UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, was invited to the 2020 Writers Guild Awards and 2020 WGA Beyond Words.
Rian Johnson – Writer/Director, Knives Out, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Original Screenplay (Starts at 00:16)
Katie Silberman – Screenwriter, Booksmart, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Original Screenplay (Starts at 02:58)
Lila Byock – Screenwriter, Watchmen, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Drama Series, Winner for Best New Series (Starts at 06:31)
Damon Lindelhof – Screenwriter, Watchmen, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Drama Series, Winner for Best New Series (Starts at 07:45)
Elijiah Aron – Screenwriter, Bojack Horseman,“A Horse Walks Into Rehab,” 2020 WGA Nominee for Animation (Starts at 8:33)
Kelly Hutchinson – Screenwriter, Dead to Me, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best New Series (Starts at 9:55)
John Herrera– Screenwriter, The Handmaid’s Tail, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Drama Series (Starts at 10:43)
Colin J. Louro – Screenwriter, Mindhunter, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Drama Series (Starts at 11:33)
Max Borenstein– Screenwriter, The Terror: Infamy, 2020 WGA Nominee for Best Original Long Form (Starts at 13:08)
Eboni Freeman – Screenwriter, This is Us, “Our Little Island Girl,” 2020 WGA Nominee for Episodic Drama (Starts at 15:04)
Craig Mazin – Screenwriter, Chernobyl, 2020 WGA Winner for Best Original Longform (Starts at 15:58)
Alec Berg – Screenwriter, Barry, 2020 WGA Winner for Best Comedy Series (Starts at 17:06)
Charles Randolph – Screenwriter, Bombshell, 2020 WGA Paul Selvin Award Recipient (Starts at 18:22)
Han Jin Won – Screenwriter, Parasite, 2020 WGA Winner for Best Original Screenplay (Starts at 20:58)
Matthew Ryan, Host
Matthew Ryan has been the Pollock Theater Director since the theater opened in October 2010. He created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests 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).
Ryan oversees the Pollock Theater Internship, which offers industry-level experience in live multi-camera television production and event planning. TV shows produced by students through this program have generated 15.1 million online views on the UCTV broadcast cable station.
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.