Matthew Ryan

Pollock Theater Manager

(805) 893-5872

1102 Pollock Theater
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA


Matthew Ryan earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University in 2008. He has been the Pollock Theater Manager since the theater opened in October 2010. He created and hosts the Script to Screen series, a show dedicated to in-depth screenwriting conversations with prestigious industry guests. Script to Screen has welcomed talent such as writer/director/producer Jordan Peele (Get Out), writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), screenwriters Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and writer/director/producer David Mandel, actor Tony Hale, and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP).

The Script to Screen series is co-produced by UCSB students, giving them industry-level experience in researching & writing Q&A’S, as well as shooting, directing, and editing live multi-camera television productions. This gives students invaluable production experience and credits on a show that has received 4.3 million online views, and premieres on the UCTV cable broadcast network.