UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2018 Writers Guild Awards and 2018 WGA Beyond Words. The interviews included many Oscar nominees.
Scott Frank – Writer, Logan, WGA/Academy Award Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay
Michael Green – Writer, Logan, WGA/Academy Award Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay
Dee Rees – Writer/Director, Mudbound, WGA/Academy Award Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay
Virgil Williams – Writer, Mudbound, WGA/Academy Award Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay
Bruce Miller – Creator, Handmaid’s Tale, WGA Winner for Best New Series & Best Drama Series
James Ivory – Writer, Call Me by Your Name, WGA Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay
Tracy Poust – Writer, Will & Grace, WGA Winner for Television: Best Episodic Comedy- “Rosario’s Quinceanera”
Jon Kinnally – Writer, Will & Grace, WGA Winner for Television: Best Episodic Comedy- “Rosario’s Quinceanera”
Liz Hannah – Writer, The Post, WGA Winner of The Paul Selvin Award
Josh Singer – Writer, The Post, WGA Winner of The Paul Selvin Award
Kate Purdy – Writer, Bojack Horseman, WGA Winner for Television: Best Animation- “Time’s Arrow”
Marcus Henderson – Actor, Get Out
Betty Gabriel – Actress, Get Out
Steven Rogers – Writer, I, Tonya, WGA Nominee for Best Original Screenplay
Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director
Matthew Ryan is Director of the Pollock Theater where he pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which professionalizes students by developing production skills with hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave and Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball for American Beauty.
Matthew Ryan began his career as a video librarian at the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios. He became Associate Producer for Fox Movietone Newsreels putting together video packages for news stories. As Events Manager at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, he produced a series of film programs that included evenings with Martin Scorsese, Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin. In 2008, he received an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. His primary writing focus is science fiction and comedy.
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. It is hosted and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.