Scene Reading

Matt Ryan (Host), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown), Bob Gale (Screenwriter)

Script to screen testimonial

Fox Executive - "Thanks so much again for making such an amazing experience with John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) come together – I truly believe you guys had a huge part in helping him win that Oscar!"

script to Screen Series

The script takes "Center Stage" as the SCRIPT TO SCREEN series examines the development of the screenplay to the big screen from the perspective of the writers, directors, producers, and actors. The intimate, state of the art, 296 seat Pollock Theater is the perfect place to connect artists with our patron audience, which consists of aspiring production students, Guild & Academy members, and the Santa Barbara community. Past honored guests have included Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Bob Nelson for Nebraska, Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman for Dead Poets Society, actor Malcolm McDowell for A Clockwork Orange, and director Josh Boone with executive producer Isaac Klausner for The Fault in Our Stars.

After screening the artists’ work, the theater transforms into a television studio. In front of live audiences, the Pollock Theater interns produce and direct a multi-camera TV show of interviews with the artists. These shows are live-streamed online for Los Angeles-based Academy/Guild members, and also air on the broadcast cable channel, UCTV. This gives our interns TV production credits that will help them launch their careers upon graduation.

All episodes can be viewed on the UCTV website, or downloaded from the iTunes store by searching "UCTV Script to Screen." Script to Screen episodes have just reached 1.22 million online views.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, The Carsey-Wolf Center and UCSB Alum, Writer/Director Scott Frank. It is hosted and produced by Matt Ryan, the Pollock Theater Director and a Department of Film and Media Studies lecturer, and co-produced by Joe Palladino, the Department of Film and Media Studies Undergraduate adviser.


Script to Screen Featured Videos


12 Years A Slave with Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley




The Theory of Everything with screenwriter Anthony McCarten and producer Lisa Bruce




The Fault in Our Stars with director Josh Boone & executive producer Isaac Klausner




   A Clockwork Orange with actor Malcolm McDowell




500 Days of Summer  with screenwriter Scott Neustadter



2014 DGA & WGA Awards with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, Oscar-nominated director Steve McQueen, director Rob Reiner, actor Henry Winkler, and many others



To See our full collection of episodes,

Check out our UCTV Webpage