The Script to Screen series examines screenwriting and how the screenplay is translated into film. In the series, guest writers reveal their creative storytelling process, actors discuss how they breathe life into the scripted characters, and directors explore the transformation of a script into a visual story for the screen.

Script to Screen 2015


Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

UCSB Script to Screen will host director Jay Roach (Austin Powers trilogy) and screenwriter John McNamara for a post-screening Q&A. This series is hosted by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and sponsored by The Carsey-Wolf Center, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and UCSB Alum writer/director Scott Frank.


Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), formerly part of the NYPD, now works as an unlicensed private detective. His latest client is a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens) whose wife was kidnapped and brutally murdered, and as Scudder delves deeper, he finds that the crime's sequence is the modus operandi of the perpetrators. Before they can strike again and destroy other lives, Scudder races through the back streets of New York to catch the killers, blurring the lines between lawful and criminal, as he goes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Academy Award® nominated, Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus, Writer/Director Scott Frank and a post-screening reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.

The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the big screen from the perspective of the writers, directors, producers, and actors. 

Script to Screen is sponsored by The Carsey-Wolf Center, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and UCSB Alum Writer/Director Scott Frank. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

SCRIPT TO SCREEN was proud to present Whiplash, which won three Academy Awards; Best Sound Mixing, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing. It was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

We were joined for a post-screening Q&A with writer/director Damien Chazelle (Oscar Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and WGA Nominee for Best Original Screenplay)

SCRIPT TO SCREEN is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, The Carsey-Wolf Center and UCSB Alum, Writer/Director Scott Frank. It is hosted and produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and co-produced by Joe Palladino.