John Singleton: A Celebration – Shaft

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00pm

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Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA), SCA 108
900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

John Singleton: A Celebration – Shaft

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Throughout the 2022–23 academic year, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC African American Cinema Society, and USC Visions and Voices will host a series of screenings honoring the life and career of trailblazing filmmaker, iconic Angeleno, and USC alumnus, John Singleton (1968–2019). Screenings will take place at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum, with conversations to follow featuring cast and crew.

With his uncle John Shaft (Richard Roundtree, reprising his original role) as his mentor, it’s no surprise that today’s Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is the coolest dude and the hottest action around. To stop a racist killer (Christian Bale), Shaft’s got to track down the only eyewitness (Toni Collette) that can put the perpetrator behind bars.

About the panelists:

As one of today’s leading producers, Paul Hall (Executive Producer) is a pioneer in championing and nurturing unique and underrepresented voices and guiding established studios in their marketing campaigns to broadening platforms. His feature film credits include Addicted and For Colored Girls for Lionsgate, as well as recent Tyler Perry hits Temptation and Madea’s Witness Protection, the game-changing Higher Learning, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, the 2000 reimagining of Shaft, Johnson Family Vacation, and cult hit Soul Plane. His television work spans all of the major broadcast and cable networks, including 30 for 30: Marion Jones, Press Pause for ESPN, Tales for BET,  and Uncensored for TV1.

Warren Drummond (Storyboard Artist) was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. Attending the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts, Warren’s storyboard career began in the early ’90s with films like Above the Rim and 2nd Unit work on Die Hard with a Vengeance and The Devil’s Own. After working on A Beautiful Mind, Drummond embraced Los Angeles, and worked on films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Straight Outta Compton, and Fences. Warren also storyboards television shows such as NCIS: New Orleans, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and Grey’s Anatomy. In 2018, Warren made his directorial debut with the short Unknown Caller, which was written by and stars his son, Josh Drummond. 

Tim Story (Moderator) has directed ten major studio feature films—eight of them have debuted number one at the box office during opening weekend: Tom & JerryRide Along 2Think Like A Man TooRide Along, Think Like A Man, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, and Barbershop. The USC alum’s films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office, making him the first Black director to cross this milestone mark. He was also the first Black director to direct a Marvel film and the first to direct two Marvel films. His next film, The Blackening, will debut in theaters via Lionsgate in 2023. On the television side, Story was most recently a director and executive producer of ABC’s Queens and Showtime’s White Famous

 

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Presented by the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC African American Cinema Society, and USC Visions and Voices.

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Neighbors

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

Cinematic Arts, dei

Website

https://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/even...

Department
Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
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