Screening & Q&A: "The Americans"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Join SVA Theatre & Center for Communication for this special free event for students and faculty from all schools and colleges!
Set in a time of leg warmers and Cold War–chill, The Americans follows two Soviet spies (Felicity’s Keri Russell and Brothers & Sisters’ Matthew Rhys) undercover as a happily married couple trying to steal U.S. secrets and blend seamlessly into American suburban life of the 1980s. Vividly detailed, the show captures Reagan-era politics and pop culture with equal brilliance. Creative team members Joe Weisberg—himself a former CIA officer—and Joel Fields, as well as actor Noah Emmerich (“Agent Stan Beeman”), will screen an episode and take you behind the scenes of crafting FX’s critically acclaimed, enthralling espionage period drama. If you’re a student or faculty member of any school, click here or on the ticket icon above to RSVP!
JOE WEISBERG, CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER, grew up in Chicago. He worked in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the early 1990s. After leaving the Agency, he wrote the novels 10th Grade and An Ordinary Spy. He was staff writer on the first two seasons of TNT’s Falling Skies. He currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
JOEL FIELDS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER, served as a writer/executive producer on the first two seasons of TNT’s show Rizzoli & Isles. He also served as a writer/executive producer on ABC’s Golden Globe–winning series Ugly Betty and on the FX series Dirt, starring Courteney Cox. Other writing credits include Steven Bochco’s Raising the Bar; Commander In Chief, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Series of 2005-2006; and Over There, Steven Bochco’s critically acclaimed series about the war in Iraq.
NOAH EMMERICH, “AGENT STAN BEEMAN”, was born and raised in New York City, to Constance, a concert pianist, and André Emmerich, an art dealer and gallery owner. He attended Yale University, where he sang with the a capella group the Yale Spizzwinks. He attended NYU Film School where he wrote and directed an award winning short film called The Painter. Emmerich came to prominence with starring roles in the cult hit Beautiful Girls (1996) and the Jim Carrey blockbuster The Truman Show (1998). He is considered a real “actor’s actor,” noted for his understated, subtle realism and his deep emotional presence on screen. His production company, Sandbox Entertainment, has a first-look production deal with New Line Cinema.
J. Max Robins, Executive Director of Center for Communication, will moderate.