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. The Pollock Theater connects artists to our audience of aspiring production students, and Guild & Academy Members. Our Q&As transform into a television show that has garnered over 3.1 million views on the UCTV cable station. We have hosted many esteemed guests, including 9 Oscar® winners and a total of 21 Oscar® nominees. Past guests include screenwriter Eric Heisserer for Arrival, screenwriter Josh Singer for Spotlight, screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave, and writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler for Hidden Figures.
UCSB Script to Screen is on the Red Carpet, attending events such as the Writers & the Directors Guild Awards. The talent we have interviewed includes writer/director Adam McKay for The Big Short, author George R.R. Martin for Game of Thrones, and actress Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.
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.