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 2.7 million views on the UCTV cable station. We have hosted many esteemed guests, including seven Oscar® winners and a total of 17 Oscar® nominees. Past guests include screenwriter Josh Singer for Spotlight, screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave, and screenwriter Bob Gale with actor Christopher Lloyd for Back to the Future.
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 UCSB Alum writer/director Scott Frank. It is hosted and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and co-produced by Pollock Theater student staff.