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.

Season 5

  American Beauty                                Trumbo                                               Spotlight                                            World of Tomorrow              


 2016: On the Red Carpet                    Jaws

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