University of Southern California

Upcoming Event February 6 - Terror: On the Screen & On the Ground

Date: January 23, 2014

CREATE and The USC School of Cinematic Arts

invite you to attend a special panel discussion:

Terror: On the Screen / On the Ground
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

The Ray Stark Family Theater
SCA 108 George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


CREATE, in partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, presents a dynamic, moderated discussion on the state of Terrorism; how it's portrayed in film and television and what's current in the real world.

Panelists will include writers of film and television, including Homeland Writer/Executive Producer ALEX CARY, 24: Live Another Day Executive Producer/Showrunner EVAN KATZ, and Author/Screenwriter/Playright LAWRENCE WRIGHT, along with two former seasoned FBI agents: RANDY PARSONS (20 year FBI veteran/current Director of Security, Port of Long Beach) and DR. ERROLL G. SOUTHERS (FBI Counterterrorism & SWAT/current USC professor, author).

This discussion will take a look at how terrorism is depicted in media and give insights into the real world of combatting terrorism, radicalization, torture and other tactics. The discussion will be moderated by BONNIE REISS, Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

Scenes from a variety of films that illustrate topics such as radicalization, torture and suicide bombings will be screened and discussed by a panel of experts from the film industry and the counter-terrorism field. This event will be both educational and entertaining while examining the effect of dramatization on the realistic portrayal of the serious and chilling subject of terrorism. This process affords participants insight into the real world of combatting terrorism as well as how film research and story-telling is conducted in these topic areas.

For further details and to RSVP, please click here.