In an instant, Doheny Library's Nazarian Pavilion courtyard became the scene today of the first in a series of live, pop-up plays staged by the USC Libraries and USC School of Dramatic Arts Professor Oliver Mayer. Directed by USC School of Dramatic Arts graduate Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, the performance featured USC student actors and captured the essential role of libraries in creative and intellectual discovery. Guest star David Zayas (also known by television viewers as Sgt. Angel Batista) played himself, touting the wealth of resources available at the USC Libraries. "Aren't you on TV," a student actor asked him in the flash play. "Aren't you on Dexter?" Click through for photos from the flash play.
Cinema & Television
Authors Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez and screenwriter Chris Terrio received the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for their contributions to “Argo.” Selection committee co-chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Feb. 9, at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. Keep reading to learn more about event.
On Saturday, February 9, Doheny Library hosts the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., watch a live webcast on the Scripter website. Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #USCScripter, and if you're at the ceremony, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #USCScripter.
The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Perks of Being a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook as finalists for the 25th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. A tie resulted in six sets of finalists for the 2013 honor, rather than the typical five. Keep reading to learn more about the 2013 Scripter Award.
Screenwriting partners Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana will receive the 2013 Scripter Literary Achievement Award at the 25th-anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award Ceremony on Saturday, Februrary 9. McMurtry and Ossana won the 2006 Academy Award for their screenplay of Brokeback Mountain. Keep reading to learn more about the honor.
A recent post to AMC's blog for its Hell on Wheels television series referenced the USC Digital Library's Los Angeles Star Collection. As Mina Hochberg explains, a character in the period drama was based on Olive Oatman, a real-life historical figure whose story of abduction and captivity by Native Americans appeared in the April 19, 1856, Los Angeles Star. Keep reading to learn more about Oatman and the USC Digital Library's Los Angeles Star Collection.
Author and television writer Steve Stoliar will discuss his years working with Groucho Marx the April 5 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon. Stoliar, the author of Raised Eyebrows: My Years inside Groucho's House, worked inside Marx's Beverly Hills home as the comedian's personal secretary and archivist from 1974 to Marx's death in 1977. Stoliar's book recounts the last years of Marx's life and features a large cast of the comedian's fellow Hollywood legends. RSVP online now, or keep reading to learn more about the event.
Twitter Tuesday is a weekly feature that looks back at the USC Libraries' conversations in the Twitterverse. This week's edition features selected tweets about Saturday's 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony.
On Saturday, the USC Libraries author Kaui Hart Hemmings and screenwriters Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash of The Descendants with the 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Since then, the Scripter Award has been featured in articles from The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Variety and by blogs such as Hitfix, Just Jared, RopeofSilicon.com, and The Wrap. Neon Tommy, a news site produced by USC Annenberg students, also covered the event.
Author Kaui Hart Hemmings and screenwriters Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash won the 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for their creative contributions to The Descendants. Selection committee co-chair Naomi Foner announced the winners at the black-tie ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 18. Keep reading to learn more about the ceremony.