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 2013






When his parents go out of town, an upper-middle class high-school senior (Tom Cruise) meets up with a prostitute on the run from her pimp. She moves in with him, they fall in love, and she helps him turn his house into a brothel.

Roger Ebert called Risky Business "One of the smartest, funniest, most perceptive satires in a long time that not only invites comparison with ‘The Graduate,' it earns it."

Please join us in screening Risky Business for the first time in Santa Barbara in nearly 30 years. We are honored to have the Writer/Director Paul Brickman join us for a post screening Q&A.



Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Students: $5.00
Community: $10.00







A naive young woman (Anne Hathaway) comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly (Oscar-nominated Meryl Streep).

We are excited to have the voice behind "The Devil," screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna join us for a post-screening Q&A.




Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Students: $5.00
Community: $10.00








Tickets: $5 General Admission Ray (Kevin Costner) plays an Iowa corn farmer who hears voices and interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his field. Once he does, the 1919 Chicago Black Sox team comes back to life.

Field of Dreams has become a modern classic. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

We are honored to have the Writer/Director Phil Alden Robinson join us for a post screening Q&A to dissect this classic film.




Saturday, May 4, 2013
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB









Please join us for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Jeff Arch.


Thursday, April 11, 2013
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB










Fourteen-year-old Hayley (Ellen Page) flirts with 30-year-old Geoff in an online chatroom.  They agree to meet...and things go very, very wrong....

Brian Nelson's script of this psychological/thriller catapulted Ellen Page into a Hollywood career.  The finely-crafted drama explores themes of dynamic power shifts and moral ambiguity. Nelson pens scenes of physical and psychological oppression that can make audiences question where their
sympathies lie.


Please join us for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Brian Nelson and producer Richard Hutton, as they dissect the details filming this terrifying script.


Thursday,February 28, 2013
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB









Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross-country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman in his Oscar winning role) who's spent most of his life in an institution. The packed house loved the film and the Q&A with the insightful, charming and funny Oscar Winning Screenwriter Barry Morrow. The Script to Screen Series is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies and the Carsey-Wolf Center. The Rain Man event was co-sponsored by the UC Santa Barbara Library as part of the UCSB Reads program.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB