Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
Comic Con

UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2017 Comic Con Convention. We got amazing interviews from today's top talent. 


The Orville

Adrianne Palicki – (Actress)

Seth MacFarlane – (Creator/Executive Producer/Actor)

Penny Johnson Jerald – (Actress)

Halston Sage – (Actress)

Peter Macon – (Actor)

Chad L. Coleman – (Actor)

Mark Jackson – (Actor)


Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) – (Actress)


The Wolfman and Game of Thrones

Derek Spears – (Visual Effects)


Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones

Matthew Jensen – (Director of Photography)



Sarah Wayne Callies – (Actress)



Josh Holloway – (Actor)


Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender – (Director)


The Tick

Peter Serafinowicz – (Actor)

Griffin Newman – (Actor)

Yara Martinez – (Actress)

Valorie Curry – (Actress)

Jackie Earle Haley – (Actress)

David Fury – (Executive Producer/Writer)

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.

Host -  Matthew Ryan                                                                                                                                                                              

Matther Ryan, Pollock Theater Director, pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which helps students to develop professional production skills through hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has hosted exciting events like a discussion of 12 Years a Slave  with Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, a discussion of American Beauty with Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, a discussion of Hidden Figures with writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler and VEEP with writer/executive producer David Mandel, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and actor Tony Hale.

Matthew Ryan began his career as a video librarian at the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios. As Events Manager at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, he produced a series of film programs that included evenings with Martin Scorsese, Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin. In 2008, he received an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. His primary writing interests are science fiction and comedy.