Script to Screen: Silver Linings Playbook

UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2013 Santa Barbara Film Festival and 2013 WGA Awards to interview the talent from the movie Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

David O. Russell– 2013 Oscar® Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Director for Silver Linings Playbook

Bruce Cohen– 2013 Oscar® Nominee for Best Picture for Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence– 2013 Oscar® Winner for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook

Jacki Weaver– 2013 Oscar® Nominee for Best Supporting Actress for Silver Linings Playbook 


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 & Media Studies, the Carsey-Wolf Center, 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.