Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater


The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Screening format: Blu-Ray (109 minutes)

Director: David Frankel

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Lauren Weisberger (novel)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier

"Hell on heels."

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched.

The UCSB Script to Screen series celebrates the start of its 3rd season with The Devil Wears Prada. We are honored to have a post-screening Q&A with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna.

Following the Q&A, there will be a The Devil Wears Prada themed "cubes of cheese" reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.

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.

The Devil Wears Prada Movie Trailer

The Devil Wears Prada Interviews: Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep


Aline Brosh McKenna, Screenwriter

Aline Brosh McKenna began her career as a screenwriter in 1995, when she moved to Los Angeles and wrote an episode for the television series, All-American Girl (1994). Since then, she has written the screenplay for numerous films, such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 27 Dresses (2008), I Don't Know How She Does It (2011), and Annie (2014). She and Rachel Bloom are co-creators of the hit comedy series Crazy Ex Girlfriend (2015), which has been nominated for several awards.

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®-winner John Ridley and American Beauty with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alan Ball.