Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00pm - Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

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UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2016 Directors Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards and the Oscar Wilde Awards to interview amazing talent. The talent included many Academy Award® Nominees and Winners, and as a special bonus, the cast and crew from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  Director - Tom McCarthy                 Actor - Jeffrey Tambor                      Actress - Daisy Ridley                       Writer/Director - J.J. Abrams           

Jeffrey Tambor - Actor, Transparent

Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould - Writers/Creators of Better Call Saul (WGA Winners for Best Episodic Drama - Better Call Saul - "Uno")  

Bob Odenkirk - Actor, Better Call Saul

Paris Barclay - DGA President

Adam McKay - Director, The Big Short (WGA Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award® Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, DGA Nominee for Best Feature & Academy Award® Nominee for Best Director)

David Koechner - Actor, Anchorman

Carl Gottlieb - Writer, Jaws & The Jerk

Moira Wallet-Beckett - Creator of Flesh and Bone (WGA Nominee for Best Original Long Form)

Marta Kauffman - Creator of Friends

Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey - Editors, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Academy Award® Nominees for Film Editing)

Neal Scanlan - Special Effects Artist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Academy Award® Nominee for Visual Effects)

Daisy Ridley - Actress, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams  - Writer/Director, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lenny Abrahamson - Director, Room (Academy Award® Nominee for Best Director)

Josh Singer - Writer, Spotlight (WGA Winner for Best Original Screenplay & Academy Award® Winner for Best Original Screenplay)

Tom McCarthy - Director, Spotlight (WGA Winner for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award® Winner for Best Original Screenplay, DGA Nominee for Best Feature & Academy Award® Nominee for Best Director)

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.

Biography

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.