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 2017



Script to Screen: LA LA LAND


Script to Screen: LA LA LAND


Thursday, May 30, 2017
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


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Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) traverse a decidedly contemporary Los Angeles infused with the spirit of Hollywood's golden age musicals and rendered in the vivid primary colors of Jacques Demy's whimsical mid-sixties work, a feat of alchemy for which guests David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco took home this year's Academy Award for Best Production Design. UCSB Script to Screen hosted Production Designers David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for a post-screening Q&A. The event was be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.



VEEP

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: VEEP

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


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Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. Veep follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.

Please join us for a screening of Season 5, Episode 1 "Morning After" and Season 5, Episode 9 "Kissing Your Sister". The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Actress/Producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Writer/Executive Producer/Director David Mandel and Actor Tony Hale. The event will be moderated by the Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.




THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


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The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. It is an honest, candid, and often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s world. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). Nadine and Krista are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together, until they realize that there is a fine line between best friends and worst enemies.

UCSB Script to Screen will host Director/Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig for a post-screening Q&A. The event will be moderated by the host of Script to Screen, Matt Ryan.



WESTWORLD

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: WESTWORLD

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


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The HBO one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Please join us for a screening of the two pivotal episodes: Season 1, Episode 6 "The Adversary" and Season 1, Episode 7 "Trompe L'Oeil." The screening will be followed by a Q&A with UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus Fred Toye, director of these two episodes. Please note that the post-screening discussion will address the entire season of the show, including the finale.



HIDDEN FIGURES

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: HIDDEN FIGURES

Thursday, January 12, 2017
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


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Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s. They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, changed the course of the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Hidden Figures has earned Golden Globes® Nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Original Score (Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch). The film also received a Writers Guild Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfi).

This UCSB Script to Screen presentation of the film will be followed by a Q&A with writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures, UCSB alumnae '77, and Carsey-Wolf Center Advisory Board member Elizabeth Gabler. The event will be moderated by the executive producer/host of Script to Screen, Matt Ryan.






Arrival

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: ARRIVAL

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

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From the award-winning short story by Ted Chiang, one of today’s most celebrated science fiction writers, comes Arrival, a story about mankind on the verge of a global war. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the world, the military recruits an elite team to investigate, led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams). Louise must learn the aliens’ language in order to communicate with them, and the team must determine whether the aliens have come in peace or are a threat to humanity.



UCSB Script to Screen will host Screenwriter/Executive Producer Eric Heisserer for a post screening Q&A.