 15, 2021, 12 PM
Twitch

You are invited to the FREE USC Games Expo 2021!

The event is FREE and streaming online; RSVPing allows us to provide you with updates, adds you to our mailing list (we don't spam!) and enters you into winning prizes/giveaways during the stream itself!