Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Los Angeles


UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2014 Directors Guild Awards and Writers Guild Awards. The talent included many Academy Award® Nominees and Winners.

Bob Nelson--WGA and Oscar® Nominated Writer of Nebraska

June Squibb- Oscar® Nominated Best Supporting Actress Nebraska

Gennifer Hutchison- WGA Winner of Best Dramatic Series Breaking Bad

Billy Ray- WGA Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, Oscar Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay Captain Phillips

Joel H. Cohen- WGA Winner- Writing for Animation- Simpsons

Garry Marshall-2014 WGA Awards-Lifetime Achievement- Creator of Happy Days

Henry Winkler- "Fonzie"

Paris Barclay--President of the DGA

Steve McQueen--DGA and Oscar® Nominated Director, and Best Picture Winner of 12 Years a Slave

Rob Reiner--Director of The Princess Bride and Actor in Wolf of Wall Street

Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland-- Oscar® Nominated Producers of Wolf of Wall Street

David Heyman-- Oscar® Nominated Producer of Gravity

Alfonso Cuaron--DGA and Oscar® Winner for Best Director Gravity

The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the screen from the perspective of writers, directors, producers, editors, and actors.

UCSB Script to Screen is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, The Carsey-Wolf Center, and The Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting. It is hosted and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.


Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director

Matthew Ryan started his academic career at NYU to run the Cantor Film Center, where he produced a range of events from a screening and Q&A with Martin Scorsese to a media conference with then President Bill Clinton. In 2008, he received a MFA in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University.

Now, he is director of the amazing Pollock Theater.  He pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which is a selective program offering industry-level experience to students interested in event planning and live TV production. The TV shows produced through this program have generated more than 10.6 million views on UCTV. Many of these episodes come from events in his own series, UCSB Script to Screen, including 12 Years a Slave with Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley and American Beauty with Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball.