USC

School of cinematic arts

 
 


Jason E. Squire is Professor of Practice

at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.


Former students include Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and producer of all Marvel movies; Doug Liman, director of SWINGERS, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, MR. AND MRS. SMITH and EDGE OF TOMORROW; Ryan Coogler, director of CREED; and James Gray, writer-director of THE YARDS,  TWO LOVERS, THE IMMIGRANT and

THE LOST CITY OF Z.

Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and producer of Marvel movies

Doug Liman, director of SWINGERS;

THE BOURNE IDENTITY; MR. AND MRS. SMITH; EDGE OF TOMORROW


 

Each semester at the School of Cinematic Arts, Squire teaches

CTPR 460 Film Business Procedures and Distribution (using a syllabus he created); screenwriting; and CTPR 386 Art and Industry of Theatrical Film, also known as “the case study class” which features as

Guest Speakers the heads of department on the same movie.


Recent case studies have included CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR; CARNAGE PARK;  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; HER; STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS; THE AVENGERS; GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO; THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

J.J. Abrams, director of SUPER 8, and STAR TREK and

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

Diablo Cody, Academy-Award winning screenwriter of JUNO.

Jon Favreau, director of IRON MAN and IRON MAN 2.

Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, Academy Award-winning composers

of THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

Dean Elizabeth Daley, SCA School of Cinematic Arts, and

Aaron Sorkin, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of

THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

  ©  2018  Jason E. Squire

Joss Whedon, writer-director of

THE AVENGERS.   

Spike Jonze, writer-director of HER.


 

James Gunn, writer-director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Ryan Coogler, director of CREED and BLACK PANTHER

James Gray, writer-director of THE YARDS, 

TWO LOVERS, THE IMMIGRANT and

THE LOST CITY OF Z.