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 3.4 million views on the UCTV cable station.  The series is hosted by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and co-produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.

We have interviewed many esteemed Film & TV artists, including 11 Oscar® winners and 12 Emmy® winners. Past guests include, writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), screenwriter Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty), writer/producer/director David Mandel (VEEP), actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP) and actor Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures).

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.

Season 7


Darkest Hour                                The Shape Of Water


Season 6


All the Way                                           Arrival                                                Hidden Figures                                 2017: On The Red Carpet


Westworld                                          The Edge of Seventeen                     VEEP                                                  La La Land

2017 Comic Con

Season 5


  American Beauty                                Trumbo                                               Spotlight                                            World of Tomorrow              


 2016: On the Red Carpet                    Jaws                                                   Star Wars: The Force Awakens        2016 Comic Con

Season 4


  500 Days of Summer                        The Theory of Everything                 The Grand Budapest Hotel               Whiplash            


 2015 DGA & WGA Awards                 Lost                                                    A Walk Among the Tombstones      The Walking Dead          

Season 3


 The Devil Wears Prada                      Risky Business                                  A Clockwork Orange                         2014 DGA & WGA Awards        


 Nebraska                                            12 Years A Slave                                Footloose                                          The Fault in Our Stars        

Season 2


 Dead Poets Society                           10 Things I Hate About You              Rain Man                                            Silver Linings Playbook 


  Argo                                                    Hard Candy                                        Sleepless in Seattle                           Field of Dreams 

Season 1


  Legally Blonde                                  Tower Heist                                        An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt       Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 


  Secretary                                           Back to the Future