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Upcoming Events

Outside the Box [Office]: Spring 2020
January 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020, Varied
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] is SCA's ongoing weekly showcase for upcoming international, documentary and independent cinema. The series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain and often features recent award-winning films from Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, SXSW and Venice Film Festivals. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. All screenings will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity.

On-Campus SCA Information Session
January 2, 2020 - May 31, 2020, 11:00 AM
USC School of Cinematic Arts

This information session is available for prospective applicants interested in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).  The session begins with a presentation discussing the SCA programs, admissions processes and available facilities at the school -- an opportunity for Q & A will also be given.

Festival & Distribution: General Info Sessions
January 16, 2020 - May 13, 2020, Varies
School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Industry Relations presents monthly Festival & Distribution General Info Group Sessions. Learn about the first steps to submit to film festivals, strategic ways to choose where to apply, and get your general festival questions answered.

Virtual SCA Information Session
March 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020, 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 undergraduate and graduate programs for the Fall 2021 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 freshman, transfer, and graduate applicants.  Please note that access information to the online session will be sent via email the morning of the session you register for. 

An Evening with Ted Mundorff, President and Chief Operating Officer of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres
April 15, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
Live on ZOOM

Ted Mundorff is President and COO of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres. ArcLight Cinemas are known as a leading innovator in exhibition delivering a first-class movie-going experience and unrivaled customer service to its guests. They have premier destinations throughout the U.S. including Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego, Boston and Los Angeles. Their flagship theater, the ArcLight Hollywood, is a major hub for not only showing the best in cinema, but hosting Q and A’s, film festivals and major premieres.

CTCS-467: Television Symposium Fall 2020
August 25, 2020 - December 15, 2020, Tuesdays 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 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

A four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with the leading television writers, producers, directors and actors working today. Recent guests include Jon Favreau (The Mandalorian), Adam McKay (Succession), Alena Smith (Dickinson), Stephen Williams (Watchmen), Chris Mundy (Ozark), Susannah Grant (Unbelievable), David Mandel (Veep), Steven Canals (Pose), Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy (Undone), Joel Karsberg & Jesse Daniels (Surviving R. Kelly), Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects), David Kajganich (The Terror), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer (Stranger Things), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), Hiro Murai (Atlanta), Noah Hawley (Fargo), Ron Moore (Outlander), and Kenya Barris (black-ish).

CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium Fall 2020
August 27, 2020 - December 10, 2020, Thursday nights from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

This Fall 2020 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with leading film directors, writers, producers, and actors working today. Each week, students watch sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood movies, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the creative team behind the film. The class is taught by film critic LEONARD MALTIN and meets every Thursday night from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Frank Sinatra Hall at the Norris Cinema Theatre Complex.