UCSB Script to Screen will host Academy Award-winning production designers David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for a post-screening Q&A. The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.
The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the screen from the perspective of writers, directors, producers, editors, and actors.
In La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle, 2016), 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 (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort), a feat of alchemy for which guests David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco took home this year's Academy Award for Best Production Design.