Script to Screen congratulates Josh Singer, screenwriter of Spotlight, for winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. More>

We were privileged to experience the silent film Pandora's Box as it was meant to be seen, accompanied by a live pianist, Michael Mortilla More>

We were proud to host Iva Radivojevic, filmmaker of the documentary on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, Evaporating Borders. More>

We were honored to bring back UCSB alumn and 2016 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Short for his film World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt.  More>

We explored the Ocean with Cinematographer, Ian Kellet . More>

Upcoming Events


WOMEN IN MEDIA: "YOU DO WHAT!?" WOMEN WORKING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

A panel of UCSB alumni working in the technical, creative, and producing areas discuss career paths both "above and below the line" for women in the entertainment industry. Panelists include: Entertainment publicist and Film and Media Studies alum, Brittany Sandler (moderator), Brittany Vu (Film and Television Development at MASproduction), Laura Foody (Entertainment Lawyer at Anonymous Content), Andulka "Annie" Wilkes (Editor at Moving Art), Lauren Haroutunian (Cinematographer and Dean of RocketJump Film School), and Stephanie Choi (Set Lighting Technician/Director).

WOMEN IN MEDIA - LEADING LADIES

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Women in Media: Leading Ladies is a high profile panel looking at some of today's leading women writers, directors, and producers. Panelists include: Starshine Roshell (moderator), Karen Horne (Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Development at NBC Universal), Jane Espenson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time, Warehouse 13), and Anne Cofell Saunders (Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Chuck, The Small Ship, Revolution).

There will be a reception to follow in the Michael Douglas Lobby.


BEAUTIFUL DUCKLING: AN EVENING WITH LEGENDARY SCREENWRITER CHANGYUNG-HSIANG

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

"The first time I think I ever cried in a movie theater was watching Lee Hsing’s Beautiful Duckling." --Tsai Ming-liang

Join us for a rare 35mm screening of a classic film from the golden era of Taiwan cinema, with special guest, screenwriter Chang Yung-hsiang. Michael Berry, UCSB Professor will lead a discussion with the renowned screenwriter of over 100 films.


CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat

The screening will be followed by an expert panel discussion with Robin Hauser Reynolds (Director/Producer),  Cornelia Davis (Director of Platform Engineering in the Cloud Foundry team at Pivotal), Maria Charles (Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, Area Director for Sex and Gender research at the Broom Center for Demography and Affiliated Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Karen K. Myers (Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Dean in the Graduate Division at the University of California, Santa Barbara) and Amr El Abbadi (Professor in the Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.)  Cynthia Stohl, Professor in the Department of Communication and Director of CITS, University of California, Santa Barbara will be the moderator.


Tele-Talk: Dig

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat

While investigating the murder of a young female archaeologist, FBI Special Agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

Two of television's most prolific producers will be featured in a discussion of how television has expanded the options for storytelling in this medium.  Please join us for a special evening with UCSB Alum Tim Kring (Co-Creator/Producer/Writer of Dig, Creator of Heroes and Heroes Reborn) and Gideon Raff (Co-Creator/Producer/Director/Writer Dig, who was also Executive Producer/Writer of Emmy, WGA and Golden Globe winning series Homeland) as they discuss this topic following a screening of the pilot episode of Dig.


Script to Screen - Star Wars: The force awakens

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2:00pm - 05:00pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Tickets will be released on Monday, May 2nd at 2pm.

The Force is calling to you. Just let it in... at the Pollock Theater.

Thirty-two years after the release of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings together the saga’s original characters with with a new generation of heroes and villains.

This Script to Screen presentation of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Oscar®-Nominated editor Maryann Brandon. 


Cemetery of Splendor

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Join us for a screening of Cemetery of Splendor, the most recent, critically acclaimed film from celebrated Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010). UCSB Film and Media Studies Professor Naoki Yamamoto will lead a post-screening Q&A.