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SCL Screening: The Bad Seed w/Leanna Primiani, Rob Lowe, Mark Wolper

May 21, 2019   |   7:30pm PDT   |   Screening
 Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the A&E/Lifetime film

Followed by a Q&A with

Executive Producer, Director, Co-Star
Executive Producer

Author & Journalist

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

7:30PM: Screening and Q&A

RealD Screening Room
100 N Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Free garage parking in building.
Parking entrance:

*** Limited capacity: RSVP ASAP – click here to ATTEND EVENT ***

Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.

The Bad Seed is an American psychological horror-thriller based on the 1954 novel by William March, the 1954 play, and the 1956 film, directed by and starring Rob Lowe, alongside Mckenna Grace, Sarah Dugdale, Marci T. House, Lorne Cardinal, Chris Shields, Cara Buono, and a special appearance by Patty McCormack. Widowed father David Grossman (Lowe) helps his daughter Emma (Grace) cope with a tragedy when a classmate drowns at her school. Emma initially seems like an ordinary child. However, David begins to wonder if she played a role in the incident, due to the fact that her classmate had won a citizenship medal she coveted.
TV-14 | 87 min

For award-winning composer Leanna Primiani, music is architecture in motion, evolving through time and space. True to this axiom, Leanna’s artistic reach is adventurously progressive, encompassing the intrepid textures and innovations in electronic music within the foundation and balance of the classical tradition.

Leanna’s concert catalog has been embraced internationally with select highlights including performances at the Nashville Symphony, the Cabrillo Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Ensemble Aventure Freiburg (Germany), and the Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis. Leanna’s ambient classical voice has made her an in-demand composer for scoring numerous features, TV shows, and short films. Recent marquee moments within this realm include composing the score to Rob Lowe’s directorial debut The Bad Seed, and the award-winning films Daughters of Virtue, Saturn Returns, and A Film By Vera Vaughn, and writing the main title and incidental music for the A&E/Bio docudrama, The Ghost Speaks.

Informing her compositional work is her distinguished background as a conductor. Leanna has conducted for the LA Opera, National Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, California Opera Association, and the Central California Ballet. She earned a DMA in composition from USC, and has studied with such noted composers and conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Rouse, and Howard Shore. She recently released her solo debut, Anasia 5Mice, a darkly majestic 35-minute electronic-orchestral hybrid composition. Next, Leanna will be debuting an orchestra and electronic piece in Seattle Washington, with the release of a piano and electronic album soon after.

Rob Lowe rose to fame on the big screen in the early 1980s as a member of the Brat Pack, along with other young actors like Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson. He starred in The Outsiders, Class, St. Elmo’s Fire, and About Last Night…. These roles made him one of the hottest young heartthrobs of the 1980s.

Later he made appearances in the feature films Wayne’s World, Contact, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and The Specials. However, his true comeback as an actor and star came in 1999, when he returned to the small screen to appear alongside Martin Sheen in the well-reviewed TV drama series The West Wing. In 2003 Lowe signed on to star in NBC’s drama The Lyon’s Den, later playing Senator Robert McCallister on the drama Brothers & Sisters, progressing from a part-time to a featured role during the show’s five seasons. He enjoyed a similar run while flexing his comedic chops on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, initially appearing in a guest role in 2010 before becoming a regular cast member. In the meantime, he churned out two memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, and Love Life.

Following his appearance in the finale of Parks and Recreation in 2015, Lowe began a new chapter of his career with a starring role on The Grinder. His performance as Dean Sanderson, an actor who takes advantage of his family-oriented younger brother, played by Fred Savage, was a hit with critics and garnered him a Golden Globe® nomination. In 2016 Lowe took on the voice role of Simba in the animated series The Lion Guard, and joined the cast of CBS’ Code Black.

In 2017 he and his sons embarked into the world of reality TV in the A&E series The Lowe Files, which chronicles their cross-country travels and explorations into unsolved mysteries. In 2018 Lowe continued to push into new territory – this time taking on the director’s chair for the first time in the television remake of the 1956 film The Bad Seed.

Veteran filmmaker Mark Wolper has been producing for film and television for more than 20 years. As president of the Wolper Organization, he has been involved in many high-profile projects, including the Academy Award®-winning crime drama L.A. Confidential, starring Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, and Kim Basinger; the multiple Emmy®-nominated miniseries The Mists of Avalon, starring Anjelica Huston, Julianna Marguilies, and Joan Allen; The Thornbirds, starring Richard Chamberlain; and the Emmy®-nominated and NAACP-winning miniseries Queen, starring Halle Berry. Wolper’s extensive producing credits also include Helter Skelter, Salem’s Lot, Murder in Mississippi, and the Emmy® nominated series Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!

He began his career in 1981 as an independent producer, working with such studios as Warner Bros., Showtime, MGM, and Disney on projects ranging from short films and documentaries to miniseries and foreign feature films. In 1987, he joined his father, David Wolper in leading The Wolper Organization. Over the years, the company has been responsible for more than 500 films, which have won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars®, 50 Emmys®, seven Golden Globes® and five Peabody Awards.

  • Check-in begins 6:30PM.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Tuesday, May 21.
  • Free for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for both the screening and Q&A.
  • Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.
  • This invitation is non-transferable.