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SCL Screening: MARSHALL w/Marcus Miller, Diane Warren & Common

Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the Open Road Films production

Followed by a Q&A with




REALD Theater
100 N. Crescent Dr, Lobby Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Free Garage Parking - entrance is on left of main door

A young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases. PG-13  1h 58m
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: MARSHALL - Marcus Miller Marcus Miller was born June 14, 1959 in New York. He is a composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a classically trained clarinetist but is best known as a bass guitarist.

Miller forged his early career as a session musician, appearing on over 500 albums by such artists as Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joe Walsh, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Kazumi Watanabe, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Flavio Sala.

As a composer, Miller co-wrote several songs on the Miles Davis album Tutu, including its title track. He also composed "Chicago Song" for David Sanborn and co-wrote "'Til My Baby Comes Home", "It's Over Now", "For You to Love", and "Power of Love" for Luther Vandross. Miller also wrote "Da Butt", which was featured in Spike Lee's School Daze.

In the film realm, he recently composed the score for Marshall (2017). Other recent film work includes About Last Night (2014) Think Like a Man (2012) and Reed Between the Lines (2011).

Marcus has also appeared in several television programs such as The Kennedy Center Honors (2013), and documentaries including The Miles Davis Documentary (2016) and the upcoming Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity (2017).
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: MARSHALL - Diane WarrenDiane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. She is the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs.

Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in eight Academy Award® nominations. Warren most recently received her eighth Oscar nomination for the original song “Til It Happens To You,” performed by Lady Gaga, from the critically acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground and her seventh Oscar nomination for her original song “Grateful” performed by Rita Ora for the film Beyond the Lights. In 2016, Warren also earned her first Emmy nomination and her first Emmy win for “Til It Happens To You.” She was nominated for five Golden Globes and won for the powerful ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” performed by Cher in the movie Burlesque.  Both Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes had hit records with her Oscar and Grammy nominated song “How Do I Live” from the movie Con Air.  Warren’s popular “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from Mannequin, “Because You Loved Me” sung by Celine Dion for the film Up Close and Personal, “Music Of My Heart” performed by *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan for the film Music Of The Heart, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith for Armageddon and “There You’ll Be” sung by Faith Hill from Pearl Harbor were also Oscar nominated and hit songs.  

Diane has been nominated for 15 Grammys, and received a Grammy for the song “Because You Loved Me.” She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.
Warren wrote the song, “This Is For My Girls,” released in 2016, which features vocal performances from Kelly Clarkson, Chloe & Halle, Missy Elliott, Jadagrace, Lea Michele, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland and Zendaya. Sales from the single benefit charities supporting young women's education globally, including First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative. The song was performed by Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott on The Late Late Show with James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment which has garnered over 59 million views. Her original song “Til It Happens To You” is featured in the Radius and CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground which was released in February 2015 and aired on CNN in November 2015. The song received a 2016 Oscar nomination in the original song category.  Warren received her first Emmy nomination, as well as her first Emmy win in 2016 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The song also received a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media. This makes it the first song in history to be nominated for an Academy Award, Grammy and Emmy. It was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song. In addition, it won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Song – Documentary. Diane also wrote the original song “The Crazy Ones” performed by Paloma Faith for Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, released in November 2015. In addition, Diane wrote the original song “You Will” for Oprah Winfrey which serves as the anthem for the OWN network.  The song is performed by Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles and debuted in March 2015. She also wrote a new theme song for ABC’s THE VIEW called “World’s Gone Crazy” performed by Mary J. Blige which premiered on the show September 2016. She also wrote the original song “Prayers for this World” performed by Cher for the documentary Cries From Syria directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. The film premiered on January 22, 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival and debuted on HBO on March 13, 2017.

Warren most recently wrote the original song “Stand Up For Something” with music by Warren and lyrics by Warren and Common for the film Marshall, released in theatres October 13.  The song is performed by Andra Day featuring Common. Warren and Common received a Grammy Award nomination this year in the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media.
Diane continues to work with many of today’s most popular acts, including:  Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Snoop Dogg, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Jennifer Hudson, Andra Day, Keyshia Cole, Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes, Common and Jason Durulo among many others. Diane, who is a vegetarian, is a major advocate for animals and the elderly.  December 2017    

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: MARSHALL - Common

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning actor and musician, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office.

He appeared on the big screen in the Oscar nominated film, SELMA, a film centered around the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” for “Glory” which was featured in the film. In 2016, he appeared in the David Ayer’s high profile comic book movie, Warner Bros’ SUICIDE SQUAD. The film broke box office records both domestically and around the world.

Earlier this year, Common starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the highly anticipated sequel JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, and appeared in Judy Greer’s directorial debut A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS with Allison Janney. This Summer, he appeared in Bleecker Street’s MEGAN LEAVEY alongside Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford and Edie Falco.

He most recently wrapped production on three projects; HUNTER KILLER opposite Gerard Butler, Billy Bob Thornton, and Gary Oldman, Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic drama BEST DAY OF MY LIFE alongside Renee Zellweger, Isabella Rossellini and Simon Baker, as well as indie film SAINT JUDY with Michelle Monaghan, Alfred Molina and Alfre Woodard. Next Summer, Common stars in Andrea Di Stefano’s action-thriller, THREE SECONDS, with an all-star cast including Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, and Joel Kinnaman.

It was announced that Common will executive produce and star in “Black Samurai” a TV adaption of Marc Olden’s 1974 book series, which inspired the 1977 film of the same name.  He is also set to star in QUICK DRAW, a new revenge action thriller to be produced by TRANSFORMERS producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Content Media. He is currently in production on THE HATE U GIVE, directed by George Tillman Jr. and based on the Angela Thomas' novel of same name. Common stars alongside Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, and Issa Rae.

Behind-the-scenes, Common recently executive-produced the Netflix drama BURNING SANDS and performed the closing credits original song “The Cross” featuring Lianne Le Havas. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix March 10th. He will next executive produce Showtime’s upcoming TV series The Chi, a coming-of-age story set in Chicago from writer Lena Waithe.

Common’s 11th studio album, BLACK AMERICA AGAIN, was released November 4, 2016 on ARTium/Def Jam Recordings. The album includes socially conscious new single, “Black America Again” featuring Stevie Wonder and the anthem “Letter to the Free,” the end-title track to Ava Duvernay’s powerful Oscar-Nominated documentary 13TH, for which he also received the 2017 Emmy for “Best Music and Lyrics.” He was most recently featured on Andra Day‘s new song for Open Road Films’ MARSHALL soundtrack, “Stand Up for Something,” co-written by Common and eight-time Academy Award-nominee Diane Warren. The original song received the “Hollywood Song Award” at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards and was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Song Written For Visual Media.”


RSVPs close 5:00PM Saturday, December 9, or sooner if full.

No changes to your RSVP can be made after that time.



  • Check-in begins 10:30AM. No entry after the screening begins.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation by 5:00pm Saturday.
  • FREE for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • PG-13 = Attendees must be 13 years or older.


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