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October 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PDT
Composer / Songwriter
Executive Producer, Co-Screenwriter, Songwriter, and Star
MODERATED BY Rob LeDonne, Journalist (Billboard, Rolling Stone, Esquire)
Q&A and Reception to follow the Screening
Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00PM ET
Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.
Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.
From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, 2019’s The Lion King, Difficult People, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshal) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), comes BROS, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable being to go through life with.
R | 1h 55mins
Marc Shaiman is a composer/lyricist/arranger/performer working in films, television, musical theater, and recordings. He has won several honors, including a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy, and seven Oscar nominations. For Mary Poppins Returns he was nominated for two Oscars, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy. His other Oscar nominations have been for Sleepless In Seattle, Patch Adams, The First Wives Club, The American President, and South Park-Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Other film credits include Beaches, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The Addams Family, Sister Act, A Few Good Men, Hocus Pocus, Hocus Pocus 2, The Bucket List, and Hairspray. Most recently, he has scored Universal Pictures’ Bros, and co-written the film’s original song “Love is Not Love” with the film’s writer/producer/star Billy Eichner.
He and Mariah Carey were nominated for a Golden Globe for their title song for the animated film The Star. For Broadway, he and co-lyricist Scott Wittman have written Hairspray (Tony & Grammy Awards), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Catch Me If You Can (Tony nom), Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and their new musical version of Some Like It Hot opens on Broadway in December, 2022. Television credits include Saturday Night Live (Emmy and Golden Globe nom), Smash (Emmy & Golden Globe nom), The Oscars with Billy Crystal (Emmy Award), Bette Midler (final guest with Johnny Carson), and countless appearances with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black & Will Ferrell, among others. He has produced/arranged recordings and performances for Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr., Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Diane Keaton, Patti LuPone, Steve Martin, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams, and many more. His online opus Prop 8 – The Musical was a Webbie Award winner.
Billy Eichner is a four-time Emmy-nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. On September 30th, 2022, Eichner’s historic comedy, BROS for Universal Pictures, will premiere in theatres. BROS makes Eichner the first openly gay man to write, star in and produce a comedy for a major Hollywood studio. The film is also the first gay rom com to ever be produced by a major studio and the first to feature an all-openly LGBTQ+ cast in all lead and supporting roles. The film is directed and co-written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors director Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow. Additionally, Eichner is set to star in and produce Man in the Box, a biopic based on the life of groundbreaking TV icon Paul Lynde.
He most recently co-starred in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King as the voice of Timon, opposite Seth Rogen, Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles. On television, Eichner was recently seen as the infamous Matt Drudge in Ryan Murphy’s third season of the Emmy winning American Crime Story: Impeachment, alongside Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein, Edie Falco and Clive Owen.
Previously, Eichner co-starred on two seasons of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series, American Horror Story, as well as Hulu’s critically acclaimed series Difficult People. Billy on the Street, Eichner’s iconic, critically acclaimed series is now on HBO Max and clips from the series have garnered over 200 million views online. In 2018, the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® in the category of “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.” This was the second of three Primetime Emmy nominations for the series, which was also nominated for a segment Eichner hosted with former First Lady Michelle Obama. Additional credits include: Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, Noelle, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Parks and Recreation, The Angry Birds Movie, Penguins of Madagascar, Bob’s Burgers, Dickinson, and Friends from College.
*** SCREENING + Q&A INFORMATION ***
Check-in begins 5:00PM.
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