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Greif Center Hosts 500 Days of Summer
Screenwriter Scott Neustadter will Appear as Part of "The Leap" Series on Wednesday, April 14
April 7, 2010 • by News at Marshall

The Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business and USC's School of Cinematic Arts are pleased to welcome Scott Neustadter, writer of the break-out hit 500 Days of Summer. Neustadter will be on campus on Wednesday, April 14.

As a guest in the speaker series, "The Leap," which highlights the stories of entrepreneurs, innovators, and risk-takers, Neustadter will shed light on the challenges he faced in getting his film made and speak to the parallels involved in launching a business venture and the creativity -- as well as perseverance -- required to achieve success.

Distributed by Fox Searchlight and a hit at the Sundance Film Festival, Neustadter's 500 Days achieved critical and commercial success, including grossing $60 million worldwide on a $7.5 million production budget, being nominated for a "Golden Globe for Best Movie, Comedy or Musical," and receiving multiple screenwriting awards including "Breakthrough Screenwriter by Hollywood Film Festival and "Independent Spirit Award." The movie was a fixture on Top 10 lists for 2009 and hailed as “the Annie Hall of this generation.”

This event is open to all USC students and alumni. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Students can register via: Marshall Event Management System


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