Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

She's the Man (2006)

Screening format: TBA (105 Minutes)

Director: Andy Fickman

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, and Ewan Leslie

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum

Admission: students / $5, community / $7

Tickets will be released on-line Thursday, January 18th at 11 AM.

She’s the Man resets William Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedy Twelfth Night in a contemporary boarding school. Teenage Viola (Amanda Bynes) takes her brother Sebastian’s place on his school’s boys soccer team while he runs off to London with his band, and romantic complications ensue when she meets her new roommate and team captain, Duke (Channing Tatum). 

This UCSB Script to Screen and Shakespeare on Film presentation of She's the Man will be followed by a Q&A with screenwriters Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde & 10 Things I Hate About You)The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan. There will be a post Q&A reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.

Script to Screen: She's the Man is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center's series Shakespeare on Film. From the earliest days of cinema, screenwriters, directors, producers, and actors have taken up the challenge of translating Shakespeare’s plays to the screen. The Carsey-Wolf Center's Shakespeare on Film series will address the ongoing romance between Shakespeare and film through screenings of classic adaptations by Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles as well as more contemporary films that position Shakespeare in global contexts.


Screenwriters Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith 

Karen McCullah & Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith are one of the most prolific and successful female writing teams in Hollywood. They have written nearly forty screenplays together. Karen and Kiwi got their start as screenwriters in 1997 by selling 10 Things I Hate About You as a spec screenplay. They went on to write the hit comedy Legally Blonde, which was nominated for two Golden Globes, won multiple MTV Movie Awards and spawned a hit Broadway musical. Their other credits include She’s the Man, The House Bunny, and The Ugly Truth. Recent projects include Sister Act 3 for Disney and The Expendabelles for Lionsgate.

In addition to their work as a writing team, they are both novelists. Their novels include Karen’s bestselling The Bachlorette Party, as well as Kiwi’sTrinketsThe Geography of Girlhood, and the upcoming graphic novel Misfit City.  

Moderator Matt Ryan

Matthew Ryan is Director of the Pollock Theater, where he pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which offers students the opportunity to develop professional production skills through hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley fo12 Years a Slave, and Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball for American Beauty.