Script to Screen: The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 / 2:00 PM (PST)
  • Pollock Theater
  • Screening Format: DCP (100 minutes)
  • With Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer) & Jeremy Dawson (Producer)
  • Director: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) recounts the adventures of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Script to Screen is proud to present Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won the 2015 Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” and won four Academy Awards®. The event began with viewing the movie the way it is supposed to be seen: on the big screen with every seat filled. Post screening, there was a Q&A with the Oscar® Nominated Producer Jeremy Dawson and Oscar® Nominated Production Designer, Adam Stockhausen. The event was moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.


Producer Jeremy Dawson

Jeremy Dawson is a producer and visual effects designer for feature films and documentaries. He started working with Wes Anderson in 2004 as the Visual Effects Supervisor on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He has since produced The Darjeeling Limited (2007), The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) with Anderson.

Jeremy Dawson has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Oscar® for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015.

Production Designer Adam Stockhausen

Adam Stockhausen is a production designer for many feature films. He has been working with Wes Anderson since 2007 when he was the Supervising Art Director on The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Since then, he has done Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) with Anderson. He was also the production designer for 12 Years a Slave (2013).

He was nominated for the Academy Award® for both 12 Years a Slave and The Grand Budapest Hotel and won for Grand Budapest.

Moderator Matthew Ryan

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.

Script to Screen is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Department of Film & Media Studies, and the Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting.

Script to Screen

The 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 airs on the UCTV cable station. The series is hosted by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and co-produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.